At a zoo, an artistic monkey paints Tom to look like a tiger after he accidentally wrecks his art during a chase against Jerry. As a result, Tom manages to scare Jerry as well as everyone else and every animal at the zoo with his tiger look.
Tom works at a zoo run by Spike, who orders him never to feed the zoo’s animals (only Spike can) or else he will have his badge. However, Jerry inadvertently and constantly causes trouble by framing Tom while he tries to prevent Jerry from feeding them.
At a laboratory, Jerry, using a virtual reality setup, plays a game in which Tom is hated by Mrs. Two-Shoes (while she likes Jerry) and is scared of Jerry. When Tom arrives at the laboratory, he plays a game in which Spike is scared of him (albeit still talking while Tom still does not).