The Scooby-Doo Show
Title card
Created by
Developed byRay Parker
Directed by
Voices of
Narrated byRon Feinberg (The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour)
ComposerHoyt Curtin
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes40 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
Running time22–24 minutes
Production companyHanna-Barbera Productions
Original networkABC
Picture format
Audio formatMono
Original releaseSeptember 11, 1976 (1976-09-11) –
December 23, 1978 (1978-12-23)

The Scooby-Doo Show is an American animated mystery comedy series. The title of the series is an umbrella term for episodes of the third incarnation of Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo franchise. A total of 40 episodes ran for three seasons, from 1976 to 1978, on ABC, marking the first Scooby series to appear on the network. Sixteen episodes were produced as segments of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour in 1976, eight episodes were produced as segments of Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics in 1977 and sixteen episodes were produced in 1978, with nine of them running by themselves under the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! name and the final seven as segments of Scooby's All-Stars.

Despite the yearly changes in the way they were broadcast, the 1976–1978 stretch of Scooby-Doo episodes represents, at three seasons, the longest-running format of the original show before the addition of Scrappy-Doo. The episodes from all three seasons have been rerun under the title The Scooby-Doo Show since 1980; these Scooby episodes did not originally air under this title. The credits on these syndicated versions all feature a 1976 copyright date, even though season 2 and 3 were originally produced in 1977 and 1978. Outside the United States, reruns aired on CBBC in the United Kingdom until 2015. Like many animated series created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, the show contained a laugh track created by the studio.


When television executive Fred Silverman moved from CBS to ABC in 1975, the Scooby-Doo gang followed him, making their ABC debut in 1976 as part of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour. This hour-long package show featured 16 new half-hour adventures in the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! format, with Scooby's country cousin, the Mortimer Snerd-inspired Scooby-Dum, joining the gang as a semi-regular character. In addition, Pat Stevens replaced Nicole Jaffe as the voice of Velma. The other half of the hour was filled by Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, a new Hanna-Barbera cartoon about a superhero named the Blue Falcon and his goofy mechanical canine sidekick Dynomutt, Dog Wonder. The Mystery, Inc. gang made guest appearances in three of the Dynomutt, Dog Wonder segments. The show was renamed to The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Show when ABC added a rerun of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! to the show in November 1976.

In 1977, ABC had a programming block called Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics. The Scooby-Doo segment of this two-hour block included eight new episodes of Scooby-Doo (two of which featured Scooby-Dum and one of which, "The Chiller Diller Movie Thriller", guest-starred Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Dum's distant female cousin, Scooby-Dee), plus reruns from the 1976–1977 season. The name of the block was changed to Scooby's All-Stars for the 1977–1978 season, when the program was shortened to an hour and a half, after the cancellation of Dynomutt. 16 half-hours of Scooby-Doo (featuring just the original five characters) were produced this season, and began airing earlier in the morning before the Scooby's All-Stars block as a third season of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! in September. Scooby's All-Stars instead aired reruns of the 1976 and 1977 episodes for the first nine weeks of the 1978–1979 season. By November, the early-morning airing of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! had been cancelled, and the new 1978 episodes began airing during the Scooby-Doo segment of Scooby's All-Stars.

Scooby-Doo creators Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, started working at ABC for Fred Silverman as production supervisors for the Saturday morning lineup, they were both involved in the development and production of the 1976–1977 and the 1977–1978 episodes (in 1977, they formed their own animation studio, Ruby-Spears Productions, as a competitor to Hanna-Barbera).[1]


Main article: List of Scooby-Doo characters

Home media

The first season was released on DVD by Warner Home Video (via Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros. Family Entertainment) with the Dynomutt episodes they originally aired with as The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour: The Complete Series on March 7, 2006. The second season has not been released in a set, but some episodes have appeared on DVD. This leaves only four of the eight episodes in season two that ran as part of Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics as the only episodes that have not yet been released on DVD from this 40-episode incarnation. The third season was released on DVD as Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! - The Complete Third Season from Warner Home Video, H-B Cartoons and WBFE on April 10, 2007,[2] although only nine of those originally aired under the title Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! in their initial run, and none of the third season was presented under the Where are You! title for 28 years following their broadcast debuts (the cartoons on the DVD set still feature the syndicated Scooby-Doo Show opening and closing credits).[3] All 40 Scooby-Doo Show episodes are available for purchase and download from the iTunes Store and Amazon, as either individual episodes or a season set. The first two seasons are grouped under The Scooby-Doo Show, while the third season is listed under Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

DVD name Ep No. Release date Additional information
The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour – The Complete Series 16 March 7, 2006
  • 2 featurettes
  • Image gallery
Scooby-Doo's Spookiest Tales 1 August 21, 2001
  • "Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats"
  • Rough cut
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Run for Your Rife
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Surf's Up' Scooby-Doo[4]
1 September 10, 2013 (Run for Your 'Rife)
May 5, 2015 (Surf's Up)
  • "Hang in There, Scooby-Doo!"
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Around the World 1 May 15, 2012
  • "The Ozark Witch Switch"
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! The Complete Third Season 16 April 10, 2007
  • 1 featurette
Best of Warner Bros. 50 Cartoon Collection: Scooby-Doo! (Region 1, U.S. version only) 2 August 13, 2019
  • "The Chiller Diller Movie Thriller"
  • "Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats" (remastered)

See also


  1. ^ Shostak, Stu (05-02-2012). "Interview with Joe Ruby and Ken Spears". Stu's Show. Retrieved 03-18-2013.
  2. ^ "Scooby All-Stars DVD news: Warner releases 'All-Star' series as continuation of Where Are You?". Archived from the original on 2007-02-08. Retrieved 2010-08-26.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-07. Retrieved 2013-06-22.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-10-19. Retrieved 2017-10-19.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)