Scooby-Doo & Mystery, Inc.

Created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears

“I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids”
— never actually uttered, but the thought is there.

Ruh-roh.

No, SCOOBY-DOO, a giant talking Great Dane, and teenagers NORVILLE “SHAGGY” ROGERS, THELMA DINKLEY, DAPHNE BLAKE and FRED JONES are not private detectives. But there were millions of kids who grew up watching their Saturday morning antics on Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? and its countless spin-offs and incarnations, and many of them got their first taste of the mystery and detective genres there. Many a bowl of Honey Comb or AlphaBits were consumed in our house as we watched the gang from  Mystery, Inc.) poking and prowling around haunted houses, half-sunken shipwrecks, deserted mines, gloomy factories, abandoned castles and any other place where something supernatural or otherworldly (A ghost! A witch! A werewolf! A mummy! A killer robot!) was spotted.

Somehow, every week, those “meddling kids” — who apparently had no parents, families or backstories — would tool around in The Mystery Machine, a customized, tricked out van, and inevitably stumble across a situation (only occasionally were they invited) where their particular skills would be required. They would then invite themselves to investigate, and end up snooping around until they encountered the creature, whereupon there’d be some slapstick chases, until Fred, Daphne and Thelma came up with some cockeyed scheme to “catch that villain.” They always succeeded, and the inevitable unmasking would always reveal the supernatural culprit as just some charlatan in disguise, attempting to keep people away from the location to somehow profit from it (real estate scams were common) or some other sort of other criminal activity.

They’ve been at it for more than fifty years now, and Mystery, Inc. have rarely, if ever, received any recompense for their crime-busting or ghost debunking, as far as I can tell. But that’s okay — the gang weren’t in it for the money — they  were in it for the chase.

Well, Fred, Daphne and Thelma were.

Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, his laidback stoner master, were in it mostly for the food. While Fred (the non-threatening alpha male with the ascot), Daphne (the pretty, rich one) and Thelma (the smart, nerdy one — she wore glasses), were prowling around bravely doing rudimentary detective work, most of the action revolved around cowardly Scooby and Shaggy lying low, looking for food (Scooby Snacks being a particular favourite), consuming prodigious amount of whatever they could scrounge up, and inevitably being chased by whatever the creature of the week was, until it was caught and exposed. And that was basically it.

Week after week.

Yet somehow the formula worked. The mysteries weren’t really much of a mystery, though they were engrossing enough for kids to follow, but the heart of the show lied in all those generally gloomy, spooky settings and the ghosts, monsters and the like, all carefully balanced by the lighthearted slapstick antics, reminiscent of old, black and white comedy/horror hybrids by Hope and Crosby, Abbott and Costello and Martin and Lewis. And as scary and unsettling as the show may have been at times, particularly for younger viewers, at its best, each episode ended with the reassurance that there were no ghosts, no monsters, no boogie men under the bed or in the closet, and that the real villains, no matter the guise, are simply misguided humans out for some economic gain. Okay, it ain’t the Golden Rule, Dickens,Shelley or Keats, or Karl Marx or even Bernie Sanders, but it’s something.

Hell, in troubled times, when the world doesn’t make sense, when everything seems tattered and broken and everyone seems to be in it for themselves, there’s something comforting about the notion that if we stick together, like Scooby and his pals, we can defeat and expose the real monsters. As the theme song/ear worm goes, “Scooby-Dooby-Doo, we need some help from you, now.”

* * * * *

Yes, I know. The formula was tinkered with constantly, especially in later years, when it became “hip” to mock everything, and some shows even featured “real” ghosts and monsters — and I think the show suffered from it. A sign of the show’s enduring popularity lies not just in the endless spin-offs that Hanna-Barbera pumped out or in the endless merchandising (films, board and video games, toys, colouring books, action figures, lunchboxes, comics and even actual “Scooby Snacks” dog treats), but also in how it’s become suck a pop culture juggernaut. Certain phrases have slipped into our vocabulary, even among people who never saw the show, particularly phrases like  “Ruh-ro” and “those meddling kids,” and  Scooby and the gang are referenced or have popped up in everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and South Park to actually showing up in a “very special” crossover animated episode of Supernatural (March 29, 2018, CW), wherein the gang team up with Sam, Dean, and Castiel to crack a case.

A BURNING QUESTION & A SMOLDERING ANSWER

Since, theoretically, Mystery Inc. was a detective agency, should Scooby and the gang be considered “private eyes”? Does anyone ever remember them ever actually being hired to do detective work?

  • “Actually, I believe they may have been ‘hired’ in the 1969 episode, “Decoy for a Dognapper.” They heard about a reward being offered for resolution of a string of dognappings and went to the office of the man offering the reward. Not strictly a case of being hired, but there was money at stake. Failing that, try the 1969 episode go “Away Ghost Ship” where the gang goes to meet a “client” at his penthouse at 11:00 pm, scam their way past his butler with a room-service gag and get the story behind his current shipping troubles. It is never stated that they are hired, but the next scene is the gang out on a specially equipped boat pretending to be a freighter to attract the pirates, so the ‘hiring’ is kind of implied.
    As to whether they should be considered “private eyes,” well, yeah, probably they should be if you look at it from a historical perspective. This show introduced many kids to the concept of mysteries, including all of the classic bits (many of them now clichés) that are encountered in crime/mystery fiction. For example: in both of the cases mentioned above, the “client” turns out to be the bad guy. In various episodes, they deal with bank robbers, jewel thieves, and other more common criminals. Scooby himself is summoned to the reading of an eccentric old man’s will and learns he will inherit part of a fortune if he spends the night in the spooky mansion, and so on. It is an animated introduction to private investigation for grade schoolers.
    Furthermore, the Mystery Inc. gang was also in a short lived spin-off from Scooby Doo called A Pup Named Scooby Doo that follows their adventures as kids. In these, they call themselves the Scooby Doo Detective Agency and in one episode are given a “Bucket O’ Contracts” to sign by a client. This is the most compelling evidence to date that they were in fact ‘professional’ investigators and not, as often maligned, simply “meddling kids.”
    forgotten about all this).
    But all that being said, do you/we/anyone care? Is it crucial to have this on Thrilling Detective? Is it the kind of thing that folks come there looking for? Probably not, but what makes your site unique is that you stretch the rules to include the Dortmunders and Rhodenbars and other folks that just fit with the overall feel of the site.”
    — Dale Stoyer

A TIP OF THE FEDORA

  • Edgar Cantero’s 2017 New York Times bestselling novel, Meddling Kids, a hilariously loopy and exuberant riff on teen detectives of all stripes, from Scooby and the gang to Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, draws its title from, well, you know where he got it.

UNDER OATH

  • “One of my and my husband’s favorite things about being parents is getting to introduce our child to all our beloved TV shows and movies. We started watching Scooby-Doo several years ago, when our son Dash was around 3, and he immediately loved it. How can you not, really? Even though it’s weirdly illogical and downright silly at times, the show is addictive and spooky. It’s strangely comforting.”
    — Tara Laskowski, mother of Dash, who’s nearly eight.

