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13 GHOSTS OF SCOOBY-DOO
TV Series: September 7, 1985 to December 7, 1985
Dane names: Scooby-Doo, Scrappy-Doo

When Scooby releases ghosts from a locked chest, he, Scrappy, Shaggy and Daphne must capture them. Vincent Price voices their spiritual guide, Vincent Van Ghoul.

ABC SATURDAY SUPERSTAR MOVIE
Episode: "The Red Baron"
Airdate: December 9, 1972
Dane name: Prince Heimrich

Two canine countries go to war when a princess from one country is kidnapped by a prince of another. In reality, the duo is in love. Prince Heimrich, in charge of one of the countries air forces, resembles a Dane. Produced by Rankin/Bass.

Note: Some animation sources mistakenly list this as a war between dogs and cats, but both parties are canine. (The assistant to one of the canines is a feline.)

ALF
Episode: Looking For Lucky
Airdate: October 6, 1986
Dane name: Trigger

When Alf is accused of eating the family cat, Lucky, he leaves home to search for the missing feline. Alf is picked up by Animal Control and while he is in the Shelter a Fawn Great Dane is in the next cage. Alf tries to talk the Dane into assisting the alien in a "jail break".

ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS
Episode: "Malice Domestic"
Airdate: February 10, 1957
Character: Cassandra

A writer and his artistic wife (Ralph Meeker and Phyllis Thaxter) have marital problems... which seem to escalate after they agree to take care of a friend's Great Dane when the owner has to move away. Alfred Hitchock introduced the story...
"Good evening. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the first case on today's docket is entitled "Malice Domestic." I hasten to add, however, that "Malice Domestic" is not about the servant problem, nor is it a puff for imported wines. It is concerned with some mysterious doings in a family of three: Carl Borden, his wife Annette, and their charming dog, Cassandra. To give you a clearer picture of exactly what happened, we now transport you to the scene of the crime where we shall reenact it."

THE AVENGERS
Episode title: "Death of a Great Dane
Airdate: November 17, 1962
Characters: Dancer & Bellhound

One of the most popular cult TV series of the 1960s. In this black and white episode, Steed (Patrick MacNee) and Cathy (Honor Blackman) investigate money being smuggled out of the country. The suspects own two Great Danes, one brindle and one fawn. The Danes receive their own title card in the end credits. Dancer was played by Junia (owned by famed trainer Barbara Woodhouse), and Bellhound was played by Heidi.

BATMAN BEYOND
TV Series: January 10, 1999 thru May 18, 2002
Dane name: Ace

This series takes place in a future when Bruce Wayne has given up his Batman activities due to age. Bruce Wayne's trusty guard dog is Ace, A Black Great Dane. Together they monitor a young boy who becomes Wayne's apprentice as a new Batman with all sorts of futuristic gadgets.

NOTE: Ace was the name of Bathound, a German Shepherd, Batman and Robin's canine crime fighting partner in the comics during the 1950s.

BEWITCHED
Episode: "To Go Or Not To Go That Is The Question"
Airdate: Sept. 24th,1970
Dane names: Caesar & Cleopatra

Samantha is ordered to appear at the Witches' Convention, but refuses to go without Darren, her husband. The Stephens then get visited by Queen Hepzibah, High Priestess of Witchdom. Hepzibah announces before deciding on the Stephens' marriage fate, she will observe the "mixed" marriage as a houseguest. The Queen has two Blue Great Danes.

DIANA
Series: September 17, 1973 thru January 7, 1974
Dane name: not given

A primetime sitcom starring Diana Rigg, of THE AVENGERS fame. She plays a British fashion designer who moves to New York City. In the first episode, she is given a Great Dane as a pet to protect her on long walks at night. When she asks why she would be out walking at night, her friend replies, she'll have to go out to walk the dog!


A DOG'S LIFE
Year: 2000
Dane names: not given unnamed

This informative Discovery Channel documentary goes in depth into dogs, how they evolved & fit into the human world. A natural ear fawn Dane is seen in the opening title of this many part documentary as well as farther in. Also a natural ear harlequin and a black are seen romping in play.

GREEN ACRES
Episode: "Lisa's Mudder Comes For A Visit"
Airdate: September 27, 1969
Season 5; Episode 2
Character: Shawn
Lisa's mother visits the farm with her Great Dane, Shawn. When he first arrives, sub-titles reveal what everyone is saying.

HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE
Episode title: "It's A Dog's Life"
Airdate: December 9, 1957
Dane name: Victor

This TV series, based on the play and film of the same name, followed the adventures of three New York women looking for rich husbands. In this episode, one of the girls finds a Fawn Great Dane belonging to a millionaire. She brings the dog home hoping the millionaire will follow. In this series, Barbara Eden plays Loco Jones, the character was played by Marilyn Monroe in the film version.

I DREAM OF JEANNIE
Episode: "What's New, Poodle Dog?"
Airdate: October 17, 1966
Character: Roger Rover

Jeannie (Barbara Eden) becomes upset with Roger Heiley for setting up her master, Anthony Nelson, on a date. As revenge, she turns Roger into a dog. Anthony goes to the pound to rescue Roger and gets a Fawn Great Dane, not realizing Roger is a poodle.

HEATHCLIFF & MARMADUKE
TV Series: September 12, 1981 thru December 5, 1981
Dane Name: Marmaduke

Marmaduke debuted in animation with this Ruby Spears animated series. This Great Dane debuted in 1954 as a comic panel by Brad Anderson.

HELP! IT'S THE HAIR BEAR BUNCH
Episode: "No Space Like Home"
Airdate: September 9, 1971
Dane name: not given

This Hanna-Barbera series featured three bears (The Hair Bear Bunch) forever trying to escape from the Wonderland Zoo. In this episode, a Fawn Great Dane is seen in one episode where the Hair Bear Bunch goes into Outer Space.

HOUND TOWN
Original airdate: September 1, 1989
Dane name: Napoleon

This unsold pilot was produced by Ralph Bakshi (best known for the Fritz the Cat feature). The story is about Rusty, a small mutt and his misadventures with his human family and canine friends. Napoleon is the neighbor's "AKC registered" Great Dane with an eye for the ladies (canine and human). In the pilot, Napoleon tries to make it with a fancy new neighbor dog by pretending she is a date for Rusty. The pilot was aired once and has not been shown again nor available on video.

IN THE DOG HOUSE
Episode: Sweet Georgia Down!
Airdate: April 26, 2007
Dane Name: Georgia

Episode: New Leash On Life
Airdate: May 17, 2007
Dane name: Isis

This British reality series follows dog-trainer Brad Pattison helping families cope with dog issues. Originally called, "At The End of My Leash," the series was retitled for US broadcast on ANIMAL PLANET. In "Sweet Georgia", an expectant couple worries about their unruly Dane, Georgia, and how it could affect their new baby. In "New Leash" Alisha, a single woman, moves back home with her mother, and brings along her unruly Great Dane (Isis).

THE JACKIE GLEASON SHOW
Episode: Box Top Kid
Airdate: March 22, 1954
Dane name: unknown

In the Honeymooners segment, after hearing his brother-in-law won a cruise, Ralph enters every contest he can find and wins a Great Dane.

This story was remade in color as the send-off of a new hour-long Honeymooners series, part of the new THE JACKIE GLEASON SHOW. These new episodes were like mini-musicals where the stars would burst out in song. In the remake,(airdate September 17, 1966) Ralph is able to replace the dog with a cruise, which sends the cast around Europe.

THE JETSONS
TV Series: September 25, 1962 thru March 3, 1963
Character: Astro

The Jetsons is a prime time animated series created by the Hanna-Barbera studio about a family in the future. Astro, a Blue Great Dane with white markings, is their pet. Don Messick gave Astro a semi-talking voice. One episode revealed that Astro was actually found by the son, Elroy Jetson, who convinced the family to keep him. However, Astro's original owner showed up in a later episode, revealing Astro's real name - "Tralfaz". Astro eventually chose the Jetsons over his former owner. The original series lasted only one season. In 1985 new episodes debuted in syndication. This new series ran until 1987.Astro became a Hanna-Barbera staple, appearing in various productions with and without the Jetsons.

JUDGING AMY
Episode: *unknown title*
Airdate: 2000
Dane name: not given

A neighbor is seen walking their Great Dane. Due to lighting it could be either a blue or a black.

LIVING SINGLE
Episode: *unknown title*
Airdate: 1997
Dane name: Walter

Max, who is expecting, tries to see what kind of mother she'll be by practicing on a Harlequin Great Dane.
Note: The Dane, Ekan, who plays Walter is also in the Animal Planet's Breed All About It documentary.
Ekan is owned by Terri Dillistin.

