Tom has amnesia and believes he's a mouse. Jerry, finding him more obnoxious as a fellow rodent than as a cat, seeks to cure him with a blow to the head.
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Mammy Two-Shoes (voice) (uncredited)
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Tom's chasing Jerry around Mammy the maid, when she accidentally clobbers Tom with her broom. This makes Tom think he's a mouse, including crowding into Jerry's hole and eating cheese. Neither Jerry nor Mammy are happy about Tom's amnesia. Jerry tries to hit Tom again to change him back, but seems to have lost his aim (even a piano misses). A bowling ball does catapult Tom into the ceiling and change him back, but then on the rebound, he gets hit again and changes into a mouse again. Finally, a Rube Goldberg sequence triggered by Jerry's carelessly tossed bit of cheese drops an ironing board on Tom's head. Success! Except that Mammy, who's reached the same conclusion as Jerry, happens along with a baseball bat and changes Tom back into a mouse. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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1 September 1951 (USA)  »

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Tom, nicht Maus und nicht Kater  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The only time Jerry Mouse speaks English, saying "Yahoo!" after he got rid of Tom's amnesia, thinking he was a mouse, and back to being a cat (and just before Mammy Two-Shoes hit Tom, getting the amnesia right back, immediately). See more »

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Jerry Mouse: Yahoo!
[spoken by Jerry Mouse, just after his plan kmocked Tom out of amnesia, thinking he was a mouse and left Jerry's mousehole and only time Jerry Mouse spoke a real English word, other than ouch, a gasp, a scream or a shriek or any other noisy sound]
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Follows Mouse Trouble (1944) See more »

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Love That Pup
Written by Scott Bradley
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The cartoon that proves brain damage can be funny!
1 November 2014 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Mammy Two Shoes clocks Tom on the head with her broom, scrambling his brain, making him think that he is a mouse.

A very silly but also very amusing short, Nit-Witty Kitty sees the usually cunning cat believing that he is a huge rodent: he becomes buck-toothed, squeaks, and hops around the house in the search for cheese. He also crams himself into Jerry's mouse hole (ooeerr!), which makes the mouse extremely fed up, especially when Tom breaks his bed. Reading up on the subject, Jerry discovers that another bang on the bonce might set Tom straight and reaches for his baseball bat. Unfortunately, Mammy also has the same idea…

What follows is a series of attempts by Jerry to knock some sense into Tom using such items as a baseball bat, a flat iron, and a bowling ball, but to no avail; the one time he is successful at reverting Tom to his feline ways, Mammy enters and bashes Tom back into his mouse persona. It's all very daft, but also very funny.


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