We're moving Forums to the Community pages. Click here for more information and updates.

Top Cat

Season 1 Episode 6

The Missing Heir

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Nov 01, 1961 on ABC
out of 10
User Rating
15 votes

By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

When the gang realizes Benny fits the description of a missing heir they take him to palatial Ridgely Place to collect his inheritance, unaware that the butler, Chutney, and his dog, Griswald, who are next in line for the money, are planning to do away with Benny. Dibble saves Benny from a series of near-fatal mishaps and arrests the butler (who is really Machine Gun Chutney), after which the genuine heir appears. Hoping to cash in, Top Cat lets the heir, a cat named Catwaleder, join the gang, hut then discovers that the heir has given away all his money.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
  • My very favorite Top Cat episode!

    This is my very favorite Top Cat episode! I love the animation. This was done by Ed Love, one of my favorite animators, who also did a lot of Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Droopy and other Tex Averys, and even the newer Jetsons. I also love the story, the voices, and especially the piano gag, which was also used previously in a Bugs and Daffy and later in a Coyote and the Road Runner. Benny's also my favorite Top Cat character, because he's little and happy-go-lucky. He's pretty much to T.C. what Boo-Boo is to Yogi, yet like Yogi, he's always hungry. A must-see especially if you're a Top Cat fan, or even if you're not. One of the best episodes ever!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The dog sets a bomb on a piano note. When Benny plays "Strolling Through The Park", he plays the wrong note. The dog steps in, plays the right note & gets exploded!

      This gag was used three times on Warner Brothers cartoons, except the song was "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms".

    • Top Cat takes place in New York City yet when T C barks out orders to the gang to get him what he needs to enter the mansion ground's he tells Fancy to get him some gun powder from the freeway construction site. There are no freeways, a West Coast term anywhere near NYC.

    • The plot of this episode is very similar to the movie "Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats"

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (1)