19. Scooby Doo, Where Are You?/The Scooby Doo Show
Air Dates: September 13, 1969 - October 31, 1970/September 11, 1976 - December 23, 1978
Best Episode: "Jeepers, It's The Creeper!" (October 3, 1970)
Don't think that Scooby Doo, Where Are You? is “scary,” huh? Put yourself in the mind-set of a little kid. Sure, the attraction to the Hanna-Barbera-backed cartoon is the world's most lily-livered Great Dane, Scooby Doo, and his stoner best friend, Shaggy; if we're talking about a kid who's destined to become a ladykiller, there's also Velma (for the Tina Fey-loving man) and Daphne (for every other guy). And yes, we're overlooking Fred—what a tool.
The characters are cool and all, but Scooby Doo, Where Are You? is, if you think about it, a gateway into legitimate horror. Easily digestible for rugrats, Scooby Doo introduces youngsters to all kinds of monsters, ghouls, and ghosts. The scares are diluted with comedy, of course, but still, a “No-Face Zombie” is still a zombie, no matter how it's presented.