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After the initial success of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, the series went under a massive retool, eliminating Velma, Daphne and Fred, and reformatting the show to a “Three Shorts” format with Richie Rich, as opposed to one single mystery story. Also considered seasons 2–4 of its predecessor, it endured for three seasons before undergoing another retool. The final season also contained a separate set of shorts that went under the name Scrappy-Doo and Yabba-Doo.

The shorts originally aired as part of The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show and The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour, and were later repackaged as Scary Scooby Funnies and Scooby's Mystery Funhouse. Modernly the name "The Scooby & Scrappy Doo Show" is the name mostly used and with just the Three Shorts airing to the half-hour with a slightly altered version of the previous show's opening credits.

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

  • Acid Reflux Nightmare: It's implied that most of "Et tu, Scoob?" was a hallucination caused by the pizza they had.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: The "Shaggy Sheiks" Shaggy's team from "Basketball Bumblers"
    • Not to mention Swami Salami, Shaggy's fortune teller pseudonym from "Misfortune Teller"
  • Aliens Speaking English: All aliens in this series speak like this.
  • All Just a Dream: Several episodes. "Scooby in Wonderland", "Scooby-Noccio", and "Scooby Goes to Oz" to name a few.
    • Or Was It a Dream?: Though at the end of "Scooby In Wonderland" Scooby's Alice-wig is somehow under his nightcap.
  • Ambiguously Human: The Wax master who has no name, a Filler Villain in "Waxworld" looks very like Dracula, but doesn't have the same powers, and it's not known if he actually is a vampire or human. He does have the Pointy Ears but it's never confirmed what he is.
  • Ask a Stupid Question...:
    Shaggy: Like, what are we supposed to find in a gypsy camp?
    Scooby: Rhypsies?
    [Shaggy gives him an annoyed look as Scooby giggles buffoonishly]
  • Baby Morph Episode: In "Scooby-Dooby Goo", Scooby and Shaggy temporarily are turned into babies after Scrappy forgets to take them out of a steam machine at the gym. See Badly Battered Babysitter below.
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: After Shaggy and Scooby get turned into babies, Scrappy isn't necessarily battered, per se, but he is completely and utterly exhausted from chasing them around.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Apparently, so can dogs.
  • Bewitched Amphibians: In "Swamp Witch", the witch turns Shaggy into a frog—partly, as he retains his (green-tinted) human face.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: All three, but even Shaggy and Scooby draw the line at whipped cream on pizza. Scrappy on the other hand...
    • Not to mention Scrappy putting on ketchup on just about whatever he has the chance to.
    Shaggy: What's black and white and red all over?
    Scooby: A rocolate rundae!
    Scrappy: With ketchup!
    Scooby: Bleh!
  • Book Ends: “Close Encounters of a Strange Kind” begins and ends with Scrappy adamantly stating he’s never going to fall asleep, then immediately doing exactly that. (At the end of the episode, he’s joined by Shaggy, who falls asleep just as quickly.)
  • Bug Catching: Specifically, butterfly catching in "Bungle In The Jungle".
  • Call-Back: Sometimes, when Scooby gets separated from the group, Shaggy would call, "Scooby-Doo, where are you?" Also, when they lost track of Scrappy, Shaggy'd sometimes say, "Scrappy-Doo, where are you?"
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: In "Fright at The Opera", during a tense chase, Shaggy and Scooby see Scrappy hanging on to a sand-bag.
    Scrappy: Hi, Uncle Scooby! Isn't this fun?
    Scooby: (Waves) Hi, Rappy!
    Shaggy: What's up?
  • Cartoon Physics: A common occurrence. Lampshaded in one episode where Scooby frozen into ice and broken into pieces. Scrappy remarks for a second, he was worried something really bad had happened to him, and Shaggy tells Scooby to "Pull yourself together!" Scooby does so instantly.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Scrappy sometimes comes across as this, due to seeing lots of dangerous situations as fun and games, and his staunch belief that his Uncle is brave, which lead to rather bizarre alternate explanations when events show the opposite of his beliefs.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
    Shaggy: Scrappy, like that's the last time we eat pepperoni-anchovy-onions-chocolate-sauce-garlic and whipped cream pizza.
    Scrappy: You're right, Shaggy, next time we'll leave off the pepperoni.
  • Conveyor Belt o' Doom: The guys end up on one of the saw blade variety in "A Gem of a Case".
  • Deadpan Snarker: Shaggy is one to his dogs, usually Scrappy.
