When we were kids we would often find it hard to find one thing which would loved the most or we were certain of. Whether it’s to decide what we would like to have for dinner, or to visit a park, or most importantly, what to watch on television. I seriously had no clue, whatever my elder brothers and sisters would surf on the channel and I was hardly left with any option.
But there was one show that all of them agree upon and that is Scooby Doo.
I’m sure, most of you must be familiar with the adventures of Scooby Doo, a cowardly and affable Great Dane, and teenage mystery solvers – Fred, Velma, Daphny, and Shaggy. You also know about Scrappy Doo, Scooby Doo’s irritating nephew. You probably know about Scooby Dum, an intellectually challenged cousin of Scooby Doo.
- Do you know the story behind his real name?
Scoobey’s full name is Scoobert Doo. The name Scoobey doo is inspired by a line from Frank Sinatra’s “Stranger In The Night” : Doo-be-doo-be-doo.
2. So the most irritating and disgusting rumor ever, I would kill that person who spread it.
The rumor that plagued production of the original cartoon is that Fred and Daphne, who were obviously an item, would disappear and have sex while the rest of the gang actually solved the mysteries.Seriously?
While the truth was that writers just enjoyed writing the other characters more, so when they all split up, Fred and Daphne always end up going off together in the opposite direction of the others.
3. The most famous one, it is, do you remember?
There have been twelve versions of the TV show over four decades. The most popular shows are the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! which ran from 1969-1970 and What’s New, Scooby Doo? which ran from 2002-2006.
4. The voice behind this notorious and mischief dog.
“Don Messick”, legendary entertainer and the original voice of Scooby Doo and Scrappy Doo, also voiced Papa Smurf in the original “The Smurfs” cartoon.
5. Before the “Scooby Doo” cartoon even aired, it had an entirely different premise.
It was about a rock band with members Geoff, Mike, Kelly, Linda, and WW, along with their dog Too Much. Too Much played the bongos for the band.
6. Litter of great drains.
Like most dogs, Scooby Doo has several brothers and sisters and is even a part of a set of triplets. His triplet siblings are Skippy Doo and Dooby Doo. His other siblings are Howdy Doo, Yabba Doo, and Ruby Doo. Ruby Doo is Scrappy Doo’s mother.
7. “My glasses, I can’t see without them”,
A Scooby fan would know that Velma always loses her glasses in the series and says,” My glasses, I can’t see without them”. But, did you know that this very popular quote wasn’t part of the original script, and was added later on? Producers decided to add this dialogue when Nicole Jaffe, who lent her voice to the character uttered this during a reading.
8. So he left the show because it promoted the consumption of meat. High on vegetarianism.
Casey Kasem who voiced Shaggy became a vegetarian during the original series’ second season and requested that Shaggy be made a vegetarian too. When Shaggy started eating meat again and Casey was asked to voice Shaggy in a Burger King commercial he quit the show.
9. Only character in Scooby’s gang who has consistently had the same voice actor through nearly every movie and TV show.
The only actor to voice the same character through every movie and TV show is Frank Welker who voices Fred. The only version he missed was the 1988 show A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.
10. He never grew up, isn’t it funny. Hahahaha.
Scooby is always 7-years-old.
11. Really, were they lesbians?
Despite rumors that Velma is a lesbian and in love with Daphne, writers made it clear that she was heterosexual and even tried to pair her off with Shaggy in dance sequences.
12. Where Are You! was originally named “W-Who’s Scared”.
but CBS thought the artwork was too frightening for children. Shortly afterwards CBS executive Fred Silverman was listening to the previously mentioned “Strangers In The Night” song and thought of the name Scooby-Doo for a character and soon renamed it.
13. ” RRRRRRRRRRR…”
Scooby’s speech disorder is called Rhotacism, which is characterized by excessive use of the letter “R”.
14. Scooby Doo was originally named Mysterious Five.
Producers of the show named the show Mysterious Five. It was also called Who’s S-S Scared before they finalised the name.
15. The show’s leading characters were named something else.Fred, Welma, Daphne, Shaggy, and Scooby’s character are iconic and we all love them. But, did you know they were earlier named Kelly (Daphne), Linda (Velma), Geoff (Fred), W.W. (Shaggy), and Too Much (Scooby)?
16. OMG, Fred’s hair.
Did you know? Fred originally had Brown hair when the show was conceptualized.
17. “Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you. We’ve got some work to do now. Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you. We need some help from you now.”
Did you guys know that the very popular theme song of Scooby Doo series was written at the last minute?
18. Fred and Scooby sounded so similar!
Franklin Wendell who voiced Fred’s character also lent his voice to Scooby’s character in the year 2000. Did any of you spot the similarity in their voice?
19. In 2013 TV Guide ranked Scooby Doo, Where Are You! as the fifth Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time.
The Scooby Doo series is the longest running animated franchise produced for Saturday morning television in the United States.
20. From Great Dane to sheepdog to hot dog. Hahaha.
Scooby was originally a Great Dane but producers thought he would look too similar to Marmaduke, another famous cartoon dog, so they changed him to be a sheepdog. This ended up being too similar to Hot Dog from the comic Archie, so they settled back on a Great Dane.