The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss – Thug Notes Summary & Analysis

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Sup y’all? This week we tearin sh*t
up with The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. Mama’s dun peaced outta da crib, and
since it’s pourin ballz outside, Sally and her bro are all alone wit nuthin to do. BOOOOORING. Then, BUMP BUMP. “Man who da f*ck
knockin at my– OH SH*T!” Well I’ll be damned, it’s a cat
rockin a big-ass hat. Dat cat like “Listen up churrin, it’s time for a HOUSE
PARTY!” “HOLD UP– there won’t be no cats ragin
up in dis HOUSE” “Psh hop off my nuts fish. I’m a stack
you like I stack change, b*tch!” Da Cat keep goin hard, tearin shit up, while
dat fish just won’t stop hatin. Then, da Cat whip out a giant red box with two hoods
stuffed inside named Thang 1 and Thang 2. Deez blue-haired bruthas take it next level when they fly kites in da house and mess wit mama’s threadz when– “Oh, sh*t! Break yourselve’s fool! Mama comin home!” “Don’t trip, fish-daddy” say the Cat.
“I got a swag ride dat pick up errything real quick like nuthin eva happened.”
kling klang kling klang. Hell yeah! When mama come home, errything all
tidy like it was befo. She ask: “What y’all lil’ shits do today?”
Hmm. What would you say? Now Dr. Seuss was bout as legit a doctor as Dre.
Matta fact, Seuss ain’t even his real name. It’s Theodore Geisel. And according to some of his homies, dis bruh wasn’t too different from da Cat in the Hat. Just like da Cat who always tossin
shit round, ragin hardcore, and makin a damn mess, Geisel was sick and tired of society
tryna keep everyone in line and actin like a bunch of tight-ass scrubs. I mean da Cat pretty much cruise up on dat spot wit one hand in the air and one on his nuts sayin: “Rules are for b*tches. Do yo own thang.” And the most subversive part
of this thang is the ending: “Should we tell her about it?
Now, what we do? Well…
What would you do
If your mother asked you?” Look at this shit– the narrator
actin like there’s a difference between what he SHOULD do and what he GONNA do.
You just know these kids bout to lie they asses off. Don’t even front, man. If you were
a little kid, you’d do the same damn thing. Dat playa-hatin fish reppin da part of society dat always wanna keep you on the straight and narrow. Some even say he connected to Puritan morality. Others say that’s da whole reason he is a fish:
cuz he lookin like dat Christian symbol you see on da back of hoopties all da time. And dat ain’t da only Christian symbol up in here, playboy. Afta da Cat drop in at da crib, he start stackin’ some shit and balancing it like a G:
a fish, a cup, a book… I could go on playa. If you keepin
it straight gangsta, you might see deez objects as religious symbols. Da fish=Christ, da
cup=the Holy Grail, and da book representin da Bible. He keeps stackin and stackin but
eventually it all hit the flo. Maybe it symbolizin dat society gonna fall to shit
if we keep tryin to keep things too tied up. Or maybe it tryna tell us dat erry once in
a while, we gotta forget da rules, get a little crunk, and let dat beastly side RAGE. Cuz
if we don’t, then shit really gonna fall apart. Naw I’m sayin? I hope you learned something today, young bloods. I wanna know what you guys think about this episode. If you wanna see mo stuff like this, click on dat nasty-ass green eggs and ham. If not, click on Dostoevsky’s miserable mug. Lemme know. We’re always listening
to requests and tryna get em all. So be sure to vote, thanks for watching, and I’ll
see y’all next time. Peace.

 

100 Responses

  1. Inareth

    August 2, 2017 6:08 am

    I feel the need to point out that there is more meat here for summary and analysis both than there was in 50 Shades. Amused.

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  2. David Warn

    October 11, 2017 6:13 pm

    Thug Notes are awesome. I actually use them as a review/discussion tool with my 12th grade language arts classes. The only major texts I use that don't currently have Thug Notes are the plays A Doll's House and Pygmalion, so those are my requests, PLEASE!!!!

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  3. TheGasPowered JohnnyJohn

    October 21, 2017 10:43 pm

    He grabbed a very short book and got more information on it then I was able to get for my report on Lord of the flies… Fuck. My. Life.

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  4. Look Now

    October 22, 2017 7:58 pm

    Your interpretation of this book was better than that disappointment of a Mike Myers movie…and I love Mike Myers.

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  5. Jarod Farrant

    November 6, 2017 12:22 am

    Mom”what did you sh#$ do today, well what would you do if your mother ask you. I would say we just read.

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  6. Wide Eyed

    November 18, 2017 5:38 pm

    I thought the cat in the hat was a metaphor for the human mind where the cat is the id the kids are the ego and the fish is the super ego

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  7. Courtney Woodbury

    November 20, 2017 12:22 am

    Why bother lying? "So what did you kids do today?"
    "This human sized cat wearing a hat came in, messed up the house and did crazy things til you were about to come home then he used his car to clean the place up in seconds. Oh, and the fish was talking too."
    "Uh…that's…that's very nice dears. I'm glad you had fun."

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  8. Scarlett Terry

    December 9, 2017 3:10 am

    When I was a kid and the book was at the end and the kids asked "should we tell her about It now what should we do well what would you do if your mother asked you" I always thought I wouldn't tell now that I'm grown I think I would tell just because nobody would believe me but I wouldn't tell it like I thought it actually happened I would presented as a dream or take dr. Seuss' route and just make a book out of it

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  9. michael g

    December 25, 2017 5:28 pm

    I got one for you, my well read thug. Newberry winner MANIAC MAGEE by Jerry Spinelli. My favorite writer of pubescent literature.

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  10. FrankLightheart

    December 30, 2017 10:22 pm

    I think it's great you're reviewing comics and kids picture books along with ancient classics.
    I just goes to show that art can come from all kinds of sources.

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  11. Jonathan Morris

    February 13, 2018 4:20 am

    I Like it. I don't usually comment but I watch this channel every day and thug notes is by far my favorite. I think analysing the stories we tell the kids is important. Some of of us are parents. Some of us will become parents. I'm not a parent personally, but I think everyone would like to see the next generation to be shaped by stories that don't express ideas we need to leave behind like racism or sexism. And do express ideas we can all generally get behind… like… nazis are bad. I'd also like to say the video on do quihote was by far my favorite!

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  12. House of Ram

    April 7, 2018 3:07 am

    I read somewhere that it was actually about a relative molesting the children when the mother is out, and that's why the kids are confuse and scare to decide whether they can't talk or not

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  13. Elijah Pierre-Toussaint

    May 30, 2018 2:33 am

    I couldn't get past the first minute, of the video and I'm already dying laughing

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  14. Robert Carroll

    June 1, 2018 10:51 pm

    Please consider doing The Conspiracy Against the Human Race by Thomas Ligotti. Great analysis of The Cat in the Hat, btw.

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  15. Me and You Hello

    July 9, 2018 3:19 am

    there is more to "the cat in the hat" video movie online – id like a breakdown of that , thanks for the video

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  16. Lorraine James

    February 23, 2019 12:01 pm

    I should’ve known Dr. Seuss couldn’t just be simply about a feline wearing human articles and influencing kids. Now I’ll be thinking about this for the rest of my life. Love these thug notes! 📝

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  17. Lion Rose Music

    May 29, 2019 3:38 pm

    Believers are the salt and light of the world.
    The fish 🐠 I think are the legalistic Pharisees

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