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Doug Creator on Whether Doug Funnie and Patti Mayonnaise Ended Up Together

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Although Doug Funnie and Patti Mayonnaise were basically the Ross and Rachel of the ’90s cartoon world, Jim Jinkins, the creator of Nickelodeon’s Doug series, recently revealed the pair didn’t end up together after graduating from Bluffington High School.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jinkins spoke about the fan-favorite, will-they-won’t-they couple, saying they probably wouldn’t be in a relationship in his version of a follow-up to the hit Nicktoon. “It doesn’t happen because, really, most people don’t end up with their first love,” he told EW. “But then again, maybe I do do it! There isn’t some rule! It’s not in the Bible. It’s just that most people don’t. I don’t know the answer yet. But I would predict that what I would do is make it where Patti is maybe not married, but in a serious relationship.”

Jinkins went on to explain how Doug would handle the loss of his longtime crush. “Meanwhile, Doug has this friend of his, a girl, who he’s always pouring his heart out to about how [Patti’s] killing him,” he said. “And naturally, I guess maybe it’s a little predictable, but that’s the one. That’s the one he’s comfortable enough to bear his soul to in his next phase of life, that he discovers he’s in love with and didn’t even know it.”

Where’s Quailman to rescue us from our broken hearts?

Read more at EW.com.

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