If Only We Could Think of a Catchy Phrase to Describe This Sort of Thing

For a limited time, visit your local McDonalds for a Happy Meal with a very special surprise inside. We’d tell you what it is, but we don’t want to… erm… prematurely divulge the secret and risk blunting the startling effect at the moment of revelation.

J confesses: “It’s not my video, but omg I wish it was because I’m dying to have a cat like this. I hope he’s like another Maru!!”



  1. Hehe, this made me laugh!

  2. Oh, and I’ve never been first commentator B4!

  3. Oooh, the peeking eye at 1:40 is hilarious. And the little tailio twitches are so cute. What a pretty little kitty. 🙂

  4. “I’m lovin’ it”

  5. Japaneses and their kitties and puppies….

  6. All right, who let the cat out of the bag? XD
    Check out the tail wagging action at 0:35-0:39!

  7. Kitty is wonderful 🙂

    However, I must say, if you need a sack that big for McDonald’s, you may have a problem.

  8. S.J. Hartsfield says:

    Muzzle… powsche… too… cute… ::ded::

    And @ Malinki, perhaps it was a bag of burgers for many, many people?

  9. I bet that bag smells good.

  10. kibblenibble says:

    Peek a boo! 😎

  11. Cat-in-a-sack 😀 Love it.

  12. We already have boxenlurkensproingen, so (Scottish)-foldinderbaggen?

  13. JannieWolf says:

    GAH! Tail twitchies!! So cute!!!

  14. I’m so glad you guys love the tail-twitchies too!

    Also- I don’t think there’s anywhere else to post this, so it’s going here: I love my CuteOverload calendar and I hate having to wait to start using it!!

  15. Malinki: I’m going to presume it’s a fairly small cat. AND a large bag, hopefully for multiple people’s food, but also a small cat.

  16. I never thought it’d be possible… but this cat might actually give Maru a run for his money.

  17. Absolutely. I’ve even wound up with the Sack-O-Fat myself when going out for lunch on behalf of the entire crew at work. That’s why I said ‘if’ and ‘may’ 🙂

  18. Yup, see above reply 🙂

  19. hopefully kitteh got a Christmas Cheeseburger!

  20. That’s a whole lotta cheezburgers.

  21. What a goofball kitty–Maru may have some serious competition!

    And Ellen W., I concur on the CO calendar. It’s a cruel world…

  22. McNinja

  23. I have a sudden craving for some Kitten Mc-Hug-gets.

  24. Good one. 🙂

  25. I think I understand now why Scottish Folds are so popular over there. They look like anime characters! With their perfectly round heads and giant eyes.

  26. 😆

  27. Kitty definitely is wonderful.

    However, I must say, if upon seeing a cute video of a kitty online you start thinking OMG! McDonalds! FAT! FAT! FAT! – you may have a problem. For the love of everything cute put down that Mimi Roth book.

  28. Lady Ginnifer “Ginger” McScottfolds-Marmiefield, star M16 operative, waits patiently for her target to finally roll in; then she pounces with lightning speed!

  29. Ohhhh that is just per… I mean Purrfect.

  30. Gigi (the original one) says:

    This is the best thing I ever saw coming out of a McDonald bag!

  31. So Many good comments

    aand kitty mc peekerson tail twitcher is adorable and funny. Gave me a big smile on this monday morning when i would rather be at home than at work.

  32. lol!

  33. I know just what you mean!!

  34. hehehe!

  35. The tail twitch at 2 seconds in did it for me. The rest was superfluous ’cause I was already dedded from the cute.

  36. Teeny Gozer says:

    Somebody can haz as many cheeseburgers as he wants!

  37. Anne Boleyn says:

    The fact that the tail stays in the same place in the bag no matter what the cat is doing is a little bit astonishing.

  38. Clearly, a budding student of Maru’s Kitty Charm School. Current class: Paper Bags 101.

  39. Why do those lucky Japanese end up with the cutest cats?

  40. No videos allowed at work! 😦

    I’m trying to come up with a catchy phrase, though. Let’s see…

    Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, all on a sesame seed bun?

