So the swinging theme song immortalizes, "the chief, he's the king, but above everything: he's the most tiptop Top Cat!"... In the tradition of great screen conmen--one of the few with a visible tail--"Top Cat" holds a top spot in the hearts of cartoon fans.
The smooth-talking New York City cat, known as T.C. to his kitty cohorts Benny the Ball, Choo-Choo, Spook, The Brain and Fancy-Fancy, is always on the make toward a big score or swindle. And the bothersome--and ever-exasperated--Officer Dibble is relentlessly on his case (although always a step behind)--throughout 30 fast, funny episodes.
Cast and Characters Voices
Arnold Stang as Top Cat
Maurice Gosfield as Benny The Ball
Marvin Kaplan as Choo Choo
Leo De Lyon as Brain/Spook
John Stephenson as Fancy-Fancy
Allen Jenkins as Officer Charles "Charlie" Dibble The Alley Cats
Benny The Ball
Officer Charles "Charlie" Dibble
Broadcast History First Telecast:September 27, 1961 Last Telecast: April 18, 1962 Number of Episodes: 30 Number of Seasons: 1 Original Network: ABC
September 1961- September 1962, ABC, Wednesday 8:30-9:00pm
Theme Song and Opening Credits
Top Cat! The most effectual Top Cat! Who's intellectual close friends get to call him T.C. Providing it's with dignity. Top Cat! The indisputable leader of the gang. He's the boss, he's a pip, he's the championship. He's the most tip top, Top Cat. Yes he's a chief, he's a king, But above everything, He's the most tip top, Top Cat. Top Cat!