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    14 Thoughts I Had When I Rewatched “The Cat In The Hat” For The First Time As An Adult

    Both kids and adults can enjoy... trust me

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    It had been true years since I watched this movie, but I always remembered the wacky antics and fun costumes. One day I just decided to watch it again and see if there was anything I missed. Here’s what I found.

    1. The wonderful Kelly Preston

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    It never clicked with me that the mom in this movie was played by the incredible Kelly Preston, and I instantly got sent back in time when I heard her speak. Everything about her character brought me back to my childhood, including the outfit. Rest In Peace, Kelly Preston.

    2. How are these kids so accepting?

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    If a giant, talking, bipedal cat came into my life, I think it would take me more than just a few minutes to fully accept that. Then again, I’m not a kid so maybe I’m not as open?

    3. Is the cat magical, or are all animals able to talk in this universe?

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    When the cat comes around, the fish also gains the ability to talk. Does this mean that the cat is like a magical radiator or do all animals have speaking abilities and just lie in wait for the time to speak up?

    4. This cat may just be a scam artist with fun gadgets.

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    When he uses that machine to figure out their personalities, he then tells them he needs their insurance information. He also makes them sign a contract that he convinces them not to read while in the presence of lawyers that he tries to pass off as time-traveling elves... As the goldfish said, “Red flag! Red flag!”

    5. These kids must have a really strict home life.

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    Conrad and Sally weren’t even allowed to go in the living room when they were home alone. They looked so defeated after Larry caught them jumping on the couch. It seemed like the only thing they were allowed to do was look out the window and watch the rain. It’s kind of sad. I now understand why the cat came.

    6. The “Fun” Song

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    This scene teaches us a lot. One, the cat is not opposed to wearing absolutely anything. Two, The cat is lactose intolerant (hilarious irony). And three, the cat will break into musical numbers. Not many films will just stop and become a music video like this.

    7. The Cooking Show

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    There’s a lot going on in this segment. Somehow there are 3 cats at this point, which again begs the question “is this cat a wizard.” The chef Cat then puts the cupcakes in the oven and chops off the tip of his own tail. This somehow means our original cat also has his tail chopped. This cuts to a scene where the cat is talking about a legal case against the kids. Another scam artist red flag.

    8. “Honey, it was ruined when she bought it”

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    One of the things I love about this movie is the humor. This was probably the funniest sequence in the movie. When Sally tells the cat “She was gonna wear that dress tonight and you ruined it,” the cat responds with this hilarious line. He also snaps his fingers and waves his head which makes it even funnier.

    9. Thing 1 & Thing 2

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    There seems to be a lot of bad blood between these two. Thing 2 also goes by “Thing A” as to not imply that he is secondary to Thing 1. They also do the opposite of what you say, which seems like it would be annoying, but also very easy to figure out.

    10. Mrs. Kwan

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    The most useless, yet alarmingly clever babysitter I've ever seen. She’s asleep for most of the movie, yet somehow manages to wake up fully alert when Conrad and Sally’s mom gets home. She’s also used as a roller coaster at one point.

    11. The best adult jokes in a kids movie.

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    Everything from the cat saying “Dirty Hoe” while holding a garden hoe, to his hat going fully erect when looking at a full picture of Joan, this movie is FULL of sly adult jokes we missed as children. It’s hilarious!

    12. What is Cat’s goal at this point?

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    When the three of them are going to get Nevins, but the cat has to distract Larry, he uses a petition with a giant pen that requires two hands. He takes on this role so well that we start to feel for the “Acid-Spitting Zumzizeroo.” When the cat is able to get the dog, instead of instantly running, he starts singing. This whole scene makes the cat’s motives very unclear.

    13. The cat’s out of the bag

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    When this kid hits the cat in his junk, and then we break to another music video of the cat in a dress on a swing, I could not stop laughing. This movie is so clever. The cat then almost hits this kid in the head with a bat though, and it takes both Conrad and Sally to physically stop him. Another red flag?

    14. Where was any of this?!

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    The end of this movie was almost too simple. We can fix the house using your machine that literally fixes anything? That was too easy. However, saying farewell to the cat was pretty emotional. I see why they did it like this. And then he checks their personalities one last time and they’re both at happy levels. He doesn’t charge them this time either. Maybe he’s not a con artist after all!

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    What is your favorite “Cat In The Hat” moment? Let us know in the comments!

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