Scooby Goes Hollywood
|Scooby Goes Hollywood|
|Production company:||Hanna-Barbera Productions|
|Release date:||December 23, 1979|
|Executive producer(s):||Joseph Barbera and William Hanna|
|Music composed by:||Hoyt Curtin|
|Screenplay by:||Dick Robbins|
Don Jurwich (voices)
Scooby Goes Hollywood is a 1979 animated musical comedy film based on the 1969-70 Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! TV series. It aired on December 23, 1979 on ABC. It was written by Dick Robbins and Duane Poole, and directed by Ray Patterson and Don Jurwich. It was aired in prime-time and features a canned laugh track.
The film is set in the real world (as much as a real-world can be with a talking dog), where Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is just a Saturday morning show. Tired of this image, Scooby attempts to rebrand himself as a prime-time star, with help from Shaggy, but Scooby can't escape his goofy and clumsy nature no matter what new image he takes in front of the camera.
Receptionist: Hi, Scooby. Go right in. So good to see you.
Scooby: Thank you.
Receptionist: And who are you?
Shaggy: I'm with him. I'm Shaggy.
Receptionist: Oh. You certainly are. But you can go in anyway.
Daphne: Leaving the show!
Fred: You're kidding?
Velma: Jinkies! Jinkies! Jinkies!
Shaggy: It's a great day for a cruise, Captain Scooby. Like, there's just one thing.
Scooby: What's that?
Shaggy: You probably should've untied the ropes before we left port.
Scooby: Oh, yeah.
- United States
- Italy (indirectly mentioned)
- Florence (mentioned)
- "Move Over" - Casey Kasem, Don Messick, chorus
- "Ruby Cool Guy" - Frank Welker chorus
- "Scooby-Doo, We're Missing You" - Pat Stevens, Frank Welker, Heather North
Dates are in order of release:
- United States: December 23, 1979 at 7pm on ABC
Behind the scenes
- Shaggy says "Zoinks" twice.
- Velma says "Jinkies" three times.
- C.J. says to Scooby that he gets big ratings, which is ironic since the year it came out, Scrappy-Doo had to be added to the new series also airing that year to prevent cancelation due to low ratings.
- How Scooby Won the West is a parody of the film How the West Was Won.
- Lavonne & Scooby is a parody of the ABC sitcom Laverne & Shirley, which was spun-off by Hanna-Barbera into its own cartoon series; Lavonne is based on Laverne DeFazio, played by Penny Marshall.
- Scooby Days is a parody of the ABC sitcom Happy Days, which was also spun-off by Hanna-Barbera into its own cartoon seres; The Groove is based on The Fonz, played by Henry Winkler.
- Frank Welker makes his debut as the voice of Scooby, albeit when he is a puppy at the pet store. Welker would go onto officially voice Scooby properly in 2002.
- Farrah and Warren are presumably references to actors Farrah Fawcett and Warren Beatty.
- When Velma, Fred, and Daphne reminiscence during the song "Scooby-Doo, We're Missing You," clips are shown of the episodes "Haunted House Hang-Up," "What a Night for a Knight," "A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts," "Which Witch is Witch?," "A Clue for Scooby-Doo," "What the Hex Going On?," "Spooky Space Kook," "Mine Your Own Business," "That's Snow Ghost," and "Foul Play in Funland" from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
- Sign advertises Rola-Cola, a parody of Coca-Cola.
- SuperScooby: A Movie is a parody of Superman: The Movie.
- Scooby's love interest is a Lois Lane subsitute called Lucy Lane, which incidentally is the name of Lois's younger sister in the comics.
- The Sound of Scooby is a parody of the musical film The Sound of Music.
- Scooby & Cherie is a parody of the variety show Donny & Marie.
- The Love Ship is a parody of the TV sitcom The Love Boat.
- Scooby's Angels is a parody of the TV action series Charlie's Angels.
- The Jackie Carlson Show is a parody of late night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
- Shaggy's pilots, Mork & Shaggy, Welcome Back, Shaggy, and Shaggy & Hutch are parodies of the sitcoms Mork & Mindy, Welcome Back, Kotter, and Starsky & Hutch, respectively.
- When Scooby's Baby Book is first shown, it's missing the apostrophe.
- The backstory of Scooby being adopted as a puppy from Grillo's Pets isn't used again, and is actually a contradiction from Shaggy and Scooby already knowing each other as a child and puppy, respectively, in The New Scooby-Doo Movies. Although that could be justified by the fact that this movie is in the "real world."
- When Velma mentions Scooby Snacks in "Scooby-Doo, We're Missing You" song, the scene used was of Shaggy feeding Scooby peanuts. Really fabulous attention there.
In other languages
- In the United States: