- If you have doubts about HBO’s ‘Watchmen,’ give it more time Sunday 9:00 PM
- Video shows moment coach disarmed student of shotgun, then hugged him Sunday 7:38 PM
- Jared Leto reportedly tried to stop ‘Joker’ from happening Sunday 4:12 PM
- People are grossed out by cow insemination-themed pregnancy announcement Sunday 3:13 PM
- Major protests in Lebanon triggered by plan to tax WhatsApp calls Sunday 1:38 PM
- Frank Ocean’s $60 HIV prevention drug-themed shirts called tone-deaf Sunday 12:49 PM
- ‘Joker’ stairs latest Instagram spot; locals joke about potential robberies Sunday 10:30 AM
- PewDiePie banned in China after reacting to Winnie the Pooh memes Sunday 8:46 AM
- How to stream Cowboys vs. Eagles on Sunday Night Football Sunday 7:00 AM
- How to stream Chargers vs. Titans in Week 7 Sunday 6:00 AM
- 13 spooky romance games for adults Sunday 6:00 AM
- How to stream ‘Power’ season 6, episode 9 Sunday 5:00 AM
- How to stream Impact Wrestling’s Bound For Glory Sunday 5:00 AM
- How to stream Bills vs. Dolphins in Week 7 Sunday 4:30 AM
- How to stream Jaguars vs. Bengals in Week 7 Sunday 4:00 AM
Of all the #brand Twitter accounts, MoonPie just may hold the title of undisputed champion as the funniest and weirdest—dating back to when it gained attention for owning Hostess over a solar eclipse tweet in 2017.
MoonPie’s tweets typically have, at best, a wire thin connection to the product it actually intends to promote, which of course is exactly what makes them so delightful. (And yet, a strategy that has also proven successful in terms of sales.)
Such was the case on Tuesday evening when the account randomly tweeted, “Post a picture of your cat and I will guess its name.”
Post a picture of your cat and I will guess its name— MoonPie (@MoonPie) March 12, 2019
It terms of simple engagement, soliciting cat pictures is an easy win, and by Wednesday morning the account had over 8,000 replies. And true to their word, MoonPie got to work naming some freaking cats. Below are just a handful of some of the most clever and absurd examples.
Salvador the Incomparable— MoonPie (@MoonPie) March 13, 2019
Skepticat— MoonPie (@MoonPie) March 12, 2019
Wayne “Hoss” Bigglesby— MoonPie (@MoonPie) March 13, 2019
Cat Jr.— MoonPie (@MoonPie) March 13, 2019
Skinneth— MoonPie (@MoonPie) March 13, 2019
Chilliam— MoonPie (@MoonPie) March 13, 2019
Cat Sajak— MoonPie (@MoonPie) March 13, 2019
Someone even sneaked in Goose the Cat from Captain Marvel, which was quickly dubbed “Wind Walker.”
Wind Walker— MoonPie (@MoonPie) March 13, 2019
Weird Twitter account @Darth, recently back from a self-imposed hibernation, was extremely here for the cat naming exercise—even if they were initially reasonably incorrect in guessing that MoonPie would name every cat “MoonPie.”
by my count u are 19/19 in guessing cat names moonpie so far— darth™ (@darth) March 13, 2019
Grackle— MoonPie (@MoonPie) March 13, 2019
omfg grackle— darth™ (@darth) March 13, 2019
…and no body ever saw the photographer again https://t.co/vJ8co9kJy2— darth™ (@darth) March 12, 2019
It may seem like kind of a weird flex for the social media account of a company that makes snack pies out of graham cracker cookies filled with marshmallow and dipped in a chocolate-flavored coating to get into the business of naming cats. But, clearly, people are here for it.
Maybe the future of MoonPie is in cat treats, and it seems as if they could clearly give Greenies, Whiskas Temptations, and Purina Friskies Party Mix a run for their money.
Stacey Ritzen is a reporter and editor based in West Philadelphia with over 10 years' experience covering pop culture, web culture, entertainment, and news. You can follow her on Twitter @staceyritzen.