Scooby's All Star Laff-A-Lympics

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 8

    Siam and the Moon

    Aired 7/31/78

  • S 2 : Ep 7

    Canada and Warsaw, Poland

    Aired 7/24/78

  • S 2 : Ep 6

    Morocco and Washington, D.C.

    Aired 7/17/78

  • S 2 : Ep 5

    New Orleans and Atlantis

    Aired 7/10/78

  • S 2 : Ep 4

    The French Riviera and New Zealand

    Aired 7/3/78

  • Cast & Crew
  • Don Messick

    Scooby-Doo / Boo Boo Bear / Mumbly / Pixie / Dirty Dalton / Mr. Creeply / Creeply Jr. / Announcer

  • Daws Butler

    Yogi Bear / Scooby-Dum / Dastardly Dalton / Huckleberry Hound / Dixie / Mr. Jinks / Quick Draw McGraw / Snagglepuss

  • Mel Blanc

    Speed Buggy / Captain Caveman / Barney Rubble

  • Frank Welker

    Dynomutt / Tinker / Yakky Doodle / Magic Rabbit / Sooey Pig / Mildew Wolf / Jabberjaw

  • Bob Holt

    Grape Ape / Dinky Dalton / Orful Octopus

  • show Description
  • After Olympic fever swept the nations, especially the United States in 1976 (the nation's bicentennial), the worldwide sporting competitions would be sorely missed until 1980, as well as 1984, when the U.S. would be the host nation for the Summer Games. Fortunately Hanna-Barbera provided a worthy substitue in animated form as up to 45 of their cartoon characters (classic and otherwise) were featured on this show competing for the gold medal. While some events were similar to real-life Olympic events, most were pretty offbeat and quite unusual, and could only be done on cartoons like this. Among these weird events were racing on ostriches, camels, kangaroos, rickshaws and unicycles, as well as scavenging for creatures like the Abominable Snowman, vampires, and the Loch Ness Monster. With events like these, each Laff-A-Lympic was bound to be a major adventure! As indicated, up to 45 of Hanna-Barbera's characters were featured in this classic series. They were divided into 3 teams: THE SCOOBY DOOBIES are the coolest assembled team of crime fighters and mystery solvers. They were featured in various shows that debuted in the late 1960's to mid-1970's. Here are the team members: Team Captain Scooby-Doo, with longtime sidekick Shaggy (from several Scooby-Doo series), and cousin Scooby-Dum (featured in only 4 episodes of The Scooby-Doo Show). Dynomutt, Dog Wonder (from the same-titled show), and superhero companion Blue Falcon. The World's First Superhero and his mystery-solving sidekicks Dee Dee, Brenda, and Taffy of Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels. Speed Buggy (featured in the same-titled series) and his mechanic sidekick Tinker. Babu, the bumbling apprentice genie, featured in Jeannie. Hong Kong Phooey, featured in the same-titled show. THE YOGI YAHOOEYS consist of the wacky animal characters featured in hundreds of shorts from several series that originally aired from the late 1950's to the early 60's. Originally featured on The Huckleberry Hound Show, Yogi Bear's popularity exploded into the latter decade and was the lead character of his own show in 1960, as well as various spinoff shows well into the 1970's. Laff-A-Lympics, however, was a rare exception since Scooby-Doo's popularity began skyrocketing from this decade on well into today. In this show, Yogi was a secondary character though he indeed had significant screen time. Below are his team members: Team Captain Yogi Bear, with sidekick Boo Boo, and co-stars from his series Yakky Doodle, and Yogi's on/off girlfriend, southern belle Cindy Bear. Huckleberry Hound, along with other co-stars from his series, Hokey Wolf, Pixie, Dixie, and Mr. Jinks. Quick Draw McGraw, with his co-stars, detectives Snooper and Blabber, and son and father duo Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy. Wally Gator, originally featured in The New Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Series (1962). The Great Grape Ape, the 40-foot purple gorilla, featured as part of H-B's Tom and Jerry Show in the mid-70's. THE REALLY ROTTENS are the ultimate team of cheats. Unlike the other teams, they obviously resorted to cheating in efforts to win, either by sabotaging their opponents' chances to win, or with whatever other dirty tricks they had up their sleeves. Of course, they rarely got away with with their efforts and were usually penalized in the form of point deductions. It's really no surprise that they always ended up with the bronze medal in most episodes. The majority of Rottens were featured only on this show. The lone exception was team captain Mumbly, who like Grape Ape, was featured in H-B's Tom and Jerry Show. Ironically, he was the good guy in his segments since he was a relentless detective. But since he has many similarities to Muttley from The Wacky Races, it was reasonable to make him just as conniving as the shaggy mutt sidekick to Dick Dastardly. Speaking of Dick, he seemed to be the basis for Dread Baron, a pilot and Mumbly's devious sidekick. This pairing was just as similar since they competed (and usually cheated) in most events together. The rest of the Rottens are listed below: The Dalton Brothers: Cheating cowboys Dinky (the big one), Dirty (short with dark hair and moustache), and Dastardly (short with blond hair). Mr. and Mrs. Creeply, and their son Creeply Jr. Sort of resembled the Gruesome family on The Flintstones. Their descendants, perhaps?!? Included in their bizarre family is their creepy pet Orful Octopus, who can provide 8 times as much trouble with his tentacles at any given time. The Great Fondoo (a bad magician whose poor-quality magic usually does his team more harm than good) and his Magic Rabbit. Daisy Mayhem (a bad, barefoot, yet spirited hillbilly girl with a lot of split ends in her hair) and her eyepatch and sneaker-wearing porcine pet, Sooey Pig. Other stars featured in this fine series were Snagglepuss (featured on The Yogi Bear Show) and Mildew Wolf (featured in the It's the Wolf segments of The Cattanoga Cats Show) as the show's commentators, as well as Flintstones stars Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble, and Jabberjaw (from his self-titled series), who made occasional appearances to either explain the rules and/or judge particular events. The main objective for each team in this series was to score the highest number of points in four events (sometimes more) in two locales to earn the gold medal. The majority of events had the simple scoring process of 25 points for the winner, 15 for second, and 10 for third place. There were occasional 50-point bonus events which could help a team get back into the competition or pull them well past the others depending on whoever was trailing or leading at the time. While the Scooby and Yogi teams played fairly most of the time, you could always count on the Rottens to pull off some major cheating to wreck the other teams' chances of winning. With rules and regulations, however, they very rarely got away with their dirty deeds and only really hurt their own chances of winning. Of course, without them, Laff-A-Lympics certainly wouldn't have been the entertaining series it was, just as The Wacky Races would have been just an ordinary show without Dick Dastardly and Muttley cheating most of the time. They were clearly the stars of that show. But unlike the terrible twosome, the Rottens actually did win a couple of times, which proved if they kept trying, their efforts would pay off. Overall though, everybody featured on the show were winners as were William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for this great addition to the 1970's Saturday morning schedule. Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics is among many Hanna-Barbera shows that air on Boomerang from Cartoon Network.moreless

