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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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Possibly Tom's worst nightmare! 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 grabs Tom and eyes him closely]
Cousin Muscles:Listen, pussycat! Don't let me catch ya pickin' on my little cousin while I'm around. Y'understand? Now BEAT IT!
[Muscles throws Tom into a vase]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring (2002) (V)See more »
Hail to the ChiefSee more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Possibly Tom's worst nightmare!, 23 May 2001

This short, nominated for an Oscar, features Tom almost at his worst. In an act of self-preservation, Jerry cals upon his cousin (the very well-named Muscles) for his help. At times, I almost feel sorry for Tom (almost). Tom more or less gets what he deserves here and, were he not a cartoon, would very likely not survive his encounter here with "Jerry's Cousin". Cartoon Network shows this one fairly frequently. Highly recommended.

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