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In 1983, Scooby-Doo made a return to basics following the radically different incarnation of The Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show. This meant the return of the mystery format as well as the return of Daphne Blake from the previous series to rejoin Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy.

The boys and Daphne now worked as reporters investigating more "Scooby-Doo" Hoax cases as well as the occasional real ghost, like in The Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show. The episodes of this season were either two 11-minute shorts or two combined into a longer half-hour story.

There is some debate whether or not the next incarnation, The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries, should be called this show's second season or a whole new series. For this wiki's purpose, we will divide them.

Tropes Found in The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show:

  • Accidental Misnaming: In "No Thanks, Masked Manx", Daphne's mother keeps getting Scrappy's name wrong.
  • Berserk Button: The Chameleon, the villain of "Scooby's Gold Medal Gambit", despises Worcestershire sauce to the point that he gives himself away by loudly complaining about it whenever the condiment is so much as mentioned.
  • Blind Without 'Em: A realistic variant; Chairman Lewis in "Scooby's Gold Medal Gambit" only really needs his eyeglasses when he needs to read something. When the Chameleon disguises himself as Chairman Lewis, his reading from a document without any glasses gets his cover blown by Daphne.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: "No Thanks, Masked Manx" ends with Shaggy emulating Scooby's catchphrase of "Scooby Dooby Doo" by exclaiming "Shaggy Shaggy Doo".
  • Bound and Gagged: In the episode "Where's Scooby-Doo", Scooby-Doo was kidnapped by the Mummy; tied up with rope; gagged with tape; and stuffed into the sarcophagus. When the rest of the gang were locked in the storage carriage, Scooby managed to shook the sarcophagus open and walked towards them. He was covered by flour which caused him to cough out the tape. He managed to shake off the flour on him and ropes binding him.
  • The Bus Came Back: Daphne is back with the group now, although Fred and Velma remain absent. She has gained a reporter career since the split.
  • Cast as a Mask: The Chameleon in "Scooby's Gold Medal Gambit," when he is disguised as Scooby-Doo and Chairman Lewis, Don Messick does his fake Scooby and Chairman voices instead of the Chameleon's regular (currently unknown) voice actor.
  • Character in the Logo: The four characters' headshots, shown above.
  • Composite Character: Daphne takes on the role of The Leader that used to belong to Fred, and the role of analyzing and explaining the clues that used to go to Velma.
  • Creepy Family: "Who's Minding the Monster?" has the gang helping to babysit a werewolf baby that turns into wolf when the moon shines. His father was Dracula and his mother a Bride of Frankenstein-like monster.
  • Cyclops: The villain Mr. Cyclops in "Scooby-Doo and Cyclops, Too", albeit actually a man with a weird emerald eye that turns people into zombies behind his Eyepatch of Power.
  • Damsel in Distress: Even as the Team Mom, Daphne still gets subjected to this on occasion, and the guys (usually) have to rescue her.
    • In "Scooby The Barbarian" where she and Scrappy are captured by the Viking, they both break out from captivity, though.
    • Played straight in "Scooby of the Jungle" where she gets captured by the bad guy.
    • Daphne and Shaggy are both briefly captured by the Specter in "The Scooby Coupe".
  • Damsel out of Distress: Daphne and Scrappy escape from captivity on their own in "Scooby the Barbarian". Lampshaded when they reunite with Scooby and Shaggy.
    Daphne: Shaggy what are you doing here?
    Shaggy: Scoob and I came to rescue you!
    Daphne: Well, thanks...I think.
  • Disguised in Drag: "Scoobsie" has Scooby disguise himself as a female nurse.
  • Dumbass No More: Daphne and Scrappy weren't exactly stupid before, but in this show they both became much smarter, due to the need for them to do all the mystery-solving work while Shaggy and Scooby handled most of the comedy.
    • This series also made Scrappy less oblivious to danger and more willing to back down in the face of a threat.
  • Genre Shift:
  • Impostor Forgot One Detail: At the end of "Scooby's Gold Medal Gambit," Daphne is able to realize that the "Chairman Lewis" during the Olympic ceremonies is really the Chameleon in disguise, because the real Chairman Lewis can't read without his reading glasses, and the fake Chairman was reading from a document just fine without glasses.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Daphne became a news reporter while she was away, and this show is about the gang seeking out adventures and stories to report.
  • Lorre Lookalike: The episode "Where's Scooby-Doo?" features an Expy of Sydney Greenstreet named Sidney Kaspar (an homage to his role in The Maltese Falcon), with a Lorre-esque accomplice only referred to as the Little Guy.
  • Master of Disguise: The Chameleon in "Scooby's Gold Medal Gambit" can disguise himself as anyone. He completely paints his body to disguise as a brick wall and a statue, uses Latex Perfection masks of Scooby-Doo and Chairman Lewis, and a waiter disguise of the Wig, Dress, Accent variety. But when confronted with Worcestershire Sauce, he breaks character and expresses his dislike of the sauce.
  • "Metaphor" Is My Middle Name: "Scooby-Doo and Cyclops, Too" has Scrappy claim that Courage is his uncle Scooby's middle name.
  • Mirror Routine: Done with Scooby-Doo and the Chameleon disguised as him in a Scooby mask and suit in "Scooby's Gold Medal Gambit."
  • Monster Mash: "Who's Minding the Monster?" features a group of monsters in a creepy family.
  • Only Sane Man: Daphne, being the Team Mom, keeps things grounded for the rest of the gang.
  • Running Gag:
    • "Scooby Doo, And Cyclops Too" has the character-of-the-episode Barney screaming in terror every time someone mentions "Paradise Island".
    • "Scooby's Gold Medal Gambit" had a running gag of the heroes having difficulty pronouncing "Worcestershire sauce".
    • "Scooby Pinch Hits" has everyone taking off their hats whenever they mention "the late Casey O'Riley".
  • "Scooby-Doo" Hoax: The monsters really being disguised criminals came back in this show, but some episodes still used real monsters.
  • Speech-Impaired Animal: Subverted in a memorable gag in "Wizards and Warlocks," where Scooby sees a sign written the way he normally speaks ("Rhird revel, rots of ruck") and reads it out loud in perfect English.
    Scooby: "Third level - lots of luck."
    Shaggy: Like what did you say, Scoob?
  • Tangled Family Tree: Though they would change appearance radically between appearances, this series first gave us Mumsie and Dada Doo, as well as Shaggy's and Daphne's parents, and other relatives.
    • "The Creature Came From Chem Lab" introduces Daphne's cousin Jennifer.
    • "No Thanks, Masked Manx" introduces Mr. and Mrs. Blake.
    • "Wedding Bell Boos" introduces Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, Maggie Rogers (Shaggy's sister, who would be a recurring character on A Pup Named Scooby-Doo), Uncle Gaggy Rogers, Mumsie and Dada Doo, Whoopsie Doo (Scooby's cousin and Gaggy's pet), and historical ancestors, Mcbaggy Rogers and Yankee Doodle Doo.
  • Team Mom: Daphne graduates to this role, being the level-headed and sensible one of the group.
  • Threatening Shark: One of the villains of "No Sharking Zone" is a great white shark out to spoil a competition.
  • Überwald: "Who's Minding the Monster?" has the team traveling to this trope's version of Transylvania, where the local population is scared for the roaming of the Frankenstein Monster. That is why they end up working as babysitters for the Draculas in the Frankenstein Castle (although the Real Life Frankenstein Castle is in Germany, mind you). Also, Dracula's son is a werewolf, not a vampire, making this episode an example of Überwald, Monster Mash and Creepy Family episode altogether.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Scrappy shares big eater with Scooby.
    Shaggy: [Laughing] Like, he's a growing pup, eh, Scoob?
  • Valley Girl: Daphne's cousin Jennifer in "The Creature Came From Chem Lab" (her speech patterns are an Expy of Gail Matthius's character Vicki the Valley Girl on Saturday Night Live).
  • Weaksauce Weakness: "Scooby's Gold Medal Gambit" contains perhaps the most literal example of the trope of a character having a ridiculously mundane weakness. The episode's villain is a Master of Disguise named the Chameleon, who hated Worcestershire sauce so much that the mere mention of the condiment was enough to make him instantly break character and give himself away.
  • You Called Me "X"; It Must Be Serious: Scooby always calls Scrappy by name-usually 'Rappy', in Scooby's case. Scrappy doesn't quite cotton on that his uncle is being impersonated when Scooby calls him 'kid', though he does feel something is off.


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Scooby-Doo and the Fake Mirror

Scooby unknowingly comes across someone disguised as him acting like his reflection...

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