After the success of Filmation’s adaptation of Archie Andrews and the Riverdale crowd, CBS Executive producer Fred Silverman wanted more stories that would make the parent groups happy. Originally envisioned as a group of musicians called Mysteries Five, the show underwent numerous changes (I’m not going over it all, use this fanwiki article) until became the show we know and love today…Scooby-Doo Where Are You! Since then numerous shows and incarnations have come forth and for the month of October I want to look at the many, MANY intros of this franchise. As in previous versions of this subseries of the My Favorite/Not-So-Favorite Intros series I will not be looking at theatrical movies, TV movies, or other media. It’s just the TV series, because their intro has to grab your attention as you spin through channels, or at least had to as we take in media differently these days thanks to channel guides and streaming options.
So put yourself in the mind of a kid on Saturday morning. You’ve had your cereal and now it’s time to watch cartoons. Suddenly on your screen comes a show about a talking dog and his four human friends. And this is the intro you see.