Interestingly enough though, a poem from the 1800s by Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emily Dickinson's third cousin, twice removed -- at her request) seemed to foretell this oversight. The poem is found HERE.
This disturbing blunder was not the only blow to the career of Toonces the Driving Cat. Alas, there have been many upsetting setbacks and disappointments in the life of poor old Toonces.
Pictured at the right: Toonces landed a starring role in what was to be called Thelma and Toonces. However, he could not work with Geena Davis. Sources say that Toonces found her to be irritating and lazy. All Toonces would say publicly, though, was that he had "scheduling conflicts" with the filming of the project.
Pictured at the left: Industry insiders say that Toonces was devastated when he lost his role in Hot Tub Time Machine. Originally, the movie was going to incorporate elements of Dude, Where's My Car, and the film was to be called Dude, Where's My Hot Tub Time Machine. However, Geena Davis was one of the producers of the movie, and she cut the part of Toonces.
Pictured at the right: Actor Eric Stonestreet portrayed Toonces in a recent production of the neo-modernist play about Toonces' life entitled Nein Lives: Existence Precedes Essence. The play ran for over 1,400 performances at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway. Stonestreet is currently in negotiations with Sony Pictures Entertainment to secure the film rights for the story.