Scooby-Doo's Original Mysteries

ISBN 13: 9781560396192

Scooby-Doo's Original Mysteries

 
9781560396192: Scooby-Doo's Original Mysteries
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<p>Scooby-Doo's Original Mysteries (Cartoon Network) (DVD)</p><p>See how your favorite snack-munching canine super-sleuth got his start as the first five Scooby-Doo episodes ever unleashed - the series pilot What a Night for a Knight, plus Hassle in the Castle, A Clue for Scooby-Doo, Mine Your Own Business and Decoy for a Dognapper - constitute Scooby's first-ever dynamite DVD! Special Features: Jukebox with 4 Sampler Songs from the Snack Tracks Album. Take the Scooby Challenge Trivia Game. Original Recipes from Mystery Inc.</p>

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"Well, gang, it looks like we're up to our armor plates in another mystery." Oddly enough, this line comes from the very first episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, the part-mystery, part-haunted house animated series that premiered in 1969. The first five episodes are featured on Scooby-Doo's Original Mysteries, in which Freddy, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and of course the practical-joking Great Dane Scooby-Doo drive around the country in their lime-green van "The Mystery Machine" investigating haunted castles, ghost towns, and a host of alleged otherworldly beings. Ventriloquist, gymnast, and resident hippie Shaggy and fraidy-cat canine Scooby provide the comic relief between clues, and can usually be bribed into anything with a yummy Scooby snack (the ingredients of which remain the show's real mystery). Sure, the animation is flat, the music receptive, and the jokes not nearly as funny as the laugh track would have you think, but that's par for Saturday morning animation. If you grew up with Scooby and the gang, these original episodes are like a nostalgia train to Saturday morning yesteryear, yet after 30 years the shows have hardly aged (even beatnik Shaggy could pass for modern grunge). The DVD also features an abbreviated music video (not as good as Matthew Sweet's rendition of the theme song on Saturday Morning Cartoons) and a trivia quiz. The episodes: "What a Night for a Knight," "Hassle in the Castle," "A Clue for Scooby Doo," "Mine Your Own Business," and "Decoy from a Dognapper." --Sean Axmaker

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