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Feb. 23 2010 - 10:23 pm | 2,256 views | 1 recommendation | 7 comments

If the new Friskies cat food commercial is to be believed, your cat is on LSD

There’s a good reason your little feline friend can’t wait for mealtime it turns out – it’s because your cat is tripping balls!

This Friskies cat food commercial has been running in heavy rotation during the Winter Olympics and other TV time in the past week or so. And apparently when your cat digs into that can of Friskies you left out for him, he falls down the rabbit hole and starts seeing dancing turkeys and veal-ready cows and flying fish and Pokemon-like chicks. Don’t get me started on the freaky deep-sea shellfish.

And while you might think that for most cats it would be like Fear and Loathing in the Cat Food Aisle at the Safeway, his high is so mellow he ain’t slashing away at all of them them with his claws and supplementing his cat food with some live prey:

Of course, what’s almost more notable than the black-light poster-grade graphics of the commercial is the pop song that Friskies commissioned to appeal to their customers. If you’re a cat person, you might believe that Friskies will ‘feed the senses’ of your cat, but all your kitteh really wants is to feed its hunger for something that tastes like meat it just killed. Feed that, cat-loving weirdo.


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    If that is indeed what a cat sees when eating Friskies…I would NOT want to be there when that cat comes down from that trip.

    *Thinking*

    If I were a cat food competitor I would market the part 2 of that commercial: This is what will happen if you do feed your beloved pet Friskies… Proceed to show the horrifying detox and strung out pet ( Your cat has bald spots all over, under weight, missing teeth, constant furballs, furniture in shreds, seedy gestures your cat may act out just to score more Friskies). You could also throw in a actor dressed as a vet looking concerned for some added “credibility”. Possibly add a cat owner with the expression of “Why MY cat??” on their tear streamed face.

    I think we both had too much time on our hands to comment on this but hey, your first taste is always free right ;->

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    Lately, my cat has developed the habit of standing on my pillow at 3am, shoving my face with his paw. and meowing directly into my ear, demanding to be fed. Now I understand. This is evil.

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    I enjoyed your post on the hallucinogenic cat food. I posted a similar take on this commercial on my AdMonkey blog. I thought you might like to read it: http://admonkey.org/2010/02/22/friskies.

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