->''"There's a mystery in town, so call the coolest pup around, oh''\\
''Scoo-oby, a pup named Scooby-Doo (Scooby-dooby doo, scooby-doo!)"''

''A Pup Named Scooby-Doo'' is a cartoon show featuring [[SpinOffBabies younger versions]] of the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' cast (but is ''not'' set in the same continuity). It featured the "Scooby-Doo Detective Agency" as [[SpinOffBabies pre-teens]] who, like their older counterparts, solved supernatural themed mysteries in which the MonsterOfTheWeek turned out to be some crook in a mask. The show lasted from September 1988 to August 1991 for a total of 30 episodes.

The show is a lot wackier and zanier than the original show. It hung plenty of lampshades on tropes used by the previous incarnations of the series. The show also made significant changes in the primary cast from the original source, justified in that they were younger and less mature versions of the original characters.

If that description sounds familiar, by the way, there's a reason for that: the team at Creator/HannaBarbera that created ''APNSD'' [[SpiritualSuccessor is also responsible for]] ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. They left for Creator/WarnerBros after the first season was finished.

More recently, the concept of revisiting the cast in their earlier years appeared in the movie ''Film/ScoobyDooTheMysteryBegins'' (meant to be a prequel to the original ''Scooby-Doo'' live action movie series) and the video game ''Scooby-Doo: First Frights''. The movie set them as meeting in high school while the video game had them meet in elementary school.

Notable as the last series in which Creator/DonMessick played Scooby-Doo.

The show uses several of the same tropes as the original series as well as many of its own. See the ShoutOut page [[ShoutOut/APupNamedScoobyDoo here]].
* AdaptationExpansion: This show is the first to give us Doo Manor and that it is to be Scooby's upon adulthood. In the franchise's Archie comic, this is expanded up Doo Manor, being Spooky Doo's and is left to Scooby on a part of him knowing his nephew to be a coward. This also explains why during Scooby's puppyhood Dada Doo and Uncle Horton would both be living at their brother's home, until the rightful heir came of age.
%% * {{Adorkable}}: Velma.
* AgentScully: At the end of "Ghost Who's Coming to Dinner", Daphne still doesn't believe in ghosts even after spending nearly the whole episode interacting with one.
%% * AmusingInjuries
* AnimationBump: Common when [[Creator/KennedyCartoons Glen Kennedy]] was animating; the characters suddenly moved in a more fluid, bouncy manner, and were more prone to bizarre movements and bouncy wild takes.
* ArkhamsRazor: Used almost every episode during TheSummation, every suspect is listed... and the one character who isn't listed for whatever reason (too unlikely, had an alibi, or the writers simply didn't feel like including him) is invariably the culprit.
%% * BagOfHolding: Sugie's diaper bag.
* BatmanGambit: This is how the gang catches the monster in "The Schnook Who Took My Comic Book". The gang pretends to have found ''another'' limited edition Commander Cool comic book (the monster had previously stolen the other one). This prompts the monster to show up to take the (actually fake) comic book and allows the gang to catch him. It's a BatmanGambit because this plan would not have worked if the monster's secret identity, [[spoiler:the comic book's creator]], hadn't been so greedy as to try to [[spoiler:make his limited edition the only one in the world]].
* BattleButler: Dawson, the stand-in for Daphne's usual butler Jenkins, chases off a pack of angry stray dogs by acting even bigger and meaner.
%% * BigEater: Both Scooby and Shaggy.
* BiggerOnTheInside: Scooby's dog house. It looks like an ordinary doghouse from the outside, but inside it's a luxurious mansion, enough to make even Daphne a little jealous.
* TheCameo: YogiBear and Ranger Smith appear in "The Story Stick". Yogi notably is portrayed as [[BearsAreBadNews much more of a vicious wild animal]] than his regular self, scaring the villain off in one scene, and would be almost unrecognizable were it for the fact that he still has his trademark hat and tie on.
* CatchPhrase: Many of the same from the original series and many others.
** "Jinkies."
*** "Velma said, 'Jinkies.' It must be a clue."
** After Shaggy makes a {{pun}}:
--->'''Shaggy:''' "Get it, Scoob?"
