Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Meerkat Manor: The Death of Flower
tvguide.com ^ | Sep 29, 2007 | SoapParody

Posted on 09/29/2007 4:32:08 PM PDT by grundle

I felt silly crying over an animal I didn't even like. She was a mean little sucker. She secretly moved the entire clan away and left behind her pregnant daughter, Mozart, to fend for herself. Recently, she may have cheated on her loyal mate, Zaphod, with Zappa male, Houdini, who had knocked up three of her daughters, Rocket Dog, Daisy and Mabeline, as well.

For the last couple of weeks Animal Planet has been doing a promo that on the September 28 episode the manor would be changed forever. You know how promos exaggerate things, so I thought it would turn out to big no big deal.

Early in the episode Flower gave birth to her latest litter of pups and caught the Zappas encroaching on the Whiskers land and a fight broke out. During the battle, Zappa pup, Axle, was left behind. Flower's son, Mitch found him and brought him to flower. And in very un-Flower-like behavior, she decided to bring him into the Whisker clan.

Someone has a very warped sense of humor when it comes to naming some of the meerkats in the Zappa clan. The former leader was named Frank. As in, Frank Zappa. And two of the Zappa pups were named Axle and Rose. As in Axl Rose.

Anyway, after that, you thought that was the big event to change the face of Meerkat Manor, forever. It wasn't. And for once the promos weren't exaggerating things out of proportion.

On the way back home the Whiskers had to do battle with a cobra. They seemingly won, but the cobra ended up crawling inside the burrow where Flower's pups were. The Whiskers smelled the scent of the cobra and went into battle-mode in an attempt to save Flower's pups. Flower lead the charge inside the burrow.

Afterwards, narrotor Sean Astin announced that during the battle Flower had received a fatal cobra bite to the head during the battle and died. She gave her life saving her pups, as they emerged from the burrow for the first time. One of them was a girl named, Liz.

I guess what made it so shocking is that no matter what the odds Flower always came out the winner. You, well at least me, never thought that Flower would come out on the losing end of this battle. And right after she showed a rare show of compassion to the Zappa pup, when in the time I've been watching the show [I started watching in the middle of last season] I've rarely, if ever, seen her show any compassion for anyone, least of all her offspring.

It's actually been a pretty brutal season so far and the season is only a few weeks old. Mozart joined the Starsky group which was headed by Carlos, who impregnated her. And it seemed she was poised to finally become dominant female of her own group, but her half-sister Kinkajou, was also pregnant by Carlos, and after Mozart gave birth and went looking for some food for her pups, Kinky @#$@# snuck into the burrow and killed Mozart's pups and became dominant female of the Starsky clan. If that wasn't enough, Carlos had a wound on his face that was infected and he died from the infection with a loyal Mozart at his side. Flowers pups from an earlier litter, Len and Squiggy [Lenny and Squiggy, anyone?] met deadly fates, as well. Len was killed by a predator and Squiggy [who was born with a malformed paw] was left out in the desert to die when he couldn't keep up with the rest of the group.

This show is the true meaning of reality television and it really makes all the so-called reality shows on TV look pretty pathetic in comparison.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 09/29/2007 4:32:11 PM PDT by grundle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: grundle
Flower died? Oh no!!

She was a good mom and clan leader. Who will lead the Whiskers now?

2 posted on 09/29/2007 4:36:38 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blam

The new leader will be Rocket Dog, Flower’s oledest daughter.


3 posted on 09/29/2007 4:44:32 PM PDT by grundle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: blam

Did not get to see that episode. This is such an addictive show. Will miss flower as she has been my very favorite meerkat.


4 posted on 09/29/2007 4:48:57 PM PDT by tob2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: blam; grundle
Rocket Dog was a good leader while the tribe was separated and would be a good choice to take over as leader!

With Mitch carrying Axel, Axel might have had some scent from Mitch so Flower accepted him.

5 posted on 09/29/2007 4:50:18 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: grundle
"The new leader will be Rocket Dog, Flower’s oledest daughter."

I don't know Rocket Dog...never even heard of her.

6 posted on 09/29/2007 4:50:37 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: grundle
I read a while ago that the producers tried to pull a switch a couple of seasons ago. One of the character (Shakespeare) died, and they named another one of the Mercats Shakespeare, but the audience knew the differences and raised hell. Bet the realized that when Flower died they had to fess up.

I have only watched a couple of times, but it is an addicting show.(As if I needed more addictions).

7 posted on 09/29/2007 4:56:18 PM PDT by Lokibob (Some people are like slinkys. Useless, but if you throw them down the stairs, you smile.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

There's always Zaphod.

