Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is an American animated mystery comedy 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, as such, is sometimes marketed as its third season.
A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van called the "Mystery Machine" solving strange, hilarious mysteries, catching the villains who masked up as monsters, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.
Why It Rocks
- Radical animation.
- It combined monstorous mystery and crime-packed comedy-horror!
- It started the incredibly funny Scooby-Doo! franchise.
- The idea of a talking-dog and a group of teens going ghost hunting is very original.
- Interesting characters with different types of personalities.
- Funny moments and running gags, such as Scooby and Shaggy’s endless craving for food.
- Catchy rock music-style theme song.
- The memorable phrase "I would've gotten away with it too, if it hadn’t been for you meddling kids!" from the villains.
- Spawned many spin-offs and movies.
- Great voice acting, especially from Frank Welker, Casey Kasem and Don Messick.
- Scooby-Doo, the hilarious protagonist, has shown to be a very popular main character for child viewers and has become one of Hanna-Barbera’s most popular cartoon characters.
- Had a crossover with Johnny Bravo.
Frank Welker is the last remaining cast member from this series to still voice a character in the ‘’Scooby-Doo’’ franchise (Fred and, since 2002, Scooby).