The original thirty-minute version of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo constitutes the fourth incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo. It premiered on September 22, 1979 and ran for one season on ABC as a half-hour program. A total of sixteen episodes were produced. It was the last Hanna-Barbera cartoon series to utilize its controversial laugh track. Template:Dablink
By 1979, the staff at Hanna-Barbera realized that the Scooby-Doo formula was getting worn out, which gave them reason to parody it in a 1979 prime time Scooby special, Scooby Goes Hollywood. In addition, ABC began threatening cancellation for the show, whose ratings were in decline. Therefore, for its 1979 - 1980 season, Scooby-Doo was given a major overhaul, adding the character of Scooby's nephew Scrappy-Doo, voiced by Lennie Weinrib, and changing the name of the show to Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo.
Unlike his uncle, Scrappy would often attempt to take the task of capturing the ghost of the week into his own hands, forcing Shaggy and Scooby to try their best to save Scrappy from hurting himself. Although still present in these episodes, the characters of Fred, Daphne, and Velma became less essential to the plot.
Marla Frumkin took over Pat Stevens' role as Velma Dinkley towards the end of the season, beginning with episode 12, "The Ghoul, the Bat, and the Ugly". Velma does not speak in episode 16, "The Ransom of Scooby Chief".
1 "The Scarab Lives!"
2 "The Night Ghoul of Wonderworld"
3 "Strange Encounters of a Scooby Kind" 4 "The Neon Phantom of the Roller Disco!"
5 "Shiver and Shake, That Demon's A Snake"
6 "The Scary Sky Skeleton"
7 "The Demon of the Dugout"
8 "The Hairy Scare of the Devil Bear" 9 "Twenty Thousand Screams Under the Sea" 10 "I Left My Neck in San Francisco"
11 "When You Wish Upon a Star Creature"
12 "The Ghoul, the Bat, and the Ugly"
13 "Rocky Mountain Yiiiii!"
14 "The Sorcerer's a Menace"
15 "Lock The Door, It's a Minotaur!"
16 "The Ransom of Scooby Chief"
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