Fascinating Things You Probably Didn't Know About Scooby Doo

Scooby Doo was one of those great classic cartoons that we used to get... Read more

The show was originally pitched as a show about a group of friends in a rock band.

The show was originally pitched as a show about a group of friends in a rock band.

A dog named Too Much was one of the characters and he played the bongos.

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The Scooby Franchise is more than just the show.

The Scooby Franchise is more than just the show.

It includes spinoff novels, video games, board games, a comic book series and computer games.

There are rumors that Velma is a lesbian and has a crush on Daphne.

There are rumors that Velma is a lesbian and has a crush on Daphne.

The writers tried to make it clear that she was straight and attempted to pair her with Shaggy in the dance sequences.

Casey Kasem was the voice of Shaggy.

Casey Kasem was the voice of Shaggy.

He became a vegetarian during the second season and requested that Shaggy become one as well.
When Shaggy started eating meat again and he was asked to do a Burger King commercial, he quit.

TV Guide placed Scooby Doo as the 5th 'Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time' in their 2013 rankings.

TV Guide placed Scooby Doo as the 5th 'Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time' in their 2013 rankings.

Shaggy Doo and Scooby Doo are the only characters to appear in every version of the show.

Shaggy Doo and Scooby Doo are the only characters to appear in every version of the show.

Who knew?

Who knew?

The show is the longest running animated franchise for Saturday morning TV in the USA.

The show is the longest running animated franchise for Saturday morning TV in the USA.

It was also the first Saturday morning cartoon to have a laugh track.

It was also the first Saturday morning cartoon to have a laugh track.

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! was originally named

 Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! was originally named

They toned down the scary elements, focused on the dog instead of the humans and re-pitched it successfully.

Scooby Doo is always 7 years old.

Scooby Doo is always 7 years old.

Don Messick, the voice of Scooby Doo and Scrappy Doo, also voices Papa Smurf.

Don Messick, the voice of Scooby Doo and Scrappy Doo, also voices Papa Smurf.

The unique way Scooby speaks is actually a real speech disorder.

The unique way Scooby speaks is actually a real speech disorder.

It is called rhotacism and it is characterized by excessive use of the letter R.

Scooby started out as a Great Dane, but the producers worried that he would be too close to Marmaduke.

Scooby started out as a Great Dane, but the producers worried that he would be too close to Marmaduke.

So, they changed him to a sheepdog - but then he resembled Hot Dog from the Archie comics - so they went back to the original Great Dane.

They met with a dog breeder to get the characteristics right, but then they ended up throwing most of it out for a cuter and more floppier character.

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