“Scooby Doo, Where Are You!” (1969-1970) Television Review (Video) “Scooby Doo, Where Are You!” (1969-1970) Television Review (Video)
In this first part of our series of videos covering the entire Scooby-Doo franchise, we take a look at the origins and background of... “Scooby Doo, Where Are You!” (1969-1970) Television Review (Video)

A cultural phenomenon, a cross-generational piece of animation, and a deft blend of comedy/mystery for all ages. The tales of the four friends and their loyal companion Scooby Doo are countless. The great dane is an icon in the world of hand-drawn cartoons, serving as the longest running of its kind. In this first video down below, I take you through the origins of the characters, the universe, and the first incarnation known as “Scooby Doo, Where Are You!”, which ran from 1969-1970. Over the next weeks, I’ll be going covering all phases of this popular franchise.


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Mathias Folsted Film/Music/TV critic, columnist, and news-writer

An aspiring filmmaker, film critic and YouTuber. Previous experience include extensive work for the largest danish film site, www.filmz.dk, where I served as junior editor, film critic, columnist, and news writer. Also a graduate from the European Film College, I've been a lover of motion pictures for as long as I can remember. My criticism is always honest, but above all emotional.

  • Very cool

  • Mathias

    Thanks! Took me quite some time to put together. I can’t even monetize the video for money, because of the visual material I use, so this is all for you guys!

  • I’ll watch this tomorrow. Haved watched Scooby Doo in a long frickin’ time.

  • The Doctor (4th -regenerating)

    The rock band idea may have been abandoned in this show, but it did come into play in ‘Josie and the Pussycats’ – the first show that was modeled on ‘Scooby-Doo Where are You!’

    On another track – an easy trick for telling which season the episode is from is simply note it’s opening. The second season changed it to include elements from the new season while removing some stuff from the previous season. If you didn’t catch the titles the second season had “chase music” during the chase scenes.

    One more thing – when ABC took over the franchise they revived SD: Where Are You! in 1978 and made a 3rd season but it’s greatly inferior to it’s predecessor.

  • Abe

    This is a great idea Mathias!

  • Very good work!

  • Stalkeye

    What, a YT Review? I recall doing one about the Supergirl Pilot review. (;’

  • Abe

    Breaking down Scooby Doo.

  • Tim R.R. Something

    Only seeing an exclamation point. Something gone awry?

  • Stalkeye
  • Stalkeye
  • Stalkeye

    IMO, the series felt too redundant the Gang tries to solve a “The Monster of the Week” only to get chased and for some reason, the antagonist falls and is unmasked as some disgruntled employee or something.

    “Mr. Magruder”! “And I would have gotten away with it if it wasn’t for you Kids”!!

    Wash, rinse and repeat. That’s how i remember the series for anyways.

  • Stalkeye
  • Tarmac492.1

    You meddling kids!!!!

  • Jack Randomm

    Great vid! I actually learned something about my least favorite childhood cartoon!

  • Stalkeye

    Sir, you win the thread.

  • Jack Randomm

    The best thing to come out of Scooby Doo aside from Velma cosplays is this hard ass bassline!

  • Jack Randomm

    I discovered this pattern at about 4 years old.

  • Stalkeye

    LOL IKR?

    I give more props to Josie & the Pussycats even though they borrowed the same formula. However, they had Hotter chicks (Yes, even Alexandra was doable.) and the Valerie was a genius!
    Too bad they fucked up the series when they went into “Sppppaaaaaccccce”!

  • The first “Scooby Doo” movie was disturbingly sexy.