Laff-A-Lympics

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Laff-A-Lympics
Laff-A-Lympics.jpg
Laff-A-Lympics title screen
Also known asScooby's All-Star Laff-A Lympics
Scooby's All-Stars
GenreComedy, sports
Created by
Written by
  • Neal Barbera
  • Haskell Barkin
Directed by
Voices of
Theme music composerHoyt Curtin
Opening theme"Laff-A-Lympics" (Main Title) by Hoyt Curtin
Composer(s)Hoyt Curtin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes24
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Don Jurwich (1978)
  • Alex Lovy (1978)
  • Art Scott (1978)
Editor(s)
  • Larry C. Cowan
  • Dick Elliot
  • Gil Iverson
Camera setup
  • George Epperson
  • Jerry Smith
  • Reba Bement
  • Tom Epperson
  • Chuck Flekal
  • Curt Hall
  • Ron Jackson
  • Larry Smith
  • Terry Smith
  • Brandy Whittington
  • Jerry Whittington
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Hanna-Barbera Productions
DistributorTaft Broadcasting (formerly)
Warner Bros. Television Distribution (thru Warner Bros. Family Entertainment and Turner Entertainment) (currently)
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 10, 1977 (1977-09-10) – October 28, 1978 (1978-10-28)

Laff-A-Lympics is an American animated comedy television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The series premiered as part of the Saturday morning cartoon program block, Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics, on ABC in 1977. The show is a spoof of the Olympics and the ABC primetime series Battle of the Network Stars,[1] which debuted one year earlier. It featured 45 Hanna-Barbera characters organized into the teams (the Scooby Doobies, the Yogi Yahooeys, and the Really Rottens) which would compete each week for gold, silver, and bronze medals. One season of 16 episodes was produced in 1977–78, and eight new episodes combined with reruns for the 1978–79 season as Scooby's All-Stars. Unlike most cartoon series produced by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, Laff-A-Lympics did not contain a laugh track. Scooby’s Laff-a-Lympics was originally owned by Taft Broadcasting, Warner Bros. Television Distribution currently owns the series thru its two in-name-only units, Warner Bros. Family Entertainment and Turner Entertainment.

Format[edit]

The sporting competitions in which the characters are called upon to compete is often a comical or offbeat version of Olympic sports, races, or scavenger hunts. Each segment is set in a different location around the world.

The Laff-A-Lympics cast

Episodes are presented in a format similar to an Olympic television broadcast, with an unseen announcer. Hosting duties and commentary are provided by Snagglepuss and Mildew Wolf from the It's the Wolf! segments of Cattanooga Cats (voiced by John Stephenson rather than Paul Lynde). Snagglepuss and Mildew wear animated versions of the contemporary yellow jackets of ABC Sports announcers. Other Hanna-Barbera characters such as Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Jabberjaw and Peter Potamus made appearances as guest announcers and judges. Other non-competing characters include parents of contestants (interviewed by Mildew before events) and various monsters and creatures that serve as antagonists during events.

The "good guy" teams, consisting of the Yogi Yahooeys and the Scooby Doobies, are cooperative and loyal. The Really Rottens, however, always cheat. Typically the Really Rottens will be poised to win before making a fatal error at the last moment, allowing one of the other two teams to end up on top.[1] Occasionally, though, the Rottens' cheating was not actually against the rules, resulting in their winning. (Overall, the Scooby team dominated, winning 14 times, against 7 victories for the Yahooies, 2 for the Rottens, and a three-way-tie in the final episode.)

Only one complete season of Laff-A-Lympics episodes was produced, with eight new episodes combined with reruns for the second season of Scooby's All Star Laff-A-Lympics (billed as Scooby's All-Stars). When it premiered in the fall of 1977, the series consisted of several segments, including "Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels" (which led the two-hour program and later was spun-off into its own half-hour show), "The Scooby-Doo Show" and "Dynomutt" (both of which featured a small number of newly produced segments alongside repeated segments from earlier seasons) and the "Laff-A-Lympics" segments themselves. The show resurfaced in 1980 as a half-hour series on its own (without the "Captain Caveman", "Scooby-Doo" and "Dynomutt" cartoons) simply titled Laff-A-Lympics and was later rerun on ABC in 1986. In later years it has been frequently rerun on USA Cartoon Express, Cartoon Network and Boomerang, often during the time periods when the Summer and Winter Olympics were held (until 2014).[clarification needed]

Teams[edit]

The Scooby Doobies[edit]

Early model sheet showing Jeannie from the Jeannie series and Melody, Alexander, Alexandra, and Sebastian the Cat from the Josie and the Pussycats series as members of the "Scooby Doobies" team.

