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Cats Sightings

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Cats has been in some television shows, movies, articles, and books. They will be listed here for you to look out for, search for, etc (it's kind of fun to spot Cats). If you know of any places Cats has been mentioned in, please let me know here. Thanks!

Shows/Movies | Articles/Magazines | Books | Other

  • Dance, September 1999
    ______ They feature a pullout timeline which has a short caption about Cats on it along with a small picture of Demeter and Bombalurina (thanks, Lixue!)
  • Seventeen, September 1999, p.196:
    ______ "Billings' main theater, the Alberta Bair Theater, presents community plays as well as national shows like Cats." Thanks, Skitty!
  • People, August 2, 1999
    ______ Click on the link above to view article and photo (thanks, Pawlinger!). Text version of article can be found here.
  • Times
    ______ When Cats celebrated its 18th birthday this year, the Times culture section had an advert saying "Cats 18th birthday!" below was a picture of a dog saying "Lifes a b*tch!" Thanks, Sapphire Jellicle!

  • TV Guide - Cats Article
    ______ If you would like to read the text version of the article, please click here. If you would like to view a scanned photo of the article (with a picture of some of the characters), click here (thanks for scanning the photo, Froster!)
  • TV Guide - "Cats Lands on TV"
    ______ If you would like to read the text version of the article, please click here. If you would like to view a scanned photo of the article (with a picture of some of the characters), click here (thanks for scanning the photo, Froster!)
  • Vanity Fair, August 1999
    ______ On p. 124 is an article titled "Sets and Setsibility: Venn Diagrams for the 90s". It features various Venn diagrams. One of the diagrams, down at the bottom, shows two circles interlocking. The left circle says "Now" and the right circle says "Forever." The result? Cats! It also has a picture of Macavity (thanks, Jemima Mistoffelees!).
  • Damark
    ______ Actually, this is a catalog. It's a CD collection called Romantic Strings which includes "Memory". In this catalog, it's item number is B-30330-679353.
  • Teen People, April 1999 on p. 44 (picture).
  • "Cats": Broadway's Longest-Lived Show - from E! Online, June 1997.
  • The Phantom of the Opera Playbill - May 1997 - thanks, Shadow the ghost cat!
  • New York, November 23, 1992. Thanks, Carbucketty!
  • Theatre Journal, December 1982. Has article and pictures (thanks, Sillabub!).
  • Newsweek, October 11, 1982 on p. 80-86.
  • Time, September 27, 1982 on p. 74-75.

    For some additional articles, please go here.


  • All I Know About Animal Behavior I Learned in Loehmann's Dressing Room, by Erma Bombeck
    _____ The quote is on pg. 165 as follows:
    _____ "When I worked for Good Morning America we thought it would be fun if I went to see Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage hit CATS with Morris, the highest paid cat in television." Thanks, Jemima Mistoffelees!
  • Beauty and the Beast: the Musical
    _____ On the inside front cover of the London production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast: the Musical is a picture of Jemima holding the Cats video. It advertises that the video will be available in October (it'skind of old, I guess) and suggests you should go to (thanks, Kati Etcetera!).
  • Bridget Jones's Diary
    _____ Jerome had left him again, after first taking him back and the get together with is old boyfriend, who was a member of the Cats course (one of Bridget's best friends aren't straight, so it is him this is about). Thanks,
  • The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts, by Lillian Jackson Braun.
    On p. 156 has the following (this is an excellent series, by the way):
    ______ "Oh no, you don't, young man!" Qwilleran scolded as he carried him back into the house. "Where do you think you're going? To the Jellicle Ball with the barncats?"
  • 1999 Guiness Book of World Records on p.222 with an old picture.
  • 1998 Guiness Book of World Records on p.227-231. With pictures and short paragraph.
  • 1997 Guiness Book of World Records on p.294. A small section (thanks, Tantomile!).
  • King's Quest Companion Fourth Edition
    _____ In a hint book by Peter Spear for the King's Quest computer game, there's a spell from King's Quest V called "Tiger's Claw" where a person can transform into a tiger. One of the paragraphs reads:
    ______ "The only other big cats more feared than the jungle tiger are its larger relatives, the were-tiger and the saber-tooth tiger, Growl Tiger the Bravo Cat, and the mysterious Cheshire Cat . . ." Thanks, Jennine!
  • Maskerade
    ______ Maskerade, a Discworld novel by Terry Prachett is a spoof of The Phantom of the Opera but includes lots of references to other musicals including Cats. Nanny Ogg find some manuscripts written by Walter Plinge and one of them includes "a lot of cats leaping around and singing". Thanks, Sapphire Jellicle!
  • Mutts 4: Yesh!
    ______ Mutts is a comic strip in the U.S. It features a cat named Mooch and a dog named Earl. In one strip, the head title shows the Cats logo, only Mooch is dancing in one eye, and Earl is dancing in the other (like in the Cats logo), and Mutts is written like the logo. Through the comic strip, Mooch sings, and the last thing he sings are lines from "Memory", before Earl throws a boot at him.
  • Pockets: Cats
    ______ It's a book about cats, the animal, but there's a little entry in the refrence section. It is as follows:
    ______ "Most famous fictional cats: the cat characters in T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939), on which the award-winning musical Cats is based." Thanks, Sam!
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Book 1
    ______ Salem says cats have people imitating them on Broadway (thanks, Crysta!).
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Book 3
    ______ Libby dresses up as a cat and was going to sing Grizabella (thanks, Crysta!).


  • Advertisement
    ______ In an ad for the Broadway production, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, it has all the different things critics have said about it, and a logo of Snoopy that is saying, "Move over Cats!!!" Thanks, Sam!
  • Eagle Eye Mysteries in London
    ______ This is from a computer game. You play a detective who investigates various crimes around England. In the first case you do, about a statue of an Egyptian cat goddess that has been stolen, at the scene of the the crime a note is found that says "Macavity wasn't here!" So you go to Scotland Yard and talk to one of the investigators, who suggests that you go to the library and look up "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T.S. Eliot. Then he adds that it was the book that inspired the popular musical "Cats." You do get to read the Macavity poem (or Demeter's solo anyway). The criminal Macavity appears in almost all of your cases, always with the line, "Macavity wasn't here." And when you do unmask him, Macavity is actually a couple, man and wife! When you see them, they're holding masks made to look like Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer! Thanks, Jemima Mistoffelees!
  • Grand Avenue
    ______ View the below listed Cats sighting
    here (thanks, Sam!) found from
    ______ The Sunday newspaper comic "Grand Avenue" by Steve Breen had a Cats refrence. The date of this particular one was September 12, 1999. It shows the kid in his room, which has all sorts of theater posters all around it, one of which is a Cats poster. The other one you can see on that date was a Les Miserables poster (the kid's hair also poofs out similar to a Cats wig, but I don't think that counts). Thanks, Fleetpaw!
    ______ The boy was standing on a cardboard box on his front lawn, with a sign propped up that read, "Cats: 25 cents." He had put a bunch of stuffed cats on the box, and he was wearing a cat costume and had his face painted up, and coming out of his mouth was a broken musical note, no lyrics (thanks, Jemima Mistoffelees!).

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