Texas Tom is a 1950 one-reel animated cartoon and is the 49th Tom and Jerry short directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby. It was animated by Kenneth Muse, Ray Patterson, Irven Spence, and Ed Barge and released to theaters on March 11, 1950. Excerpts of this cartoon are seen in two other shorts: Smitten Kitten and Cruise Cat.
Episode starts: Tom and Jerry are engaged in some morning Western-flavored cat-and-mouse games (Themed props such as lassos, spurs, prickly pear cactus, and revolver pistols are involved) when Tom spots a pretty cowgirl cat named Tara. Overcome with lust, he dresses up in his best cowboy duds and tries to impress her, but Jerry only sabotages his efforts. Tom takes out tobacco and rolls it up on a piece of paper, then uses Jerry's tongue to stick it closed, Tom smokes it and breathes out the smoke to spell "Howdy roundup." The cowgirl is flustered and giggly. At one point he sings a song for her on a guitar, but has a record player secretly playing the song for him; Jerry then takes the chance to mess with the speed of the recorder, and therefore, makes Tom sing in whatever speed he chooses. Tom chases after Jerry for humiliating him and tries to lasso the mouse. Jerry manages to evade capture, and throws the lasso around the left horn of a nearby bull. When Tom is confronted by the angry bull, he tries to flee, but when he finds himself cornered, he resigns himself to his fate. With Tom out of commission, Jerry now wears his own cowboy duds, and he waves his hat over to the cowgirl cat, then excitedly runs up to her face, grabs her by the cheeks and presses his lips onto the cowgirl's red lips, giving her a big kiss, and rides off into the sunset on Tom's back.
- Because of the United Kingdom's ban on television characters smoking, Tom's smoking of a cigarette is omitted from Boomerang in the UK, but is shown on DVD releases uncensored.
- Tom's cowboy outfit has also appeared in Tom and Jerry in War of the Whiskers.
- A print with the original titles was released on DVD by Thunderbean.
- This is Tara's only appearance to date, she hasn't appeared until The Tom and Jerry Show (2014)'s episode Day of the Jackalope.
- The Bull is seen again in Posse Cat.
- Hen makes a cameo appearance in episode along with other hens.