As a person who has been fond of the Scooby-Doo franchise since childhood (it is literally as old as I am), I always thought Scrappy-Doo was the worst thing it could feature (and he’s long gone). But this year I was in for a shock!
Velma is an American adult animated mystery horror comedy television series based on the character Velma Dinkley from the Scooby-Doo franchise. Developed and created by Charlie Grandy for HBO Max, it stars executive producer Mindy Kaling as the voice of the titular character, with Sam Richardson, Constance Wu and Glenn Howerton in supporting roles. Grandy also serves as the showrunner of the series. It revolves around Velma Dinkley and the other human members of Mystery Inc. before their official formation, making it the first television series in the franchise to not feature the Scooby-Doo character.
I don’t subscribe to HBO Max, but now I think I never will, after seeing all the negative reviews of this new show.
Those are just a few examples. I assembled them and many more on this playlist:
I even got into the act, using Plotagon:
I even made Velma a guest star in the Debbie and Carrie Show:
We need better standards for TV shows! And Mindy Kaling deserves to be tarred and feathered for this mind-blowing insult to the creations of Hanna-Barbara Productions. They deserved better!