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Scrappy Doo
Scooby-Doo character
First appearance"The Scarab Lives!" (Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo episode, 1979)
Created byJoe Barbera
Voiced byLennie Weinrib (1979–1980)
Don Messick (1980–1988)
Scott Innes (1999–2012)
J. P. Manoux (2002)
James Arnold Taylor (2007)
Dan Milano (2007)
Tom Kenny (2019)
Eric Bauza (2020-present)
In-universe information
Full nameScrappy Cornelius Doo
BreedGreat Dane

Scrappy-Doo is a fictional Great Dane puppy created by Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1979 with the catchphrases "Scrappy Dappy Doo", "Lemme at 'em!" and "Puppy Power!". He is the nephew of Hanna-Barbera cartoon star Scooby-Doo.[1][2] Scrappy has appeared in a number of the various incarnations of the Scooby-Doo cartoon series.[3][4] Lennie Weinrib provided his voice for one season in 1979, and from 1980 on it was performed by Don Messick (who also voiced Scooby). In the first live-action theatrical film, video games, and commercials, he was voiced by Scott Innes. He was created to save the show's ratings which by 1979 had begun to sink to the point of cancellation threats from ABC, who were considering choosing between Scooby-Doo and an unnamed pilot[5] from Ruby-Spears Enterprises which Mark Evanier had also written.[6]

Behind the scenes[edit]




Though Scrappy officially debuted in the fall of 1979, there may have been hints of his existence in 1969, as he "...bore a resemblance to Spears's and Ruby's initial idea for a feisty little dog", which was one of the early ideas for the Scooby-Doo character himself, along with the "big cowardly dog" ultimately chosen. [7]

Additionally, hints of Scrappy can also be seen in the fact that there were originally six members of mystery inc planned-Mike Andrews, Linda Blake, Kelly Summers, Geoff Jones, W.W. (Linda's younger brother), and Too Much.[8][9]

It is unknown if one of the personalities was analogous to Scrappy, or which one it would have been. Like Geoff, Mike, and W.W., (and possibly Kelly) Scrappy is male, and like W.W. he was a younger relative of another gang member.

Scrappy also bears a significant resemblance to his creator, Joe Barbera, in certain respects: New York City is the hometown of both[10][11][12]:17–18, 58[13] Scrappy's father never appears in any series, even for his son's birth, and Joe Barbera's father abandoned the family when Barbera was fifteen.[12]:22–24 Scrappy's relationship with his Uncle Scooby took far more precedence than the absent father, as did Joe Barbera's maternal uncle Jim fill in as a father.[12]:22–24

After hearing Joe Barbera's description of the character, writer Mark Evanier, was significantly reminded of the Looney Tunes character Henery Hawk, and incorporated what he knew of said character into the script.[14]


Scrappy's creation officially began in the year of 1978, when Scooby's ratings were sinking to the point of cancellation threats from ABC.[14][15][16] ABC's schedule had only one remaining show slot left, which would either go to Scooby or a pilot from Ruby-Spears Enterprises. Joe Barbera created Scrappy as a “new element” to restore the network's interest in the show. After various staff members, including Joe Barbera, took some shots at writing the character, which the network found unsatisfactory, Joe Barbera went to Mark Evanier, who wrote for the rival pilot to give a shot at writing Scrappy's. Evanier agreed, and Joe Barbera and the executives were satisfied with the results, and, by extension, Scrappy, and chose Scooby over the rival pilot, irritating executive producer Joe Ruby.[17]

Scrappy was possibly referenced by Bill Hanna, in February of 1979, when he mentioned work on a "little dog character"; At around the time Scrappy, a little dog, would have been worked on.[18]

Duane Poole, a story editor for the first series Scrappy appeared in, recalled it as a lively time, with lots of new ideas and some new blood being hired with the desperation to revive Scooby, which had been a cash-cow in its glory days.[19]

Mel Blanc was the first choice to voice Scrappy, given his connection to Henery Hawk, but wanted too much money to voice the part.[14] Frank Welker, the voice of Fred Jones, auditioned to voice Scrappy as a dual role during the character's development (one of several voice actors considered for the role) and coined the catchphrase "Puppy Power" during his audition.[14] He would later change this to "Monkey Muscle" for the similar Donkey Kong Jr. character he would voice for TV's Saturday Supercade. The next choice was Messick, who was seen as giving the best audition, but still deemed "the wrong voice".[14] Afterwards, other well-known cartoon voice artists were considered or suggested: Daws Butler, Paul Winchell, Marilyn Schreffler, Howard Morris, Dick Beals and Marshall Efron.[14] Ultimately, Lennie Weinrib was chosen.

