* AffectionateParody: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hUUKT8LwNI Night of the Living Doo]]'', which aired on Halloween in 2001.
** ''Bravo Dooby Doo'', an extremely on-target spoof where WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo crossed paths with Mystery Inc.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooProject'', a series of interstitials from 1999 spoofing "The Blair Witch Project". Daphne even appeared as a member of the Hanna-Barbera tribe in Cartoon Network's "Staylongers" (spoof of "Survivor") interstitials.
*** Some fans, however, see these as examples of the Cartoon Network people never "getting" Hanna-Barbera in the first place.
** A not-so-affectionate parody: "Ring-a-Ding, Where Are You?", one of the shows to which WesternAnimation/MightyMouse gets juxtaposed in the 1988 episode ''Don't Touch That Dial'' from his Bakshi-produced TV show.
--->'''Mighty Mouse:''' Gosh...I feel my I.Q. dropping by the minute!
** The [[Film/ScoobyDoo first live-action movie]] probably fits this trope as well, being more a spoof of the franchise than a straight-up adaptation. Apparently the first draft of the movie was more obviously a parody, in the vein of the [[Series/TheBradyBunch Brady Bunch]] movie, with more adult humor and straight-up mockery of the classic Scooby tropes. The final movie was a lot LighterAndSofter and family-friendly, but retained a notable parodic edge.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: In TheMovie. [[spoiler:Was Scrappy really corrupted by the artifact like Velma said, or was it all him?]]
* ArchivePanic: This franchise has run since 1969, with ''16 series'', four movies, and 10 video games.
* AwesomeMusic: In a Halloween Special they got the band Music/{{KISS}} playing "Shout it Out Loud".
** To be honest, most chase scenes have one of these playing in the background. Several great singers have contributed to the series during the last years.
** Even the live-action movies got some great music, particularly the first. Music/{{Outkast}} and Music/BustaRhymes are just the tip of the iceberg.
* CompleteMonster: Jacques from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'' and [[spoiler:Nibiru Entity]] from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''. See their pages for more details.
* DesignatedHero: Think whatever you want about Scrappy, but you can't deny the heroes are responsible for his actions in the movie.
* DesignatedVillain: Scrappy in the movie. The worst he did was be annoying and the people who were ''supposed'' to be looking after him dumped him on the side of the road. Granted Velma mentions that he "flipped his lid" ([[InformedFlaw despite the fact that he was acting was the same way he always used to]]) and mentions off-handedly that he wasn't really a puppy (he had a glandular problem).
* DorkAge: Varies like other Hanna-Barbera shows; some series and characters serve as the jumping point some people left
** The most common is to jump off when Scrappy-Doo arrives.
** Some others jump off upon ''A Pup Named Scooby-Doo''.
** Even further some people consider the real end being when the Hanna-Barbera name died, so ending at ''Cyber Chase''.
** And an interesting twist: Some people have discounted the TV shows of ''Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!'' and ''Mystery Incorporated'' but are still in favor of the direct-to-video movies.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** The Hex Girls have remained popular with the fans. They even became a CanonImmigrant in ScoobyDooMysteryInc.
** [[CuteMonsterGirl The Ghoul School Girls]], who only appeared in one special to date, but are fondly remembered by the fanbase.
** Vincent Van Ghoul from ''The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo''. Being voiced by Vincent Price may have something to do with it, and it's most likely the reason why Van Ghoul returns in ''Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated''.
** Several of the monsters have become very popular, such as the Tar Monster and Captain Cutler.
** Speaking of monsters, [[spoiler: Simone Lenoir and Lena Dupree from ''Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island'', despite being one-shot villains are quite popular themselves for notably being one of the first villains in the franchise to give off the DarkerAndEdgier vibe way before the villains in ''Mystery Incorporated'' or the succeeding ''Witch's Ghost'' that came one year after ''Zombie Island'', to be outright scary in monster form and when they meet their {{Family Unfriendly Death}}s that would give child fans of the franchise nightmares, [[EvilIsSexy appealing in human form]] to [[HoneyTrap lure victims to a trap]], having [[AxCrazy committed murder before unlike past goons]] and to be taken [[KnightOfCerebus dead seriously]] [[VileVillainSaccharineShow in a usually light-hearted Saturday morning cartoon franchise]] unlike prior villains. [[DracoInLeatherPants Not to mentioned their somewhat]] [[AntiVillain tragic reasons]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds behind their motives]] unlike the one-sidedly greedy reasons of the previous men in masks. Lena especially, for being the least evil as she actually [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes cared for her conspirators]] if they were in danger unlike [[BadBoss Simone]] and initially appearing to be the [[{{Moe}} cutest girl]] who expressed romantic interest towards Fred in the film before TheReveal (even after the revelation she says "[[AffablyEvil Sorry, Freddie. I really do like you]]."), while some fans see her grisly, rapidly aging death as an AlasPoorVillain moment for her (and sometimes for Simone).]]
