Meow Mix Hosts Cat “Lame” Show

By Yul

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.

Quinn looking silly, thanks to owner Ian Stich

Quinn looking silly, thanks to owner Ian Stich

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).

5 Responses to Meow Mix Hosts Cat “Lame” Show

  1. Adele says:

    “Think Like a Cat” — “Work Like a Cat” — a possible case of copywright infringement? I don’t know how you guys keep up with all this news. I must say that Quinn, even in a silly pose, is a handsome fellow, and I didn’t know that Maine Coons ever came in that ginger color. Alice and I may try to catch this show; it should kill a few brain cells.

  2. catsworking says:

    Working like a cat takes thinking like a cat to the next level.

    Those 5 cats in the first competition worked like cats, which is to say, they showed utter disdain for a task they considered not worth doing – racing to that Meow Mix cat food.

    Hardly a ringing endorsement for the brand.

    You should get a kick out of the show, although the cats were not really allowed to show their personalities. It was all about the humans.

    Around here we were debating which one of us might have been the best catestant, and Fred won hands down. He and Karen are so tight, she picked him to pose with her on her book jacket and he patiently sat through a one-hour photo shoot. He’s the only one of us who might have had the patience to put up with Chuck Woolery.

  3. Dave Bromley says:

    My only chance of winning any money with my cat is if they have
    a “laziest cat” competition. I can’t see that happening so I guess he
    will stay lazy and I’ll stay poor!

  4. catsworking says:

    At Cats Working, we don’t call it being lazy. We call it “contemplating.” 😉

    And you’re right, there’s not a lot of money in it for humans.

  5. […] utter disinterest of most of the real cats in Meow Mix® Wholesome Goodness™ wet cat food during Think Like a Cat, the game show recently televised nationwide, we’re lucky it didn’t dampen their dedication to […]

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