Category Archives: Ginger

Robin Hood (1991)

Robin Hood poster

20th Century Fox Television
Starring:
 Patrick Bergin, Uma Thurman
Directed by: John Irvin

Synopsis: Another movie version of the classic tale of Robin Hood, the bandit who stole from the rich to give to the poor.

Purr Blur: In a banquet scene, an orange tabby cat is seen sitting on the table eating food from a plate.

Robin Hood - tabby cat eating on table during banquet

Robin Hood - tabby cat eating on table during banquet

Final Mewsings: Cats were all about banquets in medieval times!

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


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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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Man’s Best Friend (1993)

Man's Best Friend poster

New Line Cinema
Starring:
 Ally Sheedy, Lance Henriksen
Directed by: John Lafia

This review contains a severe Kitty Carnage Warning!

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

Synopsis: News reporter Lori Tanner (Ally Sheedy) breaks into an experimental lab and rescues a dog named Max, not realizing that he is actually a dangerous hybrid.

Kitty Cameos: At the beginning of the film several classic paintings and block drawings of dogs interacting with man (in both good ways and bad) are shown. In among these is a drawing of two fighting cats being thrown into some kind of ring.

Man's Best Friend - drawing of cats being thrown into ring

A couple of cats can be be seen in the lab. A tabby is startled when a woman’s bloody shoe is thrown against its cage. This is because the woman is being torn apart by Max.

Man's Best Friend - tabby cat reacting to bloody shoe class=

Kitty Carnage Warning! Later when Lori and her camerawoman break into the lab they film several animals which have been injured or maimed, including one little gray and white kitten which is bloody. It should be noted that while all the experiments shown are faked, they are very distressing for any animal lover.

Man's Best Friend - gray and white kitten in cage

Featured Feline:  Max is well behaved around Lori (at first) and even makes friends with the neighbor boy Rudy (J.D. Daniels). Rudy takes Max out for a run and meets up with his friend Chet (Bradley Pierce). As they are going down the street they spot an orange tabby cat nearby which hisses at them.

Man's Best Friend - ginger tabby cat Boo by tree

Man's Best Friend - ginger tabby cat Boo hissing by tree

Chet points out that it is Mrs. Barclay’s stupid cat Boo. Neither boy likes Boo and Rudy notes that the cat always tries to scratch him. The boys look at each other and have the same idea, telling Max to get the cat.

Man's Best Friend - close up of ginger tabby cat Boo

Man's Best Friend - nervous ginger tabby cat Boo by tree

This sets off a chase with Max racing after Boo.

Man's Best Friend - ginger tabby cat Boo being chased by dog Max

Man's Best Friend - ginger tabby cat Boo running to tree

Eventually Boo runs up a tree. But Max is no ordinary dog and he extends his claws to climb the tree. This startles Boo as well as the boys.

Man's Best Friend - ginger tabby cat Boo in tree

Man's Best Friend - ginger tabby cat Boo in tree hissing

Boo scrambles farther up the tree but has nowhere left to go. He turns to face Max.

Man's Best Friend - ginger tabby cat Boo at top of tree

Man's Best Friend - ginger tabby cat Boo in tree

Man's Best Friend - ginger tabby cat Boo hissing in tree

Kitty Carnage Warning!  Of course Boo doesn’t stand much of a chance. The boys watch in shock as Max proceeds to eat Boo. Yes, the dog eats the cat! Then belches. Rudy and Chet blame each other for the event and then hurry away.

Man's Best Friend - ginger tabby cat Boo being eaten by dog Max in tree

According to the American Humane Association, during the chase scene the cat and dog actors were kept a safe distance apart and were running for treats. In the scene in which Max eats Boo, an obvious fake dog’s head was used. The cat actor climbed through the dog’s mouth and then his trainer pulled him back into the mouth to create the necessary effect. While the cat actor was likely not hurt, it certainly looked awkward and uncomfortable on film!

