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  • The programme was based on "The Phil Silvers Show" (1955).

  • Hanna-Barbara sold the cartoon based on a drawing of the main character

  • Called "Boss Cat" on British TV because there was a brand of cat food in Britain called "Top Cat."

  • "Top Cat" was set in Hoagy's Alley, Manhattan, New York.

  • The character Benny the Ball was voiced by Maurice Gosfield. He also played Private Duane Doberman on "The Phil Silvers Show", which "Top Cat" was based on.

  • Produced in color, but broadcast in black-and-white during the original ABC run of the show.

  • Top Cat later reappeared with a host of other Hanna-Barbera characters in "Yogi's Treasure Hunt" (1978).

  • "Top Cat" was referenced in "The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield" (1997) video game.

  • "Top Cat" featured in the movie "Cat People" (1982) starring Nastassja Kinski and Malcolm McDowell.