This Date in Video Game History

In 1985, video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto racked his brain trying to invent a new character to be a sidekick for Mario, when suddenly he saw his cat wearing a towel and shower cap. Excitedly, he presented his inspiration to the Nintendo board of directors — only to discover that the character of “Tweety Bird” was already trademarked.


“Walked in on my sister giving our cat a bath, this is what I saw.” Via Imgur.



  1. Awwww poor wittle Tuxie is adorable. 🙂

  2. Gigi_the cat lady says:

    I want to see the sister who put a shower cap on a cat and gave him a bath. When will she be out of the hospital?

  3. fkaWaldenPond says:

    You know, I am surprised his expression isn’t worse. It is rather mild mannered considering the situation.

  4. I’m surprised the photographer was able to hold the camera steady. That is one unhappy cat.

  5. I’m. Gonna. Barf. In. You. Favorite. Stilettos. Sister.

  6. This is so cute!

  7. He’s like ‘See, what I have to put up with?’

  8. He kinda looks like the mushrooms from Disney’s Fantasia…….

    Poor baby…but this pic is now my new wallpaper! 🙂

  9. His expression says he has been down this road more than a few times.

  10. cyberpunkrocker says:

    Can there be more degrading for Sylvester the cat than to be wrapped in “Tweety” towel?

  11. Poor baby, he has the look of someone who has suffered deeply for a long time. I hope he got his revenge at some point. 🙂

  12. I’m surprised that the cat hasn’t already shredded the stuff!

  13. Jenny Islander says:

    @fkaWaldenPond: I know, right? It’s more like “You’re just lucky I love you, you inadequately furred can-opener ape.”

  14. Later, cat’s going to post this on “Human Shaming” site!

  15. Yeah I’m also getting ‘resigned’ vibe, as in ‘this isn’t even the worst, what will she think of next?’

  16. Mmmmm.. What a happy moment

  17. “Why?”