Who’s who in the Scooby Doo gang?

David Pickett photo Scooby Doo gang PEsky LIbDems lego
“Those pesky Lib Dems” comes up with quite a few usages on a Google search, mostly in connection with stopping the Conservatives from going what they really want to do. We carried a headline at the weekend with such a reference.

For the uninitiated, this goes back to the Scooby Doo cartoons, as related by the Urban Dictionary:

The catch phrase used by every single villain in a Scooby Doo episode.
Some Scooby Doo cast member pulls off the mask of the monster and some random person that appeared in the episode’s face is revealed. He then shouts, “And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids”

I’m not quite sure whether and how “pesky” has somehow replaced “meddling”, or if it was ever “pesky” in the cartoons.

But “pesky Lib Dems” we now seem to be.

Adding strength to this scenario, a recent straw poll by Lord Ashcroft asked which politician reminded people of which cartoon character. Cameron was Dick Dastardly, Ed Miliband was Elmer Fudd and Nick Clegg was seen as Fred Jones from the, yes you guessed it, Scooby Doo gang. He’s the one with the white jumper and red necktie.

Ashcroft says that Fred Jones is “ineffectual” but that’s the kind of the thing the man wearing the mask would say.

So who are the Lib Dem equivalents of the other Scooby Doo gang members? Who is Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley and Norville “Shaggy” Rogers? And who is Scooby Doo? And his cousin Scooby Dum? And his nephew Scrappy Doo?

* Paul Walter is a Liberal Democrat activist and member of the Liberal Democrat Voice team. He blogs at Liberal Burblings.

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4 Comments

  • Peter Watson 11th Feb '15 - 1:40pm

    Tim Farron for Scrappy Doo?

  • Peter Watson 11th Feb '15 - 1:42pm

    Velma Cable?

  • David Faggiani 11th Feb '15 - 1:58pm

    This is the maddest political question I’ve ever seen. Kudos.

    Shaggy is obviously Norman Baker.

  • Gwyn Williams 11th Feb '15 - 2:44pm

    The only one you have right who fits a Children’s TV character from the 60s is David Cameron as Dick Dastardly and obviously George Osbourne as his sidekick Mutley. Ed Miliband is a combination character of Wallace and Gromit. As for Scooby Doo , the exposed villain in the grinning mask will be Farage on May 8th and he ” would have got away with it if it weren’t for those meddling Lib Dems.”

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