|Scooby Doo, Where Are You! episode 15 "Spooky Space Kook" (1969)|
On Saturday, September 13, 1969, Scooby Doo Where Are You! debuted on CBS. As a child, I spent countless hours watching this and subsequent Scooby Doo shows, even into the horrible Scrappy Doo era. Although the simplistic plotting and horrible jokes are not to my adult tastes, I still have a warm spot in my heart for the gang of Mystery, Inc.
Wikipedia has a solid synopsis of virtually every Scooby Doo episode:
Each episode featured Scooby and the four teenaged members of the Mystery, Inc. gang: Fred, Shaggy, Daphne, and Velma, arriving to a location in the "Mystery Machine" and encountering a ghost, monster, or other supernatural creature, whom they learned was terrorizing the local populace. After looking for clues and suspects and being chased by the monster, the kids come to realize the ghost is anything but, and - often with the help of a Rube Goldberg-like trap designed by Fred - they capture the villain and unmask him. Revealed as a flesh and blood crook trying to cover up crimes by using the ghost story and costume, the criminal is arrested and taken to jail, often saying something to the effect of "...and I would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for you meddling kids!"
The formula is a classic. ;-)
|"Jeepers, It's the Creeper!" Episode 21, 1970|
Those meddling kids!!!
|"Hassle in the Castle" Episode 3, 1969|
But my favorite was Episode 2: "A Clue for Scooby Doo"
|The Ghost of Captain Cutler|
Alright, lets look at some vids:
Episode 12: "Scooby Doo and a Mummy Too!"
Episode 10: "Bedlam in the Big Top"
And here a fun Scooby Doo/Michael Jackson tribute vid of "Thriller":