Meet the Puppies of the Puppy Bowl


AW, YES!
YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS? IT’S TIME FOR “KITTY TAILGATE,”
YOUR GO-TO PLACE TO FIND OUT EVERYTHING THERE IS TO KNOW
ABOUT PUPPY BOWL XV. SO, GATHER ‘ROUND YOUR PETS
AND TRY TO CONVINCE THEM TO LOOK AT MY PRETTY FACE, BECAUSE THIS SHOW IS AS MUCH
FOR THEM AS IT IS FOR YOU. ♪♪ ♪♪ I’M YOUR HOST, MORGAN EVANS, AND I’M A HUGE FAN
OF PUPPY BOWL. I’VE BEEN WATCHING
SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING, AND I’M SO STOKED
TO BE A PART OF THIS. THIS IS MY COHOST, RALPH,
AND HE’S A CAT. YOU GO, BOY.
YOU GO LIVE YOUR LIFE. WORKING WITH ANIMALS FOR TV
AIN’T EASY. TAKE RALPH, FOR INSTANCE. THIS GUY’S IN MAKEUP
FOR FIVE HOURS EVERY MORNING. OUR “KITTY TAILGATE”
CORESPONDENT AMANDA McCALL MET UP WITH
THE WOMAN RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING ALL
THE PUPPER ATHLETES ON CAMERA. LET’S CHECK IT OUT. ♪♪ [ DOG BARKS ] HEY, I’M AMANDA,
AND WE’RE BACKSTAGE AT THE PUPPY BOWL
REHEARSALS WITH THE TRAINER
OF ALL THE PUPPIES. CAN YOU TELL US YOUR NAME?
I AM VICTORIA SCHADE, AND THIS IS
MY 12th PUPPY BOWL. SO, CAN YOU TELL ME A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT WHAT YOU DO? WHAT’S THE SORT OF MOST BASIC
THING THAT YOU TEACH THESE — LIKE, WHAT DO THEY HAVE
TO MASTER IN ORDER TO
GET TO THE PUPPY BOWL? WELL, THEY DON’T HAVE TO
MASTER ANYTHING, THANKFULLY. SO, THESE ARE ALL ROOKIES. MY JOB IS TO COAX PERFORMANCES
OUT OF UNTRAINED DOGS. MOST OF THEM COME HERE REALLY
NOT KNOWING HOW TO DO ANYTHING. AFTER THE GAME,
WHAT IS THE VIBE? ARE THEY IN A HIGH STATE,
OR HOW DO THEY FEEL? THERE ARE SOME EGOS
THAT HAPPEN, ‘CAUSE USUALLY, YEAH,
THERE’S USUALLY ONE OR TWO DOGS THAT SCORE THE MOST, AND WE START TO SEE A LITTLE
BIT OF, LIKE, ASCENDED BEHAVIOR. BUT THEY EARNED IT. MVPs.
MVPs, YEAH. OR VIPs —
VERY IMPORTANT PUPPIES. THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR TALKING TO US, AND THANK YOU
FOR DOING THIS. YOU’VE DONE AMAZING WORK
FOR 12 YEARS. THANK YOU. IT’S A BLAST.
THAT’S A LOT OF PUPPIES. IT’S A LOT OF PEE.
I’M LUCKY. ALL RIGHT.
THANKS SO MUCH. Man: EVERYBODY READY?
Man #2: ROLLING. CHIHUAHUA ON GREEN SCREEN! ♪♪ ♪♪ [ DOG WHINES ] ♪♪ CUT. AND NOW IT’S TIME FOR
A REALLY FUN PART OF THE SHOW, WHERE WE GET TO WATCH SOMETHING THAT DOESN’T TAKE PLACE
IN THIS LITTLE AREA. THANKS, MORGAN.
