Funny: Tom and Jerry

  • Tom screaming is never not funny.
  • When Spike gets the hiccups in "Hic-cup Pup":
    Spike: I'll moider that—* hic* —cat!
    (A moment later, as the pipe that detached from the pressure of Tom's weight falls and causes the dust that cures both Spike and Tyke of their hiccups, Spike is shown to be just sitting there, sulking in defeat.)
  • Another one involving Spike: In "Puttin' on the Dog", Tom wears a dog mask in order to sneak into a pound and capture Jerry. The mask falls off and Jerry carries it off, while Tom cartoonishly hides his head within his body. Spike stares for a while at (what looks like) a decapitated dog head and a headless body both walking around... then he turns to the camera and Screams Like a Little Girl.
  • Also concerning Spike: While he and his son attempt to have a barbecue (amid Tom & Jerry's antics), Spike tosses a salad, which Tom falls into. Cue this exchange:
    Spike: Say pal, do me a favor? (beat) GET OUT OF MY SALAD! (Tom does so, getting lettuce all over Spike in the process. Once he's gone, Spike turns to his son, almost resigned in appearance.) Now you know why dogs hate cats.
    • This isnt the first or the last time Tom ruins Spike's attempts at hanging out with his son. Another noteable one is the picnic episode where Jerry keeps hiding in the food, and Tom keeps trying to go after him. Since Spike never sees Jerry hide, it just looks to him like Tom is harassing them for no reason. It eventually becomes a moot point as all the picnic food is stolen by ants.
  • The end of the Chuck Jones short "Of Feline Bondage". Jerry menaces Tom with an invisibility potion and a pair of scissors, and Tom eventually gets shaved down to Goofy Print Underwear. Jerry laughs at him... until the potion wears off, Tom grabs Jerry, and shaves him down to a Fur Bikini. Tom laughs... then Jerry laughs at himself as well. He even jokingly poses for Tom. The cartoon ends with the two both rolling on the floor laughing.
  • Another cartoon (Is There a Doctor in the Mouse?), Jerry was trying to escape Tom while hiding in a banana. Tom grabs the banana, and peels it to reveal Jerry... who gives him a quick peck on the nose. Hilarious and adorable.
  • The beginning of "Neapolitan Mouse" has Tom accidentally slamming a door into Jerry...and Jerry somehow slamming the door right back into Tom.
  • The sequence in "Texas Tom" where Tom lip-synchs to "If You're Ever Down in Texas, Look Me Up", but gets thrown for a loop when Jerry messes with the sound speed. He eventually gets the speed back to the right position after hitting Jerry with his guitar.
  • Every single time Tom speaks (barring "Don't You Believe It", for some.)
    • Including this immortal line:
    Tom: (Pausing from attempting to hit Jerry, holding him by his tail.) "Gee... I'm throwing away a million dollars, BUT I'M HAPPY!" (Resumes attempting to hit Jerry.)
  • There's also Part Time Pal, where Tom gets drunk and befriends Jerry as both mess with the house. The ultimate laughfest is when Tom throws water onto his owner (who is quietly sleeping, no less), making some truly ridiculous sounds in a seeming imitation of speech, and the mother of all pursuits ensues. Amazingly hilarious.
  • In The Bowling Alley Cat, Tom tries to blow Jerry out of a bowling ball he's holding. As he grabs Jerry, the bowling ball drops onto his foot. As they then give chase, Jerry stops it, and then stomps on the same foot.
  • In "A Mouse in the House", while Tom and Butch are chasing Jerry while tangled up, Jerry stops them to clobber Butch's foot with a piece of wood, which prompts them to untangle and fly up. When they land, Butch is hopping and clutching Tom's foot while his own is throbbing away. Butch stops for a while to notice this, promptly drops Tom's foot, then grabs his own and resumes hopping in pain.
  • At the climax of Tee for Two, Tom is hiding in a lake from a swarm of bees (it's a long story), using a reed to breathe. Jerry directs the bees towards the reed, and puts a funnel on it. The bees fly down it, right into Tom's mouth. There is silence for a moment, then most of the lake's water is flung into the air as Tom lets out a deafening, and hilarious, roar of pain (his mouth magnified to absurd levels) with the bees buzzing around inside it.
    • From the same short, Tom attempts to hit a golf ball from between two saplings. Holding the saplings apart from with his legs, he hits the ball, letting the saplings snap back together right on his neck, leaving his detached head floating there with a triumphant expression, after which his headless body runs around the trees and reattach itself, all in the space of a second or two.
    • Before the scene mentioned above, Tom hits the golf ball and it bounces off the rock, smashing his teeth open.
  • From Yankee Doodle Mouse, Tom is left right next to a massive stick of dynamite and cowers. The dynamite falls apart, revealing a smaller stick of dynamite. It continues in this vein until a tiny, non-intimidating stick is left. Tom, amused, picks up the minute stick and lets out a hearty chuckle, pointing at it. The stick promptly explodes with the force of the original huge stick.
