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
Maybe Megakat City is actually something like whatever Paradigm City was in The Big O. Statistics: Posted by Rusakov — Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:38 am…
This was my father's car." Callie growled through her teeth. "It's got heart. It's made of good, old-fashioned Megakat steel, and I am not replacing it."
"There's a company we work with out of Fursdale which specializes in vintage cars, and they might have parts for this…but they don't come cheap." Larry shrugged. "Sorry, Missus Briggs, but as good as this car used to be, now it's more of a clunker. You'd be better off trading it in...no, scratch that. At this point, it's only good for scrap."
Callie fought down the twitch above her eyelid. Taking in a breath to calm herself, she reached one paw up and removed her glasses, then made a deliberate show of cleaning them.
"Well, for as honest as you're being with me, I think I'll need to seek out a second opinion." She set her glasses back on and stared hard at the older, overweight tom.
"Sure. That's your prerogative." Larry shrugged. "I'm just saying, as it is, you'll be lucky to get another 150 miles out of it. You go anywhere else in town, they'll either laugh you out of the shop or promise you the moon and then rip you off. I'd think seriously about my offer."
Callie chuffed at that. "My father was an auto mechanic for his entire life. He'd roll over in his grave if I accepted your offer."
Larry cracked a smile. "Well. Guess you're out of luck, then. Will you be wanting to drive it out of here then?"
"Take my advice, drive it right to the salvage yard outside of town." Larry chuckled. "Hell. You might even be able to convince those two bums out there to take a crack at it."
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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.