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- This series is full of hilarious moments. Examples include:
Episode 1: Hawaii, Here We Come
- T.C.'s reaction when he discovers the suitcase with the counterfeit cash has vanished.
Top Cat: The suitcase has disappeared... and I think I'll disappear too!
Episode 6: The Missing Heir
- One of Chutney's traps (dropping a bowling ball on Benny) goes wrong and Benny asks about the resulting hole in his bed. Chutney's response? "Termites, king size, sir."
- Benny's piano-playing.note
- When Dibble arrests Chutney, he doesn't have to arrest Griswald too: Chutney tried to make off with the money and put the blame on Griswald, and Griswald wasn't pleased. So Dibble drags Chutney off to prison with Griswald still biting him. Ouch.
- Top Cat's reaction when the "birthmark" on Benny's foot turns out to be chewing gum.
Top Cat: I feel sick... sick... sick... sick sick sick sick sick!
- And Top Cat's reaction when the real heir announces that he's given the money away.
Episode 9: Naked Town
- Benny being a little too blunt when giving a compliment.
Top Cat: I tell ya that Dibble will never learn to be firm with the sergeant. Dib just hasn't the knack. The savoir-faire. The stiff upper lip.Benny: He's not like you, T.C.Top Cat: Thanks, Benny.Benny: You got plenty of lip.[Cue laughter from Choo Choo.]
- Dibble's acting.
Choo Choo: Dibble sure acted natural.Top Cat: Yeah, like a natural ham.
- Dibble being embarrassed as he tells the cats the name of the TV show.
Dibble: It's called, um... if you'll pardon the term. "Naked Town."Benny: Oooooh, what he said!Top Cat: Don't encourage him, Benny.
Episode 13: Rafeefleas
- Top Cat realises that Benny (accidentally and without knowing it) "stole" the missing jewel. He promptly exclaims, "You're the clever, notorious international jewel thief!" Benny hasn't a clue what he's talking about.
- The cameo of Fred and Barney... as rock statues in the museum.
- Top Cat and co.'s reactions when they find out that the restaurant owner they've scammed is... Officer Dibble's cousin.
- After Dibble and the gang catch the real jewel thief, they're interviewed by the press.
Officer Dibble: [about Top Cat] I'm sure he'll use his share of the reward to pay an outstanding restaurant bill.
Episode 14: The Tycoon
- All the shopkeepers treating Top Cat like a millionaire because they know that he's got a million dollars, but Top Cat doesn't know it yet. So he has no idea why everyone's being so nice to him. Hilarity Ensues.
- When Top Cat finds out that the cheque he tore up was for a million dollars, he and the rest of the gang chase the garbage disposal truck. A random passerby sees them.
Random passerby: How hungry can you get?
- The final scene, which shows the gang searching the dump for the pieces of the cheque.
Top Cat: It's got to be here, fellas, it's got to be here! Keep looking... and keep digging!
Episode 15: The Long Hot Winter
- The. Whole. Damn. Episode. It's just one priceless moment after another (considering it's about Top Cat tricking Dibble into letting him and his gang stay in Dibble's house for the winter, how could it be anything else?).
- Some of the funny moments in this episode:
Choo Choo: Where are we going, TC?Top Cat: I feel it is my duty as a law-abiding citizen to perform a citizen's arrest on these scoundrels. [gestures to his gang] Of course, I will also turn myself in as an accomplice.Dibble: Ringleader is more like it!Dibble: Okay, you're all under arrest! ...But it's against my better judgement. [a few moments later] And to think, I thought [Top Cat]'d put up a great battle!Top Cat: Sweet dreams, Officer Dibble.Dibble: And a couple of nightmares to you, too! noteBenny: Can you get me a drink of water?Dibble: [half-asleep] Huh, what? Oh, sure... WATER? What do you think this is, Buckingham Palace!?[...]Dibble: Next thing you know I'll be tucking 'em in! Readin' bedtime stories, the whole spiel!Benny: Can you keep it down, sir? I'm trying to sleep.Dibble: Why, of all the nerve! He's trying to sleep!
- Top Cat can't sleep because of Dibble's snoring, so he tells Choo-Choo and Brain to put Dibble in the closet. He continues snoring, so then they put him out on the fire escape. And he sleeps through the whole thing! Then, the next morning...
[Dibble throws the door open]Top Cat: [...] What's for breakfast? A steak? Benny could make the dumplings.Dibble: I'll make a dumpling out of you!
- Dibble takes the gang out to dinner.
Top Cat: Why aren't you eating, Officer? And such an expensive restaurant!Dibble: You should know; you picked it.
- "Do me a favour, Brain, and don't tell anyone I know you!"
- Poor Officer Dibble. He just can't get rid of T.C.
Episode 16: The Case of the Absent Anteater
- The anteater eating the gang's belongings, including a banana, an apple, and Top Cat's watch.
Top Cat: The verdict is unanimous. No pets! Especially not ones with ten-foot tongues!
- Top Cat and Benny's efforts at sneaking the anteater out of the dog pound, which is complicated by Dibble and a fellow officer arriving.