8 posted on 09/29/2007 5:02:38 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

what the heck is the name of the show?


9 posted on 09/29/2007 5:12:09 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

If these things are related to mongooses, why do they seem to have so much trouble with snakes??


10 posted on 09/29/2007 5:12:22 PM PDT by damondonion
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RDTF

The show is called “Meerkat Manor.” It airs on the Animal Planet TV channel. New episodes air Friday at 8:30 P.M. eastern time.


11 posted on 09/29/2007 5:17:48 PM PDT by grundle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: RDTF

Meercat Manor and check out the URL below.

http://animal.discovery.com/fansites/meerkat/about/about.html


12 posted on 09/29/2007 5:18:31 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: damondonion

In this particular incident, the snake was inside their underground burrow. But usually, when there’s a confontation above ground, the meerkats are successful at defneding themselves.


13 posted on 09/29/2007 5:19:49 PM PDT by grundle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran; grundle

thanks - I never heard of it until now


14 posted on 09/29/2007 9:06:36 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: grundle
and this is why I do not watch animal shows. I see enough death on the roads I have to travel. And, it makes me hate.... I am an animal lover. All animals (except spiders, snakes, and giant flying 'R' words. You know what I mean ;) I hate to see any animal die, and this is why I don't watch 'animal' shows.
15 posted on 09/29/2007 9:07:54 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Rocket Dog was a good leader

They are cool shoes, too.

16 posted on 09/30/2007 7:59:52 AM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: teenyelliott

Cool shoes?
Never heard of them!


17 posted on 09/30/2007 8:20:26 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: grundle
That's sad news. I love meercats. Now I wish I had a TV, so I could watch this show. ;-(


18 posted on 10/01/2007 2:49:04 AM PDT by Daffynition (The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle
Hi,
I’m new to the forum. I was curious as to how others took Flowers death. Shook my husband out of a dead sleep while watching the show late one night. I swear I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears. Astin was talking so non-chalantly I thought...nahhhhh, they wouldn’t kill of little Flower. Well, hehehelll if she isn’t dead,eh? They become so human it’s hard to believe there’s no control over what happens to them. I think you hit it on the head with, “This is the ultimate reality show”. She made me mad, laugh, proud, and now heart-broken. My hope is poor Mozart might somehow find her way to head of the Whiskers. I know it’s a real long shot but...hey, stranger things have happened on the show.
19 posted on 10/01/2007 12:56:05 PM PDT by xfiler2 (The Truth Is Out There)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xfiler2

My husband is a Marine & he teared up about it. I heard him yell “OH NO!!!!” from the next room & found out what had happened.

What a shame. Meerkats are just fascinating to watch.


20 posted on 10/01/2007 1:05:09 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: xfiler2

Yes - it sure is a great show. By the way, I’m not the author of that article. I just posted it. But I do agree with the author that it is the ultimate reality show.


21 posted on 10/01/2007 3:10:51 PM PDT by grundle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: grundle

There is another shocking death yet to come. I will not say who, but you can find out for your self by searching Meerkat Manor on Wikipedia. It list the meerkats and a brief life story.


22 posted on 10/15/2007 11:50:03 AM PDT by bs1234
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Apple Blossom

ping


23 posted on 10/15/2007 11:51:35 AM PDT by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grundle

Dang!
I liked Flower-— I didn’t watch the show often, but when I did, I couldn’t turn it off.


24 posted on 10/15/2007 11:58:37 AM PDT by najida (Just call me a chicken rancher :))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bs1234

I know. I had already read about it. Thanks.


25 posted on 10/15/2007 9:43:52 PM PDT by grundle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: najida

Yep - it’s a great show.


26 posted on 10/15/2007 9:44:51 PM PDT by grundle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: grundle

I totally agree. Meerkat Manor is truly one of the best, if not the best reality shows on TV. I’m not a big fan of reality shows, because I feel society has gotten to the point that we have nothing better to do than to watch someone go about their supposed daily routine of living. To me, it has diminished the creativity of writers. But Meerkat Manor is a clever and very educational media creation. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that all that has happened in episodes were naturally filmed, because the drama that ensues follows along the characteristics of soap operas and I think it’s in the lack of intervention from the makers and researchers of this show that really make the “drama”, because it’s so heart wrenching when you watch a favorite meerkat die.


27 posted on 10/28/2007 12:14:57 AM PDT by meerkatfan (True reality TV...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: meerkatfan

Yes - it’s quite sad when they die. There were so many deaths this season, too.


28 posted on 10/28/2007 5:05:04 AM PDT by grundle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson