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Jason King – “That Isn’t Me, It’s Somebody Else”

Jason King DVD

Original Air Date: April 28, 1972
Starring: Peter Wyngarde, George Murcell
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Synopsis: An international crime boss named Bonisalvi (George Murcell) invites Jason King (Peter Wyngarde) to visit his home in Italy, but a rival crime syndicate decides to send an imposter to gain access to the reclusive mobster.

Kitty Cameo: Bonislavi owns a long-haired ginger tabby cat which is usually seen sitting on the man’s lap or being held in the man’s arms.

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat sitting on lap of Bonisalvi George Murcell

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat sitting on lap of Bonisalvi George Murcell

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat sitting on lap of Bonisalvi George Murcell

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat being held by Bonisalvi George Murcell

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat being held by Bonisalvi George Murcell

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat sitting on lap of Bonisalvi George Murcell

When the man stands up, he often sets the cat down on the desk.

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat standing on desk

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat standing on desk in front of Bonisalvi George Murcell

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat standing on desk in front of Bonisalvi George Murcell

The cat seems somewhat uncomfortable and often tries to move from the man’s lap. But the actor manages to keep the cat in place through most of the scenes.

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat fidgeting in lap of Bonisalvi George Murcell

Final Mewsings: Cats have apparently graced the laps of bad guys all over the world!

Many thanks to Ted Davis for letting us know about the cat in this episode!


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The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

Slumber Party Massacre poster

Santa Fe Productions
Starring:
 Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille
Directed by: Amy Jones

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: A group of high school girls find themselves the target of a driller killer during a slumber party.

Kitty Cameos: The girls all play on the school’s basketball team and the new girl, Valerie (Robin Stille) proves to be a good player, which causes her to be shunned by some of the other girls. Valerie’s neighbor, Trish (Michelle Michaels), wants to invite Valerie to a party at her house while her parents are away, but a stuck-up girl named Diane (Gina Smika Hunter) is against it. As Valerie arrives home there is a tabby and white cat on her front walk.

Slumber Party Massacre - tabby and white cat waiting on path as Valerie Robin Stille approaches

Slumber Party Massacre - tabby and white cat waiting on path as Valerie Robin Stille approaches

Amazingly enough, Valerie walks right by the cat and doesn’t even give it a second look, even though the cat looks like it is hoping for attention.

Slumber Party Massacre - tabby and white cat waiting on path as Valerie Robin Stille passes

The girls’ coach, Rachel (Pamela Roylance) arrives home and asks her friend Pam (Amy Aquino) if she’s seen her cat, but Pam says she hasn’t seen the cat all day. Later that evening Rachel is home alone when she hears a noise. She slowly approaches a closed closet and opens the door. Immediately a gray and white tabby cat named Muffin flies out of the closet in true spring-loaded cat fashion and scares her. Rachel chases Muffin down the hall, apologizing.

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin jumping out from closet

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin jumping out from closet

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin jumping out from closet and scaring Coach Rachel Jana Pamela Roylance animated gif

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin running away down hall

Slumber Party Massacre - gray and white tabby cat Muffin picked up by Coach Rachel Jana Pamela Roylance in hall

Still later Valerie is home alone with her little sister, Courtney (Jennifer Meyers). A little orange and white tabby kitten is drinking milk from a dish behind them. The cat is next seen on the floor nearby as Courtney goes upstairs.

Slumber Party Massacre - orange and white tabby kitten on table drinking milk behind Valerie Robin Stille and Courtney Jennifer Meyers

Slumber Party Massacre - orange and white tabby kitten floor as Courtney Jennifer Meyers gets up

Later Valerie and Courtney go outside after hearing some noises to see if the girls at the party next door are okay. When they return home, the orange and white kitten runs down the path after them.

Slumber Party Massacre - orange and white tabby kitten chasing Valerie Robin Stille and Courtney Jennifer Meyers down path

Slumber Party Massacre - orange and white tabby kitten chasing Valerie Robin Stille and Courtney Jennifer Meyers down path

Final Mewsings: Funny how we apologize to cats for them scaring us!

Many thanks to Nick Wale for letting us know about the cats in this film!


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Bull Durham (1988)

Bull Durham poster

Orion Pictures
Starring:
 Susan Sarandon, Kevin Costner
Directed by: Ron Shelton

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis:  Flamboyant baseball fan Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon) is torn between two choices of an affair with either clueless but talented rookie Ebby Laloosh (Tim Robbins) or his seasoned and underappreciated catcher Crash Davis (Kevin Costner).

Kitty Cameo: Annie owns a long-haired ginger tabby cat which is only seen briefly in the film. Under the opening credits, the cat is seen chasing across the lawn after Annie when she leaves her home.

