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''[[http://www.simonscat.com/ Simon's Cat]]'' is an animated cartoon series by the English animator, Simon Tofield. Each episode revolves around the adventures of a house cat, who uses increasingly heavy-handed tactics to get its owner's attention. The series is hand drawn and then animated in Adobe Flash. There are also four published books and a series of ''[[BritishNewspapers Daily Mirror]]'' [[http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/cartoons/simons-cat/ strips]] featuring the titular cat in comic form, as well as two apps.

Cat owners will attest to many of the behaviours seen.

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[[folder:Episodes include:]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ffwDYo00Q Simon's Cat in 'Cat Man Do']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rb8aOzy9t4 Simon's Cat in 'Let Me In!']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s13dLaTIHSg Simon's Cat in 'TV Dinner']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQCwHluBqFc Simon's Sister's Dog in 'Fed Up']] (a PSA for the RSPCA)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1qHVVbYG8Y Simon's Cat in 'Fly Guy']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOHvZjiDANg Simon's Cat in 'Hot Spot']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tuf61OjvoPQ Simon's Cat in 'Snow Business']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKvNqe8cKU4 Simon's Cat in 'The Box']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP1Pk62X7XQ Simon's Cat in 'Cat Chat']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv0OUdQNVM0 Simon's Cat in 'Lunch Break']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9EYkdFsP2w Simon's Cat: Beyond the Fence]] (a TV advert for the second book)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn2h3_aH3vo Simon's Cat in 'Santa Claws']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV3SWjrt2rE Simon's Cat in 'Sticky Tape']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYdDRTRaWr8 Simon's Cat in 'Hop It']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYlD0KXujAk Simon's Cat in 'Hidden Treasure']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWIPZvwcnX8 Simon's Cat in 'Cat & Mouse']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VLcLH97eRw Simon's Cat in 'Double Trouble']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3JC24p0YsA Simon's Cat in 'Catnap']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB90NjT51gg Simon's Cat in 'Fowl Play']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PtFwlKfvHI Simon's Cat in 'Shelf Life']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z6YUGGlwtA Simon's Cat in 'Tongue Tied']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrivBjlv6Mw Simon's Cat in 'Window Pain']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQwD0QCbxaA Simon's Cat in 'Ready, Steady, Slow!']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITZiZcHfj8s Simon's Cat in 'Springtime']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FatA6Pyw_D8 Simon's Cat in 'Fetch']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4E-uiaIxNc Simon's Cat in 'Nut Again']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzz6lUsF19g Simon's Cat in 'Icecapade']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te4wx4jtiEA Simon's Cat in 'Feed Me']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpHpm_b0vRY Simon's Cat in 'Screen Grab']]
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[[folder:Other videos include:]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLPhdpUe46U Simon's Cat: Kitten Chaos Premiere Event]] (a video from a premiere event for the third book)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpZpPzSkjrM Simon's Cat in Cat Chat App]] (a trailer for the first app)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlDhfzKQyD8 Simon Draws: Simon's Cat]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P4rJgTiaRc Simon Draws: The Kitten]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unKg2tlKesA Simon Draws: The Hedgehog]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkgNt2PEfts Simon Draws: The Dog]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrBDLGI844Q Simon Draws: Rabbits]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRSqfTDnVuM Simon Draws: Simon]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBNejJn8IYs Simon Draws: Mice]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Cqri1MV5zQ Cat Fans Do: Simon's Cat #1]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C-lzuRRBYw Cat Fans Do: Simon's Cat #2]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXIimEfnsDI Cat Fans Do: Simon's Cat #3]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE6yvCGdDCo Cat Fans Do: Simon's Cat #4]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf5vjW0bDKA Cat Fans Do: Simon's Cat #5]]
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!!''Simon's Cat'' contains examples of:

* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: The cat has a pretty short attention span, unless food is involved.
** Seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpHpm_b0vRY "Screen Grab"]], in the beginning. The cat gets annoyed at being woken up by the kitten playing with a feather, and bops him on the head, only to start playing with the feather himself a second later. You can almost hear the dialogue: *bop* "Stop interrupting my na -- ooh, a feather!"
* AttentionWhore: While it's usually with the prospect of food in mind, the cat will go to any lengths to be the object of its owner's attention, and will dispose of any opposition (eg. the TV, the computer).
* AsideGlance: Episodes tend to end on these.
* AuthorAvatar: The owner.
* BatterUp: How he eventually wakes up his owner in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ffwDYo00Q 'Cat Man Do']].
* ButtMonkey: The owner just can't catch a break with the cat around.
* CatchPhrase: More like a Catch Action -- the cat points to his open mouth and meows, a gesture that usually means "Feed me!"
* CatsAreMean: Subverted. He can be mischievous, but rarely is he ever intentionally malevolent.
** Most of the time, the cat just wants attention and/or food. It's just that, well, see [[InsaneTrollLogic Insane Cat Logic]] below for details.
* ChristmasEpisode
* CompanionCube: The lawn gnome.
* ComedicSociopathy: Of the most adorable kind.
* ContinuityNod: One of the increasingly bizarre array of objects pulled from under the fridge in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYlD0KXujAk 'Hidden Treasure']] is the baseball bat from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ffwDYo00Q 'Cat Man Do']]. The cat even pauses to examine it before throwing it aside.
* CuteKitten: The eponymous cat. Also the kitten from the "Catnap" episode.
* DogsAreDumb
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Cats Have Standards:]] The cat is visibly horrified when the hedgehog begins trying to ''eat'' one of the snails racing in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQwD0QCbxaA 'Ready, Steady, Slow!']] Even going so far as to cover the eyes of the lawn gnome.
* HeavySleeper: The owner.
* IMeantToDoThat: It's a cat, [[CaptainObvious duhhh]].
* ImpactSilhouette: Seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tuf61OjvoPQ 'Snow Business']]. Justified in that it was soft snow he landed in.
* [[InsaneTrollLogic Insane Cat Logic:]] Most of the cat's actions boil down to "Getting my owner's attention = Food!". More specifically "Hit with bat = Food!", "Unplug computer = Food!", "Turn off TV = Food!". To the cat, any action he performs will end up providing him food.
* ISurrenderSuckers: The kitten does this in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VLcLH97eRw 'Double Trouble']]. After plopping into the "surrender" position (lying flat on his back) in response to the cat hissing at him, the kitten waits until the cat closes his eyes and gloats over his victory, then deftly throws a pillow at him, nearly knocking him off the couch.
* ItsAllAboutMe: It's a pet, so it's granted it can't really act considerate, but the cat endlessly and sometimes rather elaborately pesters its owner to dote over him, and ''now''.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The cat. He is quite mischievous most of the time, but he has his moments where he's affectionate.
* LookBehindYou:
** Used to get away from a chatty hedgehog.
** Used to distract a bird during a snowball fight in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tuf61OjvoPQ 'Snow Business']].
* MadeOfPlasticine: Some things in the house break more easily than one would expect. Most prominently seen in the ''Santa Claws'' episode, where the cat ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=nn2h3_aH3vo#t=110 strips all the branches off a Christmas tree]]''.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** How [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ffwDYo00Q 'Cat Man Do']] came to be, according to creator Simon Tofield:
-->[[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6589965/Simons-Cat-becomes-internet-star.html "I basically sat down one day and thought I'd teach myself to use some new computer animation...And that morning Hugh, who was then a tiny kitten, had been jumping all over me pulling my ears and scratching me, trying to wake me up for his breakfast. So I decided to do a little film of a cat trying to wake its owner. And I made it up as I went along."]]
** A lot of the cat's antics are based on the antics of Simon's own cats. The new kitten added to the cast also happens to be based on his newest kitten.
* RearrangeTheSong
* RummageFail: When the cat is trying to retrieve the ball from under the fridge in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYlD0KXujAk 'Hidden Treasure']].
* ShownTheirWork: Simon has obviously watched his cats carefully to get every motion of the animated furballs very realistic.
* ShoutOut: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpHpm_b0vRY 'Screen Grab']] the voiceover for the nature documentaries is a ShoutOut to DavidAttenborough, and the commentator for the motor racing is a ShoutOut to Murray Walker, the famous voice of FormulaOne.
* SilenceIsGolden: It's a cat, so it's not going to talk. Any speech from Simon is minimal and usually grunts or sighs, but occasionally he'll utter a word or two. In "Window Pains", he actually uttered a full sentence: "What're ya doin'?"
* SphereEyes

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