What’s notable here is how McKinnon’s posture, body language, and tone of voice all change drastically when she starts talking about her cat or about cats in general. The character she plays in the “Whiskers” sketches is clearly very close to McKinnon’s own, real personality, maybe more so than any of her other roles. This is a woman who wears the “crazy cat lady” badge with pride. Even Ellen DeGeneres seems overwhelmed by McKinnon’s devotion to Nino. Maybe the greatest, strangest conversation here is between McKinnon and film critic Peter Travers, who talks about his own cat, Mrs. Pants. These two are like devoted converts to a very odd and highly specialized religion.