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Starring: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow
Directed by: David Mirkin
Synopsis: Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michele (Lisa Kudrow) are two BFFs who face the prospect of going to their high school reunion.
Kitty Cameo: A long-haired ginger tabby cat who is never named lives with the girls. While it isn’t made clear if the cat belongs to one or the other or both, the cat is first seen lying beside Michele on her bed as the girls watch Pretty Woman on television.
Moments later the cat is seen on a bed in the background as the girls look at the clothes they picked to wear for the day.
The cat is last seen on the couch behind the girls after they break their pre-reunion diet and sit in misery, having been unable to better themselves before the big day. The cat is licking on a ham bone.
Final Mewsings: Cats like it when women break their diets!
Many thanks to Nick Wale for letting us know about the cat in this movie!
Original Air Date: May 14, 1971
Directed by: John and Faith Hubley
Synopsis: A cat chases a mouse into a hole where they communicate via knocks.
Cartoon Cat: The grey cat chases after the mouse.
The mouse ducks into a hole and the cat hits the wall.
The cat then knocks on the wall and the mouse answers with corresponding knocks.
This continues, getting more intense, until the cat actually uses boxing gloves to knock on the wall.
Eventually the wall crumbles, although the mouse doesn’t notice it at first. The chase is on again!
Final Mewsings: Cats and mice can ruin your walls.
Original Air Date: May 22, 1968
Starring: Fred Rogers
Directed by: David F. Chen
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains spoilers for this episode!
Synopsis: Mr. Rogers (Fred Rogers) attends a dance class and then comes home to find a surprise waiting for him.
Reality Cat: The surprise turns out to be a visit from Mr. Rogers’ own tabby cat named Blackberry.
Mr. Rogers seems very happy to see Blackberry and Blackberry seems very happy to see him as well.
Blackberry is then taken to the bench nearby, as Mr. Rogers explains it is her favorite place to sit when visiting. The cat enjoys pets and loving and even kneads in contentment.
Mr. Rogers then fetches a little bowl of food but Blackberry is not interested in eating and jumps back onto the bench. Blackberry seems interested in the lights and camera crew but is very comfortable as well.
Finally Mr. Rogers puts the food away and fetches his loafers, which he will change as is the custom at the end of the program. He explains he will be taking Blackberry back home with him.
Final Mewsings: Cats make the best surprises!
Many thanks to Erin T. Aardvark for letting us know about this adorable kitty!
Walt Disney Pictures
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Ethan Embry
Directed by: Mikael Salomon
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains some spoilers for this film!
Synopsis: Nonnie Parker (Reese Witherspoon) has to travel across the Kalahari with city kid Harry Winslow (Ethan Embry) and a bushman named Xhabbo (Sarel Bok) as their guide after their families are killed by a gang of poachers.
Kitty Cameo: At the beginning of the film a housekeeper named Koba (Bertha Msora) is walking with a tray toward a pair of outside tables. A long-haired tuxedo cat is sitting on one of the tables.
Suddenly an explosion nearby disrupts the serenity. The cat takes off running as Koba screams.
Later the cat is seen sitting next to a dish of cat food on the ground. The cat runs away as the family dog appears and starts eating from the dish, which Nonnie moves to the table. This is all a set up so that Harry eats the cat food thinking it is paté.
Final Mewsings: Cats shouldn’t have to give up their dinner to dogs or snobby kids.
Many thanks to Nick Wale for letting us know about the cat in this film.