Top Cat (1961–1962)

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Top Cat is the leader of a group of alley cats, always trying to cheat someone.

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Leo DeLyon ...
 Spook / ... (30 episodes, 1961-1962)
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 Officer Charlie Dibble / ... (30 episodes, 1961-1962)
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 Top Cat (30 episodes, 1961-1962)
Maurice Gosfield ...
 Benny the Ball (30 episodes, 1961-1962)
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 Choo Choo / ... (30 episodes, 1961-1962)
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 Fancy-Fancy / ... (30 episodes, 1961-1962)
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Set in the Alleys of New York, "Top Cat" tells the story of a gang of low-life cats with their charismatic Leader, Top Cat. With ability and mischief, Top Cat will always try to get rich gambling, to eat for free, or to play jokes on someone, but he is always being watched by Officer Dibble, who is very strict and fierce with them, but in fact is a friend to all of them. Written by Tato

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27 September 1961 (USA)  »

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Don Gato y su pandilla  »

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Trivia

Hanna-Barbara sold the cartoon to ABC based on a drawing of the main character. See more »

Goofs

In the opening title song "Top Cat" (seen in every episode) the waiter should be shown in front of the lunch box on the table. His torso is behind the box until Top Cat jumps up and runs for the taxi. At that point the waiter "pops" fully in front of the lunch box. This was related by Arnold Stang on the DVD commentary and he was very annoyed (even years later!) that the studio would let such an error occur every week. See more »

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Professor Zimbach: [admiring a contemporary painting] This man has artistic temperament, like Van Gogh. You know, the painter who cut off his ear and sent it to his girlfriend.
Top Cat: Oh, yeah, to ask her why he hadn't heard from her.
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Referenced in The Mint: Episode #1.50 (2006) See more »

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Wonderful comedians with one-of-a-kind voices
18 November 2005 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

A little trivia. You can see Arnold Stang (Top Cat) and Marvin Kaplan (Choo Choo) together as a hilarious duo in the classic comedy "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" 1963. They play the hapless gas station owners that take on the crazy Jonathan Winters' character, a truly funny highlight in a movie that is filled with great comedy. They make such an absolutely wonderful team that I wonder why they never got paired up again; except that it might have been feared that they would steal the show. I can't recommend their scenes and the entire movie enough. Marvin Kaplan was also on a half dozen episodes of the TV show "Becker" as a returning patient, Mr Gordon. It's funny just hearing these voices.


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