Tuesday, September 13, 2016

‘Scooby-Doo Where are You?” Premieres

"Scooby-Doo Where are You!" premiered on Saturday, September 13, 1969.
September 13, 1969
Scooby-Doo is just as popular today as he was when his first premiered Saturday morning on this day in 1969. Originally, Hanna-Barbera put together a whole different show. CBS was looking for companion piece to match the look and feel of its’ Archie Show. The Mysteries Five featured five teens and their dog, Too Much, who played rock music when they weren’t solving mysteries. The show went through many changes including taking away one cast member, re-naming all of the characters and taking out the rock band element. (Hanna-Barbera basically used that formula the following year with Josie and the Pussycats). The characters were strongly based on the TV show, Dobie Gillis. Too Much got a name change too. After hearing Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night,” (where he sings "doo-be-doo-be-doo") they decided that “Scooby-Doo” was a better name for the dog.