Man's Best Friend - ginger tabby cat Boo being eaten by dog Max in tree

Final Mewsings: Cats give dogs indigestion.


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ER – “Chicago Heat”

ER Season One DVD

Original Air Date: October 20, 1994
Starring: Sherry Stringfield, John Terry
Directed by: Elodie Keene

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

Synopsis: A hot day in Chicago leads to a hectic time in the ER and personal difficulties for the doctors.

Kitty Cameo: In one scene Dr. Susan Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) is surprised when her ne’er do well sister Chloe (Kathleen Wilhoite) shows up begging her for a place to stay. Susan reluctantly hands over the keys to her apartment, telling Chloe not to let the cat out. When Susan returns to her apartment at the end of the day, she is unhappy to see the long-haired ginger cat, whom she appears to call Poopy, outside in the corridor.

ER - Chicago Heat - Susan Lewis Sherry Stringfield outside apartment with long haired ginger cat at feet

ER - Chicago Heat - Susan Lewis Sherry Stringfield outside apartment with long haired ginger cat in arms

Susan picks up the cat and enters the apartment only to find it in complete disarray with the television and VHS machine stolen. Susan sits down on her bed, stunned by the turn of events, when Div (John Terry) enters holding the cat. “The cat was out,” he explains before setting Poopy down and going to comfort Susan.

ER - Chicago Heat - Susan Lewis Sherry Stringfield on bed with Div John Terry entering carrying long haired ginger cat

ER - Chicago Heat - Susan Lewis Sherry Stringfield on bed with Div John Terry entering carrying long haired ginger cat

ER - Chicago Heat - Susan Lewis Sherry Stringfield on bed with Div John Terry setting down long haired ginger cat

Final Mewsings: People who let cats out should not be trusted.

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


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The Mummy Lives (1993)

The Mummy Lives poster

Global Pictures
Starring:
 Tony Curtis, Jacques Cohen
Directed by: Gerry O’Hara

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

Synopsis: A mummy story rehash in which the mummified Aziru (Tony Curtis) comes back from the tomb to seek the lost love he previously stole from his deity of choice.

Kitty Cameo: In one scene Aziru, under the guise of Dr. Mohassid, presents a long-haired ginger tabby cat to Lord Maxton (Jacques Cohen), the man who is heading the plundering of the tomb.

The Mummy Lives - Dr. Mohassid Tony Curtis holding long haired ginger tabby cat

The Mummy Lives - Dr. Mohassid Tony Curtis holding long haired ginger tabby cat

Lord Maxton accepts the cat graciously although admits he is more of a dog person.

The Mummy Lives - Lord Maxton Jacques Cohen holding long haired ginger tabby cat with cronies

The Mummy Lives - close up of long haired ginger tabby cat in Lord Maxton's arms

The Mummy Lives - Dr. Mohassid Tony Curtis with Lord Maxton Jacques Cohen holding long haired ginger tabby with cronies

Dr. Mohassid leaves and Maxton and his men start to examine the cat in a most bizarre fashion, mainly just to get the cat’s paws up near Maxton’s face.

The Mummy Lives - Lord Maxton Jacques Cohen and cronies holding long haired ginger tabby cat in strange position

The Mummy Lives - Lord Maxton Jacques Cohen and cronies holding long haired ginger tabby cat in strange position

A quick shot shows the cat’s claws raking Maxton’s face. The man holding the cat drops him as Maxton’s face breaks out in horrible boils.

The Mummy Lives - long haired ginger tabby cat scratches Lord Maxton Jacques Cohen on face with cronies animated gif

The Mummy Lives - Lord Maxton Jacques Cohen holding face in pain with cronies and long haired ginger tabby cat

There are also a few seconds showing a cat mummy bursting from its wrappings in a museum, but this is sadly too brief.

The Mummy Lives - cat mummy bursting out of wrappings

The Mummy Lives - cat mummy bursting out of wrappings

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t like being manhandled by grave robbers.

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