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:

  • Continuity Nod: in the Opening Credits, the name of the previous series (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!) is title dropped. Scooby replies, "Over here!"
  • Crossover: A bunch of Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters have put in appearances.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Any celebrity that appears on the show.
  • Laugh Track
  • Nonindicative Name: These episodes don't really seem long enough to count as "movies". They're also not very new anymore.
    • To be fair, the modern notion that movies must be around "90 minutes" is a little unfair given the amount of movies that have existed that are under and over that length. This show being early 1970s, there were plenty of drive-in movies in the 1950s and 1960s with around an hour's run time.
  • The Unreveal: 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.