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If you were a kid growing up during the 1990s, there’s a big chance that the Nickelodeon animated television series Doug holds a special place in your heart. The kid’s network now airs some of their more classic series in a nighttime programming block called The Splat, which doesn’t include Doug. Doug creator Jim Jinkins even has ideas for another Doug movie, but we’ll sadly never see it. Find out what would’ve happened in the Doug sequel, if the title character ends up with Patti Mayonnaise and why a film isn’t going to happen, after the jump.

If you’ve ever wondered what happened to Doug, Porkchop, Skeeter and Patti, this might be your only chance to find out. Doug creator Jim Jinkins has written a treatment for a follow-up to Doug’s 1st Movie, which would follow the character into adulthood. The story would take place three years later: Doug is now living as a freelance artist in a New York City metropolis.

“I haven’t written the whole screenplay, but some stories are written,” Jinkins told Time. “Skeeter’s his roommate. Judy would be a performance artist off, off, off Broadway, just kind of doing weird stuff. Porkchop would be there – we’re not going to talk about dogs and their real lifespans, but I’ll just let him be.”

But its very unlikely we’ll ever see Doug’s 2nd Movie as Disney acquired the rights in 1996 and has lost interest in the property.

“Disney owns the right to make anything new, and they have no interest right now in anything to do with it.” … “Right now they explained they’re not interested in moving Doug forward. In the past, they have expressed interest in a play. Now, that would be a great play. So, I don’t know! But I do think I have a great story for fans to get a feel for where Doug is headed, and I thought that would be an awesome thing to deliver.”

Disney produced 65 episodes of the show and has yet to release them on home video. That’s how uninterested they are in Doug. Jinkins doesn’t believe a movie will ever happen, but is hopeful that maybe Disney would give him permission to release the story as a book. I’d love to read it. Maybe all of the stories we grew up with will become legacyquels in some form, be it a movie, a TV series, a play, or a book.

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And you may be wondering if Doug ended up with Patti Mayonnaise. Stop reading here if you don’t want to know the ultimate ending of this high school relationship. Like everything else on Doug, it would probably be based on his real-life experiences. Jim told Entertainment Weekly the story of what happened when he didn’t go to his ten-year reunion, and how that resulted in a reunion with Patti, the real-life woman who is the basis for the Patti Mayonnaise character.

“I got a phone call in New York and it’s Patti. The real Patti. And my heart’s beating fast. She’s like, ‘I was at the reunion! You weren’t!’ and I was like, ‘Yeah…sorry…I had to work.’ And she goes, ‘I found out you live in New York. Guess what—I do, too!’ And she told me where she lives. We lived across Central Park from each other. And she says, ‘Why don’t you come over for dinner?’So now we’re in a Doug show. I’m like, what do I wear? What will she look like!? All that’s happening as I’m walking across Central Park to her apartment, just wondering and just hoping, all those things. I was, at the time, very available. I get to the door, and you get buzzed up in New York, and so I walk up to the apartment and I hear the lock turn—it’s getting ready to happen—and she opens the door, and she’s perfect. Just perfect. She just looks spectacular and she’s so happy, and her arms fly up and we hug, and I’m just like [frightened guttural gasping noises].” … “And she was just funny and fun and innocent, but it’s like Doug and Patti together again, ten years later, right? So this is all wonderful, right? And then she wheels and goes, ‘Oh, Jimmy, I want you to meet my husband.’”

Jim says Doug and Patti probably wouldn’t end up together because “most people don’t end up with their first love.” He isn’t sure how he would handle it in the movie, but predicts that he would “make it where Patti is maybe not married, but in a serious relationship.” Instead, Doug would instead end up with a friend of his “who he’s always pouring his heart out to about” Patti that he discovers he’s in love with but didn’t realize it. Doug often felt like the coming-of-age movies of the 1980s and this ending feels fitting and right out of that subgenre.

In a world where ridiculous petitions are created to shut down Rotten Tomatoes, why can’t fans gather together to let Disney know they would like to see the further adventures of Doug?

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