Musical Gallery

Scooby Doo, Where Are You? just wouldn't work without Ted Nichols' musical scores. Yes, it's the same couple of themes recycled over and over again. But too much of a good thing can be wonderful.

By turns comic, spooky, menacing, and exciting, the soundtrack to a Scooby episode often picks up where the limited animation leaves off, giving the story some much needed energy. It will often also nicely accent the dark visuals. It's not a meaningful comparison, but contrast these cues with the title music for two Abbott and Costello spook comedies: Hold that Ghost and Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein.

Sadly, the cues are not available on CD. In the meantime, here are some samples lifted off the recent DVD release. Chances are you'd recognize which episode they came from even if I didn't give you a clue in the title.

When you're done here, you can continue on to the Index of Cheesy Pop Songs.

Series Titles (Season 1) Episode Titles/Closing Sting
The Adventure Starts
Beach Music
Dance Fever
Captain Cutler
The Phantom Beach
The Phantom Laughs
The Black Knight The Miner Forty-Niner The Indian's Warning
Franken Castle
The Ghost Clown
The Ghost Clown's Spells
Red Beard Laughs
The Phantom Shadow
"It" Appears
The Witch's Spell
Wolf's End Lodge
The Haunted Mansion

The Headless Spectre
Scooby Chase
Caveman Overboard
Scooby Sneaks
The Caveman Searches
The Caveman Roars
The Appearance of Zen Tuo
Mano-Tiki-Tia Speaks!