I should probably get to making the formatting of each episode on the main LaL article: with the episode name (no link, just plan text), airdate, main image, short premise and the episode results. Any idea how the formatting should be like? Another formatting we could work with is interlinking each episode to the LaL wiki.
Also, a user created a category by the name of "LGBT Characters". Is this category necessary to you? Because I'm not sure if it is or not. There isn't that many LGBT characters confined, there was the Mystery inc. incarnation of Velma, Marcie Fleach, Wanda Sykes and (if you consider it) there was also Snagglepuss (who of which was stated many times as a LGBT character).
You can do Laff-a-Lympics page any way you want, and I'll just check on it when you're done.
And about the LGBT characters, I don't think we're quite there yet. I wouldn't really count Wanda Sykes (not that I even knew about that, but still), because how it applies to her cartoon form, doesn't amount to much. Also not really sure on Snagglepuss, that's like saying Velma has been gay all along, when that was never the case. They made Snagglepuss gay in the DC Comics reboot, but that's another story, literally.
I think I'll go with the first formatting and also use the interlinking idea, that way it gives the reader more information about each episode.
It's not just the comics though (they were actually probably made because of "Snagglepuss being said LGBT") I do believe there was a tweet by Joseph Barbera about this aswell and also some other shows made statements about this, for an example in a "The Simpsons" appearance Huck revivals to the viewers that "he was so gay, but he couldn't tell anyone, not even Snagglepuss and he was gayer than Huck was" though this wasn't canon and is unofficial.
The comics weren't actually canon ether. I did actually read though all of these and it most commonly made alot of these characters LGBT characters like Snagglepuss, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Peter Potamus and Squiddly Diddly through none of these characters have actually been confirmed LGBT, but it's DC's way of doing things.
| [[File:Rottens pass Huck in Alps race.png|thumb|]]
| ''[[w:c:laffalympics:The Swiss Alps and Tokyo, Japan| The Swiss Alps and Tokyo, Japan]]''
| September 10, 1977
| Three teams of athletes compete in sports events around the world. In this case they ski, skate, and ride toboggans in [[Switzerland]]; and sumo wrestle, play tennis, and play baseball in [[Tokyo]], [[Japan]].
| Scoobys: 105 (gold) Yogis: 80 (silver) Rottens: 65 (bronze)
I'm glad you like it. I worked really hard to get those in the right possession.
Joe, making threats to a writer about it? That's our Joseph Barbera for you. The main reason why people think Snagglepuss is LGBT is because his lavender fur, his lisping speech and his fondness for the theatrical.
Confirmedly, Snagglepuss isn't LGBT (if Joe said it himself), his accent was based on a celebrity (as with most early 1957-1962 characters were) also, on a side note both Warner Bros. and DC comics like to go with what the fans think (even though some of it isn't exactly accurate, such as "Scrappy ruining the francise" and the "Snagglepuss is gay" thing).
I never thought of this before, but could it be possible that LaL is a fictional series within the Scooby universe aswell? It is highly possible considering most of these characters' later appearances tell us these characters are fictional within the universe and (even if it's in it's own continuity) SCOOB also shows LaL as fictional in universe by putting LaL as a fictional video game. As for Scoobys, Shaggys and Dums appearances in LaL, they are based on their real life counterparts within universe. This would make more sense than the characters existing in the same universe.
It seems to be fictional as Scooby and Shaggy have no recalling of being at some of these locations. It's also possible that some of the Mystery solving groups also exist in the same universe and some characters were based on them aswell. Another odd thing is that in the Team-up comics, Yogi and Boo Boo don't recall Scooby and Shaggy from LaL (and I'm not sure about the Team-up comics ether, maybe they are in their own continuity because of these characters being shown as real or it's just the characters refusing to mention the previous events).
Another one I thought of was, maybe they do exist and the posters and stuff are just because they are popular actors within the universe. They are mentioned as TV stars in the LaL intro by Snagglepuss, but that's just not actually proving anything as it's just referring to in real life and not in universe. This one, however makes more since than the other one did with the Team-up comics and LaL.
I'm not exactly sure, because the Scooby universe likes to twist and turn most of the time.
Your welcome. I didn't like how it was before I changed it back ether. Also I'm pretty sure almost every Hanna-Barbera show takes place in the same universe besides Wait Til' Your Father Gets Home, because it has more of an adult theme to it and it didn't crossover with anything else HB made for obvious reasons.
I should ask before just directly going to it. Does this mean I might have to restore Wally and Peter because of their appearances here (even if Potamus is just his hat, it could go on his history like I did with Huck).
Looking more at objects in the picture, there appears to be some mousetraps (probably Mr. Jinks' mousetraps) and El Kabong's guitar and hat. also the Mean Machine is in the front and also what appears to be, a non-alive version of Speed Buggy.
I wanted to make a list for the rest of the members:
Whenever they get restored, I think we should definitely merge some of the Yahooeys with one another. We can take Pixie and Dixie and merge them together. We can also try to merge Augie and Daddy aswell as Snooper and Blabber because, most of their roles in LaL are together.
I would also like to the same with Hokey and Ding-a-Ling. But, Ding hasn't appeared in LaL (or anything Scooby topic) so, they can't be merged and Ding shouldn't be mentioned on Hokey's page.
Should we atleast restore those last members and merge the characters who are pared up until they appear elsewhere? I still prefer it if Pixie and Dixie remained merged though. That way we can cover their pages and their histories since they had some connection with the Scoobys and interlink the Rottens (so we don't cover the entire show).
There was an entire LaL comic were they worked together to find some pig statue (and not to mention The Man Who Stole Thursday where they were working together again) They seem to be relevant enough for their own pages and since they are going to appear again anyway. We might cover them and leave the Rottens interlinked (since they have no relevant reason to be here).
Okay, I'm done fixing those pages. I think it's best to keep as much of the exclusive members merged for the time being till WB decides to make them with another appearance or maybe we can just leave them merged (which would probably be a better idea then to have individual articles of character pairs).
Since Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration isn't connected to the main timeline. Would that mean Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy in that special would have to have their own page so we atleast cover their appearances there.
We could also put the other characters' appearances in bumpers and commercials on their Notes/Trivia. For an example, Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy's appearance in the MetLife commercial (which had the Mystery Inc. gang in it).
What about just putting it in the apocryphal section at Scooby-Doo/animated history and Shaggy Rogers/animated history (BTW, Johnny Bravo is listed there, which needs putting in the main section). Scrappy doesn't have that kind of page, although I was asked once, but I didn't think it was necessary.
TheAtomicLight wrote: If and when the time comes for Ding-a-Ling, he can just be joined onto Hokey.
Actually, when it comes down to it. We probably shouldn't merge them because for one, the Yahooeys category won't be able to go under that page and two Hokey's roles in LaL were alone (which takes up most of the page's info).