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Friskies Commercial (2013 - 2014)

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Friskies Commercial

Winter 2013
 
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Plot / Description

"Grumpy Cat Stars in "Hard To Be a Cat at Christmas" Music Video" 
This Friskies advertisement masquerading as a cat music video features several (Internet) famous cats including Grumpy Cat, Colonel Meow, Oskar the Blind Cat, Nala Cat, and Hamilton the Hipster Cat. The kitties are seen playing in the Christmas tree, knocking over decorations, playing, fighting, sleeping, and doing all the other things that cats do. At the end, they all enjoy a can of Friskies wet cat food (yes, even Grumpy Cat). 
 
Grumpy Cat always has a frown on his face. 
Colonel Meow has incredibly long fur. 
Nala Cat wears ties. 
Oskar the Blind Cat appears to not have any eyes. 
Hamilton the Hipster Cat has a pattern of fur on his face that looks like a fancy mustache. 
 
 
Grumpy Cat, Colonel Meow, Oskar the Blind Cat, Nala Cat, and Hamilton the Hipster Cat have come together in an unprecedented celebrity cat supergroup this holiday season to lend their voices to a very important cause close to all of their hearts -- and their bellies -- the cause of wet food for all cats.  
 
Our Largest Cat-Charity Donation in History... With your help, we quickly achieved the 500,000-views goal for our holiday video. Now, because of overwhelming response, we're adding 100,000 more cans to the "kitty." That's 5,000 cans for each of 20 cat charities across the nation. It all adds up to a total of 600,000 donated cans. 
 
Happy Holidays!

Voiceover

(Lyrics) 
It's hard to be a cat at Christmas 
 
(Meow, meow, meow) 
 
It's hard to be a cat at Christmas 
When the fire's dimming down 
The gifts are all wrapped 
And the stockings all capped 
And suddenly there's no one around 
 
And with the smell of chestnuts fading (ooh ooh) 
I take a peek, I take a poke around the tree 
I see the gifts for him and her and you 
But I guess that Santa forgot about me 
 
It's hard to be a cat at Christmas (Meow, meow, meow) 
With everyone else's gifts laid under the tree (Ooh ooh) 
Maybe this year you’ll leave me just a tiny, tiny present 
A can of food, just for me 
 
It's hard to be a cat at Christmas (ooh ooh) 
When you're constantly surrounded by food (ooh) 
All the roasting and the basting that the family's tasting 
And that turkey, that smells so fricking good 
 
The feast goes on for hours and when everything's devoured 
I look to see if Santa Claus has left me a can (ooh ooh) 
I see nothing 'round back, only dry food in my bowl 
I guess for me there's no Christmas plan 
 
It's hard to be a cat at at Christmas (Meow, meow, meow) 
With everyone else's gifts laid under the tree (Ooh ooh) 
Maybe this year you'll leave me just a tiny, tiny present 
A can of food, just for me 
 
It's hard to be a cat at Christmas (meow, meow, meow) 
When the holiday lights begin dimming 
I think of the cold and all the shelters are full 
And all the bowls that are no longer brimming 
 
Look at my face, you might think that it's grumpy 
And that I have no holiday joy (no, no, no) 
But I wish well for every cat across the land 
Sometimes the can's more important than the tone 
 
It's hard to be a cat at Christmas (meow, meow, meow) 
Or any other holiday celebration 
So let's get in the mood and feed some wet food 
To all the pussy cats across this great nation

Written Text

World Premiere Video 
"Hard To Be a Cat at Christmas" 
Grumpy Cat, Colonel Meow, Oskar the Blind Cat, Nala Cat, & Hamilton the Hipster Cat 
5 Celebrity Cats 
United Behind One Holiday Cause... 
Oskar the Blind Cat, Nala Cat, Colonel Meow, Hamilton the Hipster Cat, Grumpy Cat 
No No No 
Friskies 
Eat, drink, and be merry 
Share this video and make a cat's holiday wish come true 
For ever video view, Friskies is donating one can of wet cat food to cats in need (up to the first 500,000 views). 
To support the cause, visit IfYouFeedMe.com