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Laff-A-Lympics title screen.
Also known as Scooby's All-Star Laff-A Lympics
Scooby's All-Stars
Genre Comedy
Created by Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
Written by Neal Barbera
Haskell Barkin
Directed by Charles August Nichols
Ray Patterson (1978)
Carl Urbano (1978)
Voices of Julie Bennett
Joe Besser
Mel Blanc
Daws Butler
Casey Kasem
Don Messick
John Stephenson
Laurel Page
Marilyn Schreffler
Vernee Watson
Gary Owens
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Opening theme "Laff-A-Lympics" (Main Title) by Hoyt Curtin
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 24
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
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 time 30 mins.
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Taft Broadcasting
Worldvision Enterprises (1977–91)
Original network ABC
Original release September 10, 1977 (1977-09-10) – July 31, 1979 (1979-07-31)

Laff-A-Lympics is the co-headlining segment, with Scooby-Doo, of the package Saturday morning cartoon series Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions beginning in 1977. The show was a spoof of the Olympics and the ABC television 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.


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 takes place in a different location around the world.

The Laff-A-Lympics cast.

Each episode is presented in a format similar to an Olympic television broadcast, with announcing/voice-over duties handled by an unnamed/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 also 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 ending up in last place in most episodes. Typically the Really Rottens are just on the verge of winning, before they make a fatal error at the very end, allowing one of the other two teams to end up at the top.[1] It was a double standard as the other two teams cheated too but unlike the Rottens, never got penalized. Kids saw it far more unfair than the Rottens’ tricks. When the fifth issue of the spin-off comic version came out, Hanna-Barbera realised that kids didn’t hate the Rottens and enjoy their fails. They wanted them to win.[2]. Occasionally, though, the Rottens' cheating was not actually against the rules, resulting in them actually winning.

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 off the two-hour program and later was spun off onto 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 (sans the "Captain Caveman," "Scooby-Doo" and "Dynomutt" cartoons) simply titled Laff-A-Lympics and was later rerun on ABC in 1986. It has also been frequently rerun in later years on USA Cartoon Express, Cartoon Network and Boomerang, often during the time periods when the Summer and Winter Olympics are being held until 2014.


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 the Josie and the Pussycats series as members of the "Scooby Doobies" team, but legal problems with Columbia Pictures Television, Screen Gems' successor, prevented it. 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". Likewise, Archie Comics held rights to the Josie characters. In the actual series, Jeannie was replaced by Hong Kong Phooey and the Josie characters were replaced by Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels.

Among the members of the Scooby Doobies are:

