History Main / CatsHaveNineLives

23rd Apr '18 8:42:43 AM tropower
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RugratsGoWild'', Spike mutters at one point, "Cats...they got nine lives! While dogs have seven years into one! Now THAT bites!"

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RugratsGoWild'', Spike mutters at one point, "Cats...they got nine lives! While dogs have to cram seven years into one! Now THAT bites!"



* Video game hero VideoGame/{{Bubsy}} is a bobcat, starting with nine lives.

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* Video game hero VideoGame/{{Bubsy}} is a bobcat, starting with nine lives.[[VideoGameLives (video game) lives]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'': In "Terminal Stimpy", it is revealed that Stimpy has already died 7 times and has only two lives left. [[TooDumbToLive Being Stimpy]], he wastes another life and spends the rest of the cartoon going through the FiveStagesOfGrief.
* This is the premise of ''Fraidy Cat'', a segment of the Creator/{{Filmation}} AnimatedAnthology ''Westernanimation/UncleCrocsBlock''. Fraidy is already nervous because he's on his final life, and it doesn't help that the ghosts of his eight previous incarnations keep appearing to him if he (even accidentally) intones their number. At least one of these ghosts, who was an undertaker in life, hopes to bring Fraidy over to the afterlife. The worst one is Cloud Nine, a PsychoElectro storm cloud who tries to electrocute poor Fraidy. Pretty morbid for a kids' show, eh?

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'': In "Terminal Stimpy", it is revealed that Stimpy Stimpy[[note]]Who apparently knows how to count...[[[NegativeContinuity at least]] [[DependingOnTheWriter in this story]].[[/note]] has already died 7 times and has only two lives left. [[TooDumbToLive Being Stimpy]], he wastes another life and spends the rest of the cartoon going through the FiveStagesOfGrief.
* This is the premise of ''Fraidy Cat'', a segment of the Creator/{{Filmation}} AnimatedAnthology ''Westernanimation/UncleCrocsBlock''. [[note]]And which appears to be in the PublicDomain.[[/note]] Fraidy is already nervous because he's on his final life, and it doesn't help that the ghosts of his eight previous incarnations keep appearing to him if he (even accidentally) intones their number. At least one of these ghosts, who was an undertaker in life, hopes to bring Fraidy over to the afterlife. The worst one is Cloud Nine, a PsychoElectro storm cloud who tries to electrocute poor Fraidy. Pretty morbid for a kids' show, eh?
18th Mar '18 4:36:53 PM jamespolk
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** Friz Freleng's 1941 short "Notes to You" has Porky Pig being kept from sleep by [[CatConcerto an alleycat's singing]]. At the end of the cartoon he dispatches the feline with a shotgun...only to have all nine of the cats' ghosts serenading him. (The same premise and gag were [[RecycledScript re-used]] in Freling's 1948 short ''Back Alley Oproar'', with Sylvester as the pesky cat and Elmer Fudd as the would-be sleeper.)

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** Friz Freleng's 1941 short "Notes to You" has Porky Pig being kept from sleep by [[CatConcerto an alleycat's singing]]. At the end of the cartoon he dispatches the feline with a shotgun...only to have all nine of the cats' ghosts serenading him. (The same premise and gag were [[RecycledScript re-used]] in Freling's 1948 short ''Back Alley Oproar'', "WesternAnimation/BackAlleyOproar", with Sylvester as the pesky cat and Elmer Fudd as the would-be sleeper.)
26th Feb '18 4:01:11 AM LinTaylor
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* In ''ComicBook/MightyMorphinPowerRangersBoomStudios'', Finster creates a monster that seems to combine this trope with the classical hydra: a nine-headed cat creature that can regenerate as long as its heads are intact, meaning the Power Rangers have to cut off all nine heads in order to put it down for good. They even lampshade it by outright treating the monster as if it had nine lives and ticking them off each time they eliminate a head.
23rd Feb '18 11:33:12 AM ZootyCutie94
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[[folder:Toys]]
* ''Toys/FlushForce'', in reference, has the character "18 Lives", a two-headed black cat.
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28th Jan '18 2:31:17 PM Jeduthun
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/HermanAndKatnip'' short "Naughty But Mice," Herman thoroughly dispatches the cat that has been eating his friends, only to be greeted by nine ghosts rising from the grave to chase him.
25th Dec '17 10:21:42 PM Trialman
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* ''Viz Top Tips with Reeves & Mortimer'' plays this for BlackComedy. In the pets segment of this VHS compilation, Bob gives a tip for working out how many lives a cat has left, which is to take a mallet, and strike the cat repeatedly with it. The number of strikes needed to bring about the cat's demise(or death) will directly correspond to their remaining lives. Bob then walks off-screen, and we hear the sound of the mallet's strikes, each accompanied by a meowing sound, as Vic counts up the number of times this happens. After he reaches seven, Bob returns with the mallet covered in fur, as Vic concludes that the cat had seven lives left.

