Some of you may know that there is a TV game show in the U.S. called Family Feud. It has two families compete against each other by guessing the results of polls the show has taken. What most of you do not know is that there is also a version of the game for cats.
Host: Hello. I’m Maggie Moggy, and welcome to Family Feud for Cats!
Maggie: Tonight, we welcome the Maine Coons
(Fans of the Maine Coons applaud and scream)
Maggie: Who will be competing against the Norwegian Forests.
(Fans of the Norwegian Forests are equally loud)
Maggie: Does everybody know how to play? Each team has one representative at the buzzer. Whoever buzzes first gets to answer the question. Their team has a chance to guess the rest of the category for one point. If they are wrong, the other team gets to guess the answers.
(The teams nod)
Maggie: There are three questions and the top three answers for each question. Whoever gets two points first goes to the Bonus Round for a year’s worth of fresh fish and 50 pounds of Royal Gourmet Cat Kibble.
Let’s have the first two contestants come forward. Put on the eyeshades to block out the distraction of the red lights on the cameras.
Here’s the first question: What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “dog”?
(The Norwegian Forest hits the buzzer)
NF #1: Drool.
Maggie: That’s right! The first thing cats think of when they see the word “dog” is drool.
NF #2: Easy to train.
Maggie: Yes! That’s number three. What is the second most common thing cats think of when they hear “dog”?
NF #3: Clumsy.
Maggie: That’s it! The Norwegian Forests win the first point!
(She waits for the cheering to die down. The second player from each team walks to the buzzers)
The second question is “Where is your favorite place to sleep?”
(The Norwegian Forest is the first to hit the button again.)
NF #2: In the sun.
Maggie: Yes! That was the number one answer.
NF #3: On my human.
Maggie: You’re right! The Norwegian Forests are only one answer away from the Bonus Round.
(Their fans wait quietly for the third answer.)
NF #4: With my furry siblings.
Maggie: I’m sorry, that’s not in the top three. Maine Coons, what’s your answer?
(Mixed groans and cheers from the audience)
MC #2: The human’s bed.
Maggie: Yes! Now it’s one point for each team. The winner of the next round will go to the Bonus Round.
(She waits while the third player from each team walks to the buzzers.)
Maggie: The third question is “What is your favorite thing to chase?”
(This time the Maine Coon is faster.)
MC #3: Mice.
Maggie: Yes! That’s number three.
MC #4: The red dot.
Maggie: Correct! What’s the final answer?
MC #5: Toy on a string,
Maggie: The Maine Coons are going to the Bonus Round! The Norwegian Forests will each receive a twenty-pound bag of Imperial Princess Natural Non-Clumping Cat Litter for participating.
(Loud clapping and cheering continue as they go to a commercial break. Maggie and the Maine Coons are onstage when we return.)
Maggie: You need to choose one player for this round. I will ask a question with the top five answers. The chosen cat will need to come up with three of the top five in 30 seconds or less.
(After a brief discussion, MC #3 steps forward.)
Maggie: The question is, “What is the dumbest thing your human has ever done?”
MC #3 (thinking): Got a dog, forgot to feed me, tried to hide the catnip.
Maggie: Congratulations! That’s right! The other two answers were “give me a bath” and “try to feed me cheap/diet food”.
(The Maine Coons are surrounded by friends and family as the show goes off the air.)
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