14 Fun Facts About Scooby-Doo

  1. 12 versions of the show have been done.
  2. The show was originally pitched as a rock band with a dog who plays the bongos.
  3. Shaggy-Doo and Scooby-Doo are the only character to appear in every show
  4. The original title was 'The Mysteries Five'
  5. It was later called ‘W-Who’s Scared’ but CBS thought that it was too frightening for children and later decided to star the dog and rename it to make it less scary.
  6. Scooby Doo is the fifth Greatest TV Cartoon of all time.TV Guide gave this honor in 2013.
  7. Scooby Doo has only had two nominations. Despite its massive success, it has only been nominated for two major awards. One for a Daytime Emmy in 1990 for ‘A Pup Named Scooby-Doo’ and another in 2003 for the voice of Velma, Mindy Cohn, for outstanding performance in An Animated Program.
  8. The theme song for the first and second episode of “Scooby-Doo Where Are You?” when it premiered was an eerie tune but the producers changed it to be more child friendly
  9. Characters from Scooby-Doo are found in amusement parks all over the world.
  10. The Scooby-Doo universe is still expanding to this day
  11. The Mystery Machine is a 1968 Chevrolet Sportvan that was customized for the gang.
  12. Scooby-Doo Was The First Saturday Morning Cartoon With A Laugh Track
  13. The (Human) Characters On 'Scooby-Doo' Are Based On Ones From A 1950s Sitcom (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis)