Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Most Annoying Pet Edition


As a fan of super-talented voice actor Frank Welker, I’m always torn when I watch the 80s ‘Dungeons And Dragons’ cartoon.  On the one hand, the fact that Frank can do such realistic baby unicorn noises and bleats is impressive, but on the other, I find myself compelled to dropkick Uni the Unicorn nearly as much as Eric the Cavalier seems to.  As a byproduct of the “every show needs a cute pet” rule that was unbreakable during the time period, Uni adds nothing to the proceedings other than endangering the party and giving Bobby a reason to do stupid things.  Still, he’s not as central to the plot as Scrappy Doo, nor as entirely useless as Snarf, but still ranks below Shipwreck’s parrot from G.I. Joe, who could at least mimic voices to make itself useful.  Indeed, the cute sidekick/mascot/pet is a widely used plot device that I seldom, if ever, find myself really liking, which leads to today’s query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still can’t forgive the mess that was Godzooky, asking: What’s the most annoying cartoon mascot/pet of them all?