This article is about the original incarnation of the character. For other incarnations, see Scrappy-Doo (disambiguation).
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Scrappy-Doo is a Great Dane puppy and the nephew of Scooby-Doo. Scrappy is the most noteworthy of Scooby's relatives. He is noted for being quite headstrong and always wanting to face off in a fight against the various villains (unlike his uncle). Scooby and Shaggy Rogers were present at Scrappy's birth.[3]

Physical appearance

Scrappy has a brown coat and black nose. His ears are pointed and slightly bent at the tip. He wears the traditional Doo family collar.


Scrappy idolized his uncle Scooby and would often assist Scooby and his friends in solving mysteries.

With a highly energetic and brave personality, despite his small size, Scrappy was the opposite of his uncle; Scrappy would usually insist on trying to directly fight the various monsters Scooby and his associates encountered. But, there were times when he showed a little cowardice.

When he started traveling with Scooby, he was very naive on how do deal with danger, but as he gets older, he learned that there's a time to be bold and to retreat.

He feels great sadness when he feels that the people he loves is gone for good as shown when he thought Scooby was taken to Ancient Arabia with genies and when Daphne fell into an eternal slumber and won't wake up.

Powers and abilities

He has the ability to speak in English like many members of his family.

He's also very strong as he can run while holding Shaggy and Scooby, despite his small size.

He's very smart when he figured out the clues Shaggy's uncle left for him to solve. He mostly walks in his hind legs, rarely seen on all fours.


Early life

Birth of Scrappy-Doo.

Scrappy was born at St. Bernard's Memorial Hospital to Scooby-Doo's sister Ruby-Doo. Minutes after he was born, he took off looking for action, unknowingly followed by Shaggy and Scooby. He went back to his mother after unable to find anyone to play with. They saw Shaggy and Scooby being chased by a hot-tempered orderly, and he decided to join in on the action. He grew attached to his Uncle Scooby, and wanted to travel with when he grows up.[3]

Scrappy originally lived in New York City with his old gang, Duke and Annie, before traveling with Mystery Inc.[4]

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (first series)

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Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (second series)

Season one

He was kidnapped by a pirate to be his cabin boy. But, Shaggy and Scooby followed him, and after a long chase, they took control of the ship. (Long John Scrappy)

While celebrating Scrappy's birthday, Shaggy told the trio the story about Scrappy's real birth.[3]

Season two

While Shaggy and Scooby took a steam bath in Al's Health Spa, he left the machine on too long causing Shaggy and Scooby to turn into babies. Blaming himself, he promised to take care of them till they grew up. While the babies played in the park, he expressed how rough babysitting was. While giving them a bath after they played in the mud, Shaggy and Scooby made way too much bubble bath, causing them to float away in a big bubble. Scrappy in a panicked state, caught them just in time when the bubble popped. They rolled into a baby show where the judge named Shaggy and Scooby instant winners. Just then, they grew back to their rightful age, with no idea what happened, much to Scrappy's relief, who passed out and won the baby show, instead. (Scooby Dooby Goo)

Season three

He and Shaggy tried to stop Genie-Poo from taking Scooby back to ancient Arabia with Jasmine the Genie, blowing their three wishes by mistake in the process. He was devastated when it seemed like Scooby went with to Arabia with them. But, were overjoyed when they learned that Scooby escaped the genies just in time. (Scooby-Doo and Genie-Poo)

Scrappy & Yabba-Doo

He helped Yabba-Doo and Deputy Dusty capture cattle rustlers at the McKay Ranch. (Yabba's Rustle Hustle)

He got scolded when he squashed Dusty's new hat while trying to catch a mosquito that's been bothering them. Later at night, he overheard Dusty and Yabba expressing how annoying the mosquito was, thinking they're talking about him. Deeply saddened, he ran away on his own. He met up with train robbers who tricked him into getting a shipment of silver from the train. Afterwards he's sent on his own again. He helped Yabba and Dusty (who went looking for him after discovering he was gone and got captured by the robbers) escape from the ghost town jail. He helped them stop the robbers from escaping, and Yabba and Dusty made up with him afterwards. (Runaway Scrappy)

