The Two Mouseketeers - Dark Toons

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It's arguably the darkest ending ever given to a Tom and Jerry cartoon. Did the directors go too far or is it good old slapsticky fun? Doug takes a look at The Two Mouseketeers on a new Dark Toons.
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The Two Mouseketeers is a 1952 American one-reel animated cartoon and is the 65th Tom and Jerry short, produced in Technicolor and released to theatres on March 15, 1952. It was produced by Fred Quimby and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The short is a spoof of Alexandre Dumas' 1844 novel The Three Musketeers and its film adaptations, featuring mice Jerry and Nibbles as "Mouseketeers" trying to raid the French king's banquet table, which is protected by Tom as a guard.
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  1. Channel Awesome
    Channel Awesome
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    What did everyone think of The Two Mouseketeers? Watch more Dark Toons here -​​ Watch more Nostalgia Critic here -​​ Follow us on Twitch -​​

    1. LegendStormcrow
      25 օր առաջ

      @MineWheaties yes.

    2. MineWheaties
      25 օր առաջ

      @LegendStormcrow You mean the train track episode where you hear Jerry's thoughts? Jerry's girl even married sooner

    3. LegendStormcrow
      25 օր առաջ

      Dug says it has the darkest T&J ending but there was one where they sat together and committed suicide over girl trouble.

    4. MineWheaties
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      @Britney henry Look up the integration of pre-Joseph Breene era Betty Boop cartoons. Cab Calloway and Louis Armstrong were some big names performing

    5. Britney henry
      Britney henry
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      Their another betty boop cartoon called betty boop "I heard from1933

  2. Julien Blaschitz
    Julien Blaschitz
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    Pretty that Episode is banned or gets censored everytime it gets now aired

  3. Naturalist 4life
    Naturalist 4life
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    Do "The Three Blind Mouseketeers" it always scared me as a kid.

  4. Naturalist 4life
    Naturalist 4life
    4 օր առաջ

    Nobody: The Nostalgia critic: CONTEXT!

  5. Huntingwolf
    11 օր առաջ

    when i was young and saw this the first time i actually was sad about did kind of disturb me .

  6. Amari Smith
    Amari Smith
    11 օր առաջ

    Honestly, this is a bigger treat than having the train episode covered

  7. dancepiglover
    16 օր առաջ

    Tom and Jerry took a turn for Itchy and Scratchy.

  8. TBONE2004
    19 օր առաջ

    That short was ran in regular rotation on Cartoon Network so much, I was prepared for it so many times, that it doesn't bother me at all! In fact, in the words of Beetlejuice, *_IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY TIME I SEE IT!!_*

  9. ZalyBrainlessGenius
    20 օր առաջ

    When I was little and watching Tom & Jerry (3 years) I didn't know what a guillotine was. So this moment never really bothered me. Anyone else? :D

  10. Gavin Lybert
    Gavin Lybert
    21 օր առաջ

    If I’m being honest here when I first watched this I had no idea what a guillotine was or what the implication was All I remember was it coming down and nibbles saying poor pussycat and my thought was “what even happened to Tom?” I was such an innocent kid back in the day that when I first began to understand execution and built a lego electric chair my parents were in denial when I had them guess what it was, they were guessing things like hair dryer and when I told them that it was an electric chair they were like “that was my first guess but I didn’t want to believe it”

  11. Mark Saunders
    Mark Saunders
    22 օր առաջ

    Who knew that Curse of Frankenstein stole its ending from Tom and Jerry?

  12. Grey Fox
    Grey Fox
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    I definitely remember this one and it did kind of disturb me as a child lol

  13. Scooter Bond
    Scooter Bond
    24 օր առաջ

    "...probably the darkest ending of any Tom And Jerry short." You mean, apart from the one where they commit suicide by train? (edit: yep, there it is 😊)

  14. Αοβίνια Καστελάνι
    Αοβίνια Καστελάνι
    24 օր առաջ

    This was a close second, but the train scene is definitely the darkest because *that was meant to be the season finale*

  15. Ethan Born
    Ethan Born
    25 օր առաջ

    I remember watching this on boomerang like 7-5 years ago

  16. Lee Witten
    Lee Witten
    25 օր առաջ

    2 things. 1st, I saw this as a kid, and have always been pretty chill about death, especially in low continuity work like Tom and Jerry, that said, I always felt a mighty wrath toward our "hero" Jerry. My active and disturbed imagination conjured many a grizly death agony for that ffffffffffffffffUCKER. Second, I have always loved live action shows, with great regular jokes, but also some funny cartoonish jokes, my favorite being The Carol Burnett Show. This episode bringing to mind their parody on The Little Foxes.