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* ''Viz Top Tips with Reeves & Mortimer'' plays this for BlackComedy. In [[https://youtu.be/0Sn-wEykOQE?t=138 the pets segment of this VHS compilation, compilation]], Bob gives a tip for working out how many lives a cat has left, which is to take a mallet, and strike the cat repeatedly with it. The number of strikes needed to bring about the cat's demise(or death) will directly correspond to their remaining lives. Bob then walks off-screen, and we hear the sound of the mallet's strikes, each accompanied by a meowing sound, as Vic counts up the number of times this happens. After he reaches seven, Bob returns with the mallet covered in fur, as Vic concludes that the cat had seven lives left.
25th Dec '17 10:19:15 PM Trialman
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* ''Viz Top Tips with Reeves & Mortimer'' plays this for BlackComedy. In the pets segment of this VHS compilation, Bob gives a tip for working out how many lives a cat has left, which is to take a mallet, and strike the cat repeatedly with it. The number of strikes needed to bring about the cat's demise(or death) will directly correspond to their remaining lives. Bob then walks off-screen, and we hear the sound of the mallet's strikes, each accompanied by a meowing sound, as Vic counts up the number of times this happens. After he reaches seven, Bob returns with the mallet covered in fur, as Vic concludes that the cat had seven lives left.
14th Dec '17 3:40:31 PM foxley
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* The song "The Ginger Cat" on the album ''Captain Beaky & His Band (Not Forgetting Hissing Sid!!!)'' by Jeremy Lloyd (and friends) has the eponymous cat Ben relating to group of spectres the nine different ways in which he had died.
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13th Oct '17 3:03:22 PM Eddy1215
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** Friz Freleng's 1941 short "Notes to You" has Porky Pig being kept from sleep by [[CatConcert an alleycat's singing]]. At the end of the cartoon he dispatches the feline with a shotgun...only to have all nine of the cats' ghosts serenading him. (The same premise and gag were [[RecycledScript re-used]] in Freling's 1948 short ''Back Alley Oproar'', with Sylvester as the pesky cat and Elmer Fudd as the would-be sleeper.)

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** Friz Freleng's 1941 short "Notes to You" has Porky Pig being kept from sleep by [[CatConcert [[CatConcerto an alleycat's singing]]. At the end of the cartoon he dispatches the feline with a shotgun...only to have all nine of the cats' ghosts serenading him. (The same premise and gag were [[RecycledScript re-used]] in Freling's 1948 short ''Back Alley Oproar'', with Sylvester as the pesky cat and Elmer Fudd as the would-be sleeper.)



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'': In "Terminal Stimpy", it is revealed that Stimpy has already died 7 times and has only two lives left. Being Stimpy, he wastes another life and spends the rest of the cartoon going through the FiveStagesOfGrief.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'': In "Terminal Stimpy", it is revealed that Stimpy has already died 7 times and has only two lives left. [[TooDumbToLive Being Stimpy, Stimpy]], he wastes another life and spends the rest of the cartoon going through the FiveStagesOfGrief.
10th Oct '17 3:14:16 PM Eddy1215
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* Similar to the Looney Tunes examples, in one cartoon of ''WesternAnimation/TheInspector'', [[DontWakeTheSleeper the Inspector's boss was trying to sleep, with the Inspector keeping everything quiet]], a noisy cat being his biggest problem. In the end, the Inspector shoots the cat, but its nine lives make noise as they drift away, leaving him to deal with his boss's wrath.

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* Similar to the Looney Tunes examples, in one cartoon of ''WesternAnimation/TheInspector'', [[DontWakeTheSleeper the Inspector's boss Commissioner was trying to sleep, with the Inspector keeping everything quiet]], a noisy cat being his biggest problem. In the end, the Inspector shoots the cat, but its nine lives make noise as they drift away, leaving him to deal with his boss's the Commissioner's wrath.
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