In 1966 Frank Sinatra produced the song "Strangers in the Night" wherein towards the end of the song he sings the phrase "doo-be-doo-be-doo." It was from this that Fred Silverman, the head of children's programming on CBS, drew inspiration to name the now famous Scooby Doo and his exclamation of "scooby-doo-be-doo!" In the early stages, the character design for Scooby Doo and his gang were very different. Originally, they all belonged to a musical group called the Mysteries Five (with Scooby on the bongos), and it was only at night that they ventured out to solve mysteries. The characters were eventually patterned after four teens from the show The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.
August 2, 2013