TELEVISION

  • SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? | Buy it on DVD | Buy the 50th Anniversary Blu-Ray Set
    (1969-70, CBS)
    Premiere: September 13, 1969)
    25 episodes
    Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
    Theme song sung by Larry Mark
    Starring Don Messick as SCOOBY-DOO
    Casey Kasem as SHAGGY
    Stefanianna Christopherson as DAPHNE
    Frank Welker as FRED
    and Nicole Jaffe as VELMA

    • SEASON ONE
    • “What a Night for a Knight” (September 13, 1969)
    • “A Clue for Scooby-Doo” (September 20, 1969)
    • “Hassle in the Castle” (September 27, 1969)
    • “Mine Your Own Business” (October 4, 1969)
    • “Decoy for a Dognapper” (October 11, 1969)
    • “What the Hex is Going On?” (October 18, 1969)
    • “Never Ape an Ape Man” (October 25, 1969)
    • “Foul Play in Funland” (November 1, 1969)
    • “The Backstage Rage” (November 8, 1969)
    • “Bedlam in the Big Top” (November 15, 1969)
    • “A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts” (November 22, 1969)
    • “Scooby-Doo and a Mummy Too!” (November 29, 1969)
    • “Which Witch is Which?” (December 6, 1969)
    • “Spooky Space Kook” (December 20, 1969)
    • “Go Away Ghost Ship” (December 13, 1969)
    • “A Night of Fright is No Delight” (January 10, 1970)
    • “That’s Snow Ghost” (January 17, 1970)
    • SEASON TWO
    • “Nowhere to Hyde 19” (September 12, 1970)
    • “Mystery Mask Mix-Up” (September 19, 1970)
    • “Jeepers It’s the Creeper” (September 26, 1970)
    • “Scooby’s Night with a Frozen Fright” (October 3, 1970)
    • “The Haunted House Hang-Up” (October 3, 1970)
    • “A Tiki Scare is No Fair” (October 3, 1970)
    • “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf?” (October 3, 1970)
    • “Don’t Fool with a Phantom” (October 3, 1970)
  • THE NEW SCOOBY-DOO MOVIES
    (1972-73, CBS)
    24 episodes
    Starring Don Messick as Scooby-Doo
    Casey Kasem as Shaggy
    Heather North as Daphne
    Frank Welker as Fred
    and Nicole Jaffe as Velma
    Guest stars: Sandy Duncan, The Addams Family, Cass Elliot, Phyllis Diller, Don Knotts and The Three Stooges
    Ruh-roh. Each episode in this version featured a special guest star (or stars) to aid the gang solve mysteries, including characters from other Hanna-Barbera series such as the Harlem Globetrotters, Josie and the Pussycats, and Speed Buggy, Batman and Robin (later adapted into their own Hanna-Barbera series, Super Friends, a year later), and other kid-friendly real-life “celebrities” of the era.

    • SEASON ONE
    • “The Ghastly Ghost Town” (September 9, 1972)
    • “The Dynamic Scooby Doo Affair” (September 16, 1972)
    • “Wednesday is Missing” (September 23, 1972)
    • “The Frickert Fracas” (September 30, 1972)
    • Guess Who’s Knott Coming to Dinner” (October 7, 1972)
    • “A Good Medium is Rare” (October 14, 1972)
    • “Sandy Duncan’s Jekyll and Hyde” (October 21, 1972)
    • “The Secret Of Shark Island” (October 28, 1972)
    • “The Spooky Fog” (November 4, 1972)
    • “The Ghost of Bigfoot” (November 11, 1972)
    • “The Ghost of The Red Baron” (November 18, 1972)
    • “The Ghostly Creep from the Deep” (November 25, 1972)
    • “The Haunted Horseman of Hagglethorn Hall” (December 2, 1972)
    • “The Phantom of the Country Music Hall” (December 9, 1972)
    • “The Caped Crusader Caper” (December 16, 1972)
    • “The Loch Ness Mess” (December 30, 1972)
    • SEASON TWO
    • “The Mystery of Haunted Island” (September 8, 1973)
    • “The Haunted Showboat” (September 15, 1973)
    • “Mystery in Persia” (September 22, 1973)
    • “The Spirited Spooked Sports Show” (September 29, 1973)
    • “The Exterminator” (October 6, 1973)
    • “The Weird Winds of Winona” (October 13, 1973)
    • “The Haunted Candy Factory” (October 20, 1973)
    • “The Haunted Carnival” (October 27, 1973)
  • THE SCOOBY-DOO SHOW
    (1976-78, ABC)
    17 episodes
    The show moves to ABC, and runs for 40 episodes, under various titles.

    • SEASON ONE
      Aired as part of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour.
    • “High Rise Hair Raiser” (September 11, 1976)
    • “The Fiesta Host Is an Aztec Ghost” (September 18, 1976)
    • “The Gruesome Game of the Gator Ghoul” (September 125, 1976)
    • “Watt a Shocking Ghost” (October 2, 1976)
    • “The Headless Horseman of Halloween” (October 9, 1976)
    • “Scared a Lot in Camelot” (October 16, 1976)
    • “The Harum-Scarum Sanitarium” (October 23, 1976)
    • “The No-Face Zombie Chase Case” (October 30, 1976)
    • “Mamba Wamba and the Voodoo Hoodoo” (November 6, 1976)
    • “A Frightened Hound Meets Demons Underground” (November 6, 1976)
    • “A Bum Steer for Scooby” (November 6, 1976)
    • “There’s a Demon Shark in the Froggy Dark” (November 6, 1976)
    • “Scooby-Doo, Where’s the Crew?” (November 6, 1976)
    • “The Ghost That Sacked the Quaterback” (December 4, 1976)
    • “The Ghost of The Bad Humor Man” (December 11, 1976)
    • “The Spirits of ’76” (December 18, 1976)
    • SEASON TWO
      Aired of part of Scooby’s All-Star Laff-a-Lympics
    • “The Curse of the Viking Lake” (September 10, 1977)
    • “Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats” (September 10, 1977)”
    • Hang in There, Scooby-Doo” (September 10, 1977)
    • “The Chiller Diller Movie Theater” (October 1, 1977)
    • “The Spooky Case of the Grand Prix Race” (October 1, 1977)
    • “The Ozark Witch Switch” (October 1, 1977)
    • “The Creepy Cruise” (October 1, 1977)
    • “The Creepy Heap from the Deep” (October 1, 1977)
    • SEASON THREE
      The first nine episodes aired by themselves under Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, the final seven as segments of Scooby’s All-Stars.
    • “Watch Out! The Willawaw!” (September 9, 1978)
    • “A Creepy Tangle in the Bermuda Triangle” (September 16, 1978)
    • “A Scary Night With a Snow Beast Fright” (September 23, 1978)
    • “To Switch a Witch” (September 30, 1978)
    • “The Tar Monster” (October 7, 1978)
    • “A Highland Fling with a Monstrous Thing” (October 14, 1978)
    • “The Creepy Case of Old Iron Face” (October 21, 1978)
    • “Jeepers, It’s the Jaguaro” (October 28, 1978)
    • “Make A Beeline Away From That Feline” (November 4, 1978)
    • “The Creepy Creature of Vulture’s Claw” (November 11, 1978)
    • “The Diabolical Disc Demon” (November 18, 1978)
    • “Scooby’s Chinese Fortune Kooky Caper” (November 25, 1978)
    • “A Menace in Venice” (December 2, 1978)
    • “Don’t Go Near the Fortress of Fear” (December 9, 1978)
    • “The Warlock of Wimbledon” (December 16, 1978)
    • “The Beast is Awake at Bottomless Lake” (December 23, 1978)
  • SCOOBY AND SCRAPPY-DOO
    (1979-84, ABC)
    158 episodes
    Starring  Don Messick as Scooby-Doo
    Casey Kasem as Shaggy
    Heather North as Daphne
    Frank Welker as Fred
    Lennie Weinrib as Scrappy-Doo
    Another spinoff of Scooby-Doo, introducing his ghost-chasing nephew Scrappy-Doo.

