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Tom and Jerry – Childhood Revisited

Sunday mornings were always awesome when we were growing up because Tom and Jerry would come on the television in the morning and we were allowed to eat breakfast while watching them! I know I started eating cheese only because Jerry loved it and always drooled when he saw cheese. As a child, I always felt bad for Jerry because the poor guy was being tortured by the big, mean Tom. Now I realize that it was poor Tom who was being hurt and yelled at and thrown out of the house because of sneaky little Jerry! But I still think Jerry is cuter than Tom and I would happily pick a stuffed toy of Jerry over Tom’s.

For some strange reason, Tom and Jerry hardly shows on TV anymore! I know there has been a lot of debate about the show because it promotes ‘violence among children’ but I don’t think we ever thought of trying any of those tricks when we were young! We just laughed a lot at the sheer simplicity of the pranks and the running around trying to get each other. I mean, even when I was super annoyed with my kid brother, I never wanted to put him in the freezer or try and get a mouse trap to snap on his hands just because I saw it on the show! 🙂 I do hope the people opposing it has a strong reason to do so. Cartoons today just don’t seem to hold the same appeal.

My favorite Tom and Jerry show is the one where Jerry makes Tom believe that Tom has measles! It always makes me laugh no matter what! I can’t get over the awesome imagination that the creators had. To think of all these things up really does take some creative minds. I always wondered and still wonder what the maid’s face is like. They always show the lower half of her body.

I can’t help try to think of the wonderful lessons Tom and Jerry have taught me:

  1. Just because someone is your “enemy”, it doesn’t mean you don’t help them in times of need.
  2. Friends always stick up for their friends.
  3. A love-hate relationship can exist.
  4. Always watch carefully what you bite into – it could be your tail!
  5. Sun bathing is the BEST way to relax.
  6. Music can bring you together.
  7. Pies are not meant to be eaten – they are supposed to be thrown in other people’s’ faces (!) 😀 😀

I am so glad I could find a few of the episodes from a friend. This Sunday morning, I’ll be getting my cereal and a cube of cheese and will be watching my Tom and Jerry shows! Can’t imagine any better way to spend Sunday morning! 😀

 

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