!Let's Talk! Button

Celebrating Scooby Doo

September 1, 2023

Ruh Roh! Scooby Doo Day is September 13th! The cartoon canine has been charming us since 1968, and has no intention of stopping anytime soon. A local vet turns the spotlight on the furry, four-legged sleuth in this article from Fairfield Animal Hospital, your Cypress, TX pet hospital.

Scooby Doo’s History

Today, Scooby Doo is a household name and a pop culture icon, but the pup wasn’t exactly an overnight success. Actually, Scooby and the gang went through a few false starts before getting their van in gear. The show was originally titled The Mysteries Five, and started out as a horror/mystery series. The original cast? Teens Geoff, Mike, Kelly, Linda, and Linda’s brother W.W. At that point, Scooby—who played bongos and was called Too Much—acted more like a typical dog than the goofy scaredy-pup we’ve all come to know and love. Show execs felt that the original concept was a bit too dark for kids, and lightened it up into a comedy.

Where Did Scooby Doo Get His Name?

We mentioned above that Scooby was originally called Too Much. So how did he become Scooby Doo? Legend has it that the pooch got his name from a doo-be-doo-be-doo bit in Frank Sinatra’s Strangers in The Night. However, the 1953 movie Swingin Together featured a character named Skooby Doo. The Archies’ song Feelin’ So Good (S.K.O.O.B.Y.-D.O.O.) also used the phrase.

What Celebrities Have Been On Scooby Doo?

The list of stars who have made appearances is pretty impressive: it includes Dick Van Dyke, Phyllis Diller, Sonny and Cher, Don Knotts, Mama Cass Elliot, and the Harlem Globetrotters!

What Kind Of Dog Is Scooby Doo?

The cartoon canine is actually a Great Dane … with a twist. Iwao Takamoto, the show creator, consulted a professional Great Dane breeder before drawing the pooch. Once armed with a list of breed standards and desired traits, he deliberately gave the pooch the opposite traits. Even Scooby’s coloring is wrong!

Scooby Doo Shows

Scooby and the gang have followed clues from various networks and show formats. They started out on CBS. Scooby-Doo, Where are you! debuted September 13, 1969. It moved to ABC in 1976,  as The Scooby-Doo Show and Scooby’s All-Star Laff-A-Lympics. Various versions have also appeared on CW, WB, Cartoon Network, and, most recently, HBO.

Do you have a Great Dane with a penchant for unmasking villains? Contact us here at Fairfield Animal Hospital, your Cypress, TX pet hospital, anytime!

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Did you know that December is Safe Toys And Gifts Month? If you’re planning to
Cute ginger cat

Cute Facts About Cats

December is Cat Lovers Month! Kitties brighten our days and lives with their silly quirks
Two husky dogs with party hats and a dog cake

Spotlight On Wolfenoot!

Did you know that November 23rd is Wolfenoot? Wolfenoot is a fairly new doggy holiday,
Brownish German Shepherd snuggly on a brown floor

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. This awareness event was started by Nationwide and
Brown cat under a cat tower

Choosing Cat Furniture

Does your feline friend have some things of her own? Fluffy isn’t shy about using
Bulldog on a white dog bed with gray couch at the back

Animal Safety And Protection Month: Ways To Keep Your Pet Safe

Did you know that October is Animal Safety And Protection Month? There’s almost no end
BRown German shepherd with a cobra on his side

Protecting Your Dog From Snakebites

Snakebite Awareness Day is September 19th. This is a pretty relevant topic: there are over
Ginger cat having a check-up

Signs Of Pain In Animals

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month. This is a very important topic! Pets can’t tell
Young boy fixing a dog house with a brown furry dog

Teaching Your Child How To Interact With Pets

Pets and children can be a very perfect—not to mention adorable—pairing. They actually have a
1 2 3 4 5 23