“Don’t make me send in the bad cat.”

Discussion in 'English Only' started by NewAmerica, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. NewAmerica

    NewAmerica Senior Member

    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)"?
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    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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