Not rub raw ... tap!
- Pat Warburton
It was Captain Elliott Spenser all along!
|Binro the Heretic |
|Rodents of Unusual Size |
And that is why this is my favorite Scooby Doo show ever.
In the current season events have caused Shaggy to have gotten a haircut against his will and Daphne wasn't part of Mystery Inc. for a while because she had a new boyfriend who wasn't obsessed with building traps.
What is going on with Scooby Doo? This is ... different from my memories.
|The Mothership |
And he would have gotten away with it if it weren't for you meddling cenobites.
The show is called 'Mystery Incorporated' & it used to run in prime time with 'Adventure Time', but they sped through this season running it weekdays at 2pm where I am with zero promotion. It's got pretty good production values & cogent story archs not to mention the best guest voices: Lewis Black, Jeffrey Combs, Jim Rash, Gary Cole, & Harlan Ellison as himself.
The finale of season one had Scooby hallucinating an adventure that featured every Hanna Barbara sidekick, including Dune Buggy, Jabberjaw, & Phunky Phantom, not to mention there is a machevellian parrot named Prof. Paraclese that looks & sounds exactly like Klaus Kinski who I swear has killed someone on screen. They just did an episode featuring Blue Falcon & Dyno Mutt.
A permanent location, interesting recurring characters (like the sherrif Hot Dog Water), just the right blend of character development, intriguing plots, & self referential humor. This show is fucking correct. And it blows my mind Frank Welker can still do a spot on Fred.
Although, it still manages let Matthew Lillard siphon a paycheck, so, you know,however you feel about that.
|Caminante Nocturno |
How many horror movies could have ended prematurely if the villain had been rebuffed by disinterest?
I was going to give this a four out of my reflexive distaste for the basic Scooby Doo franchise and Hanna-Barbera, partially because the original S-D was a prime showcase for all that was awful about H-B productions, the H-B formula distilled to it's most pure and lethal form: animation at 3-frames-per-second, the stingy handful of overused sound effects, the same three music cues and the same creaky, shoddily executed plot over and over and over; partially because any of the following in the franchise only managed to even worse. Like the one where they were kids, or the one where Scooby Doo, Shaggy, Daphne and some token Latin-American boy were pursuing ghosts.
This is pretty great, though.
|Jet Bin Fever |
I accidentally watched this with my nephew. It was really confusing and weird. Also, Scooby can talk now... like genuinely.
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