Appearances in Media[edit]
1979 – 1980[edit]

Scrappy debuted in 1979 on Saturday Morning, getting the 11:30-11:55 slot officially.[20]

After the first season, Messick became the final voice for the rest of the series' run after Weinrib asked for a higher salary.[14]T his was also as a dual role, as Messick also voiced Scooby at the time.

1980 – 1982[edit]

After his addition to the show proved to be a rating success, the show was moved back a few hours the following year.[21] Hanna-Barbera also restructured the show as a means of rebooting the franchise,[22] focusing more on Scooby, Shaggy, and Scrappy.

Fred, Velma, and Daphne had struggled to compete with Scrappy's stronger characterization, though writers did try to save them once the new character's presence shed light on it. [23]However, they ultimately were removed by the next season.

1983 – 1984[edit]

Scrappy continued to appear alongside Shaggy and Scooby in The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show / The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries The threesome were now joined by Daphne, returning after a three-year absence. Scrappy now deferred to Daphne, and the mysteries came back (though there were still real monsters)

"Scrappy would charge in and solve things, so he was useful, in that way. A lot of people made derogatory comments about it at the studio and you know you don't want to be saddled with something based on, you know, network [...] but I think I liked working with it most of those cartoons."[24] Said Charles M. Howell, an Emmy winning writer who originally joined the franchise back on The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show and continued to work on various iterations of the show until finally ending his tenure in the late '80s after penning the pilot episode for A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.[25] Howell also speculated, that, at least in Fred's case, he simply didn't return because the writers didn't know what to do with him, despite having Frank Welker on hand.[26]


Scrappy remained an integral part of the Scooby-Doo franchise, on both TV and in Scooby-related licensed products and merchandising, through the end of the 1980s. Boo


Scrappy's involvement in new Scooby-Doo TV media quietly ended in 1988 the same year that A Pup Named Scooby-Doo aired. His shows went into syndication (as the Scooby shows before his involvement had done when he first entered). He starred in a video game in 1991 and continued to be in reruns.

Cartoon Network[edit]

Cartoon Network gained the rights to Scooby around 1994[citation needed] and promptly set about making it its most shown franchise via reruns of various series.[27] Scooby, which had been dormant for the last few years aside from comics, soon became quite heavily rerun over the place.[28] Cartoon Network's goal was to appeal to the nostalgia of the older fans, as it was documented that a third of their audience was 'old enough to vote'.[29] They opted to appeal to both baby boomers and young children in the 8-11 slot, as, according to the then Vice President at the time, Betty Cohen, "[They] felt they were showing kids these cartoons for the first time."[30]

Before Cartoon Network gained the rights to Scooby, Scooby's priority target audience had been children: Not just one generation of children, but the general age group, which people entered and exited as years passed. Scooby-Doo was considered a source of massive commercial television time watched by children,[31][32] as well as something that children imitated.[33] After Turner Broad Casting obtained the rights to Scooby, in the early days of ownership, they too followed this pattern with A Pup Named Scooby-Doo. Chuck Gelman stated in 1994: "Scooby-Doo is a popular character with our [12-and-under] demographic and a nice fit with Halloween."[34] Despite this, every demographic was carefully tailored to throughout various day parts. [35]

In the campaign to revive Scooby's public consciousness, Scrappy was originally included as part of the burger king promotion in 1996.[36]

The flagship of the Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, aired without portraying or commenting on Scrappy on either way, and was a resounding success, causing the live-action movie (which didn't have Scrappy in a major role yet) to be fast-tracked, and three successful DTVs in the way.

Between July 1999 (the release of the cartoon network website) and October 1999[37] (the earliest time present) Cartoon Network released Scrappy Stinks, a game where the sole objective was to pelt Scrappy with a substance referred to as "smelly goo", but avoid hitting Shaggy and Scooby in the process.

