So it turns out Pup Named ScoobyDoo came out in the 80s not the 90s.

So it turns out Pup Named ScoobyDoo came out in the 80s not the 90s.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    e-girl velma

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      is trash

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, that's just your taste.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I want to see her and Daphne in Raisins uniforms.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Boringgay

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        lurk the panda

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's my panda. I'm trying to bait drawgays.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ToT

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Have to ask, is there any decent art of this version of Daphne?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Too cute.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/vPYfiaa.jpeg

      So it turns out Pup Named ScoobyDoo came out in the 80s not the 90s.

      Would

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I knew that.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    barely

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No shit, the intro is 80s as frick.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/vPYfiaa.jpeg

      So it turns out Pup Named ScoobyDoo came out in the 80s not the 90s.

      I have no idea what's the difference between 80s and 90s?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >under-produced children's toy advertisements
        >over-produced censor-dodging skit shows

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >80s
        Heavy use of synth music mixed in with a rockabilly revival
        50s retro revival
        Appeal to traditional values
        Sleak but over-the-top fashion
        Heavily concerned with social ills such as drug usage
        "America frick yeah" plastered on a lot of things because the Cold War was the hottest it had been since the early 60s

        >90s
        Alternative rock focus early blending into a pop and rap focus later
        60s retro revival
        Intentionally pushing things as far as they possibly could
        Fashion becomes intentionally pared-down, flannel and blue jeans dominate
        Heavily concerned with environmental ills
        America's place in the world more openly questioned as the Cold War is over, still patriotic but less "America frick yeah" and more "America... frick yeah?"-

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          that's a good description , anon

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >80s
        Heavy use of synth music mixed in with a rockabilly revival
        50s retro revival
        Appeal to traditional values
        Sleak but over-the-top fashion
        Heavily concerned with social ills such as drug usage
        "America frick yeah" plastered on a lot of things because the Cold War was the hottest it had been since the early 60s

        >90s
        Alternative rock focus early blending into a pop and rap focus later
        60s retro revival
        Intentionally pushing things as far as they possibly could
        Fashion becomes intentionally pared-down, flannel and blue jeans dominate
        Heavily concerned with environmental ills
        America's place in the world more openly questioned as the Cold War is over, still patriotic but less "America frick yeah" and more "America... frick yeah?"-

        The early part of the 80s in 80-82 was very unlike 88-89.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's said that a "cultural decade" goes from the middle of one to the middle of the other. Kinda makes sense.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i mean, 1991 and '98 were essentially two completely different eras as well

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >80s
        still enslaved by gommunism
        >90s
        freedumb and actually being able to travel anywhere you want and buy food in store

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I heard this show was the first to use the name Norville as Shaggy's real name.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was. Tom Ruegger came up with his name.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty sure it's the origin of all of the full names, Coolsville and Daphne being rich. Maybe a few other things I'm forgetting.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It was the start of Velma being the smart one too (like exclusively the smart one.) If you watch OG Scooby Doo Where Are You?, Fred is pretty much the detective of the group as well as the leader and the muscle.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Funny how the one series they made him smart again (Mystery Inc) was the one people still praise.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If personality was all it took, Be Cool wouldn't be hated with fury of thousand suns despite being a pretty inoffensive take.

            MI just has shipper and waifu appeal.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Fred: High WIS
            Velma: High INT

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Daphne being rich is something the same group of writers introduced in an episode of the New Scooby Doo and Scrappy Doo show (the one where it's traditional Scooby-Doo mysteries but only with Daphne, Shaggy, Scooby and Scrappy). There was an episode where they visit Daphne's parents.

        A few things from that series stuck when the writers referred to them in other things, like Daphne being a reporter became "official" when Glenn Leopold wrote it into Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Makes sense seeing as Ruegger was one of the main guys on both that show and Pup.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That would be when I watched it, yes.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >So it turns out
    Why were you under the impression that it wasn't? And for that matter why were you under the impression that other people didn't know this? The show fricking screams 1980s from the 50s-throwback pop intro to the animation to the character designs to the premise itself.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I always thought this show was 90s as frick to be honest. I grew up in the 90s partially watching this and it fit right in with other early 90s content filled with "radical dudes" and bright angular shapes on every fricking logo. Now, while it did come out in the very late 80s and bridge the weird transitional culture gap, you could 100% tell me that this show came out in '92 or '93 and I would absolutely believe you.