--->'''Scooby:''' (after much laughing) "I don't get it."[[note]]This had actually been done before in at least one version of the main franchise.[[/note]]
** "Zoinks!"
** "I would've gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for you pesky kids. Oh, and that puppy."
*** That one is more of an example of a group PhraseCatcher than a CatchPhrase.
*** One time the gang said it for the culprit, she said, "How did you know I was gonna say that?".
** "Would you do it for a Scooby Snack?"
*** Averted in "The Computer Walks Among Us". Scooby enters a dark closet when Velma kisses him.
** "That will do, Jenkins."
*** "Yes, Miss Blake."
** "It could only be...Red Herring!"[[note]] "I didn't do it! Hmph, what a weenie!"[[/note]]
** "Let's split up, gang!" (always said by Fred when splitting up is completely inappropriate).
** "There's no such things as ghosts!" Ironically, Daphne doesn't even believe the slightest possibility of monsters existing (even when they met an actual ghost), while in most series she believes, along with Scooby and Shaggy, the monster might be real (or at least more open-minded). Even her parents don't believe in ghosts.
* CelebrityImpersonator[=/=]ElvisImpersonator: One episode had an Music/ElvisPresley {{Expy}} named [[AlliterativeName Purvis Parker]], and the gang met one of his impersonators.
* CharacterExaggeration: Done to Fred, Daphne, and Velma. Shaggy and Scooby are about the same as ever. That may be because it's close to impossible to exaggerate them. They've always had bottomless stomachs, they've always been complete cowards, and they've always done anything for a Scooby Snack or twenty. Sometimes a whole box.
** Scooby simply adores Velma in this show. She gets as many "wet puppy kisses" from Scooby as Shaggy does.
* ClearMyName: The gang helped Velma do this in one episode when she was facing suspension after being framed for using a robot (which she did create) to break in to the school lockers.
%% * {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Freddy.
* ConflictBall: In "Night of the Living Burger", Shaggy and Scooby have fallen out and spend the whole episode bickering, and [[NoodleIncident we never find out what they were arguing about in the first place]].
* ConspiracyTheorist: Freddie frequently comes up with bizarre theories about aliens (or the mole people, or Red Herring) trying to conquer the earth in the most harebrained way imaginable.
* CosmeticallyAdvancedPrequel: Averted for the most part. The setting is the early 1960's (which makes sense, as the original took place in the later 60's), and the music is rooted in Doo Wop and Motown. Though Velma has a computer, it's an impossibly bulky UNIVAC-style model.
* CrazyPrepared: Velma. She has a BagOfHolding.
%% * DeliciousDistraction
%% * DeadpanSnarker: Daphne.
* DiabolicalDogcatcher: There's an evil dog catcher who sometimes goes after Scooby. What kind of a dog catcher goes after dogs that aren't strays?
* TheDitz: Again, Freddy.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
** Daphne's parents "count money" on Tuesday nights, which lasts until the next day.
** Scooby's reaction to eating a Scooby Snack. He moans with pleasure, then shoots into the sky as fireworks go off, and finally drifts back to earth with a happy smile on his face. Oh, and Shaggy usually holds him afterwards. This seems to be a ShoutOut to Snuffles the Tracking Dog from ''WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw'', who would often react that same way to getting a biscuit. [[WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines Muttley]] has also done this.
* DrugsAreBad:
-->"DRUGS?! Drugs can mess you up!"
** This was made all the more ironic considering that Shaggy seems every bit the stoner he always was, even as a kid in this series. Or maybe he's just a goof.
* EverybodyDoTheEndlessLoop: Lampshaded by the characters yelling, "Start the music!" whenever a chase started. The chase montages were even filled with clips of the characters (and sometimes the monster) dancing.
* ExpositoryThemeTune: And a catchy one at that.
-->''There's a mystery in town, so call the coolest pup around! Oh, Scooby! [[TitleDrop A Pup Named Scooby-Doo]]!''
%% * TheDragAlong
* FairplayWhodunnit: Usually the clues to figure out who it is will be right there in the episode, although sometimes you'd have to ignore whatever funny antics are going on at the time to see them (for example, a suspect might be carrying some item that in hindsight helps prove he's the monster, but you might not see it because Shaggy and Scooby are having some funny reaction at the time).