At midnight, of October 31, 1999, Cartoon Network aired several promos over the gang's disappearance. One was a promo involving the gang being frightened of Scrappy.[38] In an interview, the writers mention adding that bit because Scrappy's part in the marathon was coming up and they felt the need to work him in. [39]

Around 2001, [40]Cartoon Network aired a bumper titled "Scrappy Loses It" where Scrappy rants about how the newer Cartoon Cartoons were becoming more popular than him despite him being around longer as the Cartoon Cartoons enter the studio in the same order that their schedule aired on prime-time, to the point where he yells at Dexter and makes him cry. The bumper ends with Scrappy saying "Not for me, not for me, man!" in reference to Cartoon Network's then-current slogan, "The Best Place for Cartoons".[citation needed]

2002 feature film[edit]

Scrappy was first included in the story in an earlier draft around March 2000. He did not physically appear, however, and was only mentioned by Shaggy and Scooby offhand and was heavily implied to have been put to sleep for undisclosed reasons. James Gunn first acknowledged his involvement in April 2000.[41] Other original ideas for the villain included the Old Man Smithers, the villain from the beginning of the film. According to the DVD commentary, choosing the villain of the movie was a problematic part of the production, as the makers did not feel comfortable simply giving the role to an "anonymous monster", and that the ending was in "bits and pieces" and the "confinements forced them to be creative." "There is a Scrappy because he exists in the cartoon, so we have to acknowledge him." Stated screenwriter James Gunn in an interview shortly before the release of Scooby-Doo.[42]

Despite previously stating that he felt that "kids didn't care"[43] he did later note with some dismay on two separate occasions that kids reacted poorly to the development, admitting he didn't understand how popular Scrappy was with five and six-year-olds.[44] "I still think it was funny that Scrappy was the villain", Gunn explained in an interview with Cinefantastique, "But there are kids out there who were really upset."[45]

Character biography[edit]

First made his appearance in 1979. Scrappy idolizes his uncle Scooby and would often assist Scooby and his friends in solving mysteries (Scrappy saves Scooby several times from monsters when they were looking for the rest of the gang).

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979)[edit]

Originally as shown in the introduction of the series, Scrappy only met his Uncle Scooby as a puppy. As revealed in the vignette accompanying the series theme-tune, Scooby was waiting for his nephew's train to arrive one stormy night. Scrappy popped out of a box-car in a cardboard box, surprising Scooby. They went on to encounter a bedsheet caught no a tree branch, which Scrappy thought was a ghost and wanted to fight. Scooby rushed the two back to the train station and encountered a mummy. Scrappy stayed back and unraveled the mummy. Scooby encountered and was scared by a scarecrow, at which Scrappy caught up and knocked over the scare-crow. Scooby passed out from all the excitement (Scrappy accidentally moving the scarecrow's jack-o-lantern head as he emerged from its remains being the last straw) and Scrappy carried him the rest of the way to the station. [46]

In The Scarab Lives, Scrappy is quite eager to capture the Scarab. His first try results in him capturing the scarab and dragging him back by the leg,[47] but the Scarab is out of costume, causing everybody, himself included, to dismiss this suspect and let him go. After the incident, he's left outside while everyone else investigates the museum. He wanders off to set a trap for the scarab but accidentally catches Scooby (who was covered by a bedsheet at the time. Finally, in the newspaper factory, the Scarab manages to send him, Shaggy, and Scooby on a conveyor belt to the newspaper chopper! Scooby finds a rope for the three to hang onto. Scrappy then swings it down towards where the Scarab is menacing Fred, Velma, and Daphne, dropping down onto his shoulders and covering the man's eyes with his paws. Shaggy and Scooby, meanwhile, crash into a stack f newspaper rolls, paving the way fr the Scarab's incapacitation. [48]

