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Ultra-Coyote 6.0 writes...

Hi mr. Weisman!

Since you watched the Simpsons, I wanted to tell you some funny paralells I found.

Do you remember the episode where they introduced a new character for Ichy & Scratchy? The man said something like : "...so you want a cartoon with real life situations, futuristic robots and magical powers?!". Of course, I immediatly thought of Gargoyles; if only Matt Groening knew!

Later in the episode, Lisa said that new characters in cartoons are just used to raise the ratings. I think that's what Angela was for in Gargoyles...well it worked! I never watched Gargoyles so much ever since she appeared, because I missed a lot of episodes and wondered where she came from.

Greg responds...

I don't know if Angela raised ratings. That wasn't really why we added her. Mostly, I felt she was a character we were missing. A hole in the show that needed filling. But of course, she also opened up some wonderful story avenues for us too.

Response recorded on July 26, 2000