Tom and Jerry

The WORST episodes of Tom and Jerry

Every episode of Tom and Jerry ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Tom and Jerry!

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).

Last Updated: 8/17/2022Network: CBS
Down and Outing
131 votes

#1 - Down and Outing

Season 1960 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/26/1961

In this episode Tom and Jerry go fishing.

Directors: Gene Deitch
Landing Stripling
87 votes

#2 - Landing Stripling

Season 1960 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/1/1962

In This Episode Tom uses lighting to make a runway to try to catch a bird.

Directors: Gene Deitch
Tall in the Trap
83 votes

#3 - Tall in the Trap

Season 1960 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/1/1962

A western episode in which the Sheriff hires Tom to catch Jerry, but Tom accidentally blows the place up instead.

Directors: Gene Deitch
Mouse into Space
148 votes

#4 - Mouse into Space

Season 1960 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/1/1962

Jerry finds Tom on a space capsule.

Directors: Gene Deitch
Solid Serenade
211 votes

#5 - Solid Serenade

Season 1940 - Episode 26 - Aired 8/31/1946

It's a moonlit night, and Tom wants to impress a cute female kitten (Toodles). So he brings a guitar, ties up Spike, the one guarding Toodles' property, and plays a serenade for Toodles. Unfortunately for Jerry, who happens to dwell close by, the serenading disturbs his sleep. More annoyed than ever, he decides to do all he can to ruin Tom's night.

High Steaks
91 votes

#6 - High Steaks

Season 1960 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/1/1962

Tom and Jerry interfere with a cranky man and his barbecue.

Directors: Gene Deitch
Sorry Safari
49 votes

#7 - Sorry Safari

Season 1960 - Episode 11 - Aired 10/1/1962

Tom and Jerry are out on a Safari, but their vacation gets ruined.

Directors: Gene Deitch
Dicky Moe
57 votes

#8 - Dicky Moe

Season 1960 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/1/1962

A Tom and Jerry version of the book, "Moby Dick".

Directors: Gene Deitch
The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit
87 votes

#9 - The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit

Season 1960 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/1/1962

This episode involves a kit containing Tom, Jerry, and a bunch of weapons.

Directors: Gene Deitch
That's My Pup!
116 votes

#10 - That's My Pup!

Season 1950 - Episode 30 - Aired 4/25/1953

Spike is teaching his son Tyke the facts of life about being a dog. One lesson is chasing cats and Tom happens to be the object lesson of the day.

Buddies Thicker Than Water
86 votes

#11 - Buddies Thicker Than Water

Season 1960 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/1/1962

Jerry takes Tom inside his home. But when the mistress wants to evict the cat, Tom scares her with Jerry and tosses Jerry out into the snow. Tom is now pampered by the mistress and Jerry dresses up like a ghost to scare Tom.

Directors: Gene Deitch
Fit To Be Tied
123 votes

#12 - Fit To Be Tied

Season 1950 - Episode 23 - Aired 7/26/1952

Spike steps on a tack while walking and is really hurt (he didn't know it was just a little tack). Jerry hears him, and helps take out the tack. To thank him, Spike gives Jerry a bell to ring whenever he's in trouble.

Cat Fishin'
329 votes

#13 - Cat Fishin'

Season 1940 - Episode 27 - Aired 2/22/1947

It's beautiful day at a lake... one that's surrounded by a fence that's plastered all over with "keep out" and "no fishing" signs. Not to mention the bulldog (Spike) who guards it. But that doesn't stop Tom, as he takes a chance by sneaking in to go fishing anyway, using Jerry as live bait...

The Dog House
126 votes

#14 - The Dog House

Season 1950 - Episode 26 - Aired 11/29/1952

Spike is building a dog house of his very own. Though unfortunately for him, Tom and Jerry's chasing antics keep destroying his efforts over and over again...

Calypso Cat
57 votes

#15 - Calypso Cat

Season 1960 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/1/1962

This episode involves a Persian cat that Tom falls in love with. They both end up on an island, but Tom ends up losing her to another cat.

Directors: Gene Deitch
The Midnight Snack
564 votes

#16 - The Midnight Snack

Season 1940 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/19/1941

Jerry decides to have a midnight snack. And what better than to have some nice, fresh cheese! He takes some from the fridge, but before he can eat it, Tom chases him for it. After breaking a lot of things, when chasing Jerry, Mammy hears the noise and comes down in a huff. Scared, Tom throws Jerry into the fridge to hide him. A bit later, Mammy finds Jerry in the fridge. She gets really angry, and throws Tom of out of the house. While Mammy is doing that, Jerry grabs the cheese, and finally eats it.

