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Penelope Kitten Joins The Ghostbusters



Is Penelope Kitten ready for her close-up?…


Penelope Kitten is sitting at the window in her too-big khaki Ghostbusters uniform with the double orange stripes. She looks like a kitten version of these young Ghostbusters girls.


Marcy:  What are you doing, Penelope?

penelope kitten (squeaking):  waiting for the ecto-1 to arrive with my proton pack.

Marcy:  Why?

penelope kitten:  gonna be in the new all black cat ghostbusters bunch.

Marcy:  Says who?

penelope kitten:  my friends at studio goldsparkle. see?




Marcy:  That’s just a tweet supporting the movie and the All Black Cats Are Not Alike book you’re in.

penelope kitten:  no. no. they said.

Marcy:  Well, did you get a call sheet and a contract?

penelope kitten:  not yet.

Marcy:  Don’t get your hopes up. Plus, you’re a scaredy cat. You’ll get slimed.


penelope kitten:  i ain’t ‘fraid of no ghosts.

Marcy:  Yeah?

penelope kitten:  yeah.

gonna get’em with my proton pack.

pow pow pow.



Marcy:  Whatever.

Marcy stalks off as Penelope Kitten patiently resumes her lookout.

Three hours later. Marcy walks by on her way to the food dishes.

Penelope Kitten is still waiting expectantly for the Ecto-1 to deliver her proton pack.

Marcy (exasperated):  You do know that there’s no such thing as ghosts, right?

penelope kitten:  then why are there ghost busters?

Marcy shakes her head and stalks off to eat dinner.

Penelope Kitten sneaks up behind Marcy.

penelope kitten (squeaking): boo.

Marcy leaps 6 feet in the air, hisses, and races off to hide in the closet.

penelope kitten:  ha ha. #blackcatsrule

Penelope Kitten sits in her spot by the window and continues to wait for the Ecto-1 to deliver her proton pack.



*We are cat-loving feminists/humanists here at Marcy Very Much and are super stoked to have an all women Ghostbusting team of fearlessly funny comediennes.

As you know, we don’t usually get serious here on our site but… we are sick to our stomachs at all the hate and meanness and misogyny that has been coming at this movie and the actors since the cast was first announced. 

We are especially devastated that one cast member in particular – the brilliant Leslie Jones- has suffered the brunt of our humanity’s ugliness and racism. Heartbroken. Horrified. Angry. As director Paul Feig tweeted, “Any personal attacks against her are attacks against us all”. 

Twitter has finally and permanently banned the instigator of these attacks from its platform. Finally.




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  • Reply Patty July 20, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I didn’t know Leslie Jones was being trolled. That’s awful, she’s so great!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 20, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      Oh gosh. It was truly horrific what happened to her yesterday. Horrific.
      And yes – she is so great!! #LoveForLeslieJ

  • Reply Big Momma July 20, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    This is why I do not follow social media. But I do follow the news and the permanent banning of Milo Yiannopoulos is big. One perpetrator of hate has lost his forum! A small victory.
    Stay fierce, Penelope. Bust those ghosts.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 20, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      Ugh. Just seeing his name in print makes me want to vomit. And throw some punches.
      don’t worry. i’m gonna get all the meanies – whether they’re ghosts or trolls.
      squeak, penelope kitten

  • Reply TheLadyK July 20, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    I am beyond ecstatic that you made this the subject of your post today!!
    The vitriol being spewed at Leslie Jones, that she couldn’t get a dress made for the premiere (and the “excuses” given, when people wouldn’t admit that, “we don’t dress black (or any) women who dare to take up space, physically or metaphorically”… the vitriol and the campaign to shut this film down from the petty, threatened little basement-dwelling boys who couldn’t handle this movie being made in the first place… I have been LIVID about it.

    I made sure they got my money.
    I went opening weekend, and made sure I bought that ticket in advance.
    (Note: Kate McKinnon = new celeb crush)

    I love that — “why are there Ghostbusters if there aren’t ghosts?” Haha!! Sounds reasonable to me!
    You go, P-kitty!!!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 20, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      I was so upset last night. This is the third horrible thing to happen to Leslie Jones because of this movie. And this third one is beyond horrific. I hope she’s okay.
      thank u.
      gonna get’em gonna get’em gonna get’em.
      squeak, penelope kitten

  • Reply Vik July 20, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Go PK! Take care of some ? !!!!!!!!!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 20, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      will do, vik!
      squeak, your pk

  • Reply Stacey July 23, 2016 at 10:36 am

    I took my 10 year old daughter to see this movie and she loved it and I thought is was very cute and enjoyable. I loved that all of the original cast members had a decent part in the movie too. I can understand fans of the original not wanting to change it up with a girl cast but this movie really worked out well.
    I didn’t know Leslie Jones was given a hard time. Honestly, I’m not familiar with her work, but she was great.
    So, I recommend going to see this movie as fun summer entertainment.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 23, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      I love that 10 year old girls are getting to see female superheroes! And not only that – superhero comedians! Woot woot!
      squeak, penelope kitten

  • Reply Layla Morgan Wilde July 24, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Yes, to #girlpower and awesome about the book. You might be in two books coming out in October!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 24, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      LOL! I’m looking through photos of Penelope Kitten and I can’t find one that doesn’t have a bad background or is in focus! Grrrr… You would think that I’d have figured out how to take a good picture of the cats by now!
      squeak, penelope kitten

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