Anyone else here absolutely loathe the character of SCOOBY DO?

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  1. Dick

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    I suppose I needn't post this question, as nothing is going to sway me from my hatred of this cartoon character, nor do I really need reinforcement to validate it. I just don't see the appeal - it is completely lost on me. I was quite young when this mumbling abomination first hit t.v., and I formed an instant dislike to it. It seems to emerge from beneath the soiled underwear of the bottom drawer of animation - it is IMO witless, with supremely bad animation, and what clips I've seen from the modern theatrical rendition does nothing to warm me to it. The "dogspeak" vocals are really a rip-off of the much funnier hand puppets Black Tooth/White Fang from The Soupy Sales Show, so even that hasn't a modicum of originality. Yet, it enjoys a remarkable popularity, and people everywhere - adults included - are enthused about the DVD set coming out. I can only scratch my head. I've enjoyed some of the "limited animation" t.v. series in the past, such as THE FLINTSTONES and GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE, which actually reflect a bit of intelligence. SCOOBY, on the other hand, seems to have been written, animated and performed by people with the mental prowess of an embryo. If I have offended any fans, well, this is of course all the opinion of one mystified aficionado of GOOD animation. There, rant over. Flame barrier up. Have a nice day. [​IMG]
     
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    Do I loathe Scooby Doo? No, not really...but Scrappy Doo is a different question.
     
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    "Scrappy Doo , a magnum.... POW" - Eddie Izzard
     
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    Yup. The appeal is completely lost on me as well. Possibly the most irritating cartoon I know. It seems to have a huge following, so we must be missing something.

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    I never watched it growing up. I had Bugs Bunny and The Flintstones.
     
  7. Dave Poehlman

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    Well, first off, when I watched Scooby Doo as a kid, it was in the days before cable TV.. so, it was pretty much that or the news.

    Plus, I would watch it after school at my Grandmother's house where she would pump me full of Twinkies and Pepsi... so there's probably some sort of Pavlov response when I hear that theme music. [​IMG]

    Scrappy Doo was the worst. I've yet to meet anyone who actually liked Scrappy.
     
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    I like "Scooby Do"! It's "Scooby Doo" that I don't like, particularly when he sings "Strangers In The Night". [​IMG]
     
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    Yes. I completely agree with your post. Even in my less-discriminating days as a kid, I found it an annoying, unappealing character, the Saturday morning equivalent of Jar-Jar.
     
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    I agree, put a circle in the square
     
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    Hate the cartoon... however the character of Scooby is the least annoying in the 'cast.'
     
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    Well, Mr. Izzard's theory is that Scooby and Shaggy are nearly the only characters in literature (other than Shakespeare's Falstaff) who are defined by their cowardice, and we relate to them on that level.
     
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    Never watched the show as a child. Now, it seems, even Gilligan's Island had more plot templates.

    Every episode is about a ghost, and yet they ran for over a decade?

    Scoob had about the dorkiest circle of friends in animation history.
     
  15. Dave Poehlman

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    Well, I can see we're all dodging the obvious question here:

    Who's hotter, Daphne or Velma?

    Sure, Daphne may have the looks, but, Velma's always wearing that catholic schoolgirl skirt and if you take her out of that heavy sweater, I think you might have a sex-kitten on your hands. rrrowr!

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    Shakespeare and Scooby in the same sentence... this is getting deep. I only watch it for that snappy, big-band beat of the soundtrack :b
     
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    Dave,

    You missed the link to my poll above. Who's hotter?? Daphne or Velma (with pics).
     
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    Thank you Rob I couldn't remember the rest of that quote.
     
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    Yep, lost on me[​IMG]
     
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    If I gave it any thought I might.
     

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