Poor, Poor, Pitiful Meme

They rushed me to prototype in just ten days. Ten days! For most dolls they take a month, but I was the Grumpy Cat doll, the cranky Internet superstar adored by millions, and I was gonna be this year’s must-have toy.

But then just like that the bottom fell out. The endorsement deal went nowhere. Grumpy Cat: The Musical closed after 14 performances. Victoria’s Secret’s Grumpy Cat collection was a PR disaster. Finally, everyone just… moved on.

And today? See for yourself. “Must-have toy,” that’s me. Right.

Via Tina D.



  1. I want a Grumpy cat doll!!!

  2. JenDeyan says:

    I’ll take one!

  3. I wonder if that other cat could be any less impressed?

  4. a friend just got a T-shirt with the grumpy cat in hello kitty design :DD

  5. The likeness is amazingks.

  6. 260Oakley says:

    I just ordered mine from the Sneers & Woebuck catalog.

  7. Is it just me or does the doll look more sad than grumpy ?

  8. So sorry to admit it, but I don’t see the appeal of the grumpy cat. I pretty much feel like Mr. McWhiskersons there, feels. *yawn*

  9. Dgerish says:

    For people who want this Grumpy Cat doll: go to Little Hibou Shoppe on etsy, and you’ll see the pattern for sale.

  10. Fird Birfle says:


  11. Leilani says:

    Well done, Oakley! Let the Grumpfest begin!

  12. ROFL@ NTMTOM’s positively brilliant title!! (Sorry for the late post…I catch up with the Qte on Monday mornings.)

  13. Same here 😀