History WMG / TomAndJerry

16th Jun '16 11:24:14 PM Morgenthaler
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[[WMG: The reason [[TheTomAndJerryShow Tom and Jerry Show of 1975]] ever existed is because....]]

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[[WMG: The reason [[TheTomAndJerryShow [[WesternAnimation/TheTomAndJerryShow Tom and Jerry Show of 1975]] ever existed is because....]]
19th Apr '15 2:30:29 AM jormis29
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* After Mammy threw Jasper out at the end of ''PussGetsTheBoot'', she bought a new cat; Tom. This explains why they look so different.

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* After Mammy threw Jasper out at the end of ''PussGetsTheBoot'', ''WesternAnimation/PussGetsTheBoot'', she bought a new cat; Tom. This explains why they look so different.
3rd Nov '14 3:39:32 AM larry4163
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This could also explain why whenever Tom has had a part in harming others around him, he is the one who is always punished instead of Jerry, even when he didn't really mean it to them -even talking and explaining things to them will not change their stance when Jerry is pulling the strings because of who Jerry really is.

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This could also explain why whenever Tom has had a part in harming others around him, he is the one who is always punished instead of Jerry, even when he didn't really mean it to them -even them. Even talking and explaining things to them will not change their stance when Jerry is pulling the strings because of who Jerry really is.
3rd Nov '14 3:37:25 AM larry4163
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For example, Tom will want to consume living prey and eat out of the refrigerator or other food stashes without permission indicating Gluttony, he will devise horrible schemes such as building a mousetrap or selling away an escaped animal for money indicating Greed, he will become attracted to any female cat that he sees without paying any attention to what she really wants indicating Lust, he will use whatever violent force on both Jerry and anything and anyone around in order to catch Jerry indicating Wrath, he will often be sleeping around the place when he should be keeping an eye out for Jerry indicating Sloth, he'll get jealous of the fortunes of others around him very quickly (especially Jerry's)indicating Envy and he'll care about himself over others over what he gets and how he looks at himself indicating Pride.\\

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For example, Tom will want to consume living prey and eat out of the refrigerator or other food stashes without permission indicating Gluttony, he will devise horrible schemes such as building a mousetrap or selling away an escaped animal for money indicating Greed, he will become attracted to any female cat that he sees without paying any attention to what she really wants indicating Lust, he will use whatever violent force on both Jerry and anything and anyone around in order to catch Jerry indicating Wrath, he will often be sleeping around the place when he should be keeping an eye out for Jerry indicating Sloth, he'll get jealous of the fortunes of others around him very quickly (especially Jerry's)indicating Jerry's) indicating Envy and he'll care about himself over others over what he gets and how he looks at himself indicating Pride.\\
3rd Nov '14 3:36:12 AM larry4163
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[[WMG: Tom is really in Hell/Purgatory, and Jerry is the devil enacting his seemingly eternal punishment for the sins that he committed in his mortal life]]
There is something about Tom and Jerry in which there is more focus on Tom rather than Jerry. For a cartoon about a cat and a mouse, we seemingly never see what the strife of life for Jerry is like, and When it focuses on Tom, we often see him getting into different situations that each highlight one of the seven deadly sins.\\
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For example, Tom will want to consume living prey and eat out of the refrigerator or other food stashes without permission indicating Gluttony, he will devise horrible schemes such as building a mousetrap or selling away an escaped animal for money indicating Greed, he will become attracted to any female cat that he sees without paying any attention to what she really wants indicating Lust, he will use whatever violent force on both Jerry and anything and anyone around in order to catch Jerry indicating Wrath, he will often be sleeping around the place when he should be keeping an eye out for Jerry indicating Sloth, he'll get jealous of the fortunes of others around him very quickly (especially Jerry's)indicating Envy and he'll care about himself over others over what he gets and how he looks at himself indicating Pride.\\
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This could also explain why whenever Tom has had a part in harming others around him, he is the one who is always punished instead of Jerry, even when he didn't really mean it to them -even talking and explaining things to them will not change their stance when Jerry is pulling the strings because of who Jerry really is.
* [[Main/CaptainObvious And of course]] there is the ''Main/NegativeContinuity'' that many of the shorts operate on.
** Then again, There have been a few shorts where bad things have happened to Jerry alone, maybe he's just another lost soul in purgatory [[Main/NotSoDifferent who isn't so much different]] from Tom?

