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Matthew Stone


A teenager who (as of recently) writes stories about his characters Victor and Roy. I hope you like them as much as I do. They screw up sometimes, but they just wanna be heroes.

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Aug
22nd
2015

My favorite cartoon character, by Pietro · 8:21am Aug 22nd, 2015

I don't care what you say about him. He was my role model when I was a little kid.
I mean, honestly; it's funny how these people despise this character so much, but in doing so, are actually making him into something more than he ever was! Look at it; from their reasoning, the entire show revolved around him! His absence or presence makes or breaks the show. He is also the only cartoon character ever to make decisions in the real world (eliminate gang, change format etc.). This is serious, as jumptheshark.com has literally hundreds of misinformed people spewing a whole lot of vitriol at Scrappy as what caused Scooby to "jump shark"* (go downhill), by eliminating the gang and mystery format. Some have gone as far as claiming they stopped watching TV because of him, or he ruined their childhood! You would think he had become real and killed these peoples' mothers or something! No wonder he would be so portrayed in the movie! (I commented on that site how if they were so "affected" by him like that, their problem was not Scrappy!)

Think about it: If he's so annoying, just remember, annoyance is apart of human relationships, and the person-to-person relationships is one thing that made the realistic Scooby format strong:

Shaggy and Scooby annoyed the rest of the gang with their cowardice, lack of seriousness, and gluttony.The rest of the gang annoyed Scooby and Shaggy by bringing them into these creepy mysteries and giving them dangerous tasks.Shaggy and Scooby even annoyed each other by swiping each other's food or tricking each other into dangerous assignments.Daphne annoyed the others with her vanity and clumsinessVelma occasionally annoyed people with her bookishness. She really annoyed Daphne once by describing a horror movie on the way to the spooky house of the film's star. ("The Exterminator")Fred and Daphne really got on each others' nerves in the desert in "A Ghastly Ghost Town".The gang certainly annoys each other in the recent films, moreso than Scrappy ever did, (and more than the gang ever really did). It's amazing people see Scrappy ruining the spirit of the show but accept all the uncharacteristic bickering the rest of the gang does in the recent movies, (as well as drug and sexual references, including Velma's sexuality being questionable, Fred and Daphne as lovers, plus Fred as being dorky or self absorbed, Shaggy as really a drug addict, the action-adventure feel of newer productions, etc) that has little to do with the original series. All the innocence of the show is gone, and this pales compared to anything Scrappy did. Yet, it is often the same people bashing Scrappy the most for changing the show who like or foster these myths (changes and character revisions) about the rest of the gang the most!

So should all of them be eliminated and treated like they never existed? Why then, we'd have no gang, no star, and no show! So we see that this "annoyance" issue is ridiculous. Fred and the girls are portrayed as showing aversion towards him in both the Scooby Doo Project and the movie, but have you ever seen them annoyed at him in the series? No; he was annoying to Shaggy and Scooby for the very reason that he was another person, who like Freddy and Velma, tried to keep them involved in the case, so why would Freddy and the girls be annoyed by him? In the movie, he wants to go and splat ghosts, and they tell him there are no such things as ghosts. In the actual series, Fred and Velma may believe that for a while, but eventually, when they see the ghosts for themselves, they do believe, until they are unmasked; but regardless of whether ghosts are real or not, still, there would be no conflict between Scrappy and Freddy and the girls, in trying to capture the spooky characters. In the Scooby Doo project, when the voice in the forest everyone is frightened of turns out to be Scrappy and Fred points this out, it is Daphne who says "Yes, I know!" But why would she do this? She and him got along perfectly in the mid-80's episodes, where he was her partner in most split-ups. (Like Fred was in the original series, and now, where pairings are assumed to be based on people liking one another).
Considering the fact that a "feisty little dog" was one of the choices for the original Scooby concept(besides the "big cowardly dog" that was chosen instead, see Ruby and Spears "The History of a Classic"something like Scrappy could have well have become the original Scooby! He may very well have been that original idea dusted off after 10 years! Elsewhere in the cartoon world, other Characters like space monkey Gleek and Bat Mite, messed things up far more stupidly or mischeivously, far worse and far more often for Justice League members.

