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* The infamous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9U_C_q6WcU "Don't you believe it!"]] line from the shorts "Mouse Trouble" and "The Missing Mouse".

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* The infamous [[VoiceOfTheLegion "Don't you believe it!"]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9U_C_q6WcU "Don't you believe it!"]] line line]] from the shorts "Mouse Trouble" and "The Missing Mouse".



*** How about the cat who was killed by a steam roller and walked away flattened?

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*** How about the cat who was killed squashed to death by a steam roller and walked away flattened?

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** An interesting case of AccidentalNightmareFuel, since it seems like the scene was meant to have the mousetrap somehow magically become a harmless music box for Christmas.


** The Gene Deitch cartoon "Switchin Kitten", in which a MadScientist switches the brain of a dog with that of a cat. Tom tries hard to convince the orange cat that he is one, but never succeeds. At the end of the episode, he tries to escape the castle and encounters other experiments, including an elephant that chirps like a bird, a chicken that bleats like a lamb, the dog whose brain was switched with the cat and a cuckoo bird that moos like a cow. The final nail of the coffin for him is when Tom sees Jerry, whom he begs to squeak, but instead roars like a certain lion, which causes Tom to have a nervous breakdown.

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** The Gene Deitch cartoon "Switchin Kitten", in which a MadScientist switches the brain of a dog with that of a cat. Tom tries hard to convince the orange cat that he is one, but never succeeds. At the end of the episode, he tries to escape the castle and encounters other experiments, including an elephant that chirps like a bird, a chicken that bleats like a lamb, the dog whose brain was switched with the cat and a cuckoo bird that moos like a cow. The final nail of the coffin for him is when Tom sees Jerry, whom he begs to squeak, but instead roars like a [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer certain lion, lion]], which causes Tom to have a nervous breakdown.


** The Gene Deitch cartoon "Switchin Kitten", in which a MadScientist switches the brain of a dog with that of a cat. Tom tries hard to convince the orange cat that he is one, but never succeeds. At the end of the episode, he tries to escape the castle and encounters other experiments, including an elephant that chirps like a bird, a chicken that bleats like a lamb, the dog whose brain was switched with the cat and a cuckoo bird that moos like a cow. The final nail of the coffin for him is when Tom sees Jerry, whom he begs to squeak, but instead roars like a lion, which causes Tom to have a nervous breakdown.

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** The Gene Deitch cartoon "Switchin Kitten", in which a MadScientist switches the brain of a dog with that of a cat. Tom tries hard to convince the orange cat that he is one, but never succeeds. At the end of the episode, he tries to escape the castle and encounters other experiments, including an elephant that chirps like a bird, a chicken that bleats like a lamb, the dog whose brain was switched with the cat and a cuckoo bird that moos like a cow. The final nail of the coffin for him is when Tom sees Jerry, whom he begs to squeak, but instead roars like a certain lion, which causes Tom to have a nervous breakdown.


* The episode "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse" doesn't go with the usual "evil alter ego" thing, but rather Tom mixes every bit of poison he can find in the kitchen to kill off Jerry. But then the concoction turns out to have gotten so poisonous it went right around and makes anyone who drinks it [[NoSell basically]] [[SuperStrength The Hulk]]. The real kicker, possibly, is Jerry is only [[UnstoppableRage pissed off]] at Tom for trying to poison him, not because of what amounts to [[TheBerserker cartoon roid rage]]. So Tom's plan [[HoistByHisOwnPetard REALLY blew up in his face]] as he made an already-unstoppable mouse into a super strong mouse whose mind ISN'T being addled by the chemicals. AND he's pissed.

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* The episode "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse" "WesternAnimation/DrJekyllAndMrMouse" doesn't go with the usual "evil alter ego" thing, but rather Tom mixes every bit of poison he can find in the kitchen to kill off Jerry. But then the concoction turns out to have gotten so poisonous it went right around and makes anyone who drinks it [[NoSell basically]] [[SuperStrength The Hulk]]. The real kicker, possibly, is Jerry is only [[UnstoppableRage pissed off]] at Tom for trying to poison him, not because of what amounts to [[TheBerserker cartoon roid rage]]. So Tom's plan [[HoistByHisOwnPetard REALLY blew up in his face]] as he made an already-unstoppable mouse into a super strong mouse whose mind ISN'T being addled by the chemicals. AND he's pissed.


