History WesternAnimation / TopCat

29th Oct '16 4:36:02 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* WritingAroundTrademarks: The show was renamed "Boss Cat" in the United Kingdom since "Top Cat" was already used there by a then-popular brand of cat food and the show was broadcast on Creator/TheBBC, which frowns upon the mention of trademarks. However, this applied only to textual mentions of the title in the opening and closing credits: a rather jarring and noticeable edit was carried on both to remove said mentions, with a title card using the revised name being inserted after the opening credits. The theme song and the dialog still mentioned "Top Cat", which led to the show being know as "Top Cat" by UK audiences anyway. By 1999, the cat food brand had been discontinued, making the point of the rename moot: the title was reverted to "Top Cat".

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* WritingAroundTrademarks: The show was renamed "Boss Cat" in the United Kingdom since "Top Cat" was already used there by a then-popular brand of cat food and the show was broadcast on Creator/TheBBC, which frowns upon the mention of trademarks. However, this applied only to textual mentions of the title in the opening and closing credits: a rather jarring and noticeable edit was carried on both to remove said mentions, with a title card using the revised name being inserted after the opening credits. The theme song and the dialog still mentioned "Top Cat", which led to the show being know known as "Top Cat" by UK audiences anyway. By 1999, the cat food brand had been discontinued, making the point of the rename moot: the title was reverted to "Top Cat".
29th Oct '16 4:33:36 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* LaughTrack: Except in the Mexican dub.

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* LaughTrack: Except in Like other Hanna-Barbera prime-time cartoons of the time, the show sports one. The Mexican dub.dub removed it, however.
29th Oct '16 4:31:03 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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%%* RingAroundTheCollar

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%%* RingAroundTheCollar* RingAroundTheCollar: As typical of the Hanna-Barbera output, the character designs make use of this trick, which is why [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal the cats wear clothing]].



%%* TalkingAnimal

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%%* TalkingAnimal* TalkingAnimal: The main cast.



* WritingAroundTrademarks: Known in the United Kingdom as ''Boss Cat'', as there was a British cat food brand called Top Cat. Only the on-screen title was changed, the theme tune still used "Top Cat".
** The closing credits also contained a very jarring and noticeable edit in order to remove the part where "Top Cat" appears on screen towards the end.
** This has long since been a defunct trope however, everyone in the UK knows him as Top Cat where the series is still quite popular. The original title has been restored for many many years now.

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* WritingAroundTrademarks: Known The show was renamed "Boss Cat" in the United Kingdom as ''Boss Cat'', as there was a British cat food brand called Top Cat. Only the on-screen title was changed, the theme tune still used since "Top Cat".
** The
Cat" was already used there by a then-popular brand of cat food and the show was broadcast on Creator/TheBBC, which frowns upon the mention of trademarks. However, this applied only to textual mentions of the title in the opening and closing credits also contained credits: a very rather jarring and noticeable edit in order was carried on both to remove said mentions, with a title card using the part where revised name being inserted after the opening credits. The theme song and the dialog still mentioned "Top Cat", which led to the show being know as "Top Cat" appears on screen towards by UK audiences anyway. By 1999, the end.
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29th Oct '16 4:12:10 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: ''Don Gato'' (kinda like ''Mr. Cat'') in Latin America. While most English-speaking tropers only hear the term Don in the context of a stereotypical mafia boss, the term as used in Mexico has nothing to do with criminals. It's more a term of respect and endearment for the topmost authoritative figure in a community, although usually only used in rural or low-income communities. It's a very fitting translation to the name ''Top'' Cat, that even better portrays how his followers feel about him.
** In Brazil is ''Manda-Chuva'', which is an old informal term (think "head honcho" or "big cheese") for leaders (its literal meaning is "Rainmaker").
9th Oct '16 9:22:38 AM fruitstripegum
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** In "King for a Day", Top Cat and the gang appear on the titular game show, which is basically a GenderFlipped ''Series/QueenForADay''.
2nd Aug '16 9:49:01 AM cheril59
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A traditionally animated [[WesternAnimation/TopCatTheMovie Top Cat movie]] has [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/mexican-top-cat-movie-in-3d.html been released]] in 2011 in Mexico, where the show has been especially popular in the past decades where it's known as "Don Gato y Su Pandilla"[[/note]].

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A traditionally Flash animated [[WesternAnimation/TopCatTheMovie Top Cat movie]] with CGI backgrounds has [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/mexican-top-cat-movie-in-3d.html been released]] in 2011 in Mexico, where the show has been especially popular in the past decades where it's known as "Don Gato y Su Pandilla"[[/note]]. A sequel was made which uses CGI entirely and released in 2015.
15th Jun '16 3:25:09 PM BatmanKalEl
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* AnimatedSeries


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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Benny had four episodes dedicated solely to him, and there were several more episodes where something he did got the ball rolling. Not to mention that in ''Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats'', he got the spotlight again.
27th Feb '16 3:56:09 AM Phred
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* MoralityChain: On a few occasions, T.C. is seen willing to go a little too far in his schemes, but the rest of the gang will object and convince him otherwise.
22nd Feb '16 4:43:47 PM GothicProphet
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%%* BigApplesauce

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%%* BigApplesauce* BigApplesauce: The setting.



* CastingGag: Benny was the [[Series/ThePhilSilversShow Doberman]] character and was fittingly voiced by Doberman himself, Maurice Gosfield.
16th Feb '16 11:14:10 PM Sammettik
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* AnimatedSeries

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* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: The cats have interesting fur colors.



* BigApplesauce

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* %%* BigApplesauce



* CaptivityHarmonica

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* %%* CaptivityHarmonica



* CatsAreSnarkers: T.C.
--> '''T.C.:''' ''[to Dibble]'' I'd suggest a battle of wits, [[TakeThat but you're only]] [[StealthInsult half-prepared]].



* DeadpanSnarker / CatsAreSnarkers: T.C.
--> '''T.C.:''' ''[to Dibble]'' I'd suggest a battle of wits, [[TakeThat but you're only]] [[StealthInsult half-prepared]].



* HalfHourComedy

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* LandmarkSale

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* %%* LandmarkSale



* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy

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* %%* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy



* RingAroundTheCollar

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* %%* RingAroundTheCollar



* TalkingAnimal
* TrueCompanions

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* ViolinScam

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair[=/=]AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: The cats have interesting fur colors.
* ZanyScheme

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair[=/=]AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: The cats have interesting fur colors.
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