  17. Lee Witten
    Lee Witten
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    The opening joke was great. slowly lifting Chaplain staring menacingly. Cute and dark!

  18. KennyFromHeaven
    25 օր առաջ

    This was serious trauma to me when i was 7

  19. Skyres
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    Tom didn't die. It was a random guy getting beheaded. There's a sequel to the episode called Royal Cat Nap. It proves that Tom didn't die and it was just a random guy getting beheaded.

  20. generalsnaz
    25 օր առաջ

    This is the episode I immediately thought of when you started this series. It freaked me out when I was younger for sure.

  21. LegendStormcrow
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    Fun fact, you can look around after being beheaded. Your not dead yet. It makes it worse.

  22. Oscar Ljungberg
    Oscar Ljungberg
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    "Hey Timooon! I don't feel so good!" HAAAAH! X'D "Hey HEY, keep it PG guys! oh... Actually the pig almost looked happy when they were about to do that. No judgements here..." *Me rolling around the floor, laughing my guts off*

  23. books from Windblown
    books from Windblown
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    Why did I forgot this classic episode?

  24. the beans Art & Music
    the beans Art & Music
    25 օր առաջ

    I was eating during that scene with the guillotine. I wasn't affected by it. Actually, I became hungrier and went back for seconds. Yeah, this episode is a classic.

  25. Darryl Baker
    Darryl Baker
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    I don't remember the name of it, but he should do a Dark Toons episode about this cartoon if he finds it. It's a Porky Pig cartoon where he's being kept up at night by this cat that's out on the fence singing a bunch of musical production numbers. At the end, Porky Pig has been driven so crazy that he shoots the cat. He feels horrible that he's killed the cat and he gets into bed, thinking that he's finally going to get some sleep. But, outside, there's now the angels of the cat's nine lives singing and making more noise than ever.

  26. Asgardian Queen 1014
    Asgardian Queen 1014
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    I do remember seeing this episode on TV at some point and since it wasn't Disney, I didn't really care that they beheaded Tom.

  27. Asgardian Queen 1014
    Asgardian Queen 1014
    26 օր առաջ

    I was more scared of skeletons and things to do with bodies.

  28. Asgardian Queen 1014
    Asgardian Queen 1014
    26 օր առաջ

    Well, I was more on the chicken side of being scared, strange scenes like Pink Elephants didn't scare me, they just left me scratching my head in confusion.

  29. Doctor Strange
    Doctor Strange
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    i remember watching it and not even notcing the gulitine ending, they might have cut it from the cartoon network broadcast

  30. Maniac4Bricks
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    Another aspect that makes the guillotine scene more gruesome, is that this is a dark punishment for Tom. Most other cartoons would have him beat with a broom, whisked away from the house, chased by a dog, mostly jovial.

  31. Maniac4Bricks
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    "Probably the darkest ending in Tom and Jerry". "Blue Cat Blues" short: hold my railroad tracks.

  32. woodsman105
    27 օր առաջ

    I had seen Watership Down when I was 4 or 5. And, I don't remember seeing this episode of T&J until after that. So, the ending of the Two Mouseketeers has stuck with me. But, I wouldn't say I found it traumatic.

  33. cordell knight
    cordell knight
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    When I first saw the ending of that Tom and Jerry cartoon, I was just sitting there like, wth happened, is tom ok

  34. Galantski
    29 օր առաջ

    The artwork's really excellent in this. As for the action, it doesn't seem very balanced as Tom is continually getting worked over, while never putting Jerry and Nibbles in much danger. The cannon ball should have been the end of him, so how does he end up at the guillotine? Historical goof: The cartoon's based on Alexander Dumas' novel, _The Three Musketeers,_ where the action was set in the 1620s, yet the guillotine would not be invented for another one hundred-and-fifty years.

  35. Broly Brout
    Broly Brout
    29 օր առաջ

    I used to watch this as a kid but taking a second look I'm pretty sure that is brutal, after words they just go about their business not worrying about his death

  36. GAMACHE a.h
    GAMACHE a.h
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    C’est la guerre...merde...

  37. Christina
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    Review The Puppetmaster from Avatar the Last Airbender!

