Top Cat (1961–1962)
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Hawaii Here We Come 

Benny the Ball wins a trip to Hawaii, bringing the gang along with him. However, mayhem ensues when they cross paths with a suitcase of money, its criminal owner, and Officer Dibble.



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Episode credited cast:
Spook / Brain (voice) (as Leo De Lyon)
Maurice Gosfield ...
Benny the Ball (voice)
Officer Dibble (voice)
Choo Choo (voice)
Don Messick ...
Boarding Representative / Crook (voice)
Top Cat (voice)
Fancy Fancy / Sergeant / Captain / Purser (voice)


T.C. thinks Benny the Ball is telling a joke when he says he's going to Hawaii. And it's no joke when Benny's showing his boat ticket. The gang wants to join over to this cruise as stowaways. As usual, it's no problem for T.C. but Officer Dribble is on a lookout for a counterfeiter who just hid on the ship where the cats came in. Dribble accidentally gets in the ship the minute it starts sailing... Dribble will have to cope with T.C. as well as trying to catch the crook... Written by RealLiveClaude

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Release Date:

27 September 1961 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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In one scene near the end, Spook speaks in Fancy's voice. See more »


[Benny is startled by a knocking from his bags]
Top Cat: Hey, Benny! Open the trunk, Benny, and let us out!
[Benny opens his trunk and finds the whole gang stuffed inside]
Benny the Ball: Well, for goodness sakes! You're all packed in like sardines!
Top Cat: Sshhh, Benny, not so loud. We're traveling incognito, you get what I mean?
Benny the Ball: Is that better than tourist class?
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My First Look At Top Cat
6 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was my first look EVER at the short-lived animated TV series, Top Cat. I saw the DVD on sale at a wholesale place and took a gamble by buying it, sight-unseen. Whether that was a smart move, only time will tell. After the first episode, I am not so sure. I didn't really find it that funny. It's not stupid, but it's not a lot of laughs, either. I found it just kind of a blah story. Well, better than "blah" but so-so, at best. I am wondering if the humor comes on a little stronger in subsequent episodes.

A big reason I bought this was that it was based on THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW, otherwise known as BILKO. That program, featuring Silvers as the con-man Sgt. Bilko, was A LOT of laughs. I am hoping I see the same here. One thing, it was odd hearing "Doberman's" voice (Maurice Gosfeld). He was a character on "Bilko", and had a voice you could never forget, so it will be fun listening to him. Arnold Stang, who voices "Top Cat," did not sound like the Arnold Stang I remember from the candy bar commercials and such. He had a funny and distinctive voice back then, but I didn't hear that in this first episode.

Odd for somebody my age (60) watching this cartoon.....and for first time. Am I nuts? (don't answer)

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