A few sneak previews of tomorrow's Guess Who episode, "The Scooby of a Thousand Faces" have been released!
Here they are:
This was just a mediocre episode for me.
Location-wise, this episode had a really spooky feeling setting in the museum. I didn't quite understand why the gang was in Ricky Gervais's apartment, but maybe I just missed that part.
My biggest complaint was that Ricky Gervais seemed to completely overshadow the gang. Most of the lines in this episode were him making jokes, none of which were particularly funny. The only two I enjoyed were him pointing out that Scooby was just saying his name, and the reference he made to Laurel and Hardy ("Ollie, that's another fine mess you've gotten me into."). I thought it was cool that they called back to The New Scooby-Doo Movies.
It was very easy to figure out who the villain was. I liked the Cat-Headed Mummy as a villain, and it was fun that they referenced "Scooby-Doo and a Mummy Too" with his catchphrase being similar to the original mummy's "coin!" and a jewel/valuable item being hidden inside a statue. It was also interesting to see almost an exact replica of Professor Hyde-White from "What a Night for a Knight."
Side note, I thought Fred's catchphrase officially being made "Hold the phone! was a bit weird, especially in the opening title where they say the name of the guest star.
Overall, a mediocre episode mainly because Ricky Gervais had too big of a role in the episode. I'm hoping we can get back to the kind of dynamic we saw in the previous episode with Sherlock Holmes in the next episode.
Here are the premises for episodes 6-8 of Scooby-Doo and Guess Who, oddly found by just Googling the episode numbers. Thanks so much to The Cop for letting me know about this!
The Scooby of a Thousand Faces!
When a marble statue comes to life at a Greek museum, the gang becomes caught between a braying Minotaur and a sword-wielding Wonder Woman; teaming up with the Amazonian princess, the Mystery Inc. gang experiences a little rift of boys versus girls.
The Cursed Cabinet of Professor Madds Markson!
When the mystery-solving gang accepts an invitation to spend one night in the haunted Savannah Hotel in Las Vegas before its controlled demolition, they learn that magicians Penn & Teller have also accepted the challenge.
When Urkel-Bots Go Bad!
When Steve Urkel enlists the help of the gang to track down the Urkel-Bot, they stumble onto a deeper mystery with the appearance of a Technomancer who controls all the robots.
Russi Taylor, the voice of Phantasma from Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School, has just passed away at 75 years old. She died on Friday in her home in Glendale, California. Taylor also voiced Hilda Brewski in "When You Witch Upon A Star" in The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, and the Owl Witch and Tiddlywink the Fairy from Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King. She was also very well-known as the voice of Minnie Mouse. RIP Russi!
Arabian Nights was never referred to as an exclusively Scooby-Doo production until the VHS release on August 24, 1999. Before this, it was simply referred to as "Arabian Nights," but was changed to "Scooby-Doo in: Arabian Nights" to boost sales in 1999.
Here's the back cover for Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island courtesy of WBShop. The back cover reveals that the film will be 80 minutes, as well as that there will be two bonus episodes. "Mummy Scares Best" from What's New, Scooby-Doo? will serve as one, while very oddly, only part 1 of "Ghosts of the Ancient Astronauts" will be the other. I guess fans will just be left wondering what happens in part 2?
Here's another description of the film from the back cover:
Join Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and the Mystery Inc. gang as they win the vacation of a lifetime and put their mystery-solving days behind them. As soon as they arrive on the tropical island and check into Moonscar Island Resort, Velma, Daphne and Fred can't help but notice how strangely familiar this island is to a terrifying place they once visited long ago. They soon find out that paradise comes with a price when they encounter an army of zombies and creepy cat people. Hop on board and travel with Scooby-Doo and the gang as the unearth the mystery of Zombie Island in an all-new original move adventure - 20 years in the making!
We are officially 50 days away from Scooby's anniversary today! To celebrate, Warner Brothers has created a special site in honor of 50 years of Scooby-Doo being on the air. The site will include 50 days of content, which includes downloadable activities, giveaways and products, food, games, and apps. Scooby-Doo will also partner with some local family restaurants, as well as launching the "One-Minute Mysteries" series, which are clips that shorten classic episodes into one-minute videos.
"Everyone can join in on the fun whether it's downloading the Mystery Machine coloring activity page; viewing an unboxing with Imaginext's Scooby-Doo Viking Ship; participating in a Capstone giveaway to win a free book from Scooby-Doo Mysteries; or watching "One Minute Mysteries," snackable clips that adapt fan-favorite episodes from the past 50 years. In addition to Capstone, other partners participating in the 50 day celebration include USAopoly, Random House, Cakes.com, BoxLunch and Kelloggs." says BusinessInsider.com.
The 50 Day Countdown will reveal a new piece of content each day, leading up to the 50th anniversary on September 13. On September 13, WB will be having a full-day Scooby Birthday Bash on the studio lot.
Check out the site here!
Here's the solicitations for the Scooby-Doo comics being released in October...sort of...as Newsarama included one from September this time. Oh well, onwards we go to the solicits:
SCOOBY-DOO 50TH ANNIVERSARY GIANT #1
Includes 30 pages of new stories plus classic reprints!
ON SALE 09.25.19
$4.99 US | FC | 96 PAGES
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #101
written by SHOLLY FISCH
art and cover by RANDY ELLIOTT
When a spectral steer suddenly appears in Farmer Dave’s fields and causes his cattle to stampede, the poor farmer doesn’t know what to do. Luckily for him, the Mystery Gang is ready to dig into this mystery and help set the farm to rights. Can they take this haunted heifer out to pasture, or will the udder horror be too much?
ON SALE 10.16.19
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED E
"will the udder horror be too much?" Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. You guys get it? Because it's a phantom cow? That may be the best joke WB has ever made!
I'm just kidding. It's terrible. Like seriously, really bad. Possibly the scariest thing that will be this comic.
A three-minute clip from Return to Zombie Island was just leaked onto YouTube.
I must say I'm really pleasantly surprised by this first little scene. Love how they had a couple of the classic villains make cameos, and of course, the quote in the title of this post was also quite humorous lol.
This one was quite possibly my favorite episode yet!
Everything was so well executed in this episode, and all the previous issues I've had with episodes are gone. Fred, Velma and Daphne felt like they had more personalities in this episode. Velma's excitement to be Sherlock's Watson was sooo cute, and I liked seeing Daphne's quirkier side from Be Cool again here. I felt like they experimented a bit more here with the characterization and plot, which was refreshing to see along with the still-classic vibes the episode gave off.
The Screaming Skulls were excellent villains, and I admittedly only had guessed that they were the Beefeater, not that it was both people the gang met. I also really liked the guest, Sherlock Holmes. It reminded me a lot of Don Knotts acting as Homer Pipsqueak in "Guess Who's Knott Coming to Dinner?" from The New Scooby-Doo Movies. Sherlock turning out to be just a lonely old man was sweet, and I'm glad they stuck the message in there about not caring what others think of you at the end. It's a very important self-love message that I think we forget sometimes in this culture of social media and insecurity. I'm glad they are putting these types of messages in here for the kids!
Also, did anyone else think that Shaggy's shirt turning red in Sherlock's lab was a reference to his 80s self?
Overall, amazing episode and I'm really hoping that this is indicative of how future episodes will be!