11 COOL FACTS TO KNOW ABOUT ‘SCOOBY-DOO’

‘Cool’ because you know… Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
(Somebody please just take this laptop away from me before I write down something even more offensive to the human eye and publish it on the internet)

  1. It took a few attempts before Scooby-Doo was accepted by CBS. In the original pitch of the series, the gang were called the ‘Mysteries Five’ and the storyline followed a rock band who solved supernatural crimes in between their gigs

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  2. Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! was then originally named W-Who’s Scared? But CBS thought that the idea and artwork was too scary for children so the pitch had to be changed again

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  3. Frank Welker has voiced Fred Jones in every Scooby-Doo series and animated movie (expect for A Pup Named Scooby Doo) and since 2002 he has provided us with Scooby’s voice

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  4. While fans of the series has speculated as to why Fred and Daphne would always split off together and usually end up with the less-exciting job out of the split groups, it turns out that the writers have just done this just so that they can focus upon writing Velma, Shaggy and Scooby (who they consider to the the more interesting characters in the gang)

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  5. Scooby-Doo is a part of a triplet with Skippy-Doo and Dooby-Doo

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  6. Velma’s iconic line of, “My glasses… I can’t see without them!” actually came about when Velma’s original voice actress, Nicole Jaffe, was at the first table read. She dropped her glasses, said the line and the writers decided to end up putting it in the series

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  7. The ‘doo’ in ‘Scooby-Doo’ wasn’t going to be a part of Scooby’s name originally. It wasn’t until one of the producers was listening to a Frank Sinatra song and the line, “dooby dooby doo” was sung that it was put into Scooby’s name

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  8. Casey Kasem (the voice of Shaggy from the original series right up until the first cases of Mystery Incorporated) was a vegan and had expressed a desire to make his Shaggy not eat meat either. It was when Kasem was asked by a producer to voice Shaggy in a Burger King commercial that he refused and quit Scooby-Doo. Kasem then returned to Scooby-Doo in 2002 after the producers agreed to allow Shaggy to become a vegetarian

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  9. After Kasem retired from playing Shaggy in 2009, the role of Shaggy was then handed over to Matthew Lillard – who actually played Shaggy in the live action movies from 2002 and 2004

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  10. It’s been determined that Scooby has a speech disorder called rhotacism – which is characterised by excessive use of the letter ‘r’

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  11. The Hex Girls made their first appearance the movie Scooby Doo And The Witch’s Ghost, and were so popular that they then made more appearances in other movies and series, including Scooby Doo And The Legend Of The Vampire, What’s New Scooby Doo?, and Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated. Scrappy-Doo though was so negatively received that he had to actually be cut out of the gang

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8 thoughts on “11 COOL FACTS TO KNOW ABOUT ‘SCOOBY-DOO’

  1. Krystallina says:

    Frank Welker is enormously talented, and Matthew Lillard did a good job in the live actions, but I really thought Scott Innes should have played Scooby and/or Shaggy in more roles.

    I had no idea Velma’s VA started the “my glasses” thing though. Neat!

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