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The Scooby-Doo Show
The title card for The Scooby-Doo Show, under which name the 1976 – 1978 episodes of Scooby-Doo have been syndicated since 1980.
Format Animated Series, Mystery, Comedy
Created by Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
Starring Don Messick
Casey Kasem
Frank Welker
Pat Stevens
Heather North
Daws Butler
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of episodes 40
Running time 30 minute segments of The Scooby-Doo / Dynomutt Hour and Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics
Original channel ABC
Original run September 11, 1976 – December 23, 1978
Preceded by The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972–1973)
Followed by Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979–1980)

The Scooby-Doo Show is the blanket name for the episodes from the third incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo. A total of 40 episodes ran for three seasons, from 1976 to 1978, on ABC. Sixteen episodes were produced as segments of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (aka The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Show) in 1976, eight episodes were produced as segments of Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics in 1977 and sixteen episodes were produced in 1978, with six of them running by themselves under the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! name and the final ten as segments of Scooby's All-Stars.

Despite the yearly changes in the way they were broadcast, the 1976-1978 stretch of Scooby episodes represents, at three seasons, the longest-running format of the original show before the addition of Scrappy-Doo. The episodes from all three seasons have been rerun under the title The Scooby-Doo Show since 1980; these Scooby episodes did not originally air under this title.



A scene from the 1976 episode "The Headless Horseman of Halloween". Scooby-Doo's cousin Scooby-Dum (left) appeared in four of the 1976–1979 Scooby-Doo episodes.

When television executive Fred Silverman moved from CBS to ABC in 1975, the Scooby-Doo gang followed him, making their ABC debut in 1976 as part of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour. This hour-long package show featured 16 new half-hour adventures in the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! format, with Scooby's country cousin, the Mortimer Snerd-inspired Scooby-Dum joining the gang as a semi-regular character. In addition, Pat Stevens replaced Nicole Jaffe as the voice of Velma. The other half of the hour was filled by Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, a new Hanna-Barbera cartoon about a superhero named Blue Falcon and his goofy mechanical canine sidekick, Dynomutt. The Mystery, Inc. gang made guest appearances in three of the Dynomutt, Dog Wonder segments. The show was renamed to The Scooby-Doo / Dynomutt Show when ABC added a rerun of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! to the show in November 1976.

In 1977, ABC offered a programming block called Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics. The Scooby-Doo segment of this two-hour block included 8 new episodes of Scooby-Doo (two of which featured Scooby-Dum and one of which, "The Chiller Diller Movie Thriller", guest-starred Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Dum's distant female cousin, Scooby-Dee), plus reruns from the 1976–1977 season. The name of the block was changed to Scooby's All-Stars for the 1978–1979 season, when the program was shortened to an hour and a half, after the cancellation of Dynomutt. 16 half-hours of Scooby-Doo (featuring just the original five characters) were produced this season, and began airing earlier in the morning before the Scooby's All-Stars block as a third season of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! in September. Scooby's All-Stars instead aired reruns of the 1976 and 1977 episodes for the first nine weeks of the 1978-79 season. By November, the early-morning airing of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! had been cancelled, and the new 1978 episodes began airing during the Scooby-Doo segment of Scooby's All-Stars.

Episode guide

The following guide only includes 30 minute Scooby-Doo segments; It does not include episodes from other programs that ran alongside them. The episode titles given for the first season reflect Hanna-Barbera studio records, as no on-screen titles were given.

Season 1 (1976, as segments on The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour)

