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Scooby-Dooby-Doo!
~ Scooby-Doo's famous catchphrase.

Scoobert "Scooby" "Dooby" Doo is the titular protagonist of the popular Hanna-Barbera franchise of the same name. He is the pet and life long companion of Shaggy Rogers and his three school friends Fred Jones, Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley in many iterations, including the original series, is regarded as a unique Great Dane dog who is able to speak in broken English, unlike most other dogs in his reality, and usually puts the letter R in front of words spoken. Other incarnations, such as A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, present talking dogs like Scooby as quite common.

The head of children's programming at CBS, Fred Silverman came up with the character's name from the syllables "doo-be-doo-be-doo" in Frank Sinatra's hit song, Strangers in the Night.

He is voiced by the late Don Messick (1969-1994), Scott Innes (1998-2001), and currently Frank Welker (2003–present). He was also voiced briefly by Neil Fanning in 2002 and 2004 in live action.

Original Incarnation

NOTE: This is in chorological order.

Early Life

Scooby was born as a puppy. One day he was adopted by a young boy named Shaggy Rogers. The two of them became best friends. Scooby and Shaggy eventually met Fred Jones, Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley and began solving mysteries with them. Scooby and his siblings Ruby-Doo, Skippy-Doo and Howdy-Doo were born in the Dooville Veterinary Hospital in the town of Dooville not to far away from Coolsville. His home was Doo Manor, which is located at the Knittingham Puppy Farm at the edge of Coolsville and Dooville. From an early age Scooby and Shaggy have developed a fear of monsters this is because their first babysitter looked like a monster. Then they ran into a fish monster as they tried to get away from their babysitter. In his youngerdays Scooby-Doo along with rest of Mystery Inc. became friends with Arlene Wilcox.

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo

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Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?

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Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979-1980 Series)

At some point, Scooby's nephew Scrappy-Doo joined Mystery Inc.

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1980-1982 Series)

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The All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show/The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries

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The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo

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Scooby-Doo And The Ghoul School

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Scooby-Doo And The Reluctant Werewolf

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Scooby-Doo! In Arabian Nights

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Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

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Scooby-Doo and The Witch's Ghost

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Scooby-Doo and The Alien Invaders

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Scooby-Doo and The Cyber Chase

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2003 Direct-To-Video Animated Movies

Scooby-Doo and The Legend of The Vampire

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Scooby-Doo and The Monster of Mexico

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What's New Scooby-Doo?

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2004-2009 Direct-To-Video Animated Movies

Scooby-Doo and The Loch-Ness Monster

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Aloha, Scooby-Doo

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Scooby-Doo In Where's My Mummy?

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Scooby-Doo: Pirates Ahoy!

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Chill Out, Scooby-Doo

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Scooby-Doo and The Goblin King

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Scooby-Doo and The Samurai Sword

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2010-Current Direct-To-Video Animated Movies

Scooby-Doo: Abracadabra-Doo!

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Scooby-Doo: Camp Scare

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Scooby-Doo: Legend of The Phantosaur

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Scooby-Doo: Music of The Vampire

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Big Top Scooby-Doo

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Scooby-Doo: Mask of The Blue Falcon

In Scooby-Doo: Mask of The Blue Falcon, Scooby and the gang go to a comic book convention.

Scooby-Doo: Stage Fright

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Scooby-Doo: Moon Monster Madness

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Scooby-Doo and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon

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2012-2015 TV Specials

Scooby-Doo: Spooky Games

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Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood

In the universe of the first official Scooby-Doo movie Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood, Scooby and the gang know their TV stars.

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Theatrical Live-Action Movies

Scooby-Doo: The Movie

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Scooby-Doo: The Mystery Begins

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LEGO Scooby-Doo: Knight Time Terror

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Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights

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Personality

Different iterations of the character have been developed and expanded in the various series featuring the characters, many of them contradicting, such as the original series and recent live-action movies where Shaggy and Scooby-Doo first meet as older teenagers for the first time, contradicting the "A Pup Named Scooby-Doo" animated series where they know each other from almost infancy.

In all versions of the character, ‎Scooby-Doo and Shaggy share several personality traits, mostly being cowardly and perpetually hungry. But their friends (Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Fred) encourage them to go after the costumed villains, usually with "Scooby Snacks", a biscuit-like dog treat or cookie snack (usually shaped like a bone or, in later versions of the cartoons, Scooby's dog tag), though Scooby's inherent loyalty and courage does often force him to take a more heroic stands.

