Tom and Jerry

animated film series

Tom and Jerry is a series of animated short films about the antagonism between a cat and mouse, told in silent slapstick.

Hanna-Barbera era (1940–1958) edit

Puss Gets the Boot (1940) edit

Mammy-Two-Shoes: Jasper?! Jasper! Mmm-mm! That no good cat! Just a minute, you good-for-nothing cheap fur coat! Now would you just look, just look at that mess you've made! Now, understand this, Jasper, if you breaks one more thing, you're going out! O-W-T, out! That's clear, ain't it? One more breaking, and you're going out. Now get out of my sight before I gets mad!

Jerry: [in high-pitched voice in speed] Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I hope and hope my soul He'll take. Amen.

Fraidy Cat (1942) edit

Radio Announcer: And that, my dear children, concludes this evening's Witching Hour. [Tom sighs with relief] And you do believe in ghosts...don't you? [He nods]

Dog Trouble (1942) edit

Mammy-Two-Shoes: Land sakes! What's going on in here? Why, you overstuffed Pekingese hound, you! Whatcha doin' in here, wrecking up the house?! Get outta here, you pug-nosed old messing good-for-nothing! You know darn well you ain't allowed in the house here, know-how!

Sufferin' Cats! (1943) edit

Devil Cat: I'm disgusted with you. [smacks Tom] You're yellow! [smacks him again] You lost your nerve?! [smacks one more time, and grabs Tom's head] Now, listen here. You're a citizen, ain't you? [Tom nods] You've got rights. [Tom nods again] That mouse was yours first. [Tom nods again] You have priorities on him. [Tom nods one last time] Okay then. Plant that ax in his toupee. And you have that little cheesenapper all to yourself. Go on, swing it!

The Lonesome Mouse (1943) edit

Jerry: [whispering] Hey! You wanna get back in the house, don't you?
Tom: Yeah.
Jerry: [whispers] Okay then, I'll... [whispers again]
Tom: Uh-huh?
Jerry: And you... [whispers again]
Tom: Oh...
Jerry: If that would load both... [whispers again]
Tom: [decided] That's a Lulu!

Jerry: [after kicking Tom into a pie] Why that dirty, double crossing, good for nothing, two timing...

The Zoot Cat (1944) edit

Tom: [knocks on the door, and rings the doorbell] Yoo-hoo! HEY, TOOTS! [drops the box and hides behind he pillar on the porch]
[Toots opens the door and is pleasantly surprised at the box which she opens]
Jerry: Uh, what's cookin' Toots?

Toots: Jackson!
Tom: What's jumpin' chick?
[Jerry reappears and his eyes turn into Tom's suit. Tom then lights a cigar which causes the girl cat to exclaim]
Toots: You're really a sharp character! [Tom is showing off his suit, which still has a coat hanger in the back] A mellow little fellow. [the chain around his neck is a bathtub plug] Now you collar my jive. [he measured his trousers with the tape measure] You're on the right side, you alligator, you. Slip me some skin, my friend.
Tom: Well, all reet, well, all root, well, all right.
Toots: Let's dig a little righteous jive. Do you hear me? Latch on, Jackson. We're off.

The Million Dollar Cat (1944) edit

Tom: Gee. I'm throwing away a million dollars. BUT I'M HAPPY! [goes back to attacking Jerry]

The Bodyguard (1944) edit

Spike: Listen, pussycat, if anything happens to my pal, I'll poke you in the puss. I'll pulverize you! I'll pound you to pieces! That's what I'll do, pound you to pieces! Like this! [pushes Tom into an accordion; to Jerry] Just whistle, little pal.

Mouse Trouble (1944) edit

Tom: [after getting beaten up] Don't you believe it!

Quiet Please! (1945) edit

Spike: Listen, pussycat. I'm tryin' to take a nap. A little beauty rest, see? And you're drivin' me nuts! I'm a nervous wreck! Look! [tugs on his tongue causing his ears to make a clanging sound] Please, chum, take it easy. Lay off the noise, huh? 'Cause if I hear one more sound, I'm gonna skin ya alive! Get it?! [Jerry nods, seeing an opportunity] Now, scram!

Solid Serenade (1946) edit

Tom: [in a mock Charles Boyer voice while holding Spike, whom he thought to be Toodles Galore] I love you. [giving Spike kisses] Ah, you set my soul on fire. [kissing his cheek] It is not just a little, uh, spark. It is a flame; [kissing his cheek once more] a big roaring flame. Ah, I can feel it now.

