Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Kids Cartoon: Scooby-Doo Cartoon Roll-call

Yeti has made an appearance in most iterations of the venerable animated cartoon - a full SEVEN times. In 2018, an animated big screen reboot of Scooby Doo is coming called S.C.O.O.B. Will it too feature the Aboominable Snoowman?  Here's hooping.

Scooby Doo's greatest contribution to popular culture is the trope known as the Scooby Doo Hoax:

"The supposed supernatural activity or monster activity is nothing but an elaborate hoax taking advantage of local lore to frighten off the curious from discovering and interfering with their main criminal activity."

In stories like Scooby Doo, Yeti is often unmasked as a fake.

Starting with the most recent, let's go back in time and run down the Yeti's every run-in with Mystery Inc. and showcase just how fake fake fake fake fake fake a fake faking faker he actually is.   Fake!

Be Cool, Scooby Doo!

Episode: "Kitchen Frightmare" Aired October 21, 2015.

Umm, this looks a bit too much like Harold from the Disneyland Matterhorn ride.

Spoilers: Jeff Howard lived above the kitchen of Cheese Volcano, a cheese-themed restaurant, and the noise kept him awake at night, so he wanted to shut it down.  Dressing up as a yeti and scaring everyone was his solution.

Verdict: FAKE!

Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!

A stand-alone movie.  Blogged before.  Aired August 31, 2007


Spoilers: Minga had feelings for a guy and didn't want him to stop broadcasting his radio show.  Dressing up as a yeti and scaring everyone was her solution.

Verdict: FAKE!

What's New, Scooby-Doo?

Episode: "There's No Creature Like Snow Creature" Aired September 14, 2002.

Avalanche Anderson wanted to regain his fame at a snowboarding competition.  Using a remote-controlled, mechanical yeti and scaring everyone was his solution.

Verdict: FAKE!

The Scooby-Doo Show

Episode: "A Scary Night with a Snow Beast Fright" Blogged before. Aired: September 23, 1978

Spoilers: Jean Pierre Baptiste wanted to cover his tracks when he discovered oil. Dressing up as a yeti (robot dinosaur?) and scaring everyone was his solution.

Verdict: FAKE!

The New Scooby-Doo Movies

Episode: "The Ghost of Bigfoot" Aired November 11, 1972.

Spoilers: Jonathan Crabtree ran an operation of stealing, repainting, and selling stolen cars with real plates and need to scare people away so he could run his operation without being discovered. Dressing up as a yeti and scaring everyone was his solution.

Verdict: FAKE!

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Episode: "That's Snow Ghost" Aired: January 17, 1970. Blogged before and before.

Spoilers: Mr. Greenway wanted to scare people away from his smuggling operation.  Dressing up as a yeti and scaring everyone was his solution.

Verdict: FAKE!

So this is interesting: Mr. Greenway made himself out as a flying yeti...


I guess he did so in order to up the freaky, supernatural factor. And to be a little more ghost-like, maybe?

But how the heck did he pull the flying off?

The solution according to the show is that Mr. Greenway used plastic, transparent skis to fly across the sky.


Personally, I'm skeptical.  I think the visual evidence doesn't support this.

OK, this is what I would expect from transparent skis, sure:

But this?! :

Something just doesn't add up.  The Mystery Gang should have dug a little deeper.

Fan art by Ian Ruff

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