And who can forget Kitirik? When KTRK-TV channel 13 was just starting out in Houston, Texas, and needing a mascot, they came up with a black cat since they were the unlucky 13. Bunny Orsak answered an ad for the fledgling station in 1954. A contest won by a viewer gave her the name by putting "i's" between the station's call letters, KTRK.
On weekday mornings, from 1959 to 1968, Cadet Don entertained Houston youths from a Buck Rogers-style spaceship and rocket control room. Joining him in the fun on KTRK (Channel 13) was his friend Seymour, from the planet Katark.