While the show has been out for over 50 years, there is something utterly timeless about it. I mean the franchise is still incredibly popular today with TV shows, movies, and merchandise all being released.
Scooby-Doo has become much more than just a dog and his pals, solving mysteries. The show has spawned countless TV series and movies. While the quality might be questionable, each series and movie has its subsect of fans.
That’s why upon seeing the Fandoms of the Year list, I knew Scooby-Doo wouldn’t cut but for not the reason you might believe.
Scooby-Doo is an impossible choice to make for the Fandoms of the Year list.
If you’ve read my previous post, you’ll know I did a similar one for Peanuts and honestly, most of the points still stand. The Scooby franchise is one a lot of us have grown up with and have fond memories of. There’s just something about seeing Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma work together to solve a mystery.
As with any great ensemble cast, every part is needed to make it work. While the Scooby gang has branched off in the past, everyone is at their best when they’re together. It’s honestly such a testament to the characters and the creators who made everyone work so well together that it’s almost impossible to think of them apart.
In addition, everyone has a different starting point when it comes to the fandom. You could have been introduced via the original series or one of the other popular ones such as What’s New, Scooby-Doo? Or a Pup Named Scooby-Doo. In addition, you might have watched and loved one of the movies when you were younger. Then again, you might have been introduced to the cartoon by your parents or grandparents.
Regardless, Scooby-Doo and the rest of Mystery Incorporated are honestly too large to make a list like this. If anything, it proves just how much staying power the series is. Whether you’re new to the fandom or not, there is no denying how impactful Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Velma, and Daphne have been in pop culture.