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Saturday, May 06, 2006

#225: Scooby Doo

I don't know why this entered into my head just now, but it annoyed me then and it annoys me now when in Scooby Doo, the kids do all this sleuthing gathering clues and then and the end of the show, they just devise some trap for the villain and unmask them. My beef is the fact that they could have just saved time catching the guy without having to do any investigation. I felt cheated that they hardly ever used the knowledge of the information-gathering in the solving of the mystery. Severity 1


Andy said...

But they didn't ever figure out that the creature was actually just some old guy with a flashlight, some sheets on a curtain rod, and a slide whistle (wait, wasn't that a Brady Bunch episode) until they did their sleuthing. So in effect, they did use that information. And just like every Dukes of Hazzard episode contained at least two gratuitous car chases, every Scooby Doo episode involved a foot chase in a haunted house that had a hallway with five evenly spaced doors on either side.

Besides, if you're going to complain about Scooby Doo, you should say something about Scrappy Doo. I hate that little fucker.

Vicki Stockton said...

I hate the opposite. The new trend in TV is to show you something, break for commercial, then show you the exact same scene again, as if you forgot within that 2 minutes and 2 seconds (or 2 seconds for we TIVO subscribers). It doesn't just annoy me a little bit; it annoys me A LOT. Were I to have a ratings scale, this would be a FIVE. The worst offender of this seems to be Nanny 911.

Marc Schoenfeld said...

Andy, Scrappy is too universally despised to make my list. Too obvious. And since every single time the creature really was a person, they could have just assumed that after the 10th time the monster was fake and just went right away and caught the guy.
Vicki, not sure what the opposite is you refer to. On you other point, I have not noticed that, but it sounds like a good way to pad a show if the writers can't figure out how to fill the 21 or 42 minutes with material

Vicki Stockton said...

I meant to post this on the one about TV previews -- the opposite being "reviews." Alas, I'm computer retarded. Go ahead and use it for an annoyance if you'd like... "it annoys me when idiots post a comment on the wrong entry. Why can't they pay better attention to what the hell they're doing?"