cartoons

The Awesomely Creepy Background Art of Scooby Doo

by meanlouise March 26, 2013 pop culture

I love this. The Secret Fun Blog posts 50 great examples of the creepy & beautiful background art from the original Scooby Doo cartoon series. Via the Comics Alliance post, “The awesomely creepy background art of scooby doo.”

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R.I.P. W. Watts Biggers, co-creator of Underdog

by meanlouise February 23, 2013 florida files

[embedded video: Underdog theme] I loved Underdog. The cartoon, not whatever this was. It was shown in syndication in the afternoon and I used to watch it at my grandparent’s house when the weather was too crappy for my grandfather to take dad and I out for boating adventures in the Port Charlotte canals. The […]

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Scooby Doo: The Mystery Mask Mix-Up

by meanlouise November 25, 2010 pop culture

There’s no end to the horrifying ethnic stereotypes in some of the early episodes of Scooby-Doo. And by “early” I mean, “the first 60 or 70 or 80 episodes.” The combination of cringe-worthy Chinese waiter impersonations and the insane music make season 2’s “The Mystery Mask Mix-Up” a real standout. As you may recall, there […]

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The Scooby Doo Project

by meanlouise November 7, 2010 pop culture

The Scooby Doo project is a Scooby Doo spoof of “The Blair Witch Project” from Cartoon Network – it apparently aired October 23, 1999 during a Scooby Doo marathon. I’m surprised Cartoon Network couldn’t spring for more accurate voice talent, but it’s funny anyway. Via Universal Horror Sounds via Batgrl.

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Dogtoberfest

by meanlouise October 12, 2010 television

Sometimes I lose my mind while watching Scooby Doo and yell things at Husband like, “That’s why you don’t put a dog in charge of operating the outboard motor!” in a way that implies Husband was considering a such an action. Sometimes Husband has to restrict my television time. Tonight’s one of those nights.

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Scooby Doo: I’m in Love with an Ostrich

by meanlouise October 9, 2010 pop culture

I do a lot of things for you, my loyal readers. Other times, I do things for fun, but I claim I’m doing it for you, just to boost your self-esteem. This is one of those times. I’ve been watching a lot of Scooby Doo. In the 2nd season, the creators started inserting pop songs […]

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Hocus Pocus! (Halloween film fest, redux)

by meanlouise November 9, 2008 movies

The animation that transformed the top-hat wearing Count Dracula into a bat in House of Frankenstein and House of Dracula reminded me of my favorite Bugs Bunny cartoon, Transylvania 6-5000. I hadn’t seen it in years, maybe since I was a kid, so I was excited to find it online in it’s entirety. Bugs Bunny […]

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The Flintstones

by meanlouise April 17, 2006 pop culture

I’m fairly conversant in mid-Twentieth Century advertising and popular culture, but there’s always so much more to learn! According to the Museum of Broadcast Communications The Flintstones started out as a Primetime show, it wasn’t considered “children’s programming” when it debuted. Even knowing that, this weirded me out: The Flintstones sell us Winston Cigarettes. Also […]

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because today wasn't weird enough

by meanlouise August 26, 2002 humor

Drink about a pot of coffee and then check out the episode sampler at Happy Tree Friends. Go on. Trust me. It’s fun.

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