    • SEASON ONE
    • “The Scarab Lives!” (September 22, 1979)
    • “The Night Ghoul of Wonderworld” (September 29, 1979)
    • “Strange Encounters of a Scooby Kind” (October 6, 1979)
    • “The Neon Phantom of the Roller Disco!” (October 13, 1979)
    • “Shiver and Shake, That Demon’s a Snake” (October 20, 1979)
    • “The Scary Sky Skeleton” (October 27, 1979)
    • “The Demon of the Dugout” (November 3, 1979)
    • “The Hairy Scare of the Devil Bear” (November 10, 1979)
    • “Twenty Thousand Screams Under the Sea” (November 17, 1979)
    • “I Left My Neck in San Francisco” (November 24, 1979)
    • “When you Wish Upon a Star Creature” (December 1, 1979)
    • “The Ghoul, the Bat, and the Ugly” (December 8, 1979)
    • “Rocky Mountain Yiii!” (December 15, 1979)
    • “The Sorcerer’s a Menace” (December 22, 1979)
    • “Lock the Door, It’s Minotaur” (December 29, 1979)
    • “The Ransom of Scooby Chief” (January 5, 1980)
    • SEASON TWO
    • “A Close Encounter with a Strange Kind” (November 8, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “A Fit Night Out for Bats” (November 8, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “The Chinese Food Factory” (November 8, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby’s Desert Dilemma” (December 15, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “The Old Cat and Mouse Game” (December 15, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “Stowaways” (November 15, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “Mummy’s the Word” (December 22, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “Hang in There, Scooby” (November 22, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “Stuntman Scooby” (November 22, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby’s Three Ding-A-Ling Circus” (November 29, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby’s Fantastic Island” (November 29, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “Long John Scrappy” (November 29, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby’s Bull Frigh” (December 6, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby Ghosts West” (December 6, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “A Bungle in the Jungle” (December 6, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby’s Fun Zone” (December 13, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “Swamp Witch” (December 13, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “Sir Scooby and the Black Knight” (December 13, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “Waxworld” (December 20, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby in Wonderland” (December 20, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “Scrappy’s Birthday” (December 20, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “South Seas Scare” (December 27, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby’s Swiss Miss” (December 20, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “Alaskan King Coward” (December 20, 1980; 7 minutes)
    • “Et Tu, Scoob?” (January 3, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Soggy Bog Scooby” (January 3, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby Gumbo” (January 3, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Way Out Scooby” (January 10, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Strongman Scooby” (January 10, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Moonlight Madness” (January 10, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Dog Tag Scooby” (January 17, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby at the Center of the World” (January 17, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby’s Trip to Ahz” (January 17, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “A Fright At the Opera” (January 24, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Robot Ranch” (January 24, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Surprised Spies” (January 24, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “The Invasion of the Scooby Snatchers” (January 31, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby Dooby Guru” (January 31, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby and the Bandit” (January 31, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • SEASON THREE
    • “Scooby Nocchio” (September 19, 1981)
    • “Lighthouse Keeper Scooby” (September 19, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby’s Roots” (September 19, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby’s Escape from Atlantis” (September 26, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Excalibur Scooby” (September 26, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby Saves the World” (September 26, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby Dooby Goo” (October 3, 1981)
    • “Rickshaw Scooby” (October 3, 1981)
    • “Scooby’s Luck of the Irish” (October 3, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Backstage Scooby” (October 10, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby’s House of Mystery” (October 10, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Sweet Dreams Scooby” (October 10, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby-Doo 2000” (October 17, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Punk Rock Scooby” (October 17, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Canine to Five” (October 17, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Hardhat Scooby” (October 24, 1981)
    • “Hothouse Scooby” (October 24, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Pigskin Scooby” (October 24, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Sopwith Scooby” (October 31, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • “Tenderbigfoot” (October 24, 1981)
    • “Scooby and the Beanstalk” (October 24, 1981; 7 minutes)
    • SEASON FOUR
    • “The Maltese Mackerel” (September 25, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Dumb Waiter Caper” (September 25, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Yabba’s Hustle Rustle” (September 25, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Mine Your Own Business” (October 2, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Movie Monster Menace” (October 2, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “The Catfish Burglar Caper” (October 2, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Basketball Bumblers” (October 9, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Super Teen Shaggy” (October 9, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Tragic Magic” (October 9, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Beauty Contest Caper” (October 16 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Runaway Scrappy” (October 16, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Stake-Out at the Take-Out” (October 16, 1982)
    • “Double Trouble Date” (October 23, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Slippery Dan, the Escape Man” (October 23, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Who’s Scooby-Doo?” (October 23, 1982)
    • “Cable Car Caper” (October 30, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Low-Down Showdown” (October 30, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Muscle Trouble” (October 30, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Comic Book Caper” (November 6, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Misfortune Teller” (November 6, 1982)
    • “Vild Vest Vampire” (November 6, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “A Gem of a Case” (November 13, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “From Bad to Curse” (November 13, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Tumbleweed Derby” (November 13, 1982)
    • “Disappearing Car Caper” (November 20, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Law and Disorder” (November 20, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Scooby-Doo and Genie-Poo” (November 20, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Alien Shmalien” (November 27, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Captain Canine Caper” (November 27, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Close Encounter of the Worst Kind” (November 27, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Go East, Young Pardners” (December 4, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Picnic Poopers” (December 4, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “The Incredible Cat Lady Caper” (December 4, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “One Million Years Before Lunch” (December 11, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Up a Crazy River” (December 11, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Where’s the Werewolf?” (December 11, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Bride and Gloom” (December 18, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Hoedown Showdown” (December 18, 1982; 7 minutes)
    • “Snow Job Too Small” (December 18, 1982; 7 minutes)
  • THE NEW SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES
    (1983-84, ABC)
    26 episodes
    Starring Casey Kasem as Shaggy
    Don Messick as Scooby-Doo
    Heather North as Daphine
    Frank Welker as Fred

