Growing up, I loved to watch Tom and Jerry. It was definitely one of my favorite cartoons, and still is. Everything about it was perfect – the recurring gags, the music, and the storyline.
I was talking to my roommate Jay tonight about the cartoon, when he told me that he had always rooted for Jerry.
I was taken aback. Let me explain.
For some reason, I always rooted for Tom in the episodes. In my eyes, he was the underdog. No matter how hard he tried, no matter what he did, he was always outsmarted by Jerry. I don’t know why I continued to root for Tom, but I just felt so sorry for him.
Maybe I felt he was misunderstood, that he was smarter, nicer, and more genuine than what people made him out to be. Need proof? Check out this Christmas special (one of my favorites).
Talking to Jay about Tom and Jerry made me think. I wonder if others share my sentiment, or rooted for Jerry in the episodes? Only one way to find out – a poll!
So who do you root for? Tom or Jerry?
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