I'm still working on my special rankings since I'm trying to rewatch all of them before I rank them, but my goal is to have them finished in December. In the meantime, I thought I’d do a little bonus post about the crossovers Scooby-Doo has had with other series that are not official parts of the franchise. I’m only including the major crossovers, and not every single episode or film Scooby’s ever made a cameo in. I don't have a lot to say for the first few, because they're very short and kind of forgettable, but nonetheless, I hope you enjoy my rankings!
9. Cartoon Feud
This is fine, and it was a cute idea to have Scooby be on a Family Feud type game show against another cartoon. However, there’s nothing really special about this and I don’t really care for Teen Titans Go, so I can’t really ever see myself watching this again.
8. Monster Party
Let me just say that I am absolutely amazed that the girl ghouls appeared in a piece of media 30 years after Ghoul School aired. I never thought that would happen in a million years, so I was shocked when this came out. It was even more surprising that there was no real announcement of this. To my recollection, this just came out of nowhere and the announcement of it was the release itself. Content-wise, this is again cute, but nothing I’d return to.
7. The Wizard of Ooze
I enjoy this enough for what it is, but the plot of this felt lacking as a crossover. I didn’t really feel they did a good job crossing the two shows over with one another, it just felt like a Dynomutt episode that Scooby happened to make a cameo in. Swamp Rat and Mudmouth weren’t that great of villains in my opinion. As someone who has also seen all 20 episodes of the Dynomutt series, I also feel this is one of the weaker episodes of the show.
6. What Now, Lowbrow?
Same issue as the last one, and the only thing really bringing it above “The Wizard of Ooze” is the fact that I like the villains and plot a bit better.
5. Everybody Hyde!
This is my favorite of the Dynomutt crossovers. In my opinion, this is the only of the three crossovers that actually felt like a true crossover between the two shows, as the other two felt like the gang was an afterthought. It was neat that the gang was also trailing Mr. Hyde and thought he was a ghost, and that the mystery brought the two groups together. Mr. Hyde was also a very creepy antagonist, and he’s one of my favorite Dynomutt villains of that show.
4. Shaggy Busted
This Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law episode is so goofy and ridiculous that I can't help but love it. Shaggy being arrested by a policeman for disorderly conduct was really funny. The Grass Monster was also a hilarious villain choice lol.
3. Bravo Dooby Doo
I thought this was a really cute crossover between Johnny Bravo and Scooby. To be honest, it felt like more of Scooby episode than a Johnny Bravo episode, which was fun. This episode perfectly combined the witty humor of Johnny Bravo and the mystery solving tone of Scooby-Doo. The Ghostly Gardener was a great villain, and the goofiness with the culprit wearing multiple masks was really fun. I also like how Speed Buggy appeared at the end.
2. Bat-Mite Presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases
There’s a theme with my top 3 crossovers, and it’s that they all captured the essence of Scooby-Doo. In my opinion, that’s what a crossover should be: capturing the essence of the other property, rather than just randomly having someone from the other franchise make a cameo like some of the ones lower on my list felt like. I love how this episode almost exactly matched the tone of the two classic Batman and Scooby-Doo crossovers from The New Scooby-Doo Movies. The Joker and the Penguin were great villains once again. Even the Footlight Phantom felt like it had a classic New Scooby-Doo Movies like vibe to him. I tend to feel humor in shorter episodes isn’t quite as funny because the plot is being rushed along, but this episode also had some great humor, particularly Batman’s random safety tips that happened mid-episode lol.
There was pretty much no competition for this one, given this pretty much blows the other seven out of the water. I really liked how they took such a classic Scooby-Doo episode and gave it a darker Supernatural twist. I know some fans were bothered by the fact that it was far more adult than the average Scooby episode, and I can absolutely understand that criticism, but I personally didn’t mind it since it was just a one-off that did not affect the rest of the franchise. The gang was absolutely adorable and this episode genuinely made me feel sad that they were traumatized like that with real horror elements.
I'm sure my rankings aren't too surprising, since in my opinion, the crossovers with other shows are pretty hit or miss quality-wise. If you have a different opinion, though, I'd love to see your rankings in the comments!
