Most of our cats past and present... have not been huge on TV.
However, Tippy our middle black (part Siamese) does watch it sometimes, esp
the nature shows-- If she is on my Lazy-Boy extension sofa. She too likes the cat/lion/Africa shows. Sometimes she will watch Animal Planet's funniest videos. And occasionally she will watch a commercial.. but I fail to see what she sees, since usually there are no animals in the ones that get her attention.
The funniest story we have ever had with TV was Tippy and Godzilla.
I grew up with Godzilla...the old ones, 1950's vintage.
So every blue moon, if I am home on a Sat afternoon, our stations might
play one of the very old ones. The one that Tippy became entranced with
was Mothra.. Anyone remember that...? There is a long sequence, at least 20minutes where Mothra In the larval stage fights with Godzilla (the man in the rubber suit who stamps his feet etc)-- super fakey but fun.
Well, Tippy was on her cat pole/tree and was looking out the window and the strange sounds from the soundtrack caught her attention... so she really started to watch this encounter... and esp was RAPT when Mothra bit Godzilla's tail...and he then made a huge fuss...and swung Mothra around.
She was totally absorbed in this.... It was hysterically funny. I guess animals with a TAIL can relate? It was SOOOOO Slapstick and simple...I am thinking it was simple enough for her. Tippy is the one cat that runs around looking out our windows... all the time. She is not brave outside. Windows...TV.. seems to be a similarity there. She also scratches at windows.. when she wants us to look. We have "nose prints" on all the lower panes of the windows she favors!! Also mud streaks on our storm doors.
We have an intact male who comes to court our spayed girls.. ?????
Anyway... we call him "kitty kitty" ... If we say "Where's kitty kitty??!!!" with an expectant voice... she will run around looking for him out all the windows (ours are low French type with sills). While it is funny, I do worry about her getting so intense about what is going on outside. She also keeps tabs on the other 2 cats this way, and will signal us when Sheba needs to come in. Our other cats could care less about looking out the windows..
So it is really Tippy's game!
Make one wonder sometimes ??? what goes on in THEIR heads!!!