The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show

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The New Scooby and Scrappy Doo Show (1983) /The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries (1984)
Genre Mystery
Adventure
Comedy
Format Animated series
Created by Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
Directed by Ray Patterson (supervising)
Oscar Dufau
Rudy Zamora
Voices of Don Messick
Casey Kasem
Heather North
Frank Welker
Marla Frumkin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 26
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 10, 1983 (1983-09-10) – December 1, 1984 (1984-12-01)
Chronology
Preceded by Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1980–1982)
Followed by The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (1985)

The New Scooby and Scrappy Doo Show is the sixth incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo. It premiered on September 10, 1983, and ran for one season on ABC as a half-hour program made up of two eleven-minute short cartoons. In 1984, the name of the show was changed to The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries, with the actual show format remaining the same. The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries ran for another season on ABC. The series airs reruns on Cartoon Network's classics channel Boomerang.

Thirteen half-hour episodes, composed of twenty-four separate segments were produced under the New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo title in 1983, and thirteen more episodes, composed of twenty separate segments were produced under the name The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries in 1984. It was also Hanna-Barbera's one of the supervising executive by Margaret Loesch, who also worked on the animated production company Marvel Productions.

Overview[edit]

Season one[edit]

For this incarnation of the show, Hanna-Barbera attempted to combine the most successful elements of both the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! format and the newer Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo format. Daphne Blake, a character from the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! format, was added back to the cast after a four-year absence. The plots of each episode feature her, Shaggy Rogers, Scooby-Doo, and Scrappy-Doo solved supernatural mysteries under the cover of being reporters for a teen magazine. Each half-hour program was made up of two 11-minute episodes, which would upon occasion be two parts of one half-hour long episode.

Season two[edit]

The second season of this format, broadcast as The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries in 1984, continued the same format, and included six two-part episodes featuring original Scooby-Doo characters Fred Jones and Velma Dinkley, both absent from the series for five years. Fred's last name is given as "Rogers" in his return appearance to the series in the episode "Happy Birthday, Scooby-Doo"; although Rogers had been established as Shaggy's surname the previous season. The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries theme song is performed in the style of Thriller-era Michael Jackson. The accompanying opening credits feature shots of a row of monsters dancing like the zombies in Jackson's "Thriller" music video.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (The New Scooby and Scrappy Doo Show)[edit]