    Shaggy: Like you’d better be getting to bed, Scrappy. It’s getting late.
    Scrappy: But I don’t wanna miss anything! I’ve seen cactus and sand, rocks and sand, coyotes and sand...
    Shaggy: Well, it's time for the Sandman.
    • When Scooby's been caught in a cotton candy maker...
      Scrappy: Oh boy! Uncle Scooby's making cotton candy!
      Shaggy: So that's what he's doing.
  • Denser and Wackier: Even more so than the first show. This series went full adventure and comedy with minimal mystery solving. With many of the monsters and baddies being real, and Shaggy, Scooby, and Scrappy undergoing hijinks to deal with them.
  • Elevator Failure: In "Comic Book Caper", Slime Boy tried using the mezzanine elevator, but it wasn't working for whatever reason. This cause Scrappy to formulate a plan to swipe the comic by using Shaggy to lower Scooby to the monster briefly to snatch the comic the monster is holding. This didn't work. Even if Slime couldn't use the elevator in the normal way, at least he briefly used it as a prison cell for the Great Dane when he tied him up.
  • Expy: Word Of God stated that the car thief from "The Disappearing Car Caper" was intended to be based off of Lionel Atwill.
  • Fat and Skinny: The episode "Scooby and the Bandit" had Scooby, Shaggy, and Scrappy get into conflict with a fat man named Bandit and his skinny and bumbling sidekick Wilbur.
  • Forced Transformation: A magician attempts to inflict this on Scooby, Scrappy and Shaggy by using Black Magic to turn them into monkeys, but in the end he accidentally turns himself into a monkey.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: "Who's Scooby-Doo?" deals with Shaggy and Scooby switching bodies for a good deal of the short.
  • Friendly Tickle Torture: In "Sir Scooby and the Black Knight", the main trio defeat a murderous black knight by tricking him into following them into the castle moat, where a school of fish get under his armor and begin tickling him until he passes out.
  • Gainax Ending: "A Fright at the Opera": Which ends with the gang deciding to escape by leaping into a painting of the eiffel tower. Not through the painting: Into the painting.
  • Gravity Is a Harsh Mistress: Played with. After realizing that they are miles above the earth, Scooby and Scrappy are still able to scramble back into the spaceship that abducted them.
  • Help, I'm Stuck!: Shaggy gets stuck in his sleeping bag while being held captive in an alien spaceship.
    Shaggy: Oh, brother! What a time to get stuck in a sleeping bag!
  • Hollywood Mirage: The trio hallucinates a soft drink stand in the middle of the desert in "Mummy's the Word".
  • Hypocritical Humor: Immediately after claiming he’s not sleepy, Scrappy’s snorin’.
  • Identical Stranger: Scooby and Captain Canine from "Captain Canine Caper"
    • Also Scrappy and the Plutonian from "Punk Rock Scooby". (It's implied the entire species shares the resemblance)
  • Identity Amnesia: In "Super Teen Shaggy", a blow to the head causes Shaggy to think he's comic book superhero Super Teen every time he hears a bell ring.
  • It's All About Me: The aliens that kidnap Shaggy, bizarrely enough, seem offended that the earthling they kidnapped is so eager to escape from their ship. It's mostly played for laughs.
    Alien: With friends like these, who needs enemies?
  • Jump Scare: Courtesy of a huge Great White in "Stow Aways".
  • Let Me at Him!: Scrappy's schtick. He got less impulsive in the later seasons.
  • Mobile Shrubbery: Played straight in a "Gem of a Case" until the three try to follow the thief over a bridge.
    Fingers Malone: Bushes don't grow on bridges!
  • Mirror Routine: Scooby's grandpa does one with Scooby at the beginning of "Scooby's Roots", mostly just to mess with him.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: "In Who's Scooby-Doo?", after Scooby and Shaggy switch bodies, it doesn't stop Scooby from running after a cat on all fours while attempting to bark.
  • No, You: Takes place between Scrappy and a robot chasing the three in "Robot Ranch", after having a "draw".
    Robot: Ha! You lose!
    Scrappy: No, you lose!
    Robot: No! YOU lose!
  • Not Now, Kiddo: Scrappy gets this sometimes. A good example is "Scooby at the Center of the World", where Shaggy wanted him to hush because they were hiding from two rock monsters, but Scrappy was trying to warn him about the giant bat that was right behind them.
  • Not Even Bothering with an Excuse: Why does Captain Canine look exactly like Scooby? Why aren't any of the three surprised? Well, it is funnier that way, so...
