Triplet Trouble

Triplet Trouble
Tom and Jerry series
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Produced by Fred Quimby
Story by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Voices by Lillian Randolph (uncredited)
Music by Scott Bradley
Animation by Ray Patterson
Ed Barge
Kenneth Muse
Irven Spence
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s)
  • April 19, 1952 (1952-04-19)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7:09
Language English
Preceded by Smitten Kitten
Followed by Little Runaway

Triplet Trouble is a 1952 one-reel animated cartoon and is the 67th Tom and Jerry short directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby. It was animated by the usual team of Ray Patterson, Ed Barge, Kenneth Muse and Irven Spence, and the music was scored by Scott Bradley.


Tom hits Jerry with a racket, with Jerry tied to it, until Mammy Two Shoes arrives, at which point Tom hides Jerry in a drawer. Mammy has adopted "three little fluffy kittens", a brown kitten named Fluff, a black kitten named Muff, and an orange kitten named Puff. Mammy asks Tom to look after them while she is out, but when Tom turns his back, Puff and Muff place a match and dynamite into him and light them, while Fluff hits Tom with a slingshot. After the trio trick Mammy, Mammy berates Tom and threatens she will "pulverize" him if he does not take good care of the trio.

Tom attempts to harm the kittens, but Muff and Fluff pretend to nuzzle against Tom, making Tom feel guilty. The duo then quickly put Tom on roller skates and Puff slams a door against Tom. Jerry then pokes out of the drawer as Tom chases the trio. The cats hide in a green suit and Tom continues to pull them out until Puff makes Tom grab his tail and Tom flips over onto his head. Jerry starts laughing, and directs the three kittens to Tom, but they surround him instead. Jerry flees, but the trio follow him inside a drawer and Muff grabs Jerry's tail, throwing Jerry onto a grate as the drawer flattens him, leaving Jerry as a waffle.

Jerry tries to run through his hole, but Puff blocks it with a glass pane. Fluff then catches Jerry in a grinder, which shapes Jerry into a hot dog, and Muff stuffs Jerry into a sandwich. Puff covers it in mustard, but Jerry escapes through a window. Tom laughs at the kittens, but Fluff fires an umbrella into Tom's mouth, shaping Tom's head into an umbrella. Tom chases the trio, but they slam him against the ceiling. Tom then accepts handshakes from Fluff and Puff, but Muff tricks Tom into grabbing a window curtain, making Tom fly out of the house. Tom and Jerry then team up to exact revenge on the kittens.

Tom harnesses a serving cart, loaded with three pies and a watermelon, while Jerry lures the kittens by drinking from their milk bowl and spitting it into their faces. Annoyed, the kittens chase Jerry, but Tom cuts the cart string and he and Jerry chase the kittens through the house. The kittens hide behind the sofa, but Jerry whistles and the trio get pies hurled at them. Tom then flies out of the window and turns around to enter through the other side, tricking the kittens, whom chase Jerry, but Tom returns in time and throws the watermelon at them, and Fluff swallows it. Tom then scoops up the kittens in the cart and drops them onto a clothesline, and Jerry hits each of them on the bottom with a carpet beater. Tom then got off the cart with some sheets of paper, a scissors and string to cut out angel wings, ties up each pair of angel wings he cut out with the string and puts them onto each kitten. Mammy returns with a bottle of cream for the kittens, describing them as "three little angels", only to witness each of them being whacked on the bottom and having a pair of paper angel wings put on each of them and tied up.


Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection Vol. 2, Disc Two

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