Beach Bully

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This article is about the episode. For the character, click here. It is also not to be confused with Beach Bully Bingo.

"Beach Bully" is the sixth episode of The Tom and Jerry Show (1975).



Tom and Jerry are relaxing at the beach until a macho cat comes along and, walking across Tom and Jerry's beach blanket, kicks sand on the duo. This starts an ongoing rivalry between Tom and Jerry and the cat. They fight over things like having a radio on or off, and whether or not their badminton game is making too much noise. Spike gets involved in the rivalry twice, and gets revenge in creative ways. First he uses the badminton net as a slingshot and sends the cat flying across the beach. Later, he puts a key in the cat's back and, winding him like a toy, sends him marching across the beach. Tom and Jerry try to go rafting, but the cat sends his fishing line out to the raft, deliberately destroying it and causing the cat and mouse to sink. As revenge, Jerry ties the fishing line around Spike's barbell, pulling him away, once again framing the cat for the job. The cat throws Tom and Jerry in the trash. Finally, Jerry ties the fishing line in the cat's bathing suit, and attaches a magnet to the cat's tail. Tom ties the other end of the line to a set of balloons. The balloons send the cat soaring away, and the magnet attracts the barbells Spike is lifting. Both dog and cat soar far away, leaving Tom and Jerry to finally relax.

Trivia & Notes

  • This cartoon ties in with the original theatrical-era MGM Tom & Jerry shorts Salt Water Tabby (1947) and Muscle Beach Tom (1956), and the 1967 Chuck Jones vehicle Surf-Bored Cat, all of which dealt with fun at the beach.
  • Here's the original concept of this cartoon: Tom is asleep on the beach, Jerry arrives with a cute girl mouse and settles on a blanket near him. Jerry turns his radio up loud, waking Tom, and the age-old feud begins.
  • Spike's cat girlfriend seen here is also in "The Ski Bunny" as well as Muscle Beach Tom.
  • Not a sound of dialogue is uttered throughout this entire cartoon. Other New Tom & Jerry cartoon to follow in this pattern are #80-09, "Gopher Broke," and #80-45, "The Campout Cutup" (unless you wish to count the mosquito buzzing, "Boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy! Mmmmmmmmm!" as dialogue).
  • The gag of Jerry tying a fishing line to the cat's bathing suit and a set of baloons is a rehash of a similar trick he executed in the 1947 MGM T&J short Cat Fishin'.
  • Spike appears in this episode, but with no lines.
  • Numerous elelments of this particular episode would be recycled in "Beach Bully Bingo," which aired on The CW4Kids February 24, 2007 as part of the "Beach Ocean Settings" installment of Tom and Jerry Tales.