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Mouse Cleaning (1948)

Mammy Two-Shoes threatens to throw Tom out of the house if he makes a mess. Jerry sees an opportunity to rid himself of his feline nemesis.
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Lillian Randolph ... Mammy Two-Shoes (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Mammy has just finished cleaning the whole house. Tom, meanwhile, has just chased Jerry through a mud puddle and into the house. Mammy stops him and makes him clean up the mess. She goes out shopping, and threatens Tom that if there's any mess when she gets back, he's out. Jerry hears this, and you know where it's going from there. First, a few scatterings of ashes from the ashtray. Tom throws a tomato, which hits the wall; as he's cleaning, Jerry empties a fountain pen into the water bucket. He then aims it at Tom, but it's empty; Tom fires the pen at the curtains, but for him, it works. A lightning wash-and-iron session, and the drapes are fine again. Now, some acrobatics from Jerry: he juggles lots of eggs, then throws them; Tom catches and juggles them himself, but Jerry has also started spinning a pie plate on a fork. Tom manages to take that over, too, but then Jerry pulls the rug out (literally). Tom catches the eggs in a carton, but the pie hits him. An exhausted Tom falls ... Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Musegriseri See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Kenneth Muse did the animation in the sequence where Tom juggles eggs and an ink pad, according to animator Mark Kausler. Ed Barge animated the old horse and the coal, while the final sequences were done by Ray Patterson and Irv Spence. See more »

Goofs

When Tom enters the house tracking mud, he leaves a muddy paw print on Mammy's apron, but not on the mop and bucket he had touched earlier. See more »

Alternate Versions

Most prints of this cartoon (including Cartoon Network) edit the ending in which Tom comes out of the coal pile in blackface. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R. (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz, Op. 64, No. 1 in D flat major
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aka "Minute Waltz"
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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A Classic Tom & Jerry
31 March 2000 | by looneythadSee all my reviews

Tom Cat is warned by his master: "If I find one dirty spot here in this house, we're going to be minus one cat around here." Jerry Mouse makes a mess to clean up and finally, the mouse fills up the house with coal.


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