When you have four kids it’s often hard to find one thing all of them will agree upon. Whether it’s what to serve for dinner, what time to go to bed, what park to visit, or most importantly, what to watch on television. My oldest will complain the shows are too ‘baby-ish’, while the youngest will moan that a show is too ‘boring’. But there is one show that all of them agree upon and that is Scooby Doo.
Scooby Doo originally aired in 1969 and has since seen countless variations of the original Scooby Doo Where Are You! There was, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, What's New, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! and currently Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.
I decided to do a little bit of research about Scooby Doo and found out some very interesting things about the popular series and thought I would share a bit of these fun facts with you!
Did you know:
Scooby Doo: The Mystery Begins first aired on September 13, 2009, which was the 40th anniversary of Scooby Doo
Frank Welker is the voice of Fred Jones since the series began in 1969, and in 2000 also began voicing Scooby Doo.
In addition to his Scooby Doo voice roles, Frank Welker also voiced Megatron in the animated Transformers series, and Soundwave and Ravage in the big screen Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Casey Kasem, the iconic voice of Shaggy – relinquished his role in 1995 after having to provide his voice to a Burger King commercial because he’s a strict vegetarian. Kasem returned to What’s New Scooby Doo when the production company agreed to make Shaggy a vegetarian!
Shaggy’s real name is Norville.
In the original pitch the show was called Mysteries Five and the characters were named Geoff, Mike, Kelly, Linda, Linda's brother "W.W." and their dog, Too Much – later changed from Geoff/Mike to "Fred", Kelly was renamed to "Daphne", Linda was now called "Velma", and Shaggy (formerly "W.W.") was no longer her brother.
Canadian band Simple Plan recorded the theme song for the ‘What’s New Scooby Doo?’ series.
So now you can impress the entire family with your Scooby Doo trivia knowledge!