Thursday, November 4, 2010

Scrappy-dappy-Doo

Man, I haaaated Scrappy Doo.

I remember him being a real Cousin Oliver/jump the shark moment, but either I'm wrong or Wikipedia is on some serious crack. They say: "Scrappy-Doo was added to the cast of Scooby-Doo to save the show's ratings, which by 1979 had begun to sink to the point of cancellation threats from ABC. After his addition to the show proved to be a ratings success, Hanna-Barbera restructured the show around Scrappy in 1980."


They do go on to say: "Scrappy-Doo has become the symbol of a character, usually overexuberant or cute in an irritating way, that critics say is gratuitously added to a series, which is known as Cousin Oliver Syndrome. Due to the general perception of the character by audiences, Scrappy-Doo has not appeared in any Scooby-related spinoffs since the made-for-television movie Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf in 1988, with two exceptions."


Apparently, the damn dog has a middle name. It's Cornelius. Oh for frickin' frackin'...










3 comments:

Bob said...

I thought Scrappy Dappy Doo was a sign of the apocalypse.

Anonymous said...

Scrappy Doo's appearance marked the end of my cartoon-loving childhood. I can't believe anyone liked him - ever.

Mike Zipko said...

Scrappy Dappy Don't. So you wish this had never happened.