Son of Gopher Broke

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"Son of Gopher Broke" is the thirty-third episode of The Tom and Jerry Show (1975).



Another little gopher causes more harvest havoc for gardeners Tom & Jerry, as they go to work as groundskeepers for a rich old tycoon with their newest invention: a tractor which mows grass, trims hedges, waters flowers, and eliminates any and all garden pests, from gnats to gophers! T&J eventually flush him out and dispose of him in a nearby trash can and it appears they have gotten rid of him, but they soon learn differently when the gopher interrupts their soda break; he even goes so far as to invade the mansion and eat flowers from wallpaper and lampshades and shrubbery from a fish tank. When Tom & Jerry's attempt to trap the gopher has them literally up in the air, they chase him all over the lawn with their tractor, wearing a very visible groove through the grass as they go. T&J corner the gopher in his hutch and they proceed to fill it with cement, but the gopher gains the upper hand and covers them in concrete, and they ring for James the butler to chisel them free. By the time the tycoon returns with Miss Flashpot, a garden magazine reporter/photographer, the entire lawn is in complete chaos. But Flashpot nevertheless takes a surprising liking to it, calling it "the perfect combination of formal and casual!", and snaps a photo of it. T&J attempt to get credit, but the gopher beats them to the draw, and is taken by Flashpot to a flower show in New York. T&J end by being neatly deposited into the trash can by James.


  • This episode is a sequel to the eleven episode "Gopher Broke".
  • A lavender gopher pesters Tom & Jerry here, whereas a brown gopher wreaked havoc upon them in the prequel.
  • The original gopher consumed vegetables from T&J's garden; this one chows down on flowers.
  • Don Messick voices both gophers in both "Gopher Broke" installments.
  • It's possible because of the title of this episode that this gopher is the son of the original gopher from the first "Gopher Broke" and he's following his father's destructive footsteps of invading gardens and causing chaos and trouble for Tom & Jerry.