Die Scrappy, Die! By Mike White. A few weeks ago I went into Thomas Video to sell a few copies of CdC and peruse their comic books. One book in particular caught my eyethe new Scooby Doo comic...
A few weeks ago I went into Thomas Video to sell a few copies of CdC and peruse their comic books. One book in particular caught my eyethe new Scooby Doo comic. I found this very of ironic since my reprint of the old "Scooby Doo: The Unanswered Questions" from Fun had just been redone for a new issue of Orbit. I felt as though I was in the midst of a Scooby Renaissance!
But then, much to my dismay, I beheld in terror a sight that almost made me cry out in anguish: at the bottom of the cover between Velma and Shaggy stood (note the word "stood") Scrappy fucking Doo.
More annoying than a contestant on Singled Out, Scrappy ruined the Scooby Doo show. I used to be a big fan of Scooby Dooeven watching the Hanna Barbera Olympics to catch a glimpse of him. I stayed with him through those rough celebrity-voiced episodes until they introduced us to Scrappy Doo.
Scrappy came in like a spoiled child star, taking every good line from Scooby and Shaggy and generally being a pain in the ass. "Puppy Power!!!" he would scream like Captain Caveman and then try to kick butt like Popeye but he wasn’t all thathe was just a jerk. I don’t know anyone that enjoyed Scrappy’s presence on the show and even the mere mention of his name leaves a foul taste in my mouth after all these years. He was the cartoon equivalent of the cute kid syndrome found in most sit-coms; after a few years the writers don’t know what to do but bring in a kid and have he or she say cute/dumb things for cheap laughs (meaning that in my opinion that Olsen Twin show was just pathetic from the beginning). Scrappy Doo is the Cousin Oliver of the Scooby Doo show.
So I put before you a proposal. They killed off Superman (for a day or two), got rid of Peter Parker (or a clone by that name) and Ms. Marvel disappeared for a few years. I say DOWN WITH SCRAPPY DOO!
I have already written a letter to Archie Comics asking for the immediate withdrawal (if not bloody death) of the Scrappy Doo character from the new Scooby Doo comic book and I ask all of my readers to do the same. It’s easy and, most of all, it’s fun! It gave me great joy to rip on Scrappy in the hopes of seeing his mauled carcass strewn about a few panels.
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