XFllo on Aug 15th 2015 at 11:16:06 AM
Last Edited By:
eroock on Mar 13th 2018 at 4:11:12 PM
Page Type: Trope
- We need input on whether to extend this idea to other unusual animals pulling the vehicle.
Description:Cool and unusual vehicle pulled by cats or big cats. Used for awesomeness or comedy.
(Draft description to be added. I intend to work on it, but ideas are welcome!)
Trope title ideas:
- In Bubaci a Hastrmani (Bogeymen and Water Goblins) by Josef Lada, a kindly, good-natured water goblin BrÄÃ¡l has a vehicle pulled by six black cats. In the animated version, he only has four of them. Inspired by Czech mythology.
- From Dave Barry's Year in Review (2000):
[...] there is tension at the Democratic convention in Los Angeles, where the Gore camp suspects that Bill Clinton is trying to hog the limelight. A Clinton staffer denies this, claiming that "security considerations" led to the decision to have the president enter the convention hall riding a chariot drawn by lions.
- In several of the Land of Oz books, Princess Ozma's chariot is pulled by the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger. This is often the extent of their participation in the books.
Live Action TV
- In Community episode "Basic Intergluteal Numismatics", Star-Burns tries to develop the world's first cat-powered vehicle. He's seen trying to escape on a prototype. In a Brick Joke, there appears a crowd-funding video in which Star-Burns asks for donations for his cat car idea.
- As part of her role as goddess of war, the Babylonian goddess Ishtar is depicted as riding in a chariot drawn by seven lions.
- The Greek Mythology deity Dionysus is shown in artwork as being in a chariot drawn by panthers.
- Goddess Freyja, goddess of love from Norse Mythology, drives a chariot pulled by two black or grey cats.
- Cybele, a Phrygian mother goddess worshipped by the Greeks and (eventually) Romans as a goddess of nature, mountains, wild animals, magic, and city walls, is often depicted driving in her chariot drawn by lions.
- Water goblins (evil beings residing in water areas like rivers or ponds who drown people and store their spirits in pots) from Czech mythology traditionally drive (or ride in) a carriage pulled by six black cats, though it's not their most known feature.
- Jakub KrÄÃn of JelÄany is a real person who founded many fish ponds in southern Bohemia. A legend of him emerged after his death — he was so successful in his business because he made a deal with the devil. He is seen riding in a shabby black carriage drawn by six black tom-cats.
- Warhammer: High elves have chariots pulled by white lions.
- This gif features a guy driving a cart pulled by five grey cats. It's heavily edited.
- Crazy cat lady of The Simpsons is seen in the intro to "White Christmas Blues" driving a sleigh pulled by several of her cats.
- In the Looney Tunes short "Kiss Me Cat" (a sequel to "Feed the Kitty"), Marc Anthony tries to get Pussyfoot to catch the mouse that has been raiding the kitchen. Instead, the mouse hitches Pussyfoot to a wagon and uses him to get more food.
- Filmation produced the cartoon series Tarzan Lord Of The Jungle in 1976. The lost City of Gold has Queen Nemone riding in a chariot drawn by a pair of lions because she's an Alpha Bitch. Her royal guards also use paired lion chariots, most especially Phobeg, the queen's most badass guard.
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