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Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1971)

TV Series  |  TV-G  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Mystery
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A group of friends and their dog (Scooby Doo) travel in a van solving strange and hilarious mysteries

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Series cast summary:
 Scooby Doo (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
 Shaggy (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
Nicole Jaffe ...
 Velma (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
 Fred / ... (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
Stefanianna Christopherson ...
 Daphne (17 episodes, 1969-1970)


Popular cartoon series featuring Scooby Doo, a dog who joins Velma, Daphne, Freddie, and Shaggy on many quests to solve mysterious. Each mystery is new and unusual and involves the group stopping someone from wreaking certain havoc on the world. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

13 September 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mysteries Five  »

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(25 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Under the title of "W-Who's S-S-Scared?", this series was originally rejected by CBS executives, who thought the presentation artwork was too frightening for children and that the show must be the same. CBS Executive Fred Silverman was listening to Frank Sinatra's "Strangers In The Night" (with the scatted lyric "Scooby-dooby-doo") on the flight to that ill-fated meeting. After the show was originally rejected, a number of changes were made: the Hanna-Barbera staff decided that the dog should be the star of the series (instead of the four kids) and renamed him Scooby-Doo (after that Sinatra lyric), the spooky aspects of the show were toned down slightly, and the comedy aspects tuned up. The show was re-presented, accepted, and presented as the centerpiece for CBS's 1969-1970 Saturday Morning season. See more »


[repeated line]
Assorted villains: ...and I would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for you meddling kids.
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Referenced in That Mitchell and Webb Look: Episode #1.3 (2006) See more »


Recipe For My Love
Episode: {"Nowhere To Hyde" (1970) (ep. 2.1)} 9/12/1970
Words and Music by Danny Janssen
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The one that started it all.
11 November 2002 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

"Scooby-Doo, Where are you!" is probably my favorite "Scooby-Doo" show. Each episode featured Scooby, and the gang riding along in their van called "The Mystery Machine", and stumble into a mystery. Along the way, the gang would discover clues, Shaggy and Scooby would be eating a lot, and get scared constantly, the ghost/demon/monster/zombie whatnot would be unmasked unveiling someone that the gang encountered earlier, and that would be that for the half-an-hour of programming bliss.

I have to agree with the majority, this has to be Hanna-Barbera's CROWNING achievement, and I hope it's on for years to come (just a little less with Cartoon Network airing it too much). This gets a perfect 10!!


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