Scooby has a speech impediment and tends to pronounce most words as if they begin with an "R", though most characters are able to understand him perfectly. In most iterations, he keeps his sentences relatively short, usually using charades for anything longer than three or four words. His catch phrase, usually howled at the end of every episode, is "Scooby-Dooby-Doo!" or "Rooby-Rooby-Roo". He also usually says, at least once per episode, "Ruh-roh, Raggy" ("Uh-oh, Shaggy"). His quirky chuckle is often also in an episode, but it changed slightly when Frank Welker took over the voice of Scooby. Scooby's voice is similar to that of the earlier character Astro The Dog from The Jetsons.

Scooby is like Shaggy in dog form and Shaggy is like Scooby in human form. Scooby is always happy laid back and doesn't let anyone get him worked up. He has no hate for anyone even when someone upsets him, Scooby is willing to forgive. He is a easygoing friendly dog who only wants to relax, eat and just have a good time. Much like his own Shaggy, Scooby has shown to have strength and is athletic, but those traits only kick in when he is scared.

Relatives

Relatives of Scooby-Doo shown during the series include:

  • Dandy Doo: Scooby's late paternal great-grandfather, who got rich because his master Mr. Dimwit died and left all his money to him.
  • Dixie Doo: Scooby's cousin, she is a singer at the Delta Queen showboat.
  • Horton-Doo: Scooby's cousin, who is declared a "mad scientist". The gang thought he was Nasty-Doo but he was actually innocent.
  • Missing Link Doo: He's an ancestor of the Doo family and it's suggested that due to his name he was the first of the Doos to have anthropomorphism.
  • Scrappy-Doo: Scooby's nephew. Scrappy is Scooby's sister, Ruby's son. He has traveled with the gang in many Scooby-Doo series and movies.
  • Smiley-Doo: An ancestor of Scooby-Doo. He is the best friend of Gabby, an ancestor to Shaggy Rogers.
  • Spooky-Doo: Scooby's cousin, who was the former owner of Doo Manor. Scooby and Shaggy are afraid of him and Scooby has even said that Spooky-Doo is the family's weirdo.
  • Whoopsy-Doo: Scooby's cousin, who works as a clown. Whoopsy is owned by Gaggy Rogers, one of Shaggy's uncles.  
  • Yankee Doodle Doo: An ancestor of Scooby-Doo, who is owned by McBaggy Rogers and ancestor of Shaggy Rogers.
  • Dooby Dooby Doo: Scooby's cousin, who is a professional singer. 
  • Scooby-Dee: Scooby's famous movie star cousin, who was kidnapped by the Phantom of Milo Booth. She was later saved by the Scooby gang. Although she was Scooby-Dum and Scooby-Doo's cousin, they were both in love with her; Scooby-Dee kissed them at the end.
  • Scooby-Dum: Scooby's cousin, who sometimes has helped the gang solving mysteries. He was with them when they fought the Gator Ghoul, the Headless Horseman, the Phantom of Milo Booth and Gramps the Vamp.
  • Grandpa Scooby: Scooby' grandfather, who lives in Scooby Manor.
  • Great-Grandpa Scooby: Scooby's late great grandpa and Grandpa Scooby's late father, who was a Civil War hero. 

Appearance and anatomy

Scooby is brown from head to toe with several distinctive black spots on his upper body and doesn't seem to have a melanistic mask. He is generally a quadruped, but displays bipedal 'human' characteristics occasionally. Scooby also has thumbs and can use his front paws like hands. He has a black nose and wears an off-yellow, diamond shaped-tagged blue collar with an "SD" (his initials) and has four toes on each foot and unlike other dogs, Scooby only has one pad on the sole of each of his feet (so that it was easier to draw in the Scooby-Doo Annuals).

Scooby has a fully prehensile tail he can use to swing from or press buttons. Both his head and tail are malleable and useful as a communication aid or creating a distraction

Creator Iwao Takamoto later explained that before he designed the character, he first spoke to a Great Dane breeder, who described to him the desirable characteristics of a pedigree dog. Takamoto then drew Scooby as the opposite of this. He said "I decided to go the opposite [way] and gave him a hump back, bowed legs, small chin and such. Even his colour is wrong."

