“Don’t make me send in the bad cat.”

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NewAmerica

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Failed to get “Don’t make me send in the bad cat.”
(The New Yorker. Source)

Does it mean “(Better behave yourself) Don’t make me send in a bad-tempered cop (to interrogate you)"?
 
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    American English
    You have the meaning down, but they have substituted cats for cops, so it literally means the bad cat. Naturally, it's a play on good cop/bad cop.
     
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