Did Tom and Jerry Kill Themselves?
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Did Tom and Jerry Kill Themselves?

August 9, 2019


Helloooo, I’m the Nostalgia Critic. Yeah, I remember it, so you don’t have to. A while ago, an article appeared online, making the very grim claim that in the last episode of Tom and Jerry, they apparently commited suicide. If you search the Internet even more, you’d find there’s actually a lot of articles claiming the same thing. That in the last animated short by Hanna-Barbera, the episode grimly ends with them sitting on the railroad tracks waiting for death to take them. This couldn’t possibly be true, could it? But upon more research, you’d find that some channels have banned the episode and, even to this day, it gets few, if any, showings on American TV. Holy shit! This might actually be legit! Did the world’s most hilariously violent team-up end their days in the most disturbing way possible? I mean, we all know we’d see them in other projects and even some where we *wish* they were dead, but did the original creators, Hanna-Barbera, really do this to them? Did Hanna-Barbera really do something so terrible to two of their most famous icons? Sort of. There’s a bit more to the story. The episode in question is called “Blue Cat Blues”. And yes, it does open up with Tom sitting on the railroad tracks, waiting to be run over. Jerry watches, shaking his head, and, through inner monologue, gives us the story. Apparently, Tom and Jerry used to be the best of friends – but don’t worry, they still get smashed up pretty good – until a female comes into their lives and ruins everything. Tom falls in love, pushing Jerry aside, but then she falls in love with another cat. Tom does everything to try and win her back – even selling an arm and a leg for her – but absolutely nothing works. Eventually, she ends up getting married to the other cat, resulting in Tom being so beaten and torn that he lays himself on the tracks. Jerry, of course, justifies what a perfect relationship he’s got, only to find out his girlfriend as well ran off with someone else. Resulting in him asking Tom if he can scoot over a bit. Uhm… dem dames, eh?! Bros before… animalised, kind of humanistic hoes? Okay, so there’s a few angles to come at this from. One: Tom and Jerry have been squashed, smashed, beaten, hit with every object you can imagine. I think it’s more than likely they would survive the train. But then again, a flexible reality can go both ways. The Addams Family, for example, have done a lot that would obviously kill them but a bullet from the gun or threat of electrocution apparently are fatal blows. You could also make the argument that their acceptance of their doom is what suddenly launches them into reality. Grey area, to be sure, but there’s also the fact that Tom and Jerry’s timeline doesn’t follow that much continuity. Every episode is a little different. The house looks a little different, the owner is a little different… Hell, Jerry’s adopted son Nibbles is left on his doorstep God knows how many times. What, does he just keep sending him back after every adventure? That’s kinda douchey. So, again, kind of a flexible reality. Most importantly, though, well, this is one of the final episodes. It’s not THE final episode. The final episode is actually called “Tot Watchers”. And they don’t commit suicide, they look after a baby. A fucking baby! A touch less depressing, don’t you think? In fact, Hanna-Barbera still had two years of cartoons that came out after the supposed last episode. So it’s pretty obvious this was meant not to be the end for our depressed duo. So, then, why the controversy of their banning from other channels? Well, because Tom and Jerry ending their lives is kind of a f**king downer. People’s sensitivities have changed over time to race, gender, and yes, even some forms of violence. Now, that’s not to say people haven’t also died from shootings and falling off high places and so forth, but the tone is still kept pretty upbeat, and in a different reality. This, though still the punchline of the joke, is pretty heavy to watch for two main characters we know and love so much. Though again, I argue not quite as hard to watch as this. Rated G, by ass! It should be NC-17! I remember seeing this episode when I was a little kid and I wasn’t at all disturbed by it. I got the joke. Jerry thinks he’s being above it all, and that could never happen to him, and when it does happen to him, he comedically does the exact same thing. But, as much as I love grim humour, not every little kid is going to get it and could easily take it too seriously. Hell, if the Internet has shown us anything is that even *adults* can take it too seriously! So, did Tom and Jerry commit suicide in the last episode? Not really. We never see them get axed off, they survive much worse, it’s obviously the punchline of the joke and, most importantly, they had about a dozen cartoons after this one! If this demonstrates anything is that we’ve grown more sensitive to certain jokes in connection with certain characters. A suicide joke in an episode of Louie wouldn’t be that big of a deal, but in Tom and Jerry, eehh, many people can get uncomfortable. But, in turns of any grand shocking ending people are looking for, it’s certainly not here. It’s a funny little episode with what they thought at the time was a funny little ending. In the end, it’s not as epic or gothic as many would suspect, it’s just a silly joke about obsessing over romance. And really, when is anything related to romance in the media ever caused anybody to commit suicide? Don’t you believe it!

