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27 April 1951 (USA) See more »
When Tom's harassment gets out of hand, Jerry writes to his Cousin Muscles, a tough inner city mouse, and asks for his help. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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'Muscles' Bowls 'Em Over See more (6 total) »


  (in alphabetical order)
Paul Frees ... Cousin Muscles (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph Barbera 
William Hanna 
Produced by
Fred Quimby .... producer
Original Music by
Scott Bradley 
Animation Department
Ed Barge .... animator
Kenneth Muse .... animator
Ray Patterson .... animator
Irven Spence .... animator (as Irvin Spence)
Richard Bickenbach .... layout artist (uncredited)
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7 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System) | Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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[Cousin Muscles is reading Jerry's telegram]
Cousin Muscles:Dear Cousin Muscles. Am having serious trouble with Tom. Need your help at once. Jerry.
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Referenced in Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring (2002) (V)See more »
The Dickey Bird SongSee more »


Does Butch the black cat appear?
What is the name of Jerry's cousin?
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
'Muscles' Bowls 'Em Over, 15 July 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

A mouse named "Muscles?" Yup, he's here and just hearing that name makes you figure this is going to be a funny Tom and Jerry episode...and it is.

"Muscles" is a relative of Jerry's and gets the call when Tom is being unusually nasty to the mouse we all know. Muscles, a tough guy with a bowler hat, lives elsewhere and is so tough he beats up all the alley cats and is feared by them all.

Once he arrives at Tom and Jerry's place he wastes no time with our famous cat. He tells him plain as can be to stop messing with Jerry....or else. Tom realizes he's in for a battle and immediately begins to train with weights to build up his muscles.

The battle is on. Need I remotely suggest who wins?

Regardless of winners and losers, this was a very entertaining cartoon and actually not as violent as I've seen in many other T&J cartoons. The storyline is just that, but I thought the comedy routines, just as Tom literally turning into ten bowling pins and then back into a cat, were emphasized more than anything.

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