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    A Pup Named Scooby-Doo

    A Pup Named Scooby-Doo

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    ABC (ended 1991)
    For more than a decade, it looked as if this would be the final weekly Scooby Doo series. Following the unsuccessful run of The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, the creators went back to the drawing board and turned the original "Mystery Inc." characters into small children, who now worked under the title of "The Scooby Doo Detective Agency." Gone were the days of a pup named Scrappy-Doo, this series ushered in the age of a pup named Scooby-Doo! Although they would have been this age in the '50s or '60s, the kids were far more like kids of the '80s, with computers, skateboards, and gadgets that were popularized far later. As in the original series, the villains of this series were always bad guys in rubber masks, a concept that they had gotten away from when Scrappy entered the show and the ghosts became real. More cartoonish than the rest of the shows, the characters seemed to nod back to the old Warner Bros. cartoons -- complete with bugging eyes, gaping jaws, and a myriad of hijinks and sound effects that were unlike previous Scooby-Doo entries. One of the biggest running gags dealt with Freddy's nemesis, Red Herring, who was always accused of committing the crime, though he was never the perpetrator (except once). Other gags included Velma's catch-phrase "Jinkies" -- every time she uttered that phrase, it meant she had found a clue. Daphne became far more of a spoiled brat, whose butler, Jenkins, would come to her rescue anytime she called (which was often). Every episode had a chase scene that was underscored with a new song (much like the second season of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, during which time the stars would usually stop for a moment to dance. And episodes always wrapped with someone saying the villain would've gotten away with it if it weren't for "You lousy kids and a Pup Named Scooby-Doo!" It also started Freddie's phrase, "Let's split up gang". The show played for a few years on ABC's Saturday morning schedule and then vanished without a trace until it surfaced several years later on Cartoon Network, where it's had a home ever since. Theme Song Lyrics: (Scooby-Dooby, Scooby-Dooby-Doo! Scooby-Dooby, Scooby-Dooby-Doo!) There's a mystery in town, So call the coolest pup around, Call Scooby, A pup named Scooby-Doo! (Scooby-Doobity-Doo, Scooby-Doo!) Join Shaggy, and the crew, Daphne, Freddie, Velma too! And Scooby! A pup named Scooby-Doo! (Scooby-Doobity-Doo, Scooby-Doo!) When the ghostly ghoul attacks, Scooby eats a Scooby Snack! Scooby-Dooby-Doo! (Jinkies!) (Scooby-Dooby, Scooby-Dooby-Doo! Scooby-Dooby, Scooby-Dooby-Doo!) So come on, it's mystery time, You can help us solve the crime, With Scooby, a pup named Scooby, Scooby, a pup named Scooby-Doo! (Scooby-Doobity-Doo, Scooby-Doo!) Scooby-Doo, where are you? Scooby-Doo!moreless
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    The Addams Family (1992-93)

    The Addams Family (1992-93)

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    ABC (ended 1993)
    Welcome to The Addams Family (1992-93) guide at TV.com.

    They're creepy and they're kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They're all together ooky, The Addams Family. If you know the theme song, then you know that the Addams Family is coming to a television near you. This animated series is the fourth incarnation of the creepy characters based on the macabre family comics created by Charles Addams. It first came out as a television series in the 1960's. They then became animated in the '70s, first in an appearance in The New Scooby-Doo Movies, then in their own animated seriesaround the same time. The family then went movie-bound in the early '90s as they were put on the big screen. It was a hit at the box office, which prompted a sequel (Addams Family Values), but before then, this second animated series that features the gang of macabre miscreants who have their own unusual ways of having fun adventures.
    THE ADDAMS FAMILY:

    Gomez is the family patriarch. He's a multi-millionaire who's an expert at fencing and wrestling. He always looks for a great challenge that he can take head on, usually with reckless abandon. If the end result is getting a wrenched back or pummeled to a pulp, all the better!

    Morticia is Gomez's beautiful, albeit pale-skinned wife who can easily get him in the mood when she speaks French to him. She's an expert gardener who takes care of her man-eating plant Contessa and also an artist of the macabre who utilizes living paints that can literally bring her unusual creations to life.

    Pugsley and Wednesday are Gomez and Morticia's children who enjoy playing with each other using a whole lot of toys at their disposal ranging from clubs, nail-studded boards, swords, axes, and explosives.

    Uncle Fester is Gomez's brother and loves blowing himself up with explosives and can never resist an opportunity to get burned, cinged, flattened, pummeled, growing boils, lesions, or other weird and grotesque skin marks, and even getting eaten by animals, particularly the family's pet alligator Snappy.

    Granny Frump is the family elder who has psychic abilities that she utilizes to run her psychic hotline for customers wanting a glimpse to their future. Of course, she wants to get a good future for herself if she can get an attractive man for herself. Most times however, they run away.

    Lurch is the Addams family's faithful butler who cooks, cares for the house in destructive fashion, tends to each family member's needs no matter what the request, and plays an assortment of music instruments, particularly the harpsichord, to get the gang prepared for the weird and unusual family dances that end most episodes.

    Thing is always around to lend a helping hand, mainly because he is one--that is, a disembodied hand ready to offer assistance when he's needed.

    Cousin Itt is the overly shaggy-haired member of the family who works for the government as a spy and whenever he visits, tells the family of his various adventures. Occasionally, he brings his work home with him when a megalomaniac or enemy twin spies try to get him. But the family doesn't mind as they can help their cousin out for adventures of their own.

    RECURRING CHARACTERS:

    The Normanmeyers are neighbors to the Addams Family, who are naive to realize they want to be rid of them. Husband Norman runs the Normanwear Underwear company and his wife Normina are the traditional, conservative type who regard the Addams family as a blight to the neighborhood and plot to make them look bad in hope someone can remove them from the picutre. Not all of them think negatively of them as their son N.J. (Norman Junior) admires them and is a friend to Pugsley and Wednesday.

    THEME SONG:

    They're creepy and they're kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They're all together ooky, The Addams Family.
    Their house is a museum, Where people come to see 'em, They really are a sc-cream, The Addams Family.
    Neat. Sweet. Petite!
    So get a witch's shawl on, A broomstick you can crawl on, We're gonna pay a call on, The Addams Family.
    (Music sequence)
    They're creepy and they're kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They're all together ooky, The Addams Family.

    The Addams Family
    animated series was a Hanna-Barbera series that permiered September 12, 1992 on ABC. It ran for 2 seasons with 13 episodes and shorts the first season with 8 more sets of episodes the following season. It's among several HB series that can be occasionally seen on Boomerang from Cartoon Network.moreless
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    Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo

    Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo

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    Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo is the 1979 update of the classic Scooby-Doo character. This was the fourth Scooby-Doo cartoon to date and introduced the world to Scrappy-Doo, Scooby's puppy nephew. Despite being related, Scrappy-Doo was not much like his uncle, Scooby. Situations that would normally cause Scooby-Doo to react in frozen terror would result in Scrappy-Doo putting up his paws and shouting "Lemme at 'em! I'll splat 'em!". Due to his small size and hot temper, Scrappy-Doo would often be in physical danger, forcing Scooby-Doo and Shaggy to reluctantly save him. Scooby, Scrappy, and the rest of Mystery, Inc. were still out solving mysteries. In this series they encounter some truly out-of-this-world characters including the UFO Weirdo, Aztec Acapulco Sea Creature, Sky Skeleton, Devil Bear, and Snake Demon of Haiti. Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo ran for one exciting season in 1979 and had Scooby-Doo fans young and old talking about "Puppy Power!"moreless