"Razor and T-Bone like TV too"

From: Andy Hill <chance_at_unix.infoserve.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 1995 08:27:25 -0700 (PDT)

     In late 1993, TBS was unscrambled on our Pay-TV for the entire week
between Christmas and NewYears, fortunate for me because they played
SWATKATS every day, and that's where I got most of my canned eps from.
At the end of the program, they invited you to "tell us what you think" -
and I did, writing them a kind of "kiddified" letter to try and get my
comments aired along with the rest. I addressed the letter to "SWATKATS
HEAQUARTERS", and actually got a reply with "SWATKATS HEADQUARTERS" on
the outside of the envelope - even their postal meter imprinted the
postage stamp with the "SwatKats" logo! The letter was on a white piece
of paper, with a faint blue representation of the TurboKat's cockpit
interior visible beneath the writing. The logo "SwatKats: The Radical
Squadron" was in colour at the top, and the bottom had the familiar
colour "Hanna-Barbera/Grinning T-Bone" logo at the bottom. The text went
like this:

Dear Andy:

>From the depths of Megakat City, T-Bone and Razor asked me to thank you
for your letter and interest in SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron. When
called by Callie Briggs to defend justice and operate their jet fighters
(sic), T-Bone and Razor need your support.

They're glad you like the show!

Here's a secret from the confidential files of the SWAT Kats. Did you
know T-Bone and Razor like television too? T-Bone likes Scaredy Kat
cartoons, and Razor likes David Litterbin! Enclosed you will find a
present from MegaKat city: an official SWAT Kats gift just for you.

Keep watching Jake and Chance transform into T-Bone and Razor (ed:they
got it backwards) while they conquer a vast array of evil villains -
Sunday mornings on TBS or your local affiliate -- and learn all of their
secrets yourself.

Thanks again!

Skippy Smith
for T-Bone and Razor

(and its signed)

     The sticker is about the size of a standard envelope. It's a colour
representation of the SWAT Kats logo, and is meant to be stuck on the
inside of a car windshield - odd thing for a kids show. One has to
wonder if "Skippy" is in fact Perry Smith, currently writing as a
representative of Turner on rec.arts.animation; if so, he sure changed
his tune - he's falling all over himself to answer "shorts" questions (I
guess that's cool) but has ignored all us 'KAT people. One other person
I know got a letter like the one above, I'd be interested in hearing of
others. Last note, one of our list subscribers reports that
Hanna-Barbera sold out of even the SWATKATS t-shirts some time ago, so
much for "not buying enough SK merchandise".


        "They say a smile, will do the trick....
         with a little charm, laid on thick;
         but listen folks, forget those strokes -
         'cause 'KATS always gets the short end of the stick!"
         (Rita - Animaniacs "Icebreakers" AN148)

Received on Sun Apr 16 1995 - 11:23:11 PDT

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