IT’S ME, TIM MAHONEY, THE LEAST FAMOUS PERSON
TO EVER BE ON CAMERA, AND I’M HERE TO FIGURE OUT
WHICH IS BETTER — CATS OR DOGS. LET’S SETTLE IT. EXCUSE ME. DO YOU LIKE CATS
OR DOGS MORE? DOGS.
SHE LIKES DOGS MORE. PUT IT ON THE BOARD. DOGS OR CATS?
CATS. I’M GONNA SAY DOGS. SOMETIMES I DON’T WANT TO WORK
TO EARN SOMETHING’S LOVE. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
IT’S LIKE ME AND MY DAD. YEAH, RIGHT?
YEAH. LIKE, JUST LOVE ME FOR ME,
RIGHT? EXACTLY, YEAH.
IT’S LIKE A DAD. IT’S LIKE A DAD. CAN I ASK IF YOU LIKE
CATS OR DOGS MORE? DOGS.
CATS. I MEAN, I WAS TEAM CAT,
BUT NOW I’M TEAM DOG. YOU HAVE BEAUTIFUL EYES,
SO ANYTHING YOU SAY, I’M JUST AGREEING
WITH YOU. WHATEVER.
YOUR EYES ARE GREAT, TOO. EXCUSE ME, SIR.
DO YOU LIKE CATS OR DOGS MORE? I LIKE DOGS.
DOGS. I FEEL THIS IS UNFAIR,
‘CAUSE WE’RE AT A DOG PARK. WHAT ABOUT A CAT SO GOOD
IT’S BASICALLY A DOG? THERE’S NO CAT GOOD ENOUGH
TO BE A DOG. OKAY. DOGS OR CATS?
DOGS! CATS.
DOGS. DOGS.
DOGS. SO, WHICH ONE
LIKED CATS? HOW ARE YOU GUYS FRIENDS? WE’RE REALLY ACCEPTING
AS A GROUP. SO, WHERE ARE WE GOING?
BACK TO CLASS, ACTUALLY. OH, BACK TO CLASS?
COOL. GOD, DON’T YOU GUYS
HATE PROFESSOR SLUBS? OKAY, QUICK —
DOGS OR CATS? DOGS.
DOGS. CATS OR DOGS?
CATS. DOGS.
BOOM. THAT’S, UH,
SOME “LOONEY TUNES” STUFF. WHAT DO YOU LIKE
ABOUT DOGS? THERAPY.
THERAPY? YEAH. YEAH.
THERAPY DOGS? DO YOU ACTUALLY
USE A THERAPY DOG? I DO, ACTUALLY, AT HOME.
HER NAME’S DENALI. DENALI.
SHOUT-OUT TO DENALI. WELL, THAT WAS A CLOSE ONE,
BUT SORRY, CATS, DOGS WON. THAT WAS “RUFF” ONE.
GET IT? RUFF, LIKE DOGS?
ANYWAYS, I’M OUT OF HERE. ♪♪ SO, I’M GONNA GIVE YOU GUYS
AN AWARD TODAY. IT’S GOING TO BE FOR BEST HAIR. IT’S AMAZING, IT’S
FASHION-FORWARD, AND I LOVE IT. [ APPLAUSE ] WELL, WHILE I HAVE MY GLASS
OF MILK OF MAGNESIA, IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO ENJOY A
MOMENT FROM PUPPY BOWL HISTORY. I’M BEING OLD AS A JOKE. ROLL THE CLIP, DANVERS. ♪♪ Announcer: IT’S
THE CRèME DE LA CRèME OF CANINES HERE AT THE WORLD’S
FIRST PUPPY BOWL. TRADING IN THEIR DUST BOWLS
FOR PUPPY ONES, THESE FANS ARE UNMARRED
BY THE GREAT DEPRESSION. THEY’VE TURNED OUT IN DROVES
TO FORGET THE HORRORS BACK HOME AND ENJOY THE ADORABLE PUPPERS. I CAN’T EMPHASIZE ENOUGH HOW
HORRIBLE THINGS ARE BACK HOME. CAN TEAM RUFF
OVERTAKE TEAM FLUFF? ONLY TIME WILL TELL
IN PUPPY BOWL I! ♪♪ BEAR, WE’RE GONNA HAVE A STARING
CONTEST ON THE COUNT OF 3, OKAY? 1, 2, 3. I WON.
