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Our Little Pup 10/08/2011

by Joe

SPOILERS AHEAD! Please watch today’s scene first! :D

Scrufflebeck has gotten a little bigger! Nick thinks that a name change is in order! What do you think? Does this new form deserve a new monicker? Send me your name suggestions via e-mail, the forums, Twitter, Facebook, the comments, etc. and I’ll pick my favourite 5 and then we’ll vote! I’ll also add a sixth option of NOT renaming Scrufflebeck :D Thanks!

I’ve also put up a new vote incentive! Please vote to check out the sketch I worked on for the new Scrufflebeck. :D

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Wow. Gotta love new Scrufflebeck. I can’t wait to vote!

Alex on October 9, 2011 at 12:11 am

Think we should keep the same name for laughs – kinda like calling a three-headed dog “Fluffy”

Chris B Chikin on October 9, 2011 at 12:13 am

NO!!! Joe should give the name..cause..? protagonist? hahaha

earl pineda on October 9, 2011 at 12:15 am

FRICKEN SCRUFFLEBECK LION WEREWOLF PLANT :O didnt see that coming

YoYoDude on October 9, 2011 at 12:22 am

Doggyheck.

Mtn1

A Fan on October 9, 2011 at 12:22 am

I think scruffleeck should remain just scrufflebeck,because thats like naming a dog that lost his legs “Stumps” though his original name was “buddy”.

Corey Everett on October 9, 2011 at 12:23 am

I think Joe should give him the new name.After all, Joe bought Scrufflebeck.Well, actually Bernie bought it, but that is not the point.

Stranger Danger on October 9, 2011 at 12:25 am

So if Scrufflebeck was attacked by a big ugly creature… he would mimic it too?

earl pineda on October 9, 2011 at 12:25 am

well, obviously it MUST stay scrufflebeck.
hes even more scrufflebeck than he was scrufflebeck before when he was scrufflebeck.
so if you scrufflebeck me i’ll be scrufflebeck.

Evan Lea on October 9, 2011 at 12:37 am

I say keep the name Scrufflebeck.

HOWEVER.

We take advantage of the opportunity and have Joe dub him Powerpaw. As he is both Joe and Powerfist, so shall Scruffles be Powerpaw!

Delta-Pangaea on October 9, 2011 at 12:42 am

Also, bugger this RUBE giving Powerpaw his new name.

Delta-Pangaea on October 9, 2011 at 12:44 am

I would vote to keep the name… Otherwise, I want Joe to name him.

gommm on October 9, 2011 at 12:46 am

Don’t change his name, it’s already good.

Thron Sano on October 9, 2011 at 12:49 am

I say he should keep his name. But if he doesn’t, then it should be Joe who renames him. Since it’s Joe’s dog/plant, not Nick’s.

Smaialy on October 9, 2011 at 1:20 am

Still go with Scrufflebeck.

Shade Person on October 9, 2011 at 1:25 am

I’m not trying to be rude or anything, but I do think that you want to let readers decide about your story a bit too much. Sure, choosing a name from time to time is a nice touch, but come on – a decision to make after almost every comic? I’m starting to find it amusing. Still – decent story, nonetheless.

Reader on October 9, 2011 at 1:29 am

If he get’s a new name, it should be something like Ridgebeck or something else that involves an dog breed name, because scruffle is an dog with an unlikely combination of parentage.

Lookatroopa on October 9, 2011 at 1:49 am

AWESOME!!!! :DDD but i dont think it’s a good thing to change Scrufflebeck’s name! >:(

frida on October 9, 2011 at 1:53 am

New Scrufflebeck didn’t bark. Snif. :'( I liked this cute little sound. Well, it will be lower now.

I vote for Scrufflebeck to keep his name, it’s cool.

Dairadh on October 9, 2011 at 1:56 am

nooooooo dont change his name D:
the universe would collapse uppon itselff it his name changed!

Barbaric Bob on October 9, 2011 at 2:39 am

omfg scrufflebeck is now a badass giant mutant dog

aaron on October 9, 2011 at 3:18 am

I believe that Scrufflebeck should remain Scrufflebeck, and if there is a change it should probably be something slight, like adding a letter or switching a letter or two around, something like that.

Having said that, the Doctor character is still not very likable. I agree with those who say that Joe should rename Scrufflebeck, or at least someone the audience likes more.
If Scruffle’s name changes at all, that is.

Maybe “Scufflebeck”?
I dunno, that sounds kind of silly. I like that Powerpaw idea that Delta-Pangea came up with though.

Taioko on October 9, 2011 at 4:07 am

Scrufflebeck should still be Scrufflebeck.

bobbaganoosh on October 9, 2011 at 4:07 am

Meh, Scrufflebeck was great :D but now its big :I i think you should change it D:

Besides, Nick is already thinking on a new name

Yay! on October 9, 2011 at 4:10 am

@Barbaric Bob: true:)

Dreamdealer on October 9, 2011 at 4:24 am

Scrufflebeck will always be scruflebeck

p. observer on October 9, 2011 at 4:32 am

Scrufflebeck is Scrufflebeck forever! :<

Llama118 on October 9, 2011 at 4:36 am

Scrufflebeck will be Scrufflebeck 4 evah

przemyslawkk on October 9, 2011 at 5:32 am

How did a plant-dog mimic a wolf and ends up with a lion’s mane and a bear’s face?
OH, well! Let’s see, name propositions:
*Fang
*Slasherbeck
*Forrest
*Bushiegrowl
—Nick-> Oh, What the Heck! We have no time to be thinking of names! We have to get moving! Let’s go Scrufflebeck! Onward to machine City!!!

NeoWarrior on October 9, 2011 at 6:00 am

I vote Scrufflebeck’s name remains Scrufflebeck.

Adric on October 9, 2011 at 6:18 am

Scrufflesaur. But dont make Nick do it, get Joe to do it. Cause its Joe’s dog. Make Joe wake up and the 2 of them go to save Nick, and then Joe renames Scrufflebeck.

Leviticus on October 9, 2011 at 6:18 am

Keep the Scruffle, but change beck to bark, or bite, or something like that.

WilcoCharlie on October 9, 2011 at 6:25 am

Scrufflebeak is perfectly good, but I also agree with the earlier suggestions of Powerpaw. The old Scrufflebeck was perfectly fine, though: it’s nice to have a cute animal mascot. Even if the animal is a plant and not an animal. Also, revive Joe already. We want our idiot protagonist back already!!

DoctorRoth on October 9, 2011 at 6:39 am

I kind of like the name “Scrufflebeck” actually. I don’t think it should be changed. :P

Sweet_Ride on October 9, 2011 at 7:21 am

i went OOOOOOO as soon as scrufflebeck charged,i think his name should be zero

Katasumi on October 9, 2011 at 7:28 am

i alove the name scrufflebeck but if the name must be changed then i think that ridgebeck would be a good idea.

alpha on October 9, 2011 at 8:16 am

Powerpaw, that would be awesome… But I like Scrufflebeck better

Gah! on October 9, 2011 at 8:41 am

scrufflebeck must remain scrufflebeck, i didnt rename my wife just cos she got fat!

snorri666 on October 9, 2011 at 10:35 am

Noo! Don’t change his name! He shall always be Scrufflebeck in my eyes! Maybe Powerpaw or Ridgebeck…but somehow Scrufflebeck should always stay in the comic.

TheTableGirl on October 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm

NEW NAME: ULTRABECK

"S" on October 9, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Scrufflebeck -> Scufflebock

Gas Bandit on October 9, 2011 at 3:25 pm

ScruffleHECK.. because enemies scream ‘What the HECK! It’s ScruffleHECK!’. :D

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Happy Vampire on October 9, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Did I spam a bit on my last comment? ( Btw. Scruffleheck. )

Happy Vampire on October 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Wow. its ScruffleWolf. now this form is just awesome.

hellhound on October 9, 2011 at 4:05 pm

keep scrufflebeck but gives him a nickname. and joe should do it nick should say something like “what the heck am i thinking i have to keep moving” or something.

mouseman on October 9, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Well, if it’s that idiot that’s naming him, I’m hoping for idiotic names like:
GEO-HOUND!
GEOWULF!
GREEN MAWLER!
…and the like XD.

DramaNoMore on October 9, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Green Mawler… LOL ! x) You killed me with this one !

