Jim Jinkins, the animator behind Nickelodeon's Doug series, has already dreamed up the scene that fans
want need to see: Doug Funnie's reunion with his childhood crush, Patti Mayonnaise. [Note: Nickelodeon and MTV News are both owned by Viacom.]
Entertainment Weekly recently spoke to Jinkins about the scene, which happens ten years after we last left the pair in Bluffington. Doug is a freelance artist, presumably still expanding the Quailman universe, and lives with his best bro, Skeeter. As for Patti? She's very much taken — and not by Doug. Sorry, everyone.
As it turns out, Jinkins based Doug on his actual life. Patti was inspired by Jinkins's 100-percent real crush, a woman he — just like Doug — ran into after ten years apart. She invited him to dinner in New York City, where she broke the ice by talking about her breasts. (I'm guessing that part was too PG-13 for a children's show.)
"She just looks spectacular and she's so happy, and her arms fly up and we hug," he told EW. "She backs up and she goes, 'Look, Jimmy! Boobs! I got my boobs!' ... 'Yeah, they used to call me Flatty Patti, but look!' And she was just funny and fun and innocent, but it's like Doug and Patti together again, 10 years later, right?"
Wrong. The real-life Patti then introduced Jenkins to her husband. Womp, womp.
It's not the romantic ending fans hoped for, sure, though that's because reality isn't a rom-com.
"It doesn't happen because, really, most people don't end up with their first love," he explained. "I would predict that what I would do [in the show] is make it where Patti is maybe not married, but in a serious relationship."
There are sadly no plans for a Doug reboot at the moment, but Jinkins has his future story lines ready to go if it ever happens. Let's keep our fingers crossed in the meantime.