In a new interview with the writer of Daphne & Velma novels, Morgan Baden, it's been revealed that the Daphne & Velma series of young adult novels is a trilogy, which will end after the third novel set to be released in June. The interview also revealed that the third novel will be titled "Buried Secrets."
Though the first book was written by Josephine Ruby, a pseudonym, it's sort of hinted that this was Morgan Baden as well in the interview.
Morgan also shares the summary for book 3:
"In Buried Secrets, a television show based on the mysteries of Crystal Cove is being filmed in town, and of course Daphne and Velma are involved with it…and of course, some mysterious things happen. We really heightened the stakes in this book in significant ways, thanks to your suggestions, Beth! People get hurt…and someone even gets murdered. So Daphne and Velma, with help from Shaggy and Fred, have a really big case on their hands."
One thing worth noting from this interview is that it says the book will be released in July, despite that news just broke out yesterday that the release date will be June 1, 2021. I believe that the article saying it will be released in July is a typo, because even the hyperlink right before the mention of July links to sources that say June 1 is the release date.
Thanks so much to Gibby Norton to bringing this interview to my attention! You can check out the interview in its entirety here.
Some sad news today as Scholastic's site has now pushed back the release date for the third Daphne & Velma novel (originally scheduled for February 2, 2021) by four months. The new release date will be June 1, 2021. Note that Amazon still lists the release date as February 2, but now that the official Scholastic site has switched along with all other sites besides Amazon, that's almost positively the most reliable source given Scholastic is the publisher of these books. While it's unfortunate this got pushed back so far, let's hope the book is enjoyable enough that those extra four months are worth the wait!
Hi all! Some of you may have seen this already as it decided to publish itself before I was ready, but for those who haven't, I'm excited to announce that I've redesigned the site home page. I thought it would be easier for people to just click on the button to find whatever info they wanted for easier navigation. I did leave the Recent Site News, Recent Updates, and Upcoming Scooby Events feeds intact from the old home page. I'd like to give a huge thanks to my favorite person and best friend in the Scooby fandom, Bradford N. Smith, for creating buttons for all of the pages, as well as creating a brand new site logo and finding a new header image! You can check out the new home page here.
Shaggy accidentally being drawn with Fred's blonde hair when sitting on the rock in "A Clue for Scooby-Doo" (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?) is one of the most commonly cited animation errors in the Scooby franchise. One that's rarely mentioned, however, is that Shaggy's hair is accidentally colored like Velma's for a moment in "Gold Paw" (What's New, Scooby-Doo) when the gold monster slips on the floor.
Thanks to Shadowscooby for coming up with this poll idea!
Here are the results from last week's poll:
Has the inclusion of technology within the Scooby-Doo franchise had a positive or negative impact on the show's quality?
Positive impact - 40
No real impact - 39
Negative impact - 5
I'm not sure how common of knowledge this is to Scooby fans, since it's rarely talked about, but one thing that has always bothered me a ton is that there's quite a bit of debate around the order of many episodes of Scooby-Doo. Certain DVDs and other sources list episodes in one order, yet other sources claim a slightly different order. In this post, I will highlight all the inconsistencies in episode order within the Scooby-Doo franchise.
Perhaps the most controversial of the episodes with uncertain order. Many people believe "A Clue for Scooby-Doo is the second episode of the series, due to the different title card like the first episode had. However, "Hassle in the Castle" is listed as the second episode on several DVD sets. While it is likely "A Clue for Scooby-Doo" was indeed produced first, if I had to guess, "Hassle in the Castle" most likely aired second while "A Clue for Scooby-Doo" aired third, which would explain the confusion. Shows often don't air in the order they are produced in if the show doesn't have any overarching plotline from episode to episode. I want to make clear that "Hassle" being second and "Clue" being third is just my own theory. I have no official confirmation to back this up.
"Spooky Space Kook" and "Go Away Ghost Ship" are two more episodes with uncertain order. Some people believe "Go Away Ghost Ship" aired fourteenth, while others believe "Spooky Space Kook" was the fourteenth. There's also no consistency from the DVD sets either...some sets list "Space Kook" as fourteenth while others list "Ghost Ship" as fourteenth. Personally, I believe "Space Kook" is fourteenth and "Ghost Ship" is fifteenth, just because it's listed that way on the original Where Are You DVD set.
