Was Tony Curtis the inspiration for the voice of Top Cat (Top Cat Cartoon - Hanna-Barbera)? Were any other Top Cat characters inspired by actors of the day?

  • Is Top Cat science fiction or fantasy? (Note that having anthropomorphic animals does not make something SFF.)
    – Laurel
    Feb 17, 2019 at 4:43
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    I always thought Top Cat was a bit 'Phil Silvers Bilko' in voice and manner
    – Danny Mc G
    Feb 17, 2019 at 7:59
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    @Danny3414 that is explicit. TC is animated Bilko. Feb 17, 2019 at 11:35
  • Yep, you're both right. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Cat I saw Tony Curtis in a Roseanne episode and when he spoke I heard Top Cat despite TC's con-cat (con-man) personality was a Bilko thing. Feb 18, 2019 at 2:20


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