Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979 TV series)

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Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo
(1979–1980)
Scooby and scrappy doo.jpg
Genre Horror comedy
Mystery
Adventure
Comedy
Created by Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
Developed by Mark Evanier
Written by Mark Evanier
Doug Booth
Diane Duane
Willie Gilbert
Glenn Leopold
Duane Poole
Tom Swale
David Villaire
Directed by Ray Patterson
Oscar Dufau
Carl Urbano
George Gordon
Starring Don Messick
Lennie Weinrib
Casey Kasem
Frank Welker (1979)
Heather North Kenney (1979)
Pat Stevens (1979)
Marla Frumkin (1979)
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 16 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s) Don Jurwich
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Worldvision Enterprises (1979–91)
Turner Program Services (1992–96)
Warner Bros. Television Distribution (1996–present)
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 22, 1979 – January 5, 1980
Chronology
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 occasionally shows reruns of the series.

Overview[edit]

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 special, Scooby Goes Hollywood. In addition, ABC began threatening cancellation for the show, whose ratings were in decline.[1] Therefore, for its 19791980 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, and Shaggy, Scooby and Scrappy were the main focus. 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.

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Home Media releases[edit]

While no plans for a complete series set have been announced, Warner Home Video has begun releasing the episodes in Scooby-Doo compilation sets.

DVD Name Release Date Episode(s) Included
Scooby Doo! 13 Spooky Tales Around the World May 15, 2012[2]
  1. "Shiver and Shake, That Demon's a Snake"
  2. "Lock the Door, It's a Minotaur"
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Holiday Chills and Thrills October 16, 2012[3] "Rocky Mountain Yiiiiii"
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Ruh-Roh Robot! September 24, 2013[4] "Scary Sky Skeleton"
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Field Of Screams May 13, 2014 "The Demon of the Dugout"

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Scooby's All-Stars - '13 Spooky Tales Around The World' Draws From 6 Scooby Shows". tvshowsondvd.com. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 
  3. ^ Lambert, David (June 21, 2012). "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! - '13 Spooky Tales: Holiday Chills and Thrills' 2-DVD Set". Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ 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. 

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