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
Episode: "The Bow Wow Affair"
Airdate: February 15, 1965
Dane name: not given
This TV series followed the adventures of secret agents Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) who work for U.N.C.L.E. In this episode, when dogs begin killing their owners, U.N.C.L.E. decides to investigate. At one point, Illya comes face to face with a Fawn Great Dane.


Miss Dog Beauty Pageant
Year: 2003
Dane name: Miss Colorado Morgan

51 bitches representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia were in the 1st Annual Miss Dog Beauty Pageant. The contest even included an evening wear competition. Miss Colorado was a natural ear mismarked Mantle named Morgan. During the talent portion of the contest Morgan zipped thru an agility course. Morgan is owned
by Keri Caraher.

NASH BRIDGES
TV Series: 1996-2001
Dane name: King

A detective show that takes places in San Francisco. It stars Don Johnson & Cheech Marin. King, a Fawn Great Dane is occasionally seen in the show.
Danes who have portrayed King have been CH. Oneida's Current Affair ("Deja" picture seen on the right, owned by Judi Grimaldi of San Jose, CA. and CH Estate's Bladerunner ("Runner" - bred by Brent & Lisa Petefish, owned by Sue Bockover.)

THE NEW SCOOBY & SCRAPPY-DOO SHOW
TV Series: September 10, 1983 to December 10, 1983
Dane names: Scooby-Doo, Scrappy-Doo

This season, the trio of Scooby, Shaggy and Daphne travel the country having adventures and finding mysteries.

THE NEW SCOOBY & SCRAPPY-DOO SHOW
Episode: Wedding Bell Boos
Airdate: December 10, 1983

Dane names: Momsy-Doo, Dada-Doo & Whoopsie-Doo

These three relatives of Scooby showed up in this episode. Momsy-Doo & Dada-Doo are stated to be Scooby-Doo's parents. Whoopsie-Doo is a clown cousin.

THE NEW SCOOBY-DOO MOVIES
Series: September 9, 1972 to October 27, 1973
Dane names: Scooby-Doo

Scooby and the gang meet up with various famous folks (real and imaginary) to solve mysteries. Guests included Don Knotts, Batman, The Three Stooges, Dick Van Dyke, Sonny & Cher and The Addams Family.

THE NEW SCOOBY MYSTERIES aka
THE ALL NEW SCOOBY AND SCRAPPY-DOO SHOW
Episode: The Dooby-Dooby-Doo Ado
Airdate: November 10, 1984
Dane names: Dooby-Dooby-Doo

Scooby, Scrappy & Co. go to Las Vegas to visit their entertainer cousin, Dooby-Dooby-Doo at Circus A-Go-Go. Dognappers are after Dooby to steal his collar so Scooby steps in as a decoy.

THE NEW SCOOBY MYSTERIES aka
THE ALL NEW SCOOBY AND SCRAPPY-DOO SHOW
Episode: Showboat Scooby
Airdate: November 10, 1984
Dane names: Dixie-Doo

Scooby, Scrappy & Co. go to see Dixie-Doo perform on a showboat. However while there Colonel Beauregard's ghost haunts the showboat in search of an emerald necklace.

NOT GOING OUT
Episode: Kid
Airdate: November 3, 2006
Season 1; Episode 5
Dane name: not given

A British series about a young man, Lee, sharing a flat in London with Kate. Lee begins to have feelings for Kate when he discovers his best friend, Tim, once dumped her and is now trying to woo her back. In this episode, a neighbor's boy comes to visit and brings his Great Dane. Problems soon develop at Lee is allergic to dogs and Kate tries to turn the Dane into a vegetarian.

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES
Episode: "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie"
Airdate: March 21, 1985
Character: Duke

A British TV series about two con-men brothers features an episode in which they take in a friend's Great Dane while the owner is on vacation. They figure it will be an easy 60 pounds, until the dog begins to act sluggish. They fear it may have eaten some bad meat and rush to the vets office.

A PET STORY
Episode: *unknown title*
Airdate: 2000
Dane name: not given

This television series focuses on different angles of important pets and/or people. This episode shows a Mantle Great Dane Service Dog, as she is being placed in a home in San Diego, CA with a gentleman with Parkenson Disease.

A PET STORY
Episode: *unknown title*
Airdate: 2000
Dane names: not given

This television series focuses on different angles of important pets and/or people. This episode features Burt & Tracy Ward's Great Dane Rescue located in Norco, CA. They go into some of the care needed for these Danes as well as showing a family adopting their second Dane from this Rescue.

A PUP NAMED SCOOBY-DOO
TV Series: September 10, 1988 thru 1991
Dane name: Scooby Doo & Robopup

Scooby and the gang as kids.

