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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Ratt1959 15 days ago
10/10, But a few looked a little odd though.
RedSamRackham 15 months ago
* 10 of 10 B-b-b-but why was there a TV screen on that radio?
mojomoonjo 24 months ago
Also 9/10
I thought last one was a newspaper box due to no choices, etc...
Muleskinner 30 months ago
6/10. I should have done better. 🙀
Feisty1 30 months ago
All 10 and I will never forget anything from TOM&JERRY
Mymylynn 30 months ago
Yep I'm a boomer and proud of it. 9/10 🤭
wyo307pink 30 months ago
8/10 that last one looked like a newspaper machine to me . I’m generation X, not quite a baby boomer 😊
wyo307pink 26 months ago
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wyo307pink albundy 26 months ago
I thought that was where the change came out in coins.
nerakr 31 months ago
I'm one year too young to be a boomer, and I got them all.
JDnHuntsvilleAL 31 months ago
I'm a boomer, and I got the last two WRONG. Very poor examples of what they were SUPPOSE to be.
JDnHuntsvilleAL 26 months ago
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ScotHeyYo 31 months 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.
JHP ScotHeyYo 31 months ago
they are too busy coding their website to nag us ad block users to disable them so we can see inane and deceptive ads
GeenaWeena 31 months ago
7/10…should have been smarter on these
GTStang08 31 months ago
8 of 10. Missed #'s 6 and 10.
Randall 31 months 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.
Hollie Randall 30 months ago
they all so had them taller , and the drinks were on the side door opened the door ..pulled one out, one dropped in its place all kinds of flavors ..and ice cold ..
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