Let him in!
March 5, 2008 9:05 PM   Subscribe

Remember Wake Up Cat (or "Cat Man Do"), the animated short about a hungry kitty and his sleeping human by Simon Tofield of Tandem Films? Now Mr. Tofield has made Let Me In available for your viewing pleasure. Mrow.
posted by onlyconnect (26 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
posted by [son] QUAALUDE at 9:23 PM on March 5, 2008

posted by LobsterMitten at 9:39 PM on March 5, 2008

Aw, I like this very much.
posted by tepidmonkey at 9:43 PM on March 5, 2008

Hurray! Sending this around to everybody I know who enjoyed the first one. (Which was everybody who saw it, as far as I can tell.)
posted by bink at 10:14 PM on March 5, 2008

Oh man, that was so wrong. Everyone who's ever owned a cat knows that after the dude opened the door, the cat would just look at him and then decide to stay outside.
posted by mudpuppie at 10:17 PM on March 5, 2008 [1 favorite]

Or he'd do a loop around the legs and then cry to be let back out.
posted by peep at 10:24 PM on March 5, 2008

To his credit there was that moment of a lengthy pause where it could have gone either way. I like the first one better, but this one was good too.
posted by aclevername at 11:13 PM on March 5, 2008

This is like that last one but instead of being impeded by the human sleeping, the door is closed. Brilliant!
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:24 PM on March 5, 2008

if this were my cat, he would have taken two steps forward and then just stood in the doorway looking at me for five minutes, and then have to be pushed inside. And then he would want to be let out again after another minute.

seriously, my cat has been known to be let in the front door and then go straight to the backdoor and whine to be let out.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 11:52 PM on March 5, 2008

Do these videos require owning a cat to be more than "slightly amusing"? Or is there some kind of Garfield effect happening?
posted by Tzarius at 11:58 PM on March 5, 2008

Tzarius: Yes.
posted by Citizen Premier at 2:45 AM on March 6, 2008

The cat's lips remind me of the Yipyips.
posted by DU at 4:26 AM on March 6, 2008

Very, very sweet - (normally hate this stuff.) Thanks.
posted by Jody Tresidder at 4:28 AM on March 6, 2008

PWNED! Yeah, pretty much what others have said, in my experience the cat would just look at you all smug and then decide to stay outside. They have us trained so well.
posted by fuse theorem at 5:40 AM on March 6, 2008

Tzarius: Owning a cat makes these videos better in the same way that having a kid makes looking at someone else's baby photos more interesting.

Garfield is actually not funny in any way whatsoever. Except for the parody where he dies and just sits there dead for panel after panel. That amused me.
posted by caution live frogs at 5:45 AM on March 6, 2008

Garfield is also funny without Garfield. On the other hand, this is generally true.
posted by you're a kitty! at 6:04 AM on March 6, 2008

This guy needs to be more prolific... He nails the cat personality every time.. these are more entertaining than most prime time TV shows!

thanks for the link!
posted by HuronBob at 6:09 AM on March 6, 2008

Very cute. One of my dogs (sorry, cat people) used to do something very similar whenever she decided she wanted in. I was sure one day there'd be a Taffy-shaped hole in the door, and I'd find her in the living room with a "What?" expression on her face.
posted by Zinger at 6:16 AM on March 6, 2008

One of my cats does this whenever he gets closed into the bathroom accidentally. Except that when you finally go to investigate and open the door to make the horrid din stop you find that doing so jars the cat from his (perfectly logical) perch clinging to the top of the closed door and sends him hurtling back to earth like a furry, clawed meteorite. Fucking cat thinks he's a ninja.
posted by Skorgu at 6:21 AM on March 6, 2008 [4 favorites]

Oh man, that was so wrong. Everyone who's ever owned a cat knows that after the dude opened the door, the cat would just look at him and then decide to stay outside.

Or he'd do a loop around the legs and then cry to be let back out.

Right, but both those possibilities are so obvious/inevitable I suspect they were rejected for that reason. (I go through this several times a day with our cats.)

Not as great as the first one, but very enjoyable. Thanks!
posted by languagehat at 6:26 AM on March 6, 2008

"furry, clawed meteorite"

heh.... perfect term for startled, disoriented cat.... and exactly why you should always wear substantial clothing around one of the little buggers!
posted by HuronBob at 6:28 AM on March 6, 2008

Ah, the Pause. "Now that you've opened the door, I am reconsidering my rash decision to come indoors. Perhaps you would like to come out here?"

No, you little motherfucker, now get the hell inside. It's freezing.
posted by everichon at 7:29 AM on March 6, 2008 [2 favorites]

I heart this.
posted by localhuman at 7:32 AM on March 6, 2008

I think there should be some tail thwapping against the door, to illustrate a cat's uncanny ability of trying to get its way even while it keeps up the appearance of completely ignoring you.

Our cat used to do this same "begging to be let in and then immediately reconsidering" routine, as well. But he had at least two specific characteristics that made him different from all other cats, and therefore my own special snowflake kitty: (1) he went crazy for green olives, as though they were catnip, and would lick them and bat them around the floor and roll around on his back against one in complete bliss, the nutball; and (2) the ringing of a phone would so annoy or interest him that he would knock the handset off the cradle and then proceed to sniff it for any signs of life, treating more than a dozen bemused callers to extended purring noises instead of the expected "hello."

*sigh* I miss him.
posted by onlyconnect at 8:18 AM on March 6, 2008 [1 favorite]

My experience with this is as follows:

1.) Gentle pawing at bedroom door.
2.) Quiet meow.
3.) More frantic scratching at bedroom door.
4.) Long drawn out yooooowl.
5.) A time of suspicious quiet, followed by the squawk of the parrot indicating that someone is messing with him.
6.) I open door to check on parrot and then tell him to shut the hell up.
7.) Cat sneaks into room.
8.) Cat realizes dog is in room, and stands by door demanding to be let back out, angry that I've tricked it into spending time in the presence of that filthy drooling bark machine.
9.) Dog remains oblivious to cat. Dog is kind of dumb.
posted by quin at 9:28 AM on March 6, 2008 [1 favorite]

Mine has figured out this clever ruse: when he's hungry, which is always, he will go to the door and sit patiently. When you get up to let him out, he runs to the kitchen. "As long as you're up..."
posted by ancientgower at 1:46 PM on March 6, 2008

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