That Time Tom & Jerry Committed Suicide

Your childhood was more fucked up than you realize!


There are plenty of conspiracy theories regarding cartoon shows for kids; they usually involve satirical political subversions and hidden pornographic images (how many dildos are in that Little Mermaid poster?)—things that younger minds are likely to miss on first viewing.  It must be fun corrupting the innocent!

But one of the darkest cartoon conspiracy theories isn’t a theory at all: In 1956, beloved cat and mouse duo Tom & Jerry committed suicide.  Fact.

In the episode, BLUE CAT BLUES, Jerry stumbles upon a forlorn Tom sitting on a set of train tracks; you can hear an engine approaching in the distance.  An omniscient narrator delivers a mental soliloquy:

“In a few minutes, it will all be over.  And for the first time since he met him, he’ll be happy.  It’s better this way.”


The cartoon then goes into flashback mode, explaining how Tom came to this state of extreme despair.  As some might suspect, it all has to do with a lady cat.  See, Tom in smitten by the sexy white feline who lives in the alley.  He spends all his money trying to impress her, but instead of returning his amorous desires, she dumps him in favor of the slick cigarette-smoking cat with a car and sunglasses.

As the train barrels ever closer, Jerry reflects on how lucky he is to have a girlfriend who loves him.  But in a shocking twist, Jerry turns his head just in time to see that his love has eloped with his rival, the white beatnik mouse.  Distraught, Jerry joins his frenemy Tom on the tracks.

So while the cartoon ends before the moment of impact, it’s a foregone conclusion that this is a suicide pact.

You Tube user KMACK TIME is an avid cartoon conspiracy theorists.  Check out his breakdown of the infamous BLUE CAT BLUES below.

Do you find it shocking or inconsequential that Tom and Jerry committed suicide back in the 1950’s?  Sound off in the Comments section!

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  • Timepsycle
    30 January 2016 at 2:29 am - Reply

    If they knew what a rubbish make over Hannah Barberra (don’t know if that’s spelt right but you no who I mean) was going to do they would have done it anyway!!

  • Timepsycle
    30 January 2016 at 2:32 am - Reply

    I meant to say ‘know’

  • Matthew Myers
    31 January 2016 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    I remember this episode, Tom drinking all that milk because he was depressed cracked me up.