* FeudEpisode: Shaggy and Scooby refusing to speak to each other throughout "Night of the Living Burger", which hinders the gang's attempts at solving a mystery involving a [[GiantFood giant]] [[AnthropomorphicFood monster hamburger]].
%% * FiveManBand
%% * {{Flanderization}}: Again, Freddy.
* FreeRangeChildren: The kids run about Coolsville with little concern from moms or dads.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Pretty much a given, considering who created this version of ''Scooby-Doo''. See also DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything for one of the more blatant examples.
%% * Creator/HannaBarbera
* HeadlessHorseman: Actually, the headless skateboarder. No joke.
* HeroicBSOD: When Red Herring was revealed once to be the criminal, Fred Jones throws a nasty tantrum.
* IBrokeANail[=/=]SuperOCD: Daphne shows both of these.
* IdentityAmnesia: Shaggy loses his memory and believes himself to be his hero, Commander Cool.
* IdiotHero: Fred becomes a hilarious ignoramus in this show, a characterization that stuck for a while, showing up in the live action movies, and every once in a while in ''WhatsNewScoobyDoo'', the animated movies and ''[[ScoobyDooMysteryInc Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc]]''.
* ImpactSilhouette: In the opening sequence.
* TheJeeves: Jenkins. Dawson, who responds to Daphne's call when Jenkins isn't available, also counts.
* {{Jerkass}}: Innocent in most cases or not, Red Herring is still a huge jerk to the gang.
* JustEatHim:
-->'''Shaggy:''' "Like, Scooby-Doo just ''ate the Cheese Monster''!"
%% * LampshadeHanging
* LanguageBarrier: In the episode "Now Museum, Now You Don't", the monster of the episode is a "samurai ghost". However, at one point he tries to steal some valuable swords, and Velma says something to him in Japanese. He steals the swords anyway, but that proves he doesn't understand Japanese, since Velma was saying to him, "Those swords are fake." Now why would a Japanese ghost not understand Japanese? It's one of the major clues that he is actually [[spoiler:the curator of the museum]].
* LighterAndSofter: While [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou the original]] wasn't necessarily all that scary, this is even more lighthearted.
** Also DenserAndWackier, as this series is also a ''lot'' more cartoony than the original series.
%% * LimitedWardrobe
* LostInImitation: This show developed the personalities of the heroes much more than the original show. Velma's braininess, Daphne's wealth, and Freddy's idiocy all became signature traits and have been a part of the franchise since.
* MeaningfulName: Red Herring. Freddy ''always'' suspects him, to the point where other characters start to {{Lampshade|Hanging}} this, but he was only the culprit once. And that one time was the one time Freddy wasn't allowed to accuse him.
* MidBattleTeaBreak: In "The Were-Doo of Doo Manor", just as the Were-Doo about to attack Shaggy and Scooby, a bell sounds, indicating that it's snacktime, so they all stop what they're doing and go to a table to eat. Once they're finished, Shaggy and Scooby run off and the Were-Doo chases after them.
%% * MonsterClown: Zombo.
%% * MonsterOfTheWeek
* MythologyGag: This show brings back Ruby Doo, Scrappy's mother, who hadn't appeared since the early 1980s.
* NarrativeShapeshifting: Scooby would often change his appearance to that of the MonsterOfTheWeek.
* NoFourthWall: In some episodes, the characters would talk to the viewers directly after catching the monster, asking them whether they had figured out who the monster is.
* NotQuiteDead: In "Curse of the Collar", the gang deals with the ghost of the dogcatcher with a grudge against the Doo Family, Buster [=McMuttMauler=]. Which as usual wasn't real. But then later in the seires we see that the real Buster [=McMuttMauler=] is still very much alive as well.
* NotableOriginalMusic: Many episodes had an original song based around the MonsterOfTheWeek, which was often played [[OnceAnEpisode during the chase.]]
%% * OccultDetective
* OnceAnEpisode: Freddy blames Red Herring for being behind everything.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Played entirely for laughs, of course. In "The Story Stick", Velma finds a clue as usual and says "Jinkies", but this time nobody chimes in that it must be a clue, because everyone else is busy looking under tree stumps and the like and are too far away. Velma says "Jinkies" louder, but still they don't hear. So Velma gets so frustrated she brings out a ''megaphone'' and screams "I SAID JINKIES!!!" prompting Fred to finally say the line about Velma finding a clue.
