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Scooby Goes Hollywood (known in home media releases as Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood) was a 1979 animated prime time special based on Scooby-Doo.

Scooby and Shaggy get sick of life as comic relief television stars, so they try to pitch test pilots to the president of the network C.J. in hopes of moving to Hollywood and receiving the perks of movie stardom. Velma, Daphne, and Fred meanwhile start facing the difficulties of two of their co-stars walking out on them.


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  • Animated Actors: The first continuity to depict Scooby and the gang as in-universe actors.
  • Animated Musical: This animated prime time special has several musical numbers sung by the characters in-universe.
  • Clip Show: One song shows clips from various episodes of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! accompanied by Velma, Daphne, and Fred pleading for Scooby to return to their show.
  • Made-for-TV Movie: It's a movie-length production that premiered on television rather than being released in theaters.
  • No Antagonist: Another notable first is that this installment of Scooby-Doo has no real villains in it. The only antagonistic characters that appear are the ones in the fake episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! that Shaggy and Scooby are seen shooting in the beginning of the film and the test pilots Shaggy and Scooby show to C.J.
  • Shout-Out: Many of the test pilots Shaggy and Scooby present to C.J. are parodies of television shows and films that were popular at the time.
  • Vinyl Shatters: Taken to an extreme in "Scooby Days" when Scooby tries to start up the jukebox/record player with his fist ala the Fonz; he only succeeds in shattering the record player and all the records inside!

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