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  • Fruits Basket: When Hanajima sees how Yuki and Kyo are constantly at each other's throats, she says they remind her of a cat and a mouse who are always fighting (not realizing that Kyo and Yuki actually do respectively turn into a cat and a mouse), and in the manga Uotani even namedrops Tom and Jerry as soon as Hanajima says this.
  • In JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, when the group arrives in a barren town, they find a body riddled with holes, and Polnareff responds saying the body looks like swiss cheese on Tom and Jerry.
  • Sally the Witch: The original intro of the anime features a mischievous bipedal mouse that gets chased by a cat that looks like Tom. The cat was originally a brush until Sally transformed it.

Asian Animation

  • In the Lamput episode "Lamput Checks In", Slim Doc gets cozy in his and Fat Doc's hotel room and turns on the TV. The TV plays a cartoon where a brown mouse is being chased by a gray cat, a likely reference to Tom and Jerry (this is a form of Company Cross References as well, as Lamput and Tom and Jerry are both owned by Warner Bros. Discovery companies).

Comic Books

  • In the sixth chapter of the volume 67 of the Malaysian comic series Profession (Chinese: 职业人气王 Zhíyè rénqì wáng), one of the plot-important major characters does the infamous Polish Jerry pose.

Comic Strips

  • They are mentioned once in Mafalda when she's tuning in various stations, in the usual style of the comic.
    Radio 1: " Infrarox, quality in heati-"
    Mafalda *Changing station*: 'Puff! Publicity!'
    Radio 2: "...register printed by the bohemian venetia-"
    Mafalda *Changing station*: 'Puff! Music for elders!'
    Radio 3: "...rab-Israeli Conflict-"
    Mafalda *Changing station*: 'Puff! Tom and Jerry!'
  • Off the Mark: Jerry appears in this strip alongside Mickey Mouse, Fievel, Pixie and Dixie, Speedy Gonzales, and StuartLittle. They're discussing whether or not to bring up the subject of growth hormones to Mickey.
  • Mother Goose and Grimm: Here we see Attila watching the show and being enraged by it. Grimmy tells him that it's just a show and that he doesn't have to look for any hidden meanings.

Films — Live-Action

  • Anchors Aweigh: Joseph tells a group of kids the story of "The King Who Couldn't Dance", seguing into a live-action/cartoon sequence featuring Jerry in the title role and Tom as his butler.
    • The role of the king was originally going to be played by Mickey Mouse, but Walt Disney refused permission.
  • The 1952 short Fit to be Tied was featured in Baby's Day Out.
  • Dangerous When Wet: In a cartoon dream sequence, Kate dreams of deep-sea diving with Tom and Jerry.
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: A scene from The Mouse Comes to Dinner appears on a TV that E.T. turns on.
  • Johnny Knoxville of Jack Ass stated that he intentionally recreated the scene in “Texas Tom” where Tom blindfolds himself and lights a cigarette before being hit by the bull for “Jackass: Number Two”.
  • The Palm Beach Story: The main characters are named Tom and Gerry.
  • Starsky & Hutch: A scene from Neapolitan Mouse appears on a TV that Chau and his son are watching.


  • In Moving Pictures, when the magic of Holy Wood starts creating Uplifted Animals, this includes a cat and a mouse. The mouse's first complex thought is "If I picked up that frying pan, I could probably hit the cat with it."

Live-Action TV

  • Full House: In "Take My Sister, Please", Danny tries to impress Lisa by doing cartoon impressions. When he says "Hey, stop chasing me, you mean cat!", Lisa asks him who he was imitating. Danny tells her that he was imitating Tom, the mouse from Tom and Jerry. Joey, being the cartoon expert, tells Danny that Tom's the cat, Jerry's the mouse, and neither of them talked.
  • There's an Inside No. 9 episode epunymously titled "Tom and Gerri".
  • M*A*S*H: In the 11th season episode "Foreign Affairs", Charles becomes briefly involved with a Red Cross Nurse, and when she teases him about how snobbish he is, he admits he does like Tom and Jerry.
  • Mimpi Metropolitan: In episode 46, Mami Bibir compares Alexi and Juna arguing on set to Tom and Jerry's fights.
  • A pair of recurring goons in RoboCop: The Series were named after the duo.


