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Top Cat Episode Guide

Top Cat, TV Movie

First aired: May/21/1987



1 :01x01 - Hawaii, Here We All Come

First aired: Sep/27/1961
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera

Benny the Ball wins a cruise to Hawaii and the rest of the gang sneaks aboard as stowaways. When Officer Dibble chases a counterfeiter with a suitcase of fake money onto the same ship,T.C. and his gang stumble onto the suitcase of fake cash and begin to live like kings. When Dibble discovers the stowaways and throws them into the brig,Top Cat devises a clever plan to capture the real counterfeiter and free his pals for a great Hawaiian vacation.



2 :01x02 - The Maharajah of Pookajee

First aired: Oct/04/1961
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera

Top Cat and his gang sneak past Officer Dibble to meet the wealthy Maharajah of Pookajee who likes to share bags of rubies as gifts. When he is mistaken for the Maharajah by the hotel staff, Top Cat is more than happy to oblige them by playing the act of royalty. When the Maharajah himself comes to meet Top Cat he has a hard time convincing the gang who is the real royalty and who is dispensing the genuine rubies.



3 :01x03 - All That Jazz

First aired: Oct/11/1961
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera

A smooth talking alley cat named Jazz comes into town and takes over Hoagan's Alley and Top Cat takes on a series of one-upsmanship events. When Hollywood comes calling for a leading man in a movie, T.C. believs Jazz is up to his old tricks and it's not until Benny the Ball is offered the leading role that he is convinced that it is for real.



4 :01x04 - The $1,000,000 Derby

First aired: Oct/18/1961
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera

Benny discovers a pony who poses for children's photos is a fast runner when spurred by the sound of a whistle. So fast that this pony wreaked a million dollars worth of damage inside a department store while running.
Top Cat has lofty ideas of cashing in on the nag's speed and poses as Aly Khat,an Arabian oil king,who enters his prize winning race horse in the million dollar derby. With the idea of spurring the pony on to victory with a screaming ambulance siren following along the track,the pony has different ideas when he sees photographers at the photo finish.



5 :01x05 - The Violin Player

First aired: Oct/25/1961
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Benny the Ball decides to take up the violin. When Mr. Gutenberg,the musical director for Carnegie Hall mistaken Benny's playing for the violin master/street cleaner, Laszlo Laszlo's playing,he offers Benny a huge sum of money to make an appearance for a Saturday night performance.Top Cat negotiates a deal but it is quickly withdrawn when they hear Benny's real violin playing. A reward is offered to find the real violin talent and it turns out to be the gang's friend and the neighborhood street cleaner,Laszlo.



6 :01x06 - The Missing Heir

First aired: Nov/01/1961
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera

Benny fits the description of a missing heir who stands to inherit an estate and an enormous sum of money. Top Cat talks Benny into collecting the inheritance but it is Officer Dibble who saves Benny from thwarted attempts by the butler and his cat accomplice, who want Benny out of the picture since they are next in line to inherit the money. When T.C. discovers the real heir is still alive, he talks him into joining his gang in hopes that he will share his wealth, only to discover that he already gave away his huge fortune.



7 :01x07 - Top Cat Falls In Love

First aired: Nov/08/1961
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera

When Benny is hospitalized for a tonsillectomy Top Cat falls in love with Benny's nurse. Feigning a disease called "Blubberitis" Top Cat schemes his way into a hospital stay. Unfortunately for T.C., Nurse LaRue runs off to marry a doctor and her militant nurse replacement sends Top Cat into an amazing recovery.



8 :01x08 - A Visit from Mother

First aired: Nov/15/1961
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera

In order to impress his mother that he is successful in life, Benny has written to her that he is the mayor of New York City. When she comes for a visit the gang helps him create the illusion by borrowing Officer Dibble's patrol car for a staged ticker tape parade,ribbon cutting ceremony and other city events. When Dibble finally catches up with Top Cat's gang he doesn't have the heart to tell Mrs. Ball the truth about Benny and helps go along with the allusion.



9 :01x09 - Naked Town

First aired: Nov/22/1961
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera

Posing as movie producers, Knuckles and Ape use Top Cat's alley as a location for filming a movie but really it's a ruse for a robbery. With T.C. and his gang including Officer Dibble they con the gang into helping them relocate items to their "production van". When Top Cat and friends realize the scam Dibble and the cats devise a plan to trap the robbers in the act.



