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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8. Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo "The Scarab Lives!"

While I've admitted my dislike of Scrappy-Doo, I will say that this episode was much more bearable than the others. Released in 1979, this felt like the start of the Scrappy era and honestly, I'm glad it's over now.

With that being said, this episode was actually pretty decent. "The Scarab Lives!" follows the gang as they find out that a comic-book character has "come to life" and is doing things as they're written within the comics. While the answer to who it is is a bit obvious, this episode felt like a classic Scooby-Doo episode aside from Scrappy being a bit over-the-top.

This series only ran for 16 episodes before being revamped into something new the next year so while this series doesn't get as much attention, the first episode was decent.

7. Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? "Revenge of the Swamp Monster"

Coming in at #7 spot on the list is a recent entry to the Scooby-Doo canon and that's Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? Let me start by saying that I have watched other episodes of this one as my nephew enjoys this iteration but I didn't realize the episodes were out-of-order on Max. According to Max, the Scooby gang meeting Batman is the first episode but it's technically "Revenge of the Swamp Monster."

The episode focuses on Shaggy who is friends with NBA star, Chris Paul and he's serving as his caddy during a golf tournament. There's also a swamp monster attacking so Scooby and the gang have their hands full. While this episode wasn't nearly bad, it was just okay and I feel like the Batman episode would have been a much better pick to start the series off with.

That's why it ended up towards the middle of my list because it wasn't anything horrible or a bad episode but just not a memorable one.