Ask your mum or maybe your grandmother if they know about the infamous Salem Saberhagen from Sabrina, and it might make them smile a bit or laugh. As you may or may not know, Salem is a black cat from Sabrina the Teenage Witch show that was on air first on 1970’s as an animated cartoon to the most recent and darkest one in Netflix. They have made various renditions and edits, but the most iconic Salem would be from the 1990’s one – with the one liner and sarcastic replies.
Salem has become a traditional meme, if you recall a cat GIF wherein he sassily cleans his nails, that’s him. His reign of one liner has made it even to this year – making waves in chatrooms and even back to the media! One of his iconic blurts would be: Curse my sarcastic nature!
Aside from his fame in social medias and gag sites, Salem has become an influence to most artworks, jokes, as well as in life! His self respect is pretty high – something that should be applied in most things – and the hidden love and respect he has for his housemates is actually genuine. While Salem might be the epitome of sarcasm and cattitude, he is actually a decent being that you can learn from.
He might have started as a criminal – yes he was a guerilla leader who wanted to take over the world, but it has transformed him into something more understanding with Sabrina. He has become more understanding with her and helped her with something she’s curious of something or wants to ask for advice. He might be sarcastic most of the time, but he is a caring cat.
From motivating one liners to being lazy, you might even go as far as saying that he’s a relatable feline. He always tease someone when they’ve discovered something interesting from them (take for instance when he read Sabrina’s diary at some point) or being continually hungry throughout the day. His favourite word is no and most of the time he is lazy – something that most people want to do on their downtime. Salem-ing should be a thing!
Aside from the sarcastic nature and the melodramatic reactions, Salem has always been viewed upon as a cute and cuddly cat. It has turned into a symbol of Halloween and horror, and at the same time, became an icon for goths and sometimes for harajuku fashion items. Salem is one of the probable reasons why some girls find charm with a black cat despite the accursed rumours about cats and their bad luck.
While you don’t have a real life Salem beside you making iconic one liners and sarcastic replies, you can expect the same thing from your cats – they might be usually aloof and cold when you need them, but they are actually caring creatures. So maybe your investment for cat trees and cat outfits are not in vain after all!