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Sleepy-Time Tom (1951)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Short  |  26 May 1951 (USA)
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Tom is desperate for sleep after a night of revelry with his friends, but Mammy Two-Shoes demands that he stay awake to keep the mouse out of the refrigerator. Jerry, being a clever mouse, sees his opportunity to get rid of the cat.

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One of Tom's Drunken Friends (voice) (uncredited)
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Mammy Two-Shoes (voice) (uncredited)
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Tom has been out late carousing with his chums. When he gets home, a slimmed-down Mammy won't take any excuses, and insists he stay awake; Jerry, overhearing, thus tries a number of schemes to get Tom to sleep. Not that he has to push hard; Tom tries drinking a giant pot of coffee, then keeping his eyes open with toothpicks and tape, and finally gives up and paints eyes on his lids. This fools Mammy, but not Jerry, who erects a series of Burma-Shave style signs leading Tom into the nice comfy bed, where Mammy discovers him and tosses him out just as his pals happen by for another night on the town. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Followed by The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit (1962) See more »

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Sleepy Head
Music by Walter Donaldson
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Tom desperately wants a cat-nap.
1 November 2014 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Tom returns home late from a drunken night out with his pals, falling asleep whilst crawling in through the window. Mammy Two Shoes find him still there the next morning and threatens to throw the lazy cat out if he doesn't do his job and get rid of pesky mouse Jerry. On hearing this, Jerry does his utmost to ensure that Tom is caught napping again.

Sleepy-Time Tom's plot features the same wearisome location as many an earlier T&J caper—Mammy Two Shoes home—but avoids delivering too many yawns thanks to plenty of laughs. Sure, the cartoon is essentially a one-note joke, Tom repeatedly falling asleep just as he is about to nab Jerry, but that joke is a good 'un and offers quite a bit of mileage. My favourite gags involve Tom painting pupils onto his eyelids and trying to prop them open with toothpicks.

6.5/10, rounded up to 7 for IMDb.


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