Sadly, today I saw the news that Ken Spears, co creator of Scooby Doo (along with Joe Ruby) has passed away.
Scooby Doo, Where Are You!, only ran for two series from 1969-1970, but it created a formula that spawned 50 years of stories.
Scooby Doo, Where are you! was one of my favorite shows when I was a child, along with stuff like The Flintstones, Static Shock, Spiderman TAS and more. I have seen all of the episodes more times than I can count and loved every single re-watch. I guess one could argue that it had a part in developing my critical thinking. It thought kids that they should not always believe what they see and investigate the mysteries surrounding it all while having great elements of horror and comedy for kids. To this day the theme song makes me smile each time I hear it.
I did not really know much about him but his work will always stick with me. He will surely be missed. Scooby Doo will definitely live on even after he is gone. From average quality like “Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost” to iconic movies like Zombie island. (that has one of the catchiest songs ever).
Rewatching old clips from all of the series brought back so many memories. Watching “Scooby Doo and The Reluctant werewolf” and reruns of the original show that was made from him while cozying up under my blanket. Great times.