The twentieth and twenty-first episode are also highly debated in the Scooby franchise. Some say "Jeepers It's the Creeper" is episode 20, others believe "Scooby's Night with a Frozen Fright" is episode 20. Again, I go with the original DVD set, which lists "Creeper" as episode 20 and "Frozen Fright" as episode 21.
The New Scooby-Doo Movies is all in the correct order. There's nothing really debated with that series, so let's move on to The Scooby-Doo Show.
"The Creepy Heap from the Deep" is a very odd one, because it's not two episodes switched around. "The Creepy Heap from the Deep" is said to be either episode 20 or 24. It's a very random misconception which I'm not sure how it came about, as it's not on any idea. I guess personally, more places seem to say it's episode 20 than 24, so that's my belief. Amazon and Boomerang list it as episode 20, so I trust that. iTunes lists it as episode 24...kind of...they list the airdate as being after "Creepy Cruise," but it and "Creepy Cruise" are switched around creating more confusion. I choose to trust the other two sources, as iTunes's order seems really confused, given they list "Creepy Heap from the Deep" as airing on October 29, 1977 and "Creepy Cruise" as airing October 22, but have those episodes switched around. (I have no idea if I'm making any sense, so if you're confused about the iTunes explanation, look at the page and you'll see what I mean). iTunes also completely spoils "The Curse of the Viking Lake" and has an incorrect description for "Hang in There, Scooby-Doo" about the gang meeting dinosaurs and cavemen.
Skipping over the 1979 Scrappy series which has no issues, we now get to The Richie Rich / Scooby-Doo Hour, The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour, and The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show. You may as well just give up trying to decipher the order of this, because every site lists every short in in a different order. For consistency, I go with Amazon and Boomerang's order for everything except episodes 1-21. For those episodes, I go by The Richie Rich / Scooby-Doo Hour Volume 1 DVD. The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries is pretty much fine, with the exception of the shorts "The Dooby Dooby Doo Ado" and "Showboat Scooby" being switched around. I personally choose to go by Amazon and Boomerang's order, which has "Dooby" first and "Showboat" next.
There isn't really too much "debate" among the fandom with this series, more of just an interesting note to point out. For some reason, Boomerang lists these episodes in kind of an odd order on their streaming service, and I also remember they always aired them in this order on the television network as well in reruns. Just quick skimming through this because their order is so convoluted, they first aired episodes 1 and 2, then jumped to episodes 5 and 6, went back to episode 4, then jumped to 8, went back to 7, jumped to 10, went back to 9, went way back to 3, then finally aired the final three in order, episodes 11, 12, and 13. I just thought that was interesting enough to note here.
Now we're getting back into some understandable simple episode switches! "The Schnook Who Took My Comic Book" and "Wanted Cheddar Alive" are the first ones which are commonly debated from A Pup Named Scooby-Doo. Some people believe "Schnook" is episode 3, others think "Cheddar" is episode 3. The Volume 1 DVD and the Season 1 DVD disagree on this matter. I'm going by the season sets again for this one, which says "Cheddar" is episode 3 and "Schnook" is episode 4.
Another day, another uncertain order. "Snow Place Like Home" and "Now Museum, Now You Don't" are both believed to be episode 7, depending on who you ask. Volume 2 lists them one way, and the Complete Season 1 DVD set lists them another. Personally, I go with the season set again here, which lists "Snow" as episode 7 and "Museum" as episode 8.
There are a lot of uncertainties in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, but there's luckily no confusion within season 2, so we jump right to season 3. "Wrestle Maniacs" is listed as episode 24 on the volume 6 DVD, while "Horror of the Haunted Hairpiece" is listed episode 24 on the season set. Again, I go with the season set on this one.