Many people also seem to have against him the fact that he speaks perfect English unlike Scooby; but then all new Scooby relatives spoke good, or at least better English. (showing that the realism of the original series was no longer being followed). So Scooby was obviously one of a kind, so what difference does it make that his relatives did not share his dog drawl?
People claim "everybody hates him" to prove it is some universal fact that he is bad, yet nobody can give any sound reason why he should he hated other than the matter-of-opinion "he's annoying" or the fabricated "he ruined the show". It seems that this started from a few people who didn't like him becoming very vocal, and others jumping on the bandwagon. It then became "cool" to hate Scrappy, but otherwise, there is no good reason to hate him so much more than any other little sidekick added to a show.

TALE OF TWO CANONS!

My first idea on how to erase the whole live action mess, was for the third movie to reveal how the evil Scrappy was some sort of fake, controlled by some disgruntled Scrappy haters; perhaps some villain he splatted once. But then, the project began to wane, but then was resurrected as a prequel; perhaps "Pup named Scooby Doo"-themed; making it hard to fix things with Scrappy. But now I realize that that is not necessary. Being that it is said that both Pup Named Scooby Doo and the live action movie are "not considered canonical" because of many of the glaring inconsistencies in the character personalities, I realized that both of those productions can be tied to each other as a separate canon; a NEGATIVE one.

Here is the essay I wrote for the different boards I post on:
It is totally unreasonable to think that the original gang of "Where Are You" could have possibly grown from the kids in "Pup". (save, Shaggy and Scooby). Yet it is easy to imagine them growing into the troubled teens of the live action movie, or Harvey Birdman and a number of other spoofs. This whole parallel negative Scooby canon brings to mind the old "Nega-Scooby" page.

http://www.ccs00.com/cdc/scooby/darkside/

The first spoof page, and the first to slam Scrappy I had seen, way back in my early days on the internet; it presents a negative, "dark" version of the gang, and casts Scrappy as coming from this Negative gang to infiltrate the real one. It's this thinking that spread everywhere, on the net, and eventually to the storyboard and studio. Shortly after this page appeared, those stupid ribbons began spreading everywhere online, and it became "cool" to bash Scrappy. A whole new real world history of Scooby was written, where this Scrappy from the Negaworld character actually made decisions in the real world, such as eliminating the rest of the gang, and killing off the show. The ribbon became the mandala that would eventually hypnotize writers into expanding the Nega Scooby universe with more spoofs, including a live action feature-length spoof.

However, with new productions influenced by Nega-thinking yet yet to come, this reasoning would become contradictory as time went on.
All of the Nega-Scooby productions would characterize Scrappy negatively. In fact, negative portrayals of Scrappy always accompany the features of the negative gang:

Fred being an complete idiot and jerk; 
an obnoxious Daphne, 
the two of them nevertheless being lovers,
Shaggy and Scooby being potheads, 
and a sorry Velma whose sexual identity is often called into question.

You can see all these same patterns together, across the web, and in some productions. Where one is, there is the other. This is clearly the Nega-Scooby universe we are observing!
Just think; Why would a Scrappy come from the nega-world and portray himself as evil? The live action movie showed us one and for all that there were two Scrappy's along with copies of the rest of the gang. 
It is not Scrappy who is trying to infiltrate the real canon --and also the real world with the Nega Scooby; but rather it is all the dreams of the Nega-fans: those poor real world souls whose childhoods were ruined by the addition of one little character to the Scooby universe (Think this is a joke? Just go and read early jumptheshark.com entries, plus other internet posts from years ago! You also see people who HATE Scooby spit the same vitriol at Scrappy! Now, what is THAT all about?) Their fragile minds gone awry, they could never again view the gang as just a group of innocent kids and a dog. They instead created the Nega-Scooby universe, with real world negative controversial issues of sex, drugs and shlock & droll infused, and try to replace the real Scooby canon with it. The reason: to get revenge on Scrappy for the damage he did to their early TV watching.

From the Nega-Scooby page:

One other thing that can be tied to the Nega- Scooby Doo Gang are the errors that pop up in episodes from time to time. These are pranks pulled off by the gang in order to make their counterparts look bad.

Isn't this a perfect explanation of A Pup Named Scooby, the first live action movie, the Harvey Birdman appearances, and several other spoofs and even some Cartoon Network bumpers and promos? Some of it has even crept into modern genuine true canon productions, such as the WNSD/DTV movie Fred still being a bit dopey at times, and romantically jealous of Daphne.

