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Jerry and the Goldfish (1951)

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Tom, whose appetite was whetted by a radio cooking program, wants to make a meal out of the pet goldfish. Jerry, who is friends with the fish, does what he can to thwart their feline foe.

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Radio Chef François (voice) (uncredited)


Tom is listening to a radio chef's recipe for fish stew when he realizes the key ingredient is right there in the home goldfish bowl. Jerry has been treating this fish as a pet, though, and won't let Tom get away with his plan, saving the fish in a glass of water and a teacup, while Tom abandons his stew plans in favor of a frying pan, a grill, the toaster, and a pressure cooker. Written by Jon Reeves <>

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26 February 1951 (USA)  »

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Jerry Is Definitely The Hero In This One
13 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Many times I question who the real good guy is in these Tom and Jerry cartoons because sometimes Jerry is violent to the point of being sadistic....but there's no doubt that he's the "good guy" in this story. Jerry is trying to save a little goldfish from being part of a meal for Tom.

Tom had been listening to the radio (remember, this was pre-television days when everyone sat by their big radios) and hearing a French chef describe a fantastic fish dinner. It had Tom salivating. The chef says, "and finally the most important ingredient: one small, fresh fish." In seconds Tom realizes there is a goldfish in the house.

His demeanor turns from sweet, lovable pussycat to Jeffrey Dahmer. The rest of the story has Jerry trying the rescue the little fish from being boiled, filleted, barbecued and toasted.

There are some excellent sight gags in here, like Jerry walking through Tom's head to get to his mouse hole, using Tom's teeth like a pair of window shades and other far-out scenes.

Tom gets literally "bent out of shape" a number of times, but he deserved each one of them in this episode.

Overall, a lot of laughs and one of the better Tom and Jerry cartoons.

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