Scrappy-Doo (Don Messick) is a major character of the Scooby-Doo franchise. He is fictional Great Dane puppy created by Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1979 as the nephew of Scooby-Doo. Scrappy has appeared in a number of the various incarnations of the Scooby-Doo cartoon series. This version of Scrappy, however, seems to be the most likable, as he did grow from when he first debuted.
Why This Version Rocks
- This version of Scrappy is a lot more mature, observant, and less annoying than his old counterpart.
- While he does still use his catchphrase, he uses it rarely, and not at all in The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo.
- He has a lot more moments of being in action and being useful than the old version.
- While he does still have a desire to show how tough he is, he is no longer as arrogant about it than he used to be.
- He also became a lot more friendly and sensitive.
- His annoying constant tendency to try and pick fights with villains was downplayed, and he develops better common sense when he should and should not back down from a fight.
- There have been a lot of episodes where he manages to keep his Uncle Scooby, and Shaggy out of danger.
- He is one of the bravest members of the gang.
- His vocal performance is an improvement over his original voice, as the late Don Messick voiced him, which is great since Don also voiced his Uncle Scooby. He also stops speaking in an unnecessary Brooklyn accent.
- Despite his redemption, he still does have a few annoying moments, though not as much as his original 1979-1980 version.
- He was horribly flanderized in the 2002 live-action film and was even turned into the main antagonist of the film, all because that both writer James Gunn and Warner Bros. hated the character.
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