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Western Animation: The Cat in the Hat
The Cat in the Hat steps in on the mat.

"Whoever heard of a six-foot cat!?"
Mr. Krinklebine

The Cat in the Hat is a DePatie-Freleng 1971 animated adaptation of the Dr. Seuss book of the same name. It expands upon the storyline so that the Cat enlists the kids in helping him find his missing "Moss-Covered Three-Handled Family Gradunza", and the fish is given the name Carlos K. Krinklebine. It was followed up with Dr. Seuss On the Loose (in which the Cat introduced animated adaptations of The Sneetches, The Zax, and Green Eggs and Ham) and The Grinch Grinches The Cat In The Hat (in which the Cat matches wits with the title character of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!).


The animation provides examples of:

  • Disney Acid Sequence: "I'm a Punk."
  • "I Am" Song: In which the Cat lists the many ways to say his name in other languages.
  • Irony: The kids are bored, but the first song that's played highlights all of the toys that are littered in the house that they aren't playing with!
  • It Was with You All Along: Invoked. The special item the Cat wanted was his umbrella, thus with him always. But the kids didn't know that till the mom told them so.
  • MacGuffin: The one he is searching for is his "moss-covered, three-handled family gradunza"... whatever that means.
    Fish: Just what is a family gradunza?
    Cat: Oh, they come in all sizes, from tripe-G to minus-aught.
    Boy: Is it bigger than a...
    Cat: Occasionally, but on most occasions, not.
    Girl: Is it smaller than a...
    Cat: They no longer make that kind, but one family gradunza is always smaller than another.
    • When the mother returns, she notes that the Cat in the Hat had said MacGuffin in his hands. It's assumed that the item was actually his moss-green colored umbrella. Which would explain the expression of the kids when they hear it.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: The mother knows what a moss-covered, three-handled family gradunza is.
  • YouTube Poop: A "random mode" version of the special was one of the earliest videos of this type.

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