I adored SD. I had a "soft spot" for Daphne (There must be a scientific term for somreone who covets a cartoon character?), and I wanted to be Fred. Yikes! Scoob. Shaggy was more like it. Even Scoob!
Our Saturday mornings here in the UK were taken up by the early stalwarts of American cinema. Buster Crabbe in Flash Gordon and Buck Rodgers, Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan, Champion the Wonder horse and The Lone Ranger. Now how could a young man ever attain to the heights of those men (and horses) of action?
This man is responsible for me lurking, nay, creeping through the house with a knife (the one my mum used to peel the spuds with, your Honour).