Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo

ABC - Premiered 9-22-79

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo


"Puppy Power!"

This newest incarnation of the Scooby gang was apparently an attempt to stop the slide of the show's ratings, although all they really did was to incorporate a new character, Scooby's feisty nephew Scrappy-Doo, into the mix. Scrappy was indeed a scrappy little guy; he never backed away from a fight, and indeed went looking for a tussle rathern than run from danger unlike his bigger, goofier uncle. Like millions of other kids, however, I hated the little bastard and found his antics to be anything but amusing. I also disliked the fact that, with this new, 'hip' character on board, the trio of Freddy, Daphne, and Velma was pushed into the background so much as to be almost supporting characters, or even straight men, by this point; by the next season, they would be gone completely. Still, many viewers of a certain age remember this period of the show fondly.

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo ran for half an hour this season; the next, it comprised half of The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show.

Voice Talents:
Scooby-Doo - Don Messick
Scrappy-Doo - Lennie Weinrib
Fred - Frank Welker
Shaggy - Casey Kasem
Daphne - Heather Storm
Velma - Pat Stevens, Maria Frumkin

Episodes:
The Scarab Lives!
The Night Ghoul of Wonderworld
Strange Encounters of a Scooby Kind
The Neon Phantom Snake
The Scary Sky Skeleton
The Demon of the Dugout
The Hairy Scare of the Devil Bear
Twenty Thousands Screams Under the Sea
I Left My Neck in San Francisco
When You Wish Upon a Star Creature
The Ghoul, the Bat, and the Ugly
Rocky Mountain Yiii!
The Sorcerer's A Menace
Lock the Door, It's A Minotaur
The Ransom of Scooby Chief

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