Post by antoniowhale57 on Jul 7, 2017 13:35:38 GMT -5
I loved this episode! It was super cool getting to see more of Velma's backstory throughout this episode, and learn more about her. It was funny how by solving the mystery, they actually caused more harm to the people, by allowing scrooge to remain a jerk. Also, RACOONS!!
I didn't like it. There were good moments and the idea was cool but the characters acted off to me.
I agree - around the romp chase the way it was rewritten was way off in terms of the characters. There was supposed to be much more subtly and empathy towers Velma, but the gang act like jerks to her. Fred is usually single-minded regarding mysteries, but they lost so much of the Daphne-Velma connection, where she sympathizes nd tries to help her. A lot of character detail was lost, which was a shame.
Over all, though, I enjoyed the idea of destroying classic literature and I wish we had the chance of turning other classic books, shows or films into Scooby Doo-type mysteries where the real ghosts or monsters in the original source turn out to be bad guys in masks. The concept still worked well for Scroogey, but the execution got kinda messed up because, as I've mentioned before, even veteran writers who wrote a few episodes for me still struggled to capture the new characters - so non-writers, directors and story boarders working without the guidance of a writer with a complete overview of the characters, not only throughout the series, but their arcs within an episode, have basically no chance of getting it right.
...even veteran writers who wrote a few episodes for me still struggled to capture the new characters - so non-writers, directors and story boarders working without the guidance of a writer with a complete overview of the characters, not only throughout the series, but their arcs within an episode, have basically no chance of getting it right.
Which is why everything thing should be written in maths or Latin. Perhaps both, just to be sure.
Still I enjoyed this episode, and liked the twist towards the end.
This was a great episode! I've been wanting an episode which parodies "A Christmas Carol" for years. The premise just fits so well with Scooby, with the three ghosts and the mystery surrounding Scrooge's life and how he became so miserly.
Scrooge's character worked very well for me, and I didn't mind any of the changes made to his character which weren't in the original Dickens story. Quite amusing how he couldn't think of how to word things. I love the idea of Scrooge going into the doctor to make sure he doesn't have menopause lol. "What if my lips fall off" disease should also totally be a real illness! xD I generally am not a big fan of recurring/repeating jokes but the "raccoons" one really worked for me. The twist ending of the maid actually being just raccoons standing on each other's shoulders was hilarious!
The idea behind the ghosts being there for Scrooge, i.e. that they were actually to show Velma that she should change her lifestyle, was an interesting spin on the story and one that I think worked really well. Looking at some of the other reviews, I didn't have the same issue as others' in the sense that the characters didn't seem too off to me, other than maybe slightly in the scene with the Ghost of Christmas Present.
Fantastic episode all around and it's one I will definitely add to my holiday special viewing list!
Btw, this episode is also now available on the Boomerang streaming service in the US for those who subscribe to it.
Well, I got Frelma fodder, so I'm happy. Young!Fred is utterly adorable to Young!Velma!
"Is it weird that the most serious incarnations of these characters are the ones I have the most trouble taking seriously?" -Me, on the new HB Expanded Universe "That's how you know you're in the future-when 'Scooby' and 'Apocalypse' are next to eachother in the name sentance without a hint of irony or sarcasm." -Me, on Scooby Apocalypse