There have been many versions of this classic cat-and-mouse cartoon, but this is our favorite. Full of creative chases and violence, it didn’t feature the overt racism of the Hanna-Barbera era (1940-1958) with its Mammy Two Shoes caricature of a poor black maid, the soft batch pussy-footing of 1975’s The Tom and Jerry Show, in which the natural enemies were inexplicably peace-loving friends, or the janky animation of The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show from the early ’80s. Nope, just good ol’ Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse teaching kids how hilarious violence is.