History YMMV / Cats

7th Mar '16 2:14:03 PM MagBas
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* PeripheryHatedom: It used to be common to make fun of the musical for being a melodramatic musical about cats. This caused many references and parodies in 90s media.
17th Jan '16 10:18:10 AM Pichu-kun
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** Not a character interpretation exactly but some fans view the characters as anthropomorphic cats while others view them as 'normal' cats simply played by humans.



* EarWorm: So many of them, but mainly "Memory".

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* EarWorm: EarWorm:
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So many of them, but mainly "Memory".


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* PeripheryHatedom: It used to be common to make fun of the musical for being a melodramatic musical about cats. This caused many references and parodies in 90s media.
* SignatureSong: "Memory"
6th Jan '16 6:29:45 AM sbemail19
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** The Rum Tum Tugger and Mistoffelees are a particularly confusing instance. RTT sings Mistoffolees' song, and it's commonly accepted that they're friends, at least until you remember that in RTT's song the chorus goes "The Rum Tum Tugger is a-" and Mistoffelees shouts "...terrible bore!" Fans are divided on their relationship with one another.\\

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** The Rum Tum Tugger and Mistoffelees are a particularly confusing instance. RTT sings Mistoffolees' song, and it's commonly accepted that they're friends, at least until you remember that in RTT's song the chorus goes "The Rum Tum Tugger is a-" and Mistoffelees shouts "...terrible bore!" Fans are divided on their relationship with one another.\\
6th Jan '16 6:27:06 AM sbemail19
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WordOfGod says that Mistoffelees and the Tugger are two of a group of four brothers (the other two being Munkustrap and Alonzo), and this forms the basis for their love/hate relationship. It also explains the reactions of Munkustrap and Alonzo to the Tugger and Mistoffolees, and vice versa.
21st Dec '15 10:48:13 AM PurrElise
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* TearJerker:
** The ending of "Gus: The Theatre Cat" where Gus, longing for the bygone days of his youth and fame, breaks own into tears, unable to choke out the last part of his song, and is led off the stage, sobbing. Doubly so in the video production, which was one of the last performances Sir John Mills gave before he died.
** The notoriously heart-wrenching "Memory". Grizzabella is a hideous mess, and she knows this more than anyone, but just wants the others to show some kind of sympathy for her.
27th Nov '15 10:41:09 AM nombretomado
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* MemeticMutation: Commercials for another Broadway play (unknown as of 2014, until the commercial resurfaces) of an older woman with a thick New York accent exclaiming "I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats!" Even referenced on SaturdayNightLive.

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* MemeticMutation: Commercials for another Broadway play (unknown as of 2014, until the commercial resurfaces) of an older woman with a thick New York accent exclaiming "I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats!" Even referenced on SaturdayNightLive.''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
24th Aug '15 6:19:46 PM Rjinswand
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* MemeticSexGod: Take a wild guess, his name rhymes with Bugger.
7th May '15 12:40:25 PM twilicorn
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** Ditto for "Jellicle Cats".
14th Nov '14 10:46:06 AM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications:
** "Now the Peke, although people may say what they please, is no British Dog, but a [[AcceptableReligiousTargets Heathen]] [[YellowPeril Chinese]]." It is understandable because the lyrics were written during a time when they would have been considered acceptable. However, since other Unfortunate Implication lyrics were changed during the course of the show's run (e.g., original lyric "The Chinks they swarmed aboard" was changed to "The Siamese swarmed aboard), this could probably have been avoided.
** Black actress Femi Taylor playing a cat named... wait for it... ''Exotica.''
** Jemima's name was changed to Sillabub in the Broadway version of the play to avoid any UnfortunateImplications [[EthnicMenialLabor associated]] with the name Jemima.
28th Apr '14 4:49:38 PM paulson
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* MemeticMutation: Commercials for another Broadway play (unknown as of 2014, until the commercial resurfaces) of an older woman with a thick New York accent exclaiming "I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats!" Even referenced on SaturdayNightLive.
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