Name Note
, Scooby-DooScooby-Doo Team captain;
Character from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!/The Scooby-Doo Show
Rogers, ShaggyShaggy Rogers Character from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!/The Scooby-Doo Show
, Scooby-DumScooby-Dum Character from The Scooby-Doo Show
, DynomuttDynomutt Character from Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
, Blue FalconBlue Falcon Character from Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
, Captain CavemanCaptain Caveman Character from Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
Chance, BrendaBrenda Chance Character from Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
Dare, TaffyTaffy Dare Character from Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
Sykes, Dee DeeDee Dee Sykes Character from Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
, Speed BuggySpeed Buggy Character from Speed Buggy
, TinkerTinker Character from Speed Buggy
, BabuBabu Character from Jeannie
Phooey, Hong KongHong 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
Bear, YogiYogi Bear Team captain;
Character from The Huckleberry Hound Show/The Yogi Bear Show
Bear, Boo-BooBoo-Boo Bear Character from The Huckleberry Hound Show/The Yogi Bear Show
Bear, CindyCindy Bear Character from The Yogi Bear Show
Hound, HuckleberryHuckleberry Hound Character from The Huckleberry Hound Show
, PixiePixie Character from The Huckleberry Hound Show
, DixieDixie Character from The Huckleberry Hound Show
Jinks, Mr.Mr. Jinks Character from The Huckleberry Hound Show
Wolf, HokeyHokey Wolf Character from The Huckleberry Hound Show
Doodle, YakkyYakky Doodle Character from The Huckleberry Hound Show/The Yogi Bear Show
McGraw, Quick DrawQuick Draw McGraw Character from The Quick Draw McGraw Show
, SnooperSnooper Character from The Quick Draw McGraw Show
, BlabberBlabber Character from The Quick Draw McGraw Show
Doggie, AugieAugie Doggie Character from The Quick Draw McGraw Show
Daddy, DoggieDoggie Daddy Character from The Quick Draw McGraw Show
Gator, WallyWally Gator Character from The Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Series
Ape, GrapeGrape 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 on the show due to those characters being co-owned by Heatter-Quigley Productions.[3] In their place, Hanna-Barbera used the existing character Mumbly and created the new character Dread Baron. Prior to Laff-A-Lympics, Mumbly was a heroic detective rather than a villain on his original show. 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 was 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
, MumblyMumbly Team captain;
Character from The Mumbly Cartoon Show;
Bears a strong resemblance to Wacky Races character Muttley
Baron, DreadDread Baron Original character;
Bears a strong resemblance to Dick Dastardly[4] (who is revealed to be his twin brother in the Laff-A-Lympics #13 comic book)[5][6] 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
Creepley, Mr.Mr. Creepley Original character;
Patriarch of villainous monster family based on The Gruesomes and Mr. & Mrs. J. Evil Scientist[7] His voice resembles that of Peter Lorre.
Creepley, Mrs.Mrs. Creepley Original character;
Matriarch of villainous monster family based on The Gruesomes and Mr. & Mrs. J. Evil Scientist[7]
Creepley, JuniorJunior Creepley Original character;
Child of villainous monster family based on The Gruesomes and Mr. & Mrs. J. Evil Scientist[7]
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]


  • 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, Super Snooper, Wally Gator
  • Scatman Crothers – Hong Kong Phooey
  • Bob Holt – Dinky Dalton, Grape Ape, Orful Octopus
  • Casey Kasem – Shaggy Rogers, Mr. Creeply
  • Don Messick – Scooby-Doo, Mumbly, The show's Announcer, Boo Boo Bear, Creeply Jr., Dastardly Dalton, Pixie
  • Gary Owens – Blue Falcon
  • Laurel Page – Mrs. Creeply, 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]


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

No. in
Title/Location Guest star(s) Winner Original air date Prod.
1 1 "The Swiss Alps 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
2 2 "Acapulco and England" Jabberjaw The 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
3 3 "Florida and China" None The 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
4 4 "The Sahara Desert and Scotland" Loch Ness Monster The 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
5 5 "France and Australia" None The 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
6 6 "Greece and the Ozarks" None The Scooby Doobies
(105 points)
October 15, 1977 (1977-10-15) SDLA-6
Events: Pole Vault, Disco Throw (Discus), Rail Cart Race, Keelboat Race
7 7 "Italy and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina" None The 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
8 8 "Egypt and Sherwood Forest" Top Cat The Scooby Doobies
(90 points)
October 29, 1977 (1977-10-29) SDLA-8
Events: Great Pyramid Climb, Camel Race, Armor Foot Race, Princess Rescue
9 9 "Spain and the Himalayas" Abominable Snowman The Scooby Doobies
(90 points)
November 5, 1977 (1977-11-05) SDLA-9
Events: Bullfight, Gypsy Wagon Race, Hang the Bell on the Abominable Snowman Contest, Mount Everest Climb
10 10 "India and Israel" Jabberjaw, Peter Potamus, Fred Flintstone & Barney Rubble The 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
11 11 "Africa and San Francisco" Jabberjaw, Moby-Dick The Yogi Yahooeys
(80 points)
November 19, 1977 (1977-11-19) SDLA-11
Events: Jungle Boat Race, Vine Swinging Contest, Rollerskating Race, Fishing Contest
12 12 "The Grand Canyon and Ireland" None The Yogi Yahooeys
(135 points)
November 26, 1977 (1977-11-26) SDLA-12
Events: Burro Race, Tightrope Race, Leprechaun Hunt, Hole-in-one Golf Tournament
13 13 "Hawaii and Norway" None The Scooby Doobies
(90 points)
December 3, 1977 (1977-12-03) SDLA-13
Events: Surfing, Outrigger Race, Viking Longboat Races, Long Jump Wearing Snowshoes
14 14 "North Pole and Tahiti" Fred Flintstone & Barney Rubble The 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
15 15 "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
16 16 "Quebec, Canada and Baghdad, Iraq" Fred Flintstone & Barney Rubble, Hillbilly Bears, Ranger Smith The Scooby Doobies
(65 points)
December 24, 1977 (1977-12-24) SDLA-16
Events: Lacrosse Batting Contest, Canadian Tree Cutting Contest, Flying Carpet Race, Magic Rope Climbing Contest

