Top Cat

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Top Cat
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Premiere September 27, 1961
Finale April 18, 1962
Network/Provider ABC
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company Hanna-Barbera
Screen Gems
Seasons 1
Episodes 30
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Top Cat is an animated comedy that aired on ABC.

Top Cat was a con-artist in the alleys of New York City's 10th Precinct, where he used conniving and fast talking so he and his buddies could thrive. T.C. (as his best friends call him) lives in a garbage can beneath a police phone which he answers with extreme boldness under the nose of gruff yet gullible Officer Dibble.

Top Cat is indirectly influenced from Phil Silvers' hit show You'll Never Get Rich, where Silvers played fast-talking Sgt. Bilko. In fact, Benny the Ball's voice Maurice Gosfield played Pvt. Doberman on that series.

Hanna-Barbera produced Top Cat in association with Screen Gems. Warner Bros. Television is the current distributor of the series.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Arnold Stang Top Cat 1
Leo De Lyon Brain 1
Spook 1
Maurice Gosfield Benny the Ball 1
Allen Jenkins Officer Dibble 1
Marvin Kaplan Choo Choo 1
John Stephenson Fancy-Fancy 1
Pierre 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 27, 1961 April 18, 1962 30


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series December 7, 2004 4


Episode Collections - Various Series
1960s Volume 1 May 26, 2009 2