The Best Episodes of Tom and Jerry
Last Updated: Nov 14, 2018
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 - 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.
#2 - I'm Just Wild About Jerry
Season 1960 - Episode 25
After Tom gets run over by a train, he follows Jerry into a department store. They battle by using toy fire engines, bowling balls, ping-pong, clay pots, mail chutes, elevator shafts, and Jerry by stretching Tom's tail hundreds of feet in length. Tom ends up on the track again and blindfolds himself for the second time, only this time, a kind and angelic Jerry switches the tracks so Tom doesn't get hit.
#5 - Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life
Season 1960 - Episode 20
This episode involves both transportation and abstract, and begins with Tom sounding like a sports car. Tom and Jerry start racing, and Jerry ends up passing Tom several times in one second. Jerry thinks of swords and takes the swords from his thoughts, starting to throw them at Tom, barely missing. Jerry falls and a question mark appears. He holds onto the question mark and grabs the nearest ledge. Tom falls and an exclamation mark appears and while he tries to bend it into a question mark, he falls to the ground. Tom gets stuck in a drain pipe and Jerry frees him by using a horn. Out comes a very long Tom sounding like a train.
#6 - The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse
Season 1960 - Episode 19
Tom is jealous when a tiny kitten comes into the house. He tries to get rid of it, but Jerry stops him, having Tom do everything that Jerry and the kitten needs.
#7 - Snowbody Loves Me
Season 1960 - Episode 18
In this winter episode, Jerry is rolling down a hill in a giant snowball and lands in a place where Tom is. He finds a house filled with cheese and makes himself at home in a wheel of Swiss Cheese. Tom plugs up the cheese with corks, but the cheese ends up exploding, pulverizing Tom with millions of corks. Jerry eventually winds up in a slice of cheese and does a ballet performance.
#8 - Much Ado About Mousing
Season 1960 - Episode 17
Jerry is rescued from Tom by a dog who gives him a whistle and tells him to blow it, and he will come to his rescue. In order for the dog not to hear the whistle, Tom puts earmuffs on him while he's sleeping. Later, however, Jerry shows up in front of Tom, holding what is seemingly the same pair of earmuffs.
#9 - Is There a Doctor in the Mouse?
Season 1960 - Episode 16
In order to eat all of Tom's food without being noticed, Jerry comes up with a potion mixture to make him invisible. Tom eventually finds out, however, and ends up pulling a giant Jerry out of the wall.
#10 - The Cat Above and the Mouse Below
Season 1960 - Episode 15
Another musical episode. Famous opera singer Tom arrives at a concert, where Jerry happens to be sleeping. Jerry tries to distract Tom from his performance, and eventually, the two end up literally switching places.
#11 - Of Feline Bondage
Season 1960 - Episode 26
A fairy princess gives Jerry a magical potion to make him invisible. Jerry gets some scissors and chases Tom with them and starts cutting his fur off. When Jerry is visible again, Tom gets the scissors and begins cutting Jerry's fur off. They look in a mirror and laugh until the end of the episode.
#12 - Advance and Be Mechanized
Season 1960 - Episode 46
Another Space Adventure, this time Tom is a security guard. He spots Jerry's robot sneaking cheese from the Mining Facility. He sends his robot after him and gets the cheese back. The two robots end up injured, and put a controlling device on Tom & Jerry while the two robots operate the controls.
#14 - The Cat's Me-Ouch
Season 1960 - Episode 28
After Jerry barely gets away from Tom, he calls on his new dog to beat Tom up. Tom ends up in a hospital all bandaged up, with Jerry and his dog clinging on to him with their teeth.
#17 - Love Me, Love My Mouse
Season 1960 - Episode 32
When Tom falls in love with another female cat and offers her Jerry as a gift, Jerry screams and then tells her about the incident. Turns out that Tom planned it out, and she feels sympathetic for Jerry, and decides to take care of him. Jerry keeps trying to get into Tom's mouth on purpose, which gets Tom into trouble with the female cat. She eventually kisses Jerry, but upon tasting him, she smacks her lips with a devilish look on her face, teams up with Tom, and chases Jerry, with the intention of eating him, until the end of the episode.
#19 - Shutter-Bugged Cat
Season 1960 - Episode 45
Tom is reviewing failed attempts to catch Jerry. he gets an idea to revise one of his old experiments. Unfortuneately, for Tom, Jerry was watching the old films and saw Tom drawing his new plan.
#20 - Matinee Mouse
Season 1960 - Episode 35
This episode used clips from older episode, and used better sound and music. Tom and Jerry go to the movies and are reminded painfully about the past, causing them to start beating each other again. The Tom, Jerry, and Spike in the movie stop fighting to watch the Tom and Jerry in the audience fighting.
#21 - The A-TOM-iNABLE Snowman
Season 1960 - Episode 36
Tom tries to catch Jerry, who is hiding in a cuckoo clock, but ends up eating a tiny bomb, instead. He chases after Jerry wearing skis, and Jerry is safe inside with a Saint Bernard. Tom places his skis in snow to distract the dog so he can get Jerry. He gets knocked unconscious many times and gets rescued and intoxicated over and over again by the Saint Bernard. He pours Tom some water to soak his feet in, but it ends up burning Tom. He almost forgets Jerry, as he jumps so high because of the water that he lands in a tropical island, where the dog is waiting to rescue Tom when he bumps his head.
#22 - Catty-Cornered
Season 1960 - Episode 37
This episode takes place in a duplex. Tom lives in one house, another Cat lives in the other, and Jerry lives between them. Both cats try to catch Jerry, but when one cat tries, the other cat gets hurt, and both think Jerry is the strongest mouse ever. They decide to get away from the damaged house, and Jerry comes with them, since he had so much fun.
#23 - The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R.
Season 1960 - Episode 43
The Mouse From H.U.N.G.E.R. sets out to find the food guarded by The Cat From T.H.R.U.S.H.. He tries to stop the mouse, but the traps backfire and the mouse hauls away a refrigerator full of food.
#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.