    • SEASON ONE
    • “Scooby the Barbarian” (September 10, 1983, 11 minutes)
    • “Scoobygeist” (September 10, 1983, 11 minutes)
    • “The Hound of the Scoobyvilles” (September 17, 1983, 11 minutes)
    • “No Thanks Masked Manx” (September 17, 1983, 11 minutes)
    • “Scoobsie” (September 24, 1983, 11 minutes)
    • “Scooby of the Jungle” (September 24, 1983, 11 minutes)
    • “Scooby a La Mode” (October 1, 1983, 11 minutes)
    • “Scooby’s Gold Exhibit” (October 1, 1983, 11 minutes)
    • “Wizards and Warlocks” (October 8, 1983, 11 minutes)
    • “No Sharking Zone” (October 8, 1983, 11 minutes)
    • “Crazy Carnival Caper” (October 15, 1983, 11 minutes)
    • “The Mark of Scooby” (October 15, 1983, 11 minutes)
    • “Scooby-Do and Cyclops, Too” (October 22, 1983, 11 minutes)
    • “The Creature from the Chem Lab” (October 22, 1983, 11 minutes)
    • “The Fall Dog” (October 29, 1983)
    • “Scooby and the Minotaur” (October 29, 1983)
    • “Scooby Pinch Hits” (November 5, 1983)
    • “The Scooby Coupe” (November 5, 1983)
    • “Scooby-Roo” (November 19, 1983)
    • “The Dinosaur Deception” (November 26, 1983)
    • “Who’s Minding the Monster?” (November 29, 1983; 11 minutes)
    • “Where is Scooby Doo?” (December 3, 1983)
    • “Wedding Bell Boos” (December 10, 1983)
    • SEASON TWO
    • “Happy Birthday, Scooby-Doo” (September 9, 1984)
    • “The Hand of Horror” (September 16, 1984; 15 minutes)
    • “Scooby’s Peephole Pandemonium” (September 16, 1984; 15 minutes)
    • “Scoo-Be or Not Scoo-Be?” (September 23, 1984; 15 minutes)
    • “The Stoney Stone Glare” (September 23, 1984; 15 minutes)
    • “Mission Un-Doo-Able” (September 30, 1984; 15 minutes)
    • “The Bee Team” (September 30, 1984; 15 minutes)
    • “Doom Service” (October 7, 1984; 15 minutes)
    • “A Code in the Nose” (October 7, 1984; 15 minutes)
    • “Ghosts of the Ancient Astronauts” (October 14, 1984)
    • “South Pole Vault” (October 21, 1984; 15 minutes)
    • “The Night of the Living Toys” (October 21, 1984; 15 minutes)
    • “A Halloween Hassle at Dracula’s Castle” (October 28, 1984)
    • “A Night Louse at the White House” (November 4, 1984)
    • “Showboat Scooby” (November 11, 1984; 15 minutes)
    • “The” (November 11, 1984)
    • Sherlock Doo” (November 18, 1984)
    • “A Scary Duel With a Cartoon Ghoul” (November 25, 1984; 15 minutes)
    • “E*I*E*I*O” (November 25, 1984; 15 minutes)
    • “A Nutcracker Scoob” (December 2, 1984)
  • THE 13 GHOSTS OF SCOOBY-DOO
    (1985, ABC)
    13 episodes
    Starring Don Messick as the voice of SCOOBY-DOO & SCRAPPY-DOO
    Casey Kasem as the voice of SHAGGY
    Heather North as the voice of DAPHNE
    With Vincent Price as the voice of Vincent VanGhoul
    Susan Blu as the voice of Flim Flam
    Arte Johnson as the voice of Weerd
    and Howard Morris as the voice of Bogel
    For the first time, the ghosts are real. And Fred and Velma are missing in action. A straight-to-video sequel, Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost, featuring the previously unseen 13th ghost, was released in 2019.

    • SEASON ONE
    • “To All the Ghouls I’ve Loved Before” (September 7, 1985)
    • “Scoobra Kadoobra” (September 14, 1985)
    • “Me and My Shadow Demon” (September 21, 1985)
    • “Reflections in a Ghoulish Eye” (September 28 1985)
    • “That’s Monstertainment” (October 5, 1985)
    • “Ship of Ghouls” (October 12, 1985)
    • “A Spooky Little Ghoul Like You” (October 19, 1985)
    • “When You Witch Upon a Star” (October 26, 1985)
    • “It’s a Wonderful Scoob” (November 2, 1985)
    • “Scooby in Kwackyland” (November 9, 1985)
    • “Coast-to-Ghost” (November 16, 1985)
    • “The Ghouliest Show on Earth” (November 23, 1985)
    • “Horror-Scope Scoob” (December 7, 1985)
  • A PUP NAMED SCOOBY-DOO
    (1988-91)
    30 episodes
    Starring Don Messick as SCOOBY-DOO
    Casey Kasem as Shaggy
    Kellie Martin as DAPHNE
    Carl Steven as FRED
    and Christina Lange as VELMA
    The original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! cast reunited as elementary school-aged kids, but at least Fred and Velma are back. Even better? Scrappy-Doo is toast.

    • SEASON ONE
    • “A Bicycle Built for Boo!” (September 10, 1988)
    • “The Sludge Monster from the Earth’s Core” (September 17, 1988)
    • “Wanted Cheddar Alive” (September 24, 1988)
    • “The Schnook Who Took My Comic Book” (October 1, 1988)
    • “For Letter or Worse” (October 8, 1988)
    • “The Babysitter from Beyond” (October 15, 1988)
    • “Snow Place Like Home” (October 22, 1988)
    • “Now Museum, Now You Don’t” (October 29, 1988
    • “Scooby Dude” (November 5, 1988)
    • “Ghost Who’s Coming to Dinner?” (November 12, 1988)
    • “The Story Stick” (November 19, 1988)
    • “Robopup” (November 26, 1988)
    • “Lights…Camera…Monster” (December 3, 1988)
    • SEASON TWO
    • “Curse of the Collar” (September 9, 1989)
    • “The Return of Commander Cool” (September 16, 1989)
    • “The Spirit of Rock’n Roll” (September 23, 1989)
    • “Chickenstein Lives!” (September 30, 1989)
    • “Night of the Living Burger” (October 7, 1989)
    • “The Computer Walks Among Us” (October 14, 1989)
    • “Dog Gone Scooby” (October 21, 1989)
    • “Terror, thy Name is Zombo” (October 28, 1989)
    • SEASON THREE
    • “Night of the Boogey Biker” (September 8, 1990)
    • “Dawn of the Spooky Shuttle Scare” (September 15, 1990)
    • “Wrestle Maniacs” (September 22, 1990)
    • “Horror of the Haunted Hairpiece” (September 29, 1990)
    • “The Mayhem of the Moving Mollusk” (July 6, 1991)
    • “The Ghost of Mrs. Shusham” (July 13, 1991)
    • “Catcher on the Sly” (July 20, 1991)
    • “The Wrath of Waitro” (July 27, 1991)
    • “The Were-Doo of Doo Manor” (August 31, 1991)
  • WHAT’S NEW SCOOBY-DOO?
    (2002-06, Kids’ WB)
    42 episodes
    Starring Frank Welker as SCOOBY-DOO & FRED
    Casey Kasem as SHAGGY
    Grey DeLisle as DAPHNE
    and Mindy Cohn as VELMA

