There is hardly anyone who has not watched tom and Jerry. And even till this day, it enjoys a huge following. The show has kept reinventing itself time and again. But there is big controversy about the last episode of tom and Jerry!

Tom and jerry at the beach

There is an episode called the Blue Cat Blues, which is considered by many as end of Tom and Jerry. But that’s not the truth! It was the 103rd episode of the original series and not the last one. However, you know that each episode has its own plot and is quite independent of the other. Therefore, even though it is the technically not the last episode, it is still treated as the finale. It was also the last episode which is shot at the MGM studios. It is believed by makers of the show that the show won’t go on for long, therefore they wanted to have an episode which shows us the end of Tom and Jerry. The episode stands out for a number of reasons. It is one of the darkest episodes in the history of the iconic cartoon series.

Tom and jerry at railway track for suicide!

HERE IS THE REAL STORY

  • The story begins with Tom sitting depressed on a rail track. It is one of the rare episodes where Jerry actually speaks and narrates the story.
  • Jerry narrates his state and the reason for his present condition. It informed about how sorry tom was. Tom is smitten by a white cat, who initially reciprocates to his advances later chooses the rich cat, Butch.
  • At the end of the episode, he also suffers from the same fate as Tom and decides to join his friend on the tracks. The scene fades out as we can hear the noise of the train. This scene is widely believed as the end of the show.
  • This was the only tragic episode of the series tom and Jerry.

WHY YOU NEVER SEE THAT SHOW ON TV?

To avoid controversy, Turner Entertainment’s channels Cartoon Network and Boomerang have banned this episode due to references to alcohol and suicide. Though Tom actually drinks milk to relieve himself from the pain, yet we can find that the milk acts as a substitute for alcohol. It is also one of the rare episodes where Jerry actually tries to save Tom by asking him not to drink. The episode was aired only once on Cartoon Network Southeast Asia.

ACTUAL LAST EPISODE OF ORIGINAL TOM AND JERRY SERIES:

Tom and jerry episode number 114

The actual last episode of the original series is episode number 114, aired in 1956 called the Tot Watchers. Chuck Jones soon resurrected the show. Chuck Jones went on create more than 30 Tom and Jerry cartoons and the new series was as successful as the original one. Time and again, these two immortal characters have appeared in various movies and short episodes of their own.

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  1. At any given time, I would prefer to watch Tom and Jerry to any other thing on the telly.

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      i can’t even imagine what my childhood would be like without this show. So high five! Thank you!

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