    Um…maybe not…

  41. LOVE the tail!

    Also, you know this cat is thinking “I’m invisdible, you can’t see me!”

  42. It must be a kitty android, there are no whites to the eyes. Oh, and where is the connection between McDonalds and food?

  43. Scottish Fold! And the tailio! I’m lovin’ it!

  44. That’s known in my family as ‘crazy pigeon eyes’ when the pupils go all ginormous. Right before the subject becomes a single-feline-replay of all the fight scenes in the Matrix flicks, all mid-air ‘hee-YAH!’ & flailing….

  45. Once the paper bags are subdued, do they getto move on to… boxes?

  46. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    the little tailio twitches = WIN!!!

  47. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    works for me!!! 🙂

  48. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    well, that *IS* both descriptive AND catchy !!!
    HEY !!! Maybe they could use that for a commercial — whaddaya think? 🙂

  49. Love it. I wish I could get such a supper happy meal with that supper side of Cute!

  50. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    @ HG: getting a “special something” in your bag … and maybe
    the whole “i can haz cheezburger” website (with tons of kitteh pics) also ….?

  51. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    Note to the Marketing Industry:

    If you don’t enjoy a catchy phrase coined by NTM, you are probably not alive!!!!

  52. Peeps, I need some major good vibes for my Oscar kitty. He is a 10 1/2 year old marmie tabby who has enjoyed good health all of his life, except for being overweight. A few days ago we noticed that he was losing weight. Over the weekend he seemed listless and wouldn’t come downstairs. I got him to eat some kitten milk replacer formula. His eyes and nose were matted and gummy, but he wasn’t coughing or sneezing that I knew of. His hipbones and spine are prominent. My hubby took him to the vet and just now called and said it doesn’t look good for Oscar. His body temp was only 91 and they think his organs are shutting down. His gums were yellow. They are doing emergency bloodwork to see if anything can be done for him. Hubby will let me know as soon as he knows something, but I wanted to tap the energy of the Cuteoverloadosphere and get some good thoughts beamed Oscar’s way.

  53. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    wagonloads of vibes and karma and prayers and rainbows and glitter and rhinestones.

    (Once upon a time, a kitty of mine had kidney stones and the vet was able to pass them. I’m gonna hope that it’s something temporary but I’ll be praying for either contingency).

    Also — Oscar = good kitteh name!!!

    WE LOVE NOELEGY et tout la famille!!!!

  54. After the classic Peeking Duck joke, here’s Peeking Cat.

    A man orders chop suey in a restaurant. The waiter brings out a pot with a lid but before he starts to eat, the man notices the lid lift up a bit and a pair of little beady eyes peering out at him. The lid drops down suddenly and a few seconds later it lifts up slowly and the beady eyes are staring out at him again.

    Nervoulsy, he calls the waiter over, points it out, and asks “Are you sure that’s chop suey?”.

    The waiter replies, “Oh sorry, sir, my mistake – I’ve brought you Peking duck.”

  55. Oh good vibes for Oscar!

    My Quincy marmie-cat got very sick 2 years ago from a urinary infection and it was touch and go. He was on the verge of organ breakdown by the time we got him to the vet hospital. The local vets had not been able to figure out his problem. A blood transfusion and some vitamin K brought him back from the edge; and then it was antibiotics, a bit of force feeding and appetite stimulants later. A whole week at the vet hospital, round the clock care. It cost a fortune but Quincy is my Daemon, and it was worth every bit.

    Quincy is now a happy tubby marmalade tabby, and I’m crossing my fingers for your Oscar.

  56. OMG – It’s like kitty strip-tease, with a paper bag. This clever little kitteh knows how to coyly reveal just enough of it’s moist nosicle and super-wide plinky eyes to keep you glued to the bag action. It’s like kitty-porn – utterly irresistable!!!!