Bull Durham - long-haired ginger cat sitting on lawn behind Annie Susan Sarandon

Bull Durham - long-haired ginger cat on lawn chasing after Annie Susan Sarandon under credits

Bull Durham - long-haired ginger cat on lawn chasing after Annie

Later in the film the cat is in bed with Annie and Crash, playing toe monster with the couple as Crash gets up in the morning.

Bull Durham - long-haired ginger cat on bed with Annie Susan Sarandon and Crash Kevin Costner

Bull Durham - long-haired ginger cat on bed with Annie Susan Sarandon and Crash Kevin Costner

Bull Durham - long-haired ginger cat on bed with Annie Susan Sarandon and Crash Kevin Costner

Bull Durham - long-haired ginger cat on bed with Annie Susan Sarandon and Crash Kevin Costner

The cat is only seen once more as Annie tries to clean up the mess in her kitchen. Annie pauses when she finds the butt of a joint and sits down to light it and relax.

Bull Durham - long-haired ginger cat on floor with Annie Susan Sarandon in kitchen

Bull Durham - long-haired ginger cat on floor with Annie Susan Sarandon in kitchen

Bull Durham - long-haired ginger cat on floor with Annie Susan Sarandon in kitchen

Final Mewsings: Cats worship at the altar of messy kitchens.

Many thanks to Stevie Holcomb for letting us know about the cat in this movie!


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Konga (1961)

Konga poster

Merton Park Studios
Starring:
 Michael Gough, Margo Johns
Directed by: John Lemont

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: Dr. Charles Decker (Michael Gough) is a mad scientist determined to combine plants and animals to make a gigantic ape out of a tiny chimp named Konga.

Featured Feline: Decker lives with his assistant and secretary Margaret (Margo Johns) and they have a ginger tabby cat named, of course, Tabby. Tabby is first seen on the couch beside Margaret when Decker first returns home after having been lost in a jungle for a year.

Konga - ginger cat Tabby sitting on couch with Margaret Margo Johns with Dr. Decker Michael Gough

Konga - ginger cat Tabby sitting on couch with Margaret Margo Johns with Dr. Decker Michael Gough

Konga - ginger cat Tabby sitting on couch with Margaret Margo Johns with Dr. Decker Michael Gough

Later the pair are working in the lab on Decker’s new experiment. His chemical boils over onto the floor. Margaret observes that even Tabby is fascinated by the experiment as the cat is seen lapping the formula up from the floor. Decker is furious that the cat was allowed into the lab.

Konga - ginger cat Tabby licking up spilled formula from floor

Kitty Carnage Warning!  Decker quickly runs to a drawer, pulls out a revolver and walks over and shoots Tabby twice. This is not seen on camera and only a brief shot of Tabby’s bloody body is seen (obviously a fake dead cat). Decker explains that they are not ready for a super-sized cat running around and that Konga is to be the subject of his experiment.

Final Mewsings: Cats should learn to stay out of labs.

Many thanks to Nick Wale for letting us know about the cat in this film.


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The Last Starfighter (1984)

The Last Starfighter poster

Lorimar Film Entertainment
Starring:
 Lance Guest, Catherine Mary Stewart
Directed by: Nick Castle

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: Alex Rogan (Lance Guest) is a good kid stuck in a dead-end life until his prowess at video games brings him to the attention of some interstellar freedom fighters.

Kitty Cameo: Alex lives in the Starlite Starbrite trailer park which is a sleepy little park in the middle of nowhere. An orange tabby cat is one of the residents and is first seen popping out of a mailbox in the morning.

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat climbing out of mailbox

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat climbing out of mailbox animated gif

The rest of the time the cat is seen sitting on top of the Starfighter arcade game which Alex plays often. The cat is seen sitting on top during the daytime . . .

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat on top of Starfighter arcade game played by Alex Lance Guest

. . . and is still sitting there at night. Although in reality the cat is sometimes on the game and sometimes not, even in the same scene.

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat on top of Starfighter arcade game played by Alex Lance Guest at night

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat on top of Starfighter arcade game played by Alex Lance Guest at night

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat on top of Starfighter arcade game played by Alex Lance Guest as Maggie approaches

The cat is so mellow it just hangs out without a care, even when Alex starts to break the record on the game and everyone in the park crowds around to watch.

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat on top of Starfighter arcade game played by Alex Lance Guest with people gathering around

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat on top of Starfighter arcade game played by Alex Lance Guest with people gathering around

The only interest the cat shows is right when Alex is about to win the game, as he then stretches down a paw down toward the screen. After this the cat is not seen again.

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat on top of Starfighter arcade game played by Alex Lance Guest with people gathering around

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat on top of Starfighter arcade game reaching down

Final Mewsings: Cats would always hang out on video games if they could only get to the arcade.

Many thanks to Nick Wale for letting us know about the cat in this movie.


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