"Hi Guys, Don Knotts Again": The Five Most Bizarre Joke Comments Posted on the Site (Happy April Fools Day!)
Happy April Fools Day!
For many of us right now, I'm sure we're feeling a deficit of good given the current circumstances. Since it's April Fools Day, I wanted to just do a fun, mindlessly silly post purely for comedy reasons that should hopefully bring a smile to some people's faces.
There have admittedly been a lot of ridiculous joke comments on the site over the years, likely from bored kids with nothing else to do. While most of them are not very funny, there have been a few that have given me a chuckle. Typically, I never respond to any joke comments, but now, I'm going to highlight my five favorite joke comments that have been posted on the site.
Since I'd never usually give attention to spammers, I'd like to explain my thoughts on doing this. Most of these are incredibly old (the most recent one being last September, but some dating back to 2014), and I'm assuming that these were just bored kids passing by. It is very unlikely that any of the five people who wrote these comments are still around to read this post, so I don't think it's going to encourage their behavior.
I'm also not trying to publicize spam, or say that I think all attempts of spamming is funny. 99% of the spam comments I've seen on here (or anywhere else on the Internet) are just annoying, unnecessary and rude. But, every once in a while, I'll read an amusing one that's so mindlessly random or silly that it's actually funny. I'm not trying to encourage or glamorize any sort of spamming, and if you do spam on this site, you will be banned and your IP address will be blocked. Trust me, I've received plenty of stupid ones like "da mafia comin' to arrest ya!" or "y'all are idiots for hangin' out on this dumb site" (actual comments I received a long time ago) that are simply a waste of the commenter's time, and none of those are included. These were just five silly ones that I wanted to share in a time where many people could use some comedy.
Without further ado, here are the top 5:
What? She's not?
The first joke comment I ever received, and while it may not be the funniest, it amuses me thinking that this person genuinely thought that the idea of someone's mother not helping them would scare people lol.
I have no idea what was going through that person's head at the time, but whatever it was sounds quite lively haha.
I blanked out this name as it was somewhat distasteful and could offend some people. The comment, however, is hilarious! I love how the very gangsta-ish language and then the random use of the word "establishment" lol. I checked out "myhomies.com" out of curiousity to what it was, and apparently it's a rehab center's official website? Clearly the person posting it didn't actually look at what the link they were posting was, and just wanted to be cool haha.
I actually don't think I deleted these comments as they were so amusing. It's obviously not Don Knotts and probably was just some bored kid, but imagining Don Knotts waiting in his house for 47 years to find out what people really thought of his performance in Scooby-Doo just amused me. I love that he followed up three days later too. That's some serious dedication haha!
I think I've mentioned this one before as it's so out of left field, but I don't think I've ever shared the full version. This isn't a comment, but rather an interesting email that I couldn't help but open immediately after I saw who it was from lol. I received an email in 2015 from someone claiming to be famous rapper P. Diddy, asking me to join him on an insurance venture. Five years after receiving it, here's the full email (note: some minor explicit content):
And before you ask, I did not respond before "da end of da week," so presumably, Snoop Dogg did indeed receive that call lol.
I hope you all enjoyed this post, and hopefully it made you smile at least a little bit! Happy April Fools Day to you all!
For today's fun fact, we have a guest writer! Bradford Smith did the research on this and contacted Mark Lewis, and was kind enough to submit it as a fun fact to the site!
According to Mark Lewis, a character clean-up artist, in the original script for “Scooby-Doo! and the Witch’s Ghost”, Mystery Inc. was shown traveling to multiple places around the globe, including a stop in London where a parade was held and they got to meet the Queen. Unfortunately, as so many crowd scenes weren’t possible on their direct-to-video animation budget, and the scenes weren’t relevant to the film’s main story, they were edited out during the rewrite process and never even made it to the storyboards.
Thanks so much again Bradford for doing the research on this and writing this fun fact!
"Cartoon Feud," the Teen Titans Go! and Scooby-Doo crossover which aired in October, is now available for purchase on DVD as on March 3 (must have missed the memo on that one, sorry!) The episode can be purchased on the Teen Titans Go! Season 5, Part 2: Smells Like Magic DVD. Unfortunately, you will get 25 other Teen Titans Go! episodes along with it, so if you don't like the series I would recommend skipping this release. So far, none of the other crossovers like this have been released on DVD, so if you're a huge purist, it may be worth it for you.
Here's a link to this DVD on Amazon.