  57. All your cheeseburgers are belong to us! Bwahahahahahahah!

  58. Many good thoughts beaming Oscar’s way and yours.

  59. Wishing sweet Oscar the very best . . . good vibes coming your way.

  60. 😀

  61. The Japanese really know how to put cats in their place . . . at the center of the universe. I’d better hope my kitties never see one of these videos. They’ll be getting little passports and checking out the airline schedules.

  62. O No – Getting a “special something” in your bag… Is that like a rattler in a bran tub 🙂

  63. snowpea – I’m shining the good vibes beam across the pond to your Oscar.

  64. Thanks but Oscar is Noelegy’s fuzzfriend 🙂 I’ll make sure to bounce your thoughts over to her!

  65. Now, THAT’S my idea of a “Happy Meal”. Also, if that was Simon”s cat, that bag would be confetti by the end of the clip.

  66. Oscar’s organs shut down and we felt the best thing to do was just let him go. Hubby called me, I left work early, and I held Oscar in my arms as he left this life.

    I will always wonder if there was more that I should have done. I had no idea he was so ill.

    Thank you for the good thoughts, everyone. Oscar got a good sendoff. 🙂

  67. How cute is this. Must give my cats more paper bags to play with. I just love this site.

  68. The best french fry guard EVER!

  69. New Rule of Cuteness:

    Moon faced kittehs! Totally snorgelabuhls!

  70. So very sorry!!

  71. Love the tail twitchin’, and the plink-plinking of the eyes too!

  72. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    O Noelegy — I’m so verry very sorry but I know you gave Oscar a wonderful life.

  73. oh poo. i think the more you love them, the happier they are and oscar sounded like one happy, lucky cat. we had to take spike to the vet the same way, the day after thanksgiving. it’s a hard, hard thing and we all hope you’ll have peace soon.

  74. I’ve seen Gojira. I’ve seen Ringu 1 and 2. I’ve even seen Akira, goddamit.

    But that is the most Japanese thing I have ever seen.

  75. A big hug, Noelegy. It is hard to let them go, but he is not suffering any more and got to spend his last breaths in your arms. He’ll be waiting for you beyond the Rainbow Bridge…

  76. Can we never ever mention that woman again? *shudder*

    Now back to the wacky bag peekin’ kitteh!

  77. Is “Cats N’ Sacks” just too gross-sounding?

  78. I’m sorry to hear about that Noelegy, big hugs to you.

  79. Aww, Kitty looks just like my dear departed Fred – orange and white Scottish Fold.

  80. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    @ Malinki, re. Sack-o-Fat.

    Are you employed by the marketing firm, which
    designs and releases McDonald’s commercials??? 🙂

  81. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:


  82. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    I just figured out what this video reminds me of. That other post where the person created a kitteh version of a “Whack-a-mole” game.

    NOT THAT I WOULD EVER allow a kitteh or a real mole or any other critter to be whacked. But it reminds me of that video. It’s the kitteh’s stealthy, slow returning to his head being submerged *BELOW* the top edge of the bag, that is delightful to me here (in addition of course, to the comic-book characteristics of the Scottish Fold Kitteh face…)

    AND the regular, metronome WHACK of his/ her tail, inside the bag.
    Not a candidate for holding much of a Poker Face, fer shur.

  83. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    One consideration: many CO’ers who entirely enjoy the whole Monty Python
    “employees have been sacked” dialogue ….for that to be a fully approved CO phrase? but I could be speaking just for myself. Others may feel the opposite to be true…

  84. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    My sincere, earnest and deep condolences re. Fred. RIP

  85. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    re Simonscat vs. the Bag: SO VERY true.

  86. Disembodied cat head for the WIN.

  87. With the most redunkulous personalities??

  88. Noelegy,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Having the opportunity to hold him in your arms is the best way to say “good bye”. He knew he was loved.

    Don’t even consider that there might have been something more you could have done. Quite often pets will hide their ailments. And sometimes, when they feel it’s time to go, they go quickly. Fortunately, you were able to be there with him.

