Crossed Wires (2011)

Music Artist: Superchunk

Synopsis: A cat is fitted with a video camera and then gets into mischief but not the kind you might imagine.

Featured Feline: A white cat with gray and tabby markings is the one fitted with the video camera. Several shots of the cat are included at the beginning and end of the video.

Superchunk - Crossed Wires - white and tabby cat being fitted with video camera

Superchunk - Crossed Wires - white and tabby cat being fitted with video camera

Superchunk - Crossed Wires - white and tabby cat with video camera returning home

Superchunk - Crossed Wires - white and tabby cat with video camera returning home

According to the video’s director Whitey McConnaughy, the cat was the “band’s friend’s cat” and didn’t really want to be a video star, hiding away during the shoot.

Superchunk - Crossed Wires - white and tabby cat with video camera walking across floor

Superchunk - Crossed Wires - white and tabby cat off to side of room

In one shot the cat sees himself in a mirror in a bar bathroom. The non-acting cat was taken on location for this shot as well and someone made sure no one came in so the cat wouldn’t escape. All of the shots from the cat’s camera point of view were naturally shot with fake whiskers and paws.

Superchunk - Crossed Wires - white and tabby cat with video camera in bar bathroom mirror

Kitty Cameo:  There are also several shots of a tortoiseshell cat sitting by the band while they are performing.

Superchunk - Crossed Wires - tortoiseshell cat in front of band Superchunk

Superchunk - Crossed Wires - tortoiseshell cat in front of band Superchunk

Final Mewsings: Cats are more badass than you think!

Many thanks to Jeannine for letting us know about this cat video!


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