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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6. Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! "Mystery 101"

Keeping with the modern Scooby-Doo series, the next one on my list is Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! I recall when this series came out and everyone was freaking out about the animation. Aside from that, the series ended up being a lot better than the animation made it seem.

With that being said, the first episode of the series was "Mystery 101." The episode follows the gang as they head to Kingston University with Velma who is being interviewed before being accepted. At the interview, the dean mentions that there's a mystery and thus begins the mystery for the episode.

"Mystery 101" was definitely different from other shows on the list, but this one was a lot of fun. It didn't have as many scares but it was surprisingly funny. One thing I can say is that Daphne is much more fleshed-out and feels less like someone who is just paired up with Fred. All in all, this is a pretty good one but not one of the best so it ended up in the #6 spot.

5. The Scooby-Doo Show "High Rise Hair Raiser"

Now is where the list really started to get tough because these were some great episodes. At the #5 spot on the list, I went with "High Rise Hair Raiser" which is the first episode of The Scooby-Doo Show. Premiering in 1976, this was the 3rd iteration of Scooby-Doo and honestly, it really surprised me.

The episode follows the boys (Shaggy, Scooby, and Fred) who get a job to earn some extra money but find out there's a specter haunting the place named Ebenezer Crabbe. After some digging, they find out about the legend of Ebenezer and find out that he has a living relative which is Nettie Crabbe.

Once the "twist" is revealed, it's a guessing game to figure out who is behind the hauntings and what their motive is. While it does seem a bit obvious to the adults watching, I feel like this is a great episode to try to get kids hooked on Scooby. It's action-packed, fun, and just the right amount of scary without being over-the-top.