I really have to think about this one. I really like Mindy Cohn and BJ Ward. I also think Kate Micucci was a great Velma, but just for Be Cool Scooby Doo. For the live action portrayals definitely Linda Cardellini.
Velma's live action portrayals were honestly all really good but in different ways. I agree with Micucci only being good for Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, and the head writer Jon Colton Barry has confirmed that it was his original intention to only have her in that series. I don't know why WB decided to completely replace Mindy Cohn. She's said publicly that it was not her choice to step down, she was basically forced out by higher ups.
Here is one where you just cannot be sure, Jaffe I've gone for as she was the original.
It is really tough as so many people were good as Velma! All except Marla Frumkin did a decent job. I'd say I'm going with Jaffe as well.
What was so bad about Marla might I ask. Certainly a unique take on Velma that's for sure.
She just sounded overexaggerated when doing Velma's voice, and it felt forced IMO. I wasn't a fan personally, but I can see why someone would like her.
It's different that is for sure, but that can be good sometimes, trying to make a character your own style.
That's a good point. Maybe more people would have liked her if they would have had time to get used to her? She was only in 8 episodes I believe.
Mindy Cohn is the most memorable one to me.
Oh this is a toughie! I feel like I should have voted for Jaffe cuz well, she was the original and just plum amazing. But I voted for Mindy Cohn. She was my favorite and miss her terribly! Kate Micucci did fit perfectly as Velma on Be Cool though. Now Marla... oh how we enjoyed her over exaggerating way of talking. Haha
I really debated about voting for Mindy, but I think I have to go with Jaffe as I just like her voice a little better as the original. It's super close though!
When you look at how Fred's been voiced by the same guy for over 50 years, and then you have Velma, who gets a new voice actress every 5 years (except during Mindy Cohn's tenure). Lol
Haha yeah she has had a ton of voice actresses! I wish they would have kept Mindy though. It was a big mistake IMO to let her go in place of Kate Micucci, who even the creators of BCSD have confirmed that she should have only been in BCSD.
Yeah, no disrespect to Kate Micucci, but she should've stayed just for Be Cool and the Lego Scooby stuff. Her voice fits very well for those incarnations. However, when she plays a more classic Velma, like in the DTVs and Guess Who, her voice doesn't completely fit for those. Mindy Cohn is better for those versions. I don't know why they completely replaced her. It's so weird.
Totally agree, and I feel bad that they just tossed Mindy out like that. From things she's posted online, it does not seem like Mindy had any say in the decision to replace her, whereas I think all her other voice actresses have.
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