No. Episode title Villain Identity Original airdate
1 "Scooby the Barbarian / No Sharking Zone" The Viking Ghosts and The Seaweed Monster and the Great White Shark Professor Buzby and Cowabunga Carlyle September 10, 1983
Scooby the Barbarian:The gang tries to solve a mystery involving vikings.
No Sharking Zone: A surfing competition, on the island of Scareuba, is jeaporidised by a Great White Shark and a Seaweed Monster, who are said to guard a lost treasure
2 "Scoobygeist / The Quagmire Quake Caper" The Ghosts and The Mud Monster Real Ghosts and Quanto September 10, 1983
Scoobygeist: The gang spent the night at a mansion invaded by a host of ghosts. This segment is a spoof of the 1982 blockbuster horror movie, Poltergeist starting Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams.
The Quagmire Quake Caper: The gang investigates the cause of a series of earthquakes erupting in Mexico, which seem to unleash a mud monster upon a Native American tribe.
3 "Hound of the Scoobyvilles / The Dinosaur Deception" The Hound of the Barkervilles and The Dinosaur Bentley and Dr. La Rue September 17, 1983
Hound of the Scoobyvilles: The gang head to Barkerville Hall in Scotland, where a legendary hound is haunting the grounds. But everyone thinks it's Scooby. This segment is based on the 1972 telefilm, The Hound of the Baskervilles (1972 film) which aired on ABC as part of their Movie of the Weekend starring Stewart Granger as Sherlock Holmes and Bernard Fox as Doctor Watson.
The Dinosaur Deception: The gang try to find an archaeologist, who seems to have been kidnapped by a dinosaur
4 "The Creature Came from Chem Lab / No Thanks Masked Manx" The Chem Lab Creature and The Masked Manx Toby Wallace and Milo Damp September 17, 1983
The Creature Came from Chem Lab: The gang try to help Daphne's cousin, when her high school is being haunted by a slimy monster
No Thanks Masked Manx: The gang go visit Daphne's parents for a party, but the party is the next target of a cat burglar
5 "Scooby of the Jungle / Scooby-Doo and Cyclops, Too" Randar The Ape Man and The Zombies Bakko and People hypnotized by Mr. Cyclops September 24, 1983
Scooby-Doo and Cyclops, Too: The gang suppose to be on vacation, but the trip is ruined when a local gas station owner suspected that people were turned into zombies. Ivan, in the first segment, is voiced by Hervé Villechaize. The French actor is known for playing evil henchman Nick Nack in the James Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), as well as Mr. Roarke's (Ricardo Montalbán) assistant, Tattoo, in the ABC television series Fantasy Island (1978–1984). The white suits Mr. Cyclops and Ivan were wearing resemble the same white suits worn by Mr. Roarke and Tattoo.
Scooby of the Jungle: The gang investigates the disappearance of animals from a game reserve.
6 "Scooby Roo / Scooby's Gold Medal Gambit" The Neanderthal and The Chameleon Darcy and The Chameleont October 1, 1983
Scooby Roo: The gang go to Australia where sheep have been disappearing courtesy of a Neanderthal monster.
Scooby's Gold Metal Gambit: A criminal master of disguise, known as "The Chameleon", escapes from prison and plans to steal some medals at an international sporting event.
7 "Wizards and Warlocks / Scoobsie" The Wizard of the Tower and The Phantom of the Soaps The Wizard of the Tower and Danny Devine October 8, 1983
Wizards and Warlocks: Scrappy leads Daphne, Shaggy, and Scooby in a "wizards and warlocks" game to find the other players
Scoobsie: When the star of a hospital soap opera is kidnapped by a masked phantom, the gang try to help using Scooby (disguise as a woman, Scoobsie) as bait. The soap opera, Genuine Hospital is spoof of the ABC soap opera, General Hospital
8 "The Mark of Scooby / The Crazy Carnival Caper" The Clown Jerry October 15, 1983
The Mark of Scooby: After watching a play featuring a Spanish masked hero, Scooby dreams of saving Daphne, Scrappy, and Shaggy from a gang of ruthless tax collectors. This segment is a spoof of the movie, The Mask of Zorro starring Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Stuart Wilson
The Crazy Carnival Caper: Daphne and Shaggy return to their old high school with Scooby and Scrappy, and try to find out why their old professor disappeared in the Dunk Tank, and why a clown is after a priceless ruby
9 "Scooby and the Minotaur / Scooby Pinch Hits" The Minotaur and The Ghost of Casey O'Riley Mr. Kronos and Reggie Rungout October 29, 1983
Scooby and the Minotaur: The gang go to Greece, where a group of treasure hunters, trying to find the Golden Fleece, are being scared away from a minotaur
Scooby Pinch Hits: The ghost of a great baseball legend haunts a stadium
10 "The Fall Dog / The Scooby Coupe" The Gremlin and The Spectre of Sports Cars Dick Hack and Crocker Pitt November 5, 1983
The Fall Dog: A detour finds the gang doing stunts for a Hollywood movie that is being haunted by a gremlin
The Scooby Coupe: The gang go to a car show, to interview a car-maker about his new sports car, but the car is haunted
11 "Who's Minding the Monster? / Scooby a la Mode" Frankenstein and The Ghost of Chef Maras Real Monsters and Chef Gustav November 26, 1983
Who's Minding the Monster?: The gang visits Transylvania to babysit for Count Dracula when the old babysitter (Frankenstein) disappeares with short circuit brain malfunction
Scooby a la Mode: The gang are in Paris to interview the owner of a catering school, but the ghost of the school's founder is haunting it
12 "Where's Scooby Doo?" The Mummy and Beatrice Whimsey Mystery Club and The Evil Spy Lady December 3, 1983
Daphne, Shaggy, and Scrappy must work quickly in order to find out where Scooby has disappeared to, after the appearance of an ancient Mummy aboard a train.
13 "Wedding Bell Boos!" The Ghost of McBaggy Rogers Alex Axders December 10, 1983
The ghost of Shaggy's Pilgrim ancestor tries to stop the wedding of his sister and the gang is on the case

Season 2 (The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries)[edit]

