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Scooby Doo

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jul 12, 2019 10:00 pm
  • 12:35

(Originally aired February 26, 2019) Guest: Kevin Sandler, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, Arizona State University, Author of the Upcoming Book “Scooby Doo” Scooby Doo is 50 this year. It was a staple of my childhood, and I hear people in their 30s and 40s are passing the Scooby love down to their kids, too. Would you believe the idea for the show was inspired, partly, by Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night”? A TV executive in 1969 heard Sinatra crooning “dooby dooby doo” at the end of the song and thought it’d be a great name for a mystery cartoon centered around a fraidy-cat dog. How has the show managed to stay so popular for so long? You can still catch it in reruns on TV and yet another reboot is on the way.