The Best Episodes of Tom and Jerry
Last Updated: May 17, 2019
This is all the Tom and Jerry shorts, from 1940 to 1967. The first 114 are from the Hanna-Barbera era (1940 – 1958), the next 13 are from the Gene Deitch era (1960 – 1962), and the last 34 are from the Chuck Jones era (1963 – 1967).
#1 - Sleepy-Time Tom
Season 1950 - Episode 12
Tom and his friends come back from partying all night early in the morning at the crack of dawn. Mammy caught Tom sleeping on the window, and she's mad at Tom, because she had to keep Jerry away from the food. Tom is very tired and can do nothing but sleep, but Mammy says if she catches Tom sleeping on the job, he will be thrown out. Jerry overhears this, and tries to make Tom fall asleep every time.
#3 - Hic-cup Pup
Season 1950 - Episode 36
Tom accidentally gives Tyke the hiccups when he, also accidentally, awakens him from his nap. Spike is not pleased about this, and won't stop standing over Tom until he gets rid of Tyke's hiccups.
#4 - Little School Mouse
Season 1950 - Episode 37
After being chased by Tom once again, Professor Jerry escapes into his classroom (mouse hole). Once there, he proceeds to teach his only student, Nibbles, how to outwit a cat. And the subject for the lesson is none other than Tom.
#5 - Neapolitan Mouse
Season 1950 - Episode 40
While touring Naples, Italy, Tom and Jerry are befriended by an Italian mouse named Topo, a champion of justice who helps his new friends fight off some tough Italian dogs.
#6 - Downhearted Duckling
Season 1950 - Episode 41
The little duckling is sad, because he just read "the ugly duckling". He cries because the duck looks just like him. Jerry hears him crying and tries to make him feel better. But no matter what, the duck thinks he looks ugly.
#8 - Southbound Duckling
Season 1950 - Episode 44
Stubborn Quacker, convinced this time that all ducks go south for the winter, refuses to stay home like his domestic buddies even though he can't fly. To complicate things Tom is hungry for a duck meal.
#9 - Pup On A Picnic
Season 1950 - Episode 45
Spike and his son, Tyke, are on a picnic, but happen do have one in the same place in which Tom and Jerry's chasing antics are going on, and the two groups collide. It's then an array of food fight fun as Tom, Jerry, Spike, and Tyke, as well as an army of ants, vie for control of the picnic basket.
#10 - Smarty Cat
Season 1950 - Episode 49
Tom and his alley cat palls are going through home movies, and Jerry wants to watch them, too. But Tom and his buddies don't want him around and toss him out the window. Annoyed, Jerry decides to get back at them by waking up Spike and angering him by showing him how he's depicted as a big goof in those movies.
#11 - Pecos Pest
Season 1950 - Episode 50
Jerry gets a telegram from his Uncle Pecos that says that he's going to spend the night with him before his big debut on TV. Arriving quickly, he gives Jerry a demonstration of his guitar skills. But when one of his guitar's strings snap, he fearlessly walks up to Tom and pulls one of his whiskers to replace it. Annoyed at first, Tom soon becomes afraid of Uncle Pecos, whose guitar strings are always snapping, and it's always Tom's whiskers that he targets to replace them.
#13 - The Flying Sorceress
Season 1950 - Episode 52
When Tom is scolded by his owner for always breaking things while chasing Jerry, he decides to get a job. He soon finds one that sounds good to him, but it turns out to be the job of a witch's cat. After a scary ride on the witch's broom, Tom gets the job and the witch goes to bed. Tom then decides to take the broom himself, and ride it back home to give Jerry a good scare.
#17 - Blue Cat Blues
Season 1950 - Episode 57
Tom is sitting on the railroad tracks, feeling miserable about losing his girlfriend to his rival Butch again. Feeling sad for him, Jerry narrates the whole story as he watches on.
#20 - Timid Tabby
Season 1950 - Episode 60
George, Tom's fraidy-cat-look-alike cousin, comes for a visit. Jerry has no knowledge of this, however, so when he sees George freak out upon seeing him, he decides to scare him some more, but not always working as he sometimes gets Tom.
#22 - Mucho Mouse
Season 1950 - Episode 62
Taking place in Spain, Meathead the Cat is ordered by his owner to catch El Magnifico (Jerry) at once, but Meathead says that's impossible because of El Magnifico's world-renowned escaping skills. So the owner decides to call up Tom, the "Olympic, U.S. and World Champion Mouse Catcher", confident that he will be able to do the job.
#23 - Tom's Photo Finish
Season 1950 - Episode 63
Tom frames Spike for stealing food from the fridge only to be caught on film by Jerry. Jerry makes several copies of the photo to try to get Tom in trouble.
#25 - The Vanishing Duck
Season 1950 - Episode 66
Quacker, in his last Tom and Jerry film, plays a singing duck who becomes Jerry's partner in crime when the tow of them discover the delights of vanishing cream.