  • "Flirty Birdy": Tom uses a Paper-Thin Disguise to entice an eagle who is also after Jerry for eating. It goes horribly right and ends with Tom sitting on a nest of eggs.
    • The tactics that Tom uses on the eagle to try to stop him from chasing him and how Jerry does the same things to Tom.
    • At one point, the eagle grabs Jerry because he thinks its a female Eagle (Tom in disguise) and kisses him. When he realizes what he did, we see Jerry acting all shy and making a motion with his hand as if saying, "Aww shucks..."
    • The eagle using Jerry as a ring. Jerry's reaction to all this is priceless.
  • From "Cue Ball Cat": when Jerry, using the overhead wires as a makeshift crossbow, fires a billiards bridge right down Tom's throat. The little "ding!" sound just makes it hysterical.
    • And then Tom's appearance afterwards, with the bridge showing through his mouth like buck teeth. Complete with "Duh!" sound.
  • Jerry running into a wall missing the mouse hole in "Matinee Mouse".
  • The tests Jerry puts Nibbler through in Little School Mouse.
    • The first test involves swiping a wisker from a cat without waking him. Cue Jerry's Oh, Crap reaction when he notices that Nibbler has managed to drag Tom across the floor by his whisker, and when the two mice bolts for their hole, Nibbler accidently closes the door behind him, locking Jerry outside. Cut to Nibbler looking confused inside while you hear Tom beating the crap out of Jerry outside.
    • The second test involves stealing a piece of cheese from the counter with Tom sleeping underneath. Nibbler decides to Take a Third Option by kindly asking Tom to get the cheese for him, which Tom does.
    • Finally, the third test involves tying a bell around a cats neck. Jerry tries, but Tom wakes up, and forcefeeds the bell to Jerry, while Nibbler simply presents the bell as a gift to Tom, who happily puts it on.
  • Tom's double take in "Tom's Photo Finish", after seeing the incriminating photo Jerry took of him framing Spike for raiding the fridge. He sees it once, then falls asleep... and moments later his head detaches from his body and flies to the other end of the Cinemascope screen. Needs to be seen on widescreen for the full effect.
    • Tom chasing after one of the photos, which has been folded into an airplane, with scissors, trying to cut it in midair. As the plane flies past his master, Tom stops just short of cutting off the master's head. After having already shredded his robe.
  • In Solid Serenade Tom pulls what he thinks is his girlfriend into a passionate embrace, only to find out he's grabbed Spike the dog by accident. He slowly, delicately goes to put Spike down, but at the last second, drives Spike's head into the ground and runs for it. The funniest part is that Tom doesnt notice he's holding Spike until he sees his girlfriend standing next to him with a "are you kidding me?" look on her face.
    • In the same cartoon, Tom hides behind a wall with a brick in his hand to hit Spike with. Spike sees the brick from over the wall, so he peeks over it and down at Tom. Tom sees he's been found, stares at Spike for a moment... and hits him with the brick anyway.
  • The most brutal yet hilarious scene occurs in Trap Happy. Butch and Tom see Jerry run into a wall that juts out into the room (partition). They begin to lift it slowly with great difficulty. Once they get it up, we see Jerry smiling with a hammer. Jerry smashes Tom's foot with full force, causing him to scream and jump away from the wall. Unable to hold the wall, Butch is forced to bring it crashing down...directly on his fingers. He lets out a terrible scream, but it's not over yet. Jerry still has the hammer, and with a delightful glee he crushes Butch's fingertips to the tune of Yankee Doodle, delivering to the last digit a Sickening Crunch. Butch screams again and yanks his poor fingers out. As he surveys the damage, we get a close-up as his fingertips swell like giant red balloons, culminating with his claws popping back to release a huge load of steam.
  • Pet Peeve features Tom and Spike being a Big Eater that causes financial problems to their master. After failing to catch Jerry, they aren't allowed in the house anymore. Their master tells them to take whats theirs and get out of the house, and Tom and Spike do it. They take a big fridge and leave the house shortly after, leaving their master screaming angrily behind.
  • Quiet Please:
    • To show he's a nervous wreck, Spike pulls on his tongue, causing his ears to bang together.
    • A cornered Jerry gives Tom his last will and testament, giving Tom his only possession. "One custard pie? Let me have it!" SPLAT!
    • Tom is about to hit Jerry with a hammer when Jerry presents him with a much bigger mallet. Tom takes the mallet, but then Jerry takes the hammer and smashes Tom's foot with it.
  • Just Ducky:
    • Tom smashes into a shovel that Jerry moved and his head turns into a shovel head.
    • Not much later in the cartoon, Jerry throws a brick at Tom, breaking him like glass.
  • In The Cat's Me-Ouch, upon discovering that Tom has captured Jerry, the dog charges toward Tom, who then shuts the door, which proves to be ineffectual when the dog knocks the door over crushing Tom. This results in him and Tom flipping the door across the floor on top of each other with Tom exclaiming, "AHA!" each time he's on top before they reach the wall and continue flipping it over until it ends with Tom ending up on the outside as the dog closes the door on Tom, who exclaims, "AHA!" again until he realizes what happened.