Sunday, June 19, 2016

Not the Momma

Do you remember the television show Dinosaurs from the early '90s? One of the recurring jokes involves the baby dinosaur hitting the father dinosaur over the head with a pot or pan and saying, "Not the Momma!" So what better way to address Father's Day, for a cat that doesn't have a human father, than to bring back the hilarious, "NOT THE MOMMA!" ... with a tiny adjustment to make it relevant for a cat. If you've never seen the show, here are two clips to get you started: Not the Momma! and Best Of Baby. Two of the baby's other favorite phrases are, "AGAIN!" and "I'm the baby, gotta love me." I can't help but think that Bear's whacky-paws while I'm trying to clip his claws looks much like baby and the frying pan.

BC: Bear Cat
MK: Momma Kat

Daily conversation - Not the Momma:
{SNIP!}
BC: {WHACK!!!} NOT THE MOMMA!
{SNIP!}
BC: {WHACK!!!} NOT THE MOMMA!
MK: BEAR! Stop smacking me in the face with your free paw while I'm trying to clip your claws! Your sudden movement jerks the paw I have and I might cut off too much!
{Momma and Bear stare at each other}
BC: {WHACK!!!} NOT THE MOMMA!
MK: Oh, for CRYING OUT LOUD!
{SNIP!}
{Pause as Momma waits}
{SNIP!}
BC: {WHACK!!!} NOT THE MOMMA!
MK: Oh, yeah?
BC: {WHACK!!!} NOT THE MOMMA!
MK: If I'm "not the Momma," then who am I, Smarty Pants?
{SNIP!}
BC: {WHACK!!!} Not the REAL Momma!
{Silence as Momma and Bear engage in a stare down}
BC: {WHACK!!!} Not the REAL Momma!
MK: OWW! That hurt!
{SNIP!}
BC: {WHACK!!!} Not the REAL Momma!
MK: ARGGGG! STOP THAT!
{Pause with Momma keeping her head out of whack range}
{SNIP!}
{Momma moves her face in closer to see the next claw}
{SNIP!}
BC: {!!!!!!WHACK!!!!!!!} NOT THE MOMMA!
MK: That was quite the wind up.
BC: I'm the baby, gotta love me!
MK: {sigh}. That's enough from Dinosaurs.
BC: See?!?!? I TOLD you I was part pterodactyl.
MK: No, not the real dinosaurs, the TV show. Oh, Never mind.
BC: {!!WHACK!!} NOT THE MOMMA!
MK: You're grounded.
BC: You can't ground me because ...
MK: Uh ...
BC: ... {WHACK!!!} You're NOT the REAL Momma!


ps - Momma and Bear had the following conversation about dinosaurs back in October ... this is where Bear first mentions his belief he's part pterodactyl {from "Conversations" With Bear Cat: Part 11 - On Momma's age (and dinosaurs)}:
BC: Momma? Are you old?
MK: Why do I have a feeling this conversation is going to end badly?
BC: So are you old?
MK: I'm 37.
BC: Whoa! That's old! I'm only 9 1/2! Did you meet . . . {whispering} dinosaurs?
MK: Absolutely!
BC: Cool!
MK: Yeah! For my 5th birthday we went to a dinosaur farm and I got to pet all kinds of dinosaurs!
BC: WOW! They didn't try to eat you?
MK: No. They were nice. One even licked my face.
BC: You must of been really brave.
MK: Obviously.
BC: So what happened to the dinosaurs?
MK: Well, see, everyone thought they were SO CUTE so they kept feeding them all the treats the dinosaurs wanted . . . and they became REALLY BIG dinosaurs.
BC: Wait a minute . . .
MK: And then, when the dinosaurs wanted to cuddle, they took up the ENTIRE bed so there was no place for their humans.
BC: There's something fishy here . . .
MK: And the dinosaurs were obnoxiously overconfident and insisted that they were always right and that they owned everything . . .
BC: Momma! Now I get it! I'm descended from dinosaurs! I always thought I was part pterodactyl!
MK: . . . until the humans got tired of the tyrannical terrorists and ate them for the next meal. See how dinner starts with "din," just like din-osaur? Dinner is basically one big celebration of the yummy dinosaurs.
BC: Whoa!
{Pause}
BC: I HATE YOU! You think you're sooooo funny. But that reminds me . . . can I have some treats?
MK: Sure, I think I have some leftover frozen dinosaur in the freezer.
BC: Ummm . . . no thanks . . . wait a minute . . . is THAT what happened to your last cat?!?!? It went the way of the dinosaurs . . . into your tummy?
MK: Wouldn't you like to know . . .
BC: I KNEW you were trying to kill me!
{Pause}
BC: You're just pulling my paw . . . aren't you? Momma? MomMA! MOMMA?!?!


