Here you can find a chronological list of Scooby-Doo series
and links to the episodes we've recapped (so far!).
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! (1969-1970)
The second the sound of that theme song hits your ears you're catapulted to a better time, a simpler time. That said, in many ways this is a show trying to figure out what it wants to be, and the growing pains alternate between charming and uncomfortable. Undoubtedly a classic, but never quite what you remembered it to be from your childhood.
S1E1: "What a Night for a Knight"
S1E2: "Hassle in the Castle"
S1E10: "BEDLAM IN THE BIG TOP"
S1E16: "A NIGHT OF FRIGHT IS NO DELIGHT"
The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972-1973)
Everyone loves guest stars, which is why this podcast has . . . done its best, okay. This show had a new guest star every episode, and they ranged from real life people to both live action and animated fictional characters. With the spotlight being shone on men and women who aren't part of the gang, the episodes were also twice the length of regular ones. The Scooby Dudes were so exhausted recapping just one of these there's no telling when they'll every try again.
The Scooby-Doo Show (1976-1978)
So this show technically ran for 40 episodes over three seasons, but in the most confusing way possible. They were actually released under four separate programs which, in order, were: The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour, Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, and Scooby's All-Stars. There's no reason this should have happened and it is a headache and a half to figure out how we want to list these episodes.
SCOOBY'S ALL-STAR LAFF-A-LYMPICS (1977-1979)
This barely qualifies as a Scooby-Doo cartoon, and is really more a showcase of Hanna-Barbera's huge cast of characters engaging in Olympic-style sporting events. In a world where Yogi Bear had more name brand recognition than everyone's favourite mystery-solving Great Dane, this would almost certainly have been Yogi's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics.
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979)
Scrappy is Scoob's nephew and he is . . . not well-loved. But hey, at the time the ratings were in decline, and the network knew that the franchise needed a shot in the arm. It also must have worked, because we still enjoy Scooby-Doo and his pals to this very day, albeit without this diminutive, overly confident, bellicose little pup.
The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show / The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries (1983-1984)
Yes, Scrappy is still around, and this show even had the eye-catchingly appealing "NEW" slapped onto it to let viewers know that this was something special. To be fair, they changed the format so that each episode fit in two eleven-minute mysteries, which was a significant shakeup and would also make recaps far more difficult for podcasters decades in the future.
An additional complication is that the two shows, in spite of the latter being a direct continuation of the former, are formatted as separate first seasons.
S1E4: "THE CREATURE CAME FROM CHEM LAB / NO THANKS, MASKED MANX"
S1E10: "THE FALL DOG / THE SCOOBY COUPE"
S1E13: "WEDDING BELL BOOS!"
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (1985)
Speaking of jarring shakeups, imagine if the franchise jettisoned Fred and Velma, kept Scrappy, added a wisecracking ethnic boy named Flim-Flam, set each episode in a world where the supernatural is very, very real, and changed Shaggy and Daphne's outfits! It's a lot to take in, and given that this only ran for a single 13-episode season the status quo was soon reestablished. Also this show is more often than not legitimately frightening.
S1E1: "TO ALL THE GHOULS I'VE LOVED BEFORE"
S1E2: "SCOOBRA KADOOBRA"
S1E3: "ME AND MY SHADOW DEMON"
S1E4: "REFLECTIONS IN A GHOULISH EYE"
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (1988-1991)
Reimagining Mystery Incorporated as children and Scooby-Doo as a puppy is an idea that has legs. Were those legs strong enough to make it four entire seasons? Well, your mileage may vary. Running puns aside, it's incredible to think that there are people out there who had this be their first ever contact with the franchise.
What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002-2006)
The powers that be were so thrilled to survive Y2K that they ended a decade-long drought and brought Scooby-Doo back for its ninth incarnation. It also marks the first time in several years that we have the entire gang, appropriately aged, solving mysteries together like they used to. As you have probably gathered by the screenshot on the right, the animation quality may have been bumped up a bit around this time.
Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! (2006-2008)
At least 13 Ghosts had Daphne. This show reduced the cast to just Scoob and Shag, turning them not into mystery-solvers, but bumbling secret agent types whose mission it was to foil a mad scientist named "Dr. Phibes". There are some undoubtedly very funny moments, but on the whole it doesn't feel like it has any place in the franchise we know and love.
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010-2013)
Given that the gang is made up of teens, it's actually kind of strange it took so long for the show to lean into hetero (it was the early aughts) pairings between them. Not only that, but this show featured an overarching mystery that popped up between all of the other masked and costumed criminals whose plans they uncovered. This felt like it could be the best Scooby-Doo could ever be, and the slick character redesigns and a regular voice appearance by Patrick Warburton helped cement that.
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! (2015-?)
As they've said time and time again, this show is the very reason Scooby Dudes exists. Luke and Evan were so enamoured with the show that they spend hours on the phone singing its praises. Unfortunately the vaguely McFarlane-esque character design turned many people away from what is a genuinely smart and funny interpretation of Scoob and the gang. At the time of this writing the remaining episodes of the second season have yet to be aired, a true tragedy and injustice.