Iwao Takamoto died at the age of
81on 8 January 2007. Iwao was a "production designer for Hanna-Barbera Productions" and he was "responsible for the original character design of such characters as Scooby Doo, The Jetsons' dog Astro, and Penelope Pitstop."
I wasn't going to create a BAB about Takamoto's death primarily because I have already created a BAB about the number 81. I changed my mind upon learning that the name Scooby-Doo was from the song "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra.
More... Strangers in the Night Lyrics[last verse] Ever since that night we've been together. Lovers at first sight, in love forever. It turned out so right, For strangers in the night. [ending] Do dody doby do do doo de la da da da da ya ...or... Dooby-doooby-doo ...or... DOOBYDOOBYDOODUDUDUDUDU DADADADADADADADADADA DADADADADADADADADADADA ...or... Doo dee doo bee doo Doo doo do dee da Da da da da da Ya ya ya
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 10 January 2007