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29th Mar 2016

Phoebe Almost Didn’t Sing About A Smelly Cat

Imagine a world without Smelly Cat?

Laura Holland

Imagine a world without Smelly Cat

It almost happened. According to the writer of the song, it nearly wasn’t a cat at all.

Betsy Borns spoke with Refinery 29 recently and revealed that Smelly Cat was originally entitled Smelly Dog, and was changed at a later date.

She based the song on her own life and her smelly dog, named ‘Gouda’, saying, “I had a really stinky, smelly dog. But it was determined that ‘cat’ was funnier.”

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Smelly Cat was first introduced to Friends in the second season during the sixth episode, “The One With The Baby On The Bus.”

From then on it became a huge part of the series and was reintroduced throughout the ten seasons.