  38. Jason Mimiaga
    Jason Mimiaga
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    Doug: "Context" "Context is for kings." --CAPT Gabriel Lorca Star Trek: Discovery

  39. That Indie Reviewer
    That Indie Reviewer
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    For context, given that this episode came out in 1982, the last time a guillotine was used was two years before this was released.

  40. Itay Sabovich
    Itay Sabovich
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    When I was a few years ago I saw this cartoon I thought it was the king who was killed am 12 that's why I said a few years ago

  41. FiresSy Yakovenko
    FiresSy Yakovenko
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    Funny thing: I do remember this cartoon, but chopping off Tom's head is the one thing I didn't remember...

  42. Darryl Baker
    Darryl Baker
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    Yep I saw it when I was a kid, I've never forgotten it, and I've always been disturbed by it. I always felt bad for Tom on the show. On the show, he goes after Jerry because he's a cat. He can't help being a cat. And Jerry was an evil little shit always showing up and making Tom's life hell, doing horrible shit to Tom, making bad things happen to Tom, and in this episode, he got Tom killed. And Tom was under obligation--with threat of death--to be watching over the banquet's food and making sure nothing happened to it, and Jerry and Nibbles showed up and fucked that up for him. And as I said, they got him killed. And they didn't care. I always saw Jerry as a villain on the show.

  43. Kayla Johnson
    Kayla Johnson
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    I saw it. Wasn’t really phased by it. I knew Tom was going to die

  44. Mauricio Merida
    Mauricio Merida
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    I hope you review one of the episodes of 'Peter Pan and The pirates', specially the one were Peter Pan grows up, it was so dark, specially the breaking speech of Hook.

  45. Woken Lunatic
    Woken Lunatic
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    Next Dark Toon: SquidBob TentaclePants (I like that Spongebob and Squidward fused into one that look cool but at the end that haunted me when I was a kid)

  46. a critic without a cause
    a critic without a cause
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    I used to think Tom and Jerry are playing other characters so they are fine... does that make sense ? well it did when I was a kid.

  47. gnacid reivaxela naig
    gnacid reivaxela naig
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    This was my favorite episode Idk how

  48. CCTV Studios
    CCTV Studios
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    Does anyone here legit want to see a Nostalgia Critic episode of his top 11 personal favorite Tom and Jerry shorts? Because I'd watch that in a heartbeat!

  49. Mx-Spanish
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    I didnt knew what that thing was at the time. So i never understood he was being executed.

  50. Mentally Not There
    Mentally Not There
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    3:42 I died, thanks X)

  51. AzrielSword100
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    Winnie the Pooh Search for Christopher Robin. Thats really dark for kids

  52. imperialseiryu
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    8:43 A parent could easily say that since it's a Squash and stretch cartoon that Tom put his head back on.

  53. Cerulean Walker
    Cerulean Walker
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    I remember seeing this and hating the ending. Mostly because I don't think Tom deserved it and I really don't like nibbles. If I ever see that mouse I'm stomping on him.

  54. Alec Scheller
    Alec Scheller
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    I loved this episode

  55. RedDragoon24
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    I remember this cartoon as a kid, never put 2 and 2 together on that ending aperently 😆

  56. Lord Kaiju X
    Lord Kaiju X
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    I don't blame anyone else's reaction for Tom's demise in this episode but let's not forget... He's been dismembered, sliced apart, blown up, shattered, mutilated, frozen, burnt, etc. numerous times in many episodes. Usually those moments are just meant to be comical even if they can be rather painful to look at sometimes. Comedic violence in Tom & Jerry is essentially the core for the show's zany antiques. Tom has literally been through Hell and back (even though that was a nightmare) and has died several other times and comes back the next episode as if death has no form of consequence like in other episodic cartoons.... *COUGH* Kenny McCormick *COUGH*

  57. KatarinaDreams
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    Dark fact: the French were using the guillotine up until 1973

  58. MineWheaties
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    It's like Walt Disney himself was trying to make people forget about the Two Mousketeers Tom & Jerry miniseries with his Mickey Mouse Club Mousketeers which actually debuted three years later. Such a shame Warner Bros. and MGM cartoon could've overpower him after he opened Disneyland.

  59. Depth217
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    Not a bad Ernie Sabella impression!

  60. Ray Thunder
    Ray Thunder
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    Moonmim's first episode. It took me off my seat when I saw what happened to one of the characters after he climbed out of a magic hat

  61. BruhLukey Studios
    BruhLukey Studios
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    Doug: “It has probably the darkest ending Tom and Jerry has ever had.” Me: Um what about Blue cat blues?

