From the warped imagination of Paul Fusco (ALF) comes a largely forgotten adventure series that mixed puppets with traditional line animation and special effects. Regrettably, Space Cats is largely forgotten because it aired on NBC for its lone season in 1991.
The series is a send-up of science fiction tropes, among other things. The Cats came to Earth from Triglyceride-7, and get their assignments from a disembodied human head (Charles Nelson Reilly). Fusco voiced Capt. Catgut, whose vocal mannerisms were similar to that of ALF himself. Space Cats was a co-production with Marvel Productions, and thus goes down as Marvel's last sale to NBC.
Following is a sample episode:
Ever notice that each of the Saturday morning shows Reilly worked on lasted just 1 season? Uncle Croc's Block & Lidsville were the same, though Lidsville was kept alive in reruns for an extra 2 years. Reilly also took over as Frankenstone for the 2nd Flinstone Comedy Show, and, yep, that also was dumped after 1 season.