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  • Quotes (5)

    • (During the Climbing Big Ben event) Snagglepuss: Shaggy, could you tell us the secret of your quick ascent? Shaggy: Like, would you like to know the secret of my quick descent? Snagglepuss: Indeed I would. I would indeed. Shaggy: Your helicopter blade is cutting my rope!

    • Snagglepuss: Jet Buggy?! How Really Rotten!

    • (During the Fill Up the Oasis Contest) Dee Dee: What'll we do, Babu? Our fair play is no match for the Rottens' rotten play. Babu: No problem, Dee Dee. It's as simple as Yapple Dapple! (uses magic to create a rain cloud) Dread Baron: Egads! It can't be!? Not a rainstorm in the Sahara!? Especially not with 100-gallon raindrops!?(gets washed out of the scene) Drat! A perfectly Rotten scheme washed up! DRAAAAAAT!!! Announcer: It's absolutely incredible, folks! But the rainstorm is coming down by the bucketful and into the oasis well! In fact, it's almost filled! Dee Dee: Babu, you did it again! Babu: (blushing and chuckling) Oh gee! Come on girls!

    • (In addition to the Rottens' point deductions from their cheating in the previous events) Announcer: Plus a well-deserved bonus penalty of 30 points. For an all-time cheating record, leaves them with (laughing) zilcho.

