He doesn’t look a day over five (which is 35 in dog years), but in truth Scooby-Doo is 50 years’ old! The crime solving canine made his debut in the TV show Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! back in 1969 and that was the start of a hugely successful career.

But what do you know about Scooby?

Have you ever wanted to know more about Mr. Doo?

Well, this post is filled with a bunch of frequently asked questions about the world’s most famous mutt.

You have questions? I have answers. You simply need to read on for more details.

Oh and bookmark this page so you can use it as your Scooby-Doo cheat sheet. You never know when it will come in handy.


Frequently asked questions about Scooby-Doo

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What breed of dog is Scooby-Doo?

Scooby-Doo is a Great Dane

What is Scooby-Doo’s real name?

Scooby-Doo’s real name is Schoobert Doo.

Why is Scooby-Doo called Scooby-Doo?

Scooby’s name is taken from the song, Strangers in the Night, made famous by Frank Sinatra in 1966. Scoob’s name comes from the song’s refrain, “Scooby-dooby-doo”.


What is Shaggy’s real name?

Shaggy is Scooby-Doo’s best friend. His real name is Norville Rogers.

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What was Scooby Doo’s first appearance?

Scooby-Doo’s first appearance was in What a Night for a Knight, the 1969 episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!.

What was the first ‘ghost’ that Scooby-Doo encountered?

In What a Night for a Knight, Scooby-Doo faced the Black Knight.


Who are the members of Mystery, Inc.?

Mystery, Inc. includes five members:

  • Scooby-Doo
  • Norville ‘Shaggy’ Rogers
  • Daphne Blake
  • Fred Jones
  • Velma Dinkley

What are the lyrics to Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!?

The lyrics to Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! are:

“Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you? We got some work to do now. Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you? We need some help from you now.

“Come on Scooby Doo, I see you, pretending you got a sliver. You’re not fooling me cause I can see, the way you shake and shiver.

“You know we got a mystery to solve, so Scooby Doo be ready for your act – don’t hold back! And Scooby Doo if you come through you’re gonna have yourself a Scooby snack. That’s a fact!

“Scooby Dooby Doo, here are you, you’re ready and you’re willing. We can count on you Scooby Doo, I know we’ll catch that villain.”


How many episodes of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! were made?

41 episodes of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! were produced. The show has been released in full on DVD and Blu-ray.

What are the most famous Scooby-Doo villains from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?

The best remembered villains of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? include:

  • Black Knight
  • Miner 49er
  • The Funland Robot
  • Space Kook
  • Ghost of Redbeard
  • Witch Doctor
  • The Tar Monster
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What is Scooby-Doo’s catchphrase?

Scooby’s catchphrase is ‘Scooby-dooby-doo!’

What does ‘Ruh Roh’ mean?

‘Ruh Roh’ is another catchphrase used by Scooby-Doo. It is simply Scooby’s way of saying the words ‘uh oh’.

What other catchphrases are associated with Scooby-Doo?

Other catchphrases associated with Scooby-Doo are ‘Zoinks’ and ‘Jinkies’ – neither catchphrases are used by Scooby. ‘Zoink’s is a catchphrase most commonly used by Shaggy, while ‘Jinkies’ is mostly associated with Velma.

Who was the first actor to voice Scooby-Doo?

Don Messick was the first actor to voice Scooby-Doo. During his career, Messick voiced a number of iconic cartoon characters, including Muttley, Boo Boo, Papa Smurf and Dr. Benton Quest.

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Who created Scooby-Doo?

Scooby-Doo was created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears for Hanna-Barbera Productions.

How are Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo related?

Scrappy-Doo is Scooby-Doo’s nephew.


Is Scrappy-Doo a villain?

Traditionally, Scrappy-Doo works alongside Scooby-Doo and the rest of Mystery, Inc., however, in the 2002 Scooby-Doo movie, Scrappy was depicted as a villain.

Who is Scooby-Dum?

Scooby-Dum is Scooby-Doo’s (slightly dim-witted) cousin.

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What is the name of the vehicle that Mystery, Inc. drive around in?

Mystery, Inc. drive around in the Mystery Machine. The vehicle is owned by Fred Jones.

Who is Flim-Flam?

Flim-Flam was a character first introduced in the animated series, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo. He worked with Scooby, Shaggy, Scrappy, Daphne and Vincent Van Ghoul to help capture 13 ghosts that had escaped from the Chest of Demons.

