Cats has been in some television shows, movies, articles, and
books. They will be listed here for you to look out for, search for,
etc (it's kind of fun to spot Cats). If you know of any
places Cats has been mentioned in, please let me know
For some additional articles, please go here.
_____ On p. 61, there is a little picture of Skimbleshanks and Jennyanydots from "The Gumbie Cat" (I haven't a clue why it's Skimble instead of Munkustrap - he's wearing the vest, too!). Anyway, there are a couple of problems dealing with Cats as well as the picture (thanks, Jadadaye!).
_____ The quote is on pg. 165 as follows:
_____ "When I worked for Good Morning America we thought it would be fun if I went to see Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage hit CATS with Morris, the highest paid cat in television." Thanks, Jemima Mistoffelees!
_____ On the inside front cover of the London production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast: the Musical is a picture of Jemima holding the Cats video. It advertises that the video will be available in October (it's kind of old, I guess) and suggests you should go to www.catsvideo.com (thanks, Kati Etcetera!).
_____ Jerome had left him again, after first taking him back and the get together with is old boyfriend, who was a member of the Cats course (one of Bridget's best friends aren't straight, so it is him this is about). Thanks, Lone!
______ The author mentioned the musical several times, and when trying to name his cat, he copied The Naming of Cats (thanks, Demeter1111!).
On p. 156 has the following (this is an excellent series, by the way):
______ "Oh no, you don't, young man!" Qwilleran scolded as he carried him back into the house. "Where do you think you're going? To the Jellicle Ball with the barncats?"
_____ On p. 38 about mid-page, "The Rum Tum Tugger Syndrome" (thanks, Gintora!).
_____ A poster of Cats becomes the center of attention in a chapter. As the lead writes down a lot of loose words under some sort of trance, he writes down "Cats now and forever". Later, a woman is found murdered, and she has a Broadway poster in her apartment (thanks, Stratyon!).
_____ The sentence was: In New York, Julia saw the musical Cats (thanks, Hannah!).
_____ They are kinda like science books for all ages, and each book is about something else: rocks, dogs, dinosaurs, fossils, and so on. Anyway, in the book about cats, it shows an illustration of Mistoffelees from "Old Possum's", and mentions the book. It doesn't talka bout the show, though (thanks, Ozzie!).
_____ One of the cartoons showed a picture of a bunch of cats wearing ties, coats, hats, dresses, and other clothes, lined up to buy tickets outside a theater. And what were these eloquently dressed felines going to see? "Humans" (thanks, Ozzie!).
_____ In a hint book by Peter Spear for the King's Quest computer game, there's a spell from King's Quest V called "Tiger's Claw" where a person can transform into a tiger. One of the paragraphs reads:
______ "The only other big cats more feared than the jungle tiger are its larger relatives, the were-tiger and the saber-tooth tiger, Growl Tiger the Bravo Cat, and the mysterious Cheshire Cat . . ." Thanks, Jennine!
______ On p. 26, it has a little story and it mentions Cats. Then on the next page, it has a tiny picture of three people under the Cats eye logo.
______ Here's the article in German:
___________ Zuerst sind wir nach Berlin gefahren. Dort haben wir erst mal ein Hotel gesucht, dann sind wir in ein Restaraunt gegangen, weil wir grossen Hunger hatten. Dann sind wir ins Theeater gegangen, wo wir "CATS" gesehen haben. Dann sind wir in ein Cafe gegangen und haben einen Cappuccino getrunken. Zuletzt sind wir zurueck zum Hotel gegangen. Ich bin dann gleich ins Bett gegangen. Mensch, war ich muede! Am zwieten Tag haben wir zuerst die Reste der Berliner Mauer besichtigt, dann haben wir mit einem Bus eine Stadtrundfart gemacht. Dann haben wir zu Mittag gegessen. Wir sind dann in den Zoo gegngen. Ich habe dort viel fotografiert, aber ich weiss leider nicht mehr, was wir zuerst gesehen haben und was zuletz.
______ Here's the article in English (using an online translator):
___________ First we drove to Berlin. There we looked only times a hotel up, then we went into a Restaraunt, because we had large hunger. Then we went into the Theater, where we saw Cats. Then we went into a cafe and to have a cappuccino drank. We went last back to the hotel. I went then directly to bed. Humans, I was tired! On the zwieten day we visited first the remainders of the citizens of Berlin wall, then we made a Stadtrundfart with a bus. Then we ate to noon. We are then into the zoo gegngen. I photographed there much, but I unfortunately do not know no more that we to have first seen and which zuletz (thanks, Evaearlong!).