      My perception of 80s cartoons was shit like He-Man and GI Joe - stiff but detailed characters with morals and toy marketing, or like Disney's 80s TV offerings - stuff like DuckTales focusing on adventure and good-hearted characters. Meanwhile, this show was a somewhat sarcastic, slapstick filled show just like most of the 90s classics. While I've known it's an 80s cartoon for a while, if you were to show me A Pup Named Scooby Doo right next to the likes of Tiny Toons and Darkwing Duck I would absolutely still even as an adult 100% think they were all extremely 90s. It has much more in common with 90s cartoons than 80s.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The late 80s was the nice transition period to the 90s, arguably a more creative time before the 90s became known as the Grunge era.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          1988-1992 was a strange time. Reagan left office, the Berline Wall came down, the Soviet Union fell, and we as Americans didn't know who we were anymore.
          >The Clinton becomes president and the bad guys in our movies go from Commies to US Government Agencies
          >And during this time, Evan Dorkin started raping women

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >and we as Americans didn't know who we were anymore.
            Hedwig reference.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You.

              I like you.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > early 90s content filled with "radical dudes" and bright angular shapes on every fricking logo

        Name 20.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Battle Toads, Jackie Cha—

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's more blending between the eras than people really remember. You also have to take into account that shifts in style and pop culture trends generally took place on the coasts - New York and L.A. historically - and worked their way inward over a decade or so. So what I, being from the midwest, might consider mid-90's-core, was actually birthed and produced in California at the tail-end of the 80's. Of course, the more prevalent cable television became across the U.S., the more things became homogenized, and the internet has really shifted that dynamic so that it's hard to tell where the next style will come from.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Early 90s was still pretty much the 80s culture wise. The 90s didnt really began until grunge culture and bands like Nirvana became popular

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          not at all. like, 1991 was very different from '85.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The year my favorite hedgehog was born.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Was just about to say. Sonic really marked a flash point in gaming generations. At least for platforming and the approach to gaming.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >The 90s didnt really began until grunge culture and bands like Nirvana became popular
          Anon, that happened in 1991. 1991 is the year that Nevermind, Loveless, Ten, and Out of Time came out. The early 90s had some 80s bleedover, but in terms of what was new that was being made 1991 was already a very hardcore divergence.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >50s-throwback
      What WAS it with the American 80s and obsessing over American 50s stuff?
      In cartoons, there was the Pound Puppies movie, which was 50s themed, too?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Also early 90s. Rock-A-Doodle, a movie about a chicken Elvis and evil owls, came out in 1991 and Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme came out the year prior.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cyclical trend

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Video rentals of Grease were up I guess

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >American 80s and obsessing over American 50s stuff

        That was more of a thing in the 70s.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nostalgia, kinda.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nostalgia.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        According to John K, A Pup Named Scooby Doo was ripping off Bakshi Animation's Mighty Mouse style. That's all kinda bullshit though because all this revived interest in mid-century stuff started with Memphis Group stuff and it leaked into everything else.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nostalgia.

        Same reason 90s-10s is 80s wank and we're just now rolling into 90s love letters.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Like others said, nostalgia, but to give a slightly more detailed answer people that were running the entertainment industry in the 80s were all people who had grown up in the 50s.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ronald Reagan

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cyclical trend

        Like others said, nostalgia, but to give a slightly more detailed answer people that were running the entertainment industry in the 80s were all people who had grown up in the 50s.

        Yeah from what I heard in college, it's a 30-year cycle. Dunno how that will work from now on, the 2010s to now were kind of a cultural void.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It tends to skip decades that were shitty. The 2000s for example didn't have 70s nostalgia but jumped straight to the 80s, and similarly there wasn't any 30s nostalgia in the 60s.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >this homie doesn't remember the disco/funk revival

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Ok granted but the music was like the only good thing from the 70s, otherwise people just wanted to forget that decade.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >but the music was like the only good thing from the 70s
                That 70s Show says otherwise. It sounds like you had a personal bias and probably just listened to nu-metal.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That 70s show was a pretty stand-alone example, I remember being really sick of all the 80s references that peppered the 00s.
                >It sounds like you had a personal bias and probably just listened to nu-metal.
                Uh no, I hated nu-metal. I was predominantly into progressive and psychedelic rock in the 00s and thought that nu-metal was trying way too hard to appeal to teenagers. What a bizarre thing to assume when I outright said the 70s had good music.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >sick of all the 80s references that peppered the 00s
                You mean the 2010s. You know what vaporwave was, right? Or did you hate that too?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                nta, but the 2000's had a ton of 80's references starting in 2001/02. It's when all the 80's toy franchises started to get new 80's based merch and things, the first few shows with 80's period piece
                Vaporwave was 80's based but not really nostalgia. It's like a hyper-exaggerated take on the 80's based off second-hand knowledge of media.
                All nostalgia cycles tend to reach that point. 50's nostalgia was reaching that in the 90's where everything was sockhops, greasers, and cadillacs. 60's nostalgia went from the Wonder years and became all hippies, Beatles, and basically Austin Powers.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, I mean the 2000s. The fact that it continued into the 2010s was just all the more grating, and I was honestly pretty ambivalent towards vaporwave, could take it or leave it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The 2000s was when all the 80s being sucked off stuff started anon, one of the biggest criticisms of Family Guy back then was mocking it for being "Hey guys remember that thing from the 1980s?"

