|Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!|
|Theme music composer|
|Opening theme||'Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!' performed by|
|Composer(s)||Ted Nichols (1969–1970)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||41 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||21 minutes approx|
|Production company(s)||Hanna-Barbera Productions|
November 4, 1978
|Followed by||The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972–73)|
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is an American animatedmysterycomedy television series produced by Hanna-Barbera. Produced for CBS, the series premiered as part of the network's Saturday morning schedule on September 13, 1969, and aired for two seasons until October 31, 1970. In 1978, a selection of episodes from the later series Scooby's All-Stars and The Scooby-Doo Show were aired on ABC under the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! name and they were released in a DVD set marketed as its third season.
The series centers on a group of characters consisting of four teenagers—Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, and Shaggy Rogers—and the title character, a semi-anthropomorphicGreat Dane named Scooby-Doo. The group travels in the Mystery Machine, a blue and green van with two orange flowers, solving mysteries involving local legends; in doing so, they discover that the perpetrator is almost invariably a disguised person who seeks to exploit the legend for personal gain.
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Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is the first incarnation of what would eventually become a long-running media franchise, which primarily consists of subsequent animated series, several films, and related merchandise.
Scooby Doo, Where Are You! was the result of CBS and Hanna-Barbera's plans to create a non-violent Saturday morning program that would appease the parent watch groups that had protested the superhero-based programs of the mid-1960s. Originally titled Mysteries Five, and later Who's S-S-Scared?, Scooby Doo, Where Are You! underwent a number of changes from script to screen (the most significant being the downplaying of the musical group angle borrowed from The Archie Show). However, the basic concept—four teenagers (Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Shaggy) and a cowardly, clumsy Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) solving supernatural-related mysteries—was always in place.
Scooby-Doo creators Joe Ruby and Ken Spears served as the story supervisors on the series. Ruby, Spears, and Bill Lutz wrote all of the scripts for the seventeen first-season episodes, while Lutz, Larz Bourne, and Tom Dagenais wrote the eight second-season episodes with Ruby and Spears as story editors. The plot varied little from episode to episode. The main concept was as follows:
|First aired||Last aired||Network|
|1||17||September 13, 1969||January 17, 1970||CBS|
|2||8||September 12, 1970||October 31, 1970|
|3||16||September 9, 1978||December 23, 1978||ABC|
The second season featured bubblegum 'chase scene' songs produced by La La Productions (which had originally been contracted to create the music for Josie and the Pussycats, the first of many animated series made from the same mold as Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!). These songs were written by Danny Janssen and Austin Roberts, and were performed by Roberts, who also made a new recording of the Scooby Doo, Where Are You! theme song for the second season. The series' theme song has been covered by several subsequent artists, including Matthew Sweet for the 1995 TV special and album Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits; Third Eye Blind for the 1998 film Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island and the 2003 film Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico; Billy Ray Cyrus for Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost (1999); Jennifer Love Hewitt for Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (2000); the B-52's (Cindy, Kate and Fred) for Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001); MxPx for the live-action Scooby-Doo film (2002); and Krystal Harris for Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire (2003).
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! utilized a laugh track, a common feature in most animated TV series until the late 1970s. It was removed for syndication in the 1980s. Following Turner's purchase of Hanna-Barbera and its networks' (TBS, TNT and Cartoon Network) initial broadcast of the series in 1994, the laugh track was reinstated in 1997.
Scooby Doo, Where Are You! was a hit for Hanna-Barbera and CBS, which led Hanna-Barbera to eventually create series with similar concepts on ABC, NBC, and CBS, including, Josie and the Pussycats, The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show, The Pebbles, Dino and Bamm-Bamm segments on The Flintstone Comedy Show, The Funky Phantom, Speed Buggy, Jeannie, Jabberjaw, The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, Inch High Private Eye, Goober and the Ghost Chasers, Clue Club, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids, and The New Shmoo.
In 2005, Scooby Doo, Where Are You! came 49th in Channel 4's 100 Greatest Cartoons, in the UK, and was more recently voted the 8th greatest Kids' TV Show by viewers of the same channel. It was ranked the 24th greatest cartoon on IGN's Top 100 Animated Series.