100 Comments

  • Reply Valiantcat7780 July 31, 2019 at 5:35 am

    ‘__’ hmmmmm

  • Reply Metroplex Grimlock July 31, 2019 at 8:48 am

    The track could have been abandoned too

  • Reply JC Jamon July 31, 2019 at 10:20 am

    2015: no
    2016: ñô
    2017: ńø
    2018: Ńœ
    2019: Youtube: Hey wanna see a guy talk about one Cat and a mouse commit suicide?

  • Reply Aleem Ahmad July 31, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    They haven't banned it I saw it and I got trawmatized

  • Reply JoyStick Plays July 31, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    The avengers endgame ending:
    sits next to tom

  • Reply Still Holding Myself July 31, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Bro the only reason i saw this episode again is from seeing a fuckload of sad edits

  • Reply Brian Lee July 31, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    1 like = 1 slap on Tom’s and Jerry’s girlfriend

  • Reply The Director_91 July 31, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    I remember this-I knew they were killing themselves, but i never thought it was the last episode. So, I just thought they would come back like they always do…guess not

  • Reply Da Great Fox July 31, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Nope I bet they didn’t die .. the next thing u know .. Tom and jerry come back

  • Reply Yuri July 31, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Cats movie exists
    Sits next to Tom

  • Reply Ima firing mAh lazah August 1, 2019 at 1:39 am

    No

  • Reply It’s Obitobi August 1, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Well yes but actually no

  • Reply Cake Isalie August 1, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    The thumbnail is a mood

  • Reply leksos gru August 1, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Countryhumans: Exists
    *Sits next to Tom*

  • Reply DoomRobloxPepsi August 1, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    .

  • Reply LØF1 uwu August 1, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    We can all agree that the white cat was a bitch

  • Reply Soul Surf August 1, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    can you do dexter's ego trip

  • Reply The Unknown of Railroader August 1, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Go commit next to tom

  • Reply Eddy August 1, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    If they can survive gunshots, being blown up, dismembered and being torn up, then they can survive being hit by a damn train

  • Reply team Golden August 2, 2019 at 2:59 am

    Life..

    Sits next to tom

  • Reply Renji Parkers August 2, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    It's a cartoon, nobody dies
    Even if the did get run over you can think of the most hilarious ways they can survive

  • Reply E Cola August 2, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS FOLLOW THE DAMN TRAIN

  • Reply I only subscribe to good channels August 2, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    I remember this episode way too well.
    I remember watching Tom and Jerry before a dance recital I had (obviously I wore makeup, my costume, etc.) and then this episode came on. I was freaking balling my eyes out, and I still understand how. Something with the music, I think.

  • Reply Markjames Conde August 2, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    What? I-i hahahahaha.. … 😌😕😦😤😑

  • Reply Lance Wright August 2, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Are there lyrics to your theme? If not, I have them.

  • Reply Wet Water August 2, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    1956: commits suicide after their crush has a boyfriend

    2019: uses iphone to watch tom get his ass kicked

  • Reply BatmanFan 76 Channel 2 August 2, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    3:01 They Look After A Baby. A F**king Baby!😕 👶🏻

  • Reply BatmanFan 76 Channel 2 August 2, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    3:49 Rated G My *ss, IT SHOULD BE NC-17!

  • Reply Ronzell Smith August 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Don't you believe it!

