Cartoons Mike at Imperial Doughnut ponders on the fact that red hair in cartoons is a short hand way of making the viewer attracted the characters. Why do Disney make all of their heroines so curvacious? What were Hanna or Barbara thinking?
Firstly, representing the old skool, Daphne Blake, the wealthy society girl who provides the financial backing for Mystery Inc, endless boxes of Scooby Snacks and all the weed Shaggy can handle. Why does she do this? Apparently she's an aspiring writer seeking inspiration for a future career in the mystery genre [financial independence, creative ambition beyond stereotypical female occupation]. Almost always she pairs off with snazzy dresser and gang leader Freddie Jones leaving Velma, Shaggy and Scooby to do the *real* detective work. But what do they get up to during all that off-screen time alone? They aren’t playing Scrabble that’s for sure.

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