In the episode "Robopup" (11/26/1988) they meet a mechanical super Dane who competes against Scooby-Doo in a sleuthing dog contest.

RICHIE RICH/SCOOBY-DOO SHOW
Episode: unknown
Airdate: 1980/81
Dane name: not given

In a Richie Rich segment, a Fawn Great Dane is the sidekick of a criminal called Captain.

SCOOBY & SCRAPPY-DOO
TV Series: September 22, 1979 thru January 5, 1980
Dane name: Scrappy-Doo

The series introduced Scrappy-Doo, the fearless nephew of Scooby. Scrappy bares little resemblance to the rest of the Doo family or Danes in general. Voiced by Don Messick, his cry of "Puppy Power" was the bane of most Scooby villains. Scrappy became a key member of the Hanna-Barbera troupe and continued appearing as a regular sidekick in other Scooby series and movies.

SCOOBY & SCRAPPY-DOO SHOW
Episode #80021 - "Scrappy's Birthday"
Airdate: December 20, 1980
Dane name: Ruby-Doo

In this episode Shaggy & Scooby-Doo reminisce about when Scrappy-Doo was born at St. Bernard's Hospital. This episode shows Scrappy's mother (Scooby's sister) Ruby-Doo.

SCOOBY & SCRAPPY-DOO SHOW
Episode #81003 - "Scooby's Roots"
Airdate: September 19, 1981
Dane name: Grandpa Scooby & Great Grandpa Doo (a ghost)

Scooby's relatives appear briefly in this episode.

SCOOBY-DOO! MYSTERY INCORPORATED
TV Series: April 5, 2010 thru present
Dane name: Scooby-Doo

Newest version of the series has the gang back solving mysteries, but with a story arch about a missing group of teens who used to solve mysteries with their pet.

(Press releases indicate this is the first time a Scooby series had a story arch, but technically, THE 13 GHOSTS OF SCOOBY-DOO has a small one - catching the ghosts.)

THE SCOOBY-DOO/DYNOMUTT HOUR
TV Series: September 11, 1976 thru October 22, 1977
Dane name: Dynomutt, Dog Wonder

"A go-go dog person." Voiced by Frank Welker. Dynomutt, the robot canine is the trusty sidekick of superhero, Blue Falcon. Blue Falcon frequently called this partner Dog Blunder because of his constant goof ups. Dynomutt became a standard Hanna-Barbera character appearing in numerous productions. In 1977-78 Dynomutt would join Scooby in Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-lympics.

THE SCOOBY-DOO/DYNOMUTT HOUR
Episode: "The Gruesome Game of the Gator Ghoul"
Airdate: September 25, 1976
Dane name: Scooby-Dum

Episode introduces us to Scooby-Dum, cousin to Scooby-Doo and sometimes even called his brother. Scooby-Dum is grey (a merle) and wears a red fishing hat. Braver than Scooby, Dum is also much simpler. His voice was provided by Daws Butler. Dum's trademark phrase "dum-dum-dum-dum", was based on Beethoven's 5th symphony. Dum starred in 4 episodes of this series and soon became a regular in various productions including the 1977-78 Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-lympics.

THE SCOOBY-DOO/DYNOMUTT HOUR
Episode: "The Chiller Diller Movie Thriller"
Airdate: October 1, 1977
Dane name: Scooby-Dee

Cousin to Scooby-Doo & Scooby-Dum, Scooby-Dee is a refined white Dane. Appearing only in this episode, she is depicted as an award winning film star.

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU?
TV series: September 13, 1969 thru October 31, 1970
Dane name: Scooby-Doo

This Saturday Morning series launched one of Hanna-Barbera's most loved cartoon superstars - Scooby-Doo. This original series featured Scooby and his Mystery Inc. cohorts Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne traveling the globe exposing monsters and ghosts. Scooby's voice was created by Don Messick, who also voiced Astro, another Hanna-Barbera Great Dane. A total of 25 episodes were produced of this original series. But Scooby and his companions continued on in numerous other series keeping Scooby on the air almost continually since his debut.

SCOOBY GOES HOLLYWOOD
Airdate: December 13, 1979
Dane name: Scooby-Doo

Scooby and Shaggy go to the head of the network requesting that Scooby get more chances to act. They show the executive several pilots starring Scooby, in spoofs of (then) current TV series.

