Here's some weird trivia: The first appearance of the Mystery Inc. name for the gang was an obscure 1973 storybook record produced in the UK (it has none of the original TV cast), but officially licensed by Hanna-Barbera!:
Part of me thinks that if H-B followed through with the original "Mysteries Five" concept (with the gang as a musical group), this is what the theme song might've sounded like.
Post by jonathanmuddlemore on Nov 23, 2018 9:49:45 GMT -5
You should've posted the whole album because it is BANANAS! Despite featuring British writers and actors who are not even trying to capture their American counterparts, this is the first Scooby media to feature Daphne being rich, predating The New Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show by at least a decade. Everything about it is like a weird parallel universe version of Scooby-Doo and it's a lot of fun to listen to!
That's pretty neat! And then the name Mystery Incorporated was also used in the late 70s Scooby-Doo comics from Marvel and by Peter Pan Records on their own Scooby-Doo records and cassettes as well (and those DID use the actual voice cast members, except Casey Kasem on some productions.)