Traitors like you don’t fit into our new plans. Molly and I are our own gang now, and we’re dealin' all of you out! - The Metallikats
Mac and Molly Mange are brought back from the dead as robotic gangsters. The bloodthirsty bionic duo seek their revenge against their enemies, including Mayor Manx, who they think denied their parole.
For the first time since their posthumous “complete makeover,” The Metallikats are back in Megakat City and planning to “tear up this town like a scratching post!”
However, Mac and Molly’s first priority is “rubbing out that crud Mayor Manx,” because they think [he] denied their parole. It’s mayhem in the mayor’s office as the SWAT Kats fight to save both Manx and Callie from the mean machines.
This is a SWAT Kats classic, thanks largely to the villains, who play their unique shtick (Bonnie & Clyde meet Al and Peg Bundy, as robots) to the hilt. Valiant Callie also gets a powerful moment when she tells the Manges that she, not the Mayor, denied their parole (“Manx hasn’t done an ounce of paperwork around here for years!”), and almost pays for it with her life. A+
Musings: The theme of villains returning from the dead and seeking revenge was used often on SWAT Kats . Other variations on the theme include “The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice,” “The Ghost Pilot,” “Enter the Madkat” and “The Origin of Dr. Viper.”
Animato summary written by Mark Lungo
Callie blinked. "No?"
"I don't want any investigation!" Manx was practically standing on Callie's desk now. "That will definitely drive Mr. Young away!"
"How could it? We've been in worse situations than this! And, if we don't do something soon, the city will shut down!"
"I don't care! We can't involve the Enforcers in any type of investigation, no matter how trivial." Manx looked even more nervous. "Is there anything else we can do?"
"Well..." Callie paused as if to contemplate something. "Feral did tell me that there was one account Hard Drive couldn't get into because he was discovered. We might be able to float the city on that account."
Manx sighed, and then shrugged his shoulders. "Fine. Do it. I'll leave it you."
Callie crossed her arms. "And if we run out of money?"
"I'm sure you'll be able to figure something out, my dear." Manx walked toward Callie's office door. "Now if you'll excuse me, I have a golf game to attend to."
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In 1993, Hanna-Barbera released SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron, an animated action show taking place in the world of Megakat City. It was based on characters created by Christian and Yvon Tremblay. Despite early cancellation in its second season, the series remains popular with an active fanbase. In the United States it can occasionally be found in syndication on the Boomerang Cable Network.