George and Joan are an average middle class white couple, who first debuted on the 1954 episode Pet Peeve. They are the new owners of Tom and Spike, but Tom likes to keep Joan company and Spike likes to keep George company. Joan is George's wife and is often seen either cooking in the kitchen, or sitting on her armchair knitting or sewing a dress with Tom keeping her company. George on the other hand is Joan's husband, he hates the monthly bills and complains that they're too expensive. But when he's not complaining about the bills, he is sitting on his armchair or on the sofa reading the newspaper wearing his smart purple or grey suit and Spike keeping him company. Both George and Joan are very kind and polite towards each other and Tom and Spike. In Pet Peeve, George and Joan decided that they keep Jerry as a pet because he is easy to look after and doesn't eat too much (George and Joan do not know Jerry's secret: He eats a lot more than Tom and Spike combined, which explains the amount of food he has in his mouse hole shown later) and tell Tom and Spike to leave. However, in later episodes with George and Joan, Tom and Spike still happily live with them and Jerry is not known by the couple and he is not a pet anymore.