Why Are Movie Cat Deaths Funny But Dog Deaths Are Sad?

By Casey Chan on at

It always sucks when a pet dies in real life. But in movies? It depends on what kind of pet.

When a dog dies, it’s a touching and deeply personal moment for the character. We feel their pain. When a cat dies, it’s a hilarious joke played for laughs. Jacob T. Swinney recaps dog deaths and cat deaths in various movies like National Lampoon’s Vacation and Old Yeller to show how cats and dogs are treated differently.

Cats need love too!