Scooby-Doo!

QUESTION:  What is the name of Scooby-Doo's cousin?
A)  Scrappy-Doo
B)  Scooby-Dum
C)  Scrappy-Dum
D)  Scooby-Scrap
ANSWER BELOW

In 2013, TV Guide magazine rated what they felt were the fifty most important animated television series of all time.  Not to brag, but the majority of them receive at least a call-out here at the American Treasure Tour.  Behind The Simpsons, The Flintstones, Looney Tunes and Peanuts is the great Scooby-Doo.  (Really?  The Flintstones BEFORE Looney Tunes?  Color us skeptical).  Good ol' Scooby-Doo.  A talking Great Dane with an affinity for snack treats who solves crimes with his best buddy Norville Rogers, aka Shaggy, and their three companions Fred Jones, Velma Dinkly, and Daphne Blake.  The first episode of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon aired in 1969.  For all intents and purposes, it has never been off the air ever since.

A popular situation comedy that was on television from 1959 through 1963 was an indirect inspiration for the show: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, with Dwayne Hickman as Dobie, and Bob "Gilligan's Island" Denver as the hipster/beatnik Maynard G. Krebs.  The characters of Dobie Gillis were changed around a bit.  Instead of being a beatnik, Shaggy represented the hippie culture.  And instead of pursuing girls like Dobie Gillis did, Team Scooby went in search of mysteries to solve.  Considering that more people identify with Scooby than Dobie, they got something right.  Who wouldn't love a ride on the Mystery Machine?  Or, better yet, to come to the American Treasure Tour where you can see Scooby, dressed in pajamas and sitting behind the wheel of an antique truck.  Because... well... you know.  It's Scooby.  In pajamas.  In a truck.

ANSWER:  B)  Scooby-Dum.  Scrappy-Doo is his nephew.