Scooby-Dooby Doo

scooby doos first name is scoobert

It’s true! The name that we all know and love is actually a nickname; his given name is Scoobert Scooby-Doo!

The titular character wasn’t originally the mystery-solving Great Dane that we have now. Initially, he was a sidekick, a bongo-playing sheepdog/Great Dane whom creators from Hanna-Barbera named “Too Much.”

Doo was re-named by Fred Silverman who worked for CBS. According to what I could find he came up with the name from the Frank Sinatra song “Strangers In the Night”. There is a section at the end of the song where Sinatra says “doo-be-doo-be-doo” repeatedly while the music fades.

Another interesting tidbit, the original show “Scooby-Doo, Where are You!” was originally titled “Mysteries Five”.

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