The group was headed by Riff-Raff, an orange, short, tough, streetwise alley cat whose main residence was one-half of an old transport plane which stood precariously at the top of a pile of junk overlooking the yard. Riff-Raff was a tough, but suave cat who fancied himself incredibly debonair though he was an alley cat. He often had get famous and/or get rich schemes which formed the basis of many of the episodes. He is shown always dressed with a blue scarf which he wears like a cravat and table leg which he uses as a cane, as well as a sideways cap.