This team drew mainly from the 1970s Hanna-Barbera cartoons, particularly the "mystery-solving" series derived from Scooby-Doo, whose titular character served as team captain. The early production art for the series showed Jeannie from the Jeannie series and Melody, Alexander, Alexandra, and Sebastian the Cat from Josie and the Pussycats as members of the "Scooby Doobies" team. However, legal problems with Columbia Pictures Television, Screen Gems' successor, prevented this. Hanna-Barbera owned Babu, but Columbia controlled all rights to Jeannie's image. As a result, Babu appeared alone as a member of the "Scooby Doobies". Similarly, Archie Comics held the rights to the Josie characters. In the actual series, Jeannie is replaced by Hong Kong Phooey and the Josie characters were replaced by characters from Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels.

Among the members of the Scooby Doobies are:

Name Note
Scooby-Doo Team captain;
Character from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and The Scooby-Doo Show
Shaggy Rogers Character from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and The Scooby-Doo Show
Scooby-Dum Character from The Scooby-Doo Show
Dynomutt Character from Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
Blue Falcon Character from Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
Captain Caveman Character from Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
Brenda Chance Character from Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
Taffy Dare Character from Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
Dee Dee Sykes Character from Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
Speed Buggy Character from Speed Buggy
Tinker Character from Speed Buggy
Babu Character from Jeannie
Hong Kong Phooey Character from Hong Kong Phooey

The Yogi Yahooeys[edit]

This team drew mainly from the 1950s and 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoons and is the only team of characters made up completely of anthropomorphic animals. Grape Ape is the only post-1962 character in the line-up.

Among the members of the Yogi Yahooeys are:

Name Note
Yogi Bear Team captain;
Character from The Huckleberry Hound Show and The Yogi Bear Show
Boo-Boo Bear Character from The Huckleberry Hound Show and The Yogi Bear Show
Cindy Bear Character from The Yogi Bear Show
Huckleberry Hound Character from The Huckleberry Hound Show
Pixie Character from The Huckleberry Hound Show
Dixie Character from The Huckleberry Hound Show
Mr. Jinks Character from The Huckleberry Hound Show
Hokey Wolf Character from The Huckleberry Hound Show
Yakky Doodle Character from The Yogi Bear Show
Quick Draw McGraw Character from The Quick Draw McGraw Show
Snooper Character from The Quick Draw McGraw Show
Blabber Character from The Quick Draw McGraw Show
Augie Doggie Character from The Quick Draw McGraw Show
Doggie Daddy Character from The Quick Draw McGraw Show
Wally Gator Character from The Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Series
Grape Ape Character from The Great Grape Ape Show

The Really Rottens[edit]

This team is composed of villainous characters that frequently cheated by either giving themselves an unfair advantage in a contest or sabotaging the other teams (and usually had points deducted from their score as a result). With the exception of Mumbly and the Dalton Brothers, all of the members are original characters, many of whom are based on various characters that appeared in cartoons and comics prior to Laff-A-Lympics. Originally, Muttley and Dick Dastardly were planned as the leaders of the Really Rottens; however, they could not appear as those characters were co-owned by Heatter-Quigley Productions.[2] In their place, Hanna-Barbera used the existing character Mumbly and created the new character Dread Baron. Prior to Laff-A-Lympics, on his original show, Mumbly was a heroic detective rather than a villain. Following the character's revision as the villainous team leader, he remained a villain in Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose, which is also Dread Baron's only other role. The Dalton Brothers appeared in 1950s and 1960s shorts (including the 1958 short Sheriff Huckleberry Hound, which featured appearances by Dinky, Dirty, and Dastardly Dalton, as well as their other brothers Dangerous, Detestable, Desperate, and Despicable). However, they were given new character designs for the Laff-A-Lympics series. After Laff-A-Lympics, Dinky reappears in The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound with brothers Stinky (who bears a resemblance to Dastardly Dalton from Laff-A-Lympics), Finky, and Pinky.