    Susan (aka spb)

  89. That twitching tail tip slays me. Add the Kilroy effect, and…lethally cute!!!

  90. smallthunder says:

    Lor’ — was it just me? I discovered I had been holding my breath as I waited to see … if … the … kitty … would … finally jump out of the bag!

    Great video, and I love the Peeking duck joke. So sorry, however, to hear about Oscar.

    Must’ve been staring at the fast-food/slow-kitty bag a bit too intensely — my eyes seem to be watering. And I have a sudden, urgent need to blow my nose.


    Did I mention I am sorry to hear about Oscar?

  91. Yes, as a matter of fact, the Japanese commercials… All my idea 🙂

  92. oh yeah!


    I’d call it the “You can’t see me!” “You can’t see me!” SPROING! “YOU’RE MINE!”

  94. LOL!

  95. Sincere condolences on Oscar! :’-(

  96. That kitty seems to think he’s in a Jack-in-the-Box bag!

  97. There will never be another Maru – and never a human like Maru’s who films and take pictures so well !

  98. That super clean floor looks familiar…hmmmm…could he be a visiting relative of Maru??? Or even better a new addition to the family! A box-a-holic and a bag-o-holic!!! I’m gonna explode!!

  99. I still have no idea who that is.

  100. Hehe. That had me giggling all the way through. 🙂

  101. The tailio!!! The black eyes of doom!!! The pawing at the clementine from inside the bag!!! This vid RULES. 😀

  102. So this must be McD’s new Scratchy Meal, right?

  103. Thank you everyone, I am tearing up all over again reading your kind words. The appointment was at 1:30 and hubby called me to let me know he was there, and then at 2 he called me to tell me the bad news. I left work early to be there, and as soon as I saw Oscar, I knew I couldn’t put him through any more. My lovable lump was wrapped up in blankets, his eyes fully dilated and unfocused. I held him for a few minutes, and he meowed in a voice totally unlike his usual squeak, and I knew it was time to let him go. The vet’s office took a pawprint impression–I hadn’t known they did that–and they will call us when it’s ready to pick up. But still, that’s two I’ve had to bury in about three months, and it’s hard. So good to know there are others who know how it feels.

  104. Thank you Susan, you knew just what I needed to hear just now.

  105. Reminds me of something I saw on the subway, once. A blind man with his guide dog, lovely German Shep., were on the train. The goggie had a nasty-looking old McDonalds fries bag, and was licking the daylights out of it. A woman in very high spike heels reached one of her feet over, speared the bag on her heel, and pulled it away from the dog. I was so annoyed by this. The dog was a working dog, helping a blind guy, further, minding her own business and not hurting anyone, enjoying a little gross greasy goodness. Why be a killjoy and spoil her little greasy moment?

  106. Wackadoodle eyes.

  107. Noelegy, I am so sorry. I lost both my dearest kitties to kidney failure, and sad to say that in some cases the symptoms are masked until the poor kitty is beyond help– this happened with my Mimi. It is such a terrible decision to make, but you did the right thing. We are never ready to let them go.


  109. snork!

  110. “Two obese Patties, Special Ross and Lester Sleaze picking bunions on the Sesame Street bus.”

  111. This just made my morning. Thanks CO! 🙂

  112. LOL, that reminds me of the scene at the end of “The Christmas Story,” after the neighbors’ dogs steal the turkey and they go out for Chinese food, and the dad says, “It’s smiling at me!”

  113. Thank you, smallthunder. Oscar was a bonafide Good Cat. He never pestered us for attention, but he was loving on his own terms. The first time I ever saw him was when I’d come to pick up his brother Niko. My dad knew a guy who had some Siamese kittens and wanted to know if I wanted a kitten. Of course I wanted a Meezer kitten. These two were playing peek-a-boo around a broom that was leaning against the wall. I couldn’t stand to break them up, they played so well together. The man said I could take both of them. I always was glad for that, because they were so close, always snuggling together and grooming each other. Niko developed a nervous, hyperactive personality and was highly vocal, as befits Meezers. Oscar was a taciturn, happy Buddha-kitty, generally unflappable and good-natured. He didn’t meow, but had a squeak that he would use to great advantage. He was always there in the background, ready for a skritch or a head-rub. I guess I thought he’d always be there.

