"The Cat and the Canary" title is referenced in John Willard
's source play where wealthy eccentric Cyrus West says of his family members, "I have watched my wealth as if they were cats, and I -- a canary". See more
Good evening, leeches. Take your places. As you know, I am Cyrus West. Now first of all, let me tell you, you're all a bunch of bastards. I know, I know the people you came from. They're all a bunch of bastards. Yes, your fathers, your mothers, your uncles, your aunts, your nephews, your nieces, your sons, your daughters, not to mention a cartload of cousins. All a bunch of bastards except, of course, Mew Mew, and perhaps one or two others.