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“Well, *that* was a rough deadline.”

Ted the Animator: “We got the scene done, though. Goodness, I need sleep.”

Carl the Animator: “…I barely remember what the script even said after all that, but out of context, Scooby wearing Velma’s glasses is amazing.”

Ted the Animator: “Also… we might have gotten a thing or two a little off.”

Carl the Animator: “Oh? Like?”

Ted the Animator: “Well, in these closeups, the log with the dynamite is nowhere nearby…”

Ted the Animator: “…but in the wide shots, bam, there it is.”

Carl the Animator: “Whoops.”

Ted the Animator: “Also, Scooby turns his tail into some kind of spring-powered… motorboat engine?”

Carl the Animator: “Sure looks like it, at least.”

Ted the Animator: “…I don’t remember animating that, do you?”

Carl the Animator: “Nnnnnnope. Total blank.”

Ted the Animator: “You’d think that would be the sort of thing that stands out in one’s memory.”

Carl the Animator: “Meh… when you’ve seen one tail motor, you’ve seen them all.”

Ted the Animator: “…anyway, cut to the wide shot again, and poof, the dynamite log defies physics and reappears.”

Carl the Animator: “Maybe that’s why Scooby didn’t just roll the log to dunk the fuse underwater! It kept phasing in and out of existence.”

Ted the Animator: “Fortunately, Scoob and Velma escape, narrowly missing a big explosion…”

Ted the Animator: “…originating a couple feet to the right of the dynamite.”

Carl the Animator: “Ah. Hrm.”

Ted the Animator: “I’ll admit, it’s not our best work… but given the timeframe and budget, it’s pretty darn spectacular.”

Carl the Animator: “Just imagine what would happen if the show had proper funding, and deadlines achievable by sane humans. We’d create the freakin’ Sistine Chapel.”