The end of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo is especially befuddling. "The Were-Doo of Doo Manor" is listed as the 26th episode on the season set (albeit incorrectly as "The Weredog of Doo Manor," while volume 7 lists it as episode 27. I've even seen some sites list it as the series finale, episode 30. This creates more confusion with "Mayhem of the Moving Mollusk," which is episode 26 on the volume 7 set, but the series finale on the season set. To make things more confusing, the three shorts ("Catcher on the Sly," "The Ghost of Mrs. Shusham," and "The Wrath of Waitro") also get wrapped up in this confusion, with volume 7 listing those three episodes as the last of the series. At risk of sounding inconsistent, those three shorts being the last of the series make sense to me, so I choose to go with the volume order on this one: "Mollusk" 26th, "Were-Doo" 27th, and the shorts as 28th, 29th, and 30th.
In What's New, Scooby-Doo?, the only confusion is between episode 2, thought to be both "Space Ape at the Cape" and "3-D Struction" depending on who you ask. Neither the season set nor volume sets, nor any official source that I know of, list "3-D Struction" as episode 2, so "Space Ape at the Cape" is episode 2 in my mind, whereas "3-D Struction" is episode 3. C'mon, it even has 3 in the title lol!
Nothing is switched around in Get A Clue or SDMI. Be Cool doesn't have any ordering issues per se, but in worry of this becoming an issue down the line all the aforementioned episodes have, the two shorts "Pizza O'Possum's" and "The Curse of Half-Beard's Booty" technically did air last in pretty much all countries. Despite this, the two-part "Professor Huh?" is the clear finale that wraps up the series, whereas the two shorts do not do this at all. What specifically happened here is that these two shorts were made as a "test run" for a third season that didn't end up being made. The head writer, Jon Colton Barry, was not involved in the writing of these shorts. In fact, he's publicly said both of these shorts are too off-model, completely disowning "Pizza O'Possum's" for the poor representation of video game addiction in the episode. I think, despite the fact that we know the order it aired in, these shorts can get an exception as they should have clearly been placed 50th, since it has been confirmed by the head writer that "Professor Huh?" was the intended finale.
Let's give a warm welcome to our latest addition to the "confused order" club, which is "Space Station Scooby"! With the reveal of the back cover of the season 1 DVD, "Space Station Scooby" was listed as episode 14, despite being listed on all streaming services as episode 26 and airing as episode 26. Would "The High School Wolfman's Musical Lament!" have been a better finale, like it's listed on the set? Yeah, IMO it would have, given the references to past villains. But with this one, it's not really a "clear" finale. It's an ideal one, but it doesn't need to be last, so I'd say the airing order stands here. I can totally see the order of this one becoming another one where people get confused down the line due to the inconsistency, so that's why I'm adding it to this post here and now, on the day it was announced so there can be no confusion lol.
Hope you enjoyed this fun little post! This makes me wish there was some sort of official guide that could clear up all these ordering issues, but sadly, there is not. There is the two-part Scooby-Doo Character Reference Guide written by Joe Locicero, published in 1995, that lists orders for all these episodes. However, they also put some episodes that no one was confused on the order in a different order than is thought by the general fandom, so I wouldn't really count this as an official, all-knowing source since it confuses things even further that no one had been confused about before. Maybe someday we'll get some official confirmation of the order, but I'd say as the years go on, that chance gets less likely. I think studio records will continue to get confused (as we see now with the Guess Who season 1 DVD), and it will get harder and harder to figure out the orders. I'd say our only chance is if someone has images of old TV Guides that list episode names for each of these weeks we're confused about, but that's a bit slim. Fingers crossed that maybe we'll find information to make all this confusion will become confusing as the years go on!
Here's the back cover to Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?: The Complete Season 1. Notice that Space Station Scooby is listed as episode 14, whereas it aired as episode 26. In addition, "The Fastest Food Fiend!" has an extra "fast" in it.
For the first time in forever, we have more than one comic solicitation! With the announcement of the new Batman and Scooby-Doo Mysteries series, there will be two Scooby comics in April 2021. Here's the full solicitations courtesy of GamesRadar.
SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU? #109
written by DEREK FRIDOLFS
art by SCOTT JERALDS
cover by DEREK FRIDOLFS
ON SALE 4/20/21
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
Fred's skills are well-known around town for creating many of the traps used to capture monsters. When he is invited to test out the new Coolsville Escape Room complex, the gang tags along to help out. But can Fred and his friends now escape being trapped by a creepy chimera haunting the halls? Or will it be game over for Mystery Inc.?
BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES
written by IVAN COHEN
art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
ON SALE 4/13/21
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
It's an all-new, all-ages series that teams the Dark Knight with Scooby-Doo and the sleuths of Mystery Inc.! When Batman discovers his original purple gloves have gone missing, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo travel back in time to Batman's Year One era to solve the case! Will this "Glove Story" have a happy ending?
A brand new comic series entitled Batman and Scooby-Doo Mysteries is coming to comic book retailers this April! This will be another brand new series featuring Batman and the Scooby gang solving mysteries together. There will be 12 issues of this monthly comic series. Issue 1 will be released on April 13 in print, and March 27 digitally. The second issue will be published May 11 in print, and April 24 digitally. Here are the descriptions for the first two issues of the series:
In the kick-off story by Ivan Cohen and Dario Brizuela—an adventure when Batman discovers his original purple gloves have gone missing—Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo travel back in time to Batman’s Year One era to solve the case!” reads a company statement. “Will this time-traveling heist have a happy ending? Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #1, “Glove Story,” written by Ivan Cohen with art and cover by Dario Brizuela, begins with the first of two DC Digital First chapters on March 27 followed by a print issue collecting the same story on April 13.
“And to continue the Scooby-Doo team-up tradition established in over a hundred chapters of Scooby-Doo Team-Up, in the second big Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries story writer Sholly Fisch and artist Randy Elliott have Scooby-Doo and Batman team up to solve the mystery of a ghost…who’s haunting the Batcave! Even if the ghost turns out to be a fake, that still doesn’t solve the real mystery: How did someone get into the Batcave to stage the phony phantom—and does that mean Batman’s enemies have cracked the secret of his true identity?! Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #2, “Going Bats,” written by Sholly Fisch with art and cover by Randy Elliott, arrives in print on May 11 after digital chapters beginning on April 24.”
Thanks to Deandre (aka Scoobyfan4ever) for sharing this info, which he found on the 13th Dimension.
Update: Turkey is finished airing new episodes. It's unknown when the last six will air.
Original post 1/9/2021
Thanks to the person who posted the original title cards of Scoobypedia, we have more info on some upcoming episodes from a Boomerang Wiki! In addition to the two already announced, the Cher episode will be called "Cher, Scooby, and the Sargasso Sea!" and the Jessica Biel episode will be called "The Lost Mines of Kilimanjaro!" I was able to get screenshots of all the villains from the Cher, Sean Astin, Jessica Biel and the Lucy Liu episodes! Based on the villain for the Cher episode, it will be a homage to the original, as the villains are shark men!
Here are descriptions for these episodes:
The Tao of Scoob!: At an art exhibit, a sculpture comes to life and the gang and Lucy Liu have to solve the mystery.
Returning of the Key Ring!: A plant monster begins haunting a hardware store, and the gang enlists the help of Sean Astin to solve the mystery.
Cher, Scooby and the Sargasso Sea!: To celebrate Scooby's birthday, the gang takes him aboard a cruise with Cher, but a mystery arises when several shark men begin haunting the ship.
The Lost Mines of Kilimanjaro!: Whilst searching for lost treasure, the gang runs into an ape man.
Stay tuned, as there seems to be new titles every day!
Monday 1/11: Though there is no new episode today, I was able to get a new title card for "The Lost Mines of Kilimanjaro!" as well as another picture of the Ape Man.
Tuesday 1/12: Today's new episode is one of the unannounced guest stars! It's titled "Scooby-Doo and the Sky Town Cool School!" (weird name) featuring Billy Dee Williams, and the villain is the pterodactyl from the trailer.
Here's the episode description:
The gang attends a school run by Billy Dee Williams that teaches people how to be cool, which is plagued by a pterodactyl.
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