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There Was A Conspiracy To Make You Hate Scrappy-Doo, And We Can Prove It

Updated 8 Apr 2019 55.4k views12 items

In 1979, Scrappy-Doo was brought on to revitalize the Scooby-Doo franchise. Before long, the charismatic Great Dane had taken center stage, pushing Daphne, Velma, and Fred out of the spotlight. 

However, Scrappy's reign was short-lived. In 1988, he vanished from the scene completely, and when he returned in the late '90s, the cartoon industry had soured on his persona.

Cartoon Network began running promotional shorts that besmirched the pint-sized star's reputation, then the live-action Scooby-Doo movie turned everyone against Scrappy by making him the main antagonist.

While some might attribute Scrappy's fall from grace to his annoying cartoon voice, there's compelling evidence to suggest the dog caught the short end of the stick. There's even an extremely meta Scooby-Doo fan theory that attempts to shed light on why people dislike Scrappy-Doo. If it's to be believed, Scrappy may not be to blame for his unscrupulous public image.