In The Night Ghoul of Wonderworld, Scrappy accompanies the other five to Wonderworld, a clear Expy of Westworld, where Velma is going to fulfill her dream of solving a mystery with Sherlock Holmes (represented by a robot) Scrappy doesn't seem to quite grasp that it's not real and needs a gentle, but a firm reminder from Fred to let Velma have the center stage. After the titular night ghoul begins menacing the group for real, Scrappy runs where the Night Ghoul ran, and knocks over a suspect but not the Night Ghoul.[49] He, Scooby, and Shaggy investigate up in a clock tower intended to replicate Big Ben. The night ghoul is there and chases Shaggy and Scooby and Scooby out to the landing. Scrappy sees, and grabs the night ghoul by his cape, tussling with him like this while Shaggy and Scooby scramble back inside. Scrappy then lands on a clock hand, terrifying Shaggy and Scooby for his safety (Scrappy is having a jolly good time and oblivious to their fear for him) they manage to get him back into big-ben, where Scrappy sees the night ghoul on one of the clock's gear and spins the gear, capturing the night ghoul and allowing the others to wrap up the mystery.[50]

Close Encounters of The Scooby Kind!: Scrappy is quite excited at the idea of an actual alien around. He gets a suspect’s boot and sets a trap for the alien if it enters the barricaded cabin. But he caught Fred, Velma, and Daphne instead. [51] After that's dealt with and Fred, Velma, and Daphne are released, the six resume hunting for clues, Scrappy, with Shaggy and Scooby, gets trapped in the alien’s prop spaceship. Mistakenly believing themselves to be in ‘Planet X’, the three cook up a plan using Italian restaurant disguises (with Scrappy hiding in Scooby’s chef’s hat) After they get back with the others, he, Shaggy, and Scooby learned that they never left actually departed earth.

Ransom of Scooby Chief: Scrappy is dearly excited to revisit his old neighborhood in New York City, and introduced his Uncle Scooby to his old pals Duke and Annie. After alerting them of his presence with a secret whistle, (which they are delighted to hear but is hard on Scooby and Shaggy's ears) After Shaggy and Scooby are kidnapped by two shady men, Scrappy is distressed and the three all go off to try and save them, getting into hijinks on the way. They chase after the kidnappers through New York, inadvertently making it more difficult to escape. Eventually, the three get netted, and Scrappy decides to wait until Shaggy and Scooby crash into the thieves, decommissioning said kidnappers. Scrappy crawls out of the net with his friends and gives Scooby a big hug. Oddly and somewhat soberingly, none of the pups' parents are seen and it never once occurs to them to get outside assistance.[52]

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Shorts (1980–1982)[edit]

The December 1980 episode of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo ("Scrappy's Birthday") depicts Scrappy-Doo's birth with both Scooby and Shaggy in attendance. Born at St. Bernard's Hospital to Scooby-Doo's sister Ruby-Doo on December 20, 1980, Scrappy went on to grow up in New York. The candles on the cake imply that Scrappy is three years old. Sometime after this, Scrappy was sent to live with Scooby on the road for unknown reasons.

DTV Specials[edit]

Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers: Scrappy accompanies Shaggy and Scooby to visit Shaggy's late Uncle Beauregard's mansion to carry out his will and find his hidden treasure stash.

Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School Scrappy accompanies Shaggy and Scooby to Shaggy's gym teacher job at Miss Grimwood's finishing School for Girls (later revealed to be Miss Grimwood's Finishing School for Ghouls)

Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf: Scrappy, Scooby, and Shaggy's girlfriend, Googie, are kidnapped along with the transformed Shaggy to Dracula's castle.

Scrappy is more toned down, as he is less feisty and a little more cowardly, but still much braver than Scooby and Shaggy. In all three movies, he sometimes serves as the brains of the trio, figuring out the clues and where to go next.

Powers and abilities[edit]

Found in multiple series[edit]

Super Strength: Scrappy has repeatedly shown himself to be leaps and bounds "stronger than the average pup", knocking over a grown man with ease in his first appearance, crashing through a stone wall, as well as being able to close a crocodile's mouth by jumping on top of it.

Personality and characteristics[edit]

From his very first appearance, Scrappy has shown himself to be as reckless and daring as his Uncle Scooby is timid and cautious. Scrappy displays little concern for his own safety - he'll think nothing of charging into a confrontation with anything up to and including an elephant stampede - yet he is also very protective of his uncle and their teenage owners, sticking up for them relentlessly.