Dairadh on October 9, 2011 at 7:25 pm

I Think Scrufflebeck’s name should remain Scrufflebeck since its perfect and fits his mini form and badass form.

Dagzter on October 9, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Scrufflion aka “Scruffaslan the Green Hearted”!

MaveriKat on October 9, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Scrufflebeast. That is all.

WiseMan on October 9, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Lionellion would be an awesome name or maybe wolfyrion would be awesome.

Dalno on October 9, 2011 at 10:04 pm

SCRUFFLOLF IS THE BETTER NAME

DJ MIXER on October 9, 2011 at 10:18 pm

I MEAN SCRUFFOLD

DJ MIXER on October 9, 2011 at 10:18 pm

SHSS….. I MEAN SCRUFFEL

DJ MIXER on October 9, 2011 at 10:19 pm

THATTS NOT WRONG NOW :D ;)

DJ MIXER on October 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Scrufflebeast. Definitely.

HedgeHog on October 9, 2011 at 11:21 pm

ScruffleDoom
I also like
Scrufflewolf (hellhound’s suggestion)

Highcalibur10 on October 10, 2011 at 12:08 am

the new scrufflebeck is awsome

raikue on October 10, 2011 at 12:41 am

In my opinion –
1)no name change

2)if a name change is COMPLETELY necessary, have (outer) Joe do it.

Jordan on October 10, 2011 at 2:22 am

I say freaking Thornclaw or something more fierce, cause what he lost in cuddly cuteness he made up for in freaking awesome plant wolf!

sykes on October 10, 2011 at 3:15 am

Scrufflebeck’s badassness level just increased 100%!
I needz a pet like that!
gimme nowwwww!!!

Brenkie on October 10, 2011 at 3:42 am

I also can’t believe nick is thinking he can take a machine city on his own…
LEROY JENKINS!!!!!

Brenkie on October 10, 2011 at 3:44 am

Let it stay scrufflebeck and put him a headband like joe sometimes and get him the alternative nickname
Scrufflebeck must always be scrufflebeck except when fighting crime :)
(btw why dont u try like inuyasha`s fox, that becomes big and small at will :))

Just me on October 10, 2011 at 4:45 am

Scrufflebark maybe?

CheetahMen on October 10, 2011 at 6:14 am

i am thinking
1)thornclaw
2)dash
3)snips
4)shadow
5)scrufflebeck

paul on October 10, 2011 at 6:32 am

i would also like in include the name
spike

paul on October 10, 2011 at 6:34 am

My suggestion:
1 – No namechange
2 – Shadowclaw
3 – Shadowolf
4 – Shadowhound

I like shadows. XD

Caketroll on October 10, 2011 at 7:07 am

Or Powerclaw, because of Powerfist :D

Caketroll on October 10, 2011 at 7:08 am

whats this scrufflebecks evolving

david z on October 10, 2011 at 7:36 am

Congratulations, you got me to leave a comment. (I’ve been loving this comic, I just usually don’t take time on each comic to comment; it would double or triple the time it takes to get through my feeds :)

The doctor has no right or reason to give Scruffle a name. He doesn’t even act like he KNOWs Scruffle’s name, he’s just been calling him “little guy”. So let the doctor call him “big guy” now and keep moving. Scrufflebeck remains Scrufflebeck until Joe (or at least Bernie / Jess, who financially/legally own him) say otherwise.

Also, I do not like this doctor; unless he learns his lessons and returns to being a useful character soon, I say he has no right or reason to SURVIVE, much less go around renaming main characters. But then, YOU’RE the author; you know what’s important better than we do, and for that reason I hadn’t voted on anything till now. I figured if it’s up for vote then it only has sentimental value to the plot; nothing more. This time, however, that sentimental value was more than enough. I <3 Scruffle. I </3 the doctor. Hence my vote, and my comment.

Keep up the excellent work :)

Lurkcat on October 10, 2011 at 7:54 am

Also, sorry for the wall of text. Line breaks apparently don’t work in this comment section as I expected them to; the above was supposed to be about 4 paragraphs <:)

Lurkcat on October 10, 2011 at 7:56 am

Champion. Seems like something Nick would choose… It does’t mean all the characters have to stick with the name, just because one decides it’s time for an upgrade.

