Fun Fact of the Week #383
From October 20, 1984 to May 31, 1985, an ABC network programming block named "Scary Scooby Funnies" rebroadcast episodes of The Richie Rich / Scooby-Doo Show without the Richie Rich segments. An intro was created for this programming block, editing out the Richie Rich parts of the intro with scenes from episodes of The Richie Rich / Scooby-Doo Show, including "Chinese Food Factory," "Scooby's Desert Dilemma," "A Fit Night Out for Bats," "Stow-Aways," "Swamp Witch," and "Mummy's the Word." You can watch this intro above.
1/10/2022 07:30:22 am
Yeah, all this constant renaming and weird unclear separations of Scooby shows for about a decade there is frustrating to understand and pin down lol, it can be a mess trying to decypher what are all the actual Scooby series and their names.
1/10/2022 03:12:08 pm
Maybe that's the real reason for that third season of the Where are You show...
1/10/2022 08:38:57 pm
@John Locke I'm not quite sure I understand your comment (though it has been a very long day so I wouldn't be surprised if I'm just not processing it correctly lol). Why do you think that?
1/11/2022 12:43:03 am
TSDS season 3 was at first broadcast as a revival/season 3 of WAY, but midway through the airing of that season they rebranded it to Scooby's All Stars I believe. And then later on it was rebranded again under the new umbrella show of 76-78 called The Scooby-Doo Show. Each of the 3 TSDS seasons originally aired with different titles (and in the case of season 3 two different titles) and were then compiled as one show after quite a while. I think that's what John was talking about.
1/11/2022 12:43:30 am
Just joking that with all the renaming and combining and reformatting maybe they actually forgot this was the third season of "the Scooby Doo Show" and not the 3rd season of WAY
1/11/2022 08:05:45 am
@Becker Okay, yep, I got that, I just didn't get his joke at first.
1/10/2022 08:37:52 pm
It is really weird and frustrating. This wasn't an actual Scooby series though, as it was all just re-airings of the Richie Rich / Scooby-Doo Show, under a different name since they didn't air it with the Richie Rich parts.
1/11/2022 12:48:40 am
Yeah, but it was once again a random rebranding of a Scooby show/season. There's a chance the name could've stuck like in other cases and 80-82 could've now been known as Scary Scooby Funnies instead of a second series called Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1980-1982). Idk which I would've preferred, cuz Scary Scooby Funnies is a pretty stupid name, but at least it would mean not having two different shows called Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo in the franchise, one after another might I add.
1/11/2022 08:10:08 am
Oh I see what you're saying. I think I personally prefer the Richie Rich / Scooby-Doo Show as the name, but even Scooby and Scrappy-Doo is better than Scary Scooby Funnies. I wonder what made certain rebrand names stick, whereas others didn't. For example, The Richie Rich / Scooby-Doo Show and The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour seem to have stuck, but I rarely hear anyone call that first season of The Scooby-Doo Show "The Scooby-Doo / Dynomutt Hour" except when they're referring to the DVD.
1/11/2022 10:37:55 am
Tbf, everyone seems to just call 80-82 the "Scrappy Shorts", and it's stuck more than anything in recent times lol
1/11/2022 10:47:24 pm
That's a very good point lol.
1/12/2022 03:42:52 pm
@Becker I completely agree that the name is absolutely stupid, but it would be very convenient in terms of talking about series. Especially for me who really loves the first season, and doesn’t care much for the shorts for the most part. Like you said, we can just call the shorts the shorts, but it would make things easier to clarify regarding the first season lol
1/10/2022 11:48:40 am
I don’t know why but this video brought be so much joy. It felt so nostalgic and happy. I wasn’t even born when that video came out but it made me remember my childhood and I got a bit teary eyed. Sorry if this is random or weird but just wanted to share that. Thanks for all you do.
1/10/2022 08:39:27 pm
Thank you so much, Miner 49er! I'm really glad I could bring back so much nostalgia from your childhood. :)
1/11/2022 12:00:40 am
I wish The Wiggles crossed over with Scooby-Doo 💜❤️💙💛🤎
1/12/2022 03:40:38 pm
I have seen this before, but as others have said, yet another thing to make this era of Scooby Doo confusing and hard to follow
1/12/2022 05:39:52 pm
There's also Scooby's Mystery Funhouse, which makes it even more confusing. According to Wikipedia, that package show was a combination of the 1980-1982 Scrappy shorts and The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show / The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries. However, it's grouped in segments of three, some of them including two eleven minute episodes and a seven minute one, which doesn't make sense as it wouldn't leave time for commercials. So the episode listing on Wikipedia is definitely wrong, but I don't know if that means the span of episodes/series used in Scooby's Mystery Funhouse is also wrong. It's very confusing lol.
1/13/2022 03:55:16 am
Ah yes, Scooby's Mystery Funhouse (trash name again), one of the most confusing examples of such Scooby rebranding. It was back in 85-86, so right at the end of that straight decade of constant jumbling of names. Glad this one didn't stick.
1/13/2022 02:20:37 pm
There is definitely some good quality in the Scrappy era but these are some reasons that the era was still just a mess in terms of marketing
1/13/2022 03:22:01 pm
I'm glad it didn't stick either. Why is it called "funhouse?" lol Other than "Scooby's Fun Zone," I can't even think of any other episodes in that era that included funhouses haha.
1/13/2022 01:35:15 am
Mystery Incorporated's coming to YouTube this Friday
1/23/2022 06:12:59 pm
Thanks for this blast from the past! For some reason, the name "Scary Scooby Funnies" stuck in my brain after the show went off the air, and when I first came online 20+ years ago, I was confused as to why I couldn't find references to it or information about it. A list of episodes and segments is particularly hard to come by. It took me quite a while before I came across someone who explained that it was a compilation of reruns, hence why so little attention has been paid to it.
1/23/2022 07:55:23 pm
It is a really strange little piece of Scooby history. I think there might be a list of episodes on Wikipedia for the series, but I'm not sure how accurate it is since anyone could edit it.
2/5/2022 09:26:06 am
I know it's been a couple of weeks, but I had to go back and check. Wikipedia, the Scooby Wiki, and IMDB all have episode listings for "Scooby's Mystery Funhouse"...but none of them have anything for "Scary Scooby Funnies"! So weird. It really is like a show that just doesn't exist! LOL
2/5/2022 11:08:14 am
That's super strange! It must be the "lost" Scooby show then haha.
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