The name of the video came from a banner near the San Francisco county fair building in Golden Gate Park.
The ceiling was dripping with cooking grease; it appeared to have ceiling measles.
One young kitten was particularly sweet and enjoyed the attention of the camera.
The nuclear cat family, happily enjoying a meal together. The nasty, mean, nearly-feral male was the white cat with brownish yellow spots on the right side.
"Cat Show Today" was taped in a near-basement apartment in my apartment building in 1991 (possibly 1990?) when a neighbor I barely knew (who is since deceased) asked me to take care of his cats when he returned to the Great Plains for a trip to visit family. He "straightened up" his apartment, but clothing, cigarette butts, and kitty poop were strewn all over and the smell of very old cat urine and feces was intense. Fleas attacked my legs regularly when I entered the place. Grease splatterings were all over the ceiling, and an ancient spider web, long abandoned, filled the kitchen sink.
The nuclear family of cats, save one, were nice. The father, the lone exception, who was awfully feral, was vicious. The mother and two kittens were always glad to see me, and knew it meant more of the Whiskas that I'd dutifully serve them.
The original soundtrack was made possible by Fauré's "Pavane," a number of ersatz mewing kitties, and an interview with a five-year-old video maker on the then-broadcast Arsenio Hall television show. The startup sound on this page is a facsimile, minus Arsenio.
Videos with an asterisk (*) are available for viewing courtesy of the Internet Archive.
►Cat Show Today (1991)
The Detaxilification of Quemalt Aite (1992)
(sketched out: never produced)
The Last Time Dennis Saw Iowa (2005)
(see also: "Red Meat and Red Jell-O")
Sturm in der Deutschstunde (1992)
A Tour of San Francisco (1987)
(the very first "movie")