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Sleepy-Time Tom (1951)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Short | 26 May 1951 (USA)
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)
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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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Schlaf, Tommy, schlaf  »

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Followed by Pup on a Picnic (1955) See more »

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A-Hunting We Will Go
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Tom Pays For His Late-Night Revelry
1 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

"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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