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Tom and Jury is an ad parody of Tom and Jerry, and law shows in general. The skit was show on the episode, titled Here Comes the Doom / Brain Purge.

Summary

When Jerry gets smashed by an anvil, Tom gets taken to court by Droopy and Nibbles.

Plot

The ad starts out with Tom chasing Jerry. Tom bumps into a drawer, with an anvil on top of it. The vibration makes the anvil shake, and Jerry expects the weight to crush Tom, but crushes Jerry instead (perhaps being fatal). Tom looks at a crushed Jerry and feels happy about it, until the police come and arrest Tom for the squashing of Jerry. We later see Tom and Nibbles at court, with Droopy as the judge. Nibbles explains the crushing Jerry problem. Droopy replies "How to you plead?", but because of Tom inability to speak, no words come out, and Droopy puts him down as "probably guilty". Nibbles asks Sylvester if he thinks that Tom is guilty, and he replies "Sure. Why not?". Tom goes to try to talk with Sylvester about if he is guilty or not, but no words come out of his mouth while he babbles, and Nibbles thinks that he is battering the witness, and Droopy says that he is sustained. Droopy says that he is guilty, and he asks him if he has anything to say. Tom still can't say anything, but he shrugs his hands as if to say, "Seriously?". Finally Droopy sentences him with a lifetime of getting hit in the head with irons, and then Tom gets hit with an iron, leaving an imprint on his face. 

Transcript

[Tom chases Jerry as cartoon music plays, hitting a shelf. An anvil begins to shake, causing it to fall on Jerry, abruptly stopping the music. The police then barge in.]

Policeman: “Tom, you’re under arrest for the squashing of Jerry!”

[Tom points at himself, as saying “Me?”]

Policeman: “You have the right to remain silent!”

[He handcuffs Tom]

Policeman: “You have the right to an attorney, and you have the right to know we’re using you to make a law show for kids!”

[Cue title card]

Announcer: “It’s Tom and Jury!”

[Droopy’s gavel (a mallet used by judges) is heard]

[The camera then pans into the courtroom]

Nibbles: “Your honor, we have accused the defendant of knowingly using slapstick comedy to crush his hated enemy, Jerry!”

[A crowd (presumably the jury, or the witnesses) then gasps]

Droopy: “How do you plead”

Tom: (inaudibly, and presumably): “Your honor, I have come to this point that I say that I am not guil-“

Droopy: “Since you can’t talk, we’ll put you as ‘probably guilty’.”

[Tom then facepalms]

Nibbles: “Sylvester, you’re a cat. Do you think Tom is guilty?”

Sylvester: “Sure, why not?”

Nibbles: “No further questions.”

[Tom then walks up to Sylvester, presumably saying that the court is all wrong.]

Nibbles: “Objection! He is battering the witness!”

Droopy: “Sustained.”

[Tom facepalms again]

[Droopy then whacks his gavel]

Droopy: “The defendant... is guilty. Do you have anything to say?”

Tom (inaudibly, and presumably): “Seriously?”

Droopy: “Then I sentence you with a lifetime of getting hit in the head with irons. Starting... now!”

[Tom gets hit by an iron, leaving an imprint on his face]

Announcer: “Tom and Jury! ‘Cause kids can’t stay up for the real shows! Plus we already did Mouse M.D.”

[Segment ends]

Trivia

  • This segment alludes to Tom and Jerry's inability to speak, however, some of the old episodes, including the first movie, we can see that both protagonists can speak.
  • Tom's tail is colored the wrong way. The tail’s tip is black, despite the fact it’s supposed to be white.
  • The police officers heads not being shown is obviously a reference to The 2014 Tom and Jerry Show and the first few Tom and Jerry Shorts. What is the point to not showing the people's heads? Why do they do that?
  • Sylvester the Cat from Looney Tunes appears in this ad.
  • At the end of this ad, the announcer mentioned that they already did Mouse M.D.
  • In the scene when the cops arrive, they cuff one of Tom's hands, but on the next shot, we can see that both of his hands suddenly are cuffed.
  • Grey Delisle voices Nibbles (Tuffy) here. She has also played the character in Tom and Jerry Tales and The Tom and Jerry Show.
  • Nibbles, the policemen, Sylvester, and Droopy have falsely accused Tom of killing Jerry, despite the fact that the anvil falling on Jerry was not on Tom’s part.
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