80-03 "No Way, Stowaways"Pet Peeve, in which the owner declares to Spike and Tom that the one who catches Jerry can stay, sending the cat and dog into a fierce battle against each other for their quarry.
On the high seas, Weirdbeard The Pirate displays his new invention: a boomerang cannonball, as a way to cut down on using new cannonballs, but it turns out to be a bust when, true to boomerang form, it comes right back and blasts into the ship, foundering it. During lunch, Weirdbeard discovers Thomas Cat & Gerald Mouse have stowed away on his ship! The captain threatens to make them walk the plank, but then he remembers he needs a cabin boy; the one who does the best job stays aboard, with a deep-6 for the other! Tom and Jerry are sent into feverish competition with each other for the job, starting a chain reaction of blunders and misadventures, with Tom usually sabotaging Jerry's efforts as they lower the anchor, swab the deck, paint the cabin, and stack cannonballs in a neat pile next to the cannon. After many mishaps and plenty of damage done to the ship (it sinks 5 times!), Tom finally wins the job, but when the captain orders him to make little Jerry walk the plank, Tom protects his friend by hiding him under his new pirate hat...and faking Weirdbeard out with a cannonball!
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- The third New Tom & Jerry cartoon to be produced but the first to air on ABC, "No Way, Stowaways" had its origins in the 1954 MGM T&J classic
80-02 "The Ski Bunny"
In the Swiss Alps, Tom, Jerry and Spike enjoy a leisure day of skiing. Tom is executing his lates moves on his skis when suddenly he catches glimpse of Jerry with a sexy female feline ski buff...causing him to fall head over heels in love! Tom then competes with Jerry for her affections, but proves to be very unsuccessful in these endeavours; oftentimes running into and getting in trouble with Spike. When Tom and Jerry both find the ski bunny has hooked up with Spike, they combine forces and attempt to fell the bulldog with a snowball...which unfortunately backfires.
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80-01 "Stay Awake Or Else..."
On the circus grounds, the ringmaster searches for circus roustabout Tom, who at the same time is being driven by milk truck from an all-night party which has left him exhausted. The ringmaster catches Tom asleep and shouts for him to wake up, sending him bouncing off the roof of the circus tent! The ringmaster promises Tom he will lose his job should he fall asleep on the job. So, it's up to co-roustabout Jerry to wake him up. When applying loud alarm clock headsets to his ears, filling him up with piping hot coffee until it comes out of his ears, and jacking him up and tickling him with his party streamer all bomb out, Jerry decides the best he can do is make his sleepy pal seem awake with a pair of eyeglasses painted white. First Jer ties strings to Tom's arms and legs and manipulates him in the manner of a marionette, making him appear to dust the carnie wagons. When the ringmaster arrives and orders him to sweep the ring, Jerry puts him on roller skates with a broom in his paws and pushes him to the center ring to help him do his job...and loses control of him! The somnolent Tom unwittingly goes on to delight the crowd and the ringmaster with his stunts. The show is an instant success, and the ringmaster then presents Tom (still asleep!) with a contract stipulating he repeat his "act" every night, and he "signs" it...courtesy of Jerry, who manipulates his paw with a pen tied to his finger!
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