Part Time Pal (1947) edit

Mammy Two Shoes: And this, Mr. Thomas, is your last and final chance. Either you keep that mouse out of the ice box, or you go out. Understand? Remember, you is on guard.
Mammy Two Shoes: Land sakes, what's goin' on down there?

Tom: [drunk] One, for the money. [hiccups] Two, for the show. [hiccups] Three to get ready. [hiccups] And four to go!

A Mouse in the House (1947) edit

Mammy-Two-Shoes: Land sakes! That pesky mouse been havin' a jam session right here in my bread box! And look at the raided refrigerator! And the nibblings on my chocolate cake! Boy, what is this? A holiday for mice? And me with 2 cats in the house! [begins a search for the cats Tom and Butch] Boy when I lay my hands on those two good-for-nothin', lazy... [finds Tom and Butch resting] Oh...well, gentlemen. I'm glad to see you is enjoyin' your little siesta. [Tom and Butch nod in confirmation] You is comfortable, ain't you? [both confirm] And is both getting plenty of nice fresh cream? [both confirm] Well, I'm glad youse is satisfied... [enters a state of anger] 'CAUSE I AIN'T! [Tom and Butch gasp before holding on to one another in fear] There's a mouse in the house! And there's 2 cats! But there's only gonna be 1 cat in this house in the morning. And that's the cat that that catches that mouse! Now get goin'!

The Truce Hurts (1948) edit

Spike: Hey, wait a minute! What's all this fighting getting in us, huh? Cats can love dogs, can't they? [Tom nods yes] And mice can get along with cats, can't they? [Jerry shakes his head no, but then nods yes] Well then, let's bury the hatchet. Let's be pals. Buddies. Whadaya say, huh?

Old Rockin' Chair Tom (1948) edit

Mammy-Two-Shoes: Thomas, if you is a mouse catcher, I'm Lana Turner, which I ain't. The trouble with you is you is gettin' too old to catch mice. So I has decided to bring in a new and younger cat. Step up here and meet a real mouse catcher. Oh, Lightning!

Mammy-Two-Shoes: That's right, Lightning, take good care of poor old Uncle Tom. Well, goodnight, Lightning, see you in the morning. Hehehe. Love that cat.

Mouse Cleaning (1948) edit

Mammy-Two-Shoes: Hold on there, you no-good cat! Just look what you've done that I clean the floor! Get out there! Take this mop, now start clean!

Heavenly Puss (1949) edit

Gatekeeper: Thomas. Just a minute. [after reading Tom's evil biography] Hmm, apparently, your whole life was spent persecuting an innocent little mouse. With a record like that, I can't let you through. I'm sorry, Tom. However, the Heavenly Express doesn't leave for an hour. [then hands Tom a certificate of forgiveness] If, within that time, you can obtain the signature of that little mouse on this certificate of forgiveness, you will be permitted to pass. But if you fail, it's this... [a television screen shows an image of hell, where Spike is personified as the Devil]
Devil: [after a diabolical laugh] Let me have him! Send him down! Give him to me now!

Love That Pup (1949) edit

Spike: [to Tom] Hey, you! That's my boy you got in your hand! Listen, pussycat. If I catch you bothering my boy again, I'll tear you apart! Now, beat it!

Spike: Where's my boy?! [Tom shrugs] If he's under that barrel, I'll skin ya alive!

Jerry and the Lion (1950) edit

Radio Announcer: Attention! Attention everyone. We interrupt this program to bring you this warning. A ferocious lion has just escaped from the circus. I repeat, a ferocious lion has just escaped from the circus. You are advised to bar your windows and doors immediately.

The Framed Cat (1950) edit

Spike: Hey, you! Whatcha doin' with my bone? [Tom points at himself] Yeah, you! Listen, pussycat! If I catch you taking my bone again... [wallops Tom on the head] there's gonna be trouble! Understand?! [throws Tom into the tree. Tom sticks his tongue out at Spike who hits Tom with his bone, causing the cat to bite his tongue]

Jerry's Cousin (1951) edit

Cousin Muscles: [grabs Tom and eyes him closely] Listen Pussycat! Don't let me catch you pickin' on my little cousin while I'm around, y'understand? Now beat it! [Muscles throws Tom into a vase]

Sleepy-Time Tom (1951) edit

Mammy-Two-Shoes: Was you sleepin'?! You hadn't better be.

