Tom and Jerry. 80 Years Old this Year

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Re: Tom and Jerry. 80 Years Old this Year

#21  Postby I'm With Stupid » Feb 10, 2020 6:32 pm

For the record, Jerry is the prick in this cartoon.
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Re: Tom and Jerry. 80 Years Old this Year

#22  Postby felltoearth » Feb 10, 2020 10:00 pm




FWIW if that was a Warner Bros toon, the woman would be Bugs Bunny in drag.
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Re: Tom and Jerry. 80 Years Old this Year

#23  Postby don't get me started » Feb 11, 2020 12:46 am

Although probably the best known, the Feline/Murine cartoon antagonists are not the original Tom and Jerry.
The originals were a pair of Regency gents in a book by Pierce Egan. Their adventures in London, often scandalous and salacious, were a bestseller in their day and their habit of overturning constable's sentry boxes (with the constable inside) became a common prank for pissed up fellows out on the town. The picture of London nightlife of the early 19th century is an eyeopener.
It's the kind of thing the subsequent Victorians heartily disapproved of...hypocrites that they were. ;)

https://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/articles/tom-and-jerry-life-in-london


I still love the cartoons. One that I still remember with fondness is the 'Mouse in Manhattan' episode where Jerry runs away to the bright lights of the big city.




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