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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Don't Come Around Here No More (1985)

Tom Petty plays the Mad Hatter in this Alice in Wonderland inspired video for his song "Don't Come Around Here No More"


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Credited cast:
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ... Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louise Foley Louise Foley ... Alice
Tom Petty ... Mad Hatter
David A. Stewart ... Caterpillar


The music video is themed around Alice in Wonderland and was directed by Jeff Stein. Dave Stewart appears as the caterpillar at the beginning, sitting on a mushroom with a hookah water pipe while playing a sitar. Petty appears in the video dressed as The Mad Hatter, and actress Louise "Wish" Foley played Alice. At the climax of the video, Alice is turned into a cake and is eaten by Petty and even friends of her own. The video ends with her being swallowed whole by Petty, after which he gives a small burp and pats his mouth dry. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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March 1985 (USA) See more »

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The original inspiration was a romantic encounter that producer David A. Stewart of Eurythmics had with Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. See more »


Don't Come Around Here No More
Written by Tom Petty and David A. Stewart
Performed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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Sink or swim or be eaten like a birthday cake!
26 September 2019 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

This music video from the 1985 hit of the now late Tom Petty "Don't Come Around Here No More" is one that's excellent and well done it tells the message of to stay away as things and the relationship is over and done! Also the video is a parody of the classic children's tale "Alice in Wonderland" and it shows Tom portraying the Mad Hatter and it's like Alice is on the run! As it shows her swimming and sinking in a cup of tea and at the end she's carved and cut into and eaten like a piece of cake. Well done video that's bold that goes along with the message of the song!

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