  • Reply Chucky Ray August 2, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Thomas the tank engine is not on PBS kids anymore

    sits next to tom

  • Reply Ryan Burton August 2, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Why did it get replaced with Tom and Jerry show

  • Reply TestMain12 August 2, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    ''bros before hoes''

  • Reply The Nintendo DSi Mapper / Japan Gaming 日本 August 3, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Tom and jerry didn’t get killed by a train
    One and a half reasons why
    1 they had been hurt with everything you can think of from 1975
    1 and a half jerry is to small

  • Reply The Nintendo DSi Mapper / Japan Gaming 日本 August 3, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Got bullied

    *sits next to tom*

  • Reply Midoriya Izuku August 3, 2019 at 1:00 am

    * k *

  • Reply T -30 August 3, 2019 at 8:27 am

    For that was wished
    For that was loved
    These icons can be a sham

    For a kid I felt really bad for Jerry and Tom I was constantly thinking why were they in the train tracks
    They gonna get hurt now I know why

  • Reply TheGamingChemicals August 3, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Why does this guy look like the dad from Funnel Vision

  • Reply SWIGGITY SWOOTY August 3, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Tiger 1 H1 in WT reduced to 5.3
    Sits next to Tom

  • Reply Virishikii August 3, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    impossible, both of them fucking experienced lethal burning, losing teeth but growing it back, bruises and getting beaten up.

  • Reply 555 Droid August 3, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    The thing is, tom and jerry are immortal.

  • Reply Andrew Konhauser August 3, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Beautiful ending

  • Reply Maryam Kaita August 3, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    People are now taking kittens drowning to seriously kids won't understand

  • Reply Ack Ackingway August 3, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    *me and friends talking about vacations over summer*
    My mom: I'm working all summer hun
    Me: *sits next to Tom*

  • Reply By Cercube August 3, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    I dug deep to find that episode and it killed me when I saw it 😭 Tom and jerry are too deep in my heart

  • Reply Kidoo August 4, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Tom and jerry wont die 🙂

  • Reply Anamatronicattack August 4, 2019 at 5:43 am

    r/gocommitdie

  • Reply Gacha Lotol August 4, 2019 at 8:46 am

    I remember that episode i watched it before i knew what suicide was, i watched it at like 5 idk.

  • Reply Citavalo August 4, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Remember my fellow dudes, bros before hoes.

  • Reply Angelo and Estevan BFF forever August 4, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    It's impossible for them to die because tom and jerry surrived a white mouse which exploded 💥

  • Reply Kerem Sekizsu August 4, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    A Train hit cant kill tom and Jerry

  • Reply Nam Hoàng August 4, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    ? You think this cat die
    After a lot of fight explosion drown and blah blah blah ?

  • Reply Nicolas Gern August 4, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Anybody else see H E A R T B R O K E N?

  • Reply Top Hat August 4, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    They are not dead because they are in promos and they are in movies sooooooo yeah

  • Reply The F0x August 4, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    TikTok: exists
    Me: Sits next to Tom

  • Reply Rockracer1288 August 5, 2019 at 12:07 am

    so they claim a mere train would kill these two

    that seems flawed from the start

  • Reply FamousBump August 5, 2019 at 6:03 am

    UR A POOPY HEAD

  • Reply chezey cheze proudly! August 5, 2019 at 10:35 am

    It's kind of depressing when you consider that they are basically immortal when it comes to violence. It basically means that even if they did want to end it they can't, they're just stuck in everlasting pain and depression…dark stuff

  • Reply Bluestar of the Icewings August 5, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Oh my gosh! I’m shocked!

  • Reply Wimozat International August 5, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Did Tom and jerry kermit suicide

  • Reply Racool August 5, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Lol the only episode i’ve never watched

  • Reply Dorian Sikirica August 5, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Let's think about it in a much more realistic way: if the train really hit them then they would turn into carpets. It's just the cartoon logic in Tom&Jerry

  • Reply Shiho Tamaki August 5, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Guy's guys.. HAVE YOU SEEN WHAT THEY ALREADY SURVIVED??!

  • Reply shane hype August 5, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Im still mad of u

    Read more

  • Reply Solomon Taiwo August 5, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Saw the Sonic the Hedgehog Trailer
    Sat Next to Tom.

