Scooby Goes Hollywood

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Scooby Goes Hollywood
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Production company: Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor: Worldvision Enterprises
Release date: December 23, 1979
Starring: Don Messick
Casey Kasem
Heather North
Pat Stevens
Frank Welker
Rip Taylor
Executive producer(s): Joseph Barbera and William Hanna
Producer(s): Don Jurwich
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Screenplay by: Dick Robbins
Duane Poole
Director(s): Ray Patterson
Don Jurwich (voices)
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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.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

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.

Characters

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Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Shaggy Rogers Casey Kasem
Scooby-Doo Don Messick
Frank Welker (pet store Scooby)
Crabby Creature of Creepy Crag Unavailable
Director Stan Jones
Daphne Blake Heather North Kenney
Velma Dinkley Pat Stevens
Fred Jones Frank Welker
Natalie Splendor N/A
Entrance guard Pat Fraley
Receptionist Marilyn Schreffler
Mailgirl Heather North Kenney
Elevator girl Pat Stevens
Secretary Joan Gerber
Jesse Rotten Michael Bell
C.J. Rip Taylor
William Shakespeare
Missy ma'am John Gerber
Lavonne John Gerber
The Groove Frank Welker
Party guest #1 Pat Stevens
Farrah
Party guest #2 Don Messick
Warren
Dracula N/A
Frankenstein's monster N/A
Spooky Space Kook N/A
Zombie N/A
Wolfman N/A
Wolfman N/A
Miner Forty-Niner N/A
Clark Gable
John Travolta
Lassie
Fan Ginny McSwain
Movie announcer (voice only) Patrick Fraley
Lucy Lane Pat Stevens
Lionel Atwill
June Preis
Sabu (drawing) N/A
Porter Hall
Nat Pendleton
Scottish terrier replacement Stan Jones
Bulldog replacement Don Messick
Sheepdog replacement N/A
Afghan replacement Frank Welker
Cherie Marilyn Schreffler
Jackie Carlson Michael Bell
Pilot (voice only) Casey Kasem


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Production

Development

Filming

Music

The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin, credited as musical director, with supervision by Paul DeKorte.

Songs

Release

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.

Errors

  • 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.

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