I just realized something.
In less than a year, we lost Alex Toth (creator of Space Ghost and designer of Super Friends), Ed Benedict (designer of Fred Flintstone), Joseph Barbera (the other half of Hanna-Barbera), and now Iwao Takamoto (designer of Scooby-Doo and Astro). Four of the architects of Hanna-Barbera are now with the stars.
And on that note, I also caught this in the TZ News byte:
THAT explains so much why I get a Hanna-Barbera vibe everytime I watch this underrated show.
Rest in peace Takamoto-san.
What does the X stand for? It's definitely not Extreme. Extreme starts with E.