The Planet of the Cats
(an epiode of "Twitch City," a Canadian sitcom)
written by Don McKellar
(Newbie (Callum Keith Rennie) is explaining to Hope (Molly Parker) why cats are now running the show. Those wacky Canadians...)
Newbie: After the meteor hit, the desease spread and all pet monkeys died. Without the monkeys around, people became distraught, especially the kids. So the cats were brought in to replace the monkeys, but people started blaming them, resenting the cats for what had happened to the monkeys. (beat) We beat the cats, we kicked the cats, we generally just treated them like shit. We forced them to work as our slaves. First at jobs left vacant by the monkeys: helping organ grinders... and stuff. And then any shit job that we could find: courrier, waiter, Canadian actor. Well, it wasn't long before they turned against us... (pause) ironic, isn't it?
Kudos and much thanks go to Erik for this monologue, it is very much appreciated.