    • SEASON ONE
    • “There’s No Creature Like Snow Creature” (September 14, 2002)
    • “3-D Struction” (September 21, 2002)
    • “Space Ape at the Cape” (September 28, 2002)
    • “Big Scare in the Big Easy” (October 5, 2002)
    • “It’s Mean, It’s Green, It’s the Mystery Machine” (October 26, 2002)
    • “Riva Ras Regas” (November 2, 2002)
    • “Roller Ghoster Ride!” (November 9, 2002)
    • “Safari, So Good!” (November 23, 2002)
    • “She Sees Sea Monsters at the Sea Shore” (November 30, 2002)
    • “A Scooby-Doo Christmas” (December 14, 2002)
    • “Toy Scary Boo” (February 1, 2003)
    • “Lights! Camera! Mayhem!” (February 15, 2003)
    • “Pompeii and Circumstance” (February 22, 2003)
    • “The Unnatural Season 2” (March 3, 2003)
    • SEASON TWO
    • “Big Appetite in Little Tokyo” (September 13, 2003)
    • “Mummy Scares Best” (September 20, 2003)
    • “The Fast and the Wormious” (September 27, 2003)
    • “High-Tech House of Horrors” (October 4, 2003)
    • “The Vampire Strikes Back” (October 4, 2003)
    • “A Scooby-Doo Halloween” (October 4, 2003)
    • “Homeward Hound” (October 4, 2003)
    • “The San Franpsycho” (March 20, 2004)
    • “Simple Plan and the Invisible Madman” (March 22, 2004)
    • “Recipe for Disaster” (March 23, 2004)
    • “Large Dragon at Large” (March 24, 2004)
    • “Uncle Scooby and Antarctica” (March 25, 2004)
    • “New Mexico, Old Monster” (March 26, 2004)
    • “It’s All Greek to Scooby” (March 27, 2004)
    • SEASON THREE
    • “Fright House of a Lighthouse” (January 29, 2005)
    • “Go West, Young Scoob” (February 5, 2005)
    • “A Scooby-Doo Valentine” (February 11, 2005)
    • “Wrestle Maniacs” (February 12, 2005)
    • “Ready to Scare” (February 19, 2005)
    • “Farmed and Dangerous” (February 25, 2005)
    • “Diamonds Are a Ghouls Best Friend” (March 3, 2005)
    • “A Terrifying Round with a Menacing Metallic Clown” (March 12, 2005)
    • “Camp Comeoniwannascareya” (March 19, 2005)
    • “Block-Long Hong Kong Horror” (March 26, 2005)
    • “Gentlemen, Start Your Monsters!” (April 2, 2005)
    • “Gold Paw” (April 9, 2005)
    • “Reef Grief!” (April 16, 2005)
    • “E-Scream” July 21, 2006)
  • SHAGGY & SCOOBY-DOO GET A CLUE!
    (2006-08, The CW)
    26 episodes
    Starring Frank Welker as SCOOBY-DOO
    Scott Menville as SHAGGY
    With Jim Meskimen as Robi
    Jeff Bennett as Dr. Phibes
    and Casey Kasem as Uncle Albert
    Shaggy’s crazy, rich inventor rich uncle, Albert Shaggleford, disappears, leaving Shaggy as his sole heir. Using his newly found wealth, and his uncle’s wacky inventions and technology (the Mystery Machine, for example, can now transform itself into numerous other vehicles, including a Hotdog Making Machine”) Shaggy and Scooby try to find out what happened to Uncle Albert, fearing that Dr. Phineas Phibes, Albert archrival, may have had something to do with his disappearance, with the aid of a loyal robot servant named Robi and a seemingly endless supply of turbo-charged, nano-infused Scooby Snacks. Daphne, Fred and Velma only show up sporadically.

    • SEASON ONE
    • “Shags to Riches” (September 23, 2006)
    • “More Fondue for Scooby-Doo!” (September 23, 2006)
    • “High Society Scooby” (October 7, 2006)
    • “Party Arty” (November 4, 2006)
    • “Smart House” (November 11, 2006)
    • “Lightning Strikes Twice” (November 18, 2006)
    • “Don’t Feed the Animals” (February 3, 2007)
    • “Mystery of the Missing Mystery Solvers” (February 10, 2007)
    • “Chefs of Steel” (February 17, 2007)
    • “Almost Ghosts” (February 24, 2007)
    • “Pole to Pole” (March 3, 2007)
    • “Big Trouble” (April 28, 2007)
    • “Operation Dog and Hippy Boy” (May 5, 2007)
    • SEASON TWO
    • “Shaggy and Scooby World” (September 22, 2007)
    • “Almost Purr-fect” (September 29, 2007)
    • “Inside Job” (October 6, 2007)
    • “Zoinksman” (October 13, 2007)
    • “The Many Faces of Evil” (November 3, 2007)
    • “Cruisin’ for a Bruisin'” (November 10, 2007)
    • “There Is a Doctor in the House” (December 7, 2007)
    • “Super Scary Movie Night” (January 26, 2008)
    • “Runaway Robi” (February 2, 2008)
    • “Don’t Get a Big Headi” (February 16, 2008)
    • “Scooby Dudesi” (February 23, 2008)
    • “Zoinks the Wonder Dogi” (March 8, 2008)
    • “Uncle Albert Alert” (March15, 2008)
  • SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERY INCORPORATED
    (2010-13, The Cartoon Network)
    52 episodes
    Starring Frank Welker as SCOOBY-DOO and FRED
    Matthew Lillard as SHAGGY
    Grey DeLisle as DAPHNE
    and Mindy Cohn as VELMA
    Also starring Gary Cole as Mayor Fred Jones Sr.
    Patrick Warburton as Sheriff Stone
    Vivica A. Fox as Angel Dynamite
    and Frances Conroy as Angie Dinkley
    The gang return to their home town of Crystal Cove, “the most haunted town in the world,” but this show took a more tongue-in-cheek, self-conscious approach, making fun of the show’s long-established formula, and — for the first time since The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo — featuring “real” ghosts and monsters.

