Flim-Flam McScam

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And you thought Scrappy-Doo was bad.

Flim-Flam is a minor character in the Scooby-Doo franchise. He was introduced in The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo as a clever street child, who briefly joined Scooby-Doo's gang to assist them in returning all the most terrifyingly powerful ghosts and demons back into the Chest of Demons.

Why He Sucked

  1. While he may not be the first child character to be added to the main cast, he's still a pretty unnecessary additional member.
  2. He's a good example of what you would call in Ethnic Scrappy -- a character hated for being a racist stereotype.
  3. Scrappy-Doo himself was in the show, but this was around the time when he was starting to improve his characterization and lose his hatred, making Flim-Flam the new most hated character in the franchise. This is a huge achievement, and not in a good way.
  4. He's a pesky con man who tries to scam many people repetitively and usually succeeds at it.
  5. He can also be an annoying begger and a dirty coward on the rare occasions anyone calls him out on his actions. "Please don't hurt me!"

Redeeming Qualities

  1. He's much more likable in his grown-up form in The Curse Of The 13th Ghost.
  2. Give him credit though, he is one of the smartest members of the gang.
  3. His character gets poked fun at in Mystery Incorporated, where Daphne mentions that Flim-Flam got a twenty-five to life sentence for his con artist antics.