Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Back in 1978/1979, Ruby-Spears came up with a rip off of the show they had created over at Hanna-Barbera years previously. This 'new' Scooby-Doo had a furry twist... one of the protagonists was a werewolf. Fangface was cheaply produced and highly derivitive, but I still loved it. Sherman Fangsworth (the Shaggy character) is cursed as a lycanthrope, and his mystery-hunting pals (including best-buddy Puggsley, with whom he has a Bowery Boys-esque relationship) often have to show him a picture of the sun to change him back. Oh, it was very wacky. And when they introduced the baby werewolf Fangpuss (you know, just like Scrappy-Doo!) in the second season, it got so cute your fangs would rot out. Believe it or not, I'm not the only fan.