  • Cracked: The February 2000 issue features a segment called Toon People that mentions Mickey Mouse sharing a mouse hole with Jerry at a toon retirement home.


  • Genesis: "All in a Mouse's Night" was inspired by Tom and Jerry. The end of the song, in which the cat is defeated by a ten-foot-tall mouse, similarly stems from the Tom and Jerry shorts "Jerry and Jumbo" and "Is There a Doctor in the Mouse?"


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Web Comics

  • A minor character in Housepets! is Jasper, a blue-grey cat who is usually silent, but occasionally speaks in quotes from the few cartoons where Tom is Suddenly Speaking. He is also constantly tortured by a brown mouse named Jinx.

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Western Animation

  • Animaniacs (1993): In the short "Cat on a Hot Steel Beam", expies of Tom and Jerry chasing a baby on the same construction site that Mindy and Buttons are on, showing how the Straying Baby trope has been done to death by then.
  • Dexter's Laboratory: The episode "Mom and Jerry" has Dexter turned into a mouse by one of his experiments and trying to escape his mom's attempts to catch him.
  • The Fairly Oddparents:
    • In the TV movie Channel Chasers, Timmy, Adult Timmy, Cosmo, Wanda, and Vicky go through an Affectionate Parody of the show called Ted and Jimmy, with Timmy, Adult Timmy, Cosmo, and Wanda in Jerry's role, and Vicky in Tom's role.
    • In "Mice Capades", Timmy and Poof watch an affectionate parody of the show called Sleazy and Cheezy, and later act it out when Wanda won't let them watch it.
  • Family Guy:
    • In "Road to Rupert", the Anchors Aweigh sequence mentioned above is shown with Stewie drawn over Jerry.
    • In "Grumpy Old Man", Babs tells Stewie that they'll call Tom and Jerry when they get home.
    • In "Valentine's Day in Quahog", Peter and Lois watch the final episode of Tom and Jerry, in which Tom simply calls an exterminator to get rid of Jerry.
  • Garfield and Friends: In "The Cartoon Cat Conspiracy" Garfield is shown a cartoon in which a mouse abuses a cat and is disgusted by it.
  • Johnny Test: The episode "Tom and Johnny" has Johnny turned into a mouse for his sisters' maze run experiment and when Mr. Mittens arrives, Hilarity Ensues.
  • Kim Possible has Scamper & Bitey in the Trapped in TV Land episode.
  • MAD:
    • In "Mickey Mouse Mouse Exterminator Service", Jerry is among the mice and rats that Mickey captures.
    • In "Tom and Jury", Tom is arrested and put on trial for dropping an anvil on Jerry. Tuffy serves as Jerry's lawyer, and Tom is found guilty (due in part to his inability to speak). Kath Soucie reprised her role as Tuffy for this sketch.
  • Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero: The episode "A Game of Cat and Mouse" has Penn as a mouse in a space station trying to stop it from going into a black hole, while avoiding Rippen as a cat.
  • The Powerpuff Girls: In "Ice Sore", Bubbles tells Blossom to use her newly-discovered ice breath to freeze the kitchen so they can skate in it, "just like Tom and Jerry".
  • Samurai Jack (2017): One of the three talking dogs that Scaramouche insults in "XCVII" is Spike from Tom and Jerry.
  • The Simpsons: The Itchy & Scratchy Show is an over-the-top parody of Tom and Jerry, with the violence amped up with copious amounts of gore.
  • In the short, "Li'l Sneezer" from the Tiny Toon Adventures episode, "Test Stressed", a picture of a cat named Tom Injury, who is shown being chased by a mouse with a chainsaw, is shown in the Hall of Cartoon Pussycats.
  • The very first Strawberry Shortcake TV Special Her Very First Adventure from 1980, features Strawberry singing to The Peculiar Purple Pieman about how to say "Berry" and becoming friends. During Strawberry's musical number, she mentions they should both watch "Tom and Berry" on her TV complete with a sentient strawberry version of Jerry, and a blue cat resembling Tom.