Scrappy's greatest weakness - unrecognized by himself - is a lack of discretion, which tends to counteract his valor. Being more zealous than clever, he'll often rush ahead of his Mystery Inc. associates to apprehend the first suspect he encounters - who seldom turns out to be the one they're looking for. (Once, in San Francisco, Scrappy mistakenly picked up and brought back Daphne - his own mistress - thinking she was a vampire they'd been hunting!) More than anything else, Scrappy requires guidance in much the same way that Shaggy and Scooby require motivation.

If his courageous and energetic personality wasn't enough to make him stand out, Scrappy could be identified by a handful of catchphrases; two of the better-known were, "Lemme at 'em, lemme at 'em! I'll splat 'em! I'll rock 'em and sock 'em!" and, "Ta dadada ta daaa! Puppy power!". Scrappy also possessed strength which belied his diminutive stature; he was capable of smashing down solid rock walls, and of carrying bulky loads over his head with no apparent effort.

In some incarnations which retain the mystery genre but don't feature the entire gang, such as Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers and The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show Scrappy's sense of recklessness is downplayed, and he often helps find and interpret clues or getting the gang out of danger in the place of Fred and Velma.

As befitting the light-hearted tone of the series, Scrappy was upbeat by nature and rarely sad, but not without a sensitive side which he shared with the Mystery Incorporated gang. In later episodes, Scrappy became more reserved and better at finding clues...opting to ask questions first and shoot later, as it were. However, his feisty and adventurous streak continued to shine through - especially in the proverbial crunch. (After all, he wouldn't be Scrappy-Doo if he didn't push the envelope - or, rather, chew it up - every once in a while.)



Scrappy was initially seen as a "good idea" by Saturday Morning Review.[53]

Viewership also seemed to react positively to Scrappy, as Scooby's ratings went up with Scrappy's arrival, and continued to be a success for the next decade.[54][55] With Scrappy's addition the show remained a perennial ratings leader.[56]

Story Editor Duane Poole noted, “Scrappy solved a lot of story problems. Before you had to get Shaggy and Scooby into dangerous situations-and there was no real easy way to get them there-with Scrappy, he, uh, picked them up and carried them there. He just charged in. He was just such the antithesis of what Scooby and Shaggy were. The dynamic was great fun to play.” [57]

Joe Ruby and Ken Spears[58] seemed to have a less than positive view on the character. The co-founder of Ruby-Spears enterprises said, "Everyone was upset", though was unclear about whether this concerned business reasons (they had started their own company two years earlier) or personal creative reasons (considering that if Scooby'd been canceled, then the last slot would have hit their show instead) [59], starting when, in 1979, it looked a pilot of theirs would be renewed over Scooby's. Mark Evanier, who wrote said pilot, was hired impromptu to write Scrappy-Doo into a new pilot to renew interest in Scooby. As a result, Scooby was renewed over theirs, which was upsetting for them. [60][17]

Tom Ruegger, stated, "It's a lot easier to love Scooby than it is to love Scrappy. But I don't have the problem with Scrappy that I have heard expressed by others. I suspect this is because I wasn't watching Scooby from the beginning, but rather, I came in and started catching up quite a while (a couple of years) after Scrappy had made his debut. Hey, they'd been messing with Scooby's cast for years! Scooby Dum. All those nasty celebrity cameo Scooby movies. I dislike those things more than I dislike Scrappy. And, for what it's worth, at least Scrappy brings some energy to the table. He actually does have a personality, even though many find it obnoxious. [...] So, since I tend to love the characters with whom I work, I can say that I learned to love Scrappy, despite all his limitations."[61]

Casper Kelly, one of the writers of The Scooby-Doo Project also admitted to having Scrappy as being in his first memory of Scooby, as well as enjoying when the monsters were real over the traditional fake monster format. [39][62]

When Archie gained the rights to Hanna-Barbera in 1995, both Bill Vallely and Mike Kirschenbaum, two writers for the series, both acknowledged that Scrappy was hated, and even attempted to remake his personality in response to that, according to Kirschenbaum, but "the animosity was too great" and Scrappy got the boot from the series midway.[63] After Archie Comics concluded as a series, DC Comics picked up rights and produced Scooby-Doo for some time after that, and, possibly taking their cue from Archie, continued with Scrappy being gone.

