10 Crazy Cat Ladies in Movies and TV, From ‘Alien’ to ‘The Office’ (Photos)

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You know the type. Lonely old woman, cluttered household, sheltered from society, with her only friends in the world her numerous cats roaming around her house. It’s the “crazy cat lady.” Weirdly, it’s not a pop culture character trope for men, even though they’re often as obsessed with cats too! Just look at the James Bond villain Blofeld, Don Corleone or Robert De Niro in “Meet the Parents.” Still, the crazy cat lady stereotype persists, often with hilarious results. And because June is the National Adopt-a-Cat Month, we decided to look at some of the most famous crazy cat ladies in movies and TV. It’s about to get furry.

Crazy Cat Lady – “The Simpsons”

“The Simpsons'” crazy cat lady, simply named as such, is the perfect embodiment of this character trope, a delusional hermit who’s only real characteristic is that she has dozens of cats she can hurl at onlookers. She first appeared on “The Simpsons” in the 1998 episode “Girly Edition,” where Lisa’s attempt to do a human interest news story to match up with Bart’s ended poorly. “The Simpsons” eventually gave the crazy cat lady a backstory, and fun fact, her real name is Dr. Eleanor Abernathy.

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