  62. JohnRad
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    I have to lend a recommendation; “Cobweb Hotel”. It’s a cartoon from 1936 about a spider that built a fake hotel where he tricks flies to come stay a night and traps them in their cobweb beds. The premise sounds like a great, simple idea for a cartoon. But the obscurity of this cartoon, the age of it, the voice of the spider, the beds made of cobwebs and the flies who only spoke in high pitched squeals made it such an uneasy cartoon to watch. Especially as a kid and hell even as an adult. Seemed like the perfect cartoon for this series. (Here’s the best quality version I could find on AMget: And this one has some of that old video scratchiness to it for added effect:

  63. Eric M. Felton
    Eric M. Felton
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    That's the part I hate in this cartoon. Tom get his head remove all because he couldn't stop Jerry and Nipples?

  64. Tiger ninja 25 robot
    Tiger ninja 25 robot
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    6:19 the funniest reaction

  65. Nezi Singer
    Nezi Singer
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    I vividly remember what happened when I first saw this as a kid...I believe I sat with my jaw on the floor for at least 40 seconds then turned off the tv and put in the jungle book XD

  66. Kevin Barkey
    Kevin Barkey
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    Whenever I saw the ending I thought *Jerry, you son of a b####

  67. Obscure Media
    Obscure Media
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    I remember this on cartoon network

  68. FissleDissle
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    I remember seeing this episode in my grandmas house, it was just hilarious in my opinion, but what really got me that Tom just DIED OUT OF SHOT

  69. ShinKyuubi
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    I think my personal favorite of these Mousekateer Tom and Jerry toons is when Nibbles is basically just an errand boy for Jerry..delivering love letters to and from a girl Jerry is dating..and EVERY TIME Nibbles goes to deliver letters Tom is there with an "En Garde!" and Jerry just doesn't give a single F about how beat up Nibbles is after checking like..once iirc for Tom when he comes back..the rest of the time he just is sitting love struck at his desk..and when the final letter from the girl says they are through? He yeets her picture and pulls out ANOTHER from another mouse girl he's being sweet on and sends Nibbles out with a letter to this point Nibbles is just fed up and beat all to hell and when Tom comes with another "En Garde!"..Nibbles doesn't react..Tom tries twice more..and each time his voice gets higher pitched until Nibbles looks at him and says..and I quote: "En gard, En gard..Phooey!" and then just walks off to go deliver the letter

  70. Damian Martinez
    Damian Martinez
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    Am I the only one who thinks that Tom's scream is better than the Wilhelm Scream

  71. Gojiro7
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    I saw this as a kid and nothing about the head chopping off thing really registered with me, truthfully speaking when I read the title of this video I remembered the song way more then the ending.

  72. SonicToon21 Studios
    SonicToon21 Studios
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    Can you get the Nostalgia Critic to review the Tom & Jerry Special Shorts on HBO Max?

  73. K.A :p
    K.A :p
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    Would have been a good season finale for Tom and Jerry 🤣. Imagine like that was the end of the whole show or the season and you had to wait and see if Tom survived 🤣🤣. Would have been funny yet traumatizing!

  74. Balfazra
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    don't know if considered scary, but Moomins episode with the Lady of the cold scared me as a child

  75. AquaMarina
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    Uhh I saw it as a kid and I didn't like it at all. First of all, I never was the biggest Tom and Jarry fan to begin with (actually the only thing I liked from Tom and Jerry as a kid was just featured movie when they talked, for the simple reason, it was one time I saw them being amicable to each other), mostly because I never found the constant abuse Tom goes through that funny, maybe it's because I'm very much a cat person, and although I find mice also cute, I never saw Tom as this big mean bully, just as a cat doing what he supposed to do, and being unjustly punished for it. So I find this very unfunny, unwarranted, and VERY disturbing. Plus fact that my mom was very direct also didn't help, I don't wanna go into the details, but I WISH she told me it was just a watermelon and Tom was fine.

  76. dudly
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    when i was a kid i did not know what that thing that cuts peoples heads off so i was like,is that an anvil?

  77. Lola Alarias MiitomoLife
    Lola Alarias MiitomoLife
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    finally! someone actually talking about this episode!

  78. Vendura
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    The older i get , the more sympathy i get for Tom , Jerry is a jerk .

  79. The Black Mesa Research Facility
    The Black Mesa Research Facility
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    Hopefully the new movie will do good

  80. Jesse Gibbons
    Jesse Gibbons
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    Implying the cat is beheaded is darker than implying suicide by train?

