In the late 1970’s, the Scooby cartoon series became the number-one-rated network cartoon show. However, after 10 years, studio executives thought the Scooby formula was getting a little stale, as ratings weren’t as high as they once were. So they decided to inject Scrappy, a hyperactive puppy, into the mix to liven up the series, yet keep Scooby fans happy at the same time.

We still get Freddy, Daphne and Velma mixed into this season, which is a good thing.  Although, with the addition of Scrappy, the rest of the gang has a lot less to do.

As a kid, I didn’t initially take to Scrappy, and later in to my teens, I downright despised that little pup. Upon watching the Scrappy years as a middle aged man, I’ve come to appreciate him a little more. Scrappy was a way of bringing a new audience in, and keeping Scooby-Doo on the air and profitable. All these years I thought Scrappy ruined the show, but his tiny paws kept it alive. How’s that for Puppy Power!

Premiered on ABC: September 22, 1979
Ran from Sept 22, 1979 – Dec 1979 on Saturdays from 11:30-12:00 AM
From Dec 1979 – Sept 1979 it was on Saturdays from 10:30-11:30 AM.
And from Sept 1980 – Nov 1, 1980, it was on Saturdays from 9:00 – 10:00 AM.

The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show - 1979 - 1980

Episode NumberEpisode NameDate Aired
79001The Scarab Lives!September 22, 1979
79002The Night Ghoul of WonderworldSeptember 29, 1979
79003Strange Encounters of a Scooby KindOctober 6, 1979
79004The Neon Phantom of the Roller Disco!October 13, 1979
79005Shiver and Shake,That Demon's a SnakeOctober 20, 1979
79006The Scary Sky SkeletonOctober 27, 1979
79007The Demon of the DugoutNovember 3, 1979
79008The Hairy Scare of the Devil BearNovember 10, 1979
79009Twenty Thousand Screams Under the SeaNovember 17, 1979
79010I Left My Neck in San FranciscoNovember 24, 1979
79011When You Wish Upon a Star CreatureDecember 1, 1979
79012The Ghoul, the Bat and the UglyDecember 8, 1979
79013Rocky Mountain Yiiii!December 15, 1979
79014The Sorcerer's a MenaceDecember 22, 1979
79015Lock the Door, It's a MinotaurDecember 29, 1979
79016The Ransom of Scooby ChiefJanuary 5, 1980

Voices:

Scooby-Doo: Don Messick
Scrappy-Doo: Lennie Weinrib
Velma: Pat Stevens, Maria Frumkin (replaced Pat later on)
Freddy: Frank Welker
Daphne: Heather North
Shaggy: Casey Kasem