The conversation happened while waiting in line at the Scooby-Doo Haunted House.
It's always The Film Geek Family's first stop at King's Island Amusement Park, and typically a hot-spot for debate. The line's long, after all. And it's air conditioned. So, it's a great place to chew the fat.
I'm pretty sure she started the debate because she grew tired of my new bit; morphing the voice of Scooby-Doo with the lyrics of Fergie. Yeah, the Black-Eyed Peas Fergie.
You know, Fergalcious.
"My rody rays riscious
I be rup in da rym
Just rworkin' on my ritnes
Re's my rwitness"
Well, it's funnier when sung in the Scooby voice...
Anyway, a conversation started regarding if and when the television show Scooby-Doo jumped the shark. Both Mrs. Film Geek and I believe it did. We disagree, however, on when. She believes strongly it jumped when guest stars were used; episodes with Sonny and Cher, The Harlem Globetrotters, and even Batman and Robin.
Man, that was some classic Scoob to me!
I think it jumped with the addition of Scrappy-Doo. In fact, I believe firmly that Scrappy can be linked to the downfall of modern television cartoons. I freakin' hated that damn pup! He was the embodiment of commercialized, lazy story telling in cartoons.
"Puppy Power" ?!?
Anyway, we couldn't agree on just where the show jumped the shark. So I thought I'd ask you.
Did the crew in the Mystery Machine ever jump the shark? And if so, when did it happen?