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Hey guys remember that thing from the 1980s
                I'm pretty sure it references 70s shows more than 80s ones in its original run.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Well, I guess, if we consider Star Wars and Alien as honorary 80s.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There were way more than just that. Dazed and Confused and Boogie Nights come to mind. Also, in the vein of this thread, the live action Scooby Doo movie was probably the most mainstream the franchise had been since the 70s, for better or worse.
                In fact Chris Rock originally pitched "Everybody Hates Chris" taking place in the 70s, when he actually grew up. The network changed it to the 80s because there were so many 70s nostalgia shows and movies at the time.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                In fact Chris Rock originally pitched "Everybody Hates Chris" taking place in the 70s, when he actually grew up. The network changed it to the 80s because there were so many 70s nostalgia shows and movies at the time.
                Oh wow, watching it right now, it wouldn't feel half as relatable. Wonder how things really were.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You didn't know that?
    I had it worse. I could have sworn this was from sometime around 1981 or 1982

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    And...you seem confused. I was there when it was airing on Broadcast in the 80's. Maybe cable fricks finally got it in the 90's, leading to people thinking it was a 90's cartoon?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cartoon network launched in what 92 and they were playing through the Hanna Barbera catalogue almost from the start.
      No idea on an exact date but you can probably easily figure CN was playing a Pup by 93-95 at the latest.

      I remember it playing alongside some cartoon about a baby in a playpen that imagines he's a space adventurer on adventures.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fantastic Max. Aired around 1992 on wtmv 32 here in Tampa, Fl.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was baffled when I found this out too. I watched it a lot as a kid and always just assumed it was something around the mid to late 90s.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    always liked this way more than the original. it actually had clues to follow and multiple suspects.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just found out the dog can talk. What the frick? Dogs can't talk.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are the gang schizos or something? Because Son of Sam is what happens when you think your dog is talking.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I believe the OP opened this thread because he believed the "characters turned into kids" shows came out in the 90s like Tom & Jerry Kids and Yo Yogi but the trend started in the 80s

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You think that's bad? I just learned the Flintstones Kids debuted in 1986. I thought that one was closer to 1988. PNSD I really thought was 89-90.

    In retrospect, Muppet Babies came out in 1984. The rip-off shows should have been coming out much earlier. It should have taken six years to think of Tiny Toons.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wait really?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >duuuuuuuudes.
    >duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuudes
    i never would have guessed.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They should use Red Herring in something

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He had a cameo in Mystery Inc

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wait until you find out Inspector Gadget is an 80s show.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it’s a fred tries to slander Red Herring episode
    Honestly if I was red I would have just punched him right in the face

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah but then Fred wins

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Turns out to you, you mean

    I watched it live

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >end of the Soviet-Afghan War, Tiananmen Square massacre, Velvet Revolution, Romanian Revolution, German reunification, end of Apartheid, collapse of the Warsaw Pact, disintegration of Somalia and Yugoslavia, US invasion of Panama, and the Persian Gulf War all took place during this show's airing
    >only narrowly missed the end of the Iran-Iraq War and the independence of Ukraine by a few days

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >that time Daphne dressed behind a curtain, so the audience couldn't see, but the crew totally could from the side

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Huh.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dividing trends into decades is arbitrary. In reality trends overlap.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Billy

    Only time Velma looked cuter than Daphne

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its funny when you realize this cartoon established a lot of the recurring trends of modern Scooby Doo, such as Shaggy's real name, Daphne being rich and Fred being a moron.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I miss this show. The animation was just fluid enough, and it was light hearted and fun. We could use more of it these days.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It also turns out that it's a soulless attempt at trying to recapture what Nu-Mighty Mouse did.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      80's MM is the most overrated thing ever. Yeah I know it has a high pedigree but the show itself is not very memorable or entertaining.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do people care all that much about it? It tried so hard to look zany in every shot.At least Pup Named Scooby-Doo was fun.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It also snuck in a cocaine joke, which was the best part.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    as anon said early 80s was a lot different from decade's end. US economy was in bad recession and things were generally pretty gloomy, a lot of unemployment and Cold War dragged on without end in sight. at end in 88-89 is booming economy and extremely optimistic mood as Cold War was about over.

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