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Scooby Doo, Where Are You! 

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A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.
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Series cast summary:
Casey Kasem ...  Shaggy / ... 25 episodes, 1969-1970
Nicole Jaffe ...  Velma 25 episodes, 1969-1970
Don Messick ...  Scooby Doo 25 episodes, 1969-1970
Vic Perrin Vic Perrin ...  Additional Voices / ... 25 episodes, 1969-1970
Hal Smith ...  Big Ben / ... 25 episodes, 1969-1970
Frank Welker ...  Fred / ... 25 episodes, 1969-1970
Jean Vander Pyl ...  Candy Mint / ... 25 episodes, 1969-1970
John Stephenson ...  Additional Voices / ... 25 episodes, 1969-1970
Stefanianna Christopherson Stefanianna Christopherson ...  Daphne 17 episodes, 1969-1970
Rosalinda Galli Rosalinda Galli ...  Velma Dinkley 15 episodes, 1969-1970
Emanuela Fallini Emanuela Fallini ...  Daphne Blake 14 episodes, 1969
George A. Robertson George A. Robertson ...  Bluestone / ... 11 episodes, 1969-1970
Barry Richards Barry Richards ...  Geronimo / ... 10 episodes, 1969-1970
Heather North ...  Daphne 8 episodes, 1970
Susan Stewart Susan Stewart ...  Helga 8 episodes, 1970
Michael Stull Michael Stull ...  Wax Phantom 8 episodes, 1970
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Popular animated series featuring Scooby-Doo, a Great Dane who joins four California high school students (Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy) on many quests to solve strange mysteries. Each mystery is current and unusual and involves the group stopping someone from wreaking certain havoc on the world. The gang were always driving in the Mystery Machine, returning from or going to a regular teenage function, when their van develops engine trouble or breaks down for a variety of reasons. Their (unintended) destination turns out to be suffering a monster problem, and the gang volunteers to investigate the case. Eventually, enough clues are found to convince the gang that the ghost or monster was a villain. Invariably, the ghost or monster was apprehended and revealed to be an apparently blameless authority figure or otherwise innocuous local who uses the disguise to cover up a crime or scam. After proclaiming "And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!", ... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mysteries Five See more »

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Runtime:

| (25 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)| Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Dr. Steven Long, associate professor in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Marquette University, was asked to identify Scooby-Doo's speech impediment were it real. Scooby (voiced by Don Messick ) does not so much mangle words as add letters or replace letters, usually an R in front of a beginning-vowel, or one for another consonant. Dr. Long calls this process "rhoticization", and diagnosed Scooby with the previously-unknown disorder of "Rhotic Replacement". See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Shaggy: Zoinks!
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Alternate Versions

The re-run prints that first aired on CBS in 1971 feature standardized opening title music for all first season episodes. A number of the first season episodes feature alternate opening (and/or closing) theme music (see trivia). Excepting prints aired on cable between between 1990 and 1998 (which were time-compressed copies of the original broadcast prints, all but the first two missing their laugh tracks), all re-runs of this show use the 1971 prints. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Seven Days A Week
Episode: {"Scooby's Night With A Frozen Fright" (1970) (ep. 2.3)} 9/26/1970
Words and Music by Danny Janssen and Austin Roberts
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Strange but fascinating cartoon
2 February 2005 | by Chromium_5See all my reviews

"Scooby Doo" was one weird little cartoon in its day, but a great cartoon all the same. Part of what made it so good was the genuinely surreal feeling of every episode. We have 4 hippie kids and their dog, totally into the 60's culture, and yet none of their surroundings resemble anything like planet Earth. Instead, they drive their groovy van into creepy landscapes consisting of green fog and dark, menacing forests. On the rare occasion when they would leave the Valley of Death and go to an actual city, they would be surrounded by abandoned warehouses and empty construction sites. Take all of this and add that spooky xylophone music, and you have one hell of an atmosphere.

The creepy Gothic settings, however, were off-put by the total cheerfulness and optimism of these kids. Fred especially was disturbingly happy ("Good job, gang!"). It is also strange that reasonably smart and well-adjusted kids like Fred, Daphne, and Velma would choose to hang out with some goofy stoner who talked to his dog (ever notice how he's the only one who can actually HEAR Scooby?). The obvious implication is that he supplied them with "Scooby snacks," but they don't seem to be as tripped out on the evil weed as Shaggy. Then again, maybe that's why they were so happy about everything. Maybe all the weird atmospheres and monsters were just hallucinations. Maybe it was all a fever dream. Who can tell? As for these theories that Fred and Velma were gay... who knows? Maybe they were, maybe they weren't. Whatever the case may be, it all boils down to 4 kids and a dog driving around aimlessly, and occasionally catching people dressed in monster suits. Weird, weird stuff, but still wildly entertaining. It is a classic cartoon that should be remembered for its weirdness.


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