Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1971)

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A group of friends and their dog (Scooby Doo) travel in a van solving strange and hilarious mysteries

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 Scooby Doo (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 Shaggy (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 Velma (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 Daphne (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
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Popular cartoon series featuring Scooby Doo, a dog who joins Velma, Daphne, Freddie, and Shaggy on many quests to solve mysterious. Each mystery is new and unusual and involves the group stopping someone from wreaking certain havoc on the world. Written by Anonymous

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The vocal "Scooby-Doo Where Are You!" theme was not the original theme composed for this series; musical director Ted Nichols had originally composed an instrumental theme for the show, which alternates with the the more familiar David Mook/Ben Raleigh theme (which was recorded three days before the premiere of the show on 13 September 1969) on the original broadcast prints of the show. Nichols incorporated his tune as the main recurring theme for the incidental music score, and a truncated version of it underscores all the episode title cards for both this series and The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972). Scooby Doo, Where Are You!: What a Night for a Knight (1969) (13 September 1969) used the Nichols instrumental theme under the opening credits sequence, with the Mook/Raleigh tune for the closing credits. Scooby Doo, Where Are You!: A Clue for Scooby Doo (1969) (20 September 1969) was the only one to feature Nichols' theme for both opening and closing credits. The following episodes used the Mook/Raleigh theme for the opening credits and the Nichols instrumental theme under the closing credits sequence: Scooby Doo, Where Are You!: Hassle in the Castle (1969) (27 September 1969), Scooby Doo, Where Are You!: Which Witch Is Which? (1969) "" (6 December 1969), and Scooby Doo, Where Are You!: A Night of Fright Is No Delight (1970) (10 January 1970). All other episodes used Mook and Raleigh's theme for both opening and closing credits. See more »

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Velma: There's a very logical explanation for all this.
Norville 'Shaggy' Rogers: Quick, tell me.
Velma: The place is haunted.
Norville 'Shaggy' Rogers: Thanks a lot.
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Love The World
Episode: {"Haunted House Hang-Up" (1970) (ep. 2.5)} 10/10/1970
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Strange but fascinating cartoon
2 February 2005 | by (Minnesota) – See 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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