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

No. in
Title/Location Guest star(s) Winner Original air date
17 1 "Russia and the Caribbean" None The Scooby Doobies
(100 points)
September 9, 1978 (1978-09-09)
Events: Siberian Moose Marathon, Dancing Race Through Moscow, Dolphin Race, Bluebeard's Treasure Hunt
18 2 "New York and Turkey" Jabberjaw The Really Rottens
(75 points)
September 16, 1978 (1978-09-16)
Events: Hansom Carriage Race, Statue of Liberty Climb, Unicycle Race, Swimming Relay
19 3 "South America and Transylvania" Mad Monster, Mummy, Monster from the Brak Lagoon The Yogi Yahooeys
(90 points)
September 23, 1978 (1978-09-23)
Events: Bull Lasso Contest, Amazon Raft Race, Spooky Scavenger Hunt, Log Roll Race
20 4 "French Riviera and New Zealand" Magilla Gorilla, Fred Flintstone & Dino The Scooby Doobies
(90 points)
September 30, 1978 (1978-09-30)
Events: Soapbox Derby, Free Flight Kite Contest, Emu Race, 3-Way Tug-of-War
21 5 "New Orleans and Atlantis" Jabberjaw The Yogi Yahooeys
(70 points)
October 7, 1978 (1978-10-07)
Events: Antique Aircraft Distance Contest, Chinese Dragon Race, Sea Horse Race, Mermaid Rescue
22 6 "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
23 7 "Canada and Warsaw, Poland" Abominable Snowman The 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
24 8 "Siam and the Moon" None All three teams tie
(80 points)
October 28, 1978 (1978-10-28)
Events: Siamese Sampan Race, 3-Way Soccer Match, Rocket Race, Moon Foot Race

Home media releases[edit]


In 1996, four VHS editions of the show were released in the USA 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 in the UK a "bumper special" VHS tape was released in UK on the PAL format containing the following episodes[8] (The UK episodes of this series were the US episodes divided in two with just 1 location per episode):

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


The first four episodes were released on Region 1 DVD on January 19, 2010, as Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics, Volume 1. Target released an exclusive second volume with the next four episodes on the same day titled Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics, Volume 2.[9] The volume was released to other stores on October 19, 2010.[10] A new DVD 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 on a two-disc set, to complete the first season following up from the first two volumes. This new set includes an UltraViolet digital copy of all 12 contained episodes.[11] Later in the year Warner Brothers shop renamed this release "Laff-a-Lympics: The Complete First Collection".[12]

On July 4th, Volume 1 and Volume 2 were released separately in Region 2,[13][14]as well as in a "Gold Edition" with the previously released Spooky Games DVD;[15] 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.[16][17]

DVD name Release date Episodes included Notes Number 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 Episode: Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! Season 1, Episode 5 – Smart House
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 episode: Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! Season 1, Episode 8 – Mystery of the Missing Mystery Solvers
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
  • The Old West and Holland
  • A bonus never-before-released episode called "Spooky Games" was released as part of the collaboration.

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 1980–1982, 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 the Hanna-Barbera Presents #6 comic book 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.


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.[18]
  • 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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