I BEAT YOU. Cat: YOU COME TO ME ON THE DAY
OF OUR DAUGHTER’S WEDDING ASKING ME FOR A FAVOR, MAMA? HOW CAN I REFUSE? I THINK — WHOA. BIRD.
I’M SORRY. I GOT DISTRACTED.
I SAW A BIRD. THERE WAS A BIRD OUTSIDE. GET OUT OF HERE, MAMA.
I’M GONNA WATCH THE PUPPY BOWL. ♪♪ HI, EVERYONE.
I’M AMANDA McCALL, AND I’M HERE WITH CLARA
FROM TEAM FLUFF. ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE GAME? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?
YOU SEEM INCREDIBLY EXCITED. PIXIE, I KNOW YOU’RE
A COMPETITIVE PLAYER.
EVERYONE KNOWS THAT. YOU’RE FAMOUS FOR BEING, YOU
KNOW, INCREDIBLY COMPETITIVE. HOW DO YOU GET
INTO YOUR OPPONENT’S HEAD? DO THEY CALL YOU FIREWORK
BECAUSE OF YOUR EXPLOSIVE PLAYS, OR IS IT, LIKE,
A KATY PERRY REFERENCE? I KNOW THAT
IT’S NOT THIS DOG’S FAULT, BUT IT’S APPALLINGLY CUTE. ZIGGY, IS THERE ANYTHING
YOU WANT TO TELL US, ANYTHING SCANDALOUS
THAT HAPPENS BEHIND THE SCENES? KUDOS ON YOUR SILENCE. WHAT HAPPENS AT PUPPY BOWL
BACKSTAGE STAYS IN PUPPY BOWL. I RESPECT THAT. DO YOU HAVE
ANY PRE-GAME RITUALS? ANYTHING YOU DO TO SORT OF
PSYCH YOURSELF UP? LIKE, DO YOU LISTEN TO MUSIC? IT’S LIKE PUTTING YOUR HAND INTO
A CLOUD THAT ATE A MARSHMALLOW. IT’S JUST, LIKE, BLEH SOFT. A LOT OF PEOPLE CARBO LOAD
BEFORE A BIG GAME, PIXIE. IS THAT YOUR THING?
PASTA, PIZZA? NO, JUST DOG FOOD? I-I LOVE BEING HERE, BUT, LIKE,
I DON’T DESERVE THIS. I DON’T DESERVE YOU. IT SEEMS LIKE
YOU’RE EASILY DISTRACTED. I’M HOPING THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN
ON THE FIELD, FIREWORK. I KNOW YOU DO A LOT OF RUNNING,
BUT ANY SPECIFIC TIPS THAT YOU HAVE
IN TERMS OF TRAINING? ANYTHING THAT REALLY GETS
THESE BICEPS BUSTIN’? I THINK HE’S ASLEEP AGAIN,
WHICH HONESTLY MAKES ME WONDER WHETHER IT’S ME,
MAYBE NOT THE DOGS. I TEND TO HAVE THIS EFFECT
ON PEOPLE, TOO. HEY, GOOD FOR YOU. WELL, THAT’S IT FOR US OVER HERE
AT THE KITTY TAILGATE. BUT DON’T FORGET, THE PUPPY BOWL
IS ONLY A FEW SHORT DAYS AWAY. SAY BYE, RALPH. [ RALPH SNORES ] RALPH? SAY GOODBYE, RALPH. [ SNORING CONTINUES ] I’M TRYING TO TEACH HIM TO TALK. ♪♪ STREAM PUPPY BOWL XV LIVE,
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd, AT 3:00 P.M.
ON ANIMAL PLANET GO.

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