Remakes? No Thanks!

Remakes? No Thanks!

Emma Bauer, Staff Writer

Think of some TV shows from your childhood. Scooby Doo, Teen Titans, and some others may come to mind. Now think of some superheroes that were iconic during your childhood. Your initial response may include Superman, Batman, and other crime fighting heroes.

As you know, especially as of late, on Cartoon Network there have been remakes – or at least some in the works – of these very tv shows. Teen Titans has been replaced with Teen Titans Go! a completely farce, parody continuation of the original series.

The original Teen Titans consisted of five seasons, each with thirteen episodes. The show featured notable voice actors such as Tara Strong, Khari Payton, Scott Menville, and Ron Perlman.

The first episode kicked off on July 9th, 2003. There were originally supposed to be six seasons. Season five ended with a major cliffhanger involving a key character and the relationship with one of the team members. Sadly, for some reason, they decided to cancel the show. The last episode aired on September 15th, 2006.

No indication from Cartoon Network has been given that they will continue the original series, instead the parody show is in its place for now.

Next comes Scooby Doo, also known as: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

I don’t think one child on this earth above the age of 13 can say that they haven’t watched it. The original series aired at some point during the 1970’s. Several remakes have been made in the following decades. A few include What’s New, Scooby Doo?, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, The Scooby-Doo Show, and 12 more animated series; including the latest that goes by: Be Cool, Scooby Doo! Once more, much like Teen Titans Go!, lacks any real effort, it seems. It is a failed attempt at comedy to entertain the newer generations, which I believe are soon to become inexperienced with quality television and humor. We’re exposing them to some things in today’s culture that aren’t exactly admirable. Common knowledge suggests that younger kids love to play pretend and imitate the behavior of their role model during a good old game of “superhero.”

In Teen Titans Go!, hopefully without sounding overly-analytical, two characters endorse being lazy. Very lazy. The show implies that almost quite literally becoming couch potatoes will get you somewhere in life. This is all lies.

I haven’t had the will to witness the new Teen Titans Go! or Scooby Doo series, and I don’t plan on it. If you’d like to watch it, go right ahead. As for me, I’ll stick to the memories of my childhood.