Hal Roach Studios
Starring: Ernest Morrison, Mickey Daniels, Jackie Condon
Directed by: Robert F. McGowan, Tom McNamara
Synopsis: A society matron wants to get her name and picture in the society pages and decides to host a picnic for children, not counting on the fact that the rambunctuous gang of kids may be too much for her and her staff to handle.
Kitty Cameo: At the beginning of the film the woman, whose name is Mrs. Pennington Van Renssalaer, is sitting in her room when the reporter, Caroline Culpepper, comes to call. Ms. Culpepper is also an older woman and she enters the room carrying a white Persian cat. Ms. Culpepper takes a seat and sets the cat down on a cushion on the floor beside her.
A moment later the cat steps off the cushion and walks away.
Mrs. Van Renssalaer happens to own a monkey, and the cat is next seen sitting at the top of a high arched window valance. The monkey starts to climb up after it.
When the reporter realizes her cat is missing she and Mrs. Van Renssalaer spot the monkey pulling on the cat’s tail.
The matron calls in her maid, who enters just as the cat either jumps or is pushed off the valance. The cat hits the dressing table and knocks a can of cold cream into the maid’s face. The reporter happily gathers up her cat before leaving. The cat is not seen again throughout the short.
Final Mewsings: Cats know that an outting with little children, a dog and a monkey is anything but a picnic!