|B. Weed - 2008-09-02 |
Is this the one where they use a clip of Jerry singing "Pretty Mary Sunshine" over and over and OVER again until you want to scream?
That's the one, all righty.
I saw it a couple times as a kid and now every time I even READ the name Jerry Reed that fucking thing comes back into my head.
Hopefully this is correctly replying. Yeah BHWW, Scooby basically kept rehashing stuff over and over again. As much as I loved Scooby when I was a kid I now have to look at "The Scooby and Scrappy Power Hour" and "The Thirteen Ghosts of Scooby Doo" as dark bleek periods in Scooby's history. The thing that bugged me about "Power Hour" as a kid is that the monsters were real, and no one seemed to notice that there were man eating plants or alien invaders or wolfmen or whatever except for Shaggy and Scooby. Somehow the only ones that noticed were a guy who talked to his dogs and his two dogs, one of which spoke with a Brooklyn Accent and clearly comes from a broken home because he's always trying to pick a fight with everyone.
Oh, and "A Pup Named Scooby Doo" was really bad too. As was "The New Scooby Doo Movies". I mean really? Sandy Duncan? Why do we need a story about Sandy Duncan? I have no idea who she is other than I'm pretty sure she played "Peter Pan" at one time. Even though the "Adams Family" episode is fairly good, well, for Scooby Doo. And there were the Direct to Video movies from the 80's "Scooby Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf", "Scooby Doo and the Ghoul School" and "Scooby Doo and the Boo Brothers" which all had Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy getting into some sort of "wacky" situation with real monsters. And "Scooby Doo Where Are You?" if you really want to make a point of it. Sure, it's fun for nostalgia reasons, but even I, a die hard Scooby fan have to admit that the show was never actually "good" it's just... Scooby Doo. I like it the same way I like The Brady Bunch or Gilligan's Island, yeah, they're horribly stupid, but there's a kind of entertainment there, it just isn't an entertaining entertainment.
Also, Scooby rolls on in the current age with "What's New Scooby Doo" a new version of the classic "Guys in rubber monster suits protecting Pirate Gold" story line and the newer and more horrible "Shaggy and Scooby Doo Get A Clue" where Shaggy and Scoob inherit a mansion and millions of dollars from a rich Uncle Shagleford who only appears to have died, but has in fact actually gone into hiding to find an evil genius who is trying to take over the world. Everyweek the evil genius is foiled by Shaggy and Scooby and their new Super Power Scooby Snacks that give Scoob a variety of super powers from "Super Speed" to Inflating like a balloon and floating about. The villian has evil henchmen who are basically the brothers from Napolean Dynamite and who are about as helpful as 21 and 24 from The Venture Brothers.
God Damn. This is WAY too much info on Scooby Doo. I might as well go ahead and say that Shaggy's real name is Norville Rogers and that there's no real reason that I have ever seen in the show that explains why he's called "Shaggy" other than the fact that he has a goatee and a whole bunch of Uncles that have "Shagg" in their last name. I figure it's something to do with his mother's maiden name.
And no, I don't have asperger's, which makes this whole comment that much sadder.
Oh, and this is one of the best/worst episodes of the movies. It's another case of "Why him?" to kids from any period other than the time the episode was made, like every Scooby Doo Movie except for "Batman" and "Don Knotts".
Thank you for the disclaimer ROUS. I have been regretting/proud of this comment since I made it yesterday. And I have to say: No, I don't talk like this in real life because my friends know that if they don't interrupt me I'll go on and on like this, so I never get to the point of being able to explain my hate of that damn street urchin Flim-flam from the travesty that is "The Thirteen Ghosts of Scooby Doo".
|Paracelsus - 2008-09-02 |
Amos Moses was a Cajun.
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