Monday, February 11, 2008

Scooby Doo (Midwest)

A conversation before school this morning involving Joey and Hannah (father and daughter)...

Joey - " Hannah, which character is your favorite then?"
Hannah - "Velma."
Joey - "Gafaw, ha, ha, ha!" "Now, wait. Let's discuss this. Let's see. Daphne, well I hate to say it, but she's just eye candy. I mean, she's really useless as a crime fighter. Fred, he's pretty good. He drives the Mystery Van, so he's got to be important. Shaggy and Scooby. Psshhhh. Give me a break. And, don't even get me started on Scrappy Doo. That show seriously jumped the shark with that one."
Hannah - "I still like Velma".

I'm in the kitchen at this point defrosting bagels. It always surprises me when there is something from my childhood that my kids are into, too. I hated Scooby Doo, but my brothers liked it. I found it intensely, annoyingly obvious that the ghost, who later turned out to be someone in a mask, looked and sounded like a ghost, but then at the end of the show, looked more like a fake. C'MON! And, Shaggy and Scooby did nothing but muck up and create danger for the other characters. Hannah is right, Velma was the only voice of reason on that show for sure.

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