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Compare with KickTheDog, which on rare occasion overlaps. Should not be confused with ThatPoorCar, which is an entirely different trope. Also not to be confused with the movie ''Film/ThatDarnCat'', or with CatScare (which is when the cat is the scarer instead of the scare-ee). See also CatConcerto, where the cat's yowling is a musical performance on the back fence.

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Compare with KickTheDog, which on rare occasion overlaps. Should not be confused with ThatPoorCar, ThatPoorCar and ThatPoorPlant, which is an are entirely different trope.tropes. Also not to be confused with the movie ''Film/ThatDarnCat'', or with CatScare (which is when the cat is the scarer instead of the scare-ee). See also CatConcerto, where the cat's yowling is a musical performance on the back fence.

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While it should not be confused with CatFight, someone is sure to punctuate such a showdown with the signature yowl.

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* In the third Film/{{Twilight}} ''Music/BadLipReading'', Jacob is so angry that he lost at "Word Game" that he throws something off-screen and hits the cat. Jacob is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone immediately upset about this]] "[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments I bonked mah kitteh!]]"


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* In ''Series/{{Community}}'''s [[ZombieApocalypse zombie outbreak]] homage episode "[[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology Epidemiology]]," the noise effect is used more and more until the (already very high strung) characters start taking issue with it.
--> '''Jeff''': What is ''up'' with that ''cat?''
--> '''Troy''': Is someone ''throwing'' it?

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* In ''Series/{{Community}}'''s [[ZombieApocalypse zombie outbreak]] homage episode "[[Recap/CommunityS2E06Epidemiology Epidemiology]]," Epidemiology]]", the noise effect is used more and more until the (already very high strung) characters start taking issue with it.
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* In an episode of ''Series/PushingDaisies,'' Emerson Cod is caught in a graveyard with a shovel. He quickly tosses it off-camera, only to look at it in bewilderment when it apparently hits a cat.

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* In an episode of ''Series/PushingDaisies,'' ''Series/PushingDaisies'', Emerson Cod is caught in a graveyard with a shovel. He quickly tosses it off-camera, only to look at it in bewilderment when it apparently hits a cat.



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* In [[http://megawolf77.deviantart.com/art/Think-Mink-Offscreen-Cat-170498668 this episode]] of sporadic webcomic ''ThinkMink'' a talk show guest Offscreen Cat tells how he isn't safe in any media. The host consoles him as best as she can and then accidentally hits him with a microphone.

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* In [[http://megawolf77.deviantart.com/art/Think-Mink-Offscreen-Cat-170498668 this episode]] of sporadic webcomic ''ThinkMink'' ''Webcomic/ThinkMink'', a talk show guest Offscreen Cat tells how he isn't safe in any media. The host consoles him as best as she can and then accidentally hits him with a microphone.

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* In Season 2 episode 21 of ''Animation/HappyHeroes'', Big M. falls out of a high window. A cat can be heard meowing when he lands on the ground.
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* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' played this straight in the episode "Happy Luau to You-au," when confronting the accordion band, Tito takes one of the member's accordions and tosses it out a window, to which we hear it crash off-screen followed by a cat yowling.


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* ''Film/{{Borat}}'' contains a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny fantastic version]] of this; it's established early on that Borat inexplicably has a chicken with him on his trip. Toward the end, in despair, he drops his one piece of luggage on the ground. Cue a loud ''buckaw'' sound.

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* ''Film/{{Borat}}'' contains a [[CrowningMomentOfFunny fantastic version]] version of this; it's established early on that Borat inexplicably has a chicken with him on his trip. Toward the end, in despair, he drops his one piece of luggage on the ground. Cue a loud ''buckaw'' sound.


* Similarly, ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' have a guy off screen shouting "My car!" at some point pretty much whenever the penguins leave the zoo.

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* Similarly, ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' have a guy off screen shouting "My car!" at some point pretty much whenever the penguins leave the zoo.


* The cat in the locker in ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'', which gets squashed or eaten by something after leaving the room.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': "I still have [[NoodleIncident nightmares about that cat]]."

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* The cat in the locker in ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'', which gets squashed or eaten mauled by something after leaving the room.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': "I still have [[NoodleIncident nightmares about that cat]]."
room. ''[[NightmareFuel Not]]'' PlayedForLaughs. It gets a bit of a call back in the [[DarkWorld Otherworld]] version of the school, where the same locker is heard banging again, but [[NothingIsScarier the results]] [[PeekABooCorpse are much different]].



* In the ''VideoGame/SyobonAction'' games, your character is a white cat playing in an extremely cruel PlatformHell ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'' clone. Many players [[EverythingTryingToKillYou die hundreds of times]] while playing in [[TheManyDeathsOfYou tons of different ways]]. The cat sure takes a lot of abuse...


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* Happens in four episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AngryBirdsToons''.

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* Used several times in ''Series/LeCoeurASesRaisons''. Even if there is no cat in the series outside of a single flashback.

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* In the film adaptation of ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', as the Knight Bus skids to a screeching halt in front of the Leaky Cauldron, the last sound heard after various crashes is the distinctive loud wail of this cat.


On the other hand, it's okay to be amused by the thought of a discomforted kitty, of course, because CatsAreMean. (And they've got nine lives, so they can probably afford to spare a few). Might very well have to do with TheCatCameBack, considering it sounds like the same cat each and every time. Avoids OffscreenInertia by occurring [[RuleOfPerception out of the audience's line of sight]], no matter how tortured that poor cat may sound.

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On the other hand, it's okay to be amused by the thought of a discomforted kitty, of course, because CatsAreMean. (And they've got nine lives, so they can probably afford to spare a few). few.) Might very well have to do with TheCatCameBack, considering it sounds like the same cat each and every time. Avoids OffscreenInertia by occurring [[RuleOfPerception out of the audience's line of sight]], no matter how tortured that poor cat may sound.


* The Frantics have a comedy routine centered around a [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/boot-to-the-head Boot to the Head]] -- during the reading of a will, [[https://youtu.be/vFldBVWFgWo?t=134 an offscreen cat gets a boot to the head and yowls in outrage]].

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