TDC# 248 Alice

photo credit OMD blog

photo credit OMD blog

This week brings us an Alice filled extravaganza featuring the Minnie Minxes! This show completes that whole Alice book club thingy with the big fat cherry on top that is the wonderful Kim and Michelle! As part of our Alice discussion we talk about:

You’ll also hear a good deal of Alice music floating around in the background, as well as this fabulous Tom Lehrer number. And, of course, a very silly Nikki Minaj parody that’s been floating around in my head for about a year – it’s a bit rough but it seemed the perfect place to just drop it down. Enjoy!

So where else do you find Aliconian ideals or influence or wonder or nonsense on a great and grand scale….. Where does this, if at all, infiltrate your life? Anyone? Anyone?

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This Show is 101

101 shows???

This week we’ve got:

TDC#80 The Non-MFer Preview!

They must be a little early for Non-MFer (wrong Coast as well)...

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Where are the Cats planning to be at any given moment? Find out here! We discuss a variety of meets we are looking forward to over the next 2 weeks! Further info on meets can be found at the following:

There’s also Pixelmania, probably some kind of Lou Mongello thingy, DIS people everywhere!!!!! And then there’s that Girl’s Ride Out, Sunday, 10am at the Haunted Mansion. Maybe we’ll see you there? Follow on twitter as well, to catch on the scene info! “ThoseDarnCats”!

****Garageband FAIL! Oh boy – How freaky is the editing on this show??? Levels, mixing and synching promise to improve quickly!!

TDC #58 Happy Birthday, Donald!

Donald’s Birthday is being celebrated all over the place, even on Those Darn Cats! We begin with a little project we’ve been working on for a while – who says we’ve all had enough with all the Disney podcasts? Certainly not Cats 1 & 2!  In our discussion segment, we are joined by the Whatchamacallit in discussing Donald’s 75th.  In the podcast, you might also hear about:

So tell us, are YOU a Donald fan? Perhaps just a Duck fan in general? Do you think any Disney characters attract a certain….. “type”? If so, we’d LOVE to hear about it!!!!!

TDC#56 Name That Earworm!!!


Earworm in captivity - DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY INTO ITS EYES!!!!

Momentarily inspired by Cat#2’s latest podcast earworm, the Cats did a little research and attempt to discuss all things Earworm! Then we revisit the poetry corner and hear from the former Poet Laureate of the United States, Billy Collins (whose spoken word CDs are fabulous!)  entitled “More Than a Woman” – yes, he means the song. Earworm! You’re welcome

He also offers a “cure” for earworms at the end of the show. If Mr. Collins’ suggestion do not help you, try this.

A special shout out here on the blog to listener Michelle who lives in the big northern mitten (that would be Michigan). She spotted the following treasure on sale and sent it into the Cats – he talks!!!!!!!!


And can you identify any of the (I counted) 16 song snippets in this show (I counted separated tunes as separate entities)?  Lordy…. I hope I counted that right….. 😉

TDC #52 Beaches and Cream!

Welcome to episode 52! This week, we discuss Cat #2’s recent visit to Beaches and Cream with Trace and me old(e) china plate, Karen from Ye Olde England-e.

CM Brad so totally rocks! Dude!

CM Brad so totally rocks! Dude!

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We discuss Magic Meets, last year’s side trip to Hershey’s Chocolate World (the cows are Olympia, Gabby and Harmony – and thankfully NOT Crispy). Shockingly, we wander a bit off topic and discuss some favorite childhood treats! 

yummy! yummy! yummy! yummy!

yummy! yummy! yummy! yummy!

crazy delicious!

crazy delicious!



We then hear a little “vintage” Disneyland audio, including what is listed as “Disneyland’s ‘Blast from the Past'” parade. This is what I found of corresponding name and date on youtube:

This video, clearly not the parade in its entirety, contains very little of the audio in the “official” recording we’ve included on this week’s show. The audio is intriguing as I am trying to imagine what characters are doing in some of these scenes. The video seems to show some of those characters I imagined on floats doing numbers running along before and after floats (note to DL parade developers: put the CHARACTERS on the floats, not the weird people dressed up like musical notes. hello??). Anyways, who knew there were Disney parades featuring the Three Stooges?

Also, The Disney Feud starts up this week – check out the Cats along with the Whatchamacallit and Mr. Matthew Hochberg next week! And you can find that Disney Dudes show here!

So, come on along now!

TDC#47 An Incredible Simulation!

OK, people, here we go – We start off fast and furious with our own Isaac Strayes and the Tabbie Cats doing their own rendition of that fabulous, funky, defining a generation movie theme – “Cats! (Right On!)”, then we visit the Poetry Corner for a little beat inspired wackiness. Then the tangents begin to fly. Witness:
  • ednaEdna says:  “Dahlings, I think you are a bit confused on the whole 60’s/Mod/Nehru fashion happenings, dahlings! A Nehru jacket, my feline friends, involve  the collar. Beatles’ suits? NO COLLARS.” 
  • Chipmunks!!  
  • The Fish are Friends, Not Food Finding Nemo Meet – ahhhh the memories and the SHIIINNNNNEEYYYYYYY!!!! OOOOOHHHHHH!!  2008_12120383


TDC#45 (2.0) What Ride Best Describes YOU?

Cat #2 discovered a little audio glitch or two in this week’s episode after posting…. apologies to all – I’m reposting – consider reloading?
A Pirates Life for Me?
A Pirates Life for Me?

This week starts off with a BANG as the fabulous Jeff Wasowski

Desperately Seeking Figment?

Desperately Seeking Figment?

has treated the Cats to a little musical musing in the form of “Sweet Veterinarians” (apologies to Tim Curry – NOT Neil Diamond as I originally feared).

Then we’ve got more MegaMouseMeet Madness, as Lovely Sheila starts off this weeks round of questions with a whole bunch of MouseFesters! We also hear from Alice falling down down down the rabbit hole, and finish off with a song from Yehaa Bob himself!



And is Cat #2 the only one whose mind goes here when Jennifer mentions Francis the Ladybug?





Note to all – Mr. Bob Jackson was out for a bit to have back surgery and should be back (ha!) to work soon – check out his website for his schedule!

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TDC#43- Disneyana!


Episode 43, We mean! Yes? Then read and listen on fellow Dizzies – and for FREE!!!!!!!

Yes, it’s Those Darn Cats episode #43, in which the Cats discuss their most treasured Disney tchotchkes, revisit the Mega Mouse Meet, listen to a musical number from Cat #2, and a little not quite politically correct vintage Jack Wagner having to do with Lisa’s fave Disneyana character…



note gnaw marks @5 o'clock

So, enjoy this week’s show, and let us know what YOUR prized Disneyana ephemera is? And a big thanks, as per usual, to Jeff W (stands for Wasowski), MMM attendees Theresa, Pam, Dennis and Amy, I mean Judy!

And did you doubt for a minute that Stitch travels a bit with Jennifer? Here’s some photographic evidence:

Stitch visiting the garden isle of Maui...

Stitch visiting the garden isle of Maui...

....and with Pal Mickey, on the TTA at MouseFest 2008

....and with Pal Mickey, on the TTA at MouseFest 2008