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Where Were You When You First Saw “Oh Long Johnson” Cat?

I think I first saw the famous incantations of this famous cat on television, of all places. How about you?

Liz Acosta  |  Jul 25th 2012

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“Oh Long Johnson” Cat has been around since the dawn of funny cat videos. Like Keyboard Cat, he is a household name, uttering discernible words in his guttural growl. So where were you when you first saw this video of this prickly cat hissing human words?

I think I might have first seen it on television as part of a clip show of funny animal videos. Yes, it’s true: Since we could first record a moving image, animals have been doing things we’ve found worthy of immortalizing. The best part is that they don’t even know they are doing it — they’re just being cats and dogs, and we just happen to find it funny.

But it’s always been a little eerie how much this kitty’s growling sounds like specific words. In this video, he’s obviously irritated by something … and the camera zooms out to reveal another cat in the room, who’s obviously much less upset. So what is kitty so defensive about? The difference in Long Johnson Cat’s creepy growling versus the other cat’s normal mewing still has us meowing out loud.

What kind of strange incantations does your cat utter? Does it ever sound like your cat is saying specific human words?

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