Sunday, September 13, 2009

Happy 40th Birthday Scooby

That's 280 in dog years.

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! the first in a series of Scooby-Doo cartoons premiered on CBS.

The original series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, was created for Hanna-Barbera Productions by writers Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, CBS executive Fred Silverman, and character designer Iwao Takamoto. The show centers around four kids, whom were unofficially called "Mystery Inc." whose hobby was mystery solving. The basic premise remained unchanged through the many series of the franchise: criminal activities were covered up as faux supernatural events with red herrings and clues leading up to the eventual undoing. The meddlesome kids were Fred Jones is the stocky, straight-laced member; Daphne Blake, beautiful but danger-prone red-head; Velma Dinkley, the pudgy, bespectacled brains of the outfit; Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, the pencil-thin chow hound and the star of the show, the gangly, bow-legged Great Dane Scooby-Doo.
The original voice cast featured veteran voice actor Don Messick as Scooby-Doo, Top 40 radio DJ Casey Kasem as Shaggy, actor Frank Welker as Fred, actress Nicole Jaffe as Velma, and musician Indira Stefanianna Christopherson as Daphne.

"R-okay Raggy!" - Scooby"

Pizza, my favorite hobby" - Shaggy

"Like, zoinks!" - Shaggy

"Wow, funny faces" - Scooby"

Rats Roovy" - Scoobs

"I'm the cloaked cavalier!" - Shaggy

"yeah, yeah" - Scooby

"I don't like looking for clues anymore" - Velma

"That's all for me fans" - Shaggy

"How do you like that. Old Scooby has got him on the run!" - Fred

"What a ham" - Velma

"Rut-ro Shaggy" - Scooby"

Let's split up" - Fred

"Man, this is like dark in this tunnel" - Shaggy

"The girls and I will go this way, Shaggy, you and Scooby check out the basement." - Fred

"money, money, money" - a witch

"I would have gotten away with it too if it weren't for you meddling kids" - Bad Guys

"There she goes again, Danger prone Daphne" - Velma

"Gulp!" - Shaggy

"I'm hungry" - Scooby and Shaggy

"Jinkies!" - Velma

"Rooby rack?!" - Scooby Doo

"rut ro Shaggy" - Scooby

"Rooby Rooby roo!!!" - Scooby

"I lost my glasses again" - Velma

"Like, it's old pumpkin' puss" - Shaggy

"Ro-boy-o-boy-o-boy" - Scooby

"I've only got one Scooby snack left" - Velma

"Zoinks...we've landed on the tail of a whale" - Shaggy

"If we figure that out, we'll be halfway towards solving this mystery" - Fred

"I'm starved, is there a kitchen somewhere" - Shaggy

"Ree hee hee" - Scooby

"I feel like a side of beef" - Fred

"When it comes to checkin', we're chicken!" - Shaggy

"Shaggy, sometimes I think you'd rather eat pizza pie than solve a mystery." - Daphne

"What would a ghost from outerspace want with yesterday's newspaper?" - Fred

Stay Tuned

Tony Figueroa
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