Sorry, Millennials, only Boomers can identify all these midcentury things in Tom and Jerry cartoons

These classic shorts are full of household objects from the Fifties and Sixties.

Because of the timeless nature of classic cartoons, especially Tom and Jerry shorts which don’t use much dialogue, it’s easy to forget when they were first released. The objects used in certain cartoons give clues — telephones usually have dials and cars sometimes look straight out of The Waltons.

But far from being a downside, these background elements only add to the nostalgic nature of these animated delights. We’ve gathered objects seen in classic Tom and Jerry cartoons that are right out of the 1940s, '50s and '60s. Can you tell what each thing is?

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  1. What does this white door belong to?
  2. What is Jerry struggling with here?
  3. What is on the left here?
  4. What is Tom sitting next to?
  5. What is this thing at a cartoon construction sight?
  6. What kind of basket is this?
  7. What is Tom lying next to here?
  8. What is this thing?
  9. This teapot isn't really a teapot, it's a...
  10. What is this machine?

Sorry, Millennials, only Boomers can identify all these midcentury things in Tom and Jerry cartoons

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ScotHeyYo 6 days ago
That’s a *lavender* refrigerator door, not white.
It’s construction “site”, not sight.
That’s a newspaper stand with a slot for beverages 🙄.
Better editing needed on this quiz.
GeenaWeena 9 days ago
7/10…should have been smarter on these
Randall 11 days ago
10 looks an awful lot like a newspaper box, I love old Vending machines and the only type of Soda boxes I remember were either taller or opened from the top like a chest.
sputnik_57 11 days ago
8/10 I'm well over 60 and I've never seen a drink machine like that or a lamp that looks like a teapot.
Waterpull sputnik_57 9 days ago
Those are the only 2 that I also missed!
Oldielover 11 days ago
I see a lot of you missed #9....I just went by the light that's around the chair...Lucky guess!
Oldielover 11 days ago
9/10...Almost went for the TV console,but chose radio--.....I flubbed it on # 10.....Dang.
JHP 11 days ago
#10???? really?? How in the name of Thomas Edison is someone gonna get a soft drink out of that contraption?

I picked the newspaper thingy
Biff JHP 11 days ago
me too
bnichols23 11 days ago
"If it's too easy, you're too old." Well, yeah, there's that. 10
Mario500 11 days ago
"Sorry, Millennials, only Boomers can identify all these midcentury things in Tom and Jerry cartoons"

(suggests changing this part of the article (suggestion: Midcentury things in Tom and Jerry cartoons))
MrBill 11 days ago
10/10; got them all without much difficulty and I admit I am a Boomer.
Tracye 12 days ago
9/10 #4 got me, I really thought it was a TV like my grandparents owned in the early 70s
Muleskinner 12 days ago
7/10. Thought I would do better. 🤷‍♂️
BrianMoore 12 days ago
9 out of 10. And I'm a Millennial.
AllisonWunderland 12 days ago
Dang it! 😜 That #9 got me this time.
Zip 12 days ago
9/10 Got #10 wrong. It really looked more like a newspaper machine than a pop machine to me.
Most of these I think ANYONE could have gotten them, no matter what age they are. Then again, some of them are ones that NO-ONE could get, like #9, which could have been any of those answers. I just got lucky with my guess.

Or, it could just be me.
OHC 12 days ago
I watch the cartoons with my cat he enjoys the cat cartoons
Zip OHC 11 days ago
Maybe he's looking for his relatives.
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