SCOOBY, SCRAPPY & YABBA-DOO
aka THE SCOOBY-DOO/SCRAPPY-DOO/PUPPY HOUR
TV Series: September 23, 1982 thru 1983
Dane name: Scooby-Doo, Scrappy-Doo, Yabba-Doo

Scooby and Scrappy travel the world, not necessarily solving mysteries. Other shorts feature Yabba-Doo. Yabba is an Uncle of Scrappy-Doo. He is a Western Dane voiced by Don Messic. In the series Yabba works with Scrappy & Deputy Dusty, to right wrongs. Yabba was a chili lover in which the hotter the chili, the better the chili! "Well I'll be a coyote's cousin" and "Yippidy Yabbadie Doo!" are two of this Dane's favorite phrases.

SCOOBY'S LAFF-A LYMPICS
TV Series: September 10, 1977 thru December 12, 1977
Dane name: Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Dum, Dynomutt

Three teams of Hanna-Barbera characters compete each week in various sporting skills. Scooby heads up the "Scooby Doobys" which included Scooby-Dum and Dynomutt..

SHAGGY & SCOOBY-DOO: GET A CLUE!
TV Series: September 26, 2006 thru March 15, 2008
Dane name: Scooby-Doo
Shaggy and Scooby go to live in the house of Shaggy's uncle who is rich, an amazing inventor... and missing. They set out to protect the uncle's home and inventions while trying to find him.

SID THE SCIENCE KID
Episode: Hello Doggie (Episode #26)
Airdate: February 16, 2009
Dane name: Philbert

When Sid hears dogs barking in his neighborhood, he wonders if they're talking to him. At school, Sid discovers that animals do communicate in lots of different ways, like using body language, making sounds, and barking! Sid's Grandmother gets a Great Dane from the shelter and names him Philbert. The Dane appears in a number of future episodes. The dog is 'performed' by Daisy, a Harlequin Great Dane and her actions are captured for the animators.

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THAT'S MY BABY
Episode: Kulinda: Rhino; Star: Great Dane
Airdate: September 9, 2003
Dane name: Star

A series on Animal Planet that followed the birth of animals. This episode features Sixstar Danes' Star, a pregnant Harlequin Great Dane, who gives birth to a litter of puppies during the show. One of these puppies, a Mantle named Fortune, is tested and found suitable to become a Service Dog for his new owner.

THREE DOG BAKERY
TV Series: May 1998 thru June 1999 (Food Network)
Dane name: Gracie

Gracie was one of the founding dogs of Three Dog Bakery. Gracie was a deaf rescued natural earred Merlequin Great Dane who passed away in 1999 at the age of 10. The human founders of 3 Dog Bakery rescued another deaf Dane named Joe to succeed Gracie.

TREASURE: JEWELS, GOLD AND GREED
Episode: *unknown title*
Airdate: June 18, 2000
Dane name: not given

This documentary discusses famous treasures and their curses. In the story on the Hope Diamond, it is told how one owner let her Great Dane wear it. The recreated footage features a Fawn Dane named Ch. MEJA'S Hell's Justa Poppn, owned by Toni Bagnato Gregory.

WALKER TEXAS RANGER
Episode: She'll Do to Ride the River With
Airdate: November 24, 1993
Season 2, Episode 7

TV series featuring Chuck Norris as a Texas Ranger.

In the beginning of this episode, Walker's assistant, Trivette rescues a drowning brindle Great Dane. It leads them into a ring of illegal toxic dumpers.


WALT DISNEY'S WONDERFUL WORLD OF COLOR
Episode title: "Sammy the Way Out Seal" (Part 1 & 2)
Airdates: October 28, 1962 (part 1); November 4, 1962 (part 2)
Dane name: not given

A young boy (Billy Mummy) befriends a seal. When the seal escapes, it is chased around town (mostly through a grocery store) by a pack of dogs including a Fawn Great Dane. The two parts were edited together and released in Europe as a feature.

WALT DISNEY'S WONDERFUL WORLD OF COLOR
Episode: "A Country Coyote Goes Hollywood"
Airdate: December 19, 1965
Dane name: Brometheus

When Chico, a coyote, is chased into the back of a moving van he ends up in Hollywood and learns the ins and outs of being an urban coyote. In one fairly long scene the coyote leads a Fawn Great Dane, doghouse and all, away so he can steal his breakfast.

Click HEREfor more images from the film.

WHAT'S NEW SCOOBY-DOO
TV Series: September 13, 2002 thru May 20, 2005
Dane name: Scooby Doo

Updated version of the original series with Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma solving mysteries.

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