Saturday, May 2, 2015

TV Trip: Chippendales Cat Audition

KATIE:  Ok, our next dancer is "Waffles." C'mon in, Waffles. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

WAFFLES:  Uh, my name's Waffles? I'm almost 3 years-old? 

KATIE:  Do you have any hobbies, Waffles?

WAFFLES:  Uh, hobbies? Um, working out. I work out. With wand toys and red dots and stuff.

KATIE:  Waffles, it says here you want to be a rancher. Don't you mean dancer?

WAFFLES:  Uh, yeah. I mean I need to earn money for chicken rancher school so I thought I could moonlight as a Chickendale dancer.

KATIE:  Waffles, this is an audition for CHIPPENDALES, not CHICKENdales.

WAFFLES:  But I was told there would be chicken. That I could dance for chicken and ladies would put money in my–

KATIE:  Waffles, do you have any dancing experience

WAFFLES:  You mean with chickens?

KATIE:  (talks softly to other judges)  Well this is disappointing. This cat's got no experience. He doesn't even know what Chippendales is. Chicken? Seriously?

DALE:  Gasp!

CHIP: Yeah, he's been backstage for HOURS practicing. It's pretty embarrassing. Maybe if we give him some treats he'll just go away. 

KATIE:  I don't think so. I've got a history with this one. I think we should go ahead and let him do his audition. Just try to keep a straight face. Ok?

CHIP 'n' DALE:  Got it. 

KATIE:  Ok, Waffles. Show us what you've got.

* cue music: Loverboy's 'Working for the Weekend' *

Everyone's watching, to see what you will do. 
Everyone's looking, at you, ooo-ooo-ooh.

Everyone's wondering, how did you button those cuffs?
Everyone's looking AT ALL THAT FLUFF, all that fluff!

CHIP:  Oh. My. 


KATIE: *shakes head*
About Today's Episode: 
When we heard about Chip and Dale, the adoptable tuxedo brothers from PAWS, we couldn't help but giggle at their clever names. Growing up, Glogirly loved the Chip 'n' Dale cartoons. She still has a thing for chipmunks.

Fast forward to 1990... back when Saturday Night Live was must-see television. In October of that year Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze starred in what Glogirly thinks is the most hilarious comedy sketch EVER. If you've seen it, you know what we're talking about. If you haven't, you owe it to yourself to WATCH.  If you live outside the US, click HERE to see the video.

TV Trip Saturdays with the Shelter Cats!
Every Saturday we're featuring adoptable cats from PAWS Pet Animal Welfare Society in Norwalk, CT.  in our TV Trip blog series. Through the magic of Photoshop, they'll join Katie and Waffles for some time-travel adventures in our TV Trip blog series.

We'll also introduce you to the 'Cameo Cats' and share a little bit about them. Maybe, just maybe... our crazy antics will help our shelter friends find forever homes.

Special thanks to Maggie Swanson, the talented photographer behind our cameo cats and a devoted volunteer at PAWS. Maggie is the author of the blog, Sundays at the Shelter, where she features adoptable cats from PAWS each and every week. Her beautiful photos have helped countless cats find loving homes.

Today's Cameo Cats
Chip and his brother Dale are barely out of kitten hood at 1 year old. They're a playful and affectionate pair, once they get to know you. These sweet tuxedo brothers were found in a feral colony, but a volunteer lovingly fostered them and taught them the joys of being with people.

Chip 'n' Dale are looking for a forever home where they'll always be together. These handsome boys are available for adoption at PAWS, Pet Animal Welfare Society in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Chip and Dale's  photos by Maggie Swanson

This is one of our favorite Caturday posts from 2015.  We loved it so much we wanted to share it again. Since we originally posted it, Chip 'n' Dale have been adopted. But there are still many wonderful adult cats waiting at PAWS and shelters in your own neighborhoods for their forever homes. If you're ready to add a furry family member into your home, please consider adopting an adult cat.


  1. Hahahahaha. I'd never seen that before. The mullet! OMG

  2. Our Mommy remembers that sketch. Bwahaha!
    Waffles, keep workin it. We think you're a shoe-in. (Especially if you pulled out the jazz hands!)

  3. MOL! Keep working it Waffles!!! You can do itt!

  4. My human has seen that sketch, of course... but she had to watch it again. It made her sad, though, that both of them are gone now, even though she laughed lots.

    Um, Waffles? You're gonna have to work harder to be like Patrick Swayze. Or even Chris Farley!

  5. Hahaha!! Brilliant!! Though we're not sure what Chip 'n Dale is!! We get the drift MOL. AND those tuxie paws look awfully familiar ;)

    We couldn't see the video :( It was available to us!! :'(

  6. Chickendale! AWWW... Waffles, always looking at the world with chicken flavored glasses...
    Thanks for featuring Chip and Dale!

  7. Mom's favorite sketch too! The place she got her Tshirts made sell the cutest little cat collars just like Waffles is wearing. Too small for anyone in this house.

  8. How cute are Chip and Dale. Bet Katie liked having a bit of a tuxie entourage. As usual cute and funny, and Waffles didn't have to play a girl's role. We're sure he was happy about that! Hope you will join us tomorrow for Sunday Selfies. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  9. Purring hard for great homes for sweet Chip and Dale.

  10. Ah Waffles, I bet you'd wow everyone with your chicken dance...

  11. Best.SNL.Skit.Ever. Loved the spoof and hope Chip and Dale get adopted! Purrs from Deb and the Zee and Zoey Gang

  12. MOl ! Chickendales ! We had to search on YouTube because the video was not available for us with your link, but it was worth of it ! Purrs

  13. You would make a great Chickendale Waffles! I hope Chip and Dale get adopted soon. I couldn't watch the video because it is not available here.

  14. Wafles, you precious adorable and HANDSOME boy! You are a winner in my Katie eyes. But I have to tell you, mommy fell offa the chair laffing. Not sure why. xxooxoxox

  15. Well, you do have some pawsome moves, Waffles.

  16. I remember that sketch too. Too funny. The CHICKENdales made me laugh.
    Sue B

  17. Awesome to see Chris Farley in action again. Not so awesome to see Waffles crash and burn like that. Keep your spirits up, Waffinator!

  18. Finally you are playing the hunk of a man cat role that you were born for

  19. Gotta give a big shout out to Waffles for those groovy dance moves. His determination to get to the Chicken Ranch School is strong. Bravo 😍

  20. Work it Waffles....we KNOW you can do it!!!!

    The Florida Furkids

  21. Waffles has the 'moves' - that's for sure!


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