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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Muleskinner 2 months ago
6/10. I should have done better. 🙀
Feisty1 3 months ago
All 10 and I will never forget anything from TOM&JERRY
Mymylynn 3 months ago
Yep I'm a boomer and proud of it. 9/10 🤭
wyo307pink 3 months ago
8/10 that last one looked like a newspaper machine to me . I’m generation X, not quite a baby boomer 😊
nerakr 3 months ago
I'm one year too young to be a boomer, and I got them all.
JDnHuntsvilleAL 4 months ago
I'm a boomer, and I got the last two WRONG. Very poor examples of what they were SUPPOSE to be.
ScotHeyYo 4 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 3 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 4 months ago
7/10…should have been smarter on these
GTStang08 4 months ago
8 of 10. Missed #'s 6 and 10.
Randall 4 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 3 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 ..
sputnik_57 4 months 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 4 months ago
Those are the only 2 that I also missed!
kkvegas sputnik_57 3 months ago
I guessed right on the lamp, but I still maintain that the last one is a newspaper box.
wyo307pink sputnik_57 3 months ago
The same 2 I missed 😊
Oldielover 4 months ago
I see a lot of you missed #9....I just went by the light that's around the chair...Lucky guess!
Oldielover 4 months ago
9/10...Almost went for the TV console,but chose radio--.....I flubbed it on # 10.....Dang.
JHP 4 months 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 4 months ago
me too
country46 JHP 4 months ago
me too
Riflefan JHP 3 months ago
I remember that episode and seeing a “coke” bottle slide out of the opening. As a kid I remember thinking that was a bad way to serve someone a glass bottle but hey, it’s a cartoon!
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