The Great Dane and his human pals made their TV debuts way back in 1969 and we're still following their adventures today. In fact, a new movie, "Scoob!" debuts in 2020. Celebrate 50-plus years of capers, masks, and extra-large sandwiches by taking our spook-tacular quiz.
Question of 10
Scooby-Doo and company have starred in over a dozen shows to date. What was their original TV series called?
"A Pup Named Scooby-Doo"
"Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!"
Launched in 1969, it was replaced by a new series called "The New Scooby-Doo Movies" in 1973.
"The Scooby-Doo Show"
Fill in the blank: Shaggy's first name is actually __________.
This was finally revealed in the spinoff show "A Pup Named Scooby Doo" (1988-1991). By the way, it turns out Shaggy's last name is Rogers.
Scooby-Doo's unique appearance was designed by artist Iwao Takamoto, who later co-directed which of these classic movies?
"Charlotte's Web" (1973)
Takamoto, a Japanese-American, learned cartooning in an internment camp during World War II. In addition to "Charlotte's Web," he also directed "Jetsons: The Movie."
"The Land Before Time" (1988)
"The Brave Little Toaster" (1987)
Where did the name Scooby-Doo come from?
a Frank Sinatra song
According to the New York Times, it is "widely believed" that Scooby-Doo was named after a line in Frank Sinatra’s song “Strangers in the Night." (Sinatra scat-sings "Dooby-dooby-doo" at the end.)
a Dashiell Hammett novel
a movie starring The Monkees
When crimes are committed in "A Pup Named Scooby-Doo," who does Fred usually blame?
Gus the Janitor
A crimson-haired bully (with an unfortunate name), this kid is almost always Fred Jones's top suspect.
Oodles of cartoon celebrities appeared in "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part." Which member of the Mystery, Inc. squad landed a cameo in that flick?
Jinkies! In this 2019 blockbuster, Velma (voiced here by Trisha Gum) is a resident of Apocalypseburg.
How is Scrappy-Doo related to Scooby?
He's Scooby's nephew.
Created in response to a ratings decline, Scrappy was wildly popular at first, but his antics drew the ire of many fans as time wore on.
He's Scooby's kid brother.
He's Scooby's cousin.
One of the following celebrities did NOT guest star as themselves in a Scooby-Doo mystery. Can you spot the outlier?
Dick van Dyke
The gang helped Weird Al handle a dinosaur problem in a 2019 episode of "Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?" As for van Dyke, he played a pivotal role in "The Haunted Carnival" (1973).
Weird Al Yankovic
Vincent van Ghoul, a recurring player in the "13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo" series, was based on what real-life horror star?
On top of inspiring the character's name and appearance, Price lent van Ghoul his distinctive voice to boot.
Everyone knows that "Jinkies!" is Velma's catchphrase, but what's Daphne's?
"Great Caesar's ghost!"
"Hold the phone!"
The fashion-conscious teen started using this exclamation back in '69.