Jun 2, 2004

For the Honor of Grayskull, Please Show She-Ra!

This is a copy of the message I sent to Cartoon Network last July. (Yeah, I know it's old news, but it's still totally valid.)

To Whom It May Concern:

I have a suggestion for an addition to your programming: She-Ra. As you currently play an updated version of He-Man, I assume that you probably own the rights to She-Ra as well. [Note: They don't.] Not only would I love to have She-Ra on the air again (it was my favorite cartoon in the '80s), but I have heard similar comments from a number of college-age and post-college Cartoon Network viewers.

If you consider the idea, it seems pretty logical. She-Ra is a great role model (and didn't the Powerpuff Girls complain that there was really only Wonder Woman to admire in the superheroine department?), and the series was entertaining, not sententious. Also, the original series wouldn't require a makeover like He-Man did. His haircut had to go, but She-Ra and her friends were attractive and trendsetting from the beginning, sporting lavender hair and snazzy outfits in addition to displaying their stellar ass-kicking skills.

For support of my proposal, just take a look at any one of the many She-Ra fan sites and the bootleg She-Ra episodes circulating online. Girls want to be She-Ra and guys think she's hot. It's a natural choice for the Cartoon Network program lineup.

Thanks for listening to my suggestion.


The bastards never replied.

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