The Two Mouseketeers (1952) edit

Tuffy: He, attention-la! Vous pourez faire mal a quelqu'un, Monsieur Pussycat!... Pussycat?! Au secours! Au secours! Le pussycat! Le pussycat! ["Hey, watch it! You could hurt someone, Mister Pussycat. Pussy Cat?! Help! Help! The pussycat! The pussycat!"]

Tuffy: Touche, Pussycat!

Smitten Kitten (1952) edit

Devil Mouse: There goes your little playmate. Every time he sees a dame, he falls in love. Every time he falls in love it means trouble for you.

Triplet Trouble (1952) edit

Mammy-Two-Shoes: Thomas! Oh, Thomas! Come in here and see what we got. Ain't they cute, Tom? And you get to take care of them. Now, you be good to them, and I'll run down to the store for some nice, fresh cream.

Mammy-Two-Shoes: Thomas! What's the idea picking on them poor little kittens?! If you don't take good care of them little angels while I'm gone, I'll pulverize you to pieces! You hear me?!

Fit to Be Tied (1952) edit

Spike: I learned this one on television! [spins and slams Tom]

The Dog House (1952) edit

Spike: Wait a minute, pussycat! Ever since I was a pup, I've wanted a little place of my own. And I still want it. But, if one more thing happens to my little dream house...there's going to be murder! [throws Tom]

The Missing Mouse (1953) edit

Radio Announcer: Your attention please! We interrupt this broadcast to bring you this urgent warning. A white mouse has just escaped from the experimental laboratories! Before escaping, he consumed enough of a new secret explosive to blow up an entire city! If you see this white mouse, telephone officials at once! And whatever you do, remember! The slightest jar will explode this white mouse and destroy the entire city! Be careful! Please, be careful!

Johann Mouse (1953) edit

Narrator: This is the story of a waltzing mouse. His name was Johann and he lived in Vienna in the home of Johann Strauss.

That's My Pup! (1953) edit

Spike: [to Tyke] You know, son, now that you're grown up, it's time we have a heart to heart talk about the facts of life. First of all, you're a dog. And there's three things are dogs gonna know how to do. First: a dog's gonna know how to be man's best friend. That comes in two easy positions: the begging position with the big sad, soulful eyes, and the lyin' at the master's feet position also with the big sad, soulful eyes. Now the second thing that dog has to know is to how to bury bones. [buries his bone] Why? I don't know. I can never find them, after I bury them. [laughs] But that's what dogs are supposed to do. Third, and most important: all dogs gonna know how to chase cats. Which happens to be my specialty. Now, if we had a cat.

Spike: Listen, pussycat, my boy's learning to chase cats, and I don't want you to give him any trouble about it, understand? Every time he starts barking, you start climbing. Is that clear? [he nods] Okay, then, let's go.

Life with Tom (1953) edit

Radio Announcer: Yes, the whole world laughing at that hilarious new novel "Life with Tom". This book, by the new, brilliant author, Jerry Mouse, is on sale everywhere. Get your copy of "Life with Tom"! It's a SCREAM!

Hic-cup Pup (1954) edit

Spike: Hey! What's the idea waking up my boy?! [Tyke hiccups] Look at that! You gave him the hiccups too! Every time his sleep get disturbed, he gets the hiccups. [pats Tyke gently] There, there, son. [to Tom] If you wake my boy again, there's gonna be trouble!
Spike: Now he's got me doin' it! I'll moider that [hiccups] cat!

Pup on a Picnic (1955) edit

Spike: I don't know what's the matter with that cat, son, but he'd better keep away from our lunch, right?

Down Beat Bear (1956) edit

Radio Announcer: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. This is your host at Melody Time bringing you six hours of continuous dance music.

Barbecue Brawl (1956) edit

Spike: [to Tyke] Son, now you know why dogs hate cats.

Spike: What's the matter with that crazy cat? He'd better not spoil our barbecue.

Mucho Mouse (1957) edit

Jerry: [to Tom, who is a bull] Haha! Toro! C'mon!

Tot Watchers (1958) edit

Police Officer: A baby crawlin' down the street?! Now who would be after believin' that?!
[Just then, to their surprise, the baby crawls past the police car and away into the distance, as the cartoon ends]

Gene Deitch era (1961–1962) edit

Chuck Jones era (1963–1967) edit

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