# Episode title Villain Identity Original airdate Plot
SDD-1 "High Rise Hair Raiser" Netty Crabbe, The Specter of Ebenezer Crabbe Jim Rivets, Red Sparks September 11, 1976 As Fred, Shaggy, & Scooby get jobs as construction workers they find out about a lot of robberies, that happened near the construction site. As they come closer, they find The High Rise Specter who is 180 years old and Netty Crabbe, his great great great granddaughter is also a ghost.
SDD-2 "The Fiesta Host Is an Aztec Ghost" The Stone Creature and The Ghost of Katazuma Mrs. Elena Stonehack and Professor Stonehack September 18, 1976 In Aztec, NM for Cinco De Mayo to attend a festival it gets canceled because of the ghost Katazuma, an ancient Aztec King and a Stone Creature.
SDD-3 "The Gruesome Game of the Gator Ghoul"1 The Gator Ghoul Alice Dovely September 25, 1976 On their way to see Ma & Pa Skillet and Scooby-Dum, the gang finds The Gator Ghoul who is scaring people away from the swamp.
SDD-4 "Watt A Shocking Ghost" The 10,000 Volt Ghost Voltner October 2, 1976 While skiing in the mountains, the gang encounter a glowing orange electric ghost known as The 10,000 Volt Ghost who wants to ruin the power plant. They believe it is a former worker who died in an accident.
SDD-5 "The Headless Horseman of Halloween"1 The Headless Horseman Cousin Elwood Crane October 9, 1976 On halloween, the gang takes Scooby-Dum with them to a halloween party. Then the electricity goes out and the Headless Horseman appears wanting a head.
SDD-6 "Scared a Lot in Camelot" Merlin and the Black Knight Zarko (Clarence the gatekeeper) and his henchman October 16, 1976 Shaggy's Uncle Shagworthy, who the gang are about to visit at his castle, has disappeared. They then discover the ghosts of Merlin the Wizard and his Black Knight.
SDD-7 "The Harum Scarum Sanitarium" The Ghost of Dr. Coffin Officer Oldfield October 23, 1976 Going to Niagara Falls the gang ends up staying at an asylum being haunted by the ghost of Dr. Coffin. His two henchmen seem to be driving an ambulance taking patients, but are they really patients or are they hiding something?
SDD-8 "The No-Face Zombie Chase Case" ² The No-Face Zombie and the Gorilla A robot and Mr. Dilly October 30, 1976 While eating dinner, Scooby witnesses a burglary. A valuable coin was stolen by a No-Faced Zombie. As they follow the zombie to the Dilly Dally Dolly toy factory, they encounter a gorilla who might also be apart of the robbery.
SDD-9 "Mamba Wamba and the Voodoo Hoodoo" Mamba Wamba, The Mamba Zombie, Zombie Lila Roger, Roger's Henchman and Lila November 6, 1976 The gang goes to see their friend Alex and his band Super. Super's new song Mamba Wamba, which is also an ancient voodoo chant. But the song summons witch doctor Mamba Wamba and his zombie. For playing the song, Mamba Wamba turns them into voodoo dolls.
SDD-10 "A Frightened Hound Meets Demons Underground The Steam Demon Mr. Crenhsaw (Albert Tross) November 13, 1976 While in Seattle the gang finds out about a construction site that's being terrorized by demons who live in an underground ancient city. So the gang has an underground mystery to solve.
SDD-11 "A Bum Steer for Scooby" Tamooka The Flying Ghost Bull, The Medicine Man Ghost Sam and Lenny November 20, 1976 While in Texas to go visit Daphne's uncle Matt, the gang encounters a flying bull known as Tamooka. They then encounter a ghost known as The Medicine Man Ghost.
SDD-12 "There's a Demon Shark in the Foggy Dark" ³ The Demon Shark Mr. Wells November 25, 1976³ The Maharaj's jewels are stolen in the airport with a million year old shark. Then the gang is at Aqualand where the shark was heading, and the shark is alive. So the kids must find the jewels and see who this shark is.
SDD-13 "Scooby-Doo, Where's the Crew?" The Ghost of Captain Piscado, The Octopus Monster, The Kelp Monster First Mate Carp, McFinn and McGill November 27, 1976 While helping a friend research a sunken ship, the gang runs into The Ghost of Captain Piscado, The Octopus Monster, and The Kelp Monster. These three monsters don't want the kids to research the wreck. But Why?
SDD-14 "The Ghost that Sacked the Quarterback" 4 The Ramblin' Ghost Buck Bender (Mr. Elsworth) December 4, 1976 While attending a Hawks football game, the star quarterback disappears and the ghost of an old football player appears.
SDD-15 "The Ghost of the Bad Humor Man" 4 The Vanilla Phantom, The Chocolate Phantom and Strawberry Phantoms Sammy The Shrimp (Mr. Grisly) and his henchmen December 11, 1976 While driving, the gang finds an ice cream truck full of ice cream. Then they go to the ice cream station where they find three ice cream flavored phantoms in chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry who want to scare the gang away. But why?
SDD-16 "The Spirits of '76" 4 The Ghosts of Benedict Arnold, William Demont and John Andre The security guard, the city engineer and their henchman December 18, 1976 While in Washington D.C. the kids visit the Smithsonian Institution. They lose Scooby and get locked in after hours. They find strange things going on like a train moving on its own, and the ghosts of Benedict Arnold, William Demont and John Andre.
  1. These episodes guest-star Scooby-Dum.
  1. Title as listed on released DVD.
  1. Episode SDD-12, "There's a Demon Shark in the Foggy Dark", was originally broadcast not on a Saturday morning, but on Thanksgiving Day 1976 (November 25), during ABC's Thanksgiving Funshine Festival.
  1. These episodes, and all first-season repeats, were broadcast as part of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Show, which included an additional half-hour featuring a Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! rerun.

