Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is a popular television series launched all the way back in 1969. It consisted of two seasons, and an unofficial third season under the title of The Scooby-Doo Show. The series spawned the famous Scooby-Doo franchise, which is still running to this day, 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 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 a man in a mask, though the gang never seems to catch onto this.Scooby-Doo has been generally well received, mostly attracting children 6 to 11 years old, capturing the hearts of many kids throughout its impressive run.
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! provides examples of the following Tropes:
'70s Hair: The characters were designed in 1969, but close enough.
Black Belt In Origami: 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.
Fine, You Can Just Wait Here Alone: 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.
Hero Stole My Bike: 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...
Knew It All Along: 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."
Not Now, We're Too Busy Crying Over You: 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!"
Our Ghosts Are Different: 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 (by using a mirror-projected image of himself).
Pintsized Powerhouse: Velma. She's the shortest but can lift all the other members of the group at once.
The Summation: 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.
Toon Physics: Applied several times, sometimes characters (usually Shaggy and Scooby) could do things like hang from ceilings by jackhammers or leave things suspended in midair.
The Walls Are Closing In: 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.
Wax Museum Morgue: 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.
Witch Doctor: 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".
Worthless Treasure Twist: 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.
You Just Had to Say It: 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?"