Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Providing It's With Dignity!

If you recognised that phrase, you too probably watched Top Cat in the 1960s.

topcat It was a Hanna-Barbera cartoon, sponsored by Kelloggs, and ran for just 30 episodes. Perversely called "Boss Cat" in Britiish TV listings [because of possible confusion with a popular petfood] it was programme I loved as a child - with Officer Dibble and Booboo etc.

Of course, this was in the days of black and white TV. We didn't realise at first he was yellow.

My cousin had her bedroom redecorated with Huckleberry Hound wallpaper - and it was only then that I discovered HH was blue!

arnold stang top cat

 

I mention him today having just read of the death, aged 90, of Arnold Stang, who was the voice of this lovable feline rogue!

 

He began work as a child, on radio, then Stang spent a lot of his career voicing cartoons and dozens of advertisements, and also made appearances on US TV shows including The Cosby Show and Batman, and also appeared in 1963 comedy "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"

Mr. Stang married JoAnne Taggart 60 years ago. She said he never officially retired and continued to act in commercials occasionally, even in recent years.

His voice brought pleasure to many kids [of all ages!]

Bob is currently out at his third funeral of the week. Conducting it, as usual, with appropriate dignity.

Liz is somewhere on the M1.

Steph is cleaning up the kitchen

I should probably go and assist her, I think!!

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