Season 2 (1977, as segments on Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics)

# Episode title Villain Identity Original airdate Plot
SDLA-1 "The Curse of Viking Lake" The Viking Ghosts of Viking Lake Mr. Hamson and the 2 missing geologists September 10, 1977 When the gang arrives at Viking Lake to see Velma's uncle John, they find him missing as well as encountering the ghosts of ancient vikings.
SDLA-2 "Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats"1 The Great Skull Island Vampire Uncle Leon September 17, 1977 The gang goes to visit their friend Lisa Banoh at Great Skull Island. But as it is her 18th birthday, she inherits the island's hotel, haunted by a vampire. As they get an unexpected and unwanted visit by a vampire, she finds out she is from a long family line of vampires.
SDLA-3 "Hang in There, Scooby-Doo" The Pterodactyl Ghost Johnny Jacobo the caterer and Mr. Bohannon September 24, 1977 On a trip to a hang gliding contest the gang encounters a Pterodactyl ghost who tries to scare everyone away from the cliff. But why?
SDLA-4 "The Chiller Diller Movie Thriller"1, 3 The Ghost of Milo Booth Jim Moss October 1, 1977 Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Dum's cousin Scooby-Dee is remaking a movie originally made by Milo Booth, a great movie director. So the gang must protect her from his ghost, who decides to haunt her from remaking the film.
SDLA-5 "The Spooky Case of the Grand Prix Race"3 The Phantom Racer Ken Rogers October 8, 1977 At the Osbourne Grand Prix Race 1977, a Phantom Racer makes the other drivers disappear when they enter in the fog. As they get deeper into the mystery they find possibly the strangest mystery they have ever seen from the race track to the junkyard. Legend has it of a driver who died by driving off a cliff and they think the Phantom Racer is his ghost. Finding new clues gives them new pieces to the puzzle, so the gang asks Shaggy to race the Phantom Racer and find out what happened to the drivers.
SDLA-6 "The Ozark Witch Switch" The Ghost of the Witch McCoy and The Zombie Aggie Wilkins and Zeke Harkins October 15, 1977 The rivalry from the 1800's between the Hatfields and McCoys continue in the year 1977. The mystery machine breaks down and the gang stays in the Hatfield's cabin. The Hatfields say their long time enemies, the McCoys, are all dead. But the ghost of Old Witch McCoy is out to get them for revenge. Then Old Witch McCoy comes and turns the Hatfields into frogs. While the gang investigates, they encounter a zombie man who is very mysterious.
SDLA-7 "Creepy Cruise"3 The Future Shocker Simon Grady and Professor von Klemp October 22, 1977 While on a cruise ship, the gang meets a professor who created a time machine. While he tests it, everything goes wrong and a Future Shocker creature comes out and scares everyone away and steals the professor's money.
SDLA-8 "The Creepy Heap from the Deep" ² 3 The Creepy Heap From the Deep, The ghost of Captain Clemens A notorious bank robber and Captain Clemens October 29, 1977 At their beach party, the gang discovers a vicious monster from the deep. They meet a local captain that says he's familiar with the monster and says legend has it he steals peoples souls to stay alive. Then the monster steals the captains soul and they find a flashing light coming from the ocean and the captains house.
  1. These episodes guest-star Scooby-Dum. Scooby-Dee also guest-stars in episode SDLA-4, "The Chiller Diller Movie Thriller".
  1. Following the final first run episode on October 22, reruns of the first season were broadcast alongside reruns of the second season.
  1. Episode title screens are reintroduced, for the first time since Season 2 of the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!.

