When a bulldog threatens Tom to keep away from his puppy, Jerry realizes that sticking close to the boy is the best way to keep away his feline tormentor. But Tom is not about to let the mouse evade him so easily.
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Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Stars: Lillian Randolph
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Tom, Jerry, and Butch sign a peace treaty.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Stars: Billy Bletcher
Fraidy Cat (1942)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Tom hears a ghost story on the radio and is spooked by it; Jerry notices this and takes advantage of it, using a variety of tricks to scare Tom.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Stars: William Hanna, Lillian Randolph, Martha Wentworth
Cat Fishin' (1947)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Tom is a feline fisherman, Jerry is his live bait, and Spike is the bulldog guarding the lake.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Tom pretends to have a cold in order to trick Mammy into letting him stay inside for the night. Jerry tricks Tom by making him think he really is sick - with the measles.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Stars: Lillian Randolph
Quiet Please! (1945)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The bulldog wants to take a nap. Tom wants to chase Jerry around the house. Naps and noise don't mix, and so the bulldog threatens Tom to keep quiet or else.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Stars: Billy Bletcher, William Hanna
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

It's spring, and Tom is much more interested in the female cat next door than in Jerry.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Stars: Frank Graham
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

While Mammy Two-Shoes enjoys her evening with the Lucky Seven Saturday Night Bridge Club, Tom and his friends have a party in the house. Jerry, unable to sleep, emerges from his mouse hole to stop it.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Stars: William Hanna, Lillian Randolph
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Tom invites Toots to an elegant dinner. However, he's made the mistake of trying to put Jerry to work, as a serving boy, a corkscrew, and other tasks. Jerry puts up with a little of this, ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Stars: William Hanna, Lillian Randolph
Tennis Chumps (1949)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Tom plays championship tennis against a cigar-smoking bully, but both cats find themselves battling Tom's much-abused lackey, Jerry Mouse, for the trophy.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Stars: Daws Butler
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Spike and Tyke are sleeping, when Tom and Jerry run by. Tom, intent on finding Jerry, handles Tyke thoughtlessly and gets a warning from Spike. Of course, this means Jerry hangs out with the dogs and does what he can to get Tom in trouble. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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14 September 1949 (USA)  »

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Tops with Pops  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Tyke makes his first appearance, although he has not yet been given a name. See more »

Connections

Followed by Purr-Chance to Dream (1967) See more »

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The Hearse Song (The Worms Crawl In)
Arrangement by Scott Bradley
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Tom Gets 'Raked' Over The Coals, So To Speak
16 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The running gag in here was used a number of times in future Tom and Jerry cartoons, mainly Tom inadvertently getting in trouble with the big dog "Spike" because of his obsession to chase Jerry. The mouse winds up hiding in Spike's little son's doghouse and that sets up the future gags where Tom always winds up getting hammered by the ferocious and protective father.

A secondary continuing gag is Tom stepping on a rake and having it slam into his face. This happens at least a half dozen times.

Despite the familiar scenes, which you can predict, there were some original jokes that were funny, such as Tom playing with Spikes false teeth. I'd like to feel sorry for the poor, dumb cat but Tom never learns his lesson and keeps bothering the dogs....and pays for it - big- time!


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