Scooby-Doo has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was watching the cartoon in the early 1970s. It was originally broadcasted starting in 1969.
I named our dachshound Scooby Doo.
Much later in life, my grandkids, Connor and Suzanne Stone, would always ask for me to put in my old Scooby Doo DVDs to watch when they stayed with us.
When “Scoob” arrived this past week, I texted Connor, who is now driving, to come up from Florida, to bring Suzanne with him, and we’d watch this new animated masterpiece over the weekend. He responded, “lol, I’m taking the ACT Saturday.” And later complained about having to wear a mask “I had to take ACT with it on ... four hours.”
So let the real story begin, which describes the origins not only of the crazy hounddog but also of Mystery Inc.
A lonely Shaggy Rogers befriends and adopts a talking stray dog, whom he names Scooby Dooby-Doo. On Halloween, Shaggy and Scooby meet Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, and Velma Dinkley before venturing into a haunted house. After the kids encounter a ghost, whom they capture and unmask as costumed thief Mr. Rigby, they become inspired to solve mysteries together as Mystery Inc.
Scooby is a male Great Dane and lifelong companion of amateur detective Shaggy, with whom he shares many personality traits. Come on, let your inner child loose.