* PantyShot: Velma in "A Bicycle Built For Boo"; her and Daphne in "The Babysitter From Beyond."
* PepperSneeze: Occurred with newspaper ink instead of pepper.
* [[TeenGenius Pre-Teen Genius]]: Velma went from being TheSmartGuy to being an OmnidisciplinaryScientist, having [[ReedRichardsIsUseless a super-computer devoted solely to crime-solving stuffed in a briefcase]], and doing work for NASA even.[[note]]Although the "real" Velma was referred to as working for NASA in a few episodes of The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries.[[/note]]
* ProWrestlingEpisode: "Wrestle Maniacs".
* RedHerring: Short of using an actual red fish, you just can't get more literal than this: Red Herring was the name of an actual character. {{Once an Episode}}, Freddy would accuse him of being the culprit; the accusation always came out of nowhere, with zero evidence to support it. Fred's logic was that Red was a jerk, and thus must be the villain. Red would always respond with an airtight alibi, much to Freddy's chagrin.
** There was one episode where Red actually ''was'' guilty. This was, of course, the one time Fred ''didn't'' accuse him (the other characters had made a bet with Freddy that he couldn't go a case without accusing Red of anything). This led to him having a miniature HeroicBSOD, where he lay on the ground, pounding it with his fists while crying, [[IKnewIt "I knew it! I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it I knew it!"]]
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense:
-->'''Daphne:''' "[[TheJeeves Jenkins]]? Be scared for me."
-->'''Jenkins:''' "Yes, Miss Blake. ''AHHHHHHHH!"''
* RoleReprisal: Creator/CaseyKasem and Creator/DonMessick reprised their roles of Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, with Freddy, Daphne and Velma getting different voice actors.
%% * RunningOnTheSpot
* RunningGag: Among others, Freddy accusing Red Herring of everything.
%% * ScoobyDooHoax
* ShaggySearchTechnique: Surprisingly, Scooby pulls it off more frequently than [[TropeNamers Shaggy]].
* ShrinkingViolet: Velma. In early episodes, her only lines in the entire show were "Jinkies" and the name of the real crook (when this happened, the other characters would usually exclaim: "Velma talked!" in complete astonishment). Later episodes gave her more lines, with "Jinkies" instead becoming her VerbalTic that she'd found a clue.
* SnubByOmission: After the villains are revealed, they will say the traditional, "And I would've gotten away with it too if it wasn't for you meddling kids." Many times, Scooby would have to remind them to finish by saying, "Oh, and that puppy."
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Toward the end of the original run, one episode was done in a ThreeShorts format with simpler, more slapstick-oriented plots, possibly as a shout-out to the franchise's earliest attempts to change up the "monster mystery" formula (thankfully sans [[TheScrappy Scrappy]]).
* SpeechImpairedAnimal: Scooby, natch.
%% * [[SpinoffBabies Spin-Off Kids]]
%% * SpoiledSweet: Daphne.
* StrictlyFormula: Find bad guy, interview suspects, find clues, trap the monster, and let Velma reveal who the monster is. Of course, this formula has been found in many ''Scooby-Doo'' spin-offs, so it's naturally lampshaded to a great extent.
%% * TheTelevisionTalksBack
* TellHimImNotSpeakingToHim: Shaggy and Scooby did this throughout "Night of the Living Burger", using Daphne as an intermediary.
* TitleDrop: At the beginning and end of every episode.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Freddie is significantly dumber than he's ever been depicted in previous Scooby-Doo incarnations. The personality trait stuck around in later productions.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Although Shaggy and Scooby are known to eat just about anything, there's nothing they love more than Scooby Snacks.
%% * UnnamedParent
* WildTake: Several. The animators seemed to have a running bet to see who could make the next wild take even more outrageous and surreal. [[Creator/KennedyCartoons Glen Kennedy]]'s wild takes have often been the most off the wall.
* YouMeddlingKids: With emphasis on ''kids'' this time, and the villains often would refer to them as "''pesky'' kids" rather than "meddling."