    • SEASON ONE
    • “Beware the Beast from Below” (July 12, 2010)
    • “The Creeping Creatures” (July 19, 2010)
    • “Secret of the Ghost Rig” (July 26, 2010)
    • “Revenge of the Man Crab” (August 2, 2010)
    • “The Song of Mystery” (August 9, 2010)
    • “The Legend of Alice May” (August 16, 2010)
    • “In Fear of the Phantom” (August 23, 2010)
    • “The Grasp of the Gnome” (August 30, 2010)
    • “Battle of the Humungonauts” (September 6, 2010)
    • “Howl of the Fright Hound” (October 4, 2010)
    • “The Secret Serum” (October 11, 2010)
    • “The Shrieking Madness” (October 18, 2010)
    • “When the Cicada Calls” (October 25, 2010)
    • “Mystery Solvers Club State Finals” (May 3, 2011)
    • “The Wild Brood” (May 10, 2011)
    • “Where Walks Aphrodite” (May 17, 2011)
    • “Escape from Mystery Manor” (May 24, 2011)
    • “The Dragon’s Secret” (May 31, 2011)
    • “Nightfright” (June 7, 2011)
    • “The Siren’s Song” (June 14, 2011)
    • “Menace of the Manticore” (June 21, 2011)
    • “Attack of the Headless Horror” (June 28, 2011)
    • “A Haunting in Crystal Cove” (July 5, 2011)
    • “Dead Justice” (July 12, 2011)
    • “Pawn of Shadows” (July 19, 2011)
    • “All Fear the Freak” (July 26, 2011)
    • SEASON TWO
    • “The Night the Clown Cried” (July 30, 2012)
    • “The House of the Nightmare Witch” (July 31, 2012)
    • “The Night the Clown Cried II – Tears of Doom!” (August 1, 2012)
    • “Web of the Dreamweaver!” (August 2, 2012)
    • “The Hodag of Horror” (August 3, 2012)
    • “Art of Darkness!” (August 6 2012)
    • “The Gathering Gloom” (August 7, 2012)
    • “The Night on Haunted Mountain” (August 8, 2012)
    • “Grim Judgement” (August 9, 2012)
    • “Night Terrors” (August 10, 2012)
    • “The Midnight Zone” (August 13, 2012)
    • “Scarebear” (August 14, 2012)
    • “Wrath of the Krampus” (August 15, 2012)
    • “Heart of Evil” (August 16, 2012)
    • “Theater of the Doomed” (August 17, 2012)
    • “Aliens Among Us” (March 25, 2013)
    • “The Horrible Herd” (March 25, 2013)
    • “Dance of the Undead” (March 26, 2013)
    • “The Devouring” (March 27, 2013)
    • “Stand and Deliver” (March 28, 2013)
    • “The Man in the Mirror” (March 29, 2013)
    • “Nightmare in Red” (April 2, 2013)
    • “Dark Night of the Hunters” (April 3, 2013)
    • “Gates of Gloom” (April 4, 2013)
    • “Through the Curtain” (April 5, 2013)
    • “Come Undone” (April 5, 2013)
  • BE COOL, SCOOBY-DOO
    (2015-17, The Cartoon Network/Boomerang)
    52 episodes
    Starring Frank Welker as SCOOBY-DOO and FRED
    Matthew Lillard as SHAGGY
    Grey Griffin as DAPHNE
    and Kate Micucci as VELMA
    The gang decide to hit the road during “their last summer break together” (yeah, right). Alarmingly, although in many ways a return to the 1969 original series, the characters have been (UGH!) “re-designed.”

    • SEASON ONE
    • “LEGO Scooby-Doo: Knight Time Terror” (October 2, 2015)
    • “Mystery 101” (October 5, 2015)
    • “Game of Chicken” (October 6 2015)
    • “All Paws on Deck” (October 7, 2015)
    • “Poodle Justice” (October 8, 2015)
    • “Grand Scam” (October 9, 2015)
    • “Trading Chases” (October 12, 2015)
    • “Be Quiet, Scooby-Doo!” (October 15, 2015)
    • “Party Like It’s 1899” (October 19, 2015)
    • “Screama Donna” (October 22, 2015)
    • “Kitchen Frightmare” (October 26, 2015)
    • “Me, Myself, and A.l.” (October 27, 2015)
    • “Area 51 Adjacent” (October 28, 2015)
    • “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Wraith” (October 29, 2015)
    • “Scary Christmas” (December 15, 2015)
    • “If You Can’t Scooby-Doo the Time, Don’t Scooby-Doo the Crime” (February 6, 2016)
    • “Gremlin on a Plane” (February 13, 2016)
    • “Sorcerer Snacks Scare” (February 20, 2016)
    • “Saga of the Swamp Beast” (February 27, 2016)
    • “Be Cold, Scooby-Doo!” (March 5, 2016)
    • “Giant Problems” (March 12, 2016)
    • “Eating Crow” (March 19, 2016)
    • “I Scooby Dooby Do” (April 23, 2016)
    • “El Bandito” (April 30, 2016)
    • “Into the Mouth of Madcap” (September 17, 2016)
    • “The Norse Case Scenario” (September 18 2016)
    • “The People vs. Fred Jones” (September 24, 2016)
    • SEASON TWO
    • “Some Fred Time” (May 5, 2017)
    • “There Wolf” (May 12, 2017)
    • “Renn Scare” (May 19, 2017)
    • “How to Train your Coward” (May 25, 2017)
    • “Worst in Show” (May 26, 2017)
    • “Mysteries on the Disorient Express” (May 30, 2017)
    • “Halloween” (May 31, 2017)
    • “The Curse of Kaniaku” (June 2, 2017)
    • “Vote Velma” (June 5, 2017)
    • “Scroogey Doo” (June 6, 2017)
    • “In Space” (June 7, 2017)
    • “Doo Not Disturb” (June 8, 2017)
    • “Silver Scream” (June 9, 2017)
    • “Fright of Hand” (June 12, 2017)
    • “Greece is the Word” (June 13, 2017)
    • “American Goth” (July 19, 2017)
    • “Omelettes Are Forever” (July 20, 2017)
    • “Ghost in the Mystery Machine” (July 21, 2017)
    • “Naughty or Ice” (July 22, 2017)
    • “Night of the Upsetting Shorts” (July 23, 2017)
    • “Junkyard Dogs” (July 24, 2017)
    • “Protein Titans 2” (July 25, 2017)
    • “World of Witchcraft” (July 26, 2017)
    • “Professor Huh: Part 1” (September 14, 2017)
    • “Professor Huh: Part 6 ¾”” (September 15, 2017)
    • “Pizza O’Possum’s & The Curse of Half-Beard’s Booty” (September 16, 2017)
  • SCOOBY-DOO AND GUESS WHO?
    (2019, Boomerang)
    Starring Frank Welker as SCOOBY-DOO and FRED
    Matthew Lillard as SHAGGY
    Grey Griffin as DAPHNE
    and Kate Micucci as VELMA
    Guest stars: Penn & Teller, Whoopi Goldberg, Halsey, Sia, Chris Paul, Bill Nye, Jim Gaffigan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Wanda Sykes, Ricky Gervais, Kenan Thompson, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Chris Paul.
    Fictional guest stars: Steve Urkel (Jaleel White), Batman/Bruce Wayne (Kevin Conroy), Alfred Pennyworth (Steven Weber), The Joker (Mark Hamill), Wonder Woman (Rachel Kimsey), The Flash, Sherlock Holmes (Ian James Corlett), Axl Rose, Whoopi Goldberg, Penn & Teller, Ricky Gervais, Halsey, Neil deGrasse Tyson
    The Mystery Inc. gang teams up with a variety of “very special” guest stars to solve mysteries, recalling The New Scooby-Doo Movies from 1972. Yeah, it’s an unnecessary gimmick (do kids in 2019 really need more celebrity worship?), but at least they’ve returned to the original character designs.

