With thanks to firecat, who pointed me to this work, https://granades.com/2007/05/02/loltrek/, which referenced "Cat Town." I fondly remembered Cat Town's "LE NOUVEAU BEAUJOLAIS EST ARRIVE" as part of early internet humor, probably because i recall one holiday season where my parents proudly got a case of nouveau beaujolais as a new year's gift for work colleagues (late 1970s, probably) then drank some and were horrified.
I saw some "history of LOL cats" documentary recently that was clearly written by someone who was not on the web in the early 2000s, and recalled this page fondly, but could not find it. But, HA, even though the URL isn't responding for me now, there is the wayback machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20041230064305/http://www.spatch.net/cattown/episode-nouveau.html It appears to have been posted after Dec 4 2004 and before Dec 29 2004.
Not all of the images of the Tapestry episode are collected by the internet archive. Here's a run where the images were collected:
"AND CAT TOWN IS NOT WRITTEN, IT SPRINGS FULL-FORMED FROM THE COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE INTERNET AND IS SPREAD LIKE MEMES OR FOLK MUSIC"
This is also posted at https://elainegrey.dreamwidth.org/817396.html .