Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

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This article refers to the TV series. For other uses, see Scooby-Doo, Where Are You (disambiguation).
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
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Season 1's on-screen title card.
Created by: Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
Network: CBS
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Distributor: Taft Broadcasting
Original release: September 13, 1969October 31, 1970
Starring: Don Messick
Casey Kasem
Stefanianna Christopherson
Frank Welker
Nicole Jaffe
Heather North
Producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music composed by: Ted Nichols
Writer(s): Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
Bill Lutz
Director(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Animation director(s): Charles A. Nichols
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Season 2's on-screen title card.

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is an American animated mystery comedy TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera (H-B) for CBS' Saturday morning children's programming. It ran from 1969 to 1970, airing 25 episodes, although the name was brought back by ABC for eight episodes in 1978, although these are usually better known for being part of The Scooby-Doo Show. The series proved to be a hit and has since been rerun on Cartoon Network and Boomerang, and spawned several spin-offs, TV specials, and films.

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is about the exploits of four teenagers and their Great Dane named Scooby-Doo who usually happen to walk into a mystery usually involving the exaggerated crime of a criminal (who can be anything between a real-estate developer or jewel thief), who tries to cover up his misdeeds by dressing up as a ghoulish monster. Clues are left in its wake, which the kids (dubbed Mystery Incorporated in later incarnations) find and put together, leading to the discovery of who the culprit is, which the local authorities are unable to do themselves. A large part of the premise of the series is the bungling of Scooby and his owner, Shaggy Rogers, who inevitably run into and accidentally capture the monster in one of Fred Jones's intricately devised traps, despite trying to do everything to avoid it.

The entire series has been released on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

Production

Development

Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, past editors at Hanna-Barbera, were tasked with creating the story for the show, while Iwao Takamoto designed how each character would look.

Casting

Music

The theme song's lyrics were written by David Mook, while Ben Raleigh wrote the music, which was performed by Larry Marks in the first season, then by George A. Robertson, Jr. in the second. The music was composed by Ted Nichols, who was credited as the musical director. Also in the second season, La La Productions produced seven "chase songs" set to bubblegum pop genre, which was also performed by Robertson Jr., and written mainly by Danny Janssen, with contributions from both Robertson Jr. and Susan Steward.

Episodes

Title Number Original air date
"What a Night for a Knight" 1x01 September 13, 1969
"A Clue for Scooby-Doo" 1x02 September 20, 1969
"Hassle in the Castle" 1x03 September 27, 1969
"Mine Your Own Business" 1x04 October 4, 1969
"Decoy for a Dognapper" 1x05 October 11, 1969
"What the Hex Going On?" 1x06 October 18, 1969
"Never Ape an Ape Man" 1x07 October 25, 1969
"Foul Play in Funland" 1x08 November 1, 1969
"The Backstage Rage" 1x09 November 8, 1969
"Bedlam in the Big Top" 1x10 November 15, 1969
"A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts" 1x11 November 22, 1969
"Scooby-Doo and a Mummy, Too" 1x12 November 29, 1969
"Which Witch is Which?" 1x13 December 6, 1969
"Go Away Ghost Ship" 1x14 December 13, 1969
"Spooky Space Kook" 1x15 December 20, 1969
"A Night of Fright is No Delight" 1x16 January 10, 1970
"That's Snow Ghost" 1x17 January 17, 1970
"Nowhere to Hyde" 2x01 September 12, 1970
"Mystery Mask Mix-Up" 2x02 September 19, 1970
"Jeepers, It's the Creeper" 2x03 September 26, 1970
"Scooby's Night with a Frozen Fright" 2x04 October 3, 1970
"Haunted House Hang-Up" 2x05 October 10, 1970
"A Tiki Scare is No Fair" 2x06 October 17, 1970
"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf" 2x07 October 24, 1970
"Don't Fool with a Phantom" 2x08 October 31, 1970

Cast

Credits

These identical credits appeared at the end of every episode.

Season one

Season two

In popular culture

  • In The Cleveland Show episode "A Nightmare on Grace Street", Cleveland and Rallo are forced to put an end to their feud by staying in a spooky mansion at night on Halloween. Rallo says it's nice, but Cleveland responded that it "seemed a little Scooby-Doo". He then says "Zoinks" like Shaggy, and jumps on Rallo like Scooby would jump on Scooby, with appropriate sound effects. Rallo then feeds him a dog biscuit, with Cleveland responding in a happy Scooby-like tone.

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