Ranking the first episode of every Scooby-Doo series from worst to best

There are so many great Scooby-Doo series so let's rank the first episode of each.

Specials -- “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You Now!” -- Image Number: SDRfg_0035 -- Pictured (L - R): Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma -- Photo: Abominable Pictures/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Specials -- “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You Now!” -- Image Number: SDRfg_0035 -- Pictured (L - R): Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma -- Photo: Abominable Pictures/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /
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10. The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo "To All The Ghouls I've Loved Before"

There are so many Scooby-Doo series that I've forgotten and one of those is The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo. Released in 1985, the series ran for 13 episodes. This is another one where we got Scooby, Scrappy, Shaggy, and Daphne together.

The first episode of the series is called "All The Ghouls I've Loved Before" and sets up the series perfectly as we're introduced to the 13 ghosts idea, Flim-Flam, and Vincent Van Ghoul. While the episode was a necessary one for the series, it felt a little bit flat because Shaggy and Scooby-Doo acted so strangely.

Maybe it's just me, but I never imagined those two would be so keen as to want to let out the 13 Ghosts. Either way, it's clear people had strong feelings about the series as there was an eventual follow-up film released called Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost. The film was released in 2019 so that might be an article for another time.

9. The New Scooby-Doo Movies, "Ghastly Ghost Town"

It almost physically pains me to put this series as low on my list yet I wanted to be objective. While The New Scooby-Doo Movies is one of my favorite Scooby series, this first episode didn't work for me.

This series follows the Scooby gang as they go to solve mysteries and meet up with some famous faces along the way. This series premiere shows them meeting up with The Three Stooges and while it's a fun episode, it's not anything amazing.

The main issue I have with this show is that the episodes are entirely too long. While it's supposed to be a movie, the pacing never quite worked in "Ghastly Ghost Town." Frankly, this was an odd one to start the show off with as it's not nearly as memorable as others. That's why it ended up a bit lower on my list, too.