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YMMV / Blue Cat Blues

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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Jerry’s girlfriend, Toots. While most people believe that she dumped Jerry for another mouse because she was a Gold Digger like Tom’s girlfriend, since we didn’t even know that Jerry had a girlfriend until after we learned about Jerry’s failure to help Tom, it’s possible that Jerry’s desperate effort to get Tom to see the truth about Tom’s girlfriend caused Toots to believe that Jerry was neglecting her in favor of trying to save Tom, and such feelings of neglect caused her to turn to another mouse.
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  • Bizarro Episode: Heavy on plot and light on slapstick, with a voice over narration by Jerry and a Downer Ending, it's an oddball in the franchise.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Once that train hits our duo...well, it's likely not to talk about it. And not in a cartoonish way, either. No wonder this has rarely ever aired on television.
  • Tear Jerker: All of it. Tom and Jerry Did Not Get the Girl, in long sequences for the former, and are shown to be very down in the dumps about it. And once they sit on the train track depressed, the train comes not long after.
  • What Do You Mean Its Not For Kids: A large reason this short is so shocking to many is because it's a dark short featuring infidelity, Gold Diggers, and suicide. The short was intended for general audiences, not kids, but years of the franchise being pandered to kids has left modern viewers seeing it as exclusively for children.


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