Quiet Please! is a 1945 American one-reel animated cartoon and is the 22nd Tom and Jerry short, which won the 1945 Academy Award for Best Short Subject: Cartoons, making it the third consecutive win for the series. It was produced by Fred Quimby and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, with music by Scott Bradley. The cartoon was animated by Kenneth Muse, Ray Patterson, Irven Spence, and Ed Barge.
The cartoon is notable for featuring a speaking Tom, a rarity in the original series. In this film, Tom sings Brahms' Lullaby while he puts Spike to sleep, and later says to Jerry, "One custard pie?! Let me have it!"
- [Before Tom could catch up to Jerry, Spike grabs Tom and fed up with him]
- Spike: [to Tom] Listen pussycat, I'm trying to take a nap, a little beauty rest, see?! And you're driving me nuts! I'm a nervous wreck, look.
- [He pulls tongue out over and over again, then he turns back to Tom]
- Spike: Please chum, take it easy, lay off the noise, huh? 'Cause if I hear one more sound, I'm gonna skin you alive, GET IT?!?! [Jerry nods happily] NOW SCRAM!
- Tom: [reading under his breath] "To Tom: My favorite cat I leave my sole earthly posession..." [out loud] One custard pie?! Let me have it!
- [Jerry lets him have it all right – right in the face]