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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
* ArtisticLicenseHistory:
** In "A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts", Daphne finds an inscription about King Tut written in 1668. Tutankhamun's tomb wasn't discovered until as late as the early 20th century.
** InUniverse, Velma notes the inconsistency of a Native American witch doctor (predating a good thousand years) speaking modern English.
-->'''Shaggy''': Maybe he went to night school.
* AssuranceBackfire: "What A Night For A Knight" has this at the onset, when Shaggy and Scooby hear a noise in the bushes and Shaggy tells Scooby to see what it is.
-->'''Shaggy:''' Don't worry...I'm right behind you.
-->'''Scooby:''' (''sarcastically'') Thanks a lot.
* BannisterSlide: In "A Night Of Fright Is No Delight". As the two green ghosts are fleeing Shaggy and Scooby, they jump on to a stair's banister and slide down in in an attempt to escape.
* 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.
* BeneathSuspicion: The show plays this trope straight constantly during its early incarnations, although they begin playing with it in later series and spinoffs. In the original series, the one character the gang briefly meets early on in each episode disappears and is never seen again... Until the monster is captured. He usually tries to make himself extremely helpful during the brief time he's seen, which is another hint. However, as shown below, there were exceptions.
** This trope was already subverted in the second episode ever to air, 'A Clue for Scooby Doo.' When pulling off the mask, they assume it's the helpful Mr. Shark pretending to be Captain Cutler's ghost, but instead it's the actual Captain Cutler, whom they'd never before met.
** Subverted in one episode where the gang meets a rather creepy-looking farmer who tells them about a ghost haunting a nearby abandoned airfield. They investigate, and find out that the phony ghost is not the farmer, but the farmer's next-door neighbor (who we haven't even seen until now) who was trying to scare the farmer off his land. And the police who show up at the end? The creepy farmer called them himself when he got worried about the Scooby gang's own safety!
** Double subverted in one episode, where the kids meet a creepy old man who tells them a creepy story of a haunted house, then disappears. They spend most of the episode trying to catch a headless ghost in said haunted house, only to find out it's the inheritor of the house (a person they've never seen before), trying to keep treasure hunters away until he can recover his grandfather's fortune. The next moment, a masked burglar wearing a bedsheet on his head breaks into the house. They catch him and guess what? He's the guy they met in the beginning.
** In another episode, they are alone for the first half without meeting anyone. This one has no disguised villains, just a malfunctioning robot and an inventor trying to repair it, and his wife, who doesn't like robots, and only appears at the very end.
* BigEater: Guess.
* BizarreTasteInFood: Shaggy and Scooby-Doo. From liverwurst and fried chicken sandwiches to peanut butter pizza with anchovies and chocolate sauce. Shaggy once even wanted to put fish food on his sandwich along with the other condiments, but he changed his mind when the goldfish in the tank got angry.
* 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.
* BlindMistake: Velma made a few blunders after losing her glasses. Among other things, she once approached a statue and thought it was Shaggy, petrified with fear.
* BlindWithoutEm: "My glasses! I can't see without my glasses!"
* BoyishShortHair: Velma Dinkley has short hair that reaches up to her chin.
* BrainyBrunette: Velma is portrayed as a highly intelligent young woman.
* BriefcaseFullOfMoney: "The Backstage Rage" starts with Shaggy and Scooby discovering a violin case full of money. It's the start of a counterfeiting caper.
* TheButlerDidIt:
** In "Go Away Ghost Ship", the Scooby gang has to chase a ghost pirate. Their employer, Mr. Magnus, has a big, creepy-looking butler who is an obstacle into going to see him. At the end of the episode, when the pirate is unmasked, Shaggy is surprised:
-->'''Shaggy''': Like, I thought the butler always did it.
** In "Nowhere to Hyde", all clues initially point to the housemaid Helga, but in the end it turns out that all those clues were planted by the real villain, who reveals himself when Shaggy and Scooby accidentally find a true clue.
* 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.
* BuzzsawJaw: In "That's Snow Ghost", Scooby rapidly bites a log in two after Velma tells him to "make like a beaver."
