SCRAPPY-DOO Biography - Fictional, Iconical & Mythological characters


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Name: Scrappy-Doo                                                                       
Scrappy-Doo is a fictional Great Dane puppy created by Hanna-Barbera Productions         
in 1979 as the nephew of Hanna-Barbera cartoon star Scooby-Doo. Scrappy has             
appeared in a number of the various incarnations of the Scooby-Doo cartoon               
series. Lennie Weinrib provided his voice for one season in 1979; from 1980 on,         
it was performed by Don Messick (who voiced Scooby).                                     
A December 1980 episode of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo ("Scrappy's Birthday")             
depicts Scrappy-Doo's birth. Born at St. Bernard's Hospital to Scooby-Doo's             
sister Ruby-Doo, Scrappy idolizes his uncle Scooby and would often assist Scooby         
and his friends in solving mysteries (Scrappy saves Scooby several times from           
monsters when they were looking for the rest of the gang shown). With a highly           
energetic and brave personality, despite his small size, Scrappy was the                 
opposite of his uncle; Scrappy would usually insist on trying to directly fight         
the various monsters Scooby and his associates encountered and generally have to         
be dragged away by Scooby. Related to this, one of Scrappy's catchphrases was, "Lemme   
at 'em! I'll splat 'em!" Another of Scrappy-Doo's catchphrases is, "Ta dadada ta         
daaa! (imitating a bugle playing "Charge!") Puppy power!", he is also quite             
strong capable of smashing down solid rock walls. The character was developed by         
writer Mark Evanier, who has acknowledged basing his personality largely on that         
of the Looney Tunes character Henery Hawk. A once rejected script had                   
Scrappy getting sent to an animal test lab and being tortured to death by               
scientists but was deemed not funny enough.                                             
Also, the idea of Scrappy actually may not have been all that new to the series,         
as he "...bore a resemblance to Spears and Ruby's initial idea for a feisty             
little dog", which was one of the early ideas for the Scooby Doo character               
himself along with the "big cowardly dog" ultimately chosen.