Poll: Who do you root for?
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View poll results: Who do you root for?
Jerry's just trying to survive
21 22%
Tom's just trying to catch the mouse he was told to catch
55 57%
**** em both,
18 19%
Tom and Jerry?
2 2%
Voters: 96.
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#1
So, I have this theory in the works, and while it seems to be pretty agreeable among the people I've mentioned it to in person, I want to hear what other people think.


Basically, a couple of years ago I noticed that when it comes to watching Tom and Jerry, as you get older you start to change sides. What was once the hilarious antics of a mouse outwitting a mean/evil cat slowly morphs into the story of a cat who's just trying to do what cats do while this mouse makes him wreck up the house and taunts him.


In short, I've found that older people sympathize with tom instead of rooting for Jerry.

How about you?
#2
I agree.

Strangely enough, my brothers and I were recently discussing the same thing. Weird.
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#5
I've liked both and sympathized with them equally in my lifetime.



Plus, I've always been more of a Spike person:

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#7
I always sympathized with Tom. I don't really see how you can't. Everybody gives him shit.
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That's racist!
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#12
Can't stand the show, personally. I'm more of a classic looney tunes kind of guy.
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#13
I always wanted Tom to catch Jerry. I remember when I was really little, that episode where Tom got guillotined for not catching Jerry made me cry.
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#14
Anyone who's owned a cat knows that you can't 'tell it' to catch anything. Your theory is wrong.
#16
Poor Tom. Always getting his plans thwarted my Jerry.
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#17
I've always been a Tom person. Even when I was a kid I wanted to see an episode where Tom actually gets that damn mouse. I think one of the newer episodes ended with Tom chasing and beating Jerry into the sunset but I think we can all agree that any non-classic episode is crap anyway.


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#18
Quote by Pagan-Pie
Anyone who's owned a cat knows that you can't 'tell it' to catch anything. Your theory is wrong.


Anyone who's actually watched the the cartoon remembers that a lot of the earlier ones do in fact have Tom's owner (tbf of the time, probably the owner's maid) telling him to catch the mouse that's all up in the kitchen stealing food.

These episode usually end with Tom getting beaten/kicked out by a human for not doing what he's supposed to do.


Your post is wrong.
#19
Quote by Mack56
Anyone who's actually watched the the cartoon remembers that a lot of the earlier ones do in fact have Tom's owner (tbf of the time, probably the owner's maid) telling him to catch the mouse that's all up in the kitchen stealing food.

These episode usually end with Tom getting beaten/kicked out by a human for not doing what he's supposed to do.


Your post is wrong.


I don't remember that. There was a somewhat racist portrayal of a black woman who used to hit him with a broom etc.
#21
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I've liked both and sympathized with them equally in my lifetime.



Plus, I've always been more of a Spike person:



This.

Though if I had to choose it'd probably be Jerry.
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#22
Well, you could argue that Tom represents the elements of the working-class which are used by the capitalist state (the domineering housekeeper, portrayed as black and female in order to disguise the message of the cartoon), to remove undesirables such as Jerry, with his obvious Jewish characteristics and his homosexuality.
#23
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Well, you could argue that Tom represents the elements of the working-class which are used by the capitalist state (the domineering housekeeper, portrayed as black and female in order to disguise the message of the cartoon), to remove undesirables such as Jerry, with his obvious Jewish characteristics and his homosexuality.
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#24
Quote by Kumanji
Well, you could argue that Tom represents the elements of the working-class which are used by the capitalist state (the domineering housekeeper, portrayed as black and female in order to disguise the message of the cartoon), to remove undesirables such as Jerry, with his obvious Jewish characteristics and his homosexuality.

Not sure if serious or just poking fun at reputation...
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#25
Quote by Kumanji
Well, you could argue that Tom represents the elements of the working-class which are used by the capitalist state (the domineering housekeeper, portrayed as black and female in order to disguise the message of the cartoon), to remove undesirables such as Jerry, with his obvious Jewish characteristics and his homosexuality.

I hope you are not serious
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#26
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Well, you could argue that Tom represents the elements of the working-class which are used by the capitalist state (the domineering housekeeper, portrayed as black and female in order to disguise the message of the cartoon), to remove undesirables such as Jerry, with his obvious Jewish characteristics and his homosexuality.

Thank you for finally saying what we're all thinking.
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#27
Quote by Kumanji
Well, you could argue that Tom represents the elements of the working-class which are used by the capitalist state (the domineering housekeeper, portrayed as black and female in order to disguise the message of the cartoon), to remove undesirables such as Jerry, with his obvious Jewish characteristics and his homosexuality.


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#28
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#29
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I don't remember that. There was a somewhat racist portrayal of a black woman who used to hit him with a broom etc.



why i said owner's maid. I was originally gonna say something about how racist the portrayal was but i thought it went without saying.

But yeah, episodes with her would usually start with her seeing jerry and being all like

"OH LAWDY THERE'S A MOUSE! TOM, GET IT!"
#30
I was always rooting for Tom.
Jerry is always starting trouble and Tom has to go catch him. Whenever Jerry wasn't around, Tom was usually asleep. He is not evil, he's just always being pestered by Jerry.
#32
I liked the episode where they had to cooperate.

Like the one where they had to take care of the baby.
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#33
Fuck Tom.
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#34
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I liked the episode where they had to cooperate.

Like the one where they had to take care of the baby.

Speaking of Jewish characteristics and homosexuality...


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#35
Quote by Mack56
Anyone who's actually watched the the cartoon remembers that a lot of the earlier ones do in fact have Tom's owner (tbf of the time, probably the owner's maid) telling him to catch the mouse that's all up in the kitchen stealing food.

These episode usually end with Tom getting beaten/kicked out by a human for not doing what he's supposed to do.


Your post is wrong.


There was an episode where tom and jerry were in revolutionary era france. Tom was ordered to catch jerry and when he failed to do he was sent to the guillotine. That was messed up. Jerry is a little prick
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#37
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Speaking of Jewish characteristics and homosexuality...




If I am correct one of them is Jewish, And I think that they did have some sort of homosexual relationship.

So yeah, they are gay and Jewish, if one of them decided to marry the other in a traditional Jewish wedding.

Tom and Jerry, gay and Jewish, everything Bugs Bunny had to be.
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#38
Everybody shits on Tom all the fucking time, Jerry's an asshole.
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#39
I'm a big cat person, I always kind of felt sorry for Tom.

Obviously back when I watched it very often (it was probably one of my most watched shows as a kid, despite not liking it as much as stuff like Top Cat and the Pink Panther, probably cos the cat loses in it! ) I just saw it as a "Cat vs Mouse, none of them dies so they both win" kinda thing.
But yeah, thinking about it, Tom getting scolded all the time for trying to catch a mouse, as per instinct is pretty shitty.
#40
So I see I wasn't the only child traumatised by Jerry sending Tom to the guillotine, and nobody's mentioned it, but I'm pretty certain I saw an episode that ended with both of them sitting on a set of train tracks and crying, not joking at all.

On a related note, anyone else here believe that the reason his traps get so crazy and over the top is because Wiley Coyote is really just going insane from starvation?
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