10 :01x10 - Sergeant Top Cat

First aired: Nov/29/1961
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

When Top Cat overhears Officer Dibble's great ideas for changing the police force,T.C. presents them as his own to the police captain and earns himself a post as honorary police sergeant. An infuriated Dibble refuses to come to T.C.'s rescue in a robber's shoot-out until he agrees to tell Dibble's captain the truth.



11 :01x11 - Choo Choo's Romance

First aired: Dec/06/1961
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera

Top Cat coaches his friend Choo Choo in the art of love when Choo Choo develops a crush on Goldie, the poetry loving cat next door. When it is discovered that it is TC who is the master of winning Goldie's affections, her boyfriend Pierre challenges T.C. to a dual.



12 :01x12 - The Unscratchables

First aired: Dec/13/1961
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera

Benny accidentally swallows the famous Hopeless Diamond which had been stolen from Stiftany's jewelry store by Big Gus and his gang. When Big Gus plans to have Dr. Rigor Morten surgically remove the diamond,Top Cat and his friends plan a scheme to pose as their own gang "The Unscratchables" to rescue Benny and collect the reward from Stiftany's.



13 :01x13 - Rafeefleas

First aired: Dec/20/1961
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

After being locked in a museum overnight the hapless Benny leaves with a priceless Egyptian scarab pinned to his lapel thanks to an inventive thief. Top Cat,thinking it's a worthless bauble gives it to Fancy-Fancy,who uses it to impress the lady cats. Once the gang realizes that the jewel is genuine and actually stolen they make a plan to return it to the museum but Officer Dibble gets in the way of finding the real thieves.



14 :01x14 - The Tycoon

First aired: Dec/27/1961
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

T.L. Vanderfellar is a billionaire philanthropist who mistakes Benny and the gang for a destitute family who are in need of his money. Feeling charitable after witnessing Benny selling 25 cent raffle tickets, the billionaire gives Benny a check for a million dollars. Benny turns to Top Cat for advice and the check may not really be what Top Cat thinks it is.



15 :01x15 - The Long Hot Winter

First aired: Jan/03/1962
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera

Top Cat and his gang talk Officer Dibble into letting them sleep in his warm apartment on an especially cold winter night. When Dibble starts snoring the cats boot him out onto the fire escape. A furious Dibble throws them back out onto the streets and Top Cat schemes a way to guilt him into letting them come back and stay in his home for the rest of the winter.



16 :01x16 - The Case of The Absent Anteater

First aired: Jan/10/1962
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

When a ravenous anteater named Jimmy follows Benny the Ball back to the gang's alley, Top Cat realizes that there is a reward to be had for the animal's safe return to the zoo. Jimmy is mistaken for a stray dog from the local dogcatcher and the cats must come up with a scheme to free Jimmy and return him to the zoo,leaving T.C. and his gang to collect the reward.



17 :01x17 - T.C. Minds The Baby

First aired: Jan/17/1962
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera

Top Cat and his gang learn a quick lesson in childcare when a baby is left in a picnic basket and a note imploring for someone to care for the infant. When the mother returns for the infant she asks for Officer Dibble to help her bring the baby back to her.



18 :01x18 - Farwell, Mr. Dibble

First aired: Jan/24/1962
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna



19 :01x19 - The Grand Tour

First aired: Jan/31/1962
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera



20 :01x20 - The Golden Fleecing

First aired: Feb/07/1962
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna



21 :01x21 - Space Monkey

First aired: Feb/14/1962
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera



22 :01x22 - The Late T.C.

First aired: Feb/21/1962
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna



23 :01x23 - Dibble's Birthday

First aired: Feb/28/1962
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera



24 :01x24 - Choo Choo Goes Ga-Ga

First aired: Mar/07/1962
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera



25 :01x25 - King for a Day

First aired: Mar/14/1962
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera



26 :01x26 - The Con Men

First aired: Mar/21/1962
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera



27 :01x27 - Dibble Breaks The Record

First aired: Mar/28/1962
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna



28 :01x28 - Dibble Sings Again

First aired: Apr/04/1962
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera



29 :01x29 - Griswald

First aired: Apr/11/1962
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna



30 :01x30 - Dibble's Double

First aired: Apr/18/1962
Writer: Kin Platt
Director: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera



31. TC Drawings combined with Sketches & Jazzy TC Background Music, One Reeler!

First aired: Unaired

Original drawings with TC jazz music as cartoon pics slide!



32. Missing Heir, Original Drawings Comparison With Same Intro but Only with Music, No Singing!

First aired: Unaired

Original comparison drawings with tc background music!



33. The History & Making of TC - Back to Hoagey's Alley + TC Kelogs Commercials!

First aired: Unaired

Follows history & making of the show, final 33th episode!