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)
John Stephenson ...
 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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Trivia

The character Benny the Ball was voiced by Maurice Gosfield. He also played Private Duane Doberman on The Phil Silvers Show (1955), which "Top Cat" was based on. 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 »

Quotes

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 Angel: Life of the Party (2003) See more »

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Top Cat is tip top!
31 July 2004 | by (Kansas City, MO) – See all my reviews

Top Cat is another one of my favorite Hanna-Barbera cartoons! Set in the Alleys of New York, "Top Cat" tells the story of a gang of low-life cats (Choo Choo, Benny the Ball, Fancy-Fancy, Spook and Brian) 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. This is series is so funny.

User Rating: 9/10

BOTTOM LINE: HE IS THE KING, HE IS TIP TOP, TOP CAT!


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