The purpose of this post, originally published over on my A Blog Named Scooby-Doo! blog, was to present an image of a wood carving made for my interview subject, Duane Poole, by one of the artists who worked with him at the Hanna-Barbera studio. Ultimately, I forgot to present the image as part of my show notes for the podcast episode it was discussed in so I instead turned it into a bit of a blog post.
If you don’t already know, this month’s installment of A Podcast Named Scooby-Doo! features writer and story editor, Duane Poole. Duane has worked on such shows as the Scooby-Doo/Dynumutt Hour, Laff-a-Lympics, the Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show, and wrote the first feature-length primetime Scooby-Doo special, Scooby Goes Hollywood.
As part of our conversation in the second part of the interview, currently available on YouTube and from all good podcast providers, we discussed working on the character of Scrappy-Doo and the cultural hatred he seems to have gathered around himself. Duane rather enjoyed writing for the show with Scrappy around as it added a new dynamic to play with in a formula that everybody thought was starting to get really played out. Ratings were down and the ABC wanted something new and fresh that they could market to their Saturday morning audience.
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