I heard an ad for this (on local classical music station, no less) and thought it was a joke — but it’s not.
“Think Like a Cat” game show auditions in SF this weekend. From their call:
Phase 1: Cat-testants (sic) will take a written test containing twenty (20) multiple choice questions about general cat knowledge.
Phase 2:The Cat-Testant will be evaluated to determine his/her camera friendliness by a feline behaviorist and/or experienced trainer. (Are they evaluating the cat or the person?)
Phase 3:Each Cat-Testant and his/her cat will take part in a videotaped segment and interview of each Cat-Testant. Cat-Testant’s will be asked to talk about their relationship with their cats and answer questions about their cats. Each Cat-Testant will be evaluated primarily on the camera-friendliness of the “pet-parent” and how he/she interacts with his/her cat.
Don’t laugh — first prize is $1 million and $100K for your favorite charity. Unfortunately, I’ll be out of town.