Top Cat, voiced by Arnold Stang in the style of comedian Phil Silvers, was the main character in the prime-time animated situation comedy Top Cat, which ran for one season of 30 episodes from 1961 to 1962 on ABC.
Top Cat (or T.C.) is the leader of a gang of alley cats. He is a con cat who makes his living by being somewhat lazy and clever. He often steals others' ideas and tricks his gang and Officer Dibble, using schemes to make his feline life more comfortable. He does respect the gang, but takes advantage of others' naïveté. Even though he seems selfish, lazy and conniving, T.C. is loyal to the gang and will help one of them if they need it.
In Top Cat: The Movie (2011), T.C. meets his new love interest a female cat named Trixie.
Top Cat later appeared in:
- In one episode, Top Cat and his gang are reading comic books. At the bottom of the screen are comic books featuring Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound.
- In the second episode of The Powerpuff Girls, Top Cat makes a 0.1-second cameo.