Tumblebrutus: Lesbians, what is your wisdom today?
Rumpleteazer: Titty soft because its close to the heart
Etcetera, smiling at Electra: Wife... Beautiful.
Tumblebrutus: Excellent! Gays what is your wisdom?
Mungojerrie: Man... Very hot.
Carbucketty: I stuck my tail in a drawer today... :(
Tumblebrutus: Absolutely incredibile! Bi and pan people, what is your wisdom today?
Munkustrap: Why is everybody hot?
Bombalurina: Gobal warming.
George: People are pretty and I cant speak to them.
Rum Tum Tugger: Thighs... Nice.
Tumblebrutus: Superb! Trans, nobinary and genderfluid people what is your wisdom?
Tantomile and Coricopat: If you lick a dorknoob, you dont own it, it owns you
Admetus: hhh big love all genders.
Tumblebrutus: Terrific! Aro and ace people what is your wisdom?
Electra: Bonjour, cats have lovely fuuurrrrr~
Mistoffelees: Bodies is an illusion and time is fake.
Tumblebrutus: Wondeful, and that concludes our wisdom for today!
How the jellicles laugh because I'm bored and this came up in the discord server
Misto either has a silent laugh or a full on cackle there is no in between
Munk laughs like a smoker. He doesn't smoke, but he sure does sound like it
Skimbleshanks has a nice, hearty laugh because he has healthy lungs
Jenny has a little "hoo hoo hoo" giggle
Both Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer snort and giggle and it's very adorable
Jellylorum has a very dainty laugh, same as Victoria
Old Deuteronomy and Bustopher Jones laughs like Santa. Not like "ho ho ho" but laughs that come straight from the gut
Demeter has a cute little giggle that can fall into a cackle
Both Tugger and Bomba scream laugh. Bomba will become very physical and slap your legs and clap her hands, while Tugger runs away, but if they're both laughing together they'll scatter like roaches. Their laughs can be heard across the junkyard.
Cassandra laughs as elegantly as she looks. It makes you wonder if she has any flaws whatsoever
Alonzo cackles and claps his hands, sometimes will go into a silent laugh and curl in on himself depending on how funny you were
Plato has a very charming laugh. It's a half chuckl half smile
@mistocore @lina-voltaire and Em on Discord are the lovely people who engaged in this conversation
on the wiki we see that Song Cats are cats that have an entire poem talking about them in the book that based the show and that entitles them to a whole number. But I see so many similarities and interesting features in them that I couldn't stop talking here. with regard to an importance in the show I say: THEY ARE NO MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE CHORUS CATS. Munkustrap for example is crucial to the show and is not a song cat!
First of all, Song Cats represent cats that are more humane than others in terms of dress, knowledge and customs. Being a song cat represents being a cat who has reached a relevant level of humanity, it takes time and that's why we don't see Song Cats kittens (except for some versions where mungojerrie and rumpleateazer are kittens), what I mean is that they took a time to assimilate human characteristics and that's why the characters must be old enough for that. But let's go to the analyses?
1.Dress humanization: if there are cats in the show that wear human clothes make sure they are song cats:
Mungojerrie wears a crop top
Rumpleateazer wears a bathing suit
Jennyanydots wears a coat
Skimbleshanks wears a vest
Bustopher jones wears a suit and pants
Gus wears a shawl
Grizabella wears dress and coat,
Rum Tum tugger wears a belt
Mr Mistoffelees wears a magician's jacket
Did you noticel didn't quote Old Deuteronomy and Macavity? There is a justification for this:
Old Deuteronomy is the leader of the cats and that's why it doesn't make sense for him to dress like a human, since macavity represents chaos and that's why clothes don't make sense!
2.Contact with humans: Song Cats generally interact with humans in the following ways: collaborating, being admired, feared, or snubbed. Interestingly, the younger the cat, the less likely it is that contact with humans will be beneficial.
