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''Cattanooga Cats'' was HannaBarbera's attempt to duplicate the success it enjoyed with ''WesternAnimation/TheBananaSplits''. Running in 196970 on Creator/{{ABC}}, this hourlong series had no live-action segments.

The headliners were an all-feline rock band, consisting of Country, a guitarist; Scoots, a bassist, and Groove, a drummer. Their female companion, Kitty Jo, looked like a feline version of [[ScoobyDoo Daphne Blake]]; she also sang on a few of their songs. They had a few cartoon segments, but most of their appearances were in music videos, la ''WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow''.

Other segments were:
* ''Around the World in 79 Days'', loosely based on the Creator/JulesVerne [[AroundTheWorldInEightyDays novel]].
* ''It's the Wolf'', in which a sneaky wolf pursued a lamb through the use of {{Paper Thin Disguise}}s.
* ''Motormouse and Autocat'', which was essentially ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' on wheels.

A season later, ''The Cattanooga Cats'' was reduced to a half-hour airing on Sunday mornings, retaining ''Around The World In 79 Days'' as a feature. ''Motormouse & Autocat'' was split off into a separate show airing Saturdays, taking ''It's The Wolf!'' with it.
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!!Tropes:
* BigFriendlyDog: Kitty Jo's dog, Teeny Tim.
* BigThinShortTrio: Groove, Country and Scoots, respectively.
* CatchPhrase: Motormouse has three--"Boy, howdy!", "Chickaree!" and "That's plum dumb!" Lambsy has '''IT'S THE WOL-UF! IT'S THE WOL-UF!''' That's who it is...the wol-uf!"
* ComicBookAdaptation: The Cattanooga Cats appeared in three issues of GoldKeyComics' ''Hanna-Barbera Fun-In'' anthology series (issues 2, 3 and 4). ''Motormouse and Autocat'' appeared in issues 5, 7 and 9, and ''It's the Wolf!'' appeared in issues 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7. ''Around the World In 79 Days'' did not appear at all in the comics.
* CutShort: In seventeen installments, ''Around The World In 79 Days'' never did conclude the round-the-world race between Phineas Fogg and Crumden.
* EverybodyDoTheEndlessLoop
* FakeBand: The same in-studio performers who did the Cats' musical numbers would do the songs during the chase scenes in the second season of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou''.
* FriendlyEnemy[=/=]NiceMice: After Autocat clocks out (following an unsuccessful shift of mouse-chasing), Motormouse will occasionally give him a lift home.
* {{Funny Animal}}s
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One of the music videos was for a song titled "Birthday Suit"[[note]]One of the songs on which Kitty Jo sings lead vocals[[/note]].
--> "How do you like me in my birthday suit?/Am I cute in my birthday suit?/How do you like me in my birthday suit/I'm just crazy 'bout the birthday suit"
* ImYourBiggestFan: Chessie, the Autograph Hound (so named because she always has a wide Cheshire Cat grin).
* MonowheelMayhem: Autocat chases Motormouse with a giant spiked tire in "Wild Wheelin' Wheels." It goes as bad as expected when Motormouse leads Autocat aboard a freighter.
* ParentalBonus: An uncredited [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares Paul]] [[Series/{{Bewitched}} Lynde]] was the voice of Mildew Wolf, and Marty Ingels, already well known for his role on ''I'm Dickens, He's Fenster'', was the voice of Autocat.
* PunchClockVillain: Autocat, although he's not really a villain. His job at the garage is to get rid of Motormouse.
* RhymesOnADime: Groove; also Lambsy when he (sarcastically) asks who the "[[PaperThinDisguise stranger of the week]]" could be.
* RunningGag: Includes both individual segments (Scoots' magic crayon, Teeny Tim's new trick, Scoots Clunk, etc.), and regularly occuring parts of other segments (e.g., Mildew Wolf's [[PaperThinDisguise Paper Thin Disguises]], etc).
* RobotMe: Mildew Wolf builds a robot version of himself in "Smart Dummy".
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Hanna-Barbera had plans to revive ''The Cattanooga Cats'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch'' as revolving features of the second season of ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs''. The plans were eventually scrapped.
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