Tuesday, October 2, 2007
The Scary Story of Scrappy Doo
Looking for a spooky tale for an October evening? Over at Mark Evanier's excellent newsfromme.com, the writer/historian tells the incredible story (in four chapters and counting) of how Scrappy Doo, the much-hated nephew of Scooby Doo, was added to the cast of Scooby's animated TV show. A writer for Hanna-Barbera at the time, Mark knows whereof he speaks, and his behind-the-scenes account will have you simultaneously intrigued at the Herculean efforts required for getting a TV project on the air and screaming at the terror of network thinking (an oxymoron), budget-obsessed producers and the horror of Scrappy Doo himself. For the whole terrifying tale go to this page. Warning: Your nightmares will be haunted by puppy power.