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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Light-Brown Cat (voice) (uncredited)
Lillian Randolph ...
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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26 May 1951 (USA)  »

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Schlaf, Tommy, schlaf  »

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Basically a one-joke concept, but a hilarious cartoon anyway
27 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I did see this once before on television but couldn't remember the name of it. Seeing it again, I now know what the cartoon was, and I can also say I loved Sleepy-Time Tom. It is a one-joke concept but it was a hilarious one anyway. The animation is simple but still very, very good, colourful and lively, and the music is wonderful. The visual gags and the minimal dialogue add to the hilarity, and while Mammy Two-Shoes's voice has visibly changed, the character is still effective. The story is simple, but well done, and the few voice-actors involved all do a stellar job. Jerry is still sweet and dastardly, and I kind of felt sorry for Tom, all he wanted to do was sleep(that's what happens if you stay out too late celebrating). Overall, I loved it, it just proves that a one-joke concept CAN work. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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