FACTOID # 20: Statistically, Delaware bears more cost of the US Military than any other state.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Smelly Cat
Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay in Friends. In this picture she is playing a guitar in a New York coffee shop named Central Perk.
Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay in Friends. In this picture she is playing a guitar in a New York coffee shop named Central Perk.

"Smelly Cat" was the flagship song of Phoebe Buffay, a character played by Lisa Kudrow on the popular TV sitcom Friends. She regularly sang it as part of her act in the Central Perk coffee shop. The song is first heard in the second season episode The One With the Baby on the Bus (1995). Phoebe Buffay File links The following pages link to this file: Friends Phoebe Buffay Smelly Cat ... Phoebe Buffay File links The following pages link to this file: Friends Phoebe Buffay Smelly Cat ... Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay in Friends. ... Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay in Friends Phoebe Buffay is a fictional character on the popular US television sitcom Friends (1994-2004), played by Lisa Kudrow. ... Friends was a long-running American television sitcom centered on the lives of a group of six twenty-somethings (eventually thirty-somethings) consisting of three men and three women living in New York City. ... A guitar is a stringed musical instrument. ... The Empire State Building (right) and the Chrysler Building (left) are easily recognized symbols of New York City to the world. ... Central Perk logo Central Perk was a fictional coffee shop in New York Citys Greenwich Village, one of the main focal points of the popular television sitcom Friends. ... Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay in Friends Phoebe Buffay is a fictional character on the popular US television sitcom Friends (1994-2004), played by Lisa Kudrow. ... Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay in Friends. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Friends was a long-running American television sitcom centered on the lives of a group of six twenty-somethings (eventually thirty-somethings) consisting of three men and three women living in New York City. ... Central Perk logo Central Perk was a fictional coffee shop in New York Citys Greenwich Village, one of the main focal points of the popular television sitcom Friends. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The lyrics are:


Chorus


Smelly cat, Smelly cat,


What are they feeding you?


Smelly cat, Smelly cat,


It's not your fault.


Verse


They won't take you to the vet,


You're obviously not their favorite pet,


You may not be a bed of roses,


And you're no friend to those with noses.

In one episode, the song was almost released as a commercial single (despite only having one verse), which would have apparently led to an album. However, this was halted when Phoebe discovered that the voice on the recording was not hers, but that of a middle-aged singer, who was too old and average looking to be a serious pop star. Instantly realizing the connection between this singer and "Smelly Cat" Phoebe declared "My God! That song has so many levels!" The following is a list of episodes for the television show Friends. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less*) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... Verse is a writing that uses meter as its primary organisational mode, as opposed to prose, which uses grammatical and discoursal units like sentences and paragraphs. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ...


In a later episode, the song was used as a jingle for cat litter. A jingle is a memorable slogan, set to an engaging melody, mainly broadcast on radio and sometimes on television commercials. ... A packet of clumping cat litter & a litter box Cat litter is one of any of a number of materials used in litter boxes to absorb moisture from cat feces and urine, which reduces foul odors such as ammonia and renders them more tolerable within human dwellings. ...


It was once revealed where the song came from: Phoebe's real dad, Frank Sr., used to sing her to sleep with a song he called Sleepy Girl, to the tune of Smelly Cat.


Though this did not ever happen, one idea for the tenth season of the show was an episode in which Phoebe gets rich off a cover of "Smelly Cat", to be sung by Whitney Houston. A season is one of the major divisions of the year, generally based on yearly periodic changes in weather. ... Cover may mean: Cover (container), a lid Cover (telecommunications), a communications concealment technique Cover (philately), generic term for envelope or package Cover (law), a remedy for the breach of acontract for the receipt of goods. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American Pop, R&B, Soul and Gospel singer, songwriter, record producer, film producer and actress. ...


In a particularly memorable end scene, Phoebe is joined by guitarist and singer Chrissie Hynde of Pretenders fame in a rendition of Smelly Cat, which was as Phoebe put it "too much". Cover of a Pretenders collection Greatest Hits showing Chrissie Hynde Chrissie Hynde is an American rock musician, best known as the leader of the band The Pretenders. ... Pretenders album cover, 1980 The Pretenders are a British rock band known for innovative songwriting and charismatic performances. ...


A special version of Smelly Cat appears in the CD compilation Friends Again, listed as "Smelly Cat Medley - Phoebe Buffay & The Hairballs Featuring The Pretenders"


  Results from FactBites:
 
Smelly Cat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (337 words)
"Smelly Cat" was the flagship song of Phoebe Buffay, a character played by Lisa Kudrow on the popular TV sitcom Friends.
In a later episode, the song was used as a jingle for cat litter.
In a particularly memorable end scene, Phoebe is joined by guitarist and singer Chrissie Hynde of Pretenders fame in a rendition of Smelly Cat, which was as Phoebe put it "too much".
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m