In 1998, Jon Hein published his Jump the Shark website, a site dedicated to complaining about unwelcome changes to beloved shows. Each show had a page (and some spin-offs got pages of their own)-patrons to the site could read the page of the show they chose, then go to the voting page, choose a show or enter one that wasn't listed to vote on, choose a topic (or enter one that wasn't listed) and then submit and repeat as many times as they so wished.[64] The site staff received these submissions and then posted them on the appropriate pages. These were added as choices to a poll, that, if one thought Scrappy ruined the show, they could add their vote. Scrappy was entered in on the Scooby-Doo section and received approximately 1500 votes. Although names had to be provided along with comments, the comments published were completely anonymous. [65]

In September, celebrating his uncle's thirtieth anniversary, several newspapers printed articles, some of which mentioned Scrappy.[66][67][68][69]

Hein's unique complaint website gained newspaper coverage by Maureen Dowd, in 2001, who published an opinion article entitled "Scrappy-Doo Spoiled Scooby-Doo",[70] though Scrappy actually featured very little in the article and said article was written with a political punchline in mind, word picked up and Jump the Shark (and Scrappy's presence in it) were soon republished from across the country under various titles, some of which included Scrappy and some of which did not.[71]

In 2020, it has come out from Casper Kelly that many writers who worked with Scrappy's character did not actually hate him. [72]

Scooby-Doo series and films featuring Scrappy-Doo[edit]

Television series[edit]

Television films[edit]


Feature films[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

  • Scrappy co-starred in several of Horace Elias's tie-in novels, particularly 1980's Scooby-Doo In the Haunted House.
  • The 1995 Archie Comics series, the first to feature him as a main character. His characterization was markedly different than his cartoon self.[73]
  • He was the star of the 24th issue of the Cartoon Network Presents comic book series.
  • The first live-action Scooby-Doo film — Scrappy wants revenge on Mystery Inc. for abandoning him years earlier. While in a bar reminiscing, Velma tells another patron that the gang kicked Scrappy out of their ranks because he peed on Daphne and demanded to be the new leader. Velma also claims that Scrappy was not really a puppy but rather had a glandular disorder. (Although the movie's understanding of canine endocrinology is extremely simplified; Scrappy only displays dwarfism and is otherwise completely free of the myriad of other degenerative conditions any glandular disorder would entail) In the course of the film, it is revealed that he is seeking to summon a demon army that he can use to rule the world, with the ritual requiring him to absorb a purely good soul to unleash the full power of his army, with Scrappy selecting Scooby as the final sacrifice. However, his ego causes him to call in the rest of the Mystery Inc. crew to witness his triumph despite them having gone their separate ways two years ago, with the gang rallying to defeat Scrappy's plan and save Scooby by disrupting the ritual. At the conclusion of the film, Velma says that Scrappy's full name is Scrappy Cornelius Doo.
  • In An Evening with the Scooby Gang, a bonus feature on the Aloha, Scooby-Doo! DVD, Fred mentions a sixth member of the gang, to the gang's shock and dismay. Shaggy mentions they were not supposed to talk about Scrappy. Freddy was talking about the Mystery Machine.
  • The 2008 movie Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King has a scene in which a monstrous Mystery Machine crashes through a carnival stand containing dolls of Scrappy and running over them. As with all the previous and current direct-to-video movies, Scrappy never made an appearance.
  • In the 2011 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated episode "The Siren's Song", Fred and Daphne come across a statue of Scrappy in the Crystal Cove Haunted Museum among the statues of their defeated foes. Daphne remarks she has never seen his statue before. Fred pulls her away and reminds her that they all promised never to speak of him again, once again a reference to his unpopularity, along with the fact that he had not appeared in any Scooby-Doo cartoons or films in the latest decades as a consequence of it. Scrappy also appeared with a statue of Flim Flam.
    • Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated producer Tony Cervone liked a post asking about a connection between Scrappy and SDMI character Nova on Twitter. [74], saying, "Time will tell, I cannot divulge any secrets..."
  • Scrappy was part of the storyline in DC Comics Scooby Apocalypse. However, this was in-name-only.
  • Scrappy made a quick "Easter Egg" appearance in the "Scoobynatural" episode of the TV series Supernatural.
  • In the 2019 film Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost, which concludes "The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo" series; but despite his actual involvement of the show, Scrappy's entire presence was absent in the film, even within the opening credit recap montage at the start of the movie. Near the climax of the movie, Flim-Flam makes a comment about Scrappy, to which Velma responds with "What's a Scrappy?"

