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->''"And I got away with it thanks to [[YouMeddlingKids those meddling kids and their dog]]."''
-->-- '''Iwao Takamoto''', character designer for ''ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'', discussing the show's success

''Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!'' is a popular animated television series created by Creator/HannaBarbera, launched all the way back in 1969. It consisted of two seasons which originally aired Saturday mornings on Creator/{{CBS}}. The series spawned the famous ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' franchise, which is still running to this day, [[LongRunner lasting over forty years!]]

''Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!'' featured a gang of four mystery-solving teenagers, and their talking Great Dane, Scooby-Doo. In each episode, the Scooby Doo Gang [[MonsterOfTheWeek runs into some sort of paranormal activity]], and it's up to them to solve the case. In nearly every episode, however, it just turns out to be [[ScoobyDooHoax a man in a mask]], though the gang never seems to catch onto this.

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!!''Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!'' provides examples of the following Tropes:
* SeventiesHair: The characters were designed in 1969, but close enough.
* AbandonedArea: The most common setting of the series.
** AbandonedMine: There's one in the episode "Mine Your Own Business".
** GhostTown: Gold City, also from "Mine Your Own Business".
** HauntedCastle: The primary location in "A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts" and "Hassle in the Castle" naturally.
** HauntedHouse: Of course! Standout examples include "A Night of Fright is No Delight", "What the Hex Going On", and "Haunted House Hang-Up".
* AbsurdlyIneffectiveBarricade: In "Spooky Space Kook", Shaggy and Scooby build one only to find out that the door opens outwards instead of inwards.
** In "Mystery Mask Mix-up", we have this:
-->'''Shaggy'''(after they've finished nailing the door shut): He won't be able to open that door.
-->''The wall lifts up, revealing the ghost.''
-->'''Shaggy''': Wouldn't you know he'd come through the wall?
* AlwaysNight: The monsters and ghosts only appear at night (and for good reason) and daylight scenes occur on only a few occasions throughout the entire series.
* AmusementParkOfDoom
* BatScare: The opening credits, every time.
* BedsheetGhost: The Phantom of Vasquez Castle, although he subverts the typical ineptitude such a costume usually implies by being transparent and intangible for the majority of the episode.
* BigEater: Guess.
* BlackBeltInOrigami: In "Mystery Mask Mix-up", Shaggy tries to bluff the ghost: "Go on, I dare you to cross the line, but I warn you, I know judo, chop suey, and Chinese checkers!" The ghost (being Chinese) was not intimidated.
* BlindWithoutEm: "My glasses! I can't see without my glasses!"
* TheButlerDidIt: In "Go Away Ghost Ship", Shaggy {{lampshades}} this: "Like, I thought the butler always did it."
* ButThisIsRidiculous: Twice.
** Velma, when Shaggy goes off dancing with Scooby:
-->Well, I've been a wallflower before, but this is ridiculous!
** Shaggy, when he has to carry Scooby over to "investigate".
-->I've heard of holding somebody's hand when they're scared, but this is ridiculous.
* CaptainColorbeard: Redbeard, from "Go Away Ghost Ship."
* CartoonJuggling: Shaggy in "A Tiki Scare is No Fair" while distracting the WitchDoctor.
* CatchPhrase
** Shaggy: Zoinks!
** Velma: Jinkies!
** Daphne: Jeepers!
** Scooby: Scooby Dooby Doo!
** Fred:[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheSamuraiSword ...Darnit, I still don't have a catch phrase!]]
* ChaseScene: just about every episode. Sometimes with music.
* CobwebOfDisuse: In "Mine Your Own Business", Shaggy and Scooby get cups full of them. In "Nowhere to Hyde", the attic has a collection of them.
* ConveyorBeltODoom:
** In "Don't Fool with a Phantom", the last episode of the original Scooby-Doo series, the Wax Phantom (the Monster of the Week) left Shaggy and Scooby tied up on a conveyor belt that would dump them into a tank of melted wax, and Shaggy quipped, "That bit went out with the silent movies!" You know it's a DeadHorseTrope when it's being parodied in the early 1970s.
** Not that this stopped the Snow Ghost from tying Velma to a log and sending it towards a buzzsaw in "That's Snow Ghost"...
* [[DangerTakesABackSeat Danger Takes a Front Seat]]: the Creeper.
* DistressedDamsel: Danger-Prone Daphne.
* TheDogBitesBack: at the end of "Decoy for a Dognapper", the kidnapped dogs chase and tree the villain.
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Done in "A Clue For Scooby Doo". The villain is disguised as the alleged ghost of a dead sailor. The episode presents two suspects: the dead sailor's wife, and another sailor. The villain turns out to be the dead sailor, [[FakingTheDead who was not so dead after all.]] (However, his wife was an accomplice.)
* DramaticUnmask[=/=]TheReveal: At the end of every episode.
* DrivesLikeCrazy:
** Velma, believe it or not, in "Foul Play in Fun land" after [[BlindWithoutEm losing her glasses]].
** Fred also briefly resorted to this, including crashing through walls, during the ChaseScene in "Mystery Mask Mix-up."
* ExpospeakGag: In "Hassle in the Castle", Velma translates her own ExpoSpeak.
