Remembering Toonces the Cat


I happened across this picture of a cat driving a car and it reminded me of Toonces. Remember him? He was the cat on Saturday Night Live that drove a car and always wound up going off a cliff.

The first Toonces skit was aired on May 20th, 1989, and featured Steve Martin as Toonces’ owner. Toonces was always shown driving the car, but it never ended well. But it didn’t matter as Toonces always eventually showed up again in another episode, drove the car and went off the cliff.

This sort of reminds me of Congress. Doing things that always end up in them driving off a cliff, generally with our money! But never fear, they’re always back at it, finding bigger and “better” ways to spend the taxpayers’ money.