Rum Tum tugger likes to challenge humans
Mungojerrie and Rumpleateazer rob everyone from the neighborhood
Macavity is a dangerous criminal, Mr Mistoffeles performs great magic (many of them dangerous) and is underestimated by his humans (although there is a certain distrust on their part).
When the Song Cat is older, contact is more beneficial to humans:
Jennyanydots controls domestic pests,
Bustopher jones is admired and in demand by the best restaurants
Skimbleshanks is essential for the train
Gus has even been recognized by the queen!
Old Deuteronomy well, he's not supposed to upset humans right?
3. Knowledge: Song Cats usually have knowledge capable of impressing humans or knowledge usually reserved only for humans
Jennyanydots yanydots have knowledge of sewing, cooking, patrolling, crocheting and even military performance.
Gus recognizes human plays, knows playwright names, and is able to memorize verses from plays.
Skimbleshanks recognizes hours on human clocks, he has impressive geographic knowledge for the cat, knowing many locations, and even recognizing the existence of hemispheres and cardinal points.
Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer know when an object is worth a lot of money (they know the Ming vase is valuable and they know the pearls are Woolworth), they're cunning enough to fool humans, meaning they recognize weaknesses in human perception. They are also able to open jewelry vaults.
Bustopher Jones knows the names of educational establishments and has a rich vocabulary.
Mr Mistoffeles is quoted as being intelligent all the time in his music, he is shown to be deceiving humans and impressing them at the same time.
Rum tum tugger is shown to recognize the name of buildings (houses and buildings), in addition to having a concealment capable of impressing humans.
Macavity is shown to be able to cheat at cards, asphyxiate (which requires knowledge of the organs of the respiratory system), open safes and even have a knowledge of the human judicial system (He always has an alibi, and one or two to spare) . Furthermore, he is able to deceive Scotland yeard, which requires a brain as developed as Sherlock Holmes, or rather a brain like Moriaty, the character he was based on!
Old Deuteronomy also appears to be very intelligent, as he has accumulated knowledge of many years of life, a fact that gives him advantages over humans.
4.Social criticism: The book Old Possum of practical cats was published in 1939 and without a doubt the cats with their own poems represent different faces of society:
Jennyanydots: representing women of the time, with an emphasis on housewives
Bustopher Jones represents the elite
Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer represent the criminals
Macavity represents the criminals
Rum rum tugger represents rebels of the time
Gus represents the failed and helpless artists
Skimbleshanks represents the workers
Grizabella represents the women with a bad reputation at the time
Old Deuteronomy represents the religious classes
Unfortunately I don't know which mr mistoffelees represents
5.Willingness and restraining instincts: Song cats are shown to have several human habits not always beneficial to cats:
Skimbleshanks is shown drinking tea in addition to drinking alcohol with some frequency (with perhaps a drop of scotch).
Jennyanydots managed to contain her feline instincts and now no longer hunt rats and cockroaches, as it would be more convenient and perhaps beneficial for a cat.
Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer are seen stealing objects with little or no value to a cat, such as jewelry.
Bustopher jones is shown consuming foods that can even harm a cat, such as rice pudding.
Gus is shown to miss fame, something typically human, in addition to having already consumed alcohol
Macavity commits crimes with little or no use for his feline side
Rum Tum tugger has unnecessary demands for a cat
Mr mistoffelees almost counter his feline nature by being able to pull seven kittens out of a hat
6.The jellicle choice and the jellicle ball:
The jellicle ball is a celebration of jellicles and felinity, so participation in the jellicle ball must have a special meaning for song cats as it works as a confirmation of their feline identity, almost as an annual reminder that despite all their humanization they still pride themselves on being cats and being jellicles!
The jellicle choice is given to the cat that most needs it, this is when a Song Cat is chosen, it is a sign that not only will he have his need met, but also his feline nature will return from scratch, all his human side will disappear (maybe a small reminiscence remains) and in the end he will be just a cat again... if a song cat is not chosen, he is left with the reminder that he will not be humanoid forever and that one day he will be just a cat again!