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Glee – “Rumours”

Glee Season Two DVD

Original Air Date: May 3, 2011
Starring:  Heather Morris, Amber Riley
Also Starring:  Aragon
Directed by: Tim Hunter

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

Synopsis: Brittany (Heather Morris) launches an internet talk show and spreads a rumor while the same is done in the newly revived school newspaper.

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): Brittany invites Mercedes Jones (Amber Riley) and Tina Cohen-Chang (Jenna Ushkowitz) to be the first guests on her internet talk show called Fondue for Two. Just as Brittany drops a huge rumor bomb, a very large tabby cat walks by. Brittany introduces him as her cat, Lord Tubbington.

Glee - Rumours - Brittany Heather Morris holding large tabby cat Lord Tubbington Aragon

Glee - Rumours - Brittany Heather Morris holding large tabby cat Lord Tubbington Aragon

Brittany then asks Lord Tubbington if he wants some cheese and lets him eat right out of the fondue pot. An overlay explains that Lord Tubbington only eats human food.

Glee - Rumours - Brittany Heather Morris letting large tabby cat Lord Tubbington Aragon eat out of fondue pot in front of Mercedes Amber Riley and Tina Jenna Ushkowitz

Glee - Rumours - large tabby cat Lord Tubbington Aragon eating out of fondue pot with overlay saying he only eats human food

The girls think it is disgusting but Brittany assures them Mr. Tubbington can have cheese because he’s on the Atkins diet.

Glee - Rumours - large tabby cat Lord Tubbington Aragon eating out of fondue pot

Later in the episode Brittany is doing another episode of Fondue for Two and explains that her guest was supposed to be Santana but that she canceled. So she is interviewing Lord Tubbington, who is sitting on the bed.

Glee - Rumours - Brittany Heather Morris sitting beside bed with large tabby cat Lord Tubbington Aragon

Brittany asks Lord Tubbington if he thinks The Aristocats is an accurate portrayal of feline relationships. Lord Tubbington just looks bored.

Glee - Rumours - Brittany Heather Morris sitting beside bed with large tabby cat Lord Tubbington Aragon

Brittany then points out that even though she is interviewing him she is still mad at Lord Tubbington because she knows he’s started smoking again.

Glee - Rumours - large tabby cat Lord Tubbington Aragon sitting on bed

Lord Tubbington was played by cat actor Aragon who even has his own official website!

Glee - Rumours - large tabby cat Lord Tubbington Aragon sitting on bed

Final Mewsings: Owners should not let their cats smoke or eat copious amounts of hot cheese.


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Wonky (2012)

Music Artist: Orbital

Synopsis: A man (Mat Horne) comes home to talking cat pictures which then evolve into the real thing.

Featured Felines: As the man moves around his house things get weirder and finally the cat on the box of cat food starts singing the lyrics of the song to him.

Wonky - shorthaired cat on Wonky cat food box

The cat pictured in the newspaper as well a cat on a mug and cats on a t-shirt also start to sing.

Wonky - shorthaired cat in newspaper singing

Wonky - cats on t-shirt singing

Next several cats come in and they start to sing.

Wonky - cats on couch singing

Then the cat who looks suspiciously like the same cat from the cat food box sits down on the coffee table in front of the man and sings.

Wonky - shorthair cat on coffee table

Wonky - shorthair cat on coffee table singing

This goes on until the man can no longer take it and runs outside. What happens after that? You will just have to watch the video to find out!

Wonky - shorthair cat on coffee table

Wonky - shorthair cat behind wheel of car

Final Mewsings: Cats can make you crazy.

Many thanks to Nick Wale for letting us know about this video!


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Art Celebrities at Home – Mr. Louis Wain (1921)

British Pathé

Synopsis: Silent newsreel footage shows noted British artist Louis Wain in this home.

Reality Cat: A tabby cat is seen close up and being held by someone.

