1980’s and Class
The issue of age class in America is portrayed in “A Pup Named Scooby Doo.” The kids on the show are always being told to let the grown up’s handle the bad guys, even though the kids are the ones who always find and unmask the bad guys. They may just be children, but that doesn’t stop them from always getting the bad guy. In almost every episode you will hear some adult, telling the kid’s to either get out or go somewhere else, to leave it to the adults. The kids however never listen to the adults, and keep on with their investigation; the adults are really clueless in the show. The gang is usually wrong at first, they falsely accuse someone innocent, but after a chase by the monster. Then some of Velma’s excellent detective work they get the bad guy. The villain then say’s something along the lines of “I would have gotten away with it if it wasn’t for those kids and their dog.” By this point we know that the adults were wrong, that without the gangs work the villain would still be on the loose. The adults never admit that they were wrong, which in my opinion is wrong; credit is due, where credit is due. In the show there are five main characters. All five have their own little business called “The Scooby Doo Detection Agency.” The first character is Scooby-Doo he is the joker of the show, he also loves food, and when in a situation is the first to hide. Scooby lives with Shaggy, who is also a glutton for food, and whose dad is a police officer. Then there is Fred, who is the leader of the gang, he also is a know it all and seems to always blame the neighborhood bully for anything that goes wrong. Velma is the brain of the group; she is the first to solve the mystery and is always looking for clues. Finally there is Daphne, she hates getting dirty, she is self-centered, and her family is rich. In the episode “A Bicycle Built for Boo” has an excellent support of my thesis. The episode...