* FandomBerserkButton: Referring to Scrappy-Doo.
** Although this seems to be averted by ''actual'' Scrappy Doo fans who get tired of the Scrappy hate.
* FanPreferredCouple: Daphne/Shaggy. Noticeably in the final seasons where they traveled together with Scooby and Scrappy solving mysteries or battling ghosts, visibly aging and changing clothes, appearance, and van in the final season with no explanation. Surprisingly, (and likely in part to no one willing to admit a Scrappy season had something worth mentioning in it), nobody brings up that the two were together. Creator/SethMacFarlane also has an unhealthy fixation on Daphne/Scooby, as heard on the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' album.
** A 1991 article in ''Wild Cartoon Kingdom'' magazine theorizes that not only is Velma a lesbian but she's living her alternative lifestyle with Daphne.
** An alternative is Shaggy/Velma. The reason Fred got no lov(in') is that he was... well... Fred Jones. The only person in the world with less personality than him is Keanu Reeves. Daphne was kind of flat too, in the original, and besides Shaggy and Scooby, Velma was the only one with a semblance of a personality.
* HarsherInHindsight: The disembodied pair of eyes at the beginning of most ''Scooby-Doo'' opening credits was pretty sinister to begin with, but at least you knew [[ScoobyDooHoax it was really just some petty criminal who probably wouldn't do any real harm]]. Then we get ''Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated'', [[spoiler:where we get to meet [[EldritchAbomination Nibiru]], [[CompleteMonster the]] [[KnightOfCerebus most]] [[HeroKiller terrifying]] Scooby villain ever. And he is very, ''very'', '''real'''. What is the first form he takes on? A pair of disembodied eyes, of course!]]
** [[spoiler:The FridgeHorror really sets in when you realize that, due to the creature's nature, the eyes probably mean that ''Nibiru's been watching the gang the whole time.'' And because of his connection to ''Mystery Incorporated's'' CosmicRetcon, which is hinted to be the cause of every ContinuityReboot in the franchise's history, that series probably wasn't the first time the gang fought encountered Nibiru.]]
** It is important to note while this explanation does wonders just taking ''Mystery Incorporated'' to task, the writers' TheyJustDidntCare attitude to some HB research pokes many holes in this, a ContinuityReboot that works would blow out the only possible idea of an HB canon.
** As of 2012, the episode "The Tar Monster" may fall into this, as the name of the government official was "Ben Ghazi".
** The show changing the main cast to be just about Shaggy, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo becomes this when you realize that their original voice actors, Casey Kasem and Don Messick, were the first to pass away.
* HilariousInHindsight: At the end of ''Scooby Doo! Pirates Ahoy'', Fred's dad mentions they should give them a trip to the Himalayas for Fred's birthday next year, which Shaggy quickly passes on because he doesn't want to risk a run in with the abominable snowman. The next year's movie, ''Chill Out, Scooby Doo!'' saw this happen as the main plot.
** ''The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries'' HalloweenEpisode "A Halloween Hassle at Dracula's Castle" saw Shaggy attend a costume party as a werewolf. ''Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf'' aired four years later.
** The episode where they're trying to stop the MonsterClown. Said clown hypnotizes Shaggy into being a lion tamer. Shaggy is found in there yelling [[Disney/TheLionKing "Back up there, Simba!"]]
*** It should be recalled, though, that Simba is one of the two most generic lion names long before ''The Lion King'' was ever made. You think there's a lot of human's named "Joe?". Try going to a lion exhibit at any zoo and call "Leo" and "Simba".
** Casey Kasem's dispute over wanting Shaggy to be a vegetarian after he had to voice him in a commercial for Burger King is amusing now that Burger King now promotes a meatless vegetarian burger, and is one of the very few major fast food chains to do so.
** A Mummy, on the Orient Express. Sorry [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E8MummyOnTheOrientExpress Doctor]], Scooby did it first in the 80s.
* HoYay: The last scene of the ''What's New'' episode "Pompeii and Circumstance". Supping on a plate of spaghetti, Shaggy and Scooby are sucking in the same noodle, and...well, you know what happens next. Might be considered InterspeciesRomance if Shaggy and Scooby weren't [[{{Kissgusting}} repulsed by the result]].
* HoYayShipping: ''Mystery Incorporated'' had a recent recurring sub-plot that had Scooby being jealous of Velma as Shaggy's girlfriend. This given a TakeThat ''Curse of the Lake Monster'': Shaggy develops a crush on Velma and it has Scooby feeling a bit left out at times only for them to kiss and realize relationships aren't for them.
-->'''Scooby:''' Hmph. Velma, Velma, Velma.
