We Love Cat Folks — Even When They’re Cartoon Characters


All of us get a thrill when a beloved TV present character is revealed to be a proud feline fanatic. Classics within the sitcom world embrace the gleefully cat-crazed Angela Martin from The Workplace, the wizened Marjorie Armstrong-Perugian and her bulging kindle of kitties on Mother, and the connection between Winston Bishop and his portly tabby Furguson within the Zooey Deschanel vessel New Woman.

Carrying the idea over to the animated realm, the off-kilter Bob’s Burgers hosts Gayle Genarro, a lovably eccentric, artistic-leaning character, who’s voiced by the actress Megan Mullally.

The final word animated cat girl

Alternatively often known as Aunt Gayle, the character is launched in season one as an animal lover with a unusual disposition. Granted the chance to show her art work on the present’s titular hamburger emporium within the episode Artwork Crawl, Gayle proceeds to current a collection of work depicting varied animal butts.

Because the present progresses, Gayle’s cat credentials and assortment of in-house felines ramps up. First up, we meet the puntastic Jean Paw’d Van Damme, a glossy tuxedo kitty who winds up residing with Gayle in her studio house after she mistakenly pepper sprays him whereas beneath the belief the four-legged buddy is a devious intruder. (After a visit to the vet, Jean Paw’d returns house sporting a pair of natty swimming goggles.)

By the point the present reaches its fourth season, a second feline enters Gayle’s life. This time, it’s a short-haired, orange cat named Pinkeye, who makes his display debut within the Thanksgiving-themed episode Turkey in a Can. Key scenes embrace a whole turkey mysteriously ending up wedged in a rest room and restaurant proprietor Bob Belcher trying to potty prepare Pinkeye.

Finishing Gayle’s clowder is Mr. Enterprise (or Mr. Jim Enterprise to bestow the feline along with his full honorific). Based on Bob’s Burgers lore, Gayle scooped up Mr. Enterprise from another person’s porch whereas on the way in which to the Belcher’s aforementioned Thanksgiving shindig. As Gayle herself relays, she found the portly gray-and-white Persian combine “simply sitting there on somebody’s porch within the solar.”

Within the standout season seven episode There’s No Enterprise Like Mr. Enterprise Enterprise, Gayle’s favourite kitty winds up signing with the Pets Pawsitive Pet Company expertise group for the chance to star as spokes-kitty for the Chef Cat cat meals model of merchandise — though finally Mr. Enterprise loses his company supervisor to a rival feline named Jessica, who’s depicted as being a youthful and extra sprightly model ambassador.

The highest feline-themed episodes

Complimenting the antics of Gayle’s kitty crew, the character herself manages to channel the present’s lopsided humorousness with a collection of feline-themed escapades and cat-centric quotes. At one level, Gayle embarks on a quest to discover a soulmate by assembly somebody from a relationship web site referred to as Cat Chat. Spotlighting Gayle’s creative ambitions, within the episode titled The Youngsters Run Away, she decides to bless the world with a few of her cat-based poetry: “Little cat, you’re identical to me/ You go exterior and squat to pee/ Squat! Squat! Squat! Squat! Squat!”

In a fantastical second, the episode The Gayle Tales encompasses a Sport of Thrones-inspired section that includes Gayle because the Queen of Catsteros on a quest to search out her stolen cat dragons, driving on a half-dragon, half-cat mystical beast and jubilantly celebrating her triumph by declaring, “Eat, drink and be meowy!”

Most memorable of all, Gayle’s final cat particular person second arrives within the episode Purple Rain-Union, which initially aired a decade in the past. Whereas having one thing of a tiff together with her sister, Linda Belcher, our hero efficiently indicators off by coining a real and relatable witticism for the ages: “My cat was proper about you.”


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