Among the members of the Really Rottens are:

Name Note
Mumbly Team captain;
Character from The Mumbly Cartoon Show;
Bears a strong resemblance to Wacky Races character Muttley
Dread Baron Original character;
Bears a strong resemblance to Dick Dastardly[3] (who is revealed to be his twin brother in the Laff-A-Lympics #13 comic book)[4][5] and the Red Max, both from Wacky Races
Dinky Dalton Character from Quick Draw McGraw and The Huckleberry Hound Show;
Giant villainous cowboy brother whose Stetson obscures his eyes
Dirty Dalton Character from Quick Draw McGraw and The Huckleberry Hound Show;
Short villainous cowboy brother with mustache
Dastardly Dalton Character from Quick Draw McGraw and The Huckleberry Hound Show;
Short villainous cowboy brother with blond hair
Mr. Creepley Original character;
Patriarch of villainous monster family based on The Gruesomes and Mr. & Mrs. J. Evil Scientist[6] His voice resembles that of Peter Lorre.
Mrs. Creepley Original character;
Matriarch of villainous monster family based on The Gruesomes and Mr. & Mrs. J. Evil Scientist[6]
Junior Creepley Original character;
Child of villainous monster family based on The Gruesomes and Mr. & Mrs. J. Evil Scientist[6]
Orful Octopus Original character;
Pet of the Creepleys;
Villainous hybrid version of Squiddly Diddly and Occy the Octopus (pet of The Gruesomes)
Great Fondoo Original character;
Evil magician whose tricks and spells never work as intended and always backfired;
Similar to Abner K. Dabra from the 1963 book, Yogi Bear and the Cranky Magician
Magic Rabbit Original character;
Pet of the Great Fondoo;
Bears a resemblance to the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland (or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?)
Daisy Mayhem Original character;
Mean-spirited hillbilly with split ends in her hair.
Bears a strong resemblance to the Li'l Abner character Moonbeam McSwine
Sooey Original character;
Daisy Mayhem's patch-eyed pig

Voice cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Julie Bennett – Cindy Bear
  • Joe Besser – Babu
  • Mel Blanc – Barney Rubble, Captain Caveman, Speed Buggy
  • Daws Butler – Yogi Bear, Augie Doggie, Blabber, Dirty Dalton, Dixie, Hokey Wolf, Huckleberry Hound, Mr. Jinks, Quick Draw McGraw, Scooby-Dum, Snagglepuss, Snooper, Wally Gator
  • Scatman Crothers – Hong Kong Phooey
  • Bob Holt – Dinky Dalton, Grape Ape, Orful Octopus
  • Casey Kasem – Shaggy Rogers
  • Don Messick – Scooby-Doo, Mumbly, the show's Announcer, Boo Boo Bear, Junior Creepley, Mr. Creepley, Dastardly Dalton, Pixie
  • Gary Owens – Blue Falcon
  • Laurel Page – Mrs. Creepley, Taffy Dare
  • Marilyn Schreffler – Brenda Chance, Daisy Mayhem
  • John Stephenson – Doggie Daddy, Dread Baron, Mildew Wolf, The Great Fondoo
  • Vernee Watson – Dee Dee Sykes
  • Frank Welker – Dynomutt, Jabberjaw, Magic Rabbit, Sooey Pig, Tinker, Yakky Doodle

