Scooby-Doo was my favorite cartoon as a little kid. I was a Cartoon Network junkie back in the day and I would always look forward to Scooby more than any other show. This show was formative for me in so many ways. It was one of my introductions to classic comedy and it taught me never ever split up when you’re chilling in an allegedly haunted house. Both of these things are, of course, the most important things that a little girl should know about at the age of four.
I still remember a ton of episodes, I still remember my favorite villains, and I still kind of want to know what a Scooby Snack tastes like. If you’re like me and have a lot of fond memories of watching this not-so-spooky cartoon, check out this roundup of 10 Scooby-Doo moments that changed my life.
Discovering That These Villains Just Need A FriendAt the end of the day, all these villains just spent a lot of time an energy in their attempt to either scare off people, steal money, or whatever other hair-brained scheme they were trying to pull. Was it really worth it? Especially the shame of getting caught by some "meddlin' kids" on top of that? Naw. Just pick up a normal hobby, like...like not wasting your money on scary costumes. Source: Scooby-Doo/Hanna-Barbera
All Of The Chase MontagesAll those chase scenes taught me an important lesson: Always run away from ghosts, goblins and kooky space aliens with a '60s pop song in the background like they had on Scooby-Doo. It seems to give them a lot of good luck! Source: Scooby-Doo/Hanna-Barbera
Realizing How Stylin Daphne IsHer outfit is so on point. Serious '70s chic. Um, goals! Source: Scooby-Doo/Hanna-Barbera
A Pup Named Scooby DooWho else watched this show? It was about the Scooby-Doo gang when they were tiny. Of course, it's super anachronistic because I'm pretty sure that this show is set in the '80s and the characters were actually kids in, uh, the '50s and '60s so...whatever. It was a fun spin-off! Source: Scooby-Doo/Hanna-Barbera
Realizing That Freddie Is Sorta A DBagThis dude always wanted to split up, which is the dumbest rule of any scary situation. On top of that, he made sure he was always with Daphne. Hey, maybe Daphne wanted to hang out with Scooby and Shaggy sometimes, Fred. She ain't your property, dude. And what is with that neckerchief? Source: Scooby-Doo/Hanna-Barbera
Scrappy Doo Bugging The Crap Out Of MeThis try hard puppy got on my last nerve. What purpose did he even serve? I think he just made things worse anyway. Source: Scooby-Doo/Hanna-Barbera
Identifying With Shaggy And Scooby's Love For FoodLook, no matter what reason people give for why these guys were so hungry all the time, all I know is that I can relate to it. I, too, would like to eat an entire sandwich in one bite. Source: Scooby-Doo/Hanna-Barbera
The Crossover Episode Of Johnny BravoHands down one of the most hilarious episodes of anything ever in cartoon history. If you don't believe me, fine. But just know that I'm right. Source: Scooby-Doo/Hanna-Barbera
That Zombie Movie As The Actual Most Terrifying Movie EverSo this came out when I was seven and I remember watching it, thinking it would be a fun, super long episode of Scooby Doo. Um, no. This movie was terrifying. The monsters were real. REAL! They weren't just bitter dudes who scared people for fun. These were real zombies and there were also some weird, evil cat people things up in there as well? I don't know. Scarred for life. Source: Scooby-Doo/Hanna-Barbera
The Live Action MovieI don't even want to talk abut this abomination. Source: Scooby-Doo/Hanna-Barbera