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Sleepy-Time Tom (1951)

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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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Tom pretends to have a cold in order to trick Mammy into letting him stay inside for the night. Jerry tricks Tom by making him think he really is sick - with the measles.

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Stars: Frank Graham
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Tom invites Toots to an elegant dinner. However, he's made the mistake of trying to put Jerry to work, as a serving boy, a corkscrew, and other tasks. Jerry puts up with a little of this, ... See full summary »

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Stars: William Hanna, Lillian Randolph
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Jerry crashes a vase onto Tom's head, which gets Mammy to throw Tom out. Jerry revels in his freedom, among other things turning Tom's picture into a Hitler caricature then spitting on it. ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Stars: William Hanna, Lillian Randolph
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Stars: Lillian Randolph
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Stars: Lillian Randolph
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When Tom's harassment gets out of hand, Jerry writes to his Cousin Muscles, a tough inner city mouse, and asks for his help.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Stars: Paul Frees
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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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Tom har varit på vift  »

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Same visually, but different voice for Mammy Two Shoes nowadays
5 September 2003 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This is one of the cartoons with Mammy Two Shoes, the character who is never seen above the waist and who is a foil for Tom and/or Jerry in several shorts. The character became controversial for stereotypical appearance, speech and behavior and were rarely seen for quite a while. The voice has since been re-dubbed to eliminate the perceived insensitivity. Other than the minor fact that the shorts have been altered from their original form, the cartoons are not harmed by this and have been shown more often of late. This is a hilarious short where Mammy plays a small but vital role in the proceedings. The change is not materially significant to enjoying the cartoon, as the dialogue is not terribly different, just the pronunciation and speech patterns. Well worth tracking down and most recommended.


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