** From ''Jeepers, It's the Creeper'': At the school's barn dance, Shaggy is dancing with Velma when Scooby enters and asks Shaggy to let him cut in. To Velma's shock and disappointment, Scooby goes off dancing with Shaggy.
-->'''Velma:''' Well, I've been a wallflower before. ButThisIsRidiculous
* HollywoodHomely: Subverted with Velma. She fits the appearance but Fred says she's attractive and she even gets a guy for herself.
** Played depressingly straight in a few episodes of ''Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated'', though. Though that series redesigned Velma to give her a more slim and petite look, there were a few episodes where it was constantly pointed out how fat and unattractive she was.
* LoveItOrHateIt: To a smaller, extent the live-action movies.
** To the larger the franchise in general. Some love the humor and mystery, others hate the formulaic nature, and often poor animation quality. Essentially the same reasons their studio in general is Love It or Hate It.
* MemeticMutation: [[Memes/ScoobyDoo Has its own page]].
* MisBlamed: Many people blame [[TheScrappy Scrappy-Doo]] for ruining ''Scooby-Doo'' (specifically, dumping half the original cast, switching to a TwoShorts format, and the franchise's first clumsy attempts to lose the ScoobyDooHoax) due to the timing of his introduction. Ironically, Scrappy is what probably saved the show from cancellation way back in 1979. And the success of that new incarnation of Scooby Doo is likely what has kept the franchise going on for some 40 years. It doesn't help that nearly '''everyone''' hates the poor character as if he had [[StarWars destroyed an entire planet]] despite the fact he was only created by mandate. To put how much people don't like him is...[[FanDumb an understatement]].
* MoralEventHorizon: There have been some villains that were people dressed as monsters that have actually attempted to murder or critically maim the gang in order to keep their schemes safe (The Snow Ghost, Mr. Hyde, the Ghost of the Red Baron,among others). This explains why Shaggy and Scooby are {{Lovable Coward}}s
* PeripheryDemographic: To some people, the franchise is mere formulaic kid stuff, but science pundit, Creator/CarlSagan, loved the show in the sense that it basically promoted a skeptic point of view of the supernatural with the heroes continually exposing paranormal incidents as [[ScoobyDooHoax mere elaborate hoaxes]] and providing logical explanations instead.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Ironically, it's not Scrappy but ''Daphne'' who is rescued in [[TheMovie adaptations]], with her move away from being the [[DamselInDistress capture prone]] DamselScrappy.
** This has translated to some of the new animated movies as well, particularly ''Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword''.
*** Daphne's old problem of being capture prone is lampshaded in ''Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster'', with multiple references to the Blake family being danger prone.
**** Which is a MythologyGag in and of itself, as during the original series, Daphne's nickname (both in-series and [[FanNickname by fans]]) was "Danger-Prone Daphne".
** Funny enough, Scrappy himself ''was'' rescued for several shows. He matured somewhat and showed capability to actually handle some of the bad guys, unfortunately this largely goes unnoticed.
* TheScrappy:
** Scrappy-Doo is so infamous that he is the TropeNamer. Also an example of LeeroyJenkins, annoying some of the audience with his thoroughly obnoxious behavior of vainly boasting about picking a fight with villains he couldn't hope to harm. Our page for TheScrappy tells much more about why the show introduced Scrappy, why the fans came to hate him, and how the franchise reacted.
** Before Scrappy, there was Scooby-Dum. Though generally speaking, people didn't seem to mind him as much, as he had a low-key personality in contrast to Scrappy, who started out as high-strung and obnoxious. Scooby-Dum even made it into the ''Laff-a-Lympics'' team over the other gang members.
** ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'' had an EthnicScrappy in the form of Flim-Flam. What makes this example amazing is that Scrappy himself was in the show, but due to a setup that made better use of his usual antics, he became RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap. The result is that Flim-Flam became more of a Scrappy than the actual Scrappy.
* TaintedByThePreview: ''Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!'' has been met with disdain before it's even aired, due to its ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''-like design and humor.
* UglyCute:
** [[CuteMonsterGirl The girls]] in ''Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School'', especially Creator/PattyMaloney as the mummy girl.
** "Fred Bat" in the ''What's New, Scooby-Doo?'' episode "The Vampire Strikes Back".
* TheWoobie: Some will feel that Scrappy is this. The poor character hasn't appeared much, is blamed by a lot of internet people of the fanbase. Creator/CartoonNetwork takes jabs at him at a lot of times. Even though he hasn't been seen since, many, many fans feel he might as well be '''THE''' Woobie of the franchise.
** Although one of the attempts from Cartoon Network has become quite HilariousInHindsight for Scrappy and HarsherInHindsight for Cartoon Network.
** If it weren't for Scrappy, Scooby-Doo wouldn't be around anymore. Sadly, this hasn't been resolved.
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