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Once an Episode.
  • Pun: "Hard Hat Scooby" had the guys building a monster's "Vampire State Building".
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: The absence of Fred, Velma and Daphne was due to some of the voice actors being involved in the Strike and Emmy Awards boycott of 1980.
  • Retcon: Scrappy is shown to be quite clueless about extraterrestrials in “Close Encounters of a Strange Kind”, despite showing a reasonable amount of knowledge of aliens in the third episode of the previous series. However, it’s entirely possible that that particular short took place before said previous series.
  • Right Behind Me: When at a circus, Shaggy spots a monkey and remarks how ugly it is, adding, "Boy, I'd sure hate to see HIS mother!" Guess who was less than 3 feet away?
  • Rock Monster: The main threat in "Scooby at the Center of the World".
  • Scooby-Dooby Doors: Appears in "Canine to Five".
  • Shell Game: After the trio have been shrunk, they play a human/canine version of this with a pursuing cat.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sophisticated as Hell: The aliens from “Close Encounters of a Strange Kind” consider “Eenie-Meenie-Miney-Moe” a scientific method of selection.
  • Squirrels in My Pants: In "Sir Scooby and the Black Knight", the titular knight accidentally gains a school of fish under his armor after falling into his castle's moat, where they proceed to tickle him while the guys run away.
    Shaggy: Like the old fish in the pants trick works every time.
  • Tangled Family Tree: In "Scooby's Roots", the three visit Scooby's grandpa. What makes it tangled is that both Scrappy and Scooby (uncle and nephew, respectively) call him grandpa.
  • Troll: "Scooby's Luck of the Irish" had a leprechaun who practically embodied this years before the term was coined. Shown Their Work since leprechauns, especially the earlier stories of them, love to screw with people. Best summed up by this line:
    Leprechaun: (Watching Shaggy and Scooby running away screaming from a creepy ghost) That wailin' windbag's stealin' me fun!
  • Vegetarian Vampire: Played with Sylvester from "A Fit Night for Bats". He drinks tomato juice, but he'd much rather have human blood, and he'd run out of it when Shaggy, Scooby and Scrappy come across him.
  • Waking Non Sequitur:
    Scooby: Rappy, wake up!
    Scrappy: Huh? No more marshmallows, Uncle Scooby; I’m stuffed…
  • "Where? Where?": In "Moonlight Madness" Shaggy keeps turning into a werewolf and back again. Scooby and Scrappy don't realize it's Shaggy, and when they encounter Shaggy as his normal self, they are quick to tell him about the werewolf running around, which terrifies Shaggy. Played With in that the dogs don't realize it's Shaggy, either, and they never realize they were one and the same.
  • Whole Episode Flashback: "Scrappy's Birthday", which mostly centers on the events shortly following Scrappy's birth.
  • You Never Asked: Throughout "South Seas Scare", Scrappy attacks the monster in his typical fashion. Nearing the end of the short, however, Shaggy says that he wishes somebody would dump the monster back from the volcano from which it came. Scrappy asks why they didn't say so sooner, and proceeds to do exactly that, stunning Scooby and Shaggy.
  • Wasn't That Fun?:
    Scrappy: (delighted) We must be miles away from civilization!
  • Zeerust: "Scooby-Doo 2000" is implied to take place in the year 2000. However, it was written in 1981 and has floating buildings, moving sidewalks, very strange architecture, and flying cars.

Tropes Found in Scrappy-Doo and Yabba-Doo:

  • An Aesop: "Runaway Scrappy": Just because somebody's angry with you and/or you messed up, doesn't mean they don't love you anymore.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Zylon from planet Zither.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: Yabba gets turned into a zombie through the vampire's brainwashing, and then goes after Scrappy and Dusty until they use garlic to cure him.
  • Alliterative Title: "Vild Vest Vampire".
  • Anachronistic Cowboy: Averted, the setting is actually extremely easy to place. The simple abodes are garnished with eighties tech, "The Border" is referenced in several episodes, and Dusty mentions that he can't do anything with train robbers since that's a job for the federal marshal.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: In "Yabba's Rustle Hustle", Deputy Dusty and Yabba disguise themselves as a female steer, with which the residing bull is instantly smitten. The rustlers seem to think otherwise, though...
    Rustler (to his partner in crime) You dummy! I told you to get only the healthy lookin' steer!
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The town becomes zombified thanks to Count Zarko at the climax of "Vild Vest Vampire". Yabba too.