He rode on Wildfire in the Tumbleweed Derby when Slade and Snooky tried to stop him such as taking down a bridge or knocking him off Wildfire. (Tumbleweed Derby)

The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show

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The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries

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The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo

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He was sad when Scooby quit the gang after being scared too much. When Scooby and Vincent traveled ten years into the future, Scrappy and Flim-Flam had turned evil, now serving Time Slime. Scooby went back to his time, saved the gang and trapped Time Slime in the Chest of Demons. (It's a Wonderful Scoob)

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Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers

He went with Shaggy and Scooby when the former inherited his plantation and treasure. Scrappy was the one who found and figured out most of the clues to the treasure Shaggy's uncle left for him. During the hunt, they called for the Boo Brothers to get rid of the ghosts, and had several encounters with an escaped gorilla, Billy-Bob Scroggins and the ghosts haunting the mansion. The ghosts turned out to be Sheriff Rufus Buzby's black sheep brother, who was after the treasure. They left the plantation for the Boo Brothers to haunt forever, and gave all the treasure away to the Beauregard Trust Fund for Orphans.[5]

Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School

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Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf

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Scooby-Doo (Archie Comics)

While on the swamp ride, Scrappy fell overboard during an attack by the swamp monster and was dragged underwater with it. Scooby showed no hesitation to save him and finds him tied up with a couple. (Monster of a Time)

He was heartbroken when he thought that Scooby had turned bad, but was immediately reassured when he said he's just undercover. (Birddog of Alcatraz)

He was embarrassed that he went undercover disguised as a little girl under the name of "Bubbles" and was outraged when Alice thought he was ugly. He attracted the attention of Major Minor annoying him. He let his act get into his head that he was angered when they had to leave. (When Scooby Comes Marching Home)

Cartoon Network Presents

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Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost

When Mystery Inc. returned to the Himayalas to retrieve the Chest of Demons, they reunited with Flim-Flam, who asked them on the whereabouts of Scrappy, only for Velma Dinkley to reply with a rather unusual "What's a Scrappy?"[6]

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Appearances in other media

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law

After the Old Man Bakov case was solved, Scrappy jumped in and exclaimed, "Puppy power!" only for Avenger to fly in and viciously take him away, as he screamed. Nobody cared, in fact, they all laughed.[7]

Scrappy suddenly popped up in Harvey Birdman's office, only to be shot by from an energy blast from him, after taking an addictive tanning crème.[8]

Having quit his job, Avenger packed his belongings, which included the corpses of Bandit and Scrappy.[9]

The crocodile that fought Phil Ken Sebben left his office with a whining Scrappy in its mouth.[10]

The corpses of Bandit and Scrappy lay across Avenger's nest he built outside of Harvey's office.[11]

As Avenger ate from its bowl like a dog, the corpse of Scrappy was also laid across. There's also a missing poster on Javalux's news board, although it also gave the notice, "Please don't call us."[12]

His corpse popped up in Harvey's suitcase as a packed away for his high school reunion.[13]

After Harvey woke up after two days of being unconscious from Birdgirl's amnesiac spray, he found that Blue Falcone had taken over his office. Falcone handed over to Harvey a box of his belongings, which included Scrappy's corpse.[14]

Avenger flew a German plane with eight Scrappy's face painted on in reference to the previous eight time he had been victimized.[15]

Peter Potamus got rid of a racy photo of him by putting it through a shredder, which Scrappy's corpse was already caught in.[16]

Harvey Birdman: Attorney General

His corpse is in the sewers of Washington, D.C.[17]

Behind the scenes

Scrappy in Scooby-Doo: The Movie.

Scrappy was added to the cast of Scooby-Doo to save the show's ratings, which by 1979 had begun to sink to the point of cancellation threats from ABC. After his addition to the show proved to be a ratings success, Hanna-Barbera restructured the show around Scrappy in 1980. The original format of four teenagers and their dog(s) solving supernatural mysteries for a half-hour was eschewed for simpler, more comedic adventures which involved real supernatural villains, opposed to regular humans in disguise.

