Dear Straight Dopefiends,
About Tom and Jerry. Who were they, really? I’ve worked out a possible evolutionary chain, but can’t get to the original pair.
First there was a drink. My mom has a white glass cup with “Tom and Jerry” written on it in Old English script, and I’ve seen other examples at garage sales. I’ve even seen a Trader Vic’s Brand Tom And Jerry Mix, which had no discernable ingredients beyond the hydroglycolized polyunsorbate type and looked uncannily like baby burp.
Then there was the MGM cartoons. Really used to like these, especially when they broke character and talked, or Tom won. Didn’t happen often.
Then Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel banded together and called themselves Tom and Jerry for a while in the '60s.
So these are popular names. But who were the first “Tom and Jerry?”
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