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For a dog with the same name from the Tex Avery Cartoons, see Butch Dog

Butch Cat is a supporting Tom and Jerry character. He is a black and white alley cat whose appearances generally vary from a friend or ally to a rival of Tom Cat.


Butch Cat dressed as a baby with Tom.

Butch was originally created by Hugh Harman for the MGM cartoon short The Alley Cat along with Toodles Galore; a character model sheet for the Short refers to him as Tom.[1] His first appearance in the Tom and Jerry cartoons was Baby Puss (1943), alongside Topsy and the already-established Meathead.

In A Mouse in a House, Butch did compete with Tom for the catching of Jerry. He and Tom co-operated at their best to catch Jerry. Unfortunately, they both failed, making Jerry still the untouchable one.

However, Butch is the leader of the alley cats (usually Lightning, Topsy, and Meathead) who are friends with Tom and, at times, join in him in tormenting Jerry.

Butch also appears in the Tom and Jerry Tales series. In the first season, Butch's voice sounds like a Bobcat Goldthwait impersonation (which matches with how he sounds in Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring). In season 2, his voice changes to a more generic Brooklyn "tough guy" voice. In the episode Beach Bully Bingo, he appears in red swimwear. He also appears more muscular, having well-trained pecs and stomach muscles. He also flexes his arm muscles and slightly appears to have abs. Some people think that this muscular bodybuilder cat who is as strong as Spike isn't the same as Butch.

In The Tom and Jerry Show (2014), Butch is smitten with Dollface and flirts with her.


Since Butch has been in many appearances in the Hanna-Barbara days and the modern days of Tom and Jerry, Butch has a wide range of behaviors.

Initially, Butch is a loud-mouth cat, a trait that continues to even modern series. He often talks, even when it has nothing to do with his business sometimes. His mischievous antic has sometimes provoked anger from Tom Cat and even Spike.

He often parties in Tom's house and like Tom, is an enemy of Jerry. Butch loves "stealing" the cat girl that Tom is "dating with."

He is basically romantic, as you see in Springtime for Thomas, Casanova Cat, and other episodes. He's mean yet a jerk as you see in the episode The Beach Bully, The Devil You Know, and mostly the rest. Curiously in the Tom and Jerry Tales episode Beach Bully Bingo, he got a unusual crush on Jerry's girlfriend, Toots. However, in the Tom and Jerry show (2014), he was a bit of a scammer in Wish Bone. He traded Tom for his cat food, just for his bone he found in the trash. However, The Devil You Know, after he had a nightmare, he was being nice to mostly everyone yet becoming a bit overboard of his niceness causing Tuffy to go back to him in the middle of the night.

In another Season 4 episode called The Maltese Pigeon, when he threatened to slam a pigeon statue which literally had another pigeon in it, the narrator taunts and dares him to do it. He later asked if he's talking to him, the narrator agrees as he told him: "Yeah, you don't have the guts."

For this comment, you see Butch gets angry as he's a bit offended. Later on Butch states: "Are you calling me a chicken?". Insults of chicken talk his heard then that's where you see him angrier and get all tough. But, however, after this incident, he gets slammed on the head by the pigeon which broke free from the concrete statue.


Butch is a Tuxedo Cat with yellow and black eyes. Though usually consistent in his appearance, in Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring and Tom and Jerry Tales, Butch has a bandage wrapping around his tail - an appearance detail that is normally seen by Meathead Cat.

War of the Whiskers

Butch appears in Tom and Jerry in War of the Whiskers, he is a challenger, and he is the one of the two skillful fighters alongside Tom Cat of the eleven characters. his punches and kicks are similar to Tom except faster.

When he wins, he will do a victory dance, but when defeated, he collapses to the ground and slaps himself.


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Tom and Jerry Tales

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The Tom and Jerry Show (2014)

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Tom and Jerry in New York

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Main article: Butch Cat/Gallery


  • Butch Cat has been married two times, his first wife the white cat from Blue Cat Blues and it might be confirmed that Butch and his wife divorced because Butch got drunk, and when Butch met Dollface, he flirts with her and she became his second wife.
  • Butch is shipped with Dollface giving them their ship name Bollface (Butch x Dollface).


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