Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics
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|Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics|
|Also known as||Scooby's All-Stars|
Children's television series
|Directed by||Ray Patterson|
|Voices of||Don Messick|
|Theme music composer||Hoyt Curtin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||24|
|Executive producer(s)||William Hanna|
|Running time||120 minutes (1977-78)
90 minutes (1978-79)
|Production company(s)||Hanna-Barbera Productions|
|Original run||September 10, 1977 – September 8, 1979|
|Preceded by||The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (1976–1977)|
|Related shows||The Scooby-Doo Show|
Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics was a two-hour programming block of Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. Running from September 10, 1977 to September 2, 1978 on ABC, the block featured five Hanna-Barbera series among its segments: The Scooby-Doo Show, Laff-A-Lympics, The Blue Falcon & Dynomutt, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, and reruns of Scooby-Doo, Where are You!.
For the 1978–1979 season, the show was reduced to 90 minutes (dropping Dynomutt and Scooby-Doo, Where are You!) and re-titled Scooby's All-Stars. This season aired from September 9, 1978 to September 8, 1979 on ABC.
Each week's program included six cartoon segments:
- Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (one episodes, 11 minutes): Comedy/mystery show about three teenage detectives and their companion, a prehistoric caveman superhero thawed from a block of ice. Sixteen episodes were produced.
- Laff-a-Lympics (two episodes, 11 minutes each): Based on Battle of the Network Stars, this series featured 45 Hanna-Barbera characters, including Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear, Mumbly, and others competing in Olympics-styled events. Thirty-two episodes were produced.
- The Scooby-Doo Show (one episode, 22 minutes): Comedy/mystery show about four teenage detectives and their talking dog, Scooby-Doo. Eight first-run episodes were produced for the 1977-78 season, with 16 from 1976-77 rerun following the final first-run episode. Two of the new episodes, as well as two others from 1976–77, feature Scooby-Doo's cousin Scooby-Dum as a recurring character.
- Scooby-Doo, Where are You! (one episode, 22 minutes): reruns of the first Scooby-Doo series, originally run on CBS from 1969-70.
- The Blue Falcon & Dynomutt (one episodes, 11 minutes each): New episodes featuring the superhero Blue Falcon and his bumbling cyborg dog sidekick Dynomutt, introduced the previous year in the Dynomutt, Dog Wonder| segments of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour. The new Dynomutt episodes were two-part cliffhangers, of which eight episodes (four stories total) were produced for the new season.
When the show became Scooby's All-Stars in 1978, the Dynomutt and Scooby-Doo, Where are You! segments were dropped and two Captain Caveman segments were broadcast rather than one. Sixteen new Laff-a-Lympics and eight new Captain Caveman segments were produced for the block. The Scooby-Doo Show began the season in reruns, though in November 1978 seven new episodes (produced for an aborted revival of Scooby-Doo, Where are You! as a separate half hour) were run as part of Scooby's All-Stars.
For the 1979-80 season, the block was cancelled and Scooby-Doo became a half-hour show as Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo. Laff-a-Lympics said Captain Caveman would resurface on ABC during the latter part of the season in 1980.
- Lenberg, Jeff (1991). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. New York: Facts of File. ISBN 0-8160-6599-3 p. 409-411.
- Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics at the Internet Movie Database
- Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics at TV.com
- Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics @ The Big Cartoon DataBase
- Scooby's All-Stars @ The Big Cartoon DataBase