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6 comments:

  1. Well handsum, me's not at all furmiliar with dat show, but mommy is all too furmiliar with da snippin' whacky paw. And guess what? Me's new sisfur pawrently doesn't like claw clippin' any more than me, so mommy's gonna be in fur some real smackin' soon. MOL We don;t have a human daddy either, and we never met our cat daddies, so mommy has to fill in fur da role. Happy Special day to your mommy. And we luv your foto. Lookin' gawjus.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. Your Mom is pretty special, isn't she? Mine's okay. Who needs one of those man things? I had one for about a year and there's a reason I call him the Big Dodo :) Momma's a lot less complicated and fickle. We love your page and seeing Dezi and Raena (and of course, Lexi too) <3 ~Bear Cat

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  2. Don't know 'bout this show starrin' dinosaurs but I'll ask Peep #1 if she remembers the real dinosaurs. She's pretty old. Bet she remembers some, for sure. MOUSES!

    Purrs,
    Seville

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    1. We had a conversation about my Momma and the dinosaurs! From Conversations with Bear Cat - part 11 (back in October!!!):
      On Momma's age (and dinosaurs):
      BC: Momma? Are you old?
      MK: Why do I have a feeling this conversation is going to end badly?
      BC: So are you old?
      MK: I'm 37.
      BC: Whoa! That's old! I'm only 9 1/2! Did you meet . . . {whispering} dinosaurs?
      MK: Absolutely!
      BC: Cool!
      MK: Yeah! For my 5th birthday we went to a dinosaur farm and I got to pet all kinds of dinosaurs!
      BC: WOW! They didn't try to eat you?
      MK: No. They were nice. One even licked my face.
      BC: You must of been really brave.
      MK: Obviously.
      BC: So what happened to the dinosaurs?
      MK: Well, see, everyone thought they were SO CUTE so they kept feeding them all the treats the dinosaurs wanted . . . and they became REALLY BIG dinosaurs.
      BC: Wait a minute . . .
      MK: And then, when the dinosaurs wanted to cuddle, they took up the ENTIRE bed so there was no place for their humans.
      BC: There's something fishy here . . .
      MK: And the dinosaurs were obnoxiously overconfident and insisted that they were always right and that they owned everything . . .
      BC: Momma! Now I get it! I'm descended from dinosaurs! I always thought I was part pterodactyl!
      MK: . . . until the humans got tired of the tyrannical terrorists and ate them for the next meal. See how dinner starts with "din," just like din-osaur? Dinner is basically one big celebration of the yummy dinosaurs.
      BC: Whoa!
      {Pause}
      BC: I HATE YOU! You think you're sooooo funny. But that reminds me . . . can I have some treats?
      MK: Sure, I think I have some leftover frozen dinosaur in the freezer.
      BC: Ummm . . . no thanks . . . wait a minute . . . is THAT what happened to your last cat?!?!? It went the way of the dinosaurs . . . into your tummy?
      MK: Wouldn't you like to know . . .
      BC: I KNEW you were trying to kill me!
      {Pause}
      BC: You're just pulling my paw . . . aren't you? Momma? MomMA! MOMMA?!?!

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  3. YES! I remember this show. And I know exactly what you're talking about. :-)

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    1. Watching a couple of the youtube clips is the only reason I made it through the day :)

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