Saturday Evening Puss
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|Saturday Evening Puss|
|Tom and Jerry series|
Title card of 1957 reissue
|Produced by||Fred Quimby|
|Music by||Scott Bradley|
|Preceded by||Little Quacker|
|Followed by||Texas Tom|
Saturday Evening Puss is a 1950 one-reel animated cartoon and is the 48th Tom and Jerry short directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera who created the cat and mouse duo ten years earlier. The cartoon was produced by Fred Quimby, scored by Scott Bradley and animated by Ed Barge, Kenneth Muse, Irven Spence and Ray Patterson. It is notable for being the only cartoon in the entire series to feature Mammy's face on-screen, though only for a split second.
Mammy leaves for her Saturday night bridge club. Tom then rushes to the window and signals to his three alley cat friends, Butch, Topsy, and Lightning that it's "ok for the party". They arrive and play loud jazz music. The noise disturbs Jerry, who is trying to go to sleep. He complains to Tom, who ignores him. Jerry tries to disrupt the party by tearing the needle off the phonograph, shutting Topsy in a drawer and slamming the piano lid shut on Butch's hands. The cats chase Jerry back into his mouse hole and resume their party.
Jerry soon emerges again and the cats chase him. Tom eventually catches him and ties him up with windowsill string. Nevertheless, Jerry has had enough, so he is able to reach the telephone and calls Mammy, telling her about the party. Mammy races back home (during which scene her face is briefly shown for the one and only time) and confronts the cats. Tom tries to run but Mammy grabs him by the tail and unleashes her wrath, throwing all four cats out the front door. At home, Mammy badmouths the cats for ruining her entire evening. To Jerry's dismay, she then decides to relax by playing the same jazz recording that the cats were playing, leaving him no better off than before.
- Lillian Randolph as Mammy Two Shoes (1950 original version, uncredited)
- June Foray as White Teenage Girl (1966 re-animated version, originated from the 1966 Chuck Jones cartoon short, uncredited)
- Thea Vidale as Mammy Two Shoes (1991 redubbed version, uncredited)
- William Hanna as Jerry and Tom and his friends' screams (uncredited)
- For 1960s TV airings, Mammy Two Shoes was redrawn as a white teenage girl (animation of the character recycled from the 1966 Chuck Jones cartoon short), and her night out at the Lucky Seven Bridge Club was redone as a night out dancing with her boyfriend (animation also recycled from the same 1966 Chuck Jones cartoon short). Her voice was provided by well-known voice actress June Foray. For reasons unknown, Jerry's voice when he complains to Tom about the noise is muted out. This changed version is found on The Art Of Tom & Jerry laserdisc release and The Very Best of Tom & Jerry VHS release both by MGM/UA Home Video in the 1990s.