In the mid 60’s parent groups started protesting about the Saturday cartoon – shows being too violent and the need of a child friendly program was apparent. This is where Scooby Doo stepped in order to rescue the Saturday TV situation. Scooby Doo started off as an animated TV- series as early as year 1969. The original characters were Shaggy, Fred, Velma, Daphne and last but certainly not least, Scooby Doo. They all together form the members of a gang and calls themselves “Mystery Incorporated”. However as the years went past new characters have been added to the series such as Scooby Doo’s cousin Scooby-Dum and his nephew Scrappy-Doo.
The main character, Scooby Doo is an animated talking dog. He is big and brown with some black spots for recognition and he’s always wearing a blue collar with his initials written on it. His vocabulary is not great and he’s got a speech impediment which results in most of his words to start with a R. So Scooby’s classic phrase “Scooby Dooby Doo” sometimes sounds like “Rooby Rooby Roo” therefore he prefers to use charades in most situations to make himself understood. Something that would also be handy to know about our deer dog character is his weakness for “Scooby Snacks” which are dog crackers, this usually puts Scooby in a good mood. Scooby’s best friend is without a doubt Shaggy, his owner, who is portrayed very similar to Scooby Doo in terms of characteristic specialties such as being extremely cowardly in spooky environments and having the same levels of hunger and craving for food as Scooby.
The Scooby stories are always based on events that appear to be super natural and this is where “Mystery Incorporated” steps in. They are experts in mystery cases in all types of situations. When the mystery has been solved, the super natural occurrence almost always turns out to be imposters trying to make the crime scene look like a super natural event.
Together with the growing online games – world Scooby Doo games series were created. These are a great series of game available for anyone to play online. They are usually found as parts in a bigger mystery solving story so it’s important to find the first game in the series in order to understand the full story. Visit a Scooby Doo site to get to know him and Shaggy a bit better and follow them through mystery solving at sea with pirate ships, in the pyramids meeting mummies, or have some fun with Scooby trying to surf the waves and skate the ramp. For the scooby doo box set go here.