Here, we separate the two worlds by their totally different timelines and character interactions.

The TRUE canon:

•Four "meddling kids" with a dog stumble on crimes being covered up with "ghost" mystery themes.

•They begin traveling (and often hoping to be getting away from mysteries), meet famous stars, and soon a couple of Scooby's relatives get involved. Scrappy may have been annoying, especially in the beginning, but the gang all annoyed each other at times, yet still loved each other.

•The gang separates on GOOD terms, as Freddy and the girls embark on careers. Shaggy, Scooby and Scrappy go off on their own and encounter mostly real ghosts and monsters, and some other foes.

•Shaggy gets a job at an uncle's detective agency, moving them back into crimesolving. When off duty, they hang out at a teen center, and get into situations with other teens. Scrappy also visits another uncle out west in Yucca Flats.

•Daphne, in her career as a reporter, begins bringing Shaggy and the dogs on her cases. Scrappy has matured a lot, and is able to fill in for Fred.

•Soon, Scooby finally opens his own firm; the Scooby Doo Detective Agency. Fred and Velma visit, from their careers. They even accompany her on an assignment.

•Then, they hit big time, with their own private plane, a new Mystery Machine, and new outfits; but get caught up in one single assignment: capturing 13 real ghosts they had been tricked into releasing from a chest.

•Shaggy and the dogs go out alone again, to deal with a monster race, a Ghoul School, and the Boo Brothers. Shaggy and Scooby then get a job as food tasters for an Arabian prince. The gang then gets back together again for new animated movies and series.

•Shaggy and Scooby finally mature enough to handle an evil scientist on their own; and defeat him with the aid of another Shaggy uncle. (Fred and the Girls would still make visits).

The NEGA-canon:

•Some 20 years after the original gang begins, there are these young kids in a time warped Nega-universe where it is somehow both the 60's and the 80's at the same time. They begin trying to copy the real gang. They first copy the real SDDA name. It is led by an idiot Fred, a loudmouthed, obnoxious Daphne, and an almost completely silent Velma. Shaggy and Scooby are the only ones who can perfectly imitate themselves. They then grow up and become the Nega-gang, and soon copy the real gang's outfits and then rename themselves "Mysteries Inc" a name ripped off of a real world Cartoon Network programming block, and soon modified to "Mystery Inc". They begin fighting and bickering with each other over who is the leader of the gang. An evil Scrappy joins in this, but is for some reason kicked out in Yucca Flats, even though the rest of the gang is on just as much of a power trip; all behaving just as badly. Fred and Daphne also are by now quarreling lovers. Yet Fred is still unrespectable; at one point being horribly dissed by a female member of Jabberjaw's gang at a dance because of his "neckerchief".

•They soon break up, on BAD terms, and Shaggy and Scooby go off alone, where they just hang out in the Mystery Machine getting high.
•The gang soon rejoins, (still bickering all the way) and defeats the evil Scrappy, who had turned against them. He was trying to take over the world, and had earlier screamed at the rest of the Cartoon Network universe in a promo. The Nega-gang had already been afraid of him when they had the "project" in the forest.

•In a kangaroo court filled with Nega-HB characters (such as the "sexually charged" Peter Potamus, an unfaithful Galaxy Girl, etc.) Shaggy and Scooby stand trial for their supposed drug use, and somehow are cleared despite an overwhelming amount of evidence.
•Scrappy (perhaps also in the courtroom for his own trial; hey; why didn't they make a show about this?) is killed by Avenger, and paraded around by him, to the joy of the entire Nega-universe.

It is clear here that we have two totally separate canons; different universes that have emerged, side by side! People need to be able to tell the real one from the dark counterfeit. They need to take their stand as TRUE fans, or NEGA-fans!


So there's basically no reason to hate on Scrappy. The true target of the hate should be Teen Titans Go Robin. HE'S SUCH AN ASSWIPE!!!

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Comments ( 1 )

Everything you wrote is so true and I agree with it. Scrappy was a really good character and I believe the movies would of been better with him in the gang. And Robin in Teen Titans Go is such a ASSWIPE!:facehoof:

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