When you think about it, Scoopy-Doo should have been a hard pitch. “Hey, Boss, I was thinking about a dog who gets into weird situations. The dog, a great dane, is scared of his own shadow. His ‘master’ is a sixties reject. They both will eat anything. What do you think so far? Boss? Boss? Wake up, Boss. I’m trying to pitch you an idea!”
The creator, Iwao Takamoto, was born in LA and spent time in an internment camp. A brief obituary is here.