Uh, Mika Literally Pulled a Cat out of a Bag on Morning Joe Yesterday


Many of us watch morning television like it’s a NASCAR race, just waiting for the wrecks. And boy, Morning Joe really delivered yesterday, when Mika Brzezinski literally pulled a real, live cat out of a tote bag. Her cohost’s cat, no less!

The Huffington Post spotted this strange little moment, in which Mika unzipped a Vineyard Vines bag and out came “Colonel.” (Of course Joe Scarborough named his cat Colonel.) She followed up with a little lecture about Joe’s relationship with his cat, urging him to pay her more attention and get her spayed:

Did you screech, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?” while watching this video? Because I sure did! I guess Brzezinski was cat-sitting, but if this is an example of her cat-sitting skills, I don’t think it’s going to be a side business any time soon. A particularly WTF moment:

“I’ve been working with her Joe, you have to learn to handle her better,” Brzezinski said.
“You mean keep her in a bag!?” Scarborough yelled.
“No… you just have to give her love and you have to take care of her and you never, ever — look at me — you never ignore her.”

Also, please note the facial expressions on her fellow panelists:

If this seems like a terrible idea to you, that’s because it was. (How did she get the cat into the bag without the cat ripping her face off? Must be a pretty chill cat.) The Dodo called up a cat expert, who seemed both bewildered and disapproving:

“Basically, I’d want more context on the nature of the problems Scarborough was having with her, where he got her, what she’s doing with his co-worker and why she isn’t spayed! Otherwise, this seems like a gimmick — and not really a good example of responsible pet ownership.”

That said? Morning television could probably use more cats.

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