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.
Tom steals an egg from a mother's nest, cracks it over a frying pan and then discovers he can have roast duck. But the uncooperative hatchling runs away from the cat and into a mouse hole, where he finds an able protector in Jerry.
Tom, complete with mortarboard, is teaching a kitten the basics: "cats chase mice." But Jerry keeps subverting this lesson at every opportunity, adding his own phrases, like "cats and mice ... See full summary »
Spike has just washed his pup. Tom and Jerry's chase knocks him into a mud puddle. Spike makes Tom clean him up again and promise to keep him clean which of course is Jerry's opening to get Tom in trouble.
Tom is duck hunting, and he wings a little duckling that can't quite keep up with the flock. Jerry gets to the fallen duck before Tom, bandages his wing, and shelters him from Tom as he ... See full summary »
The kiddie radio host, Uncle Dudley, reminds his listeners that it is "Be Kind to Animals" week. Tom resolves to be kind to his mouse-nemesis, Jerry, but the cat changes his mind after sneaking a look at Jerry's diary.
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
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"Good Night, Ladies" sing the drunken cats in the middle of the night, returning home from an evening of revelry. Tom is more-than-ready to hit the sack. Unfortunately for him, the headless maid (we never her face or hear her name but she's referred to on IMDb as "Mammy") spots him and gets yelled at, big-time because "the mouse in the refrigerator" is taking the food and it's the cat's responsibility, "not mine," to take care of that situation.
By the way, the cartoons the other review mentioned, the one where Mammy's voice and grammar he said are altered, I don't believe are on this cartoon, which was part of the Spotlight Collection on DVD. She sounds "black" and the grammar isn't the best, so I am presuming I saw the cartoon as it was originally presented. That's why Whoopi Goldberg comes on with a disclaimer at the beginning of this DVD collection.
Half-asleep Tom makes it to the kitchen and would much rather go to sleep than worry about Jerry.
This one-gag cartoon (which many of them are) is Tom just about to clobber Jerry, the mouse giving him a pillow to fall asleep on, and then maid yelling at the cat, starting the whole process over again. This episode was slightly below par but not bad, either.
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