    • SEASON ONE | Watch it now!
    • “Revenge of the Swamp Monster!” (June 27, 2019)
    • “A Mystery Solving Gang Divided” (July 2, 2019)
    • “Peebles’ Pet Shop of Terrible Terrors!” (July 11, 2019)
    • “Elementary, My Dear Shaggy!” (July 18, 2019)
    • “Ollie Ollie In-Come Free!” (July 25, 2019)
    • “The Scooby of a Thousand Faces!” (August 1, 2019)
    • “The Cursed Cabinet of Professor Madds Markson!” (August 8, 2019)
    • “When Urkel-Bots Go Bad!” (August 15, 2019)
    • “The Fastest Fast Food Fiend!” (August 22, 2019)
    • “Attack of the Weird Al-Losaurus!” (August 29, 2019)
    • “Now You Sia, Now You Don’t!” (September 5, 2019)
    • “Quit Clowning!” (September 12, 2019)
    • “What a Night, for a Dark Knight!” (September 19, 2019)
    • “The Nightmare Ghost of Psychic U!” (September 26, 2019)
    • “The Sword, the Fox and the Scooby-Doo!” (July 2, 2020)
    • “One Minute Mysteries!” (July 2, 2020)
    • “Hollywood Knights!” (July 2, 2020)
    • “The New York Underground!” (July 2, 2020)
    • “Fear of the Fire Beast!” (July 2, 2020)
    • “Too Many Dummies!” (July 2, 2020)
    • “Dance Matron of Mayhem!” (July 2, 2020)
    • “The Wedding Witch of Wainsly Hall!” (July 2, 2020)
    • “A Run Cycle Through Time!” (July 2, 2020)
    • “I Put a Hex on You!” (July 2, 2020)
    • “The High School Wolfman’s Musical Lament!” (July 2, 2020)
    • “Space Station Scooby” (July 2, 2020)
    • SEASON TWO
    • “The Phantom, the Talking Dog and the Hot Hot Hot Sauce!” (October 1, 2020)
    • “The Last Inmate!” (October 1, 2020)
    • “The Horrible Haunted Hospital of Dr. Phineas Phrag!” (October 1, 2020)
    • “The Hot Dog Dog!” (October 1, 2020)
    • “A Moveable Mystery!” (October 1, 2020)
    • “The Feast of Dr. Frankenfooder!” (October 1, 2020)
    • “A Fashion Nightmare!” ( October 1, 2020)
    • “Scooby on Ice!” (October 1, 2020)
    • “Caveman on the Half-Pipe!” (October 1, 2020)
    • “The Crown Jewel of Boxing!” (October 1, 2020)
    • “The Internet on Haunted House Hill!” (October 1, 2020)
    • “The 7th Inning Scare!” (October 1, 2020)
    • “The Dreaded Remake of Jekyll & Hyde!” (October 1, 2020)

MADE-FOR-TELEVISION MOVIES

  • SCOOBY-DOO MEETS THE BOO BROTHERS (1987)
  • SCOOBY-DOO AND THE GHOUL SCHOOL (1988)
  • SCOOBY-DOO AND THE RELUCTANT WEREWOLF (1988)

 

STRAIGHT TO VIDEO

  • SCOOBY-DOO ON ZOMBIE ISLAND
    (1998, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! AND THE WITCH’S GHOST
    (1999, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO AND THE ALIEN INVADER
    (2000, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO AND THE CYBER CHASE
    (2001, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! AND THE LEGEND OF THE VAMPIRE
    (2003, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! AND THE MONSTER OF MEXICO
    (2003, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! AND THE LOCH NESS MONSTER
    (2004, Warner Bros.)
  • ALOHA, SCOOBY-DOO!
    (2005, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! IN WHERE’S MY MUMMY?
    (2005, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! PIRATES AHOY!
    (2006, Warner Bros.)
  • CHILL OUT, SCOOBY-DOO!
    (2007, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! AND THE GOBLIN KING
    (2008, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! AND THE SAMURAI SWORD
    (2009, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! ABRACADABRA-DOO
    (2010, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! CAMP SCARE
    (2010, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! LEGEND OF THE PHANTOSAUR
    (2011, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! MUSIC OF THE VAMPIRE
    (2012, Warner Bros.)
  • BIG TOP SCOOBY-DOO!
    (2012, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! MASK OF THE BLUE FALCON
    (2013, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! ADVENTURES: THE MYSTERY MAP
    (2013, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! STAGE FRIGHT
    (2013, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! WRESTLEMANIA MYSTERY
    (2014, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! FRANKENCREEPY
    (2014, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! MOON MONSTER MADNESS
    (2015, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! AND KISS: ROCK AND ROLL MYSTERY
    (2015, Warner Bros.)
  • LEGO SCOOBY-DOO! HAUNTED HOLLYWOODCHILL OUT, SCOOBY-DOO!
    (2016, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! AND WWE: CURSE OF THE SPEED DEMON
    (2016, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! SHAGGY’S SHOWDOWN
    (2017, Warner Bros.)
  • LEGO SCOOBY-DOO! BLOWOUT BEACH BASHCHILL OUT, SCOOBY-DOO!
    (2017, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! & BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
    (2018, Warner Bros.)
    The Scooby-Doo gang and the Dark Knight team up in this “very special” crossover episode with the Batman: The Brave and the Bold TV series, which ended in 2011. Numerous characters from the DC universe show up to complicate things including both heroes (Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Plastic Man, Detective Chimp and Harvey Bullock), and villains (The Joker,  Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, The Riddler, The Penguin, Clayface, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy).
  • SCOOBY-DOO! AND THE GOURMET GHOST
    (2018, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! AND THE CURSE OF THE 13TH GHOST
    (2019, Warner Bros.)
  • SCOOBY-DOO! RETURN TO ZOMBIE ISLAND
    (2019, Warner Bros.)