Art Celebrities at Home - Louis Wain - tabby cat close up

The someone is the artist Louis Wain himself who is then shown holding the cat. Mr. Wain is then seen sketching a cat and finally shows several of his cat drawings.

Art Celebrities at Home - Louis Wain holding tabby cat

Art Celebrities at Home - Louis Wain holding tabby cat

Final Mewsings: Cats appreciate fine art.


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Geostorm (2017)

Geostorm poster

Warner Bros.
Starring:
 Gerard Butler, Daniel Wu
Directed by: Dean Devlin

Synopsis: Global warming causes such havoc that the various countries band together to create a weather controlling system in space. All goes well until someone gets greedy.

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): One of the men working on the satellite weather system is Cheng Long (Daniel Wu) who lives in Hong Kong. Cheng leaves work to pick up some groceries from a convenience store. As he is getting some eggs out of a cooler, an orange and white cat suddenly appears and jumps inside.

Geostorm - orange and white cat jumping into refrigeration unit in convenience store

Geostorm - orange and white cat standing on shelf of refrigeration unit in convenience store

Cheng says that it’s no place for the cat and takes it out. But a moment later the cat jumps back in.

Geostorm - orange and white cat being removed from refrigeration unit in convenience store

Geostorm - Cheng Daniel Wu watches as orange and white cat jump back inside refrigeration unit in convenience store

Geostorm - orange and white cat standing on shelf of refrigeration unit in convenience store

Geostorm - orange and white cat jumping onto shelf of refrigeration unit in convenience store animated gif

Cheng sighs, sweating from the heat. “Is there room in there for me?” he asks.

Geostorm - orange and white cat standing on shelf of refrigeration unit in convenience store

The cat then presses his head against the back of the refrigerated unit to try to get cool.

Geostorm - orange and white cat standing on shelf of refrigeration unit in convenience store

Final Mewsings: Even in heat waves cats know how to be cool.


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Excuse My Dust (1951)

Excuse My Dust poster

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Starring:
 Red Skelton, William Demarest
Directed by: Roy Rowland

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

Synopsis: Joe Belden (Red Skelton) is a small-town inventor who hopes his gas-o-mobile will change the course of American history.

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): Joe is in love with Liz Bullitt (Sally Forrest) whose father Harvey (William Demarest) owns a stable. Joe comes to call on Liz late one night and calls up to her window, motioning for her to come down. He then sneaks onto the porch of the Bullitt home, trying not to make a sound, although he almost knocks over a potted plant. Approaching the door, Joe notices an adorable ginger tabby with white markings sitting in a chair nearby.

Excuse My Dust - tabby and white cat sitting in chair

Excuse My Dust - tabby and white cat marking arm of chair

Joe motions for the cat to be quiet but as he approaches the cat suddenly turns and jumps up through an open window.

Excuse My Dust - tabby and white cat sitting in chair with Joe Red Skelton motioning to keep quiet

Excuse My Dust - tabby and white cat jumping through window away from Joe Red Skelton

Excuse My Dust - tabby and white cat sitting in chair and then jumping through window away from Joe Red Skelton animated gif

Later after Joe and Liz have talked on the porch a while, Harvey exits the house carrying the cat and scolding, “You get out of here. Get out of here and don’t come back!” as he tosses the cat away. Joe thinks Harvey is talking to him and gives himself and Liz away.

Excuse My Dust - tabby and white cat being carried from home by Harvey William Demarest with Liz Sally Forrest and Joe Red Skelton

Excuse My Dust - tabby and white cat running across porch with Harvey William Demarest Liz Sally Forrest and Joe Red Skelton

Later in the film Harvey is seen once again ejecting the cat from the house. This time he finds Liz crying on the porch.

Excuse My Dust - tabby and white cat being carried from home by Harvey William Demarest

Excuse My Dust - tabby and white cat being carried from home by Harvey William Demarest

Final Mewsings: Cats know when they’re not welcome and don’t care.


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