Saturday, 21 April 2012

10 things you meddling kids maybe didn't know about Scooby Doo


The four main characters’ full names are Fred Herman Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dace Dinkley and Norville ‘Shaggy’ Rogers.
Scooby’s full name is Scoobert ‘Scooby’ Doo. The name Scooby Doo was taken from an ad-lib by Frank Sinatra in his song Strangers in the night.
Carl Sagan loved Scooby Doo because the show adopted a predominantly sceptical attitude towards paranormal themes (unlike the majority of TV shows). He stated that an ‘adult analogue to Scooby-Doo would be a great public service’.
The ‘bubblegum pop’ music featured during the show was written by Austin Roberts. He also sang the famous theme tune.
Shaggy has a huge appetite and a love of bizarre food combinations. This stems from the fact that his very first toy was a garbage disposal.
Shaggy’s dad, Samuel, is a police officer and his mum is called Wendy. He has an uncle called Shagworthy and another called Gaggy.
Fred wears a size 16½ neckscarf.
Fred’s parents, Brad Chiles and Judy Reeves, were the original ‘Mystery Incorporated’ and were blackmailed into leaving their son to be raised by the criminal mayor of Crystal Cove, Fred Jones Senior.
The show was originally going to be called The Mysteries Five and would revolve around the ghost-hunting adventures of a pop band. The members of the band were named Geoff, Mike, Kelly, Linda and WW (later called Shaggy). Their dog, Too Much, played bongos. The show also, temporarily, had the name Who's S-S-Scared?
Scooby Doo is a Great Dane and one of triplets, the others being Skippy Doo and Dooby Doo. In addition he has two brothers called Howdy Doo and Yabba Doo and a sister called Ruby Doo, who is the mother of his intensely irritating nephew Scrappy. He has at least one cousin called Scooby Dum who lives with Ma and Pa Skillet in the Okefenokee swamps in South Georgia.


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