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Jason King – “That Isn’t Me, It’s Somebody Else”

Jason King DVD

Original Air Date: April 28, 1972
Starring: Peter Wyngarde, George Murcell
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Synopsis: An international crime boss named Bonisalvi (George Murcell) invites Jason King (Peter Wyngarde) to visit his home in Italy, but a rival crime syndicate decides to send an imposter to gain access to the reclusive mobster.

Kitty Cameo: Bonislavi owns a long-haired ginger tabby cat which is usually seen sitting on the man’s lap or being held in the man’s arms.

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat sitting on lap of Bonisalvi George Murcell

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat sitting on lap of Bonisalvi George Murcell

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat sitting on lap of Bonisalvi George Murcell

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat being held by Bonisalvi George Murcell

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat being held by Bonisalvi George Murcell

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat sitting on lap of Bonisalvi George Murcell

When the man stands up, he often sets the cat down on the desk.

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat standing on desk

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat standing on desk in front of Bonisalvi George Murcell

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat standing on desk in front of Bonisalvi George Murcell

The cat seems somewhat uncomfortable and often tries to move from the man’s lap. But the actor manages to keep the cat in place through most of the scenes.

Jason King - That Isn't Me, It's Somebody Else - long-haired ginger tabby cat fidgeting in lap of Bonisalvi George Murcell

Final Mewsings: Cats have apparently graced the laps of bad guys all over the world!

Many thanks to Ted Davis for letting us know about the cat in this episode!


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The Last Starfighter (1984)

The Last Starfighter poster

Lorimar Film Entertainment
Starring:
 Lance Guest, Catherine Mary Stewart
Directed by: Nick Castle

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

Synopsis: Alex Rogan (Lance Guest) is a good kid stuck in a dead-end life until his prowess at video games brings him to the attention of some interstellar freedom fighters.

Kitty Cameo: Alex lives in the Starlite Starbrite trailer park which is a sleepy little park in the middle of nowhere. An orange tabby cat is one of the residents and is first seen popping out of a mailbox in the morning.

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat climbing out of mailbox

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat climbing out of mailbox animated gif

The rest of the time the cat is seen sitting on top of the Starfighter arcade game which Alex plays often. The cat is seen sitting on top during the daytime . . .

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat on top of Starfighter arcade game played by Alex Lance Guest

. . . and is still sitting there at night. Although in reality the cat is sometimes on the game and sometimes not, even in the same scene.

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat on top of Starfighter arcade game played by Alex Lance Guest at night

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat on top of Starfighter arcade game played by Alex Lance Guest at night

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat on top of Starfighter arcade game played by Alex Lance Guest as Maggie approaches

The cat is so mellow it just hangs out without a care, even when Alex starts to break the record on the game and everyone in the park crowds around to watch.

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat on top of Starfighter arcade game played by Alex Lance Guest with people gathering around

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat on top of Starfighter arcade game played by Alex Lance Guest with people gathering around

The only interest the cat shows is right when Alex is about to win the game, as he then stretches down a paw down toward the screen. After this the cat is not seen again.

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat on top of Starfighter arcade game played by Alex Lance Guest with people gathering around

The Last Starfighter - orange tabby cat on top of Starfighter arcade game reaching down

Final Mewsings: Cats would always hang out on video games if they could only get to the arcade.

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


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Paulie (1998)

Paulie poster

DreamWorks
Starring:
 Jay Mohr, Hallie Eisenberg
Directed by: John Roberts

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

Synopsis: A parrot named Paulie (voiced by Jay Mohr) becomes the beloved pet of a girl named Marie (Hallie Eisenberg) but when they are separated Paulie goes to great lengths to find her again.

Featured Feline: Marie’s parents are concerned about their daughter’s strong attachment to Paulie, especially when she insists the bird not only talks but understands her (which, of course, he does). Paulie is thrown for a loop when Marie’s father (Matt Craven) brings home a ginger tabby kitten for Marie one day.

Paulie - Marie's father Matt Craven holding up ginger tabby kitten

There is a bit of product placement when the kitten is introduced along with a box of Little Friskie’s cat food.

Paulie - Marie Hallie Eisenberg holding ginger tabby kitten with box of Friskies cat food

The cat (who is never mentioned by name) is next seen full grown (and long-haired). Paulie has to sit up high on a coat rack to avoid the cat.

Paulie - long-haired ginger tabby cat meowing

Paulie - long-haired ginger tabby cat on couch

Paulie calls down to the cat and tells it to go outside. But instead of going out the door, the cat focuses on the bird.

Paulie - long-haired ginger tabby cat looking up

Paulie - long-haired ginger tabby cat standing on floor looking up

The cat climbs up on a chair next to a set table and finally leaps at Paulie on the coat rack, knocking it down and throwing them both onto the table.

Paulie - long-haired ginger tabby cat on chair by table

Paulie - long-haired ginger tabby cat meowing on chair by table

Paulie - long-haired ginger tabby cat leaping towards coat

There is a bit of cartoonish business here where the cat flies across the table under a salad bowl (a fake cat tail was used for this). Jumping off the table, the cat takes chase after Paulie and ends up slipping on a rug and hitting a plate glass door. This action is not extremely harsh, though, and it would appear the cat just lightly bumped against the glass.

Paulie - long-haired ginger tabby cat about to jump off table with onion on ear

Paulie - long-haired ginger tabby cat bumping into glass door

Paulie - long-haired ginger tabby cat turning from glass door

The cat manages to place a paw on Paulie’s tail when Marie arrives and rescues the bird, scolding the cat and telling it to shoo. This scene was achieved by using blue screen to replace the bird trainer’s hand with the cat actor’s paw.

Paulie - long-haired ginger tabby cat with paw on Paulie parrot's tail

Paulie - long-haired ginger tabby cat sitting and looking up

Later the cat is seen beneath Marie’s window as she is trying to coach Paulie to fly. Paulie suggests Marie show him how and as she crawls out of the window she knocks a flower pot down. The cat scurries out of the way as the pot hits the ground. Paulie congratulates Marie on almost hitting the cat.

Paulie - long-haired ginger tabby cat far below window

Paulie - long-haired ginger tabby cat below window

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t care for wise-cracking parrots.


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