On July 4, 2002, Warner Home Video released four episodes from the series on a compilation DVD in Region 1 entitled Scooby-Doo's Creepiest Capers. They later released all 25 episodes on DVD in Region 1 on March 16, 2004 under the title Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! The Complete First and Second Seasons. A DVD entitled Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! The Complete Third Season was released on April 10, 2007, made up of episodes produced in 1978, added to the Scooby's All-Stars package, and later syndicated as part of The Scooby-Doo Show.
On November 9, 2010, Warner Home Video released Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: The Complete Series. The eight-disc set features all 25 episodes of the series plus the 16 episodes produced in 1978 which aired as part of Scooby's All-Stars. The set is encased in special collectible packaging in the form of a Mystery Machine replica. It also features a special bonus disc filled with new and archival material. The set was re-released on November 13, 2012.
Starting on January 27, 2009, Warner Home Video released single-disc DVDs with four episodes each plus an episode from Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue. Four volumes have been released through October 19, 2010.
|Season||Episodes||Years active||Release dates|
|1||17||1969–70||Original Mysteries: 2000|
Episodes: 'What a Night for a Knight' – 'Decoy for a Dognapper'Spookiest Tales: August 21, 2001
Episodes: 'A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts' • 'Which Witch is Which?' • 'That's Snow Ghost'Creepiest Capers: July 4, 2002
Episodes: 'Hassle in the Castle' • 'Go Away Ghost Ship' • 'A Night of Fright is No Delight'Greatest Mysteries: 2004
Episodes: 'Hassle in the Castle' • 'A Clue for Scooby Doo' • 'The Backstage Rage'The Complete First and Second Seasons: March 16, 2004; May 23, 2017 (Reissue)
Episodes: Entire season featuredVolume 1: A Monster Catch: January 27, 2009
Episodes: 'What a Night for a Knight' – 'Mine Your Own Business'Volume 2: Bump In The Night: May 5, 2009
Episodes: 'Decoy for a Dognapper' – 'Foul Play in Funland'Volume 3: Hello Mummy: September 1, 2009
Episodes: 'The Backstage Rage' – 'Scooby Doo and a Mummy, Too'Volume 4: Spooky Bayou: October 19, 2010
Episodes: 'Which Witch is Which?' – 'A Night of Fright is No Delight'The Complete Series: November 9, 2010 / November 13, 2012 (Reissue)
Episodes: Entire season featured
|2||8||1970||Creepiest Capers: July 4, 2002|
Episodes: 'The Haunted House Hang-Up'Greatest Mysteries: 2004
Episodes: 'Jeepers, It's the Creeper'The Complete First and Second Seasons: March 16, 2004; May 23, 2017 (Reissue)
Episodes: Entire season featuredThe Complete Series: November 9, 2010 / November 13, 2012 (Reissue)
Episodes: Entire season featured
|3||16||1978||The Complete Third Season: April 10, 2007; June 6, 2017 (Reissue)The Complete Series: November 9, 2010 / November 13, 2012 (Reissue)|
Episodes: Entire season featured
Scooby-Doo Music Video (featuring scenes from Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost) • Take the Scooby Challenge • Snack Tracks • Scooby Snack TimeSpookiest Tales:
Bonus episodes: The Scooby-Doo Show: 'The Headless Horseman of Halloween' • 'Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats' • Mystery Inc. gang character bios • TriviaCreepiest Capers:
Mystery game. • Get the Picture: How to Draw Scooby-Doo. • Music Video • Mystery, Inc. YearbookGreatest Mysteries:
Scooby-Doo's Greatest Mysteries music video • Barrels of Mystery ChallengeThe Complete First and Second Seasons:
Scooby-Doo's Ultimate Fans (disc 2) • Get the Picture: How to Draw Scooby-Doo and the Gang (disc 2) • Funky Fashion (disc 3) • America Loves Scooby-Doo Music Video (disc 3) • Scooby-Doo Street Smarts (disc 4) • Take the Scooby-Doo Challenge (disc 4; original from the Original Mysteries DVD)The Complete Third Season:
Hanna-Barbera: From H to B featuretteVolume 1: A Monster Catch:
Bonus episode: Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!: 'Shags to Riches'Volume 2: Bump In The Night:
Bonus episode: Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!: 'More Fondue for Scooby-Doo!'Volume 3: Hello Mummy:
Bonus episode: Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!: 'High Society Scooby'Volume 4: Spooky Bayou:
Bonus episode: Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!: 'Lightning Strikes Twice'
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