all this talk of riots. I'm about to start one of my own.
My little one is watching CBBC and in new Scooby Doo Daphne and Fred are a couple, Velma and Shaggy an ex-couple. WTF? Who introduced relationships to baby's telly? Commodification of sex for kids tv??? Am I being unreasonable??
Daphne and Fred have always been a couple surely? Or it's always been implied, maybe they are just being more obvious these days. Velma and Shaggy? I can't see that one - she's gay and he is far too close to his dog. No wonder they split up!
I wouldn't have introduced relationships. One of my children struggles to follow the plots of programmes like this and the relationship aspect would only have confused her further. Simple plots with no extrinsic detail are what we like in our house.
Daphne and Fred have always been a couple, or at least in a "will they, won't they?" situation, surely. I really don't see a problem, especially as I see Scooby Doo as being for slightly older children anyway, certainly not for 'babies'. If you feel a programme is unsuitable for your child you can always, , or that your child is not following the plot, you can always, y'know, turn it off...
Daphne and Fred have been at it like rabbits for decades! Can't see Shaggy and Velma though. Shaggy and a pizza deliver driver for sure. Velma and the Dean of a top uni would be plausible. Each other? Nah!
Also. New Scooby sucks. I prefer the old stuff, but purely because the animation wasn't as smooth, can't stand the new shiny stuff.
What did you think Daphne and Fred were doing in the back of the van?! They've always been an item, and in the even so slightly "mum and dad" type responsible and occasionally having a clue type role to the younger and dippier members of the team.
Always hated Scooby Doo - wanted to slap some sense into Shaggy.