hanna and barbera

“Have you *ever* been shopping before, Carl?”

Carl the Animator: “…um… what’s this a setup for?”

Ted the Animator: “Have you ever seen a shopping cart before, Carl?”

Carl the Animator: “…yes?”

Ted the Animator: “Evidentially not.”

Carl the Animator: “You’re exaggerating, it’s not that weird.”

Ted the Animator: “Yes. YES IT IS.”

Carl the Animator: “Ok, so, I might have artistic license’d myself up a stylistic re-interpretation of a shopping cart.”

Ted the Animator: “The rest of the movie doesn’t look like that!”

Carl the Animator: “Immersion, Ted. Immersion.”

Ted the Animator: “It looks like how an alien would draw a shopping cart if it spied on a Walmart through its little space telescope, and then got drunk and tried to re-create it from memory a week later.”

Carl the Animator: “…I’d watch a movie about that, actually.”

Scooby: “Oh, look. The animators screwed up aligning the ladder cels.”

Scooby: “The two halves aren’t even close to lining up. It’s not like they had to animate it moving, they just… didn’t even care.”

Scooby: “That’s just sad.”

This is Scooby-Doo in a nutshell right here, folks.

So, these three are investigating an abandoned sawmill, because of course they are.

Shaggy stands in his designated Totally Unsuspicious Floor Square that’s utterly indistinguishable from the rest of the floor.

Trust me. It just is.

They talk for a bit… Scooby makes this face…

…and Velma is inevitably grabbed by a ghost yeti.

…additionally, I should note that being grabbed by a ghost yeti makes her hat change colors.

Next, Shaggy falls through the floor, because OMIGOSH IT WAS ACTUALLY A TRAPDOOR CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!?

…though, to be fair, I guess anything is possible in Scooby-Doo…

 …after all, an entire new wall snuck up behind them between shots.

I freakin’ love this show.

The gang’s chilling at the malt shop, as per usual. The Mystery Machine sits out front, minding its own business.

Oh noes, the bad guy appears!

He stretches out his spectacularly-long arms.

Ha, joke’s on you, bad guy! Freddy keeps the Mystery Machine locked, like any wise owner of a–

…oh.

I, uh….

Well, then.

…the real villain of this episode isn’t Mr. Hyde after all.

It’s unsafe van security practices.