* CaptainColorbeard: Redbeard, from "Go Away Ghost Ship."
* CartoonJuggling: Shaggy in "A Tiki Scare is No Fair" while distracting the WitchDoctor.
* CartoonyTail: Scooby-Doo is a Great Dane and has a tail like one◊, but it often curls and waves like that of a cat.
* 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.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: ClosedCircle or not, the gang can't help but to lend a hand. A good example would be the beginning of "Go Away, Ghost Ship", where the kids have to come up with a convoluted plan just to ''talk'' with someone that may need their help. Like the [[GoodSamaritan Good Samaritans]] they are.
--> '''C.L. Magnus''': What's going on in here?
--> '''Daphne''': Would you believe we're here to help you?
--> '''Shaggy''': Like, GoodSamaritan joes!
* 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.
* ContemporaryCaveman: The caveman of "Scooby's Night With a Frozen Fright", of the HumanPopsicle variety.
* 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.
* DelayingTheRescue: In "Scooby Doo and a Mummy Too", Shaggy leaves the professor BoundAndGagged after getting his word that he's all right. "Groovy. Be back for you later."
* DidntThinkThisThrough: "A Clue for scooby Doo" has Shaggy and Scooby underwater (with scuba gear, of course) trying to ward off the ghostly sea diver (the ghost of Captain Cutler) with a cannon on the deck of a sunken ship. Shaggy tries to ignite the cannon's fuse with a match, then forgets matches don't light underwater.
* 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."
* EvilLaugh: The villains capable of laughter, anyway.
* 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
* GoneHorriblyRight: In "Go Away Ghost Ship," the gang goes out on a speedboat and use a recorded foghorn to pose as the freighter that Redbeard's ghost is after. Their plan works all too well, and Redbeard's ship rams their speedboat and splits it clean in two.
-->'''Velma''': [[LampshadeHanging Our plan worked too well.]] It's going to ram us!
* GoGoEnslavement: In "Bedlam In The Big Top", Harry the Hypnotist, disguised as a Ghost Clown, hypnotizes Daphne. When next we see her, she's wearing a fanservicy circus outfit and performing a stunt on a unicycle. [[FridgeHorror We're never told if Harry undressed her, or just had her change her own clothes.]]
* 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.
* HoistHeroOverHead: The Snow Ghost hoists Scooby over his head in preparation for throwing him off a ledge.
* 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 at times. At times they are designated dance partners but in one case it was only a set up for a Scooby joke as he interrupts to dance with Shaggy. Some more convincing arguments come from earlier episodes where he carries her spare glasses on him at all times and she brings his cough medicine when he's ill. Such could be read as ImpliedLoveInterest or sibling-like care.[[note]]It should be noted the characters were originally designed as brother/sister in earlier versions.[[/note]]
* {{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".
* InsuranceFraud: In "Go Away Ghost Ship", the villain (the owner of a shipping line) would dress as Redbeard the Pirate and raid his own ships, both to sell the stolen cargo and collect the insurance money.
* 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.
* LookBehindYou: The episode "Don't Fool With A Phantom" has Shaggy pulling this when Fred details his plans to catch the wax phantom using Shaggy and Scooby as bait:
-->'''Shaggy:''' Fred, like the plan is faaaaaan-tastic, except...
-->'''Fred:''' Except what?
-->'''Shaggy:''' Like, we won't do it. Right, Scoob?
-->'''Scooby:''' Right!
-->'''Fred:''' Have you got a better idea?
-->'''Shaggy:''' Sure. Like, look out there (''he points ahead'') and tell me what you see.
-->'''Daphne:''' The wax works. (''Shaggy and Scooby dart away as the others turn towards the direction Shaggy pointed'') They've disappeared!
-->'''Velma:''' Of all the nerve!
-->'''Fred:''' I have to laugh at myself. Those two chickens fooled ''us!''
* 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.
* LumberMillMayhem: In "That's Snow Ghost", the ghost ties Velma up in a saw mill and tries to cut her in half.
* 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.]]
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Scooby and Shaggy have a run-in with an alligator while trying to get away from the ghost of Mr. Hyde.