  114. Sounds very much like the situation at our house and the experience we had yesterday of having to put Rascal’s brother Buddy to rest. 😦

  115. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    Theresa — if you evaire encounter *that woman* again, I give you full endorsement to whack her, upside the haid.

    Also: betcha *SHE* never experienced even 30 seconds of something like getting around NYC as a blind person.

    The Management

  116. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:


  117. Not only do I wish I had one of these amusing and adorable cats, I also wish I had their owners’ spotless and clutter-free apartments!

  118. Noelegy, hang in there! You did the very right thing in putting Oscar’s well-being first and foremost. My little kitty, Angel, suffered from seizures. They were intermittent and not very severe. As she aged, they increased in frequency and severity. I couldn’t watch her suffer. So even though I couldn’t imagine life without her (and we’d gone through our treatment options) I asked the vet to end Angel’s misery. I held her and my pup Trixie as the vet slowly sent Angel to heaven. I still tear up thinking about it, but I never, ever question whether I did the right thing in having her put to sleep. Angel needed me to think clearly, with HER well-being in mind, not mine or anyone else’s. I take the greatest comfort in that.
    Helena (aka TrixandSam)

  119. Thank you, O No, I really do appreciate it. 🙂

  120. Neither do I – but I too think ‘fat’ when I see golden arches. 😛 But, I have just added sak-o-fat’ to my vocabulary. Thanks! LOL

  121. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    Really comforting that the veterinary office does a pawprint for you (heart)

    I would *LOVE* to have had that suggestion, when Salinger the Great passed on.

  122. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    O Dottie. SO very sorry to hear of your events.

  123. I want that kitty! He looks like he would be perfectly happy to curl on an obliging owner’s tummy or chest and snooze.

  124. That’s Dr. McNinja, my dear. ;P

  125. “would you like EYES with that?”

  126. “would you like EYES with that?”

  127. junkshop_coyote says:

    The only thing that would be more win would be if it were a Jack in the Box bag.

  128. psychethos says:

    It absolutely slayed me when he peeked out of the bag, looking down at that ball. I will not be convinced that this is in fact a real kitty until the owner invites me over and I get to come play with it.

    I await my invitation.

  129. Daphne Moss says:

    Absolute genius! This was like a real-life version of that fantastic pen-and-ink cat animation series…He should just do it.
    The tailio, the eyes, the eyes straight down at the end…and let us not forget the front paws, grabbing at the little ball through the bag.

    Essence de chat and a lovely video!

  130. I have no idea, but I am willing to go to Japan and get one of those kitties if I can 😀

  131. In Canada, all McDonald commercials have to say “processed cheese” due to the FDA we have here.

  132. Oh, I hope and pray that your dear sweet kitty will be ok, Noelegy.

  133. :cries: I am so sorry to hear that you lost your dear sweet kitty, Oscar, Noelegy :cries: Our dear sweet Smokie was in the same way :cries: Both are waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge.

  134. AWW 😦 Dottie 😦 I am so sorry to hear that 😦

  135. "Peek-a-boo" Kitty says:

    “Peek-a-boo” Kitty is amazing cute. I wish that it really does come with my McDonald meal. keke!

  136. smallthunder says:

    Purrrfect line! Love it!

  137. Dottie, I’m so sorry. Buddy will be in good company.

  138. cute kitty cat looks like he is wearing a zoro mask the way he hides behind that bag

  139. AHHHA lol

  140. What is it with the Japanese Scottish folds? They are so hilarious!

  141. This is the first time in a looong time that I’ve laughed so hard I cried a little…

  142. ravengirl says:

    that is TOTALLY what i was thinking.

  143. Captain Boomerang says:

    this brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “Hello Kitty Happy Meal”