Skeptic » Junior Skeptic » 40 Years of Scooby-Doo (issue #34)

The Skeptics Society & Skeptic magazine

40 Years of Scooby-Doo (issue #34)

Junior Skeptic cover

bound within

Skeptic Vol 15n01 cover
Junior Skeptic is bound within Skeptic magazine.

in this issue

Anniversary Special
  • Grandma’s House
  • 40 Years of Scooby-Doo!
  • The Legend Continues
  • Everything I Needed to Know about Skepticism, I Learned from Scooby-Doo!
  • And They’ll Get Away With It, Too — If Not For Us Meddling Kids!
  • Scooby-Doo DVD Reviews

Written by Daniel Loxton. Art by Daniel Loxton, Jim Smith, and courtesy of Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros. Entertainment.

from the Introduction


I’m Daniel, the Editor of Junior Skeptic. I’d like to welcome you to our celebration of the 40th anniversary of one of the purest and most successful skeptical TV shows of all time — Scooby-Doo!

For generations, the Scooby gang has introduced kids to the idea of skeptical investigation. But can we learn important skeptical lessons from these fictional, cartoon sleuths?

Let’s find out!

Scooby DVDs at

This issue is based on the original, all-skeptical Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? series, and the equally skeptical recent revival, What’s New, Scooby-Doo?

These series are available in DVD collections from Follow these links to the Amazon listings, and we will receive a referral commission on any purchase you happen to make.

DVD cover
DVD cover

get eSkeptic
our free newsletter

Science in your inbox every Wednesday!

eSkeptic is our free email newsletter, delivered once a week. In it, you’ll receive: fascinating articles, announcements, podcasts, book reviews, and more…

Popular Articles

Here are the articles that people have been sharing over the last few days.

Giving via PayPal

Did you now that you can support the work of the Skeptics Society by donating to us via PayPal or eBay? You can make a one-time or recurring donation to the Skeptics Society via the PayPal Giving Fund, or favourite us on eBay Giving Works, and specify the percentage of your eBay sales that you’d like to donate to us. Your donations directly support the work of your Skeptics Society.

Donate with PayPal
Favorite us on eBay

Help the
Skeptics Society
at no cost to you!

Planning on shopping at Amazon? By clicking on our Amazon affiliate link, which will open the Amazon Store in your Internet browser, the Skeptics Society will receive a small commission on your purchase. Your prices for all products remain the same, yet you’ll provide essential financial support for the work of the nonprofit Skeptics Society.

See our affiliate links page for,,, and iTunes links.

FREE Video Series

Science Based Medicine vs. Alternative Medicine

Science Based Medicine vs. Alternative Medicine

Understanding the difference could save your life! In this superb 10-part video lecture series, Harriet Hall, M.D., contrasts science-based medicine with so-called “complementary and alternative” methods. The lectures each range from 32 to 45 minutes.

FREE PDF Download

The Top 10 Weirdest Things

The Top Ten Strangest Beliefs

Michael Shermer has compiled a list of the top 10 strangest beliefs that he has encountered in his quarter century as a professional skeptic.

FREE PDF Download

Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future (paperback cover)

Who believes them? Why? How can you tell if they’re true?

What is a conspiracy theory, why do people believe in them, and why do they tend to proliferate? Why does belief in one conspiracy correlate to belief in others? What are the triggers of belief, and how does group identity factor into it? How can one tell the difference between a true conspiracy and a false one?

FREE PDF Download

The Science Behind Why People See Ghosts

The Science Behind Why People See Ghosts

Do you know someone who has had a mind altering experience? If so, you know how compelling they can be. They are one of the foundations of widespread belief in the paranormal. But as skeptics are well aware, accepting them as reality can be dangerous…

FREE PDF Download

Top 10 Myths About Evolution

Top 10 Myths About Evolution (and how we know it really happened)

If humans came from apes, why aren’t apes evolving into humans? Find out in this pamphlet!

FREE PDF Download

Learn to be a Psychic in 10 Easy Lessons

Learn to do Psychic “Cold Reading” in 10
Easy Lessons

Psychic readings and fortunetelling are an ancient art — a combination of acting and psychological manipulation.

Copyright © 1992–2016. All rights reserved. The Skeptics Society | P.O. Box 338 | Altadena, CA, 91001 | 1-626-794-3119. Privacy Policy.