Slicked-up Pup

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Slicked-up Pup
Tom and Jerry series
Slicked-Up Pup Title.JPG
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Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Produced by Fred Quimby
Story by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Voices by Jerry Mann
Music by Scott Bradley
Animation by Ed Barge
Kenneth Muse
Irven Spence
Ray Patterson
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) September 8, 1951
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6:19
Language English
Preceded by His Mouse Friday
Followed by Nit-Witty Kitty

Slicked-up Pup is a 1951 American one-reel animated cartoon and is the 60th Tom and Jerry cartoon directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby. The cartoon was scored by Scott Bradley and animated by Ed Barge, Kenneth Muse, Irven Spence and Ray Patterson.[1] It features the second appearance of both Spike and Tyke together. The episode is also similar to an older episode Mouse Cleaning only this time Jerry tries to get Tyke dirty rather than the house and Tom tries to avoid getting into trouble with Spike instead of Mammy-Two Shoes.


Spike (voiced by Jerry Mann,[2] who later did voices for Hanna and Barbera on The Flintstones, and later Daws Butler) gives his son Tyke a bath and Tyke is all nice and clean. After Spike leaves his son on the porch he goes off to get some meat for himself and his son. Before he could do this though Tom who is typically after Jerry accidentally causes Tyke to fall into a muddy puddle. Spike of course is cross and demands that Tom clean Tyke. Tom does so and returns in a few seconds. Spike threatens Tom if Tyke gets dirty again by the time he returns he will tear him "limb from limb".

Having being blackmailed Tom in a huff sits on a loose plank and dives onto a muddy puddle to stop Tyke getting dirty. After cleaning him he accidentally puts sweat on him, which causes Tom to again clean him. Jerry laughs at this and Tom gives chase. They stop for a game of Tic Tac Toe with Tom the victor. Seeing the mess he made on Tyke he rubs off the pencil marks. Jerry then throws a tomato at Tom but Tom ducks, but discovering it'll hit the pup Tom gets hit after all. Next Jerry threatens to pour ink on Tyke and Tom pretends to surrender. He goes around the back and takes the ink bottle, and tosses it away. The bottle though lands in the gutter before going down the pipe and finally opens causing ink to spill out all over Tyke. Seeing this a panic stricken Tom tries to clean him up by painting him grey and white. Jerry though swaps the paint for different colors causing Tyke to look like a rainbow. Tom seeing this tries to wash the paint off with a hose, but it is Jerry who attaches the hose to a barrel of tar. As a result Tyke is covered in tar. Seeing Spike Tom frantically disguises Tyke as a chicken with pillow feathers, peg and red glove. Spike is fooled that Tyke is a "chicken" (despite Tyke yelping). Tyke bites Tom in the tail and the cat yells in pain.

Tom then tries to wash Tyke in the washing machine but is caught red-pawed by Spike. Discovering what had happened to Tyke, an angry Spike pours the box of soap flakes onto Tom's head and places a bar of soap in his mouth before he shoves him into the washing machine to keep him out of trouble. Tom now has to end up taking a shower around the soapy water inside washing machine as Spike looks on with Tyke. Both of them are now joined by Jerry, who waves to the cat as this cartoon closes.




  1. ^ Library of Congress. Copyright Office (1951). Catalog of copyright entries. U.S. Govt. Print. Off. p. 118. 
  2. ^ Daily Variety, August 16, 1949.

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