Special guest stars[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 – Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics (1977)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title/LocationGuest star(s)WinnerOriginal air dateProd.
code
11"Switzerland and Japan"Fred Flintstone & Barney Rubble, Mrs. Mumbly (Mumbly's mom)The Scooby Doobies
(105 points)
September 10, 1977 (1977-09-10)SDLA-1
Events: downhill ski race, ice skating, toboggan race, sumo wrestling, one-point tennis match, baseball batting contest
22"Mexico and England"JabberjawThe Scooby Doobies
(70 points)
September 17, 1977 (1977-09-17)SDLA-2
Events: cliff diving, underwater relay, speed boat race, Big Ben tower climb, fox hunt, skateboard polo
33"Florida and China"NoneThe Scooby Doobies
(115 points)
September 24, 1977 (1977-09-24)SDLA-3
Events: swamp buggy race, waterski contest, auto track race, rickshaw race, ping pong, gymnastics
44"The Sahara Desert and Scotland"Loch Ness MonsterThe Yogi Yahooeys
(70 points)
October 1, 1977 (1977-10-01)SDLA-4
Events: dune buggy race, fill-up-the-oasis contest, Loch Ness photograph contest, three-legged kilt race
55"France and Australia"NoneThe Scooby Doobies
(120 points)
October 8, 1977 (1977-10-08)SDLA-5
Events: Tour de France bicycle race, Eiffel Tower climb, boomerang throw, kangaroo race
66"Greece and the Ozarks"NoneThe Scooby Doobies
(105 points)
October 15, 1977 (1977-10-15)SDLA-6
Events: pole vault, disco throw (discus), rail cart race, keelboat race
77"Italy and North Carolina"NoneThe Scooby Doobies
(85 points)
October 22, 1977 (1977-10-22)SDLA-7
Events: motor scooter race, canal boat race, hang gliding contest, skydiving contest, hot air balloon race
88"Egypt and Sherwood Forest"Top CatThe Scooby Doobies
(90 points)
October 29, 1977 (1977-10-29)SDLA-8
Events: Great Pyramid climb, camel race, armor foot race, princess rescue
99"Spain and the Himalayas"Abominable SnowmanThe Scooby Doobies
(90 points)
November 5, 1977 (1977-11-05)SDLA-9
Events: bullfight, gypsy wagon race, abominable snowman hunt, Mount Everest climb
1010"India and Israel"Jabberjaw, Peter Potamus, Fred Flintstone & Barney RubbleThe Yogi Yahooeys
(100 points)
November 12, 1977 (1977-11-12)SDLA-10
Events: tiger hunt, elephant back race, sun sail sledding race, reed boat race
1111"Africa and California"Jabberjaw, Moby-DickThe Yogi Yahooeys
(80 points)
November 19, 1977 (1977-11-19)SDLA-11
Events: jungle boat race, vine-swinging contest, roller-skating race, fishing contest
1212"The Grand Canyon and Ireland"NoneThe Yogi Yahooeys
(135 points)
November 26, 1977 (1977-11-26)SDLA-12
Events: burro race, tightrope race, leprechaun hunt, hole-in-one golf tournament
1313"Hawaii and Norway"NoneThe Scooby Doobies
(90 points)
December 3, 1977 (1977-12-03)SDLA-13
Events: surfing contest, outrigger race, Viking longboat races, long-jump wearing snowshoes
1414"Alaska and Tahiti"Fred Flintstone & Barney RubbleThe Scooby Doobies
(120 points)
December 10, 1977 (1977-12-10)SDLA-14
Events: dog-sled races, igloo-building contest, around-the-reef paddleboat race, sandcastle-building contest
1515"The Old West and Holland"Mr. and Mrs. Mayhem (Daisy Mayhem's parents)The Scooby Doobies
(75 points)
December 17, 1977 (1977-12-17)SDLA-15
Events: wild bronc riding contest, steer roping, windmill-riding contest, dyke-building contest
1616"Quebec, Canada and Baghdad, Iraq"Fred Flintstone & Barney Rubble, Hillbilly Bears, Ranger SmithThe Scooby Doobies
(65 points)
December 24, 1977 (1977-12-24)SDLA-16
Events: lacross batting contest, Canadian tree-cutting contest, flying carpet race, magic rope climb

