Top Cat (1961–1962)

The Maharajah of Pookajee 

Top Cat impersonates the Maharajah of Pookajee and lives the good life at a swank hotel with his cronies until a pair of gangsters show up.


Kin Platt


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Episode cast overview:
Arnold Stang ... Top Cat (voice)
Allen Jenkins ... Officer Dibble (voice)
Maurice Gosfield Maurice Gosfield ... Benny the Ball (voice)
Marvin Kaplan ... Choo Choo (voice)
Leo DeLyon ... Brain / Spook (voice) (as Leo De Lyon)
John Stephenson ... Fancy-Fancy / Hotel Manager / Crime Boss / Jewelry Executive / Maharajah / Man Watching Circus (voice)
Paul Frees ... (voice)


Choo-Choo and Brain are performing a trapeze act right in the alley, while the carnival-barking Top Cat charges admission. Soon Officer Dibble has broken up this makeshift circus, but a newspaper article gives the cunning kitty an idea for far greater wealth than some measly circus could bring in. It seems the Maharajah of Pookajee is in town and is staying at a swank hotel. The good part is: he just loves to give away rubies. Top Cat wants in on that action. Top Cat's improvised scheming leads him to wrap himself and his cronies in sheets and towels in order to enter the hotel. He ends up impersonating the Maharajah; but his deceptions put him in the path of gangsters, Officer Dibble and the real Maharajah of Pookajee. Written by J. Spurlin

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maharajah | trapeze | towel | sheet | ruby | See All (30) »



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Release Date:

4 October 1961 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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In one scene in the hotel, Choo Choo, Fancy, Spook, and Brain suddenly appear out of nowhere. See more »


[first lines]
Top Cat: Step right up, folks. This is it, the big time in the big top where for a slight fee you'll see right before your very eyes the most daring, unbelievable high trapeze act ever attempted. I call your attention to stage right for the start of this death-defying act.
Brain: Uh, nobody said anything about defying no death to me.
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References Have Gun - Will Travel (1957) See more »

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