  • Captain Ersatz: Averted. Dusty and Yabba do look a bit like Shaggy and Scooby, though Dusty is a lot more uptight and effeminate then Shaggy. Yabba is a cocky cowboy whose goofs often follow a long schpiel about some time offscreen in the past when the plan worked like a charm.
  • Creator In-Joke: "Yabba-Doo"; think about that for a second...
    • Moreover, to avoid being too obvious, his catchphrase is "Yibbity-Yabbaty-Doo!".
  • Hollywood Mirage: "Law & Disorder" has Scrappy, Yabba, and Dusty come across a mirage of an attractive woman offering them watermelon.
  • Cowardly Lion: Deputy Dusty is a special example as he is regularly appointed as the town sheriff and is quite popular with the townsfolk.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Dusty uses his coyote call to lure Mysto's henchman. Then some actual coyotes show up and chase Dusty up a tree.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Yabba's plan to get Zarko to stand atop a trap door.
    Yabba: Hey, Count Zarko! You're nothin' more then an underhanded-overrated boring excuse for a monkey's uncle!
    Zarko: Nobody insults Count Zarko!
  • Insult Backfire: In "Tragic Magic", Yabba tells the evil magician that his theft is a dirty lowdown trick. The villain responds with "Thank you for the compliment."
  • Never Mess with Granny: The main villain in "Up A Crazy River" is a tough, no-nonsense old woman who immediately tells off the admittedly very meek town sheriff, rips all of said town sheriff's outerwear offnote , tries to drown Yabba and Scrappy (and she had no way of knowing that Scrappy is not an ordinary child) repeatedly and throws a watermelon at them, and states point blank she plans to enslave Dusty (who is quite reasonably scared stiff of her) as part of her gang. All with a grim, sour expression on her face.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In "Vild Vest Vampire", while digging for fence posts, Dusty, Yabba and Scrappy find a coffin with a vampire in it. Then the vampire wakes up and begins brainwashing everybody...
  • No Kill Like Over Kill:
    Dusty: (Talking about a mosquito) He's back, do something!
    Yabba: YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH! (Dive bombs both Dusty and the mosquito).
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Count Zarko from can turn people into zombies, who turn back when garlic is wielded at them.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Yep, the characters using ridiculously obvious disguises happens here too. Though this series doesn't rely on it as much as its sister series.
  • Pull the Plug on the Title: The opening of The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show begins with the words "Richie Rich" flashing onscreen. Scrappy-Doo looks at the title with contempt, and he throws a switch revealing the rest of the title.
  • Rule of Funny: Do real coyotes attack humans? Generally not. Is it still funny to watch them terrorize Dusty? Generally yes.
  • The Runaway: In "Runaway Scrappy" Scrappy gets awoken to Yabba and Dusty loudly complaining about a mosquito that had been bothering them. He thinks they're talking about him, and so he sets off on his own-complete with a Bindle Stick.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Count Zarko from "Vild Vest Vampire", who comes out of his coffin after being accidentally unearthed by Scrappy, Yabba, and Dusty. The three eventually trick Count Zarko back into his coffin by convincing him that it's already sunrise and proceed to get rid of him by mailing his coffin to Transylvania.
  • Surprisingly Creepy Moment: The reason Count Zarko was on the loose? Yabba, Dusty, and Scrappy were digging for fence posts and found a coffin. Dusty logically wants nothing to do with it, but Yabba (supported by Scrappy) wants to open it. For no conceivable reason except blind curiosity. And because, as he tells Dusty, "A coffin can't hurt ya!" What could possibly go wrong with opening a coffin? Granted, the real problem was that the guy in the coffin was alive and immediately started mind-controlling everyone in town, but still...
  • Technically-Living Zombie: The Zombies aren't dead nor do they eat brains; they've only been mind-controlled by Count Zarko. Justified as it is a kids' show.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Yabba does love those Chili snacks. They make him breathe fire and smoke, can you blame him?
  • Vampires Hate Garlic: Played with in the episode "Vild Vest Vampire", where garlic is used to cure the zombified victims of Count Zarko.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Dusty and Yabba. Yeah, they bicker Like an Old Married Couple, but in the end they've got each other's backs.
  • Word, Schmord!: One episode is titled "Alien Schmalien".
  • Zany Scheme: Yabba's "Yabba Plans". "Up a Crazy River" takes the trope up to eleven, the entire episode consisting of one failed scheme after another to rescue Dusty from a group of outlaws.