None of these episodes appear on either of the DVD releases but are downloadable on iTunes. Note: "Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats" is on the "Scooby-Doo's Spookiest Tales" DVD.

Season 3 (1978, as Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and segments of Scooby's All-Stars)

# Episode title Villain Identity Original airdate Plot
SDAS-1 "Watch Out! The Willawaw!" 1 The Willawaw and The Owlmen Grey Fox and his henchmen September 9, 1978 Velma gets asked by her uncle Dave to visit. But while visiting, they find out that he's vanished. Then, they encountered the legendary Willawaw and two Owlmen who may be responsible for uncle Dave's disappearance. Legend has it if an owl calls your name, you'll be the next victim the Willawaw claims.
SDAS-2 "A Creepy Tangle in the Bermuda Triangle" 1 The Skeleton Men of Diablos Island and the UFO Dr. Grimsley and his henchmen September 16, 1978 While on a boat flowing down the Gulf Stream, the gang finds a flying saucer, hi-jacking airplanes. So as they crash on Diablo Island, they encounter the Skeleton Men.
SDAS-3 "A Scary Night With a Snow Beast Fright" 1 The Snowbeast The professor's assistant Baptiste September 23, 1978 After being invited by Professor Krueger at the North Pole, the gang finds out he's been captured. After encountering an Eskimo named Chief Minook, he gets captured as well. The gang soon discovered the Snow Beast. As legend of the Eskimos has it, the Snow Beast will come and get you if you live on their sacred land. Is this real or is it a cover up for a plan?
SDAS-4 "To Switch a Witch" 1 Melissa Wilcox, The Ghost Witch of Old Salem Arlene Wilcox's twin sister and Garr Mooney September 30, 1978 On Halloween night, the New England town of Salem is being haunted by the witch of Melissa Wilcox, who was burned at the stake in 1778. While visiting their friend Arlene Wilcox, they find out the town is out to get her and make her confess that she's a witch. As Shaggy and Scooby prepare for Halloween, they encounter the witch and find out she looks a lot like Arlene, finding out she is a descendant of hers.
SDAS-5 "The Tar Monster" 1 The Tar Monster Mr. Stoner October 7, 1978 The gang goes to the ancient city of Byzantius in Turkey. On the way there, they met the Tar Monster, who frightens the native workers away while opening the inner sanctum.
SDAS-6 "A Highland Fling With a Monstrous Thing" 1 The Ghost of Finnyan McDuff and The Loch Ness Monster Jamie Cragmore October 14, 1978 The gang travels to Scotland to visit their friend Aggie MacDuff. She says people have left her castle in fear of seeing a ghost. She says that the ghost is her great-grandfather. It seems the ghost plays bagpipes to call on the Loch Ness Monster to help him scare people away from the castle.
SDAS-7 "The Creepy Case Of Old Iron Face" Old Ironface Mama Mione October 21, 1978 As the gang goes water-skiing, they encounter Old Iron Face. He's said to be a prisoner on Skull Island, and now he haunts it. The gang discovers Captain Morgan's disappearance and they go to Skull Island to find him.
SDAS-8 "Jeepers, It's the Jaguaro" Jaguaro Barney October 28, 1978 Scooby and the plane crew crash in the Brazilian jungle of Jaguaro. As the gang looks around, they meet Barney, a man who's making a movie about the worships of Jaguaro. Soon thereafter, they meet Jaguaro, a half cat-gorilla creature.
SDAS-9 "Who Was That Cat Creature I Saw You With Last Night!"4 The Cat Creature Doctor Bell November 4, 1978 While in New York City, the gang is about to visit Daphne's Aunt Olivia Dervy. Upon visiting her, the gang comes across a jewelry store that has just been robbed. Shaggy witnessed a vicious cat creature robbing the store. But as the gang goes to visit Daphne's aunt, she said a strange unexpected package arrived at her door that had a cat medallion. She believes that every night, she turns into the cat creature, the same cat creature that has said to of robbed the jewelry store.
SDAS-10 "The Creepy Creature of Vulture's Claw" The Mantis Creature of Vulture's Claw Professor Greer November 11, 1978 The gang visits their friend Professor Greer at Vulture's Claw Botanical Gardens. Soon they discover a creature who is roaming around the place, so it's up to the gang to solve the mystery before it's too late.