______ Maskerade, a Discworld novel by Terry Prachett is a spoof of The Phantom of the Opera but includes lots of references to other musicals including Cats. Nanny Ogg find some manuscripts written by Walter Plinge and one of them includes "a lot of cats leaping around and singing". Thanks, Sapphire Jellicle!
______ Mutts is a comic strip in the U.S. It features a cat named Mooch and a dog named Earl. In one strip, the head title shows the Cats logo, only Mooch is dancing in one eye, and Earl is dancing in the other (like in the Cats logo), and Mutts is written like the logo. Through the comic strip, Mooch sings, and the last thing he sings are lines from "Memory", before Earl throws a boot at him.
______ It's a book about cats, the animal, but there's a little entry in the refrence section. It is as follows:
______ "Most famous fictional cats: the cat characters in T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939), on which the award-winning musical Cats is based." Thanks, Sam!
_____ In the third book, they are making a movie. It was not at all meant to be a Cats joke or hidden message or anything like that, but the movie company is called "Electra Enterprises" (thanks, Peyton!).
______ Salem says cats have people imitating them on Broadway (thanks, Crysta!).
______ Libby dresses up as a cat and was going to sing Grizabella (thanks, Crysta!).
_____ It's in the book: "Brief Lives" In one of the frames there is a Cats poster drawn in the backround (thanks, Zia!).
______ This sighting is from my language arts book The Writer's Craft: Level 8. One of the exercises to to correct punctuation and spelling errors in sentences they give you, and here are some of them (already corrected):
___________ 1.) Andrew Lloyd Webber set poems to music in the Broadway musical Cats.
___________ 2.) The poems were from T.S. Eliot's book "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats."
___________ 3.) The most popular song from this show was "Memory."
___________ 4.) Critics said that "each cat has his or her own different voice, giving them each unique personalities."
______ Thanks, Jemima Mistoffelees!
______ In an ad for the Broadway production, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, it has all the different things critics have said about it, and a logo of Snoopy that is saying, "Move over Cats!!!" Thanks, Sam!
______ At school my principal wore this dress that had a night time view of NYC at the bottom. It had a building and on it, it said Cats (thanks, Kari!).
______ A lady who looks like Bebe Neuwirth when she was in Chicago starts singing "I Got Rhythm". Then all these people come out dancing, and all of the sudden two Cats come out from left/right! The one on the right was Misto, I don't know who the left one was! Then at the end (it was one of those Visa commericals, you can't buy a Tony ticket using American Express), Misto's pops up holding a Visa card with the cutest look on his face (thanks, Casio!)!
______ I took an English test on the book we just finished reading, The Crucible. One of the questions was:
___________ Who wrote the Crucible?
______ Among the choices was Andrew Lloyd Webber (thanks, Trina/Skitty!)!
______ This is from a computer game. You play a detective who investigates various crimes around England. In the first case you do, about a statue of an Egyptian cat goddess that has been stolen, at the scene of the the crime a note is found that says "Macavity wasn't here!" So you go to Scotland Yard and talk to one of the investigators, who suggests that you go to the library and look up "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T.S. Eliot. Then he adds that it was the book that inspired the popular musical "Cats." You do get to read the Macavity poem (or Demeter's solo anyway). The criminal Macavity appears in almost all of your cases, always with the line, "Macavity wasn't here." And when you do unmask him, Macavity is actually a couple, man and wife! When you see them, they're holding masks made to look like Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer! Thanks, Jemima Mistoffelees!
______ In a class I take, we performed a parody of Cats called Frogs. It had most of the songs with slight modifications to the lyrics, and some of the characters names had been altered (i.e. Grizabella the Glamour Cat to Frizzabella the Glamour Frog).
______ It was a good play and the only song that wasn't altered was "Memory" (thanks, Grizzabella!).
______ View the below listed Cats sighting here (thanks, Sam!) found from Comics.com.
______ The Sunday newspaper comic "Grand Avenue" by Steve Breen had a Cats refrence. The date of this particular one was September 12, 1999. It shows the kid in his room, which has all sorts of theater posters all around it, one of which is a Cats poster. The other one you can see on that date was a Les Miserables poster (the kid's hair also poofs out similar to a Cats wig, but I don't think that counts). Thanks, Fleetpaw!
______ The boy was standing on a cardboard box on his front lawn, with a sign propped up that read, "Cats: 25 cents." He had put a bunch of stuffed cats on the box, and he was wearing a cat costume and had his face painted up, and coming out of his mouth was a broken musical note, no lyrics (thanks, Jemima Mistoffelees!).