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"Bend It Like Thomas" is an episode of Tom and Jerry Tales directed by TJ House, written by Tom Minton and storyboard by Neal Sternecky.


Tom's emphatic soccer-playing annoys Spike and Jerry. Eagle from "Flirty Birdy" and a homage to the classic leash gag from "Fit to Be Tied".




In other languages

German - Sport und Aktivitäten (Sports and Activities)

Spanish - Feliz cumpleañdeporte! (Happy Birth-Sport!)

Hungarian - Sportmacskákség (Sports-Cats-Ship)

Japanese - スポーツをする!(Play Sports!)

Dutch - Buig het zoals Thomas (Bend it like Thomas)

Italian - Il giocatore orgoglioso (The Proud Player)

French - Le chat joue le jeu (The cat plays the game)

Danish - Kattefodbold (Cat Football/Soccer)

Irish - An t-imreoir éagórach (The unfair player)


  • Tom's name is referred to as 'Thomas' in the title.
  • Storyboard artist Neal Sternecky returns with the (almost) Season 1 design.
  • The title is a parody of the 2002 PG-13 rated comedy-drama sports movie, "Bend It Like Beckham" distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures about an 18-year-old Indian girl in London, England, United Kingdom playing soccer against her strict Sikh parents' wishes and her idol is real-life English professional footballer, David Beckham.
  • The Eagle from Flirty Birdy appeared in this episode as one of Tom's victims in his soccer antics, but he got Tom back.
  • The classic leash gag from "Fit to Be Tied".