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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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26 May 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Schlaf, Tommy, schlaf  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Followed by Switchin' Kitten (1961) See more »

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Sleepy Head
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Music by Walter Donaldson
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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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