Thursday, October 1, 2009


by Tom McConville (NWM Staff Writer)

Being at home has given me the opportunity to check out a ton of cartoons. And the one that my two older kids are really into is Scooby Doo. THE ORIGINAL SCOOBY DOO! The Boomerang Network shows all the old episodes every afternoon. And certain things I remember still ring true. Scooby and Shaggy were indeed the precursors to Cheech and Chong, the sexual tension between Freddie and Daphne was on constant simmer, and Velma was undoubtedly first lesbian in an animated series. But the great thing is, those meddling kids still hold up after all these years.

What bums me out, however, is that Boomerang also shows a movie entitled...

‘Scooby Doo and the Ghoul School” featuring the most loathsome of all cartoon characters – a one Scrappy Doo.

Who though the addition of Scrappy Doo was a smart idea? The same people who thought the Miranda character on Sex and the City was good?  Scrappy was supposed to be a likable Dane.

Bad job Hanna. F minus Barbera.


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