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Calypso Cat is a 1962 Tom and Jerry cartoon that was originally produced in 1961.

Plot

While chasing Jerry around a dock Tom sees and instantly falls in love with a female cat. The female cat appears to return Tom's interest, so Tom sneaks aboard the ship the female cat and her owner have just boarded.

Jerry follows Tom onto the boat and proceeds to interfere with Tom's subsequent flirtations. On board the ship, Tom gives the Persian cat a tray of refreshments, but the mouse intends to give trouble by booting the bench the female cat's sitting on as she begins to enjoy the refreshments on the tray. Then, when the refreshments are dumped on her (by Jerry collapsing her chair), and Tom trips and falls on her when getting a wet towel, the Persian cat gets annoyed and bangs the tray onto Tom's head that it turns the shape of a bell.

Now the Persian cat plans on ignoring Tom, but Tom decides to certify her with something else. Just then, the second trouble Jerry is trying to give is to put a bouquet of flowers in a fire hose's water spraying space and switches on the water tap so that once Tom gives it to the female cat, water will definitely splash on her cheeks while she was smelling the bouquet of flowers. Not long later, after the Persian cat gets splashed into a ship pipe and her bow tie is tied onto her lips she smacks Tom on the part below the mouth. The cat's mouth grows slightly long right after being smacked by the female cat, then Tom makes it back to normal.

He dashes after the female cat down the steps at the edge of the ship, pleading for forgiveness but she seems to be paying no attention to him. Tom holds the Persian cat's hand trying a reason to get along with her but she continues to leave apart. Jerry then tricks Calypso cat into assaulting Tom by hitting the steel drum with a stone (Calypso cat thought Tom had kicked it). Obviously, Tom retaliates and the two start to fight each other, using the drums sticks and steel drum as weapons. Tom loses the fight when Calypso Cat slammed the drum onto Tom and turned him into a turtle, as Tom comes out of his shell, and Calypso Musician cat proceeds to walk off, as Tom runs around and around and spins around on his shell, and Jerry laughs and laughs himself silly, accompanied by the female cat, making Tom heartbroken.

Jerry then sets Tom's feet on fire to get his attention, and Tom, now realizing that Jerry sabotaged his potential relationship, proceeds to chase Jerry back onto the ship in a crazed fury. The ship arrives back at the dock where it had been at the start, and the chase continues on the dock. Despite being chased by Tom, Jerry is smiling through the camera for the closing as if it was all worth it.

Censorship

  • This episode is entirely banned from all the Arabic channels like Spacetoon, possibly to prevent any sexual innuendos the episode was accused of.
    • On MBC3, some segments that involve hearts are cut out for unknown reasons.

Trivia

  • Tom doesn't notice Jerry was sabotaging at the time, at least until the ending. In fact, neither the persian cat, nor Calypso notice Jerry throughout the episode.
  • This is the first Tom and Jerry cartoon from the Gene Deitch era where its opening theme music is real scored music by Štěpán Koníczek, as opposed to using archival audio of the Tom and Jerry theme music from Jerry's Cousin by Scott Bradley as the opening theme music as in most of the shorts of this era, hence it is the first cartoon which Štěpán Koníczek receives onscreen credit as composer. Other shorts from this era to use real scored music by Štěpán Koníczek in the opening titles include The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit, Tall in the Trap, Sorry Safari and Carmen Get It!.
  • This is only cartoon where Tom and Jerry both win at the end.
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