Saturday, November 19, 2005

I Miss My Saturday Morning Cartoons, Part VI



Scooby-Dooby Doo...
Where are you?... We've got some work to do now!...

Hey Scooby!!!!...

You know what? I wasn't the biggest fan of this show. It was one of those cartoons where I would look at it, but only because I was waiting for something more interesting to come on. And then, there came a time where the re-runs of Scooby-Doo were nonstop...

It got to the point that if I had to hear Shaggy yell "Zoinks" one more time, I was going to throw the T.V. through the wall...

Scooby Doo was basically about a crew of friends (Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and the Great Dane (whatever he was) Scooby-Doo running around solving mysteries concerning some crazy ghost or monster wreaking havoc on a dark, scary, goofy looking island.... The premise was always the same: There was never any monster, but always some greedy dude or female trying to scare people away from some shady mess...

But like I said earlier, I wasn't fond of the show. I would look at it, but it was mostly chewing gum for the brain for me. Several things use to bother me:

1. First of all, how did these teens get involved in crime solving? Especially with scary ass Shaggy tagging along. I think I would have liked the show a lot if they would have ditched his butt.

2. And why did they always have to split up and go search for clues?(I bet you know where I'm going with this). When they did split up, Fred and Daphne went one way and Velma was left with Shaggy and Scooby... Hmmm....



3. What was up with those 6 foot tall sandwiches?

4. And my biggest pet peeve... Something that really unsettled me....


Why the hell was Shaggy always jumping so hard for a damn Scooby Snack? Aren't those Dog biscuits?

I did like one thing about the show... The Mystery Machine. I was going to buy one when I grew up....

I haven't gotten around to that yet...

And maybe I'm imagining things, but it seems like '90's track star Michael Johnson completely jacked Velma's running style...

The ending to every show was the same... The villian would say, after his or her plan had been foiled..."And I would've done it, too, if it wasn't for you meddling kids and that pesky dog!!"

Scooby-Doo and the gang aren't my favorites, but I'd rather look at them on a Saturday morning instead of three hours of Atlanta news...

14 comments:

  1. :) I loved that show and one word for the six foot sandwiches, scooby snacks and p-noid behavior, Shaggy smoke "WEED" big time.

    Michael Johson stealing Velma style of running LMAO

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  2. I used to love that show...but I was a Flintstones girl and a Tom and Jerry head...:)

    What's good ma?

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  3. i gotta co sign...scooby doo was something i watched when i waiting for something else to come on. i was a tom and jerry/flinstones head...i like the old cartoons better than the new ones. shout outs to cartoon networks sister channel boomerang. that channel is crack.

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  4. Dang its been a while since I last watched any TV. I use to love watching Scooby Doo and the Flintstone while growing up, heck I even watched them as an adult when time permit.

    You know, Saturday morning cartoons just isn't the same.

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  5. Khalli...I think u right!

    I was never a scooby fan...I would read instead LOL...My 7 year old twins had a scooby phase for about a year...yeesh!...I'm glad that's over LOL

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  6. I remember saturday mornings with such fondness. Waking up late, watching the tv and staying in pj's. Lazy saturdays are gone! And they were dog snacks. What *was* up with that?

    ~Deb

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  7. What's up, ya'll???? :)

    @Khalli88... I like your explanation of Shaggy's paranoia... too much chronic... And check out MJ next time you see an old picture of him running... runs JUST like Velma...

    @ Dee-Dee...

    I'm a Flintstones girl too... I just bought the whole fourth season on DVD... Now THAT's the cartoon!

    @Doc...

    I think if every Scooby Doo show didn't have the same plot or theme, it would have been a little more interesting...Yeah, and I LOVE the Boomerang channel, but it's not available everywhere... Whoever came up with the idea of the Boomerang channel is definitely a genius!!

    @Bohemvibe...

    Nope, Saturday morning cartoons ain't the same... I have no idea what comes on anymore on a Saturday morning, except for the depressing news. And that is sad..

    @ DJ DIVA...

    You're too smart for me... I use to read, but I was definitely a TV addict... I know you wanted to go jump out the window when the twins got off into Scooby Doo... Thank goodness it was just a phase!!


    @Dr. D.S....

    LOL...See, that's what I'm talkin' bout... Your Saturday morning memories are the same as mine...
    And the Scooby Snacks? I was hoping you would break it down to me and let me know that they were really Triscuits or Saltine crackers... something!! But they were Scooby Snacks, and by the way Shaggy was carrying on, those scooby snacks were laced with a little something, something!!!

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  8. Oh mann cartoons, its been so long since I last watched a cartoon- you know this weekend I'm going to take some time out to see whats actually on the tube. I loved Scooby and remember the Jetsons, Speed Racer, ummm what else did I like

    oooohh Felix the Cat, remember ???

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  9. I myself was never and still am not a big fan of animated programming. I much preferred shows like Sesame Street and Zoom when I was a kid. However, when my brothers and I would fight over the TV as children, I was willing to go easy on them and not use a few well-timed tears with my Daddy if they were watching Scooby Doo instead of something like Batman or those other "Pow", "Bam", "Splat" shows...you remember what I'm talking about...The only cartoon I actually did love, was UNDERDOG. He was the only one who possibly could have hung in my neighborhood ;-b

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  10. @ghostwriter...

    Doggonit Ghostwriter... don't even TALK about Felix the cat... I use to love that cartoon. But have a good weekend... Sit back and pretend to be a kid again and watch a few cartoons! And thanks for stopping by my blog!

    @Sharon...

    What's up, my new neighbor? Welcome, welcome! You've never been all that fond of cartoons? You're such an intellectual!! You liked Sesame street? It was a'ight for a quick minute. Big Bird became a little to weird for me. But I do like Underdog, too...

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. i was never a big fan of scooby-doo. fred looked too gay, daphne was goofy, velma was too butch, and shaggy and scooby (ie. the weed-heads) just got on my nerves.

    i'm sorry, i'm a jem fanatic...and loved the flintstones...

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  12. You're just like me... Didn't like none of them fools on the Scooby Doo Show.

    I remember Jem. I use to love that show too! And gee, looks like everybody liked the Flintstones. I just bought the Flintstone 4th season box set DVD... I gotta do a post on that!

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  13. Wow... I stumbled on to your blog and loooooooooooooooooove the topics. Especially this one. I used to watch Scooby, was was really down with Rickety Rocket, Plastic Man, Speed Buggy and The Flintstones. I think ABC had the best cartoons. All NBC had were The Smurfs and they got old real quick. LOL

    Boy, I feel like I'm doing a dissertation on cartoons. I will now stop. But know that I'm feeling this post. And will definitely be back to your blog. Great stuff!

    Will
    inmywritemind.blogsome.com

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  14. Hey Will, thanks a lot... I've been hanging around your blog too (you're part of that Blogsome crew, right??), just been a little shy about commenting... be sure to come back again... I see people are really digging the Flinstones... I have a Huge Flinstsone post coming up next Saturday...

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