Catface. He's got a big cat face. He's got the body of a cat and the face of a cat. And he flies through the air 'cause he's got a cat face. CATFACE!
is a series of shorts by Jonti "Weebl" Picking and can be found on Weebl's Stuff
, and now has its own YouTube channel
. It follows the adventures of the eponymous huge-headed flying cat.
This series provides examples of:
- And Knowing Is Half the Battle: All episodes end with some sort of message from Catface. Most have nothing to do with the events of the episode.
- Another Dimension: Catface has a cat flap leading to one. His counterpart there is named Facecat.
- Badass: The old lady, surprisingly.
- BRIAN BLESSED: Catface attends a pantomime Peter Pan show and BRIAN BLESSED is playing Captain Hook.
- Buffy Speak: Often. For example, Catface refers to fireworks as "explodey-whizzy-bangs" at one point.
- Censor Box: Along with Sound Effect Bleep, whenever Gordon starts cursing, a bar covers his mouth filled with words related to what he's saying ("something about your mother" or "sexual slur involving a dog") and sometimes not ("Hello") - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idqunLHJ-Q0&feature=related
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Catface. So much.
Catface: There is no ash flavored with fish in here. There is no pulpy wood products favoured with beef. What is this? This is no good for me. I must go to the shops, yes.
- Cute Kitten: Tiny.
- Expository Theme Tune: "Catface. He's got a big cat face. He's got the body of a cat and the face of a cat. And he flies through the air 'cause he's got a cat face. CATFACE!"
- Expressive Shirt: More like expressive BOX for Boxcat, who is never actually shown except for the box he's in. In one episode, his box sags when he becomes depressed.
- Furry Confusion: Catface acts pretty human, but it's clear Boxcat is a pet.
- Some, however, try to treat Catface like a pet, like the crazy cat lady in the two-parter "The Collector".
- Gratuitous French: Catface talks in a ridiculous French accent.
- High On Catnip: Double Subverted. Catface rubs himself against some catnip, following with a close-up of his dilating eyes and psychedelic music, implying he's going on a trip. Then it automatically zooms out and Catface tells Boxcat to stop playing the "crappy music". After yelling at his friend, Catface flies up and purrs until he runs into a lit lightbulb.
- Ho Yay: Invoked, as Catface tells Boxcat Catface is not his "man-wife" before admitting he is sometimes.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: Catface is able to perfectly understand everything Boxcat says despite the box mumbling his dialogue.
- Large Ham: Posh Tom.
- Lower-Class Lout: The urban fox.
- Mind Screw: The entire short series.
- My Brain Is Big: Catface's head is VERY disproportionately larger than his small swaying body, which may also allow him to float off the ground. Not that he appears to have any brains (or at the least common sense) to back it up.
- Never Mess with Granny: The Old Lady takes appropriate action when Cat Face is kidnapped by a Crazy Cat Lady.
- Nightmare Face: Facecat. So much.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: During a stakeout, Boxcat wears a box with a crudely-drawn bush on the side, and the words "Not a cat in a box" written on the front. Also, an infrequent recurring character is a spotted dog who dresses in various disguises to try to catch a cat to eat.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Tiny the cat, Boxcat's youngest kitten.
- Self-Induced Allergic Reaction: What happens when Boxcat provokes a wasp, even though he's allergic.
Catface: Okay, I will get the adrenaline, honestly.
- Shout-Out: The Snowman appears in an episode.
- Sound Effect Bleep: Every time Gordon Ramsey yells out a curse, it's replaced by a bleep.
- The Faceless: Boxcat. So far, the only parts of him that have been shown are his legs and tufts of grey fur.
- Toilet Humour: Pops up occasionally, such as in episode 10.
Catface: We are not playing "Poo Jenga" now!
- Trust Me, I'm an X: Catface often gives dubious advice while reassuring the viewer with his unofficial Catch Phrase, "Trust me, I'm a cat!"
- The Unintelligible: Boxcat.
- Very Loosely Based on a True Story: According to the creator on "Weebl's Stuff", http://www.weebls-stuff.com/catface/Cat+Face/, it's based on true events. It's unclear whether he's being sarcastic or not, though.