-->'''Velma''': When the barometric pressure dropped and the warm offshore air came in contact with the midland cold front, we ran into some unnavigable nucleation.
-->'''Fred''': You're right, Velma -- whatever you said.
-->'''Velma''': I said, we're lost in a fog.
* FineYouCanJustWaitHereAlone: In "Spooky Space Kook", Shaggy and Scooby declare they aren't going any farther. Fred responds, "Fine, if you want to stay here -- alone." A ghostly laugh sends the two running to catch up.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Fred
** TheLancer: Shaggy.
** TheSmartGuy: Velma.
** TheChick: Daphne.
** TheBigGuy[=/=]TeamPet: Scooby-Doo.
* FloorboardFailure: in "Mine Your Own Business". Justified as the mine is decades old.
* GhostlyGape: The Phantom Shadows from "A Night of Fright is No Delight" have orange spots for eyes and a gaping orange mouth.
* GhostPirate: The villains from "Go Away Ghost Ship" which shockingly features a...
* GhostShip
* HeroStoleMyBike: in "Decoy for a Dognapper", Shaggy asks a friend if he has anything for him to follow Scooby's abductors. When the friend says, "Only my motorbike", Shaggy roars away with it. At least he asked...
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In "Nowhere to Hyde", Fred, Velma, and Daphne scare the VillainOfTheWeek so badly that he falls through his own TrapDoor.
* ImpactSilhouette: Shaggy and Scooby tend to leave these when they're running from the villain.
* ImpliedLoveInterest:
** In this series, it was strongly implied that Fred and Daphne were boyfriend-and-girlfriend, such as dancing together at parties and whatnot, but it was never confirmed if they were an OfficialCouple.
** The same could be said for Velma and Shaggy. As well as being designated dance partners, he carries her spare glasses on him at all times and she brings his cough medicine when he's ill. Not to mention how they dressed up as Tarzan and Jane, as well as Mark Anthony and Cleopatra.
* {{Imprinting}}: Scooby has a baby chick do this in one episode. When he returns it, a whole nest of eggs hatch and all of them imprint on Scooby.
* InevitableWaterfall: in "Who's Afraid Of the Big Bad Werewolf".
* InUniverseNickname: Danger-Prone Daphne.
* TheKetchupTest: Fred pulls this off in "What a Night for a Knight", in order to confirm that the 'blood' on the museum floor wasn't blood. It was paint.
* KnewItAllAlong: In "Never Ape an Ape Man", Shaggy gets "grabbed" by a stuffed ape. When Velma tells him it's not real, he answers, "Well, I hope you don't think he had me fooled for a minute. I knew it all the time."
* LargeHam: Scooby. "What a ham," indeed.
* LaughTrack
* LetsSplitUpGang: TropeNamer.
* LittleGirlsKickShins: Velma does it to the Creeper.
* LostMyAppetite: Shaggy, of all people.
-->'''Old Man''': I'm the hermit of the hills, and you're just in time to join me for dinner! (Laughs)
-->'''Shaggy''' (laughs): I just lost my appetite.
* TheMovie: [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland Besi]][[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAbracadabraDoo des]] [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheCyberChase the]] [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGoblinKing series]] [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooCampScare of]] [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooLegendOfThePhantosaur revived]] [[WesternAnimation/AlohaScoobyDoo direct]] [[WesternAnimation/ChillOutScoobyDoo to]] [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheSamuraiSword video]] [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheLochNessMonster films]], [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooInWheresMyMummy it]] [[Film/ScoobyDoo did get two]] [[Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed theatrical ones.]]
* NotNowWereTooBusyCryingOverYou: In the episode "Scooby-Doo and a Mummy, Too", Shaggy did this over a stone statue of Scooby: "He was like a brother to me! (the real Scooby approaches him) Look, Scoob, you've been turned to stone!"
* NowIKnowHowAnXFeels: Shaggy in "Scooby's Night With a Frozen Fright".
-->'''Velma''': Are you all right?
-->'''Shaggy''': Yeah. But now I know how a baseball feels when it gets knocked out of the park.
* OminousFog: Becomes a plot point in "Go Away Ghost Ship".
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Fans didn't learn that Shaggy's first name was Norville until years later ([[spoiler:he has a younger named Maggie in later series, but her nickname is "Sugie").
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: For starters, they're all just people in costumes, but that's not to say the villains didn't get creative. Examples range from a floating white sheet to glowing blue alien with a skull head, and even a "ghost" who could actually walk through walls ([[spoiler:by using a mirror-projected image of himself]]).
* PaintedTunnelRealTrain: During the chase sequence in "Don't Fool With a Phantom", Shaggy and Scooby paint a fake door on the wall before fleeing the room in another direction. When the Wax Phantom catches up to where they had been he opens the fake door...and promptly crashes into (and through) the very real brick wall behind it.
* PantyShot: Velma in "Decoy For A Dognapper." She and Shaggy flail their arms and legs warding off a flock of bats; Velma kicks her skirt up high enough to show panties the same color as her skirt.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Velma. She's the shortest but can lift all the other members of the group at once.
