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  • Adored by the Network: On one extent, Speed Buggy is one of the few cartoons that can say it aired on all three of the major networks, and two of them only as re-runs. This alone practically makes the show an ensemble favorite to Hanna-Barbera as a whole. For a one season show to be re-ran that much, just speaks to how well he was received.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: While info on Speed Buggy in general is very good. One element often gets mentioned that is incorrect. Namely that some assume because Mark and Debbie look to fit the molds of Fred and Daphne from Scooby-Doo that they fill the same roles. Namely that Mark is The Leader and Debbie is the Damsel in Distress. Neither of which are true. As Debbie is more The Leader and the one with the more assertive attitude. Mark still had The All-American Boy thing going for him but still found himself bossed around by Debbie in several episodes.
    • In a way, Debbie at her time was a fairly progressive Hanna-Barbera character that wore the pants to her group. While it is often said Scooby Doo's Daphne matured into a leader, she really became a lot more like Debbie. But because of the above implications, Debbie's place in history is more obscured than it should be.
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  • Follow the Leader: Speed Buggy followed on Hanna-Barbera's meddling kids trend. The main cast follows roles similar to (but not exactly like note ) characters from Scooby-Doo, but the plots are more akin to Josie and the Pussycats.
  • The Other Darrin: Phil Luther Jr is the credited voice of Tinker in this series but it is blatantly obvious Tinker's voice actor changed after the first two episodes. To this day people aren't really sure if Phil Luther Jr was the first or the second voice. The name is also credited on The New Scooby-Doo Movies and it is the second voice. Later on Tinker's voice is taken over by Frank Welker on Laff-A-Lympics and is distinctly neither the first or second Tinker voices.


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