Top Cat: Season 1, Episode 4

The $1,000,000 Derby (14 Oct. 1961)

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Benny gets a new pet: a devoted camera-loving nag. Top Cat tries everything to get rid of the horse, but changes his mind when he sees the horse's shock-induced superior racing abilities.


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Episode credited cast:
Top Cat (voice)
Leo DeLyon ...
Brain / Spook (voice) (as Leo De Lyon)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Frees ...
Various voices (voice)
Maurice Gosfield ...
Benny the Ball (voice)
Officer Dibble (voice)
Choo Choo (voice)
John Stephenson ...
Fancy / Flitney J.J. Flitney of the Derby committe (voice)


Top Cat discovers that the horse Benny bought for a concession stand to photograph children on a pony runs wild when it hears a whistle (in fact, it ran up a million dollars1 worth of damage inside Macy's!). Attempting to capitalize on the horse's talents, Top Cat poses as Arabian oil king Aly Khat and enters the nag in a million dollar derby, spurring it on by running a screaming ambulance alongside the track. The horse almost wins, but at the last minute vainly stops to smile and pose for the photo finish camera. Written by Anonymous

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14 October 1961 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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[Top Cat hijacks an ambulance]
Top Cat: [to the startled drivers] Excuse me, fellas, I have an emergency... a million-dollar emergency!
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