* At the end of "The Night Before Christmas", Jerry uses his candy cane to snatch the cheese off the mousetrap placed in front of his hole. It then closes very slowly, as though it was intended to get closer and closer to Jerry while he was eating the cheese, instead of quickly snapping like a traditional mousetrap. It doesn't help that the last part of the tune of "Jingle Bells" is playing in the background.

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* At the end of "The "WesternAnimation/{{The Night Before Christmas", Christmas|1941}}", Jerry uses his candy cane to snatch the cheese off the mousetrap placed in front of his hole. It then closes very slowly, as though it was intended to get closer and closer to Jerry while he was eating the cheese, instead of quickly snapping like a traditional mousetrap. It doesn't help that the last part of the tune of "Jingle Bells" is playing in the background.


** Not helped by the fact that many a Cartoon Network airing would often place "The Missing Mouse" as the final cartoon shown in a ''Tom and Jerry'' slot, meaning ending on destruction and Tom's line.

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** Not helped by the fact that many a Cartoon Network and Boomerang airing would often place "The Missing Mouse" as the final cartoon shown in a ''Tom and Jerry'' slot, meaning ending on the city destruction and Tom's line.


* At the end of the "His Mouse Friday" cartoon, Tom and Jerry are chased by a tribe of BlackFace cannibals. This is also one of the most racist shorts, which is why it doesn't air on TV anymore.

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* At the end of the "His Mouse Friday" cartoon, Tom and Jerry are chased by a tribe of BlackFace cannibals. This is also one of the most racist shorts, which is why it doesn't air on TV anymore.anymore.
* The Old West cartoon specifically the scene where Jerry fires a shotgun in Tom's face, and, in typical cartoon logic, gets chased by an ash-faced but otherwise unharmed Tom. This scene, along with the unsettlingly omnious music.


** The Old West cartoon from this series was literal Nightmare Fuel for this troper, specifically the scene where Jerry fires a shotgun in Tom's face, and, in typical cartoon logic, gets chased by an ash-faced but otherwise unharmed Tom. This scene, along with the unsettlingly omnious music, gave me actual nightmares as a child.

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** The Old West cartoon from this series was literal Nightmare Fuel for this troper, specifically the scene where Jerry fires a shotgun in Tom's face, and, in typical cartoon logic, gets chased by an ash-faced but otherwise unharmed Tom. This scene, along with the unsettlingly omnious music, gave me actual nightmares as a child.


* In "Year of the Mouse", Jerry and a mouse friend basically {{gaslight|ing}} Tom. The poor cat's just trying to nap, but keeps waking up to find [[ParanoiaFuel signs that he might be trying to kill himself as he sleeps]]. The cartoon is a remake of the Chuck Jones-directed Warner Bros. short "Mouse Wreckers," which had Hubie and Bertie gaslight Claude the Cat and [[KarmaHoudini get away with it]]. This short is pretty much the same, only Jerry and the unnamed mouse who gaslighted Tom got their comeuppance.

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* In "Year of the Mouse", Jerry and a mouse friend basically {{gaslight|ing}} Tom. The poor cat's just trying to nap, but keeps waking up to find [[ParanoiaFuel signs that he might be trying to kill himself as he sleeps]]. The cartoon is a remake of the Chuck Jones-directed Warner Bros. short "Mouse Wreckers," "WesternAnimation/MouseWreckers," which had Hubie and Bertie gaslight Claude the Cat and [[KarmaHoudini get away with it]]. This short is pretty much the same, only Jerry and the unnamed mouse who gaslighted Tom got their comeuppance.


** The beginning of the episode, where Tom listens to scary stories on the radio. The voice of the storyteller is very creepy and some of Tom's reactions aren't pleasant to watch.

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** The beginning of the episode, where Tom listens to scary stories on the radio. The voice of the storyteller is very creepy and some of Tom's reactions (icy chills on spine, heart leaping into throat) aren't pleasant to watch.


** Interesting interpretation-- this editor's always assumed the gag (given Jerry's pleasantly surprised reaction) is that the mousetrap has somehow become a harmless music box toy.


** Heck, any time this man (Tom's owner in the Gene Deitch era) gets angry is '''PURE''' Nightmare Fuel. Sometimes bordering in AxCrazy

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** Heck, any time this man (Tom's owner in the Gene Deitch era) gets angry is '''PURE''' Nightmare Fuel.NightmareFuel. Sometimes bordering in AxCrazy

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