Raves (pretty much)
for Scrappy and Scrappyland:
Okay, you asked for it--here's the cover of the puppet theater itself. You got five fold-them-yourself puppets--Scrappy, Margy, Yippy, Oopy, and a puppet of Scrappy fighting what is charmingly called a "Chinaman," plus a theater, tickets, and money.
You also got a "playlet," which read as follows:
"Believe it or not, Margy, I've just saved a little boy's life."
Margy: "Gosh, Scrappy, you're a regular hero."
Scrappy: "Oh, I wouldn't say that, Margy."
Margy: "But whose life did you save?"
Scrappy: "It was Oopy's life I saved."
Margy: "Oopy! What was he doing that his life was in danger?"
Scrappy: "He was eating ginger bread cookies."
Margy: "But Scrappy that's not dangerous."
Scrappy: "Maybe it is and maybe it isn't, Margy. Anyhow, I heard mother tell him that if he ate another cookie, he would turn into a ginger bread man himself."
Margy: "What did you do then, Scrappy?"
Scrappy: "Well, Margy, I didn't want to see Oopy turn into a ginger bread man so I ate the rest of his cookies and saved his life."
Margy: "Scrappy, I think you're a big spoofer. I was so happy to hear about your brave deed--now I'm mad. GOOD NIGHT!"
Strangely, this little drama doesn't actually seem to include parts for Oopy, Yippy, or the Chinaman. On the other hand, the instructions note that "you can also write your own plays--it's loads of fun." And the fact that this is identified as Scrappy's latest play suggests that there are others out there somewhere, waiting to be produced.
Here are the puppets and theatre themselves, fully assembled (from a 1936 publicity photo):
Hollywood celebrates Scrappy
Frequently-asked Scrappy questions
The classic Animania article
Why Scrappy Matters
The National Scrappy Gallery
The greatest Scrappy toy of them all
Meet the Mintz Studio staff
Scrappy edits a
The Cora Sue Collins mystery
Other kids who loved Scrappy, or at least claimed to
Posters a la Scrappy
Scrappy's letter to camp directors
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