A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The gang wants to solve creepy mysteries because it helps people, and because it interests them. They use teamwork to get to the bottom of things.
Positive Role Models
The cast has a tight friendship. Scooby does his best to protect Scrappy and play tricks on Shaggy. Scrappy doesn't scare easily. The frightening creatures turn out to be people attempting to commit crimes.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of ghosts, mummies, scary scarecrows, and other scary villains. Chases, fantasy explosions, and occasional physical aggression is visible.
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Part of the vast Scooby Doo franchise, and it was originally broadcast as a supplemental show to boost ratings.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Scooby-Doo and Shaggy-Doo, a classic series from the Scooby-Doo franchise first broadcast in 1979, features lots of ghosts, mummies, and other scary creatures that might be frightening to very young or sensitive viewers. Characters also get chased and there's some mild fantasy violence, but no one gets seriously hurt.
Is It Any Good?
This classic animated series, which was created at the time to boost the original cartoon's ratings, mainly centers on Scooby, Scrappy, and Shaggy as they work their way through one mystery after another. While Fred, Daphne, and Thelma participate in the sleuthing adventures, they are less relevant to each storyline. As a result, when the show was changed from a 30-minute morning cartoon to a series of seven-minute shorts after one season, those three characters were eliminated from the cast lineup.
Nonetheless, the first 16 episodes of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo feature all the zany, mystery solving adventures that the franchise is known for. Meanwhile, Scrappy adds some personality to the show, thanks to his spunky courage that Scooby and Shaggy decidedly lack. Classic Scooby-Doo fans may enjoy the nostalgia, even if it isn't their favorite series in the Scooby universe. But new generations of viewers who like the franchise will no doubt enjoy it.
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