Due to the unfortunate circumstances of COVID-19, the Scooby-Doo live tour Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold has announced today that they are postponing the majority of dates. Those who have already bought their tickets are being asked to contact the main ticket office for their venue for a full refund. Here is the official statement that the tour company has made:
"The safety of our patrons, staff, and community is something we take very seriously. Taking into consideration the direction of government and public health officials, "Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold" is making adjustments to the current tour schedule. Please visit the individual city pages for performance schedule updates and additional information. For any questions regarding tickets, please contact your point of purchase.
Thank you for your understanding as we adapt to this ever-changing situation. We look forward to bringing Scooby-Doo to your city soon!"
All tour dates through May 16 have been postponed.
That being said, many theaters have cancelled the performances for dates in May and June as well. The following performances have also been cancelled:
May 19 7pm: Sioux Falls, SD
May 21 7pm: Denver, CO
May 23 6pm: Colorado Springs, CO
May 30 2pm & May 31 1pm: Austin, TX
June 4 7pm: Dallas, TX
June 5 7pm: Sugar Land, TX
June 6 6pm: New Orleans, LA
June 7 6pm: Mobile, AL
June 12 6pm: Durham, NC
June 14 5pm: Atlanta, GA
June 20 2pm & 6pm, June 21 2pm - Fort Lauderdale, FL
At last, some good news after SCOOB! was postponed to an unknown date earlier this week. A brand new international poster for SCOOB! (oddly titled ¡Scooby!" instead) reveals the design for Captain Caveman, which had not been released prior (except for on a toy). What are your thoughts on Captain Caveman's design? Does it stay true to the original, or deviate too far?
Y'all already know fangtastic I think Sybella is, so I won't even go into that haha. Let's just dive straight into the results from last week! It was sort of an unfortunate coincidence that I did a Globetrotters-themed poll the same week that Curly Neal passed, but at the same time, I'm also glad it happened so this poll could honor him!
What is your favorite of the Globetrotters episodes?
The Loch Ness Mess - 23
The Ghostly Creep From The Deep - 14
The Mystery Of Haunted Island - 11
Curly Neal, #22 on the Harlem Globetrotters, has died at 77 in his home according to TMZ. The cause of death has not been announced. Curly guest starred along with the other Globetrotters in three episodes of the New Scooby-Doo Movies in 1972 and 1973, including "The Ghostly Creep from the Deep," "The Mystery of Haunted Island," and my favorite Scooby episode of all time, "The Loch Ness Mess."
After 22 years on the Harlem Globetrotters, Curly was one of the only five players in Globetrotter history to have his jersey retired. He joined the team in 1963 and retired in 1985.
My condolences to Curly's family, and RIP to him. We've truly lost a great man today!
In addition, this only leaves four guest stars of The New Scooby-Doo Movies that are still alive today - including Dick Van Dyke, Sandy Duncan, Cher and fellow Harlem Globetrotter Geese Ausbie.
Some unfortunate breaking news today that the May 15 for SCOOB! has been cancelled in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. Another release date was not set for the film yet, and it will likely be held back until things get back to normal. You can read more about what other films have been postponed on the Deadline website.
Nick Palatas decided to audition for the role of Shaggy in Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins after he inadvertently saw a poster for casting calls while shopping at Wal-Mart.
Thanks to some amazing sleuthing by super Scooby fan Bradford Smith, and some commentary by SCOOB! movie production designer Michael Kurinsky, we've got some new info on SCOOB! The funny part is, all of this was in the two trailers all along, but slipped right under our noses!
1. Dee Dee Skyes' Badge
You know that symbol of the T and wings on Dee Dee's suit? It's actually the film's redesign (or rather, creation) of the Teen Angels logo!
2. Dick Dastardly's Robots
Those robots from the trailer? Yep, those are Dick Dastardly's robots!
That code that Velma's deciphering? It's actually got "Kurinsky," as in Michael Kurinsky's, name, in it!
4. Cogswell Billboard
If you zoom in one of the billboards from the trailer, it's a billboard from Cogswell Cogs from The Jetsons!
5. The Munsters Reference
When Shaggy and Scooby trick-or-treating in the trailer, there's a reference to the Munsters' address, 1313 Mockingbird Lane.
6. The Amount of Calories in a Scooby Snack!
Zooming in on the Scooby Snacks box, you can see it is 850 calories and is "high fructose flavor!"
7. The Impossibles
While trick-or-treating, you can see that kids dressed like The Impossibles (from Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles) are in the trailer!
Thanks so much to Bradford for his detailed analysis of the trailer, and to Michael Kurinsky for answering this for the fans!