The BEST Episodes of Tom and Jerry

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 30, 2020

Network: CBS

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).

Sleepy-Time Tom

#1 - Sleepy-Time Tom

Season 1950 - Episode 12 - Aired May 26, 1951

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.

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62 votes
Writers: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Pet Peeve

#2 - Pet Peeve

Season 1950 - Episode 42 - Aired Nov 20, 1954

Husband and wife tell Tom and Spike that, due to the high cost of feeding them, one must go, and the one who catches Jerry will stay.

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31 votes
Writers: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Southbound Duckling

#3 - Southbound Duckling

Season 1950 - Episode 44 - Aired Mar 12, 1955

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.

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30 votes
Writers: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Pup On A Picnic

#4 - Pup On A Picnic

Season 1950 - Episode 45 - Aired Apr 30, 1955

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.

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31 votes
Writers: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Smarty Cat

#5 - Smarty Cat

Season 1950 - Episode 49 - Aired Oct 14, 1955

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.

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31 votes
Writers: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
The Flying Sorceress

#6 - The Flying Sorceress

Season 1950 - Episode 52 - Aired Jan 27, 1956

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.

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31 votes
Writers: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Muscle Beach Tom

#7 - Muscle Beach Tom

Season 1950 - Episode 55 - Aired Sep 7, 1956

Tom and Butch both try to impress a female cat with their muscle building abilities, with not only each other, but Jerry, for competition.

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31 votes
Writers: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Barbecue Brawl

#8 - Barbecue Brawl

Season 1950 - Episode 58 - Aired Dec 14, 1956

Spike's perfect pool-side barbecue with Tyke turns into a disaster when Tom and Jerry come crashing through with their usual chasing antics.

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31 votes
Writers: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Timid Tabby

#9 - Timid Tabby

Season 1950 - Episode 60 - Aired Apr 19, 1957

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.

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31 votes
Writers: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Tot Watchers

#10 - Tot Watchers

Season 1950 - Episode 68 - Aired Aug 1, 1958

Babysitter Jeannie, still attached to the phone, unintentionally forces Tom and Jerry to take care of the baby, who still keeps getting into mischief.

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30 votes
Writers: Homer Brightman
The Cat Above and the Mouse Below

#11 - The Cat Above and the Mouse Below

Season 1960 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 1, 1964

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.

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30 votes
Directors: Chuck Jones
Writers: Chuck Jones, Michael Maltese
Is There a Doctor in the Mouse?

#12 - Is There a Doctor in the Mouse?

Season 1960 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 22, 1964

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.

star 10.00
30 votes
Directors: Chuck Jones
Writers: Chuck Jones, Michael Maltese
Much Ado About Mousing

#13 - Much Ado About Mousing

Season 1960 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 29, 1964

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.

star 10.00
30 votes
Directors: Chuck Jones
Writers: Michael Maltese
Snowbody Loves Me

#14 - Snowbody Loves Me

Season 1960 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 11, 1964

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.

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30 votes
Directors: Chuck Jones
Writers: Chuck Jones, Michael Maltese
The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse

#15 - The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse

Season 1960 - Episode 19 - Aired Sep 2, 1964

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.

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30 votes
Directors: Chuck Jones
Writers: Chuck Jones, Michael Maltese
Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life

#16 - Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life

Season 1960 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 3, 1965

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.

star 10.00
30 votes
Writers: Chuck Jones, Michael Maltese
Tom-ic Energy

#17 - Tom-ic Energy

Season 1960 - Episode 21 - Aired Jan 11, 1965

A very long chase scene and lively classical music play throughout this cartoon until Tom smashes into a giant dog and Jerry rescues him.

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30 votes
Writers: Chuck Jones, Michael Maltese
Bad Day at Cat Rock

#18 - Bad Day at Cat Rock

Season 1960 - Episode 22 - Aired Jan 24, 1965

When Jerry notices that Tom is having a bad day, he takes advantage of it by pulling numerous pranks on him.

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30 votes
Writers: Chuck Jones
The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off

#19 - The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off

Season 1960 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 22, 1965

Tom is by a pool, trying to lure Jerry with food. Jerry wants the food, but takes it by using a fishing rod, avoiding Tom altogether. Tom tries to get Jerry by dressing up as a mouse that attracts a bunch of other mice, but also ends up getting chased by a bunch of cats in the process.

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30 votes
Writers: Chuck Jones, Jim Pabian
I'm Just Wild About Jerry

#20 - I'm Just Wild About Jerry

Season 1960 - Episode 25 - Aired Apr 5, 1965

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.

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30 votes
Writers: Chuck Jones, Michael Maltese
Of Feline Bondage

#21 - Of Feline Bondage

Season 1960 - Episode 26 - Aired Apr 26, 1965

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.

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30 votes
Writers: Chuck Jones, Don Towsley
The Year of the Mouse

#22 - The Year of the Mouse

Season 1960 - Episode 27 - Aired May 17, 1965

Being it's the Year of the Mouse, Jerry and another mouse decide to celebrate by pulling pranks on Tom.

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30 votes
Writers: Michael Maltese
The Cat's Me-Ouch

#23 - The Cat's Me-Ouch

Season 1960 - Episode 28 - Aired Dec 22, 1965

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.

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30 votes
Writers: Michael Maltese
Duel Personality

#24 - Duel Personality

Season 1960 - Episode 29 - Aired Jan 8, 1966

Taking place in a large house, Tom and Jerry challenge each other to a duel.

star 10.00
30 votes
Writers: Michael Maltese
Jerry-Go-Round

#25 - Jerry-Go-Round

Season 1960 - Episode 31 - Aired Jan 20, 1966

When Jerry helps out an injured elephant at the circus, the elephant repays Jerry by helping him to stop Tom from bothering them.

star 10.00
30 votes
Writers: Michael Maltese