Flim-Flam McScam (The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo)

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Flim-Flam McScam (The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo)
You thought Scrappy-Doo was bad? Well think again!
Gender: Male
Type: Pesky Con-Man Kid
Age: 10
Species: Human
Portrayed by: Susan Blu
Status: Alive
Media of origin: Scooby-Doo

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 an 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. He also never gets punished for it, making him a Karma Houdini.
  5. He can also be an annoying beggar and a dirty coward on the rare occasions anyone calls him out on his actions. As quoted in one of this lines, "Please don't hurt me!"

Redeeming Qualities

  1. He's much more tolerable 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.


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