The beach umbrella is an item that appeared in the Tom and Jerry cartoon "Salt Water Tabby". During the cartoon, a three way battle with Tom, Jerry and a crab commened and were chased around the beach. Jerry trapped Tom in the beach umbrella to keep him out of the way when he returns to the basket. He then trapped the crab in Tom's bahing suit, and the result was brutal, but the crab escaped and didnt find Jerry. By the end of the short three way battle, Jerry was back at the basket, the crab bak at his rocks and Tom stuck in the umbrella.