* RealEstateScam: Frequently the villain's motive.
* RiseFromYourGrave: The zombie from "Which Witch is Which?" is brought 'back to life' by the eponymous witch.
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: TropeNamer. Though used before Scooby-Doo, this series could've made it famous.
* ScoobyDooHoax: Once again, the TropeNamer.
* SecurityCling: Scooby often jumps into Shaggy's arms. Shaggy jumps into Velma's once.
* ShaggySearchTechnique: TropeNamer once again.
--> '''Daphne''': Look! A secret passage!
--> '''Fred''': You're right! Shaggy, you're a genius!
--> '''Shaggy''': I am?
--> '''Velma''': Sure. Who else but you could've sat down on the rock that opened the secret passage?
--> '''Shaggy''': I thought that rock was pretty suspicious.
* ShoutOut: Check it out [[ShoutOut/ScoobyDoo here]].
* SmokeOut: Used by the witch in "Which Witch is Which?" as well as by Velma in "Scooby Doo and a Mummy Too".
-->'''Velma''': Pardon me; it's time for a smoke-screen exit.
* SpookyPainting: The first of many appears in "Hassle in the Castle".
* SpookySeance: The gypsy fortune teller provides one to the gang in "A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts". Needless to say, it does nothing to deter their curiosity.
* StopDrowningAndStandUp: In "Haunted House Hang-Up", a chase ends with Shaggy, Scooby, and Velma falling into a well, leading to the following exchange:
-->'''Shaggy''': Help! Help, I'm drowning! Call the Coast Guard!
-->'''Velma''': Stand up. The water's only knee-deep.
** Also, from "Foul Play in Funland", after the villain has upset their boat:
-->'''Shaggy''': Don't worry, I'll save ya!
-->'''Velma''': Thanks, Shaggy, but why don't we just walk out?
* TheStraightMan: This is the reason why Fred and Daphne often disappear into the background, the writers preferred focusing on more interesting characters.
* StrangerBehindTheMask: Happened in some episodes, such as "Spooky Space Kook."
** Subverted in "A Clue For Scooby Doo". When the villain is unmasked, the other characters don't recognize the villain's face...[[SmartBall except for Shaggy]], who shows that TheDogWasTheMastermind.
* TheSummation: Every time the monster is revealed to be fake, the gang explains why the masked man went through all the trouble he did, how he did it and how the gang managed to piece the clues together.
* TakenForGranite: The gang learns that the mummy of Anka turns anybody to stone that disturbs his resting place. The mummy (presumably) turns a professor and a doctor and Scooby to stone, but the gang soon learns that they were cast duplicates made of concrete.
* TitleThemeTune: In the [[Quotes/TitleThemeTune lyrics]]: "Scooby-''Dooby''-Doo, where are you?"
* ToonPhysics: Applied several times, sometimes characters (usually Shaggy and Scooby) could do things like hang from ceilings by jackhammers or leave things suspended in midair.
* TheWallsAreClosingIn: In "A Night of Fright is No Delight", the gang gets trapped between the encroaching walls of the room they're in. Only Scooby "playing" the piano saved them.
* WaxMuseumMorgue: The last episode of the series "Don't Fool With a Phantom" takes place in one, although given that this is Scooby-Doo there are no actual dead bodies.
* WitchDoctor: Two prominent examples as both are featured in the theme songs of their respective seasons. Firstly, the Navajo inspired witch doctor from "Decoy for a Dognapper" and the Hawaiian inspired one from "A Tiki Scare is No Fair" with the latter being a more iconic example.
* {{Wolfman}}: In the episode "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf?". One also makes an appearance in "A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts".
* WorthlessTreasureTwist: in "A Night of Fright is No Delight", Scooby alone of all the potential heirs manages to stay the night in the "haunted" castle. Unfortunately, the million dollars that are legally his are all Confederate.
* WouldHurtAChild: Although they never actually reach this point due to [[NeverSayDie the type of show]] this is, most villains in the series definitely aren't above this.
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Scooby expresses this to Fred in both "Hassle in the Castle", and "Don't Fool With a Phantom".
-->'''Fred''': Okay, Scooby. Go in and take a look around. We'll keep watch out here.
-->'''Scooby''': You're kidding.
-->'''Fred''': No, I'm not kidding.

-->'''Fred''' (after chipping Scooby out of wax ''he'' accidentally encased him in): Okay, Scoob?
-->'''Scooby''': [[WhatTheHellHero You gotta be kidding!]]
* YouJustHadToSayIt: Of the "original speaker" variant, in "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf?" Shaggy comments, "I wish I knew how Mr. Hairy fits into all this." When Fred answers that they'll figure it out, Shaggy groans, "Oh, why don't I just keep quiet?"
* YouMeddlingKids: And they would've gotten away with it, too.
* YouLookLikeYouveSeenAGhost: Invoked verbatim on more than a few occasions.
* [[YouWouldntHitAGuyWithGlasses You Wouldn't Hit A Girl With Glasses]]: Yes, the Creeper would.
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