Karate Kat is an animated children’s television series. It was developed by Rankin/Bass and distributed by Lorimar-Telepictures in 1987. The show is about Karate Kat, a brown cat who’s somehow skilled in Martial arts and uses it against crime. He is usually seen wearing a blue suit with a red tie. Whenever there is trouble, he would utter his catch-phrase ”I’m lean, I’m mean, a karate machine. Kee-yow.” He then goes into a whirlwind spin and changes from his suit to his karate outfit. Karate Kat works for McClaws’s Detective Agency run by his boss Big Mama. His friends/co-workers include inventor Dr. Katmandu, Ciaobaby and her sister Meowbaby, his overweight sparring partner Katgut, and the aptly named Katatonic.