Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This clever "cheater", utilizes ample footage from the classic "Tom and Jerry" theatrical cartoons directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Watching highlights of his film career on a small projector, Tom runs the footage backward and forward, hoping to figure out how to get even with Jerry for past abuse. As Tom takes notes, Jerry wanders into the makeshift projection room with popcorn in hand, intending to enjoy the show. At this point Tom stops the film, consults his notes, formultates a series of blueprints, and comes up with a perfect trap for Jerry--but as everyone knows, nothing in this world is perfect. Included in this crazy-quilt are highlights from Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943), Heavenly Puss (1949) and Designs on Jerry (1949).