Are you ready for more spaghetti-eating cats? - VIDEO
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, here's the skinny. During a segment on binge drinking on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, the show suddenly - and without any explanation at all - switched to a picture of a cat seated at a table eating a plate of pasta. The cat wasn't on the show and they never said why it happened. But now a spokesman for the show has explained what happened. It wasn't a technical glitch or similar error, it was actually done on purpose! The woman talking about binge drinking said something shouldn't have said, so instead of using the usual "bleep" the show went to this picture of a spaghetti-eating cat. If you watch the clip after hearing this explanation you can actually tell that's what happened, because the audio drops out too and when they come back co-host Juliet has a half-smile/half grimace on her face, as if something bad was just uttered.
This could start a trend. Instead of bleeping shows could show a picture of something to symbolize the bleeping. This wouldn't work on Jerry Springer (the videos would be coming fast and furious), but using it every once and a while could be good.
Here at TV Squad we're going to start using this picture instead of swearing: