April 24, 2007 6:56 PM
Everybody remembers “The Flintstones,” the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon series loosely based on “The Honeymooners” that initially ran in ABC prime time starting in the fall of 1960.
But far fewer remember Hanna-Barbera’s immediate, less celebrated follow-up: “Top Cat,” a prime-time animated series about a bunch of alley cats, loosely based on “The Phil Silvers Show.” It debuted on ABC in September 1962, a full year before the better-known “The Jetsons.”
The theme song may jog your memory.
As a matter of fact, check out the whole theme song section of Toon Tracker, a great site that has the title songs for just about every cartoon from the ’30s through the ’90s.