Say, the M*A*S*H theme song is right. Suicide IS hilarious. Love, however, is not very funny at all.
Going by the evidence of the abundance of crying towels, depressing alcoholic gag gifts and this incredible 1956 Tom and Jerry short, mid-century America was one seriously bummed out time & place.
I guess this Valentine’s Day is as good a time as any to see Tom get played like a bassoon by a black-hearted, gold-digging minx. See ya in the great hereafter, Tom.
Special thanks to animation historian/sad sack Thad Komorowski for the recommendation of Blue Cat Blues.