* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The second season intro absolutely ''wails''. See it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI8ZDzMCjMI here]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_AdxJWFUh4 The Season 1 intro isn't too shabby either]].
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The Red Lynx would laugh if it weren't so pathetic...]] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker oh, what the heck. He'll laugh anyway!]]
** Actually, the series is full of familiar voices, including:
*** CharlieAdler as T-Bone
*** Barry Gordon, Donatello from ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', as Razor
*** Creator/TressMacNeille as Callie Briggs
*** Creator/JimCummings as Mayor Manx and Morbulus
*** Creator/CandiMilo as Ann Gora
*** Creator/FrankWelker as Dr. Viper
*** Creator/RobPaulsen as Hard Drive
*** Creator/KathSoucie as Turmoil
*** And as mentioned above, Creator/MarkHamill as the Red Lynx.
*** Gary Owens as Feral
*** Lori Alan ([[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3 The Boss]], [[WesternAnimation/FantasticFour Sue Storm]], [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Diane Simmons]]) as Felina Feral.
*** Creator/PaulEiding as Dr. Zyme.
*** Not to mention all the character actors who played villains: Brock Peters ([[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome Admiral]] [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Cartwright]], [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Joesph Sisko]]) as Dark Kat, John Vernon as Rex Shard, Keene Curtis as The Pastmaster, Roddy [=MacDowall=] as Madkat, and Creator/AprilWinchell as Molly Mange.
*** MichaelDorn played the space pirate Mutilor.
*** Creator/JenniferHale has a small role in "Cry Turmoil".
*** [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Robert Patrick]] played Dr. Leiter Greenbox in "Chaos in Crystal". When he reappeared in "Unlikely Alloys", [[TheOtherDarrin he was played by]] [[Film/ConAir Nick Chinlund]].
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: No longer in effect, as Warner Bros, through their Warner Archive DVD-on-Demand program, released ''SWAT Kats'' in December 2010, with some missing scenes restored (the title card for "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice", and the farmer getting devoured in "The Giant Bacteria"; although in January 2012 they issued an updated version, mainly because the original DVDs had the ending credits wrong for many of the episodes.
* RecycledScript: "Razor's Edge" and the ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' episode "Modo Hangs It Up", both written by the same author, share similar plots: one of the heroes suffers a HeroicBSOD followed by a TenMinuteRetirement.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: According to Lance Falk, a writer for the show, "When Strikes Mutilor" was supposed to end with the pacifist astronauts being ''human''; with two of them removing their helmets and commenting how there's intelligent life, and we see an American flag in the background, confirming that the series took place on another planet in the future. However, an H-B exec "didn't get it" and had them change them to kat aliens, much to Falk's displeasure.