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  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
    • The theme song has been sung by bands such as Third Eye Blind and Billy Ray Cyrus.
      • Matthew Sweet does a terrific version of the theme on the 1995 album Saturday Morning Cartoons' Greatest Hits.
    • Madelyn Dinkley, Velma's sister in "Abracadabra Doo," is voiced by Danica McKellar, who was best known as Wonder Years cutie Winnie Cooper.
    • Tim Conway (The Carol Burnett Show), who voiced himself in a 1973 episode, voices Skip Jones--Fred's dad--in the 2006 DVD movie Scooby-Doo: Pirates Ahoy!
    • Jay Leno voices Jack O'Lantern in Scooby Doo and the Goblin King.
    • Kellie Martin (Becca on Life Goes On) was Daphne's voice on A Pup Named Scooby Doo.
    • Really, each incarnation is filled with this. Casey Kasem is probably the most popular, since he voiced Shaggy for about 40 years. Frank Welker also voiced Fred from the beginning, and started voicing Scooby as well. The original voice of Scooby was Don Messick.

      Mark Evanier tells of a charming yet bittersweet tale about Don. He was at Hanna-Barbera doing a recording session in 1997, when suddenly, he left, stating he couldn't do voices any longer. Everybody present sensed Don was retiring, so they held a retirement dinner for him. Guests did speeches, and then Don stepped up and said "Thank you" to everyone in Scooby Doo's voice. One guest said "Don spent years giving Scooby Doo his voice, and now Scooby's helping Don to express himself."
    • The full compliment of voices throughout the Scooby Doo animated timeline:

 Scooby: Don Messick (1969-97), Hadley Kay (1997, Johnny Bravo episodes), Scott Innes (1998-2000), Frank Welker (2002-present)

Shaggy: Casey Kasem (1969-97, 2002-09), Billy West (1998-2000), Scott Innes (2000, 2002--Harvey Birdman episode), Scott Menville (2006-07), Matthew Lillard (2005--Robot Chicken episode, 2010-present)

Fred: Frank Welker (1969-79, 1984, 1997-present), Carl Stevens (1988-91), Freddie Prinze Jr. (2005--Robot Chicken episode)

Velma: Nicole Jaffe (1969-73, 2003), Patricia Stevens (1976-79), Marla Frumkin (1979, 1984), Christina Lange (1988-91), B.J. Ward (1997-2000), Mindy Cohn (2002-present), Linda Cardellini (2005--Robot Chicken episode)

Daphne: Stefaniana Christopherson (1969), Heather North (1970-79, 1983-85, 1997--Johnny Bravo episode, 2003), Kellie Martin (1988-91), Mary Kay Bergman (1998-2000), Grey Delisle (2002-present), Sarah Michelle Gellar (2005--Robot Chicken episode)

  • What Could Have Been: Hanna and Barbera reflected in a later interview that the show was originally just going to be about 'a group of teenagers solving crimes', but 'we threw in a dog, and he turned out to be the star of the show'.

    The dog was originally a sheepdog named Too Much, but the Archie Show (which was also on CBS) already had Hot Dog, Jughead's pet sheepdog. An H-B staffer raised Great Danes as a hobby, so they made the dog a Great Dane. It was Fred Silverman and (indirectly) Frank Sinatra who gave the dog the name Scooby Doo.

    In its developmental stage as "Mysteries Five," there were originally five kids who, in a knockoff of the Archie Show, played rock music as well as solved mysteries. Their names were Geoff, Mike, Kelly, Linda, and W.W. (as well as their bongo-playing sheepdog Too Much). Geoff and Mike were melded to become Fred (originally Ronnie but renamed after CBS programming head Fred Silverman), Kelly became Daphne, Linda became Velma and W.W. became Shaggy.
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