Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979 TV series)
|Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo
|Created by||Joe Ruby
|Developed by||Mark Evanier|
Frank Welker (1979)
Heather North Kenney (1979)
Pat Stevens (1979)
Marla Frumkin (1979)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||16 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||William Hanna
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Distributor||Taft Broadcasting (1979–86)|
|Original run||September 22, 1979 – January 5, 1980|
|Preceded by||The Scooby-Doo Show (1976–1978)|
|Followed by||Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1980–1982)|
The original thirty-minute version of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo constitutes the fourth incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo. It premiered on September 22, 1979 and ran for one season on ABC as a half-hour program. A total of sixteen episodes were produced. It was the last Hanna-Barbera cartoon series to use the studio's laugh track. Cartoon Network's classic channel Boomerang reruns the series.
By 1979, the staff at Hanna-Barbera realized that the Scooby-Doo formula was getting worn out, which gave them reason to parody it in a 1979 prime time Scooby special, Scooby Goes Hollywood. In addition, ABC began threatening cancellation for the show, whose ratings were in decline. Therefore, for its 1979 – 1980 season, Scooby-Doo was given a major overhaul, adding the character of Scooby's nephew Scrappy-Doo, voiced by Lennie Weinrib, and changing the name of the show to Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo.
Although still present in these episodes, the characters of Fred, Daphne, and Velma became less essential to the plot.
Marla Frumkin took over Pat Stevens' role as Velma Dinkley towards the end of the season, beginning with episode 12, "The Ghoul, the Bat, and the Ugly". Velma does not speak in episode 16, "The Ransom of Scooby Chief".
Like many animated series created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, the show contained a laugh track created by the studio.
- Don Messick – Scooby-Doo
- Lennie Weinrib – Scrappy-Doo, Neon Phantom (ep. 4), Bill Walker (ep. 4)
- Casey Kasem – Shaggy Rogers
- Heather North – Daphne Blake
- Frank Welker – Fred Jones
- Pat Stevens – Velma Dinkley (eps. 1–11)
- Marla Frumkin – Velma Dinkley (eps. 12–15)
While no plans for a complete season set have been announced, Warner Home Video has begun releasing the episodes in new Scooby-Doo compilation sets.
|DVD Name||Release Date||Episode(s) Included|
|Scooby Doo! 13 Spooky Tales Around the World||May 15, 2012||
|Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Holiday Chills and Thrills||October 16, 2012||"Rocky Mountain Yiiiiii"|
|Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Ruh Roh Robot!||September 24, 2013||"Scary Sky Skeleton"|
- "The network kept threatening to cancel it every year or two, so every season they had to add a new element to the show to keep it fresh." – Mark Evanier, one the writers for the series. Retrieved from The Scooby Story on October 6, 2006.
- "Scooby's All-Stars - '13 Spooky Tales Around The World' Draws From 6 Scooby Shows". tvshowsondvd.com. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
- Lambert, David (June 21, 2012). "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! - '13 Spooky Tales: Holiday Chills and Thrills' 2-DVD Set". Retrieved June 22, 2013.
- Lambert, David (June 13, 2013). "The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries - '13 Spooky Tales: Ruh-Roh Robot!' DVDs with More Classic Episodes". Retrieved June 22, 2013.
- Banks, Clive. "Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo". Retrieved from http://www.clivebanks.co.uk/Scooby-Doo/Scooby-Doo%20Series%205.htm on September 4, 2005.
- Baxter, Joel (2003). The Complete Scooby-Doo Episode Guide. Retrieved from http://www.execulink.com/~joelb/scooby/doobydoo.htm on September 3, 2005.
- "Hanna-Barbera Studios" (and subarticles). The Big Cartoon DataBase. Retrieved from http://www.bcdb.com/cartoons/Hanna-Barbera_Studios/index.html on September 3, 2005.
- The Cartoon Scrapbook – Profile on Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo.