07 February, 2011

Tom and Jerry

I had the pleasure of helping a friend out; babysitting for her six-year-old son, who was sick with flu and fever. The pleasure wasn't in the fact the poor mite was sick, but because we watched a whole series of Tom and Jerry cartoons together. I don't know when the last time it was that I watched them, perhaps even since I was a child.

Tom&Jerry

I really enjoyed myself, but was struck by how brutal they are, as well as repetative. The storyline is the same every time: Tom squashes Jerry, Jerry squashes Tom back. I remember there being more, but there are just different settings to act out the same scenario. Which is probably why it was so much fun to watch when I was young.

Have you ever revisited a movie or television series out of your childhood, only to be surprised with a change in your reaction?

3 comments:

  1. Oh, yes, I've watched a lot of old cartoons and some movies with our granddaughters and had the same reaction.

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  2. Yes - Tom and Jerry! The kids love this cartoon but I'm always reluctant to let them watch it as it seems so violent. As my kids say, "It's not real mama."

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  3. Or book. Reread a childhood favorite book. It was a far different world.

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