- Just the mere sight of Dibble strangling T.C. in the street, then chasing down some hapless passerby, all while dressed as an old lady.
- Top Cat impersonating Dibble's voice when answering the phone.
Top Cat: *impersonating Dibble* Hi, Sarge. What're you doin' besides warming the chair? [...] Sure it's Dibble. Who else would tolerate your incompetence?
Episode 17: T.C. Minds The Baby
- At the beginning, Benny is hungry.
Top Cat: Being hungry is just a state of mind.Benny: No, it isn't; it's a state of my stomach. It's empty.[...]Top Cat: We tried not eating, and it didn't work, so now let's try positive thinking.Benny: I'm positive I'm hungry.Brain: And I'm positive we're still broke!
- T.C's efforts at convincing Dibble that the baby's cries are Benny imitating a baby's cries.
Dibble: Incredible. I really thought that was a baby.Benny: Me too!
Top Cat: And while you're gone, I'll do what the rest of you fathers are too busy to do.Spook: Like what, man?Top Cat: Like worry!
- At the end, T.C. starts to get emotional (and tries to hide it).
Top Cat: What's the matter? Have you never seen someone with something in their eye before?Choo Choo: Sure we did, T.C., but not you.
Episode 18: Farewell, Mr. Dibble
- The opening narration, courtesy of Dibble.
Dibble: This is the city, and this is the toughest beat in it... my beat.
- What the gang do to keep cool during summer: turn on fire hydrants and float on top of the geyser that results.
- Later, the gang open another fire hydrant while Dibble sits nearby, relaxing (It Makes Sense in Context). At the same time, the Sergeant and Officer Prowler are on their way to find Dibble, and the Sergeant is describing Dibble as a strict policeman. Then he gets hit with a splash of water from the fire hydrant.
- "Hey, what's wrong with you? This is a nice neighbourhood!"
- "Goodbye, gentlemen... and you too, Dibble."
- T.C. can understand why the Sergeant is so confused:
Top Cat: Even I couldn't explain it to the Sergeant, and I set the whole deal up!
Episode 21: Space Monkey
- "Gentlemen, we are now faced with the grim spectre of employment."
- The gang's reactions to learning they're in Cape Canaveral.
Episode 22: The Late T.C.
- T.C. takes the gang to the ballgame (which is where he gets injured). Then we see that he's turned them into a human — er, cat — ladder, so he's looking over the fence and telling them what's happening.
Choo Choo: I've heard of supporting your team, but this is ridiculous!
- When Dibble discovers that T.C. isn't really dying, and he furiously confronts him at the "going away party" he had been tricked into financing.
Top Cat: Why, Officer Dibble, you look positively nauseating. Is something wrong?Dibble: (roars loudly)Top Cat: You forgot the chop suey? Think nothing of it. Just give Benny the money and—Dibble: (roars even louder)Top Cat: (knowing full well he's screwed) Alright, gang. Party's over.(T.C. does an Eye Take upon seeing that everyone is gone, with a banner reading "Good-bye, Top Cat!" in plain sight)Top Cat: Cowards.
Episode 23: Dibble's Birthday
Episode 24: Choo Choo Goes Ga-Ga
- Choo Choo's attempts at suicide, which are incredibly insufficient. Like trying to drown himself in a knee high lake and lying on train tracks that haven't been used in years.
- When Top Cat first catches Choo Choo about to throw himself in a lake via a rock he's tied to himself, T.C. demands he "Drop that rock, birdbrain!" So Choo Choo does... right on T.C.'s foot.
Choo Choo: Sorry, T.C., I wasn't looking. [Moves rock] There. Does that feel better?Top Cat: "Does that feel better?" Oh boy. No, you nitwit, I like rocks resting on my big toe. Another stupid question like that and you won't hafta jump, I'll throw you in!
- When Top Cat first sees Choo Choo trying to drown himself:
Choo Choo: Nice of you to come see me off, T.C.. I'm touched.Top Cat: Obviously.
- "Hey! When are you guys gonna save me?"
- T.C. and co. scaring various guests at the hotel when they try to get to Lola's penthouse via a plank.
- In the end, Lola turns out to be an old friend of Choo Choo under a stage name. Top Cat is so upset at having gone through all that for nothing he decides to try to kill himself the same way Choo Choo did at the beginning of the story. Officer Dibble then grabs the rope and tells Top Cat to drop the rock. Top Cat tries to tell Dibble to release the rope first but Dibble wouldn't listen and ends up falling into the lake.
Episode 25: King For A Day
- The entire chase sequence between Dibble and Top Cat, after the latter tricks the former into handcuffing himself to a trash can. It's one of the rare times this show displays slapstick.
Top Cat: I better shake him before he kills himself!
Episode 30: Dibble's Double
- The excuse Top Cat gives Dibble when Dib finds the money they were gambling with.
Dibble: Gambling again, huh?!Top Cat: Oh, that's just a collection. One a' the girls in the office is gettin' married.Dibble: Now that doesn't make sense!
- At the end when they finally catch the art thief and take off his Dibble disguise.
Al the Actor: All right... so you've got me!Top Cat: Cheer up, at least you came out with a better-lookin' face.Dibble: Now look here, wise guy!