FDJustin on October 10, 2011 at 8:29 am

I have only ever put one comment on here before and it was for a typo. But i have to say Scrufflebeck, since he was introduced, has been my favorite character and to change his name is just a heinous crime to me. Scrufflebeck should stay Scrufflebeck.

gunsmen45 on October 10, 2011 at 10:01 am

hmmm I like the idea of a subtle name change. Like Scrufflebeck to Scruffleback. This doesn’t change how it sounds much and adds a bit of badass to the connotation of the name.
ie. at your beck and call ==> a large back to follow behind (sorry if i messed up the wording on the second saying)

sh4d0wfl4re on October 10, 2011 at 10:42 am

Love the transformation! By the way I think the name should stay, but if not how about just letting Nick call him something different or more scientific sounding. He’s not the coolest guy so it doesn’t have to be greatest nickname….like….Mimort the “Mi” short for Mimic and the “Mort” for death or something along those lines.

RerunRewrite on October 10, 2011 at 11:41 am

SPIKE!

tWiCHY on October 10, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I like lurkcat’s comment quite a bit.

"S" on October 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm

The Doctor’s not the coolest guy around, so I don’t think he should give it a cool name. Therefore, I vote for “Bingo”.

Locke on October 10, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Congratulations, your Scrufflebeck evolved into…

Mini on October 10, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Well, Scrufflebeck is a bit bigger now, so …<<>>
Oh Also New reader, Just read from the beginning , Great series. You couldn’t adapt the games to work on Android. shouldn’t be too hard as Android reads Flash, Would just need an HTML Wrapper, and a few more buttons..Please

Snowgods on October 10, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Let’s Try SCRUFFLEBECK

Snowgods on October 10, 2011 at 5:03 pm

how about… ONWARDS TO MACHINE CITY!!! i really want to see a machine city…

earl pineda on October 10, 2011 at 6:40 pm

or wait for the next scene…

earl pineda on October 10, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Scanis.
S from Scrufflebeck.
Canis (Dog, Wolf, Etc.)

Tymon on October 10, 2011 at 7:05 pm

NOOO! SCRUFFLEBECK MUST BE SCRUFFLEBACK!

Josh (Actmyname) on October 10, 2011 at 10:03 pm

SCRUFFLEBECK dont change him name cuae scrufflebeck is the best name for him and IF you change hes name let joe do it not the stupid guy nick!!!

Ricky on October 10, 2011 at 11:42 pm

I vote same name or Scrufflebark.

Lukesf on October 11, 2011 at 1:13 am

Edit: Blargh there needs to be a edit button. Reason for changing it to Scrufflebark is the plant ref (bark for those who are absolutely dull and don’t get it, such as many youtubers for example)

Lukesf on October 11, 2011 at 1:15 am

Why do people keep saying “Make Joe give his name!”? You guys DO realize that Joe’s NOT THERE, firthermore that he’s – in all cases – dead, best case scenario he’s in a coma until his body heals by itself, and that Author Joe asked what the Herr gut doktor should name him, ’cause y’know, he’s actually there with the pooch!

I also vote for letting him stay Scrufflebeck, no real reason to change it.

Acadian Bacon on October 11, 2011 at 1:29 am

>Scanis.
>S from Scrufflebeck.
>Canis (Dog, Wolf, Etc.)

Spoo.
S from Scrufflebeck.
And poo from a dog.

Name on October 11, 2011 at 2:52 am

Oxypoopper… im just sayin!

Tman10100 on October 11, 2011 at 3:23 am

And get jou alive in max 3 sences then hes be epic and find scruffle and give him no new name but more love and then there MURDER NICK hahahaha awsome

Ricky on October 11, 2011 at 4:17 am

I like Scruffleback. Very subtle letter switch but still sounds like the original name

Opo on October 11, 2011 at 4:35 am

Hmmm the dog looks like a lion now.

Simba maybe?

ken2666 on October 11, 2011 at 6:02 am

I vote that Scrufflebeck gets angry and eats Nick for the attempted name change. Or at the least maims him.

James on October 11, 2011 at 10:34 am

Scrufflebeck X

Tom on October 12, 2011 at 12:50 am

I vote Scrufflebadass!

Ginji on October 12, 2011 at 9:20 am

Scrufflebeck has digivolved XD

Biperfuture on October 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm