IF YOU ignore THE FLINTSTONES, which we find easy to do, probably *the* flagship H-B show. Burned-into-minds-of-everyone-under-40 line-up: dull, lantern jawed Fred (plus cravat), “decorative” monster fodder Daphne, orange-jumpered plot-solver Velma (catchphrases – “Jinkies!” “My glasses!”) and the hoary-reminisci-package pairing of Scooby Doo and Norville “Shaggy” Rodgers (voice of CASEY “AMERICA’S TOP TEN” KASEM). Original series stuck rigidly to the well-known format: Kids roll up in Mystery Machine to Daphne’s aunt’s summer house overlooking the old lagoon/mine/deserted mansion; strange things happen; Fred does the old “I’ll go with Daphne – you lot piss off over there” ploy; Velma finds “piece of monster costume”; Velma loses glasses; Shag and Scoob encounter the monster but escape by pretending to be comedy barbers/jugglers/chefs etc; Daphne gets kidnapped and then appears behind a secret panel; the entire gang are chased about to a flaccid 60s bubblegum song; Fred devises elaborate monster trap in which Scoob gets captured instead; monster is eventually captured and, yes, it was the old caretaker/lighthouse keeper/kindly Uncle Wilberforce all along, who wanted to “scare people away” from the whatever so he could have all the secret whatever for himself. Subsequent revivals, however, meddled with this cast-iron formula, first with the “New Adventures” (song: “When Scooby Doo is running from a spooky ghost/Shaggy is a-doing what he does the most”) but then, even worse, with THAT hateful nephew. Most recently seen bedecked with yet another “relation”, Yabba Doo. Eh?