No. Episode title Villain Identity Original airdate
14 "Happy Birthday, Scooby-Doo 1" The Red Skull Stuyvesant September 8, 1984
The gang is invited to a television studio for Scooby's birthday, which is to be shot in a This is Your Life-style special. Guest stars Frank Welker as Fred and Marla Frumkin as Velma. This episode celebrates the 15th birthday of Scooby-Doo's premiere.
15 "Scooby's Peep-Hole Pandemonium / The Hand of Horror" Maid Mummy and The Helping Hand Orson Krane and Ratfield September 15, 1984
Scooby's Peep-Hole Pandemonium: The gang is hired to interview the reclusive Norma Deathman (who lives with her monstrous servants).
The Hand of Horror: A mysterious, disembodied hand pesters the gang.
16 "Scoo-Be or Not Scoo-Be? / The Stoney Glare Stare" The Sea Demons and The Ghost of Hamlet and The Cyclops Rosey Cran, Gilly Stern, Yorick and Professor Mikos September 22, 1984
Scoo-Be or Not Scoo-Be?: The gang stays at a hotel where The Ghost of Hamlet is haunting. Things get even weirder when sea demons suddenly appear.
The Stoney Glare Stare: Thadius Blimp tries to turn people to stone with the Mask of Medusa.
17 "Mission Un-Doo-Able / The Bee Team" Mastermind and The Giant Bees Cecil the Tour Guide and Harley Finster September 29, 1984
Mission Un-Doo-Able: Scooby and the gang try to stop a mastermind criminal from taking over the world!
The Bee Team: Giant bees are haunting a town.
18 "A Code in the Nose / Doom Service" The Ghost of Ebenezer Overview and Major Berch Mrs. Van Loon and Codefinger October 6, 1984
Doom Service: The Ghost of Ebenezer Overview has returned to haunt his hotel. Can Scooby and the gang find out what is happening?
A Code in the Nose: When a supervillain named Codefinger steals a top-secret decoding device, the military recruits the gang to help them find it.
19 "Ghost of the Ancient Astronauts 1" The Aliens Harriet Mullens and her associate October 13, 1984
The gang investigates a mystery involving ancient aliens. Guest stars Frank Welker as Fred and Marla Frumkin as Velma.
20 "The Night of the Living Toys / South Pole Vault" The Evil Elf and the Mad Sea Lion Kartina Kobald and Dr. Carlin October 20, 1984
The Night of the Living Toys: The gang visits a toy store where toys are coming alive everywhere.
South Pole Vault: The gang visits the South Pole where a mad sea lion is terrorizing everyone.
21 "A Halloween Hassle at Dracula's Castle 1" Chandra and The Ghost of Dr. Van Helsing Chandra and Igor October 27, 1984
On Halloween night, the gang must help a gaggle of monsters take on an evil magician. Guest stars Frank Welker as Fred and Marla Frumkin as Velma.
22 "A Night Louse at the White House 3" The Ghosts of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln Ambassador Walker and his wife November 3, 1984
Ghosts of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln haunt the White House during a NASA banquet. Guest stars Marla Frumkin as Velma.
23 "The 'Dooby Dooby Doo' Ado / Showboat Scooby" The Ghost of Colonel Beaurguard and The Showgirl Pops Baloney and The Laser Band Thief November 10, 1984
The 'Dooby Dooby Doo' Ado: Scooby visits his relative Dooby Doo.
Showboat Scooby: Dixie Doo's being haunted by a ghost and Scooby and the gang try to help her.
24 "Sherlock Doo 2" The Ghost of Sherlock Holmes Mr. Stapleton November 17, 1984
The gang enters a mystery-solvers' contest at the home of Sherlock Holmes in London. Guest stars Frank Welker as Fred.
25 "A Scary Duel With a Cartoon Ghoul / E*I*E*I*O" The Monster Mutt and The Monster Mouse Dimwittie and Parker November 24, 1984
A Scary Duel With a Cartoon Ghoul: A cartoon villain named Monster Mutt jumps out of a TV and wreaks havoc.
E*I*E*I*O: A 30 ft mouse is haunting a farm.
26 "The Nutcracker Scoob 2" The Ghost of Christmas Never Nanette Musette December 1, 1984
A scrooge named Mr. Nickelby tries to close down a children's home so he can have it for himself. Meanwhile, a ghost is also haunting the children's home. Could these two things have any connection? Guest stars Frank Welker as Fred.

Cast[edit]

Home media[edit]

The entire first season, The New Scooby & Scrappy Doo Show, was released by Warner Bros. on the iTunes Store under the title Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, Season 5. Individual episodes have been released in various home video sets over the years. A portion of the series was available on the Kids' WB! portal.

Releases[edit]

While no plans for a complete season have been announced, Warner Home Video has begun releasing the episodes in new Scooby-Doo compilation sets. A Halloween Hassle at Dracula's Castle was announced for release on 13 Spooky Tales: Run for Your Rife, but it was replaced with rereleased episodes for unknown reasons.

US Releases[edit]

DVD Name Release Date Episode(s) Included
Scooby Doo! 13 Spooky Tales Around the World May 15, 2012[1] Ghosts of the Ancient Astronauts
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Holiday Chills and Thrills October 16, 2012[2] The Nutcracker Scoob
Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon February 26, 2013[3] The Scooby Coupe
Scooby Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Run for Your 'Rife September 10, 2013[4] The Stony Glare Stare
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Ruh Roh Robot September 24, 2013[5]
  1. The Dinosaur Deception
  2. The Hand of Horror
  3. Doom Service
  4. A Code in the Nose
  5. The Bee Team
  6. A Night Louse in the White House
Scooby Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Field Of Screams May 13, 2014
  1. Scooby and the Minotaur
  2. Scooby Pinch Hits

International Releases[edit]

None of these releases have been made available in the US.

DVD Name Release Date Episode(s) Included
Happy Spook-Day Scooby-Doo! April 9, 2012[6] Happy Birthday, Scooby-Doo!
Scooby-Doo! and the Skeletons  ????
  1. Who's Minding the Monster
  2. Scooby a la Mode
Scooby-Doo! and the Creepy Carnival  ???? The Carnival Caper

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