Right now you are confused, upset, and maybe a little angry.
You just found out that a group (us) is claiming there was a conspiracy behind one of the most beloved TV shows of your childhood (Scooby-Doo).
The way we see it, you have two choices:
- Close your browser, shut down your device, and go eat a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream over your kitchen sink. There’s nothing wrong with that–except that’s how you ALWAYS deal with things that upset you.
- Keep reading what we’ve posted here. Listen to our podcast. Find out if what we say has any merit. And THEN go eat the ice cream over your sink. (We’re here to critique Scooby-Doo, not ice cream.)
OK, you’re still reading. Here’s what to do next. Keep going on this page, where you’ll learn the basic facts behind the original Scooby-Doo show and why we began our investigative group. Watch our short videos. Read our answers to the toughest questions our critics could come up with. And see who’s on our research team.
Then listen to at least two episodes of our podcast. It can be any two. But just listening to ONE episode TWICE does not count. Because the podcast is where we present our most IN-DEPTH research.
Next, if you haven’t already, follow us on Instagram. This is where we present our latest, DAILY research.
Finally, how well do you know your neighbors? Because once you’re fully informed, it’s time to go door-to-door with these facts.
The Basic Facts
In the fall of 1969, the Columbia Broadcasting Company began airing a Saturday morning cartoon about four teen “investigators” and a talking dog.
The program was called Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
With the heavy use of a laugh track and other “comical” elements such as rapid bongo riffs to denote running in place, the show was clearly designed to be consumed as light entertainment. Yet the one-liners and goofy “high jinks” masked a darker agenda–to introduce children to the idea that a suspect’s guilt is determined at the moment he is accused.
To this end each episode offered up an innocent man, framed for a crime he could not possibly have committed. In almost every case the victim was older, white, and facing economic difficulty.
The Scooby-Doo Justice Project was formed to an unflinching look at a representative number of these cases.
Founded by independent investigator Ralph Cramp and with perspective added by a team of amateur researchers, our group provides enquirers with the kind of in-depth, off-the-books information that will equip them to form their own opinion.
Cramp encourages those who would seek further proof to do their own investigation.
Anyone with reliable information on the current status of the Scooby-Doo victims are encouraged to email their tips to:
Because of time constraints, we may not able to read every email on the podcast, but are grateful for the steady stream of new information being provided by the public.
Though the podcast does not contain objectionable language, some listeners may find the forceful descriptions of investigational procedures upsetting. They are encouraged to continue listening anyway.
Listen and subscribe to the Scooby-Doo Justice Podcast on iTunes.
Stream it from our Buzzsprout page.
Take your pick. We really couldn’t care less.
It is recommended but not required that podcast listeners view the original cartoon series. Full episodes of the original TV program Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? are available on YouTube and other video streaming sites.