SDAS-11 "The Diabolical Disc Demon" The Disc Demon Ace Decade November 18, 1978 The gang goes to Decade Records recording studio to see a live recording from their friend Jimmy Lewis. But the building is haunted by the Diabolical Disc Demon. He seems to want a half-finished song by a missing writer and will stop at nothing until he gets it. The gang must find the missing writer and solve the mystery before it's too late.
SDAS-12 "Scooby's Chinese Fortune Kooky Caper" The Moon Monster Uncle Chin November 25, 1978 The Gang goes to visit their friend Kim in China. Kim receives his inheritance, but he and the gang encounter the Moon Monster. Legend has it if you get caught in his shadow, you turn into stone.
SDAS-13 "A Menace in Venice"² The Ghostly Gondolier Mario December 2, 1978 The Gang goes to visit their friend Antonio in Venice. They soon discover the Ghostly Gondolier, who wants a necklace Antonio's wearing. Daphne is given by Antonio the similar necklace and both end up captured, so it's up to Scooby, Shaggy, Fred and Velma to save them.
SDAS-14 "Don't Go Near the Fortress of Fear" The Ghost of General Juan Carlos Captain Eddie December 9, 1978 As the gang goes to Puerto Rico, they soon discover the ghost of General Juan Carlos who wants the kids far away from his fortress as soon as possible.
SDAS-15 "The Warlock of Wimbledon"² Anthos the Warlock Nick Thomas and John the gatekeeper December 16, 1978 Going to England for Wimbledon to see their friend, tennis star Jimmy Pelton, the gang soon encounter Anthos the Warlock and his hounds who tell Jimmy to forfeit the tournament or pay the price.
SDAS-16 "The Beast is Awake in Bottomless Lake" 2, 3 The Beast of Bottomless Lake Ms. Julie Johnson December 23, 1978 In Canada on a fishing trip, the gang soon encounters a beast who lives under the lake who scares all the village folks away and he wants the gang to stay away too. So the gang goes under the lake to see what this beast is up to.
  1. These episodes were originally broadcast not as part of the 10:00 AM EST Scooby's All-Stars block (which originally aired first and second season reruns), but at 8:00 AM under the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! name and utilizing the original 1969 opening credits. This earlier broadcast was canceled after "A Highland Fling With a Monstrous Thing", and the remaining ten third-season episodes were aired during the Scooby's All-Stars block.
  1. These three episodes were, for reasons unknown, never syndicated, and after this last season would not be seen until a decade later, on cable
  1. Following the final first-run episode on December 23, reruns of the first two seasons were broadcast alongside reruns from the third season.
  1. Also known as "Who Was That Cat Burglar I Saw You With Last Night."

DVD and digital download releases

The 1976 episodes were released on DVD with the Dynomutt episodes they originally aired with as The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour: The Complete Series on March 7, 2006.

The 1978 episodes were released on DVD as Scooby-Doo, Where are You! The Complete Third Season on April 10, 2007 [1], although only six of those originally aired under the title Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! in their initial run, and none of the 1978 episodes were presented under the Where are You! title for twenty-eight years following their broadcast debuts (the cartoons on the DVD set still feature the syndicated Scooby-Doo Show opening and closing credits). That leaves the eight 1977 episodes that ran as part of Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics as the only episodes not yet released on DVD from this incarnation.

All forty Scooby-Doo Show episodes are available for purchase and download from the iTunes Store, as either individual episodes or a season set. The 1976 and 1977 episodes are grouped under The Scooby-Doo Show, while the 1978 episodes are listed under Scooby-Doo, Where are You!

DVD Name Ep # Release Date Additional Information
The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour - The Complete Series 16 March 7, 2006
  • 2 featurettes
  • Image gallery
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! The Complete Third Season 16 April 10 2007
  • 1 featurette

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