History YMMV / TomAndJerry

8th Sep '17 12:23:09 PM waters20
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Jerry. Is he the victim to Tom's constant pursuit, or a jerk who provokes him? The shorts alone have given credence to both sides, complicating matters further.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Jerry. Is he the victim to Tom's constant pursuit, or a jerk who provokes him? The shorts alone have given credence to both sides, complicating matters further. This, in turn, makes Tom fit this trope for the same reasons as well.
2nd Sep '17 2:13:46 PM Robbyn
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* {{Squick}}:
** ''Heavenly Puss'': the implied causes of death of the cats in line for the train -- most particularly the kittens in a burlap sack.
** In ''The Karate Guard'', the samurai bulldog slices through Tom top-to-bottom at one point. Tom is facing the camera and we don't see anything, but we heard this disturbing ''wet'' sound of stuff falling out before he passes out out of frame. Jerry stares at the audience with a wide-eyed look of shock!
** The infamous "WesternAnimation/TheTwoMouseketeers" cartoon, in which Tom is '''beheaded''', albeit left off-camera for obvious reasons.



* {{Squick}}: ''Heavenly Puss'': the implied causes of death of the cats in line for the train -- most particularly the kittens in a burlap sack.
** In ''The Karate Guard'', the samurai bulldog slices through Tom top-to-bottom at one point. Tom is facing the camera and we don't see anything, but we heard this disturbing ''wet'' sound of stuff falling out before he passes out out of frame. Jerry stares at the audience with a wide-eyed look of shock!
** The infamous "WesternAnimation/TheTwoMouseketeers" cartoon, in which Tom is '''beheaded''', albeit left off-camera for obvious reasons.
1st Sep '17 4:12:14 AM LE0Night
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** [[http://fuck-kelsifer.tumblr.com/post/39655448475 This bit]] from the first short, to the point that it was more than likely [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar intentional]].

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** [[http://fuck-kelsifer.[[http://knightofleo.tumblr.com/post/39655448475 com/post/119598177658/ This bit]] from the first short, to the point that it was more than likely [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar intentional]].
27th Aug '17 4:27:38 PM Macsen
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** "Cat and Dupli-Cat" begins with Tom singing the classical Neapolitan song "Santa Lucia". The song is a {{leitmotif}} throughout the short, and it ends with Jerry stumbling drunk across the docks while mumbling the end of the song.

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** "Cat and Dupli-Cat" begins with Tom singing the classical Neapolitan song "Santa Lucia". The song is a {{leitmotif}} throughout the short, and it ends with Jerry stumbling drunk across the docks while mumbling [[AlcoholHic and hiccuping]] the end of the song.
27th Aug '17 3:38:46 PM Macsen
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** "Cat and Dupli-Cat" begins with Tom singing the classical Neapolitan song "Santa Lucia". The song is a {{leitmotif}} throughout the short, and it ends with Jerry stumbling drunk across the docks while mumbling the end of the song.
16th Aug '17 11:52:42 AM Pichu-kun
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* AccidentalInnuendo: [[http://fuck-kelsifer.tumblr.com/post/39655448475 This bit]] from the first short, to the point that it was more than likely [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar intentional]].

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* AccidentalInnuendo: AccidentalInnuendo:
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[[http://fuck-kelsifer.tumblr.com/post/39655448475 This bit]] from the first short, to the point that it was more than likely [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar intentional]].



* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Several cartoons imply that Tom and Jerry are actually friends who enjoy their game of chase. TheMovie made it pretty explicit.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
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Several cartoons imply that Tom and Jerry are actually friends who enjoy their game of chase. TheMovie made it pretty explicit.



* ContestedSequel: Or series in this case. Depending on who you ask there can be different cut-offs and zig-zags.

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* ContestedSequel: BrokenBase: Over the names of several characters. Do you prefer "Spike" or "Butch"? "Tuffy" or "Nibbles"?
* ContestedSequel:
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Or series in this case. Depending on who you ask there can be different cut-offs and zig-zags.



* CriticalResearchFailure: "Tom and Jerry meet Sherlock Holmes" gets a pretty noticeable case of this if you happen to be a ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' fan. In one scene, Holmes mentions the case of the Red-Headed League and Watson responds that it was a crime perpetrated by Holmes' nemesis, Moriarity. The Red-Headed League caper was actually masterminded by a criminal named John Clay. However, this could be a reference to the 1985 adaption starring Jeremy Brett, where Moriarty was the mastermind, with Clay being his pupil.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: CriticalResearchFailure:
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"Tom and Jerry meet Sherlock Holmes" gets a pretty noticeable case of this if you happen to be a ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' fan. In one scene, Holmes mentions the case of the Red-Headed League and Watson responds that it was a crime perpetrated by Holmes' nemesis, Moriarity. The Red-Headed League caper was actually masterminded by a criminal named John Clay. However, this could be a reference to the 1985 adaption starring Jeremy Brett, where Moriarty was the mastermind, with Clay being his pupil.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "Solid Serenade" and "Saturday Evening Puss".

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
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"Solid Serenade" and "Saturday Evening Puss".



