If there’s one thing that never hurts a television show, it’s the decision to have a talking cat as a series regular. The Midnight, Texas powers that be knew this (I’m assuming because they were fans of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch back in the day) which is why on this week’s premiere they saved the best character introduction for last: Mr. Snuggly.
If you missed out on Midnight Texas, on-demand the first ep, stat. The premiere is B-A-N-A-N-A-S in the best way possible, which means things are only getting crazier from here. It has everything: ghosts, psychics, supernatural beings, and Francois Arnaud’s magical hair (which rivals that of Robert Pattinson’s unicorn filled tresses from the Twilight Saga). But most of all, it has a TALKING GATO. That pussy stole the show and only had two minutes of screen time. I’m calling it now, if Mr. Snuggly isn’t nominated for an Emmy and Golden Globe next year, there will be cat riots in the streets. And as anyone who’s lived in a neighborhood with a feral cat community roaming around knows, angry felines are not to be trifled with.
Mr. Snuggly is played by a cat named Bob and Bob already has a rep for being the most EXTRA member of the cast which, anyone who’s ever had a cat will tell you, is just another day ending in Y in the life of a cat. Regular cats are fresh out of f*cks, so you can just imagine what a professional thespian cat starring on a network television show must be like. I bet Bob has made at least one PA cry and uses the craft services table as his personal litter box after a night of hard partying. Francios better keep his luscious locks under extra protection, because it's only a matter of time before Bob pulls a Mahoney and switches out his shampoo for Nair.