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Can anyone explain why Scrappy Doo was created?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by TheoGB, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

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    i LOVE the original scooby doo cartoons. i don't even mind the more recent incarnations (zombie island?).

    but...

    i will NOT watch any episode with scrappy - i'd like to do a 40-yard punt with that dog. totally irritating!
     
  2. Tommy Ceez

    Tommy Ceez Second Unit

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    I think the whole "adding a new cute character to the formula" only works when a previously cute character gets too old.I.e. Oliver replaces Cindy,that other Kid replaces Rudy on "cosby" when Rudy's mustache got too thick,adding a completly new character to a show that had to previously equivilent is usually the act of a desperate sitcom.
     
  3. Alan Benson

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    Same reason they added The Great Gazoo to The Flintstones... To make a declining show that much worse... [​IMG]
     
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    I know! His creator wrote a blog all about it. Read it here: http://www.newsfromme.com/writings/scrappy-days/
    They were going to cancel it, because it was getting too repetitive. But then Joe Barbera thought up Scrappy. And with Scrappy managed to convince them to keep it going. Scrappy's introduction successfully boosted the ratings, allowing it to survive to be the stupendouly popular franchise it is today.
    I know that Scooby-Doo can get a little repetitive at times, and occasionally it feels overrated, but you shouldn't pick on Scrappy just because he saved it! Give Scooby&Scrappy a chance!
     

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