This week we acknowledge the grand-daddy of weedist cartoons: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Fred, Daphne, Velma, and weedists: Shaggy and Scooby-Doobie Doo, have solved many “mysteries” since their debut in 1969.
Scooby-Doo Bongs and Pipes
Wikipedia Sums Up Every Scoobie-Doo Show
Wikipedia nails the gist of every Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode:
Each episode featured Scooby and the four teenaged members of The Mystery Gang: Fred, Shaggy, Daphne and Velma, arriving at a location in the “Mystery Machine” and encountering a ghost, monster, or other supernatural creature, who was terrorizing the local populace. After splitting up and looking for clues and suspects and being chased by the monster, the kids come to realize the ghost and other paranormal activity is actually an elaborate hoax, and – often with the help of a Rube Goldberg-like trap designed by Fred – they capture the villain and unmask him. The unmasking is usually preceded by a member of the gang saying “now lets see who the [name of monster] really is”. Revealed as a flesh and blood crook trying to cover up crimes by using the ghost story and costume, the criminal is arrested and taken to jail, often repeating something nearly identical to “…and I would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn’t been for you meddling kids!”
Scooby-Doo Marijuana References
If you don’t believe that ”Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” is a weedist cartoon, I beg you to consider:
- Shaggy talks to a dog and he’s the only person that has this “ability”
- Scooby and Shaggy are paranoid quite a bit
- Scooby and Shaggy see the monsters and ghosts first until it’s proven to be an elaborate hoax
- Scooby and Shaggy always have the munchies (Scooby-Snacks anyone?)
- The Mystery Machine is a serious stoner-mobile. The van billows out smoke most of the time and Scooby and Shaggy seem to always hang out in the back out of sight, probably smoking a joint. There is rumor that in a couple of early episodes Scooby and Shaggy fell out of the back of the van in cloud of smoke. Sadly, these scenes have been removed from the public view.
- In this terrible movie rendition, they hit you over the head with a brick: Shaggy’s girlfriend is named, wait for it… Mary Jane! Come on, that’s not even subtle.
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You Opening Theme Song
H/T to Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, Iwao Takamoto, Fred Silverman for creatoring Scooby-Doo. Weedists salute you for taking a risk in your day.