What are the best Tom and Jerry episodes?

Tom and Jerry have been chasing each other for a really long time. As we approach their 80th year of literal cat-and-mouse shenanigans, we look back at some of the best Tom and Jerry episodes that flaunt our furry friends' foolery.

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    #1Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse

    In an attempt to stop Jerry from stealing his milk, Tom tries to poison the mouse, only for it to have unexpected results. Released in 1947, this was the 30th Tom and Jerry short and was directed by creators William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

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    Raymond Moore
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "was nice to see jerry resort to brute force as opposed to his usual wit for once. definitely one of the best tom and jerry episodes for switching their roles briefly."
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    #2Solid Serenade

    Solid Serenade

    In the 26th short of Tom and Jerry, Tom tries to woo a female named Toots Galore, playing his double bass on a moonlit night. Solid Serenade was released in 1946 and features Louis Jordan's 1944 track, "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby".

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    Robert Ortiz
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN'T MY BABY~? this episode stuck with me for years solely thanks to that line. catchy and an overall entertaining episode to go along with it!"
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    #3The Cat Concerto

    The Cat Concerto

    The Cat Concerto is the 29th Tom and Jerry short and was released in 1947. Tom attempts to play Franz Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" on piano at a concert. Jerry, who was sleeping inside the piano, is rudely awakened and isn't pleased.

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    Zachary Martinez
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "who could ever forget tom's piano fiasco? i wish i could play the piano like jerry did but that would be expensive. this is one of the best tom and jerry episodes simply for the way they used the music in the gags"
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    #4Tee for Two

    Tee for Two

    Tom visits a nearby golf course to play a round of golf when he discovers that Jerry lives in one of the holes, resulting in back and forth shenanigans on the green. Tee for Two was released in 1945 and is the 20th Tom and Jerry short.

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    Matthew Henderson
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "the only cartoon that got me even remotely interested in golf, even if it was played really badly on tom's end"
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    #5Heavenly Puss

    Heavenly Puss

    Tom meets an untimely end when he is crushed by a piano. Before he can take the train to Heaven, Tom is asked to reconcile Jerry, which proves easier said than done. Heavenly Puss was released in 1949 and is the 42nd Tom and Jerry short.

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    Anthony Allen
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "yikes. this was a really dark episode. and it didn't take me til 10 years after watching to realize what happened to those poor kittens. what some people wouldn't do, indeed! only giving this a 4 since it does cover a darker theme that kids might question"
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    #6Mouse Trouble

    Mouse Trouble

    Wanting a surefire way to rid his life of Jerry, Tom consults the book, "How to Catch a Mouse". Tom follows every step in the book but Jerry proves he is no ordinary mouse. This was the 17th Tom and Jerry short and was released in 1944.

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    Louis Fuller
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "one of the older ones on this list and definitely one of the best tom and jerry episodes since it set the idea that jerry wasn't some ordinary mouse!"
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    #7Cue Ball Cat

    Cue Ball Cat

    It all begins with Tom playing a not-so-fair game of pool. One of the table's holes is inhabited by Jerry. Unamused by his slumber being disturbed, pool-related hijinks ensue. This is Tom and Jerry's 54th short and was released in 1950.

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    Diana Austin
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "funny but it makes you wonder just how many times jerry is coincidentally living in something related to what tom is doing other than the house they already share? old gag is old."
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    #8Salt Water Tabby

    Salt Water Tabby

    Tom's attempts to woo the beautiful Toodles at the beach are interrupted when he finds Jerry picking through her picnic basket. Sandy shenanigans surface soon. This was the 31st Tom and Jerry short and was released in 1947.

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    Sara Duncan
    Written on June 11, 2019
    "not as polished as the others in terms of comedy as it relied even more on slapstick than the others. it's okay but not the best."

Summary

Best What are the best Tom and Jerry episodes
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Dr. Jekyll and Mr. MouseTV Shows 17 Paid
2Solid SerenadeTV Shows 13 Paid
3The Cat ConcertoTV Shows 6 Paid
4Tee for TwoTV Shows 3 Paid
5Heavenly PussTV Shows 2 Paid
6Mouse TroubleTV Shows 2 Paid
7Cue Ball CatTV Shows 2 Paid
8Salt Water TabbyTV Shows 1 Paid
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