* DracoInLeatherPants: In a bit of an unusual case, both main characters tend to get this treatment.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: In a bit of an unusual case, both main characters tend to get this treatment.treatment:



* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Stealing food is good. Punishing those tasked to stop you is good.
** It's arguably meant to act as TruthInTelevision. Jerry is a mouse and thus takes whatever food is available to survive, making him more of a LoveableRogue. Though, granted, there are shorts where he steals ''a bit'' more than his own means.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: FamilyUnfriendlyAesop:
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Stealing food is good. Punishing those tasked to stop you is good.
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good. It's arguably meant to act as TruthInTelevision. Jerry is a mouse and thus takes whatever food is available to survive, making him more of a LoveableRogue. Though, granted, there are shorts where he steals ''a bit'' more than his own means.



* FandomRivalry: In an odd example Tom and Jerry and their fellow MGM characters are in the middle of one. Namely because even though the MGM cartoons are legally in their own Time Warner library there is next to no use of MGM as a brand. As a result Warner Bros and fans tend to lump them either in with ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' due to being from the same era and influence of Tex Avery, etc or with ''Creator/HannaBarbera'' because they created Tom and Jerry and their company and/or the men themselves touched a lot of the recurring MGM characters at some point. These two fandoms have some issues regularly but there is some animosity which one Tom and Jerry and friends are better off with.

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* FandomRivalry: FandomRivalry:
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In an odd example Tom and Jerry and their fellow MGM characters are in the middle of one. Namely because even though the MGM cartoons are legally in their own Time Warner library there is next to no use of MGM as a brand. As a result Warner Bros and fans tend to lump them either in with ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' due to being from the same era and influence of Tex Avery, etc or with ''Creator/HannaBarbera'' because they created Tom and Jerry and their company and/or the men themselves touched a lot of the recurring MGM characters at some point. These two fandoms have some issues regularly but there is some animosity which one Tom and Jerry and friends are better off with.



* HoYay: There's some of this as well, considering the fact that both Tom and Jerry are males. [[HilarityEnsues Jerry even kissed Tom more than once, just to annoy him.]]

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* HoYay: HoYay:
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There's some of this as well, considering the fact that both Tom and Jerry are males. [[HilarityEnsues Jerry even kissed Tom more than once, just to annoy him.]]



* InternetBackdraft: When news came of the release of Tom and Jerry Golden Collection Vol. 2 deliberately not including the long awaited shorts "Mouse Cleaning" and "Casanova Cat", Warner Home Video got hit with such rapid online backlash from fans and collectors (amazon.com's [[http://www.amazon.com/Tom-Jerry-Golden-Collection-Blu-ray/product-reviews/B008POPRS8 page for the set]] has ''155 one star reviews, all complaining about this'') that they decided to postpone its release.

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* InternetBackdraft: When news came of the release of Tom ''Tom and Jerry Jerry'' Golden Collection Vol. 2 deliberately not including the long awaited shorts "Mouse Cleaning" and "Casanova Cat", Warner Home Video got hit with such rapid online backlash from fans and collectors (amazon.com's [[http://www.amazon.com/Tom-Jerry-Golden-Collection-Blu-ray/product-reviews/B008POPRS8 page for the set]] has ''155 one star reviews, all complaining about this'') that they decided to postpone its release.



* MemeticMutation: (from the movie) "We've ''got'' to have... ''[[LargeHam mmmmoneeeeeey]]''."

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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(from the movie) "We've ''got'' to have... ''[[LargeHam mmmmoneeeeeey]]''."



** [[NightmareFuel "Doooon't youuuu believe it!"]]
*** [[OlderThanTheyThink That meme was actually started by a radio show debunking WWII propaganda.]]

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** [[NightmareFuel "Doooon't youuuu believe it!"]]
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it!"]] [[OlderThanTheyThink That meme was actually started by a radio show debunking WWII propaganda.]]



** Tuffy is this in the crossover films. He doesn't have his usual "baby" charm so he just comes off as an unneeded addition to many viewers. It doesn't help that, as Tom and Jerry don't speak, Tuffy has to handle all the exposition and talking.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The direct-to-video films (such as "Tom & Jerry & The Magic Ring") feature a sound-alike to the classic Tom & Jerry theme.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: SuspiciouslySimilarSong:
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The direct-to-video films (such as "Tom & Jerry & The Magic Ring") feature a sound-alike to the classic Tom ''Tom & Jerry Jerry'' theme.



* ViewerGenderConfusion: It is easy for first-time viewers to assume that Jerry is a female since he has long eyelashes, [[MasculineLinesFeminineCurves round features]], [[PaleFemalesDarkMales a light color palette]], a tendency [[TakeThatKiss to kiss Tom,]] and a [[MamaBear motherly protectiveness]] over his sidekick, whether it be a younger mouse, baby bird, duckling, or puppy.
** In ''Tom and Jerry: The Movie'' as well as his cameo in Anchors Aweigh, he even has a female voice actress.
** Let's not forget, his original name was the gender-nonspecific Jynx.