Appearances in other media[edit]


  • Scrappy appears in A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration as a respected part of the large family of classic Hanna-Barbera characters. He is the only Scooby member besides Shaggy and Scooby but does not have any lines.
  • Another one had him and Flim Flam standing alone in the rain and getting splashed by mud by passing traffic, ending with the pair dejectedly slinking off.
  • Scrappy appeared in Strong Kids, Safe Kids.
  • Scrappy-Doo appeared in a few Cartoon Network commercial bumpers, reflecting his fall in popularity. One such has him loitering outside Cartoon Network's main office, ranting about how the other CN cartoon characters are getting better treatment than him, despite his having been created long before them. The bumper ends with Scrappy responding to the network's tagline ("The best place for cartoons") with "Not for me! Not for me, man!" Shaggy appears in the bumper.
  • Scrappy-Doo is a recurring gag in Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. He first appears at the end of "Shaggy Busted" to utter his catchphrase, only to be cut-off halfway when Avenger grabs Scrappy in his talons. From then on, Scrappy's corpse appears in various episodes, usually being carried around by Avenger.
  • In another he appears in a locker room with Astro from The Jetsons, Dino, Courage the Cowardly Dog and Droopy complaining about how his uncle gets more fame than any of them. Daphne and Scooby appear in the bumper.
  • He appears in the "Laff-A-Munich" skit in the Robot Chicken episode "Ban on the Fun". In the skit, Scrappy is kicked into a lake by Blue Falcon.
  • He also appears in the Drawn Together episode "Lost in Parking Space, Part Two", wherein he and several other cartoon characters are brutally tortured.
  • In the Family Guy movie Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, Chris Griffin was required by his mother, Lois Griffin, to mention the fourth member of Sex and the City, he could not come up with the correct answer, he instead took a wild and very inaccurate guess by saying it was Scrappy-Doo.
    • In the episode "Meg Stinks!", Brian Griffin is forced to sleep outside (due to getting sprayed by a skunk) and states his nephew Scrappy Brian did not even make it through the night. It then cuts to a scene depicting a puppy resembling Brian, who inquires about a noise in the bushes; Brian would rather ignore it, but Scrappy Brian shouts Scrappy-Doo's catchphrase - "Let me at 'em!" He charges and is eaten by a velociraptor. Brian notes he told his sister, "This was not a good weekend".
    • On the soundtrack album, Family Guy: Live in Vegas, Jason Alexander reports that Scrappy is the product of a drunken encounter between Scooby-Doo and Daphne.
  • In October of the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, he was made the King of Boomerroyalty in which each weekend despite being infamous, the channel "Boomerang" showed 2-hour installments of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo and The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show all month.
  • In the series finale of Batman: The Brave and the Bold "Mitefall!", Bat-Mite attempts to get the show cancelled and introduces a thinly-veiled analogy to Scrappy in Punchichi, the nephew of Ace the Bat-Hound. Scrappy had been added for opposite reasons.
  • During one of Cartoon Network's commercials promoting its 20th anniversary Bugs Bunny was taking a group photo of various cartoon characters, with Scrappy-Doo being among them. Before the picture was taken, Jake from Adventure Time elongated his body to push Scrappy out of the picture to which Scrappy says "Hey!" in frustration and has the last line in the commercial.
  • Scrappy makes a cameo in the episode "Double Trouble" of Wacky Races 2017 TV series.
  • He also kicks off the plot, seemingly being tired as the number one bad role model of network executives, sneaks into their office and switches places so that Dick Dastardly is at number two.
  • On January 22, 2011, author WakeGirl14 published a fanfic “Darkly Dreaming Scooby,” which lead to the popular social media meme "Scrappy Doo has been found dead in Miami". This string of text and concept has been especially popular on Tumblr and Twitter. [75]

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