Carson Maitland - Smith
11/15/2022 08:35:55 am
The Wiggles haven't crossed over with Scooby-Doo yet, When are we gonna see him and the gang solve a mystery with them?
11/15/2022 10:41:05 am
Cartoon Feud is an average episode but Teen Titans Go is so bad that Cartoon Feud is one of the better episodes of the entire show and that's saying something.
11/15/2022 11:06:03 am
Tbh, I haven't seen any of the other Teen Titans Go! episodes besides that one, so it's interesting to hear that the quality of most other episodes is bad. I thought "Cartoon Feud" was mediocre, so the rest of the episodes must be pretty awful!
11/15/2022 10:51:30 am
For a fun fact I'm pretty sure in its mean, it's green, it's the mystery machine when fred says he always wanted to paint the mystery machine reds it's an Easter egg to how the mystery machine was red in the 13 ghosts of scooby-doo
11/15/2022 11:06:24 am
That's a good fun fact idea! Thanks, I'll add it to the list!
11/15/2022 02:57:02 pm
Bravo Dooby Doo is a classic, just awesome. Scoobynatural, Batman's Strangest Cases and Shaggy Busted are great too. The others aren't really worth much to me
11/15/2022 04:07:21 pm
I would agree, although "Everybody Hyde!" is enjoyable to me and escapes the "forgettable" category. For the rest, I agree with you.
11/15/2022 07:46:39 pm
I haven’t checked out crossovers as much, so from what I have seen
11/16/2022 01:10:10 am
Fortunately Scoobynatural doesn't alienate people that aren't familiar with the Supernatural lore. It's kind of intentionally a standalone episode that doesn't go anywhere with the storylines of the season or show for that reason. As long as you know the basic premise and have an idea who Dean, Sam and Castiel are as characters, that's all you need to keep up with the episode just fine.
11/16/2022 07:23:34 am
Yeah, I had no familiarity with Supernatural prior to watching Scoobynatural, and I understood it just fine. I'd definitely recommend watching it as it actually is even darker than Zombie Island, which I think is great. I'd recommend watching the entirety of Shaggy Busted too. The comedy is excellent.
11/16/2022 05:06:02 pm
The first animation cel I ever purchased was from Bravo Dooby Doo. It's one of my favorite cartoons, period. Hilarious and eminently quotable.
11/16/2022 05:33:10 pm
That's so cool that you own a cel from Bravo Dooby Doo! And yeah, it's just a regular episode of Supernatural's thirteenth season. Both Scoobynatural and Batman's Strangest Case are amazing, and I hope you enjoy them!
11/17/2022 05:58:18 pm
How I feel about these crossovers are practically the same as yours, except I would switch Shaggy Busted and Bat Mite Presents. I love Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law, it’s one of my favorite Adult Swim shows. I just wished Mystery Inc showed up more.
11/17/2022 07:36:21 pm
I rewatched "Shaggy Busted" last night and some of the humor was much stranger than I remembered haha. I still enjoyed it, though!
11/17/2022 08:03:24 pm
Harvey Birdman is nothing but strange with its humor. Somehow in a smart clever way lol
11/18/2022 06:15:45 am
Completely agreed haha. The ending is particularly strange with Scrappy getting taken away by the hawk and all of them laughing inexplicably. I'm guessing it's supposed to be a parody of how most of the classic episodes end with everyone laughing, but it's still weird here lol.
11/18/2022 06:55:03 am
Now that part was so random lol
11/18/2022 05:07:46 pm
3 lists down one to go (specials). I enjoyed your ranking and you made me wanna see shaggy busted asap.
11/19/2022 04:30:24 am
I wonder if Scooby-Doo: Behind the Scenes from '98 will be included
11/19/2022 08:11:43 am
I look forward to hearing what you think of Shaggy Busted! :)
11/19/2022 07:55:09 pm
Just saw Shaggy busted. It was fun, I enjoyed it
11/19/2022 09:33:22 pm
Glad you liked it!
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