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Did Scooby recapture all of the ghosts in The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo?

In the series, Scooby-Doo did not recapture all 13 ghosts that escaped from the Chest of Demons, leaving the 1985 series open-ended. However, in 2019 the movie, Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost was produced as an epilogue to the series.

Who voiced Vincent Van Ghoul?

Vincent Van Ghoul was voiced by Vincent Price in The Ghosts of Scooby-Doo and by Maurice LaMarche in Scooby-Doo and the Curse of the 13th Ghost.

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Who are the Hex Girls?

The Hex Girls are members of a girl band who made their first appearance in the 1999 animated movie, Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost!.

What is a Scooby Snack?

A Scooby Snack is a non-specific snack which Scooby-Doo (and Shaggy) find delicious. Scooby Snacks are often used to encourage Scooby-Doo to do something that he would rather not.


Is there a Scooby-Doo series set when Scooby was a puppy?

Yes, the cartoon set during Scooby’s puppy years was the 1988 show, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.

Where are Scooby and the gang from?

Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma are from Coolsvillie, Ohio.


Has Scooby-Doo met Batman?

Yes – on more than one occasion! Scooby-Doo first met Batman (and Robin) in the TV series, The New Scooby-Doo Movies. Batman appeared in the episodes The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair and The Caped Crusader Caper.

Has Scooby-Doo met Cher?

Yes. Scooby-Doo crossed paths with Sonny and Cher in The New Scooby-Doo Movies.

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Has Scooby-Doo met the rock band, Kiss?

Yes! Scoob met the band in the 2015 animated movie, Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery.

When did Scooby-Doo meet Johnny Bravo?

Scooby-Doo met Johnny Bravo in 1997, via the Johnny Bravo TV series. The episode was called Bravo Dooby-Doo.

Has Scooby-Doo met Sam and Dean Winchester?

Yes. Sam and Dean Winchester – the lead characters in TV series, Supernatural – met Scooby-Doo for a one-off episode of Supernatural titled Scoobynatural.

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What was the name of the first live-action Scooby-Doo movie?

The first live-action Scooby-Doo movie was released in 2002 and was simply titled, Scooby-Doo. It was followed in 2004 by the sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.

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Who directed the 2002 film, Scooby-Doo?

Scooby-Doo (2002) was directed by Raja Gosnell. Gosnell also directed the sequel.

What is James Gunn’s connection to Scooby-Doo?

Guardians of the Galaxy writer/director, James Gunn wrote the screenplay (and co-wrote the story) for Scooby-Doo (2002). He also wrote the story for Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004).

Who voiced Scooby-Doo in the 2002 Scooby-Doo movie?

Neil Fanning provided the voice of Scooby for the first live-action Scooby-Doo movie.


Did Warner Bros. release a Scooby-Doo 3?

No. Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) did not perform as well as Warner Bros. had hoped, putting a stop to a third Scooby-Doo movie.

In 2009, Warner Bros. released Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins – a prequel to the live-action Scooby-Doo movies. In essence, this was the third entry in the series.

Is Scooby-Doo in a Jay and Silent Bob movie?

Yes! Scooby-Doo and the rest of Mystery, Inc. appear in the 2001 film, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

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How many Scooby-Doo Zombie Island movies are there?

There are two Zombie Island movies: Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998) and Scooby-Doo Return to Zombie Island (2019).

How many Scooby-Doo movies are there?

There are currently more than 40 Scooby-Doo movies. If you want a full list, then check out my post: What is the best order to watch the Scooby-Doo movies?

What is significant about the 1995 game, Scooby-Doo Mystery?

Scooby-Doo Mystery marked the final time that original Scooby voice actor, Don Messick provided the voice of Scooby-Doo before his death in 1997.


What is Scooby Apocalypse?

Scooby Apocalypse is a comic book based around Mystery, Inc. The comic – published by DC Comics – re-imagines Scooby and the gang in a post-apocalyptic world.

How many issues of Scooby Apocalypse did DC Comics publish?

DC Comics published 36 issues of Scooby Apocalypse.



A special anniversary edition of Scooby-Doo Where Are You? is available to purchase on Blu-ray. The collection includes every episode of the beloved show, starting with the very first appearance of Scooby-Doo in What a Night for a Knight.

You can check out details and prices for the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: The Complete Series 50th Anniversary Mystery Mansion boxset on Amazon UK and Amazon US.


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