1980 to 1989

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Movie:
PRIVATE BENJAMIN
Year: 1980
Character:
Scrabble the Thorne dog

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A prissy young lady (Goldie Hawn) joins the army.
A fawn Dane is seen briefly in a jeep.

Thanks to Linda Hornby for bringing this Dane to our attention!



TV Series:
RICHIE RICH SHOW
Year: 1980/81
Dane: unnamed

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION!
...Fawn Great Dane sidekick of criminal Captain....



TV Series:
SCOOBY-DOO SHOW
Year: 1980/81
Episode #80021
Character: Ruby-Doo

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In this episode, Scrappy's Birthday, 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.



TV Series: HEATHCLIFF & MARMADUKE
Year: 1981
Character: Marmaduke

Character/OOP

Marmaduke debuted in animation in the Heathcliff and Marmaduke show by Ruby Spears. This comical, clutzy Great Dane originally debuted in 1954 as a comic panel by Brad Anderson.


TV Series:
SCOOBY & SCRAPPY-DOO
Year: 1981
Episode #81003
Characters:
Grandpa Scooby & (ghost)
Great Grandpa Doo

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These members of the Scooby Clan showed up in one episode, Scooby's Roots.


Movie:
EATING RAOUL
Year: 1982
Character:
Trigger

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Bawdy comedy of sexual manners has a married couple
decide to raise money for their restaurant by attracting and then killing "swingers".
In a brief scene, one of the swingers comes
to their apartment with his merle Great Dane.

NOTE: This movie is definitely not for those easily offended or shocked.


Thanks to Wendy Donati for bringing this Dane to our attention!


TV Series:
SCOOBY, SCRAPPY & YABBA-DOO
Year: 1982
Character:
Yabba-Doo

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Yabba was an Uncle of Scrappy-Doo.
He is a Western Dane voiced by Don Messic.

In the series Yabba worked 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.



Movie:
HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
Year: 1983
Character: unnamed

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Another telling of the classic story, based on
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel.

This one stars Ian Richardson as Sherlock Holmes.
The tale has Holmes investigating a family curse - a curse that promises death by the jaws of a hound from hell!
Holmes exposes the plot as a hoax created by a villian who is using a Great Dane as the devil dog.
In this version the Dane is a black with natural ears.




Movie:
EASY MONEY
Year: 1983
Character: King

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
...Black Great Dane owned by a neighbor.




Movie:
MAX DUGAN RETURNS
Year: 1983
Character: Plato

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A single mother is surprised when her father shows up after having deserted her years ago.
He brings a suitcase full of money and proceeds to buy gifts for her and her son.
One gift is a large Fawn Great Dane.


Thanks to Wendy Donati for bringing this Dane to our attention!


Mini-Series:
WAGNER
Year: 1983
Danes: unnamed

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Richard Burton portrays the famous composer
in this TV mini-series shot in Europe.
In a few scenes in the woods, two Harlequin Danes are briefly seen.

(Takes place around 5 and 7 minutes in on the second tape.)


TV Series:
THE NEW SCOOBY &
SCRAPPY-DOO SHOW

Year:
1984
Characters:
Momsy-Doo,
Dada-Doo & Whoopsie-Doo

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These three relatives of Scooby showed up in one episode, Wedding Bell Boos!

Whoopsie-Doo is a clown cousin
while Momsy-Doo & Dada-Doo
are Scooby-Doo's parents.


TV Series:
THE NEW SCOOBY MYSTERIES
Year: 1984/1985
Episode:

The Dooby-Dooby-Doo Ado
Character:
Dooby-Dooby-Doo

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Scooby, Scrappy & Co. go to Las Vegas
to visit their entertainer cousin,
Dooby-Dooby at Circus A-Go-Go.

Dognappers are after Dooby-Dooby to steal his collar so Scooby steps in as a decoy.


TV Series:
THE NEW SCOOBY MYSTERIES
Year: 1984/1985
Episode:
Showboat Scooby
Character: Dixie-Doo

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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.


Movie:
REAL GENIUS
Year:
1985
Dane: not given

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When college whiz-kids find out that they've been tricked
into working on a military project they devise
an elaborate scheme of revenge.

A fawn Dane is seen a couple of times on campus.

Thanks to Sue Herre for bringing this Dane to our attention!


TV Series: ALF
Episode:
Looking For Lucky
Year: 1986
Character:
Trigger

Cameo/NONE


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".


Foreign Movie: WINGS OF DESIRE
Year: 1987
Character:
Blackie

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This black & white English subtitled film's story is of an angel who falls in love with a circus performer.

A Black with white
natural earred
Great Dane is seen
briefly in a car
(towards the beginning of the movie)


Movie:
BEACHES
Year: 1988
Character: Arthur

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This film tells the story of two girl friends growing up.

Dane portraying Arthur is Ch. Calico Rock's Essex v. Zanadane
owned by Joann Barbaro.

Thanks to Nancy Franklin for bringing this Dane to our attention!



Movie:
HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
Year: 1988
Character:
unnamed

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This telling of the classic story,
based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel,
comes from the British TV series (seen on PBS in the U.S.)
that stars Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes.

The tale has Holmes investigating a family curse - a curse that promises death by the jaws of a hound from hell!
Holmes exposes the plot as a hoax created by a villian who is using a Great Dane as the devil dog.

In this version the Dane is a natural ear fawn.


Note: For close up shots a black 'cropped earred' puppet/plush is used which can be seen clearly especially when viewing frame by frame.


Movie:
OLIVER & COMPANY
Year: 1988
Character: Einstein

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This Disney animated re-telling of Oliver Twist
casts the pickpocket boys as dogs and Oliver as a cat.

Einstein is the Great Dane of the gang who loves "a story with food in it".
He is voiced by Richard Mulligan.


Movie:
BACK TO THE FUTURE II
Year: 1989
Dane: unnamed

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The sequel to BACK TO THE FUTURE.
In this one, Marty and the Professor go into the future.

A Fawn Great Dane is seen briefly in the background
of one shot being walked on an
automated leash (with no owner).

Thanks to Wendy Donati for bringing this Dane to our attention!


TV Series Pilot:
HOUND TOWN
Year: 1989
Characters: Napoleon

Character/NONE

Hound Town is a pilot produced by Ralph Bakshi
(best known for the Fritz the Cat feature).
The series 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 released on video.


Movie:
THE 'BURBS
Year: 1989
Character:
Llandro

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Tom Hanks stars in this movie about a bunch of nosey neighbors
so preoccupied with what is taking place behind the closed doors
of a newcomer that they'll do anything look inside.

At one point, a pet fawn Dane appears to chase off one neighbor.

Thanks to Lyn Cook for bringing this Dane to our attention!


TV Series:
A PUP NAMED SCOOBY-DOO
Year: 1989
Character: Robo-Pup

Character/NONE

Robo-Pup is a mechanical super Dane who competed against Scooby-Doo in a sleuthing dog division in episode, Robo-Pup.


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