FILMS

 

  • SCOOBY-DOO Watch it now!
    (2002, Warner Bros)
    Premiere: 
    June 14, 2002
    Based on characters created by Joe Ruby and Ken SpearsDirected by Raja Gosnell
    Starring Neil Fanning as SCOOBY-DOO
    Matthew Lillard as SHAGGY
    Sarah Michelle Gellar as DAPHNE
    Freddie Prinze Jr. as FRED
    and Linda Cardellini as VELMA
  • SCOOBY-DOO 2: MONSTERS UNLEASHED Watch it now!
    (2002, Warner Bros)
    Premiere: 
    June 14, 2002
    Based on characters created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears
    Directed by Raja Gosnell
    Starring Neil Fanning as SCOOBY-DOO
    Matthew Lillard as SHAGGY
    Sarah Michelle Gellar as DAPHNE
    Freddie Prinze Jr. as FRED
    and Linda Cardellini as VELMA
  • SCOOB! | Watch it now!
    (2020, Warner Bros)
    Animated
    Based on characters created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears
    Screenplay by Matt Lieberman & Adam Sztykiel
    Story by Matt Lieberman & Eyal Podell
    Story (huh?) by Jonathan E. Stewart, Jack Donaldson and Derek Elliott
    Starring Fred Whelker as SCOOBY-DOO
    Will Forte as SHAGGY
    Amanda Seyfried as DAPHNE
    Zac Efron as FRED
    Gina Rodriguez as VELMA
    Also starring Mark Wahlberg, Jason Isaacs,Kiersey Clemons, Ken Jeong, Tracy Morgan, Iain Armitage, Mckenna Grace, Pierce Gagnon, Ariana Greenblatt, Simon Cowell, Christina Hendricks, Henry Winkler
    Yet another 2020 flick denied a big screen debut, this star-packed animated film has Scooby and the gang running into various characters, from Hanna-Barbera’s Saturday morning roster, including appearances from Dick Dastardly and Muttley, Captain Caveman, and The Blue Falcon & Dynomutt, among others. There’s even a shout-out to Magilla Gorilla!

COMICS

Scooby-Doo was a natural fit for comic books, and it didn’t take long (a couple of months) for Scooby-Doo to start popping up on the spinner racks. The first one appeared in December 1969, published by Gold Key, and over the years I think every major comic book publisher has had a crack at it. I’m almost disappointed Dark Horse didn’t have their Alien chasing after the meddling kids…

  • SCOOBY-DOO… WHERE ARE YOU?
    (1969-74, Gold Key)
    30 issues
    Writers: Mark Evanier
    Artists: Phil DeLara, Jack Manning, Warren Tufts, Dan Spiegle
    Originally featured adaptations of episodes of the show, and later moved to all-original stories.
  • SCOOBY-DOO… WHERE ARE YOU?
    (1975, Charlton)
    11 issures
    Artists: Bill Williams
  • SCOOBY-DOO
    (1977-79, Marvel Comics)
    9 issues
    Writers: Mark Evanier
    Artists: Dan Spiegle
  • SCOOBY-DOO
    (1993-94, Harvey Comics)
    Mostly reprints of the Charlton comics, but also a handful of special issues.
  • SCOOBY-DOO
    (1995-97, Archie Comics)
    21 issues
  • SCOOBY-DOO
    (1997-2010, DC Comics)
    159 issues
    Warner Bros.’ DC Comics acquired the rights to publish comics based on all the Hanna-Barbera characters in 1997, so Scooby-Doo has been appearing in comics published by DC in one form or another ever since.
  • SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP
    (2013–DC Comics)
    A digital bi-monthly comic book titled, featuring other DC and Hanna-Barbera characters. Eventually the series became available in print as well.
  • SCOOBY-DOO! WORLD OF MYSTERY
    (2004, DC Comics)
    Limited series of a 100 issues
    In each issue, Scooby and the gang would travel to another country solving mysteries. Each issue came with a pack of collectible cards. There were 350 in total to be collected.
  • SCOOBY APOCALYPSE
    (2016-19, DC Comics)
    36 issues
    Monthly
    Writers: Jim Lee, Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis
    Artists: Jim Lee, Howard Porter, Dale Eaglesham, Ron Wagner, Jan Duursema
    Scooby and the gang traverse a monster-laden post-apocalyptic world, fighting off monsters and seeking a way to reverse the apocalypse. Much darker and much more violent, it was the first Scooby comic franchise NOT to be rated for all ages, so fuck them. The concept came from DC co-publisher and artist, Jim Lee, as part of a major reboot of all the Hanna-Barbera characters.

ODDS & SODS

  • Scooby-Doo’s Snack Tracks: The Ultimate Collection | Buy the CD
    (1998, Kid Rhino)
    A collection of songs (including the theme songs) taken from the various shows Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! to The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, as well as a few from the 1979 animated TV flick Scooby Goes Hollywood, plus a bonus track, called “Scooby’s Mystery Mix.” Most of the songs are perfromed by the kids, although two guest stars from The New Scooby-Doo Movies, Jerry Reed and Davy Jones. It’s all pretty bubblegummy, which is probably no surprise.

  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: The Complete Series 50th Anniversary Mystery Mansion | Buy the 50th Anniversary Blu-Ray Set
    (2019, Warner Bros)
    For those of you yearning for something you can watch with the kids, what could be better than this four Blu-ray disc, limited-edition release, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the the Saturday morning cartoon world’s most lovable, mystery-solving dog, along with his best friend Shaggy (who may just have inhaled a time or two during commercial breaks), Thelma, Daphne and Fred? Handsomely packaged in a suitably haunted house, this special editioncomes with all forty-one episodes of the original Scooby-Doo Where Are You, a Scooby-Doo series, plus a Scooby-Doo Encyclopedia and a Scooby-Doo keychain, plus a slew of new bonus features, including My Life with Scooby, Frank Welker’s Animated Journey, A Scooby-Doo for Everyone, 50 Years of Scooby Snacks and a live-stage trailer for Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold. Nostalgia? You’re soaking in it. 

  • Clue: The Scooby-Doo! 50th Anniversary Board Game | Buy the game
    (2019, USAOPOLY)
    Sure, you can always go out and buy one of the four zillion currently available licensed versions of Clue, which turns 70 this year (Game of Thrones? Downton Abbey? Harry Frickin’ Potter? Really? What’s next? The FOX and Friends edition?), but if you’d rather not, may I suggest one of the few licensed versions of the beloved classic to be released this year that is actually mystery-related — and just happens to mark another monumental anniversary in mysterydom: the fiftieth anniversary of the debut of the one of the most beloved cartoon canines ( I call it a dog) on television, the one and only Scooby-Doo! You can play as your favorite character (Who wants to be Velma?), searching Mrs. White’s haunted mansion to figure out who was snatched and solve the mystery (with occasionally Scooby Snack breaks). Suitable for adults and meddling kids.

FURTHER INVESTIGATION

Preliminary report by Kevin Burton Smith.

 

One thought on “Scooby-Doo & Mystery, Inc.

  1. A big fan favorite of mine as well (and, yes AlphaBits!). I always considered them detectives. Seemed implied for some reason. And then I did get into TCN Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated series, where they did have parents and a bit more a backstory. But I never really liked how that series made Fred to be such a buffoon. Definitely a darker turn to those. Oh, and they make Scooby Snack cookies, too. My kids take the little bags to school.

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