* NoisyNature: The bats that flutter across the screen at the start of the opening credits all chitter their little heads off. Disturbed bats generally book it without emitting cries that humans can hear, as they're too busy echolocating so they don't run into one another.
* 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!"
* NotableOriginalMusic: Season 2 features several "chase songs" in a bubblegum-pop vein. In the '90s Rhino Records put out a CD, ''Scooby-Doo's Snack Tracks'', containing most of these.
* 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.
* PaperThinDisguise: Plenty! Some examples include:
** Shaggy and Scooby disguise themselves as the titular villain in "Which Witch is Which?" using nothing but a purple sheet and a mop. It works.
** "Scooby-Doo and a Mummy, Too" combines this with NobodyHereButUsStatues. Shaggy and Velma disguise themselves as a museum display of Marc Antony and Cleopatra, respectively: Shaggy wears a centurion's helmet, and Velma puts on a green sheet and wears a feather in her hair.
** The best example--in terms of sheer ludicrousness--might be "Mystery Mask Mix-Up." Scooby and Shaggy are pursued by two ghostly figures, and run into a small room. About two seconds later, the figures open the door...and discover Shaggy and Scooby dressed as Chinese restaurant waiters. They quickly seat the ghosts at a table and proceed to serve them "chocolate chop suey with spare ribs a la mode." The amazing thing is that this disguise works, despite the fact that the ghosts ''saw Scooby and Shaggy enter the room.''
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Velma. She's the shortest but can lift all the other members of the group at once.
* RapidFireNailBiting: Spoofed in "Nowhere To Hyde", where Shaggy does this after Velma calls him out for being scared, but he's actually biting Scooby's nails.
* RealEstateScam: Frequently the villain's motive.
* ReplacedTheThemeTune: Ted Nichols' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecxXXvB5kUs original instrumental theme]] for the series is utilized in the original 1969 broadcasts of "What a Night for a Knight" and "A Clue for Scooby-Doo", then quickly replaced by the more-familiar lyrical song in "Hassle in the Castle".
* RiseFromYourGrave: The zombie from "Which Witch is Which?" is brought 'back to life' by the eponymous witch.
* RoomDisservice: The gang poses as room service to get into Mr. Magnus' penthouse in "Go Away Ghost Ship."
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: TropeNamer. Though used before Scooby-Doo, this series could've made it famous.
** Also of note, Scooby doesn't actually use this trope until it's second season.
* ScoobyDooHoax: Once again, the TropeNamer.
* SecurityCling: Scooby often jumps into Shaggy's arms. Shaggy jumps into Velma's once. [[ShipTease Velma also clings to Shaggy during a chase scene in "Mystery Mask Mix-up".]]
* 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]].
* SkullForAHead: The Space Kook.
* 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.
* TheresNoBInMovie: In "Nowhere to Hyde", the gang discusses a movie called "I Was A Teenage Blob".
* TitleThemeTune: In the [[Quotes/TitleThemeTune lyrics]]: "Scooby-''Dooby''-Doo, where are you?"
* {{Tontine}}: A Colonel bequeathed his residence and one million dollars to be evenly split among five benefitiaries. Each benefitiary is required to spend one night at the residence [[OnOneCondition to be allowed to receive their share of the estate]]. The shares of those who fail will go to the benefitiaries who don't fail [[spoiler:The lawyers who informed the benefitiaries about the will try to get rid of them to get the money but they get caught and Scooby-Doo, as the only benefitiary who spent a night at the Colonel's home, inherits the whole estate. Unfortunately, the dollars are Confederate money]].
* 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.
* UncannyValley: InUniverse. One episode that didn't feature a villain in disguise, "Foul Play in Funland", had the heroes help an Inventor capture a runaway robot he built for an amusement park. It turns out the inventor's sister sabotaged the robot to persuade him not to put the robot to use, because it would scare the children away.
* VideoWill: A variant, Colonel Beauregard recorded his will into a record.
* 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: Over all the range of villainy across the series is wide, while some are pretty low key and just out to scare people off, there are certain ones that are willing to completely do away with the meddling kids if need be.
* 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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