    • (During Babu's run in the Hang Gliding contest) Announcer: This is amazing! Babu, gliding for the Scoobys, has a spectacular flight of over 1200 feet, undoubtedly a new world's record. Without a hang glider though, this eliminates his flying performance. Sorry about that, Babu. No points.

    Notes (47)

    • Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics first aired in 1977 as a two-hour block as the umbrella title for episodes of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! replays, The Scooby-Doo/ Dynomutt Hour, and the introduction of Laff-a-Lympics and Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels. The block aired on ABC from 9 AM Eastern Time to 11 AM. It was renamed Scooby's All-Stars in season two and reduced to 90 minutes. The opening used in this episode is how the 2-hour series opened each week.

    • First victory for the Scooby Doobies.

    • Barney Rubble and Fred Flintstone appear in this episode as the latter demonstrates (very badly) the objective of the lacrosse event.

    • Prior to the final event, Yogi Bear is profiled as he's seen in Jellystone Park. Ranger Smith makes a cameo appearance.

    • This is the pilot episode of Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics, although it airs as the sixteenth in the series (as indicated by the original airdate). Notice the different opening theme which introduces Scooby-Doo and the gang (with a clip featuring Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma even though the latter 3 never actually appeared in the series), Blue Falcon and Dynomutt, and Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels. This was mainly because their shows, like Laff-a-Lympics all aired on ABC's Saturday morning lineup at the time, as part of the 90-minute block titled Scooby's All-Stars. This original theme can be seen when the play arrow is clicked on the video monitor at this link:

      http://www.retrojunk.com/details_tvshows/888-scoobys-all-star-laff-a-lympics/

    • The Baseball Batting Contest is the only individual event Hong Kong Phooey competed this season.

    • Though this episode was the first to air, the actual pilot was the Quebec and Baghdad Laff-A-Lympics, which had the different opening theme. Also notice that the outlines of the team captains on the scoreboard aren't as fine as they were for the majority of the remaining episodes. Their images on the scoreboard are slightly smaller and very nearly transparent compared to the later episodes.

    • Mumbly bears a strong resemblence to his mother, Mrs. Mumbly, who appears a couple of times in the first half of this episode (interviewed by Mildew) cheering her son. She has dark gray hair (If not a wig), wears a pink dress, and certainly has the same snicker Mumbly does.

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    Trivia (56)

    • Goof: In the original opening theme for this episode, notice that when the Rottens team rises from the pool of mud in the tug-of-war between the other teams, Daisy Mayhem's hair changes from dark to blonde.

    • Goof: Prior to the lacrosse event, Shaggy was introduced as the Scoobys' team competitor, but he ended up in the role of coaching the actual participant of the event, Scooby-Doo himself.

    • Goofs: During the Tree Cutting Contest, when Taffy cheers on Captain Caveman, she says "Go Cavey. Go!" But the voice heard is Brenda's. Also after the same event, the top portion of Mumbly's trenchcoat is green like his Rottens' team jersey.

    • Goof: The Yogi team contestants initially seen for the toboggan event were Grape Ape, Quick Draw McGraw, Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy. Somehow, after the team begins its run, Augie is inexplicably replaced by Wally Gator, who finishes the event with the other three.

    • Goof: The contestants for the motorboat race aren't announced, which seems to indicate there was some kind of audio problem prior to the start of the event.

    • Goofs: The scoreboard seen prior to the Fox Hunt has Scooby-Doo pictured as gray-colored instead of brown. After this same event, the announcer said each team would be awared 15 points, but the score never actually changed.

    • Goof: When Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels skate by Snagglepuss prior to the polo event, Dee Dee is as light-skinned as Brenda and Taffy.

    • Goof: Though the Yogis and Rottens finished tied for second, the latter team is awarded third place and Mumbly the bronze medal.

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  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Childhood favourite. It really is a shame not many people know about this show.

    By PokeSponge123, Nov 15, 2008

  • Scooby's All Star

    By orisdp, Jul 17, 2008

  • Geographically, and factually awsome!

    By Nalanji, Oct 08, 2007

  • One of the best cartoon shows hardly anyone knows about!

    By MaudieMaudie, Oct 08, 2006

  • My favourite show, cried when I never found it again.

    By NortonFord, Jun 04, 2006

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