Although it had been posted before, the image came to prominence on February 7, 2011 in LMAO Pics V.76, when kubakabana posted the image. hgncommand then quoted the post and wrote "That cat." The name stuck and was used several times over the next page of the thread. That Cat is still often posted in LMAO Pics, and after careful scientific study V.92 of the thread was branded "6.9% That Cat."
Posting That Cat is allowed without punishment as of March 6, 2018.
- Know Your Meme - Get Out Frog / Frogout / Me Obrigue [external link]: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/get-out-frog-frogout-me-obrigue
- Fast Threads - "LMAO Pics V. 76: Idiot Man-Babies Arguing About Thread Titles" (post #717): https://facepunch.com/threads/1057117?p=27918156#post27918156
- Know Your Meme - That Cat [external link]: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/that-cat
- General Discussion - "LMAO Pics V. How have we gone 30 minutes without this thread being recreated" (post #1309): https://facepunch.com/threads/1594403?p=53181394#post53181394