back to article Aussies turn to comic cat videos for comfort

Internet cat videos really are conquering the world, or at the very least have started doing so in Australia, a nation now stripped of all sporting prowess, where the UK's Channel 5 production Cats Make You Laugh Out Loud has topped the nation's free-to-air TV ratings. First screened in the UK in January 2015, the show is …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Channel 9 ran "Funniest Home Videos" for how long?

    And their rivals are only just cottoning on to the home-video market?

    This, people, is why I consider "smart television" a contradiction in terms!

  2. Mark 85 Silver badge

    The cats are now taking over the airwaves.... Things are taking a scary turn, indeed. Should we be formally welcoming our feline overloads?*

    * It's understood that anyone who is owned by a cat is staff, but now it looks like the rest of us are about to be taken.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      It is a catastrophe, you might say.

    2. Santa from Exeter

      Spooling errur?

      "feline overloads"

      Is that what you get from watching too many cat vids?

      1. Mark 85 Silver badge

        Re: Spooling errur?

        Damn auto-correct.... should have been "overlords".

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Spooling errur?

        Is that what you get from watching too many cat vids?

        It leaves the viewer in a catatonic state.

  3. m0rt Silver badge

    This was their plan.

    Forget the Mice. It is the cats, man, the cats. Look at ancient Egypt!

    Next time you see a cat, ask it. The look of disdain or indifference will tell you all you need to know about how they feel about us. We are doomed. Doomed!

    Gotta run...there is a tin that needs opening befo

    1. Graham Marsden
      Alert

      Re: This was their plan.

      "In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this." - Terry Pratchett

      1. Kane Silver badge
        Thumb Up

        Re: This was their plan.

        “Cats will amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw.” - Also Terry Pratchett.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: This was their plan.

      "Dogs have owners, cats have slaves."

      Just ask any cat "owner"...

  4. FozzyBear Silver badge

    917,000

    I always wondered how many people could be safely removed from the gene pool in Australia, now I have an actual number.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Don't blame the viewers

    It's a mildly amusing and entertaining programme that doesn't demand any close attention. The real criticism should be directed at the networks who it seems are incapable of producing or buying anything that can compete with it.

  6. mat666paw666

    Well, the Brits still have 150-200 years of sporting defeats to catch up on, so you are still well ahead of us on that front...

  7. ratfox Silver badge
    Angel

    Can't watch the show on the website, as I'm not in Australia.

    …Is it on YouTube yet??

  8. Dexter

    I, for one, welcome our new feline overlords

    One of the cats in the show clearly has an opposable thumb.

    We're doomed.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Re: Aussies turn to comic cat videos for comfort

    I too seek out pussies on the web, when i'm feeling blue.

  10. ravenviz
    Coat

    Sounds like a tall tail to me.

  11. NanoMeter

    Nothing can beat a lol cat

    They rule the internet and the world. The human race is its servant.

  12. Mark Simon

    Desparate times indeed …

    In case anybody else was wondering, this says all you need to know about the quality of Australian TV at present.

    Given the choice between yet another unreality program and recycled pet videos, this just bring back the joys of a good book or the art of conversation.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Desparate times indeed …

      It says something about the UK's Channel 5 too.

      - UK Channel 5: couldn't come up with anything better, but managed to produce something

      - Australian TV outlets: couldn't even come up with something to match UK Channel 5.

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