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"Father's Day" is the fifty-first episode of Tom & Jerry Kids written by Sandy Fries.



Tom's grandfather takes him and Jerry on a survival trip to the desert.


A bus is driving through the neighborhood and stops at a corner dropping off a old cat that resembles Tom. He is revealed to be Tom's grandfather. He looks at a sheet of paper to get his bearings and find the address on it. Inside their home, Tom and Jerry are sitting on the couch in the living room, snacking and watching soap operas. Tom's grandfather barges in to let Tom know that he's doing his yearly visit on Father's Day. However, grand pappy is none too pleased to find Tom watching TV with a mouse and proceeds to berate Tom for his lack of toughness. Tom's grand pappy proposes a survival trip to toughen Tom up and also forces Jerry to come along with them.

Out in the desert, they arrive and Tom's grand pappy says that goal of the survival trip is for Jerry to survive so sends Jerry off to be hunted by the cats. Jerry runs out into the desert and ends up in a snake, but manages to run out of it. Tom's grand pappy is encouraging him when a bear happens upon them and scares off his grand pappy who runs through a cactus. Jerry then makes a false trail with an elephant's foot that is somewhat confusing Tom and his grand pappy as they track the mouse. Tom's grand pappy is giving a lesson about elephants to him and then pauses to wonder what and African elephant is doing out there when the two cats get stampeded by an escaped elephant. Two zoo keepers appear asking if the cats have seen an elephant go by.

Next, Tom and his grand pappy try to set a tiger trap when his grandpa mentions that there shouldn't be any tigers around when a Bengal tiger pulls grand pappy into a bush and pummels him. The zoo keepers return looking for the tiger. The trap backfires on the cats and the zoo keepers when the tiger throws them in. The two cats set another trap for Jerry that involves cheese and a large boulder, but it again it backfires with Jerry being the one that sets it off on them. In the end, Tom is dragging his grand pappy back home on a stretcher as grand pappy is still giving Tom lessons on survival which continues as grand pappy gets back on his bus to go home. He tells Tom and Jerry that they should continue to practice their survival skills and that he'll return next Father's Day.


  • Tom's grandfather's likeness bears a close resemblance to the classic version of Tom's character.


  • Tom's grandfather's ??? are white when he informs Jerry that he'll come along for the survival test.
  • Tom's grandfather refers to himself by "grandfather", but refers to his grandson as "son" and "sonny". This is clearly a mistake/confusion in family tree relations.
  • Despite the title and holiday being known as Father's Day, we don't see Tom's Dad but instead his grandfather.