July 14, Cartoon Network In the early s, Ted Turner committed himself to building an animation empire.
Fred Silvermanexecutive in charge of daytime programming for the CBS network at the time, was looking for a show that would revitalize his Saturday morning line and simultaneously please the watch groups.
Also successful were the musical numbers The Archies performed during each program one of which, " Sugar, Sugar ", was the most successful Billboard number-one hit of Silverman was eager to build upon this success, and contacted producers William Hanna and Joseph Barbera about possibly creating another show based on a teenage rock group, this one featuring teens who solved mysteries in between gigs.
Silverman envisaged the show as a cross between the popular I Love a Mystery radio serials of the s and either the Archie characters or the popular early s television series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.
Their original treatment, based in part on The Archie Show, was titled Mysteries Five and featured five teenagers: When The Mysteries Five were not performing at gigs, they were out solving spooky mysteries involving ghosts, zombiesand other supernatural creatures. Ruby and Spears were unable to decide whether Too Much would be a large cowardly dog or a small feisty dog.
After learning the characteristics of a prize-winning Great Dane from her, Takamoto proceeded to break most of the rules and designed Too Much with overly bowed legs, a double chinand a sloped back, among other abnormalities.
The treatment retained the dog Too Much, while reducing the number of teenagers to four, removing the Mike character and retaining Geoff, Kelly, Linda, and W. CBS president Frank Stanton felt that the presentation artwork was too scary for young viewers and, thinking the show would be the same, decided to pass on it.
The rock band element was dropped, and more attention was focused upon Shaggy and Too Much. Original television series run[ edit ] CBS years —75 [ edit ] Every episode of the original Scooby-Doo format contains a penultimate scene in which the kids unmask the ghost-of-the-week to reveal a real person in a costume, as in this scene from "Nowhere to Hyde", an episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Each of these episodes features Scooby and the four teenage members of Mystery, Inc. Encountering a ghost, monster, or other ostensibly supernatural creature terrorizing the local populace, they decide to investigate.
The kids split up to look for clues and suspects while being chased at turns by the monster. Eventually, the kids come to realize the ghost and other paranormal activity is actually an elaborate hoax, and—often with the help of a Rube Goldberg -like trap designed by Fred—they capture the villain and unmask him.
Revealed as a flesh and blood crook trying to cover up crimes by using the ghost story and costume, the criminal is arrested and taken to jail, often repeating something nearly identical to " Seven of the second-season episodes featured chase sequences set to bubblegum pop songs recorded by Austin Roberts who also re-recorded the theme song for this season.
With Stefanianna Christopherson having married and retired from voice acting, Heather North assumed the role of Daphne, and would continue to voice the character until Of the similarities between the Scooby-Doo teens and the Dobie Gillis teens, the similarities between Shaggy and Maynard are the most noticeable; both characters share the same beatnik -style goateesimilar hairstyles, and demeanors.
The role of each character was strongly defined in the series: Fred is the leader and the determined detective, Velma is the intelligent analyst, Daphne is danger-prone, Shaggy is a coward more motivated by hunger than any desire to solve mysteries, and Scooby is similar to Shaggy, save for a Bob Hope -inspired tendency towards temporary bravery.
Scooby-Doo itself would be an influence on many other Saturday morning cartoons of the s.
During that decade, Hanna-Barbera and its competitors produced several animated programs also featuring teenage detectives solving mysteries with a pet or mascot of some sort, including Josie and the Pussycats —71The Funky Phantom —72The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan —73Speed Buggy —74Goober and the Ghost Chasers —74Jabberjaw —78Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels —80among others.
Pat Stevens took over her role as the voice of Velma. Scooby was seen as the team captain of the Laff-a-Lympics "Scooby Doobies" team, which also featured Shaggy and Scooby-Dum among its members.As a child I always wanted my stuffed dog named Scooby to come alive so we could solve mysteries just like in Scooby Doo.
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Also watch out for a prolonged scene where Scooby and Shaggy have a belching and farting contest.3/5. Scooby-Doo: The Movie () IMDb 86 min PG Subtitles and Closed Captions Scooby-Doo and his clever crime-solving cohorts are individuallysummoned to Spooky Island to investigate a series of paranormalincidents at the ultra-hip Spring Break hot spot.