Is there anything more exciting than getting a sussi in the mail? ( What you do not know what a sussi is? Sussi is our family word for surprise. Example: My parents are going to Branson on Wednesday, and I hope they bring me a sussi. )
Today’s sussi came from OKC Lisa, and I must say it is awesome. OKC Lisa knows if there is one thing I love, it’s a smarty pants cartoon dog. In fact, I’m on the record as saying that mystery solving dogs, whether it be Scooby ( obviously a favorite ) or Woofer and Whimper from Clue Club are a huge influence on my writing. Truly, I love all cartoon dogs, and this one is a favorite as well.
He’s short, blond, and has a creepy little laugh just like me. Heck, he even covers his mouth, although I have always felt, until recently it was more feminine when I do it. Muttley! You might remember him from The Wacky Races, he was Dick Dastardly’s side kick. He also appeared in Dastardly and Muttley In Their Flying Machines, also known as Stop That Pigeon. You also might remember him from Laff-a-lympics.
First there are the Yogi Yahooeys all animals, then the Scooby Doobies, which has a totally different meaning now that I’m older, and The Really Rottens, Muttley was their leader and not the sideki… wait …THAT’S NOT MUTTLEY. LOOK AT THE EARS! WHO THE HELL IS THAT?
Yes my friends, instead of writing, which had been my plan for the day, I spent a great deal of time checking out this… this … IMPOSTER.
That is MUMBLY, who may or may not be Muttley’s twin brother. He had his own detective show. THERE WAS A DOG BASED DETECTIVE SHOW I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT.
Apparently the guardians of my childhood, also known as Hanna-Barbera, didn’t really own the rights to Muttley and Dick Dastardly, and to avoid some kind of lawsuit, teamed Mumbly, who they did own, up with The Dread Baron. The worst part? Mumbley is a good guy and probably should have been arresting The Really Rottens for their cheating ways.
So there you have it. The Muttley I thought I knew, who I have always pictured as my mean little alter-ego, was a little lackluster in the rotten department.
It’s made me question everything I thought I knew. Forget, Scooby Doo, Where Are You, I’m asking Scooby Doo, WHO Are You.