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* ViewerGenderConfusion: ViewerGenderConfusion:
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It is easy for first-time viewers to assume that Jerry is a female since he has long eyelashes, [[MasculineLinesFeminineCurves round features]], [[PaleFemalesDarkMales a light color palette]], a tendency [[TakeThatKiss to kiss Tom,]] and a [[MamaBear motherly protectiveness]] over his sidekick, whether it be a younger mouse, baby bird, duckling, or puppy.
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puppy. In ''Tom and Jerry: The Movie'' as well as his cameo in Anchors Aweigh, he even has a female voice actress.
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actress. Let's not forget, his original name was the gender-nonspecific Jynx."Jynx", and even "Jerry" can be a TomboyishName or nickname.
** Tuffy can be victim to this, especially when written as older than an infant. His voice by Creator/KathSoucie is especially jarring as it sounds somewhere between Lil and Phil from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.
11th Aug '17 3:09:23 PM Homemaderat
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** Warner Brothers originally seemed to split the difference in home media. As they put MGM cartoons as extras on Looney Tunes blurays but also moved their planned dvd releases to the Warner Archive when most the Hanna Barbera library went. Probably assuming one way or another they'd work their ways out.[[note]]As of 2017 the LT's haven't had a new release for a couple years now while the Warner Archive has only recently gotten enough to work on 60s HB funny animals. Needless to say, outside of Tom and Jerry and Droopy neither have hit paydirt yet.[[/note]] Nowadays it seems Warner Brothers is lumping them more in with Hanna Barbera as witnessed by having Tom and Jerry cross over with ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' and having Tom and Jerry items show up on Wbshop when you select Hanna Barbera.

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** Warner Brothers originally seemed to split the difference in home media. As they put MGM cartoons as extras on Looney Tunes blurays but also moved their planned dvd releases to the Warner Archive when most the Hanna Barbera library went. Probably assuming one way or another they'd work their ways out.[[note]]As of 2017 the LT's haven't had a new release for a couple years now while the Warner Archive has only recently gotten enough to work on 60s HB funny animals. Needless to say, outside of Tom and Jerry and Droopy neither have hit paydirt yet.[[/note]] [[/note]]
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Nowadays it seems Warner Brothers is lumping them more in with Hanna Barbera as witnessed by having Tom and Jerry cross over with ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' and having Tom and Jerry items show up on Wbshop when you select Hanna Barbera.Barbera. In mid 2017 they also rebranded the Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection into the Hanna Barbera Diamond Collection.



* HypeBacklash: Widely considered to be one of the greatest theatrical cartoon series from TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, but in the internet age, a handful of notable (and notably opinionated) animation personalities such as Creator/JohnKricfalusi[[note]]A disgruntled former Creator/HannaBarbera employee[[/note]] and ''Cartoon Brew'' editor Amid Amidi[[note]]Known for his rather [[CriticalResearchFailure casual approach to research]], especially regarding HB creations.[[/note]] have criticized the shorts for their [[StrictlyFormula formulaic stories]] and alleged "workman-like" animation. Animation historian Michael Barrier is also not a fan of the series, claiming that nothing actually happens in the cartoons.

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* HypeBacklash: Widely considered to be one of the greatest theatrical cartoon series from TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, but in the internet age, a handful of notable (and notably opinionated) opinionated [[note]]As well as having bad history with Tom and Jerry's home brand[[/note]]) animation personalities such as Creator/JohnKricfalusi[[note]]A disgruntled former Creator/HannaBarbera employee[[/note]] and ''Cartoon Brew'' editor Amid Amidi[[note]]Known for his rather [[CriticalResearchFailure casual approach to research]], especially regarding HB creations.[[/note]] have criticized the shorts for their [[StrictlyFormula formulaic stories]] and alleged "workman-like" animation. Animation historian Michael Barrier is also not a fan of the series, claiming that nothing actually happens in the cartoons.
1st Aug '17 10:08:20 PM PeppermintSoda
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** [[EarWorm} Is you is, or is you ain't my baby?]]

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** [[EarWorm} [[EarWorm Is you is, or is you ain't my baby?]]
29th Jul '17 10:29:45 AM Vampireandthen
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* CriticalResearchFailure: "Tom and Jerry meet Sherlock Holmes" gets a pretty noticeable case of this if you happen to be a ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' fan. In one scene, Holmes mentions the case of the Red-Headed League and Watson responds that it was a crime perpetrated by Holmes' nemesis, Moriarity. The Red-Headed League caper was actually masterminded by a criminal named John Clay.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: "Tom and Jerry meet Sherlock Holmes" gets a pretty noticeable case of this if you happen to be a ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' fan. In one scene, Holmes mentions the case of the Red-Headed League and Watson responds that it was a crime perpetrated by Holmes' nemesis, Moriarity. The Red-Headed League caper was actually masterminded by a criminal named John Clay. However, this could be a reference to the 1985 adaption starring Jeremy Brett, where Moriarty was the mastermind, with Clay being his pupil.
26th Jul '17 4:24:12 PM ClintEastwood
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** [[{{Earworm}} Is you is, or is you ain't my baby?]]

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** [[{{Earworm}} [[EarWorm} Is you is, or is you ain't my baby?]]
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