Carmen Get It!
52 votes

#17 - Carmen Get It!

Season 1960 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/1/1962

Another musical episode. Jerry goes into an opera, and Tom sneaks in behind a giant instrument case. Tom hides a tape recorder inside a violin, with a tape playing the role of the instrument. He's also a conductor, but ants keep changing the notes on a blank page.

Directors: Gene Deitch
It's Greek to Me-Ow!
66 votes

#18 - It's Greek to Me-Ow!

Season 1960 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/7/1961

This episode depicts Tom chasing Jerry during the times of Ancient Greece.

Directors: Gene Deitch
Puttin' On The Dog
401 votes

#19 - Puttin' On The Dog

Season 1940 - Episode 16 - Aired 10/28/1944

Tom chases Jerry right into a dog pound. Jerry makes himself comfortable once there, knowing that Tom will never follow him in. Tom thinks of something, though. He puts on a dog mask, and acts like a dog, going into the pound. After chasing Jerry for a while, he tells all the dogs that Tom's really a cat under the mask. All of the dogs chase Tom out of the pound.

The Night Before Christmas
631 votes

#20 - The Night Before Christmas

Season 1940 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/6/1941

It's Christmas Eve. Jerry sees a present wrapped in the shape of cheese.

The Million Dollar Cat
353 votes

#21 - The Million Dollar Cat

Season 1940 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/6/1944

The usual chase is going on between Tom and Jerry, until a letter arrives. Tom reads it and finds out that he inherited one million dollars by one of his uncles! He cheers in happiness, until Jerry reads it, and points out one detail that Tom missed. Tom can't harm any living thing - not even a mouse! Jerry rejoices the inheritance because since Tom is not allowed to hurt any living thing, it means he can get away with doing anything he wants without Tom fighting back. Jerry proceeds to torture Tom by taking advantage of his new life, sleeping in his bed and eating all of his food. Finally, after Tom loses his breakfast and gets a pad of butter in the eye, he loses it and begins to beat up Jerry. He then says, "Gee, I'm throwing away a million dollars... BUT I'M HAPPY!!"

Puss 'N' Boats
103 votes

#22 - Puss 'N' Boats

Season 1960 - Episode 33 - Aired 3/21/1966

Tom and Jerry are chasing each other on a boat, propelling Tom into orbit, as well as into the water with a shark.

Directors: Abe Levitow
Fraidy Cat
493 votes

#23 - Fraidy Cat

Season 1940 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/17/1942

On the radio, Tom listens to "The Witching Hour" that tells scary stories that almost give Tom a heart attack. After seeing Tom's reaction to the radio show, Jerry schemes a way to scare Tom. He moves everything in the house to make it seem like a ghost is in the house. Jerry does everything he can to give Tom a good spook. Tom gets so scared by all the strange things going on that he faints. Later, he finds out that Jerry was the one behind all this, so he chases him around the house. Accidentally, Tom attacks Mammy instead of Jerry, and she, once again, throws him out of the house.

The Zoot Cat
382 votes

#24 - The Zoot Cat

Season 1940 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/26/1944

Tom gives Jerry, as a present to a girl cat he really likes. The girl doesn't accept the gift, and Tom goes back to the house with a pout. He hears on the radio about a zoot suit. Tom cuts out and sews together a very tight and nice-looking suit. He goes back to the girl cat's house, and as soon as she sees Tom's new suave look, she swoons. Tom acts like Charles Boyer, and he makes the girl fall in love with him. Jerry sees he has to ruin this. He does something to anger Tom, which makes him chase Jerry around the house, and tripped into a fishbowl. The suit shrinks to Jerry's size, and Jerry wears it. He takes Tom's place, and acts like a mini Charles Boyer to the girl cat.

Springtime For Thomas
309 votes

#25 - Springtime For Thomas

Season 1940 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/30/1946

Tom is in love with his new girlfriend, a white cat. He makes her feel special, as he gives her little kisses, etc. Mischievous little Jerry thinks of something to break up the new couple. He writes a fake letter to an alley cat, telling him that the white cat has fallen in love with him. Once the alley cat sees Tom with her, trouble stirs.

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