Parent reviews for Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Common Sense says

Scoob and the gang are on the case! Families AOK.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 30 reviews
Parent of a 4 and 8 year old Written bykaloren November 12, 2009

Great way to have a laugh and relax after the stress of a day at school

Although it may be too scary for some kids, my kids are loving watching an old childhood favorite. I love that there is no sexual content and it still seems grown up to my 8-year-old. Plus, I think she is figuring out how to battle her own nightmare monsters after just afew episodes.

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Parent of a 12 year old Written bySuperadult8181 September 16, 2009
Very scary, even for my 12 year old (some episodes). we only watch them during the day, but it is good fun and we love watching classics

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Parent of a 3 and 5 year old Written bymamawannaknow April 9, 2010
I just, like, wish Shaggy, like, didn't have to, like, say, "like" all the time... Because now my 5 year old is, like, saying that all the time. Definitely too much for my 3 year old though he tries to convince me otherwise! I do think it provides positive examples of facing one's fears and challenging authority in useful ways.

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Parent of a 4 year old Written byfierce_mink_2000 April 9, 2008

My kid loves Scooby Doo!

My only real problem (and it isn't enough to make my son stop watching) is a fairly high level of sexism in the shows. For example, Fred is constantly giving Daphne grief for being "danger-prone Daphne" whenever she falls into some trap. But he falls into traps as often as she does, and no one says a word to him about it. I know this is pretty much a reflection of the general attitude from the 70's, but if you watch more modern shows, there are more strong and stronger female parts. Even the more recent Scooby shows have less verbal sexism and Daphne and Velma stronger. Otherwise, we love the show. My kid likes more involved plots and he loves spooky stuff, but I refuse to let him watch most of the stuff he would prefer because of violence or bad social situations like drunkenness or smoking. Scooby fits the bill perfectly.
Adult Written byhelsingmusique October 6, 2014

I Love It

I grew up watching this show when they still showed it on cable, it of course has the platform, the Scooby Gang go somewhere, there's a ghost or monster haunting the place, they make a plan to catch who is doing this. It's really good because kids can keep track of it and it does teach some valuable lessons, but it is a great show to grow up on.
Adult Written byRedXJT May 21, 2012

Boring and repetitive

... Sick of this show, I really am. It's always the same story line. Find a mystery where you're hoping there isn't one. Then, accuse the wrong people just because they look evil. Get the right guy after a failed trap in using Scooby and Shaggy as bait, then, use Velma to say who did it and why, BUT ONLY AFTER UNMASKING THEM. ..Please take this show off the air, or cut down on how many scooby doo episodes there ARE.
Adult Written byChuck Reid March 27, 2012

Another goody from my youth!

I love this show! I've loved it sinched I was 5! The animation and theme song were pretty good.SCOOBY DOOBY DOO!
Adult Written bykleiny747 April 9, 2008
Parent of a 17 year old Written byBonkersfan1995 March 21, 2013

Scooby-Doo Is A Must-See Classic

I love Scooby-Doo so much! It is my favorite mystery-solving cartoon! It's awesome!
Parent of a 5 year old Written bylalindal November 13, 2009

Good show, but some young kids may need you to watch, too

My son loves Scooby Doo and we enjoy being able to share one of the shows we enjoyed as kids with him. It can be a little scary for young kids, so you may want to watch it with them. And for those who are interested in strong female characters, I think Velma offers that. Daphne, not so much. Also, I think that kids like the fact that young people outsmart the adults. Overall, it's good clean fun.
Parent of a 4 year old Written byMommy Cris June 25, 2009

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Parent of a 13 year old Written byDr. Weird September 11, 2010


Good fun. Great Shaggy.

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Adult Written byLowe's man January 31, 2015

appeals to all ages on different levels

While younger children may not understand the mysteries, they'll love the action. Some younger children may initially be scared, but those fears will quickly dissipate since they'll see that the villains are fake, thereby teaching children that ghosts, monsters, etc., don't exist. Older children (and adults) will like and appreciate the mystery. Teamwork and persistence are valued and encouraged. The only problem is the mild sexism with the way Daphne is portrayed. But again Velma makes up for that. We must also remember that the portrayal of Daphne is a reflection of when this series was made (1969-1971). This problem with Daphne's portrayal got corrected in the 1980s. From that point onward she was less trouble-prone, more assertive and more able to make decisions for herself.
Parent Written byRoznar July 27, 2012

Part of the childhood

It's a great cartoon show for KIDS, really. Don't miss it! It's a part of your kid's childhood, and your childhood too!
Parent of a 10 and 12 year old Written byHendo H. U December 28, 2017

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Parent Written byCoco T February 23, 2017

Really Scary!!!

Scared my 14 and 18 year old kids!!!! Would not recommend for young children! Super scary!!!!!!!!!

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Parent Written byJ J. January 18, 2018

It's awesome as long as your kid can handle the monsters.

I waited a long time (age 6) to allow my daughter to watch this series. She is mildly sensitive to scary stuff and I thought this would be too much until then. Turned out I was right on, though there is still one episode I won't let her see (a ghost/monster that comes in people's bedrooms as they sleep, and he makes a pretty awful sound too). Most of the monsters are pretty tame though. One other thing, there's a lot of talk about death, graveyards, tombs, coffins, mummies, that sort of thing. I have already had to talk a lot more about that stuff than I wished to at her age because of Scooby Doo. But really, compared to the rubbish they put out these days, it's a wonderful 70s oasis! Also, check out the Scooby Doo Show series and the series with Scrappy (if he doesn't drive you crazy--I'm ok with him). Oh, and for us at least, the original Jonny Quest made a really fun follow-up "mystery" series.

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