  81. Manuel Vazquez
    Manuel Vazquez
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    Will you take a look at Transformers Prime Season 3 episode 8 Thirst it gets frightening and dark at the ending long but short imagine being stuck on a ship with vampire zombies

  82. firmak2
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    This is yet another episode why i dont like Jerry.

  83. Joshua Hicks
    Joshua Hicks
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    Definitley saw this as a kid. Definitley disturbed me a bit. I knew the implications of what happened and it left this small bit of dispair as a kid. Lol

  84. DarkStorn
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    I always loved T&J as kid, but I think the "Tom goes to Hell" scared me much much more than this. I think saw most episodes randomly on TV, and by the time I saw this, I already saw the other Mousketeers episodes, and I always felt like they don't belong to the "T&J universe". I also understood the "everything will be fine in the next episode" principle, so yeah, I didn't have any particular reaction to the beheading as a kid.

  85. Matthew Franks
    Matthew Franks
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    Jerry and Nibbles are the real villains

  86. alex poole
    alex poole
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    Doesn’t Tom get sliced in half in one of these?

  87. Boring as frick
    Boring as frick
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    I didn't change my opinion from my early ages. Still disturbing.

  88. Jordan Howell
    Jordan Howell
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    When I saw the ending to the cartoon, I assumed Tom just placed a watermelon under the giant gilliteen and ran off.

  89. Khenji Robin Garciano
    Khenji Robin Garciano
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    I did not realise I was a child I remember that episode hahahaah

  90. kadajsnightqueen
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    Despite the ending, this one didn’t stick as well in my mind as a sequence from the Chuck Jones-era shorts. The one that creeped me out, and thus became my all-time favorite T&J cartoon, was a short where Jerry is granted an invisibility potion by his Fairy Mousemother, chugs it, and then chases after Tom with a pair of snipping scissors. Tom tries desperately to hide from the seemingly-possessed killer scissors, but they keep finding him. It’s a great short in whole, but that particular part with the scissors got to me as a kid.

  91. thEannoyingE
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    I remember this being ok tv a lot when I was a kid, but I don’t remember that ending. Betty Boop and Bosco during WWI is pretty graphic.

  92. Duskus Catball
    Duskus Catball
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    Absolute proof that Jerry is actually the villain. The villain who always wins.

  93. Tesnopesno
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    I have to say that as a kid, I really didn't understand the concept of pain and death that well I could understand the meaning of that end. I mean I shot and killed little animals etc. Then after I started to understand animals feel pain I didn't want to do that, but I also separated cartoon far from real animals and knew they didn't work with the same logic. I think Simpsons have similar moments where they skip the cartoon logic and go straight to funerals and such

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    I’d say anything from Adventure Time Especially the Deer episode is creepy as fuck

  95. SoulStealerSlayers
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    Not gonna lie. When I first saw this short when I was younger, I actually cried and had nightmares about it for a couple nights. I still feel very uneasy when I watch it. I think part of it is that Tom is my favorite character in all of the Tom and Jerry shorts, and seeing my favorite character allegedly killed just bothered me so much. The sudden seriousness of the moment in such a light-hearted short unsettled me so much as well. I also have a mandela effect with the ending. Instead of the blade rising smoothly, I sincerely remember it raising with two short hesitations near the top, and every time the blade rose after a swift hesitation, it was paired with a short trumpet (each rising in pitch) to create a sound of rising movement. Maybe my mind created that small change to make the moment less eerie to me?

  96. Rogue the L.I-Princess
    Rogue the L.I-Princess
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    I'm still a bit distracted that Tom's owner/boss or whatever has _instruments of torture_ on display for his guests. Maybe after the feast they were gonna go outside and make s'mores with a _witch-burning stake._

  97. Luke Brundidge
    Luke Brundidge
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    I thought It was funny how Tom died

  98. ARC the Cartoon Master
    ARC the Cartoon Master
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    1:22 Is it weird that I only know about that show from a Bugs Bunny cartoon?

  99. Sloth InPocket
    Sloth InPocket
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    *Can you talk about the disney cartoon short, Donald's Dilemma, you know the one where Daisy wants to kill herself*

  100. Мария Копекова
    Мария Копекова
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    Well, that was much darker, than I remember watching this episode as a child. Guess you can say it depends on perception. Thank you for your opinion and the overall idea of DarkToons series. Is there any chance that you've seen The Nutcracker Prince (1990)? The Rat King in there was quite a scary thing....