Western Animation: The New Scooby-Doo Movies

Scooby Scooby Doo, lookin' for you.
Scooby Scooby Doo, where are you?
All the stars are here, waiting for you.
Couldn't have a show without you.
Theme song excerpt

The second series to feature Scooby-Doo, The New Scooby-Doo Movies ran on CBS from 1972 to 1974. Scooby and friends interacted with celebrities and other Hanna-Barbera characters of the time. This series featured nearly all of the Scooby-Doo tropes and was unique in that all episodes were an hour long. In Syndication, the episodes were usually split into two half hour episodes across two days.

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Tropes unique to The New Scooby-Doo Movies:

  • Nonindicative Name: These episodes don't really seem long enough to count as "movies". They're also not very new anymore.
  • Off Model: Both the first and second seasons are rife with this, putting even the Limited Animation of the original series to shame. The second season, however, combats this with a greater number of frames for more fluid animation.
  • Panty Shot: Velma in "A Good Medium Is Rare" and "The Spooky Fog" (which was missing footage that CBS ran only during the second season); Daphne in "The Mystery Of Haunted Island."
  • Role Reprisal:
    • The guest appearance by The Addams Family has John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, and Ted Cassidy reprise their roles as Gomez Addams, Morticia Addams, Uncle Fester, and Lurch.
    • The two episodes featuring Batman and Robin have Olan Soule and Casey Kasem reprise their roles as the Dynamic Duo from The Adventures of Batman, in addition to Larry Storch and Ted Knight reprising their respective roles as the Joker and Penguin.
  • Spoonerism: Professor Flakey from the second guest appearance by Batman and Robin had this problem. For example, he mistakenly calls his invention a "sighing flute" and at one point identifies the episode's villains as "Poker and Jenguin".
  • The Un-Reveal: In "Guess Who's Knott Coming to Dinner," it's never actually revealed whether the detective is or is not Don Knotts.
  • You Remind Me of X: Done in the Jonathan Winters episode:
    Maude Frickert: You look like my idol. Greatest man that ever lived.
    Fred Jones: Who's that?
    Maude Frickert: Glen Campbell.
  • Your Mom: The Joker does this to Scooby in "The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair".
    Daphne: Do you know Mrs. Baker?
    Joker: I know who Mrs. Baker is. (points to Scooby) She's that creature's mother! Bow wow!