Here's another record in the Hanna-Barbera collection. This one's a bit different than many of the others because Top Cat doesn't just tell the story of Robin Hood here. The story starts with TC and his gang of alley cats broke and starving as usual. Brain says they ought to do like Robin Hood does and take from the rich and give to the poor. Well, they reason, nobody's poorer than they are! They learn to shoot bows and arrows (sort of), but before they get much further they run into a couple of escaped bank robbers. It all turns into the old "pretend to rob a bank for the movie we're shooting only it's really an actual robbery" plot that it seems like every show did somewhere along the way. I won't tell you how it ends (as if you can't figure it out for yourself), but it's still fun. And these records love to throw some wacky songs in as well, so that's a bonus!
I admit I cheated on the cover illustration here. I used the HB Records cover when the version I have is actually the Peter Pan Records version. I believe the records themselves are the same, but the HB Records had MUCH better covers!
Since I typed it out for another one of my faithful readers, here's the track list:
- Song: Top Cat
- Story: Robin Hood (pt. 1)
- Song: M-O-N-E-Y
- Story: Robin Hood (pt. 2)
- Song: Robin Hood
- Story: Robin Hood (pt. 3)
- Song: Dibble
- Story: Robin Hood (pt. 4)
- Story: Robin Hood (pt. 5)
- Song: Buddies
Also I had mentioned before that I was looking for copies of the other albums in this collection, and Dartman at "Dartman's World of Wonder" just recently put up the "Snagglepuss Tells the Story of the Wizard of Oz" here at
Thanks, Dartman! Great blog you've got there. Keep it up!
One of the first ones I remember finding online was the "Monster Shindig with Super Snooper and Blabber Mouse" at
There's some great voicework by Paul Frees and June Foray on this one. Don't miss it!