No need to get all bent out of shape. He just asked a question.
Anyway, Top Cat is gone for now, but it will be back. It always is.
when will top cat be king for a month on boomer-royailty?
Top Cat had the Flintstones syndrome of being rerun with standardised stock credits. Bea Benadaret can be heard a la her Betty Rubble in a Benny the Balkl';s mother episode, but isn't credited, but Paul Frees does other voices and IS credited. Howard Fein noted on rec.arts.animation, having this, that the original credits on the DVD DO have the original credits so Herb Vigran [also on the Flintstones, such as that beleagured "Mailman Cometh" cop whose police sargent thinks him a nut, the one who snooped aorund Freed and Barney, as well as that one in the Barney is a Klepto episode], and even GeGe Pearson [the later Crusader Rabbit and Granny in an odd Porky Pig swansong that reunited him and Daffy, "Corn on the Cop"].
Top Cat did start as a prime time show. It lasted one season, and then ABC & H-B replaced it with the Jetsons.
Thanks for the nod, Steve. Just one correction: The Complete Series DVD did not actually contain the original closing credits for each TOP CAT episode. Rather, there was a Bonus Feature consisting of a newly created 'gang credit' sequence (just rolling credits over a plain background under the famous theme song).
That's when it comes to light that some very familiar names from H-B cartoons and sitcoms- Barry E. Blitzer, Harvey Bullock, Joanna Lee, Tony Benedict, even Mike Maltese- contributed scripts for the show. All the 'guest voices' (Vigran, Pearson, Benadaret, Herschel Bernardi, Don Messick, Daws Butler, Jean VanderPyl, Hal Smith, Walker Edminston) and animators used throughout the 30 episodes are represented as well.
Of course, each episode in the DVD contains the standard closing credits for Platt, Frees, Muse, Hathcock et al. (I believe these are the credits for the Dibble Breaks The Record episode.) Similarly, the JETSONS DVD contains the closing credits for The Little Man, just as the CN/Boomerang reruns do. Happily, the Season 3 through 6 release of THE FLINTSTONES seems to feature the actual credit sequence for each episode.
Another facet of the show that makes it unique is its regular voice cast. The very versatile Maurice Gosfield and LeoDeLyon, who were not part of H-B's stock actor team, also provided voices for many incidental characters which was de riguer for the studio at that time . .
Another facet of the show that makes it unique is its regular voice cast. The very versatile Maurice Gosfield and LeoDeLyon, who were not part of H-B's stock actor team, also provided voices for many incidental characters which was de riguer for the studio at that time . This gave it a different ambience. QUOTE]
A similiar thing happened in 1964, three years after T.C.'s debut in 1961, over at Jay Ward with Hoppity Hooper where Chirstine Allen replaced June Foray as the do-all "child-type"[Hoppity here]/female voices, but regulars Paul Frees [including narration], Hans Conreid and as always, the unbilled Ward right hand man Bill Scott are there [and also Bill Conrad who narrated some later Hoopers too.]