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It's Independence Day, and Jerry's little nephew, Nibbles, wants to celebrate with fireworks, while Jerry reminds him to "keep it safe and sane." Initially, this backfires against Jerry, as his attempts to dispose of the firecrackers Nibbles lights explode in his face, but ultimately, Nibbles saves Jerry from Tom with the usual cartoon uses of black powder.Written by
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"Nibbles" is back in this 1950 Tom and Jerry. He's the little orphan that was dropped off at the door several years back and has appeared in a few episodes, usually stories about the little gray mouse's appetite. This one has nothing to do with food or drink, but fireworks. It appears it was going to be a good moral story for little kids, warning them about the dangers of fireworks. Instead, it turns out the opposite. This is NOT a good message but it IS a funny cartoon!
Jerry looks at the calendar one morning and sees it is July 4, points that out to Nibbles who then goes and gets a big box overflowing with fireworks. Jerry is not happy, puts the 'works back in the closet and points out what it says on the bottom of the calendar: "make it safe and sane."
Anyway, Nibbles is not happy as most kids wouldn't be with Jerry putting away the goodies. He wants to see some explosions, not some stupid hats-and-horns New Year's Eve-type stuff Jerry is doing. Funny things happen after that, beginning with Jerry discovering an entire arsenal of fireworks hidden in Nibbles' diaper! The little guy is always producing a firecracker no matter what his elder is doing. Finally, he gets banished to his room.
When Jerry goes to sleep in the hammock outside, Tom starts fireworks of his own. From there, it's predictable - but funny in spots - that Nibbles and his arsenal comes in handy and the little mice get a bang out of what happens to Tom in the second half of the story.
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