An updated version of the classic Hanna-Barbera mystery cartoon. Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo travel from town to town in their van, The Mystery Machine, solving cases of hauntings, ... See full summary »
An updated version of the classic Hanna-Barbera mystery cartoon. Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo travel from town to town in their van, The Mystery Machine, solving cases of hauntings, monsters and unexplained occurrences. In this series, the gang is joined by Scooby's pint-sized nephew, Scrappy-Doo. Unlike his uncle, little Scrappy is constantly looking for a fight, and it is all Scooby and Shaggy can do to keep him from hurtling head-on into every ghost and monster they encounter. Of course, after doing a little investigating, most of these ghosts and monsters turn out not to be so scary after all. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
The New Scooby Doo and Scrappy Doo Show does have its flaws, but I was flabbergasted when I saw the 4.3 rating. Yes, it isn't as good as the original Scooby Doo shows, but I don't think it is that bad. The animation is lovely on the most part, and I do like the theme tune. Plus Don Messick and Casey Kasem do delight as always as Scooby and Shaggy. My problems with the show are as follows. The villains are more predictable than they are in the original shows, and I don't think it is quite as funny as its predecessors. Maybe it's because of Scrappy, there are times when I do think he is irritating, but other times when he is tolerable. He is very good at solving clues, and is funny at times. My main problem with him is his catchphrase Puppy Power, it is alright at first, but it does wear thin when he says it nearly all the time. I really like the episodes of the "Scooby and Scrappy Show" with Fred, Velma and Daphne, not so much the ones without them, they weren't as funny, and as well as overdoing Scrappy, Shaggy, Scrappy and Scooby seemed to be chased by real life monsters and very little mystery solving was involved. My final problem was Daphne, instead of the danger prone damsel in distress portrayal, she was seen as intelligent and resourceful, and I felt she was out of character. Overall, I do not think it is a bad show at all, it is flawed, but in my personal opinion, it's not as bad as some make it out to be. 6/10 Bethany Cox.
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