Jerry's Nephew

Jerry's Nephew - Dinky appears

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Jerry's Nephew is the thirty-ninth episode of The Tom and Jerry Show (1975).



Tom and Jerry are playing ping-pong at home, but Dinky came by to visit his uncles Tom and Jerry as he walk into the fridge to get milk.

After a refreshing intake of a saucer of milk, Dinky goes outside to play...with Tom and Jerry dashing after him to protect him from any further harm. A swing on the swings leads to a game of follow-the-leader, on a tree limb, down a drainpipe and eventually into a chicken farm. Tom and Jerry employ all sorts of methods to get Dinky back---through tunneling under, Jerry masquerading as a chick, and Tom disguised as a hen---but each and every time, the farm's head rooster shows up to foul their plans. Tom & Jerry eventually snatch up Dinky and flee for their lives, race inside their house, and slam the door behind them---so hard that it brings the house down around them! It is here that Dinky's mom shows up to take him home, but Dinky returns to report some great news: his mom says he can come back tomorrow. Tom & Jerry decide this is the perfect opportunity to hop the next bus for Australia.


  • "Jerry's Nephew" is in homage to an earlier MGM Tom & Jerry cartoon sporting a title relating to a relative of Jerry: 1951's Jerry's Cousin.
  • This is probably a remake of The Milky Waif (1946). Tom previously ran afoul of barnyard fowl in Fine Feathered Friend (1942).
  • The animation of T&J close together during their game of table tennis with the ping-ping ball tapping on each other's paddles is inspired by a pivotal scene from Tennis Chumps. "The Tennis Menace" also makes use of such animation.
  • Jerry talks. He says, "Uh, cheep, cheep." He does this while being disguised as a chick, the same as he did in Fine Feathered Friend.
  • The very evening of the day these 3 New Tom & Jerry cartoons aired as part of Episode TJGA-13 of New Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape on ABC's Thanksgiving Funshine Festival, CBS broadcasted a 60-minute Hanna-Barbera-produced animated special, The Last Of The Mohicans, as part of their "Famous Classic Tales" series. The Last Of The Mohicans was H-B's only other project (besides The New Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show) for the 1975-1976 television season.
  • The Goodson-Todman game show Showoffs and the soap opera All My Children had the distinction of being the ABC Daytime programs to be preempted by this special telecast of The New Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show.


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