Scrappy remained an integral part of the Scooby-Doo franchise, on both TV and in Scooby-related licensed products and merchandising, through the early 1990s. He was also briefly the star of his own seven minute shorts — the Scrappy & Yabba Doo segments of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo. Teamed with his uncle Yabba-Doo and Deputy Dusty, he helped maintain law and order in a small town in the American west.

Scrappy's cameo in Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King.

In later years, the presence of Scrappy-Doo has often been criticized as having had a negative impact on the various Scooby-Doo series of the 1980s, Mark Evanier perceived why Scrappy didn't mesh well, because Scooby didn't talk the way Scrappy did. creating an imbalance. He hasn't had a positive role in animated form since Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf. When A Pup Named Scooby-Doo was created, Tom Ruegger saw it as a chance to do the series over, forgetting Scrappy. However, Scrappy was not completely forgotten and during the 1990's, he was the co-star of a video game and featured prominently in Archie Comics' run, until the last few issues, possibly as a result of Turner being bought by Time Warner. This is more evident when DC Comics took over and shied away from Scrappy, with one of the newsletters even telling the reader(s) not to bring him up (although they made the last issue of Cartoon Network Presents about him, putting him in a positive light, although still somewhat tongue in the cheek), and Cartoon Network making bumpers, which mocked Scrappy with every chance they got, as well as making a cruel intended game on their official website. The de facto landslide of negativity against Scrappy was personified in Scooby-Doo: The Movie, which depicted him as the main antagonist, because the writer, James Gunn, vehemently despised him, and he hasn't really recovered since. He appears as a corpse throughout Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, appears as multiple stuffed dogs being knocked into in the DTV Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King, Fred and Daphne are critical of him in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, and appears as a projectile in the Wacky Races reboot episode Double Trouble.

Seemingly because of this, DVD and VHS covers of the three 80s movies Scrappy starred in had not carried him on the front, until 2015, with the surprising release of Scooby-Doo! and Scrappy-Doo!: The Complete Season 1.


  • Lennie Weinrib provided his voice for one season in 1979; from 1980 onwards, it was performed by Don Messick, also the voice of Scooby-Doo.
  • His catchphrase(s) are (besides "Puppy power"): "Let me at him, let me at him!", "Put em' up, put em' up!" and "Uncle Scooby, let me at 'em, I will splat 'em!" Most of these are different in some way depending on the scene.
  • Scrappy is unique amongst television characters in that, in an ironic twist of fate, he both saved the franchise and was the result of its eventual decline. This is however, not proven, although the fact that he disappeared after the 80's makes one wonder.
  • Scrappy is depicted as a bit of a child prodigy in The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries, as he constantly uses new inventions that he supposedly created such as crazy rubber and his watch computer.
  • Scrappy makes a cameo in the Supernatural crossover episode Scoobynatural. He appears in the Scooby-Dooby doors gag during the chase song.
  • Scrappy's owner was originally Daphne's niece but this character was dropped in the development process.[18]

In other languages

Actor Language Notes
Håvard Bakke Norwegian The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo
Mieczysław Gajda Polish VHS release of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo


See also


  1. 1979-1980
  2. 1980-1988
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 SD&SD (2nd series): Scrappy's Birthday, season 1, episode 7(c).
  4. SD&SD (1st series): The Ransom of Scooby Chief, season 1, episode 16.
  5. Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers
  6. Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost, direct-to-video film 29.
  7. HB:ATL: Shaggy Busted, season 1, episode 3.
  8. HB:ATL: SPF, season 2, episode 1.
  9. HB:ATL: High Speed Buggy Chase, season 2, episode 4.
  10. HB:ATL: Booty Noir, season 3, episode 1.
  11. HB:ATL: Free Magilla, season 3, episode 8.
  12. HB:ATL: Mindless, season 3, episode 10.
  13. HB:ATL: Babysitter, season 4, episode 2.
  14. HB:ATL: Birdnapped, season 4, episode 4.
  15. HB: ATL: Grodin, season 4, episode 5.
  16. HB: ATL: Juror in Court, season 4, episode 6.
  17. Harvey Birdman: Attorney General.
  18. Evanier, Mark. (May 28, 2020). "APNSD! Episode 33: Interview with Mark Evanier (Part Two)". A Podcast Named Scooby-Doo! Retrieved May 31, 2020.