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Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Touchstone Pictures
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.

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - long haired orange tabby cat lying on bed beside Michele Lisa Kudrow with Romy Mira Sorvino

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.

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - out of focus long haired orange tabby cat lying on bed behind Michele Lisa Kudrow and Romy Mira Sorvino

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.

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - long haired orange tabby cat lying on bed licking ham bone behind Michele Lisa Kudrow and Romy Mira Sorvino

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - long haired orange tabby cat lying on bed licking ham bone behind Michele Lisa Kudrow and Romy Mira Sorvino

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - long haired orange tabby cat lying on bed licking ham bone behind Michele Lisa Kudrow and Romy Mira Sorvino

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - long haired orange tabby cat lying on bed licking ham bone behind Michele Lisa Kudrow and Romy Mira Sorvino

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!


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Sesame Street – “Cat and Mouse Chase”

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.

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - gray cat running after mouse

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - gray cat running after mouse

The mouse ducks into a hole and the cat hits the wall.

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - gray cat hitting flat against wall

The cat then knocks on the wall and the mouse answers with corresponding knocks.

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - gray cat knocking on wall above mouse hole

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - gray cat listening to wall above mouse hole

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - gray cat pounding on wall above mouse hole

This continues, getting more intense, until the cat actually uses boxing gloves to knock on the wall.

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - gray cat wearing boxing gloves by mouse hole

Eventually the wall crumbles, although the mouse doesn’t notice it at first. The chase is on again!

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - gray cat looking through hole in wall at mouse

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - mouse grabbing nose of gray cat through hole in wall

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - gray cat diving at mousehole

Final Mewsings: Cats and mice can ruin your walls.


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Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood – “Season 1, Episode 68”

Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood poster

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.

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - Blackberry tabby cat approaches Fred Rogers

Mr. Rogers seems very happy to see Blackberry and Blackberry seems very happy to see him as well.

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - Blackberry tabby cat being held by Fred Rogers

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.

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - Blackberry tabby cat on cushioned bench with Fred Rogers

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - Blackberry tabby cat on cushioned bench being petted by Fred Rogers

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - Blackberry tabby cat on cushioned bench being petted by Fred Rogers

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - Blackberry tabby cat on cushioned bench being petted by Fred Rogers

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.

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - Blackberry tabby cat being offered food by Fred Rogers

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - Blackberry tabby cat on cushioned bench with Fred Rogers

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.

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - Blackberry tabby cat on cushioned bench looking at shoes held by Fred Rogers

Final Mewsings: Cats make the best surprises!

Many thanks to Erin T. Aardvark for letting us know about this adorable kitty!


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A Far Off Place (1993)

A Far Off Place poster

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.

A Far Off Place - long-hair tuxedo cat sitting on table as Kabo Bertha Msora approaches

A Far Off Place - long-hair tuxedo cat sitting on table as Kabo Bertha Msora approaches

Suddenly an explosion nearby disrupts the serenity. The cat takes off running as Koba screams.

A Far Off Place - long-hair tuxedo cat darts from table as explosion makes Kabo Bertha Msora scream

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.

A Far Off Place - long-hair tuxedo cat sitting on ground by plate of food

A Far Off Place - long-hair tuxedo cat sitting on ground by plate of food

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.


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