  • Reply l3rutal_ Paniic August 6, 2019 at 3:56 am

    Have u seen the show they literary get cut in half and they live

  • Reply Dr. Lego August 6, 2019 at 4:50 am

    I saw it yes it's true

  • Reply mayaadam1 August 6, 2019 at 6:50 am

    This sounds like a creepypasta

  • Reply ky nguyen August 6, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Plz say no

  • Reply Emerald_Stars Gaming August 6, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Yes,but actually yes no.

  • Reply Nora the birb August 6, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    the episode wasn't banned when I watched it, you can say that I'm traumatized now

  • Reply Dog Go August 6, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    They can’t die

  • Reply There’s so much porn O_O August 6, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Mom: *Ancident deleted my drawing on computer*

    Me: *Sit next to Tom* :-;

  • Reply shrek Minecraft August 6, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Youtube:
    2015: nah
    2016: meh
    2017:bleh
    2018:eh
    2019: lets recommend this

  • Reply TiredBoi ツ August 6, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Someone just called them a poopyhead dont worry

  • Reply xiibuss' Birb channel August 6, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    They didn't die, cartoons never die

  • Reply Trannosaursrexrex O August 6, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    No, they have survived explosions, car crashes, and more collisions stronger than a train crash

  • Reply Reyes Sanchez IV August 6, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Ironically after this vedio a Commercial Ad from Amazon and the woman in the commercial got hit by a train. So go figure XDD

  • Reply OutSmarteddd August 6, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Don’t they survive every thing they will be fine

  • Reply ari chan August 6, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    I used to watch Tom and Jerry all the time when I was younger. I never really watched it again when i moved to America. But like, if they did commit suicide, then that's just sad asf

  • Reply nothing but embarrassment August 6, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    No they made a reboot

  • Reply zoukology y August 7, 2019 at 12:22 am

    This was aired in Egypt I saw it…it..was real?

  • Reply Leaflad August 7, 2019 at 1:52 am

    I’ve watched it it’s kinda sad

  • Reply Reas81 Aj August 7, 2019 at 4:17 am

    I remember seeing that episode as a kid. I was so confused and and upset because that wasn’t the normal vibe

  • Reply HeyIm Jols August 7, 2019 at 5:53 am

    Hahahaha wtf

  • Reply green beedrill August 7, 2019 at 6:23 am

    It was just a depressing episode

  • Reply Dan DA little Man August 7, 2019 at 7:25 am

    DBH, Tom is the only one who gets beaten up..

  • Reply Lama Oman August 7, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    A car hits them tom nothing happens. But a train kills them

  • Reply A Hungry Kid In Africa August 7, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    It's impossible for them to die since they can survive a 9000 pounds weight and still alive

  • Reply its Zaviation/Dash August 7, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    I was a kid and saw that episode and I dint get why they sat there until I got older

  • Reply Selma Utigard Moe August 7, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    nice one.

  • Reply Dave August 8, 2019 at 6:37 am

    What if I just (💥)

  • Reply MrCrayonBoy 911 August 8, 2019 at 8:29 am

    The Moral Of The Entire Story Is”Bros Before Hoes”

  • Reply Springlock Gamer August 8, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    What's the background music called? I've heard it a million times and I still don't know the name…

  • Reply meep August 8, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Me at 1am : Alright thats enough, time to get some sleep

    Youtube : HEY DID TOM AND JERRY KILL THEMSELVES?

  • Reply ThatOneGuy August 8, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    No one:
    YouTube recommendations: “Did Tom and jerry kill themselfs?”

  • Reply cool wollf August 8, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    YES

  • Reply David Ssaana August 8, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Hey are u still there. Remember u got 1life Tom got 9

  • Reply Malachi D Chavarria August 8, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    5:01 the way his face changes from 😀 to 😕

  • Reply Miguel Arenas August 8, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    Recommended… wtf bro I thought we were friends are u good?

  • Reply Bxbby Scrub August 9, 2019 at 12:01 am

    yas

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