Monday, February 25, 2013

Tooniversary: Scooby-Doo Meets Speed Buggy (1973)

Time for another episode of The New Scooby-Doo Movies. As with Jeannie, Speed Buggy got the rub from appearing with Mystery Inc. in the episode, "The Weird Winds of Winona", which I think might be the first time that two radio legends, Casey Kasem (Shaggy) & Mel Blanc (Speed Buggy), worked together on the same project.

Anyone that followed Speedy's own series knows that they copied some things from the Scooby playbook, such as Debbie (Arlene Golonka, ex-Mayberry, RFD) charming Speedy into solving the case at the last possible moment. Of course it helped that Debbie, like Daphne, was a hottie. Hmmm.......

Rating: B.


magicdog said...

I had a Speed Buggy lunch box!!

Looking back, Speedy and his buds seemed more like "Josie & The Pussycats" or "Jabberjaw" in that they ended up having to deal with Bond-like villians looking to take over the world.

Debbie wasn't a redhead IIRC - she had light brown hair.

Is it just me, or is Mark supposed to be Hispanic? Both in this appearance and on the series proper, he was always colored darker than Tinker or Debbie.

hobbyfan said...

It certainly seemed that way. Don't know why.