Mammy Two Shoes (also known as Mammy, Mammy Two-Shoes, Mrs. Two Shoes in Tom and Jerry Tales or Dinah in the 1940 Tom and Jerry comics) is a recurring character in MGM's Tom and Jerry cartoons. She is a heavy-set, middle-aged African-American woman who often has to deal with the mayhem generated by the lead characters, but whether she is the homeowner or merely the housekeeper is never really made clear.
She was famous for never showing her head and face (although it is briefly visible in Saturday Evening Puss and Part-Time Pal). Mammy's appearances have often been edited out, dubbed, or re-animated as a slim white woman in later television showings since her character is a mammy archetype now often regarded as racist. It was later revealed that her character was greatly inspired by Oscar-winning African-American actress and singer Hattie McDaniel, best known for playing "Mammy" in MGM and David O. Selznick's 1939 film.
A character very similar to Mammy Two Shoes had earlier been portrayed in the Disney Silly Symphonies shorts Three Orphan Kittens and More Kittens and the Pluto short Pantry Pirate Figaro short Figaro and Cleo. A similar character Petunia the Mammy, shows her face, which (of course) resembles blackface in the Little Audrey cartoon series.
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