Google Goes Scooby Doo-ish on Halloween

Google's latest Doodle is one for Halloween, and it celebrates All Hallows' Eve with the canine king of spooks: Scooby Doo. Scooby Doo, of course, is the talking Great Dane which began as a CBS cartoon in 1969. Since then it's been spun-off into numerous sequels, revivals, and even live-action (except for Scooby Doo) movies and TV movies.

Google's Doodle on All Hallows' Eve (better known as Halloween) is actually a set of five Doodles you can scroll through. Scooby Doo and the Gang are obviously, as usual, hot on the trail of some mystery.

"Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" made its CBS network debut on Saturday, September 13, 1969 with its first episode, "What a Night for a Knight." In those earlier episodes, the show followed the theme of cartons at that time: there was a montage of some sort which included a "sing-over" with some sort of pop song.

Another such example was the Hardy Boys cartoon series which ran from 1969 to 1971 on ABC. In that series, Frank and Joe Hardy were even members of a rock band. There have been two live-action (with a computer generated Scooby Doo) Scooby Doo movies, starring Freddy Prinze, Jr. as Fred, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, and Linda Cardellini as Velma. Cartoon Network has also aired two live-action Scooby Doo TV movies as well.

At any rate, hopefully tonight you'll get candy, not Scooby Snacks, but congratulations Scooby Doo for making Google's home page. Enjoy the original Scooby Doo theme below.