#103689. Asked by scottietwenty3. (Mar 09 09 11:36 PM)
Fat Cat and Friends was an Australian children's television show starring Fat Cat, an orange anthropomorphic cat who wears red braces, a blue bow tie and a green bowler hat. The show was similar in concept to Here's Humphrey featuring Humphrey B. Bear. It was produced in the studios of Channel 10 Adelaide and it survived the 1987 frequency switch of channels 10 & 7 in Adelaide.
Fat Cat was also the co-host (with Percy Penguin and a human) of the Perth cartoon show called "The Early Birds." I think this preceeded "Fat Cat and Friends" and his popularity is what led to the creation of the show but I cant find exact references to give me a starting date. FC and Friends began in 1972 but I'm from Perth and I think I was watching "The Early Birds" before this
Fat Cat and Friends was cancelled becaus it was "not clearly defined and might confuse the young".
Despite cancellation, Fat Cat still appears on Perth television screens as the mascot of Seven Perth's highly successful Telethon fundraising organisation.
He also says goodnight to children on television at 7.30 each night.
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