The kiddie radio host, Uncle Dudley, reminds his listeners that it is "Be Kind to Animals" week. Tom resolves to be kind to his mouse-nemesis, Jerry, but the cat changes his mind after sneaking a look at Jerry's diary.
The radio announces "Be Kind to Animals" day, so Tom gets Jerry flowers, chocolates, and a nice pie. Jerry isn't home, but Tom spots his diary and starts reading it (an excuse to show old clips). In the process, he grows increasingly irate, and trashes the flowers, then the chocolates. Jerry returns, and Tom decides to give him the pie, in the face, of course (in fact, it plasters him all over the wall). Written by
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"Jerry's Diary" is the first "cheater" in the "Tom and Jerry" series. To save money on animation, studios sometimes made short subjects that employed clips from older cartoons. In this case, the plot involves Tom reading Jerry's diary, which allows for flashbacks, each of which is really a clip of an earlier short. See more »
Solid Serenade's date is Monday, June 3rd. The previous and next Monday, June 3rd's were in 1934 and 1945. See more »
Tom's got all his traps lined up outside Jerry's hole in the wall and just waits for the "kill." The radio is playing and the announcer is asking, "Do you know that it's 'Be Kind To Animals Week?' Are you being kind to animals? Why, of course you are, especially this week...." Before long, he gets to Tom's conscience and the cat exchanges the traps for flowers, candy and pie!
However, there is no sign of Jerry. Tom investigates, looking inside the mouse's hole but Jerry's lair is empty. The cat spots the mouse's dairy, begins reading and it's entertaining stuff which has Tom in stitches....until he reads a few things that bring back bad memories.
This is another solid T&J cartoon, filled with a lot of funny moments and a few nostalgic ones from past episodes.
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