I dunno if anyone has noticed, but I'm very influenced by comedians of the early years of film. Especially The Marx Bros. and Charlie Chaplin; Harpo and Chaplin, I find are great references for expressions and movement. By the way, the line, "I want excitement, I wanna Ah cha cha cha" that the Cat says in the 'Told You So' strip was taken from Groucho Marx in the movie 'Monkey Business'.
In the New Year Special, I referenced W.C. Fields and the hat take that he often does. The Cat doesn't normally wear a hat, so I took this opportunity to throw it in there for good measure.
Be sure to watch next week, it's the SEASON FINALE!!!