The $1 million grand prize dangled like a catnip toy on the Meox Mix® game show, Think Like a Cat, proved to be as elusive as a laser dot.
The 8 catestants’ ages, breeds, and home states were:
Abbey, 3, Tabby, TX
Charlie, 3, American DSH, IL
Guido, 2, Tabby, CA
Mr. Guffington, 4, Himalayan, CA
Phoebe, 8, Persian, CO
Quinn, 6, Main Coon, FL
Spooky D. Cat, 10, Snowshoe, OR
Wolfie, 11, Persian/Siamese, NY
The Fast and the Furriest was their only real competition, where they had to race through a short, straight tunnel to their owners and a container of Meow Mix® Wholesome Goodness™ wet food.
As you might expect, only Quinn and Spooky completed the course, and Quinn alone seemed to like the food. Abbey turned around half way, but was declared a winner by default because they needed 3 for the next round.
The other 5 cats were eliminated. Their punishment was a year’s supply of the Meow Mix they’d just shunned, even with $1 million at stake.
The next round, Are You as Smart as a Cat? was a cat-themed Jeopardy! for the owners. Quinn and Abbey took that round. Spooky was out, but won $10,000 and Meow Mix.
In the showdown, Quinn and Abbey’s owners had to Think Like a Cat and predict how their cats would meet certain challenges. I’ll just say that Quinn knows good cat toys, and Abbey’s into her owner’s voice.
Overall, Quinn scored the most points and was declared the winner. Abbey got $15,000 and – you guessed it – Meow Mix.
The $1 million was a crap shoot. Out of 10 bags of Meow Mix, Quinn and his owner each had to pick one containing matching ingredient pictures. They failed, but Quinn took home $25,000 and Meow Mix.
The show was as exciting as watching hairballs dry, but many animals benefited because Del Monte donated another 10% of each cat’s winnings to their local shelters.
It reruns on the Game Show Network on Nov. 21, at 9 p.m.; Nov. 22, at 1 a.m., and Nov. 23, at 4:30 p.m. (all EST).