Season 2 – Scooby's All-Stars (1978)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title/LocationGuest star(s)WinnerOriginal air date
171"Russia and the Caribbean"NoneThe Scooby Doobies
(100 points)
September 9, 1978 (1978-09-09)
Events: Siberian moose marathon, dancing race through Moscow, dolphin race, Bluebeard's treasure hunt
182"New York and Turkey"JabberjawThe Really Rottens
(75 points)
September 16, 1978 (1978-09-16)
Events: hansom carriage race, Statue of Liberty climb, unicycle race, swimming relay
193"South America and Transylvania"Mad Monster, Mummy, Monster from the Brak LagoonThe Yogi Yahooeys
(90 points)
September 23, 1978 (1978-09-23)
Events: bull lasso contest, Amazon raft race, spooky scavenger hunt, log-roll race
204"Monte Carlo and New Zealand"Magilla Gorilla, Fred Flintstone & DinoThe Scooby Doobies
(90 points)
September 30, 1978 (1978-09-30)
Events: soapbox derby, free-flight kite contest, emu race, 3-way tug-of-war
215"Louisiana and Atlantis"JabberjawThe Yogi Yahooeys
(70 points)
October 7, 1978 (1978-10-07)
Events: antique aircraft distance contest, Chinese dragon race, sea horse race, mermaid rescue
226"Morocco and Washington, D.C."Mr. and Mrs. Octopus (Orful Octopus' parents)The Really Rottens
(75 points)
October 14, 1978 (1978-10-14)
Events: roller-scooter race, sand chariot race, rally race, marine corps obstacle course
237"Canada and Warsaw, Poland"Abominable SnowmanThe Yogi Yahooeys
(85 points)
October 21, 1978 (1978-10-21)
Events: get-your-man contest, dog-sled race, freestyle pole-vault contest, pogo-stick race
248"Siam and the Moon"NoneAll three teams tie
(80 points)
October 28, 1978 (1978-10-28)
Events: Siamese sampan race, 3-way soccer match, rocket race, lunar foot race

Home media releases[edit]

VHS[edit]

In 1996, four VHS editions of the show were released in the US on the NTSC format, each containing two episodes for a running time of approximately 50 minutes:

  • Yippee for the Yogi Yahooeys!
  • On Your Marks, Get Set—Go Scoobys!
  • Something Smells Really Rotten
  • Heavens to Hilarity, This is it, Sports Fans!

At the same time a "bumper special" VHS tape was released in UK on the PAL format containing the following episodes[7] (These UK episodes were the US episodes divided in two, with just one location per episode):

  • Grand Canyon
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Swiss Alps
  • Tokyo
  • Acapulco
  • Bagdad
  • Florida
  • China
  • Italy
  • Kitty Hawk

DVD[edit]

Warner Home Video (via Hanna-Barbera Productions and Warner Bros. Family Entertainment) released episodes 1–4 on Region 1 DVD on January 19, 2010, as Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics - Volume 1. Episodes 5–9 were on a second DVD titled Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics - Volume 2, released the same day by Target[8] and by other stores on October 19, 2010.[9] A two-disc DVD set entitled Scooby-Doo! Laff-A-Lympics: Spooky Games was released on July 17, 2012. The set contains an all-new Scooby Doo special, "Spooky Games", plus 12 episodes of Laff-a-Lympics – including episodes 9–16, which complete the first season, plus 4 earlier first-season episodes which appear on Volume 1 and 2. The set also includes an UltraViolet digital copy of the 12 contained episodes.[10] Later in the year Warner Brothers shop renamed this release Laff-a-Lympics: The Complete First Collection.[11]

On July 4, 2016, Volume 1 and Volume 2 were released separately in Region 2,[12][13] as was a 'Gold Edition' with the previously released Spooky Games DVD;[14] this Region 2 version of the Scooby-Doo! Laff-A-Lympics: Spooky Games DVD is only a separate version of the first disc from the R1 set, containing "Spooky Games" and four further episodes; therefore, only twelve episodes are currently available in R2, as of July 2016.

Region 4 received Volume 1 and 2 in July 2010.[15][16]

DVD name Release date Episodes included Notes No. of discs
Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics, Volume 1 January 19, 2010 (US)
  • "The Swiss Alps" and "Tokyo, Japan"
  • "Acapulco" and "England"
  • "The Sahara Desert" and "Scotland"
  • "Florida" and "China"
  • Bonus: "Smart House" from Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!, season 1, episode 5.
1
Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics, Volume 2 January 19, 2010 (US Target stores)
October 19, 2010 (wider retail)
  • "France" and "Australia "
  • "Athens, Greece" and "the Ozarks"
  • "Italy" and "Kitty Hawk, North Carolina"
  • "Egypt" and "Sherwood Forest"
  • Bonus: "Mystery of the Missing Mystery Solvers" from Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!, season 1, episode 8.
Scooby-Doo! Laff-A-Lympics: Spooky Games July 17, 2012
  • "Spain" and "Himalayas"
  • "India" and "Israel"
  • "Africa" and "San Francisco"
  • "Grand Canyon" and "Ireland"
  • "Hawaii" and "Norway"
  • "North Pole" and "Tahiti"
  • "Arizona" and "Holland"
  • "Quebec" and "Baghdad"
  • "Swiss Alps" and "Tokyo, Japan"
  • "Sahara" and "Scotland"
  • "France" and "Australia"
  • "Egypt" and "Sherwood Forest"
  • A bonus never-before-released episode called "Spooky Games" was included as part of the collaboration.
2

