Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? concerned the mystery-solving adventures of a Great Dane named Scooby-Doo and his friends - hippie Shaggy, lantern-jawed Freddy,
curvacious redhead Daphne, and brainy Velma (whom it was later speculated to be a lesbian). They traveled America in their psychedelically-
painted van, the Mystery Machine, and solved mysteries for people. The standard plot was that the gang would arrive late in night
in some small, remote town being terrorized by unxplained, horrifying creatures (ghostly pirates, zombies, walking skeletons) and they
would investigate, inevitably uncovering some ordinary crook as the fiend, in disguise - leading the unrepentant felon to comment, "And
I would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for you meddling kids!" Despite his reluctance, Scooby could always be counted on to
sniff out the supernatural, even if he did have to be bribed with treats
called 'Scooby snacks,' which worked like catnip upon him and his stoner friend Shaggy.