Ah, the Scooby-Doo Phenomenon: what started out as a popular 1970s Saturday-morning cartoon soon grew into a pop-culture icon of teen-mystery-solving grooviness. And it doesn’t matter that you’re all grown-up and don’t watch cartoons anymore (although if you’re lucky enough to have kids, you have an excuse to watch the episodes again). Scooby-Doo is different. It stays with you.
So, for you Scooby lovers out there (and those who try to understand them), here are the:
Top Ten Signs You’re a Scooby-Doo Fan
1. You work “ruh-roh!” “jinkies!” and “zoinks!” into as many conversations as possible.
2. When you go with your family to the store, you try to get everyone to split up and look for clues.
3. Suit of armor = lurking criminal. Stand back! Don’t worry if museum security give you funny looks; tell yourself it’s for their own good.
4. You love a world where phosphorescent paint, transparent skis, trick mirrors, and secret passageways explain everything.
5. You know that Shaggy’s the “swinging-est gymnast at school.” Like, groovy, man. You envy his ability to eat anything and everything, and still not get fat.
6. You think the Mystery Machine is the coolest vehicle – ever.
7. You’ve always wanted to rig a crook-catching trap as good as Fred’s.
8. You wish you could learn that trick where Shaggy and Scooby pedal their feet in the air without going anywhere. That would be fun at parties.
9. You know that the following will happen in each (original series) episode:
- Velma will lose her glasses and, in her blindness, mistake the monster for Shaggy or Scooby.
- Daphne will inevitably find a hole, trick slide, or booby-trap to fall through.
- Shaggy and Scooby will find a kitchen and eat bizarre food items, usually cobweb-covered.
- Scooby will be the first to see the ghost/monster, but Shaggy won’t believe him, because it will be gone by then. (But we know it will return!).
- Fred will rig a trap that rivals the most complicated Rube Goldberg creation.
- The trap will fail because Scooby stumbled into it. The crook is caught anyway.
- The bad guy, once revealed, will snarl: “And I would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for you meddling kids and your dog.”
- During the wrap-up scene, Scooby will steal and eat Shaggy’s super-duper-triple-decker burger, with lettuce, tomato, chili, and chocolate sauce (that’s why he’s so thin).
10. You own (or have owned, or want to own) at least one of the following:
Are you a fan of Scooby-Doo? What do you find appealing about it? I’d love to hear from you!
Well, gang, it looks like we have another mystery on our hands…
Until next time,
19 thoughts on “Top 10 Signs That You’re a Scooby-Doo Fan”
I did a mystery-themed birthday party for one of my kids one year, and the Mystery Machine was featured on the invite. Does that make me a Scooby fan? 😉
Yes, it does! Sounds like a groovy party, Julie! 😀
Love it! Totally takes me back. I don’t display many of these characteristics, but a bunch of us at a restaurant recently heard “Ruh-roh!’ when in fact the woman yelled, “Hot rolls!” Must mean something. 😉
Yes! It means that Scooby is alive and well. 😀 Thanks for the visit, August!
Oh I am guilty of this. I say “Rut-Roh-Raggy” more than any human should.
But it’s soooo much fun, isn’t it, Ryan? Feel free to “ruh-roh” to your heart’s content. Your friends will understand. 😉
Ah, Saturday mornings. They’ve never been the same without Scooby. I’ll admit to saying “ruh-roh” to this day 🙂 What was so appealing? I think just the total innocence of it all. Great post, Kathy!
What fun to just be yourself, as groovy or as goofy as that might be, and help other folks along the way! At least, that’s my theory. 😉
I love Scooby Doo! “I ruve ru Reorge! LOL! Thanks for the memories Kathy! Your rocked Fast Draft girl! Wahoo! Have a great weekend and a wonderful family vacation! 🙂
Hey, Karen, I think it’s Jenny going on vacay, but you’re right – I DID rock Fast Draft, and thank you so much for saying so! Couldn’t have done it without all the fab peeps who were rockin’ it along with me!
Kathy, I spent many a Saturday morning with Scooby and the gang. I could never resolve the one burning question: when I grow up do I want to be Velma or Daphne. I think I became a Velma by default. Also, let’s be honest, Dan Brown was channeling Scooby-Doo when he was writing “The Davinci Code” When the brit guy says, “the plan would have worked if it weren’t for that pesky symbololoologist.”
Velma is the more awesomer — it is a word.
ROFL, Rachel, you’re right!
Four years ago for Halloween my husband was Shaggy and I was Velma. And let me tell you something about guys and Velma — I got hit on so many times, and with each guy it was the same thing, “So, you’re Velma…right?”
And who doesn’t love to say, “Ruh-roh!” and “Zoinks!”
I can completely identify with Velma – especially back then! That is SO funny, Amy…nerd is the new sexy!
Kathy, I am still looking for a 1:43 scale Mystery Machine. I already know a firm that sells miniatures that resemble Mystery Inc.
Hope you find it, Grant! Thanks for stopping by.
I’ve always loved Scooby Doo. It’s one of those cartoons I always stop to watch when I’m channel surfing. The original ones. I’m not to fond of the other variations, especially ones featuring Scrappy Doo.
Did you know you can buy Scooby Snacks (for people)? I saw them at the store the other day.
I’m an original Scooby series fan, too, Melissa. They started tinkering with the formula, and even got extraterrestrial and paranormal, when the original series was all about there being a rational explanation for seemingly “ghostly” phenomena. Since I have 3 boys, we’ve seen a lot of Scooby series, and that kind of departure drove me nuts! Thanks for visiting!
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