Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo
- This article is about the TV series. For the video game, see Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (video game).
|Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo|
On-screen title card.
|Original release:||September 22, 1979—December 18, 1982|
|Run time:||22 minutes|
|Executive producer(s):||William Hanna|
|Music composed by:||Hoyt Curtin|
Charles A. Nichols
Don Jurwich (voices)
Alex Lovy (voices)
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Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo is an American animated supernatural/mystery comedy television series produced by Hanna-Barbera (H-B) for ABC's Saturday morning children's programming. It ran from 1979 to 1982, airing 43 episodes that spanned four seasons. It was the fourth Scooby-Doo series after Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
What or who can save Scooby-Doo from cancelation? Scrappy-Dappy-Doo! Meet the newest member of Mystery Incorporated: Scooby-Doo's nephew, Scrappy-Doo, a puppy who's raring to fight any and all ghosts and meanies who get in his or his uncle's way.
When that proved to be a ratings success for ABC, the network ordered more episodes that focused squarely on the antics of Scooby, Scrappy, and best friend, Shaggy, and dropped the obvious boring side of Fred, Daphne, and Velma (although for the next two seasons, the title cards kept them alive in the form of silhouettes in the background). Scooby, Scrappy, and Shaggy still solved mysteries to an extent, but not in the traditional sense fans had come to expect over the last decade. Unlike what had come before, the trio ran into real vampires, witches, etc.
The first season was made of sixteen episodes that were 21 minutes in length, whereas the rest of the series was made of seven minute shorts. The shorts in the second and third seasons were originally paired with Richie Rich for The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show.
The shorts of the fourth and final season were originally paired with The Puppy's Further Adventures for The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour. In these, the format was given some focus around Shaggy and the dogs solved cases for the Fearless Detective Agency, owned by Shaggy's uncle, Fearless Shagaford. In addition, it featured another set of shorts, Scrappy & Yabba-Doo, starring Scrappy who has visited his other uncle Yabba-Doo in an old western-type town called Tumbleweed County. Yabba is owned by Deputy Dusty. How these fit into the rest of the series timeline is never established.
- Scooby and Scrappy-Doo
- Scrappy & Yabba-Doo (1982)
- Don Messick as Scooby-Doo, Scrappy-Doo (seasons 2-4), and Yabba-Doo
- Lennie Weinrib as Scrappy-Doo (season 1)
- Casey Kasem as Shaggy Rogers
- Frank Welker as Fred Jones and Deputy Dusty
- Heather North as Daphne Blake
- Pat Stevens (episodes 1-11) and Marla Frumkin (episodes 12-16) as Velma Dinkley
In popular culture
- In the Superstore episode "Golden Globes Party," Jonah tries to convince his new girlfriend and co-worker, Kelly, that the others like her, the same way the Scooby-Doo gang liked Scrappy, but Kelly says that they hated Scrappy, and he only got to hang out with them because he was related to Scooby. At the end of the episode, she is invited to a bar by Garrett and Mateo, and when she tells Jonah, he playfully says, "Oh, see? Scrappy-Doo."