Who solved these mysteries - Columbo or Scooby Doo?

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In the '70s, two major mystery-solving forces grew to fame: Columbo and the gang from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You

Think you can tell the difference between cases solved on the serious crime drama Columbo and the cartoonish capers of Scooby Doo and his crime-solving crew?

Summon your knowledge of these shows and look for clues in the short plot descriptions below. See if you can nab the right guy every time below!
  1. A mystery writer is murdered, turning his own life into a murder mystery. Who solved the case?
  2. A mysterious mask was stolen many centuries ago and a villainous force is desperate to get it back. Who solved the case?
  3. An archaeologist delivering a suit of armor to a museum mysteriously goes missing. Who solved the case?
  4. The musician who’s been ghostwriting works for a famous composer is murdered. Who solved the case?
  5. A prize-winning dog trainer seeks help stopping a series of dog-nappings. Who solved the case?
  6. Dogs are mysteriously trained to kill. Who solved the case?
  7. A suspicious spinster who manages a museum kills her brother when he threatens to close the business. Who solved the case?
  8. A visit to a friend’s uncle ends abruptly when the man mysteriously disappears. Who solved the case?
  9. A songwriter goes missing and one man will stop at nothing to get his hands on his half-finished song. Who solved the case?
  10. A rock star is murdered after being blackmailed. Who solved the case?
  11. An eccentric millionaire dies and leaves an unusual protocol for anyone in his will seeking an inheritance. Who solved the case?
  12. A mysterious photo that shows where $4 million is hidden sparks a murder spree. Who solved the case?

Who solved these mysteries - Columbo or Scooby Doo?

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Adamtwelvia 1 month ago
Hey, not too bad. I knew more about Scoob then Columbo.
Patpayne79 13 months ago
Too easy. Hanna-Barbera (or network S&Ps handling Saturday-morning cartoons) would never have let a writer have Scooby and the gang investigate a murder, and Columbo was a homicide detective, so with only one exception, IIRC, he only tackled murder cases.
DouglasMorris 47 months ago
11/12! missed number 11. the next to last one did me in.
DaveBunzel 58 months ago
Really? If anyone was murdered (or trained to murder as in the dog question) it wasn't on Scooby Doo. Simple as that.
Runeshaper 59 months ago
You got 11 out of 12
The only mystery left to solve is how you're so dang good at this! Yep, I know my Doo LOL
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