Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979 TV series)

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Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo
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Created byJoe Ruby
Ken Spears
Based onScooby-Doo, Where Are You, by Hanna-Barbera
Developed byMark Evanier
Directed byRay Patterson
Oscar Dufau
Carl Urbano
George Gordan
Voices ofDon Messick
Lennie Weinrib
Casey Kasem
Frank Welker
Heather North Kenney
Pat Stevens
Marla Frumkin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes16
Executive producer(s)William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s)Don Jurwich
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Hanna-Barbera Productions
DistributorWorldvision Enterprises
Original networkABC
Picture format4:3
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 22, 1979 (1979-09-22) –
January 5, 1980 (1980-01-05)
Preceded byThe Scooby-Doo Show (1976–1978)
Followed byScooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1980–1982)

The original thirty-minute version of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo constitutes the fourth incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo. It premiered on September 22, 1979, and ran for one season on ABC as a half-hour program. A total of sixteen episodes were produced. It was the last Hanna-Barbera cartoon series (excluding prime-time specials) to use the studio's laugh track.


By 1979, the staff at Hanna-Barbera realized that the Scooby-Doo formula was getting worn out, which gave them reason to parody it in a 1979 primetime special, Scooby Goes Hollywood. In addition, ABC began threatening cancellation for the show, whose ratings were in decline.[1] ABC was going to choose between two shows-Scooby-Doo or an unnamed pilot from Ruby Spears Enterprises.[2] Therefore, for its 1979–1980 season, Scooby-Doo was given a major overhaul, adding the character of Scooby's nephew Scrappy-Doo, voiced by Lennie Weinrib, and changing the name of the show to Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo.

Although still present in these episodes, the characters of Fred, Daphne, and Velma became less essential to the plot and Shaggy, Scooby and Scrappy were the main focus. Marla Frumkin took over Pat Stevens' role as Velma Dinkley towards the end of the season, beginning with episode 12, "The Ghoul, the Bat, and the Ugly". Velma does not speak in episode 16, "The Ransom of Scooby Chief" as she, Fred, and Daphne were not seen much in that episode. Like many animated series created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, the show contained a laugh track created by the studio.

Voice cast[edit]


