WAFFLES: Uh, hi my name is Waffles. I'm 6 years-old. I'm a Gemini.
KATIE: Do you have any hobbies, Waffles?
WAFFLES: Hobbies? Uh yeah, I like working out. With wand toys and red dots and stuff.
KATIE: Waffles, it says here on your application 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 the ladies would put money in my–
KATIE: Waffles, do you have any dancing experience?
WAFFLES: You mean with chickens?
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: Ok.
KATIE: Alright, 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!
Everyone's workin' for the chicken–
CHIP: Oh. My.
DALE: My EYES! My EYES!
KATIE: *shakes head*
About Today's Episode:
Today's blog post is a flashback to our TV Trip Adoption series we used to publish every Saturday. Each episode featured adoptable cats from PAWS Pet Animal Welfare Society in Norwalk, CT. Through the magic of Photoshop, they joined Katie and Waffles for all sorts of TV-time-travel adventures as our "cameo cats."
The Chippendales audition post is one of our all-time favorites so we couldn't resist rerunning it. It's inspired by a hilarious 1990 Saturday Night Live sketch featuring the late great Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze. RIP. If you've seen it, you know what we're talking about. If you haven't, you owe it to yourself to WATCH.
This post originally ran in 2015 and Chip 'n' Dale have long since 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.
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.