According to the official magazine that accompanied the 2002 movie, Scooby is seven years old (forty-nine in stereotypical dog years)

Shaggy and Scooby as heroes of the gang

In the following films listed below, it showed that Shaggy and Scooby both had the ability to come to the rescue and act as "superheroes" when the rest of the gang are in trouble (Such as being captured) or needed some help:

Quotes

It's all yours.
~ Scooby Doo after a ghost steals Shaggy's bike in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
I don't get.
~ Scooby's main line from A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
Not me I'm scared.
~ Scooby-Doo while looking for Shaggy's bike at the furgeson estate in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo

Trivia

  • Scooby and Shaggy make an appearance in Looney Tunes Back In Action at the Warner Brothers studio talking about their dislike of the live action movie with Matthew Lillard who played Shaggy in the film.
  • In the A Pup Named Scooby-Doo episode "Lights...Camera...Monster", Shaggy mentions that Scooby is allergic to cattails. But like many things about Scooby his allergy to cattails is forgotten by fans and the creators.
  • It is mentioned in Mask of the Blue Falcon that Blue Falcon's enemy, Mr. Hyde, was the first monster that Scooby and Shaggy learned to fear.
  • Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy have meet Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein's Monster, the Mummy and Gill-Man more than one time. Scooby and Shaggy along with the rest of the gang caught Big Bob Oakley who was disguised as Dracula, Wolfman and Frankenstein's Monster in the Scooby-Doo Where Are You episode "A Gaggle of Galloping Ghost".
  • Scooby, Shaggy, Scrappy and Daphne met the real Dracula, his wife and Frankenstein's Monster in The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries episode "Who's Minding the Monster". The gang also has an encounter with Dracula, his wife, Wolfman, Frankenstein's Monster, the Mummy, Gill-Man and the Invisible Man in The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries "A Halloween Hassle at Dracula's Castle" when the monster's are being haunted by the Ghost of Dr. Van Helsing.
  • Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy also have seen Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster and the Mummy in the Reluctant Werewolf movie. The three heroes also encountered Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein's Monster, the Mummy and their daughters in the Ghoul School movie. Scooby, Shaggy and his nephew also see Gill-Man and his daughter at the end of Ghoul School.
  • Scooby's picture is show on a box of Scooby Snacks in the Dexter's Laboratory episode "A Story". Both Scooby and the Scooby Snacks are only shown because of Hanna-Barbera originally working on the show.
  • In the Scooby-Doo Where Are You episode Foul Play in Funland Shaggy revealed that Scooby didn't like clams at first then in later shows, episodes, seasons and series Scooby started eating clams and developed a likeness for them. Both the fans and creators forget that Scooby hated clams at first then developed a likeness for them later on.
  • While Scooby-Doo is a Great Dane it is revealed by Buck Master in the Scooby-Doo Where Are You episode Decoy For a Dognapper that Scooby is a mutt which means he is a mix of different dogs not just a Great Dane. But like many things about the character Scooby being revealed as a mutt is forgotten.
  • In the Scooby-Doo Where Are You episode A Night of Fright is No Delight when the gang sets up a trap to catch the Phantom Shadows. Scooby turns the fan on but in reverse fans don't have a reverse switch but for some reason the fan Beauregard Ssnders had did have a reverse switch.
  • In the Scooby-Doo Where Are You episode Never Ape An Apeman it is still unknown how Carl who was dressed as the Apeman got out ok and fine after Scooby knocked him off the side of a cliff.
  • In the episode Never Ape An Apeman Carl some how managed to make a mask of Scooby-Doo in the episode.
  • In The New Scooby-Doo Movies episode The Haunted Horseman Of Hagglethorn Hall when Scooby is hollowing the rest of the gang don't know it's Scooby. Shaggy then tells them that Scoob only hollows during full moons and moat monster attacks.
  • In The New Scooby-Doo Movies episode The Haunted Candy Factory Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Cass Elliot get caught in purple taffy. Then when Scooby comes to their rescue he gets caught in the taffy off screen.
  • In The New Scooby-Doo Movies episode The Haunted Horseman Of Hagglethorn Hall Davy Jones wonders what Scooby is because he hasn't seen a dog like him. While Scooby is a Great Dane Fred says that Scooby is a rare breed.
  • There are many things that are forgotten about Scooby and his birth place is one of them while growing up in Coolsville with his friends. Scooby was born in Dooville Veterinary Hospital and Scooby's family comes from Dooville this is revealed in The 13 Ghosts Of Scooby-Doo. Then sometime later on Scooby's family moved to Knittingham Puppy Farm and Doo Manor in Coolsville.

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