Episode title Villain Identity Original air date
1"The Scarab Lives!"The Blue ScarabHoward GrugerSeptember 22, 1979 (1979-09-22)
The gang has to help a cartoonist after his superhero creation "The Blue Scarab" comes to life.
2"The Night Ghoul of Wonderworld"The Night Ghoul of LondonMr. MarinoSeptember 29, 1979 (1979-09-29)
The gang is trapped inside a theme park created to be like 19th-century Britain. The plot and title are similar to that of Westworld.
3"Strange Encounters of a Scooby Kind"The AlienTessieOctober 6, 1979 (1979-10-06)
Scooby, Scrappy and Shaggy are kidnapped by an alien, and it is up to Fred, Velma and Daphne to save them. The title is a spoof of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
4"The Neon Phantom of the Roller Disco!"The Neon PhantomBill WalkerOctober 13, 1979 (1979-10-13)
When the Neon Phantom appears at the Hollywood Bowl and cuts out the electricity, the gang chases him to find out what he is up to.
5"Shiver and Shake, That Demon's a Snake"The Snake DemonFirst Mate DefargeOctober 20, 1979 (1979-10-20)
The gang, on vacation in the Florida Keys, encounters the Snake Demon. By mistake, Daphne buys an idol cursed by the Snake Demon, so the demon comes after her.
6"The Scary Sky Skeleton"The Sky SkeletonEddie DrakeOctober 27, 1979 (1979-10-27)
When a living skeleton appears and threatens to ruin Daphne's friend Wendy's air show, the gang must solve the mystery and help Wendy.
7"The Demon of the Dugout"The Dragon BeastMr. HusaiNovember 3, 1979 (1979-11-03)
The gang is in Japan for a baseball game involving the American Team vs. the Japanese Team for the Baseball Diamond. During the game, a demon appears and the gang must solve the mystery.
8"The Hairy Scare of the Devil Bear"The Devil BearChuck HuntNovember 10, 1979 (1979-11-10)
The gang investigates a myth of a "devil bear" haunting Indian caves within the Grand Canyon.
9"Twenty Thousand Screams Under the Sea"The Sea Beast of the AztecsTiger MorrisNovember 17, 1979 (1979-11-17)
The gang try to solve the mystery of a Sea Beast that is haunting Acapulco. The title is a take-off of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
10"I Left My Neck in San Francisco"The Lady Vampire of the BayLefty Callahan (Mrs. Corneil)November 24, 1979 (1979-11-24)
The gang goes to San Francisco, where they encounter "The Lady Vampire of the Bay" on Alcatraz Island. The vampire strongly resembles Daphne, who sits out most of the investigation with a cold, but she is nowhere to be found when the vampire turns up, leading Scooby, Scrappy and Shaggy to think that she is a vampire.
11"When You Wish Upon a Star Creature"The Star CreatureMr. GreenfieldDecember 1, 1979 (1979-12-01)
When Professor Spaulding, of Green Hills observatory, discovers a new star, it does not take long before the Star Creature comes to frighten everyone off.
12"The Ghoul, the Bat and the Ugly"The Shadow CreatureBrandon DaviesDecember 8, 1979 (1979-12-08)
The gang attend the Batty Awards Show, but it is interrupted by a Shadow Creature.
13"Rocky Mountain Yiiiii!"The Ghost of Jeremiah PrattWill Henry PrattDecember 15, 1979 (1979-12-15)
The gang goes to Denver, Colorado for a skiing vacation where they meet the ghost of Jeremiah Pratt, who wants to find his caravan and his pot of gold.
14"The Sorcerer's a Menace"The Ghost of the Great HaldaneMorgan the MagicianDecember 22, 1979 (1979-12-22)
While attending a magic show at a fancy hotel on Atlantic City's boardwalk, the ghost of the magician's former teacher appears. He makes a very valuable black pearl disappear and the gang has to find out why.
15"Lock the Door, It's a Minotaur!"The MinotaurNick PapasDecember 29, 1979 (1979-12-29)
While in Greece, the gang discovers that the Minotaur is scaring everyone off and they go out to find him.
16"The Ransom of Scooby Chief"Carl and TonyN/AJanuary 5, 1980 (1980-01-05)
The gang arrives at New York City and drops off Scooby, Scrappy and Shaggy to look around Scrappy's old neighborhood. After Scooby and Shaggy are kidnapped for ransom, it is up to Scrappy and his puppy friends to save them. The title is a take-off of "The Ransom of Red Chief."

Home media[edit]

A complete series set was released on April 28, 2015.[3]

DVD Name Release Date Episode(s) Included
Scooby Doo and Scrappy-Doo: The Complete Season 1 April 28, 2015[3] All episodes
Scooby Doo! 13 Spooky Tales Around the World May 15, 2012[4]
  1. "Shiver and Shake, That Demon's a Snake"
  2. "Lock the Door, It's a Minotaur!"
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Holiday Chills and Thrills October 16, 2012[5] "Rocky Mountain Yiiiiii!"
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Ruh-Roh Robot! September 24, 2013[6] "The Scary Sky Skeleton"
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Field Of Screams May 13, 2014 "The Demon of the Dugout"
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Surf's Up Scooby-Doo May 5, 2015 "Twenty Thousand Screams Under The Sea"


  1. ^ "The network kept threatening to cancel it every year or two, so every season they had to add a new element to the show to keep it fresh." – Mark Evanier, one the writers for the series. Retrieved from The Scooby Story on October 6, 2006.
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b "Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo - Press Release for 'The Complete Season 1' of the 1979 Show". Archived from the original on 2015-02-05. Retrieved 2015-02-04.
  4. ^ "Scooby's All-Stars - '13 Spooky Tales Around The World' Draws From 6 Scooby Shows". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  5. ^ Lambert, David (June 21, 2012). "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! - '13 Spooky Tales: Holiday Chills and Thrills' 2-DVD Set". Archived from the original on August 1, 2013. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
  6. ^ Lambert, David (June 13, 2013). "The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries - '13 Spooky Tales: Ruh-Roh Robot!' DVDs with More Classic Episodes". Archived from the original on October 27, 2014. Retrieved June 22, 2013.

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