Launched in 1969, the sprawling franchise that is Scooby-Doo has been through many incarnations.  A Saturday morning staple in the 70s, we’ve seen kid versions, super-length movies with famous guest-stars, even a live-action incarnation, and throughout that, one thing has remained unchanged: People hate Scrappy-Doo.

But also that the show and characters are extremely flexible, as this week’s ‘Scooby-Doo Apocalypse’ comic book proves.  Forty-five years down the line, and the Mystery Inc. gang has seen a lotta rubber masks, hoods and the occasional authentically inexplicable experience, leading to today’s Scooby snacky query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) doesn’t like Scrappy either, but really dislikes his use as a ubiquitous punchline for cheap jokes, asking: Which Scooby-Doo villain is the best Scooby-Doo villain of them all?

The Author

Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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3 Comments

  1. May 25, 2016 at 11:59 am — Reply

    I have not watched much Scooby Doo. It wasn’t a prominent children’s show in here. However, I remember one in the mid 80’s where they hunted 13 ghosts. I’ll go with those ghosts.

  2. DamienR
    May 25, 2016 at 12:01 pm — Reply

    Red Herring!

    Everytime Fred unmasked the villain as Red and was proved wrong, he was indeed right, as Red was the true Napoleon of crime behind everything..

    “The greatest schemer of all time, the organizer of every devilry, the controlling brain of the underworld, a brain which might have made or marred the destiny of nations—that’s the man! But so aloof is he from general suspicion, so immune from criticism, so admirable in his management and self-effacement, that for those very words that you have uttered he could hale you to a court and emerge with your year’s pension as a solatium for his wounded character.”

  3. Kirby
    May 26, 2016 at 6:07 am — Reply

    Space Kook has one of the best designs, and was always just so unsettling.

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