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How Scooby-Doo Got His Name

The name of the detective dog, Scooby-Doo, who has been popular since his start in 1969, was inspired by words in a hit song from 1966.

Hanna-Barbera and writers Joe Ruby and Ken Spears developed an animated show in 1969 about teenagers and a dog that solved mysteries involving haunted houses and monsters. That original show was not going to focus on comedy but the spooky mystery. The show’s dog would be a…

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