1. Yo man, remember that freaky robot cat from Sabrina the Teenage Witch?


2. To me that show represented the height of the family-friendly multicam sitcom's dominance on television.

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3. The Show's creators cited a concern for animal cruelty when they decided to use an animatronic puppet for the role of Salem Saberhagen


4. Looking back on it now, there's some real uncanny valley stuff, moments where the puppeteers nail it, and others... not so much

5. Such a weird mix of bad and good special effects

6. Puppets are always funnier than CG, this is known.


7. He was a former witch who was punished to live as a cat for his misdeeds


8. Our main glimpse of this was that weird flashback where Salem was in his human form and tried to start a worldwide magical coup while several followers (including Sabrina's aunt?) chanted "Witch Power"! So that's neat.

9. There's just something so goofy about this puppet born from a pre 9/11 America, that weird early 2000s period


10. This show had a level of shameless camp you don't see these days

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