Surf-Bored Cat

Surf-Bored Cat
Tom and Jerry series

Title Card
Directed by Abe Levitow
Produced by Chuck Jones
Story by Bob Ogle
Voices by Mel Blanc
William Hanna (gasping)
Billy Bletcher
Music by Dean Elliott
Animation by Dick Thompson
Philip Roman
Ben Washam
Hal Ambro
Don Towsley
Carl Bell
Studio Sib-Tower 12 Productions
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s)
  • May 5, 1967 (1967-05-05)
Color process Metrocolor
Running time 6:38
Language English
Preceded by The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R.
Followed by Shutter Bugged Cat

Surf-Bored Cat is a 1967 Tom and Jerry cartoon short directed by Abe Levitow and produced by Chuck Jones.


The title card and credits are first shown, and as Tom and Jerry are on a cruise ship heading to a tropical Caribbean beach, Tom looks out the window seeing a surfer riding a wave. Tom leaps for joy and dashes preparing for surfing and accidentally wakes up Jerry. Tom carries his surfboard out to the deck, but runs into many bumps, and falls until he finally makes it to the sea out of a fishing boat. Tom lands on a large blue lump that reveals itself to be a shark. Tom peers over at the other of surfers surfing and thinking that was disturbing the activity and hits the shark on the head seven times until his head with four lumps which was knocking him out.

Tom surfs a large wave but he's frightened when spots the interrupting shark below him, laughing demonically. Tom pulls himself up to the top of the wave until he's sucked beneath the water and soon encounters the shark again. Tom turns his arms such that he rows with them and speeds away from the shark, launching a foot into the air. He taunts the shark again but scrapes the sand and runs into a rock. As a mound of sand covers him, the surfboard is up against the rock, giving the mound appearance of the grave. Jerry walks onto the "grave" and drops a flower onto it. He takes off his hat as a salute but grabbed by Tom, who spits out the flower. The sand comes off in Tom's head and it's shown a red starfish was grabbed a hold of it.

As the starfish enlarges one of his legs over Tom's nose, they both of them do an impression of Jimmy Durante. After that, Tom tries to get the starfish off of his head by tugging him off, but doesn't succeed, much to Jerry's amusement. Tom eventually manages to get the starfish off to his head, but finds him getting stuck on his hands. Then he gets him off by pushing it with his foot and when he gets him off, he thinks he succeeds... until he starts walking and realizes he's now stuck on his foot. After realizing this, he pulls him off with his hands, but ends up getting him stuck on his head again. After that, Jerry whispers a plan in Tom's ear. As the starfish protests, Tom carries it out anyway: Running the headfirst into a big rock. The starfish is still here, and just as Tom cries and points to the rock and his head, a bump forms, causing the impact to push the starfish off.

Tom takes one last look at the starfish and leaps excitedly, until he joy doesn't last for too long when he sees the Jerry was taken his surfboard and becomes annoyed. As Jerry does a sombrero dance with the hat, puts the hat back on and poses, Tom takes the surfboard and waves at the mouse. Jerry flies through the air and lands into a coconut tree. Jerry gets his head lodged in a coconut and resembles like a monkey before stumbles around the beach. Tom paddles away, but soon encounters the shark yet again, jumping off his surfboard and swimming to shore, causing the board to fly into the shark's mouth. As Tom laughs himself silly, the shark expels the board and ends up throwing it into Tom's mouth when he's never laughing. The shark laughs maniacally as Tom's swallowed with his surfboard and departs. Then Tom is used as a surfboard by Jerry, as he shrugs and decides to enjoy surfing.

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Production Credits

In Association With Sib Tower 12 Productions

Affiricated with A.F.L.-C.I.O.

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