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* PopCultureUrbanLegends: There's a reoccuring rumor that final original short released was one where Tom and Jerry [[TheHeroDies die]] by being SpurnedIntoSuicide. That short ''does'' exist but the rumor is false. The episode is the 103rd episode, 1956's "Blue Cat Blues". It is not the last episode. Heck, one month later "Barbecue Brawl" was released. The final MGM short was 1958's "Tot Watchers" but the franchise continued even after that.



* UrbanLegends: There's a reoccuring rumor that final original short released was one where Tom and Jerry [[TheHeroDies die]] by being SpurnedIntoSuicide. That short ''does'' exist but the rumor is false. The episode is the 103rd episode, 1956's "Blue Cat Blues". It is not the last episode. Heck, one month later "Barbecue Brawl" was released. The final MGM short was 1958's "Tot Watchers" but the franchise continued even after that.

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* NamesTheSame: There was an earlier ''Tom & Jerry'' cartoon series in the early 1930s by Creator/VanBeurenStudios featuring a Mutt & Jeff-type duo.

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* NamesTheSame: There was an earlier ''Tom & Jerry'' cartoon series in the early 1930s by Creator/VanBeurenStudios featuring a Mutt & Jeff-type duo.ComicStrip/MuttAndJeff-type duo. And Joe Barbera worked in it.

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* UrbanLegends: There's a reoccuring rumor that final original short released was one where Tom and Jerry [[TheHeroDies die]] by being SpurnedIntoSuicide. That short ''does'' exist but the rumor is false. The episode is the 103rd episode, 1956's "Blue Cat Blues". It is not the last episode. Heck, one month later "Barbecue Brawl" was released. The final MGM short was 1958's "Tot Watchers" but the franchise continued even after that.


* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: A variation in that the fandom keeps making this mistake too: the already-depressing "Blue Cat Blues" is often cited as the final Creator/HannaBarbera short and thus the [[SeriesFinale finale of the series]] as a hole, given [[DownerEnding how the short ends]] with Tom and Jerry being {{driven to suicide}} by train. In actuality, there were several more original shorts produced afterwards, and the ''actual'' final ''Tom & Jerry" short is "Tot Watchers", which ends with the titular duo being arrested instead, a much more humorous DownerEnding that's PlayedForLaughs.

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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: A variation in that the fandom keeps making this mistake too: the already-depressing "Blue Cat Blues" is often cited as the final Creator/HannaBarbera short and thus the [[SeriesFinale finale of the series]] as a hole, whole, given [[DownerEnding how the short ends]] with Tom and Jerry being {{driven to suicide}} by train. In actuality, there were several more original shorts produced afterwards, and the ''actual'' final ''Tom & Jerry" short is "Tot Watchers", which ends with the titular duo being arrested instead, a much more humorous DownerEnding that's PlayedForLaughs.

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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: A variation in that the fandom keeps making this mistake too: the already-depressing "Blue Cat Blues" is often cited as the final Creator/HannaBarbera short and thus the [[SeriesFinale finale of the series]] as a hole, given [[DownerEnding how the short ends]] with Tom and Jerry being {{driven to suicide}} by train. In actuality, there were several more original shorts produced afterwards, and the ''actual'' final ''Tom & Jerry" short is "Tot Watchers", which ends with the titular duo being arrested instead, a much more humorous DownerEnding that's PlayedForLaughs.


* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: "Casanova Cat" and "Mouse Cleaning", which weren't present on the Spotlight Collections. They are available on VHS and laserdisc, though.
** And the later short "The Mansion Cat" that's never been on any home media.

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"Casanova Cat" and "Mouse Cleaning", which weren't present on the Spotlight Collections. They are available on VHS and laserdisc, though.
** And the later short "The Mansion Cat" that's has never been on any home media.

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** The Chuck Jones short "The Year of the Mouse" is essentially a remake of the Hubie & Bertie short ''Mouse Wreckers''.


* ReferencedBy: ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Itchy and Scratchy Show]]'' from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is a BloodierAndGorier version of Tom and Jerry.

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* ReferencedBy: ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Itchy and Scratchy Show]]'' from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is a BloodierAndGorier version of Tom and Jerry.Has its own page.

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* ReferencedBy: ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Itchy and Scratchy Show]]'' from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is a BloodierAndGorier version of Tom and Jerry.

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* TheWikiRule: The [[http://tomandjerry.wikia.com/wiki/Tom_and_Jerry_Wiki Tom and Jerry]] Wiki.


** While it's also a role reprisal from the Sherlock Holmes movie, Jeff Bergman replaces Joe Alaskey as the voice of Droopy in the DVD movie line due to the latter's death.

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** While it's also a role reprisal from the Sherlock Holmes movie, Jeff Bergman Creator/JeffBergman replaces Joe Alaskey as the voice of Droopy in the DVD movie line due to the latter's death.

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** And the later short "The Mansion Cat" that's never been on any home media.


* {{Composers}}: From 1940 to 1958, Scott Bradley was the sole composer, not only for Tom and Jerry, but for MGM animation in general (the only exception being 1953's "The Missing Mouse", which was by Edward Plumb). Steven Konichek was the composer for the Gene Deitch shorts, and Eugene Poddany, Carl Brandt, and Dean Elliott worked on the Chuck Jones shorts.



* {{Directors}}: All shorts from 1940 to 1958 were directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The shorts from 1961 to 1962 were directed by Gene Deitch (and are considered to be, at best, the strangest era of ''Tom and Jerry'', and at worst, the...worst era of ''T&J''). The shorts from 1963 to 1967 were by Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble (co-direction), Abe Levitow, Jim Pabian, Ben Washam and Tom Ray, most of whom were alumni from Creator/WarnerBros (specifically, ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'').

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