While to my knowledge, it was not ever confirmed officially by Hanna-Barbera, the Ghost of Captain Cutler's haunting moan was supposedly heavily inspired from the September 8, 1957 episode of The Stan Freberg Radio Show. The inspiration came from a joke sketch where Stan interviews the Abominable Snowman, but the only responses he receives from the snowman are haunting roars. You can take a listen to the Abominable Snowman here at 2:10, but to me, the snowman's roar bears a strong resemblance to Captain Cutler's moan.
We've already done individual villain polls for each episode of Where Are You, but this poll question asks you to consider out of the entire series overall, which season collectively had the best villains? Thank you to Samuel Kirkwood for coming up with this week's poll question! As I've mentioned on here before, I personally don't believe there is a Where Are You season 3 (I consider it part of The Scooby-Doo Show), but I know some people do, so I included it as an option just in case.
Here are the results from last week's poll:
What is your favorite live-action design of the Mystery Machine?
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed - 37
Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster - 19
Scooby-Doo - 16
Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins - 2
A few weeks ago, Tracy Mark Lee revealed that Mel Brooks was originally planned to be in an episode of Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? that was scrapped. Now, Tracy has just posted the character design for Mel Brooks on his Instagram page designed by Stephen Silver, which can be seen above. I had also speculated in my previous post that perhaps Mel Brooks (and Dolly Parton) could have been substituted out of the episode for another guest star. However, Tracy has confirmed that this did not happen any other other case except with the Hex Girls episode, which KISS was originally supposed to guest star in, but they were scrapped as guest stars at the last minute after the episode had been nearly finished. He went on to explain that the episodes were always based on the guest star's background and history, so that the episodes would be more personal. The Mel Brooks episode was scrapped quickly, so very few aspects of the episode were developed.
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School has a very large continuity error happen around 57:10, where all of the Calloway Cadets separate from the colonel. However, Baxter is oddly not present in the scene where they go missing, but he is seen several times during the next nine minutes of the film along with the rest of the cadets. When the cadets finally bump into Colonel Calloway, somehow Baxter is revealed to have been with him all along and has no quicksand on his uniform.
Thanks so much to Samuel Kirkwood for coming up with the idea for this Monday's fun fact!
Here are the results from last week's poll:
What is your favorite season 3 finale?
The Beast Is Awake in Bottomless Lake - 41
E-Scream - 27
The Wrath of Waitro - 5
Now that Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries will conclude in March, we're down to just one comic series once again. Scooby-Doo, Where Are You only releases bimonthly though, which means for the first time since November 2019, unless a new series is announced between then and now, there will very likely be no Scooby-Doo comics released in May 2022. I've been really happy to hear that they are finally getting away from the stock art in these last few issues, although it seems to depend on the artist (as I believe there was one recently that did use stock art again). Fingers crossed that continues!
Here is the solicitation for April 2022's Where Are You comic, courtesy of GamesRadar+:
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #115
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art by WALTER CARZON and HORACIO OTTOLINI
Cover by DEREK FRIDOLFS
$2.99 US | 32 pages
ON SALE 4/19/22
Playtel has designed a new VR game that allows players to experience their old-fashioned board games in a new light—by transporting them onto a giant virtual board to play! And Mystery Inc. is excited to jump in and give it a try. But when the game is hijacked by the Grim Gamer, it will be up to the gang to solve the mystery before it's game over for everyone.
Surprisingly, "Spooky Space Kook" from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? is one of the episodes that has the least amount of re-releases from the series. While many episodes from Where Are You have been re-released on over 20 different home media releases, "Spooky Space Kook" has only been released on 9 different VHS tapes, DVDs, and Blu-Ray releases. It is tied with "Never Ape an Ape Man," "A Tiki Scare is No Fair," and "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf?" for the episode that has been re-released the second lowest amount of times from Where Are You. Currently, "Mystery Mask Mix Up" and "Scooby's Night with a Frozen Fright" have the lowest number of re-releases from Where Are You, tied at 8 re-releases.
If you're curious to how the entire Where Are You series stacks up in terms of amount of times they've been released on various home media sets, here's how the full series looks:
1. Hassle in the Castle - 27 (holds record for most re-releases of the entire franchise)
2. A Clue for Scooby-Doo & That's Snow Ghost - 24
3. What a Night for a Knight & A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts - 22
4. A Night of Fright is No Delight - 21
5. Go Away Ghost Ship - 18
6. Mine Your Own Business - 17
7. Which Witch is Which? & Jeepers, It's the Creeper! - 16
8. Decoy for a Dognapper & The Backstage Rage - 15
9. Bedlam in the Big Top & Haunted House Hang Up - 14
10. Foul Play in Funland & Scooby-Doo and a Mummy, Too! - 12
11. What the Hex Going On & Nowhere to Hyde - 11
12. Don't Fool with a Phantom - 10
13. Never Ape an Ape Man, Spooky Space Kook, A Tiki Scare is No Fair & Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf - 9
14. Mystery Mask Mix-Up & Scooby's Night with a Frozen Fright - 8
Here are the results for everyone's favorite season 2 finale:
Come Undone - 27
Don't Fool with a Phantom - 25
Professor Huh? Part 6 ¾ - 9
The Movieland Monsters! - 6
It's All Greek to Scooby! - 5
Creepy Cruise - 4
Uncle Albert Alert - 3
The Haunted Carnival - 2
Tenderbigfoot - 2
Terror, Thy Name is Zombo - 1
Siam and the Moon - 1
From October 20, 1984 to May 31, 1985, an ABC network programming block named "Scary Scooby Funnies" rebroadcast episodes of The Richie Rich / Scooby-Doo Show without the Richie Rich segments. An intro was created for this programming block, editing out the Richie Rich parts of the intro with scenes from episodes of The Richie Rich / Scooby-Doo Show, including "Chinese Food Factory," "Scooby's Desert Dilemma," "A Fit Night Out for Bats," "Stow-Aways," "Swamp Witch," and "Mummy's the Word." You can watch this intro above.
Here are the results for people's favorite winter episode:
10,000 Volt Ghost - 19
Snow Ghost - 11
Invisible Madman - 6
Abominable Snowman (Chill Out, Scooby-Doo) - 4
Ghost of Mother - 4
Nightmare Ghost - 4
Pterodactyl - 4
Snow Creature - 3
Snow Beast - 2
The Ghost of Bigfoot - 2
Caveman (Caveman on the Half Pipe!) - 2
The Ghost of Jeremiah Pratt - 1
Ice Monster - 1
Abominable Snowman (Snow Job Too Small) - 1
Ice Demon - 1
Gilled Ghoul - 1
Frozen Fiend - 1
Fiend - 1
Caveman (Naughty or Ice) - 1
Bulldog - 0
Mad Sea Lion - 0
Werewolves - 0
Misty Swiss and Carla - 0
Demon Chef - 0
Gorgon - 0
Mr. Roundy - 0
Asmodeus - 0
Snow Devil - 0