Other media[edit]

Comic books[edit]

In March 1978, Marvel Comics produced a comic book series based on the cartoon. Creative staff for the comic book included Mark Evanier, Carl Gafford, Scott Shaw, Jack Manning, Owen Fitzgerald and others. The series lasted 13 issues. A Laff-A-Lympics comic book was also published in Australia in 1978 by Sydney-based K.G. Murray Publishing Company. From 1980 to 1982, various Laff-A-Lympics stories were reprinted in Laff-A-Lympics Annual hardback books in the United Kingdom by Fleetway.

An updated Laff-A-Lympics called the "Superstar Olympics" appeared in Hanna-Barbera Presents #6 in 1996. The Superstar Olympics featured Atom Ant, Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy, Barney Rubble, Betty Rubble, Boo Boo Bear, Chopper, Cindy Bear, Dick Dastardly, Fred Flintstone, Grape Ape, Hokey Wolf, Huckleberry Hound, Jabberjaw, Magilla Gorilla, Muttley, Peter Potamus, Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks, Quick Draw McGraw, Ranger Smith, Secret Squirrel, Snagglepuss, Snooper and Blabber, Squiddly Diddly, Top Cat, Touché Turtle, Wally Gator, Wilma Flintstone, and Yogi Bear.

Games[edit]

A Laff-A-Lympics hand-held pinball game was released in 1978. The game featured Scooby-Doo, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, Blue Falcon, Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Grape Ape, Mumbly, Dread Baron, Mr. Creepley, Dalton Brothers, Snagglepuss, and Mildew Wolf.

In 1979, Hanna-Barbera released a Laff-A-Lympics Old Maid card game that included Scooby-Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Dynomutt, Blue Falcon, Hong Kong Phooey, Yogi Bear, Boo-Boo Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Grape Ape, Quick Draw McGraw, Pixie and Dixie, Yakky Doodle, Mumbly, Dread Baron, Snagglepuss, and Mildew Wolf.

Cultural references[edit]

  • Laff-A-Lympics was parodied in the Robot Chicken episode "Ban on the Fun". In a segment that parodies Laff-A-Lympics in the style of the 1972 Munich massacre, the Yogi Yahooeys are taken hostage and murdered by the Really Rottens. In retaliation, the Scooby Doobies alongside Snooper and Blabber arm themselves and kill the Really Rottens. The sketch itself lampoons the theatrical trailer for Steven Spielberg's 2005 film Munich. The sketch featured Blue Falcon, Boo-Boo Bear, Captain Caveman, Daisy Mayhem, Dinky and Dirty Dalton, Doggie Daddy, Dread Baron, Dynomutt, The Great Fondoo, Hong Kong Phooey, Huckleberry Hound, Mumbly, Quick Draw McGraw (as El Kabong), Snagglepuss, Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Dum, Scrappy-Doo (who was never a member of the Scooby Doobies), Shaggy Rogers, Snooper and Blabber, Wally Gator, and Yogi Bear.[17]
  • The series was also parodied in the Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law episode "Grape Juiced" with Grape Ape voiced by John Michael Higgins and Beegle Beagle voiced by Doug Preis. In that episode, Grape Ape is accused of using steroids at the recent Laff-A-Lympics event. Yakky Doodle, Grape Ape's teammate from the Yogi Yahooeys, also makes a cameo appearance as a witness during Grape Ape's trial. The Magic Rabbit makes a cameo in the episode "SPF" as a victim of CyberSquatting.
  • The Really Rottens (consisting of Mumbly, Daisy Mayhem, Mr. Creepley, Orville Octopus, and the Dalton Brothers) made a cameo appearance in The Cleveland Show episode "Ship'rect". In the episode, Mumbly is the captain of a boat crewed by the Really Rottens in a Floaterboat Race.

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