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Sesame Street – “My Kitten”

Original Air Date: November 13, 1969

Synopsis: A little boy plays with his new kitten Dusty.

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): The little boy explains how he played with his new Siamese kitten Dusty the first day he got him.

Sesame Street - My Kitten - opening drawing of cat class=

Sesame Street - My Kitten - close up of Siamese kitten Dusty

Sesame Street - My Kitten - little boy playing with Siamese kitten Dusty

Sesame Street - My Kitten - close up of Siamese kitten Dusty

Later the boy leaves the room and Dusty explores. The boy explains different scenarios of the kitten pretending he is something else. First he says Dusty thought he was a lumberjack and knocked down a vase of flowers.

Sesame Street - My Kitten - Siamese kitten Dusty knocking over vase of flowers

Then Dusty thought he was a miner and played in a paper bag as if it were a deep hole.

Sesame Street - My Kitten - Siamese kitten Dusty playing in paper bag

Sesame Street - My Kitten - close up of Siamese kitten Dusty

Next Dusty discovered Timmy the goldfish and thought he was a goldfish, too.

Sesame Street - My Kitten - Siamese kitten Dusty looking at goldfish

Then Dusty becomes a lion in the jungle while playing among the flowers. The kitten topples when the flowers fall over, but look closely and you’ll see the hand of the person who knocked them over!

Sesame Street - My Kitten - close up of Siamese kitten Dusty with tongue blep

Sesame Street - My Kitten - Siamese kitten Dusty lying on flowers

Sesame Street - My Kitten - Siamese kitten Dusty on flowers being knocked over by hand

Finally Dusty plays with some yarn and decides he is just a kitten.

Sesame Street - My Kitten - close up of Siamese kitten Dusty playing with red yarn

Sesame Street - My Kitten - close up of Siamese kitten Dusty being held by little boy

Final Mewsings: Little boys and kittens both have big imaginations!


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The Mad Hatter (1940)

Columbia Pictures
Starring:
 Mel Blanc, John Wald
Directed by: Sid Marcus

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

Synopsis: We see a day in the life of Maisie, a secretary who sets out to buy a new hat.

Cartoon Cat: At the end of the short as Maisie proudly walks down the street displaying her crazy new hat, she passes a black cat on a windowsill. The cat responds with shock and a hiss, then jumps inside and slams the window shut, peering out nervously.

The Mad Hatter - cartoon black cat cleaning itself on windowsill

The Mad Hatter - cartoon black cat on windowsill looking shocked

The Mad Hatter - cartoon black cat arching back on windowsill

The Mad Hatter - cartoon black cat on windowsill shocked at crazy hat passing by

The Mad Hatter - cartoon black cat slamming window shut

The Mad Hatter - cartoon black cat on windowsill reacts to woman passing by in crazy hat animated gif

Final Mewsings: Cats are honest fashion critics.


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Motherhood (2009)

Motherhood poster

John Wells Productions
Starring:
 Uma Thurman, Alice Drummond
Directed by: Katherine Dieckmann

Synopsis: The harried day in the life of a Manhattan mother named Eliza (Uma Thurman) who struggles against ridiculous obstacles on the path to preparing a party for her six-year-old daughter.

Kitty Cameo: Eliza and her family live in an old apartment building and her next door neighbor is an elderly woman named Edith (Alice Drummond). Edith owns a tuxedo cat named Lady who sometimes slips out through the open door of Edith’s apartment, which the poor woman has a tendency to leave open.

Motherhood - tuxedo cat Lady trying to get out of apartment door

In the middle of the movie Eliza takes a moment out of her crazy busy day to bring Edith some orange juice and tins of cat food which she has picked up for her. We see the disarray in Edith’s apartment as she sits on the bed petting Lady.

Motherhood - Edith Alice Drummond petting tuxedo cat Lady on bed

Motherhood - Edith Alice Drummond petting tuxedo cat Lady on bed

Lady is only seen one more time when she once again walks out of the cracked door of Edith’s apartment. Eliza’s daughter (Celina Vignaud) runs over to pet Lady and then asks her mom if she can get a cat as well.

Motherhood - tuxedo cat Lady walking through door into corridor

Motherhood - little girl Celina Vignaud approaching tuxedo cat Lady in corridor

Motherhood - little girl Celina Vignaud petting tuxedo cat Lady in corridor

Final Mewsings: Busy moms find time to take care of everyone, even the neighbor’s cat!


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What Lies Beneath (2000)

What Lies Beneath poster

DreamWorks
Starring:
 Michelle Pfeiffer, Micole Mercurio
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Synopsis: Claire Spencer (Michelle Pfeiffer) becomes convinced that a murdered woman is trying to speak to her from beyond the grave.

Kitty Cameo: In one scene Claire visits the mother (Micole Mercurio) of a woman she thinks may be the ghost who is trying to communicate with her. The woman, whose name is Mrs. Frank, owns a ginger tabby cat which she holds on her chest for part of the scene in which they talk.

What Lies Beneath - Mrs. Frank Micole Mercurio petting ginger tabby cat on chest

What Lies Beneath - Mrs. Frank Micole Mercurio petting ginger tabby cat on chest

What Lies Beneath - Mrs. Frank Micole Mercurio petting ginger tabby cat on chest

What Lies Beneath - Mrs. Frank Micole Mercurio petting ginger tabby cat on chest

Final Mewsings: If cats can see ghosts they aren’t telling!


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Venus & Vegas (2010)

Venus & Vegas poster

PasoFino Entertainment
Starring:
 Eddie Guerra, Jaime Pressly
Directed by: Demian Lichtenstein

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

Synopsis: Three guys in Las Vegas pull off heists while trying to balance their relationships with their girlfriends.

Kitty Cameo: One of the guys is named Eric (Eddie Guerra) and he is in love with Tara (Jaime Pressly) who has been sleeping with someone else. In one scene Eric has sneaked into Tara’s apartment and is about to be caught so he hides under her bed. As he is hiding, a beautiful Mau cat appears and starts rubbing against him.

Venus & Vegas - Eric Eddie Guerra under bed with Mau cat

Venus & Vegas - Eric Eddie Guerra under bed with Mau cat

Venus & Vegas - Eric Eddie Guerra under bed with Mau cat

Venus & Vegas - Eric Eddie Guerra under bed with Mau cat

Moments later Tara reaches under the bed and pulls the cat out, petting him and carrying him away to get something to eat.

Venus & Vegas - Tara Jaime Pressly reaching for Mau cat coming out from under bed

Venus & Vegas - Tara Jaime Pressly holding Mau cat

Venus & Vegas - Tara Jaime Pressly holding Mau cat

Final Mewsings: You can’t hide from a cat!


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