3rd Nov '14 2:05:31 AM larry4163
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[[WMG: The Gene Deitch Tom and Jerry shorts that featured the sadistically abusive human male owner who's [[KarmaHoudini almost never punished for his abuses to Tom]] became the direct influence for the {{WhatACartoonShow}} short 'By One, Get One Free']]
The short in question stars a cat bought by a man with a hair-trigger temper who says that he'll bring the cat to the violin factory if he sees one scratch on any of his stuff during his date with a woman. During his date, another cat brought in by the girlfriend invites a party of other cats into the guy's high-rise apartment and completely trash it, leaving the guy to go furious and try to tear up his cat in front of his girlfriend when is was essentially the other cat who was really responsible for the mess. this leads his girlfriend to call the sanity ward to restrain the guy -who say that cats have feelings like him- and [[Main/KarmicJackpot break ''him'' up]] before being taken away and sparing the cat of any more abuse.
14th Oct '14 8:01:22 AM Ralph180
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The short in question stars a cat bought by a man with a hair-trigger temper who says that he'll bring the cat to the violin factory if he sees one scratch on any of his stuff during his date with a woman. During his date, another cat brought in by the girlfriend invites a party of other cats into the guy's high-rise apartment and completely trash it, leaving the guy to go furious and try to tear up his cat in front of his girlfriend when is was essentially the other cat who was really responsible for the mess. this leads his girlfriend to call the sanity ward to restrain the guy -who say that cats have feelings like him- and [[Main/KarmicJackpot break ''him'' up]] before being taken away and sparing the cat of any more abuse.

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The short in question stars a cat bought by a man with a hair-trigger temper who says that he'll bring the cat to the violin factory if he sees one scratch on any of his stuff during his date with a woman. During his date, another cat brought in by the girlfriend invites a party of other cats into the guy's high-rise apartment and completely trash it, leaving the guy to go furious and try to tear up his cat in front of his girlfriend when is was essentially the other cat who was really responsible for the mess. this leads his girlfriend to call the sanity ward to restrain the guy -who say that cats have feelings like him- and [[Main/KarmicJackpot break ''him'' up]] before being taken away and sparing the cat of any more abuse.abuse.

[[WMG: The reason [[TheTomAndJerryShow Tom and Jerry Show of 1975]] ever existed is because....]]
Tom got fed up with Mammy Two Shoes and ran away. Jerry ran away with him, and Tom didn't attempt to eat him because Mammy Two Shoes always forced him to chase him down, and so they searched for a good owner and a calm life. Most of the owners were good but the life with them wasn't, and so, by the end of each episode, they continued to search.
30th Sep '14 1:08:05 PM EDP
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* Which one of Tom's lives was that one?
19th May '14 10:00:02 PM larry4163
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There are statements that Gene Deitch did hate Tom and Jerry for its violence and racist stereotypes. Not to mention, his run was rather short. So he could've been doing it for the money at the time, but hated it and couldn't take it anymore.

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There are statements that Gene Deitch did hate Tom and Jerry for its violence and racist stereotypes. Not to mention, his run was rather short. So he could've been doing it for the money at the time, but hated it and couldn't take it anymore.anymore.

[[WMG: The Gene Deitch Tom and Jerry shorts that featured the sadistically abusive human male owner who's [[KarmaHoudini almost never punished for his abuses to Tom]] became the direct influence for the {{WhatACartoonShow}} short 'By One, Get One Free']]
The short in question stars a cat bought by a man with a hair-trigger temper who says that he'll bring the cat to the violin factory if he sees one scratch on any of his stuff during his date with a woman. During his date, another cat brought in by the girlfriend invites a party of other cats into the guy's high-rise apartment and completely trash it, leaving the guy to go furious and try to tear up his cat in front of his girlfriend when is was essentially the other cat who was really responsible for the mess. this leads his girlfriend to call the sanity ward to restrain the guy -who say that cats have feelings like him- and [[Main/KarmicJackpot break ''him'' up]] before being taken away and sparing the cat of any more abuse.
23rd Dec '13 4:58:40 PM PandaRosa
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* In truth, we hear the guillotine fall, and watch the mice nod their heads a moment in sorrow, but you never actually see first hand Tom lose his head. Maybe Tom escaped or was pardoned and someone else was executed; the mice had assumed it was Tom.
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