Here is what you all voted as the best Richie Rich / Scooby-Doo Show episode!
A Fit Night Out for Bats - 4
Scooby Dooby Goo - 3
Alaskan King Coward - 2
Scooby Ghosts West - 2
A Close Encounter with a Strange Kind - 1
Chinese Food Factory - 1
Excalibur Scooby - 1
Moonlight Madness - 1
Mummy's the Word - 1
Punk Rock Scooby - 1
Scooby in Wonderland - 1
Scrappy's Birthday - 1
Sir Scooby and the Black Knight - 1
Soggy Bog Scooby - 1
Swamp Witch - 1
Waxworld - 1
For those who were excited about Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! releasing on September 22 at Target, along with the early release this week at Walmart, there's a bit of bad news. Target has now changed this date on their website to October 6. It is my understanding that if you pre-ordered this from Target hoping it would come on September 22, it will now come October 6, the same date as the digital release and DVD release from other retailers.
But enough about the second Scrappy series for now, let's find out what your favorites were from the first Scrappy series!
I Left My Neck in San Francisco - 8
The Ghoul, The Bat & the Ugly - 6
The Scarab Lives - 4
The Neon Phantom of the Roller Disco - 3
When You Wish Upon a Star Creature - 2
Twenty Thousand Screams Under the Sea - 2
The Night Ghoul of Wonderworld - 2
Rocky Mountain Yiiii! - 2
Ransom of Scooby Chief - 2
Lock the Door, It's a Minotaur! - 1
Shiver and Shake, That Demon's a Snake! - 1
The Hairy Scare of the Devil Bear - 1
The Sorcerer's A Menace - 1
0 votes: Strange Encounters of a Scooby Kind, The Scary Sky Skeleton, The Demon of the Dugout
Looking back to yesterday's question, here is what you all voted as your favorite Laff-a-Lympics episodes:
Egypt and Sherwood Forest - 4
New York and Turkey - 3
Swiss Alps and Tokyo - 3
Siam and the Moon - 2
Florida and China - 2
Spain and the Himalayas - 1
South America and Transylvania - 1
The Sahara Desert and Scotland - 1
Hawaii and Norway - 1
Arizona and Holland - 1
Athens and the Ozarks - 1
Canada and Poland - 1
India and Israel - 1
0 votes: Alcapulco and England, France and Australia, Italy and Kitty Hawk, Africa and San Francisco, The Grand Canyon and Ireland, The North Pole and Tahiti, Quebec and Baghdad, Russia and the Caribbean, New Zealand and the French Riveria, New Orleans and Atlantis & Morocco and Washington D.C.
Here are yesterday's poll results. It was a very close poll overall, though one episode completely blew the others away. It seems most votes were for season 1 episodes, though.
What is your favorite Scooby-Doo Show episode?
Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats - 11
The Harum Scarum Sanitarium - 3
Mamba Wamba and the Voodoo Hoodoo - 3
To Switch a Witch - 2
The Creepy Heap from the Deep - 2
The Fiesta Host is an Aztec Ghost - 2
A Menace in Venice - 2
A Frightened Hound Meets Demons Underground - 2
The Gruesome Game of the Gator Ghoul - 2
The Headless Horseman of Halloween - 2
The No-Faced Zombie Chase Case - 2
There's a Demon Shark in the Foggy Dark - 2
Watt a Shocking Ghost! - 2
A Bum Steer For Scooby - 1
Hang in There, Scooby-Doo! - 1
High Rise Hair Raiser - 1
Scooby's Chinese Fortune Kooky Caper - 1
Scooby-Doo, Where's The Crew - 1
The Creepy Case of Old Iron Face - 1
The Ghost of the Bad Humor Man - 1
The Tar Monster - 1
0 votes: Scared a Lot in Camelot, The Ghost that Sacked the Quarterback, The Spirits of '76, The Curse of the Viking Lake, The Chiller Diller Movie Thriller, Spooky Case of the Grand Prix Race, The Ozark Switch Witch, Creepy Cruise, Watch Out! The Williwaw, A Creepy tangle in the Bermuda triangle, A Scary Night with a Snow Beast Fright, A Highland Fling with a Monstrous Thing, Jeepers It's The Jaguaro, Who Was That Cat Creature I Saw You With Last Night (aka Make a Beeline Away from that Feline), Creepy Creature of Vulture's Claw, The Diabolical Disc Demon, Don't Go Near the Fortress of Fear!, The Warlock of Wimbledon & The Beast is Awake in Bottomless Lake
Here are yesterday's results:
What is your favorite New Scooby-Doo Movies episode?
Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair - 6
The Lochness Mess - 5
The Caped Crusader Caper - 3
Wednesday is Missing - 3
Frickert Fracas - 3
The Secret of Shark Island - 3
The Haunted Horseman of Hagglethorn Hall - 3
Guess Who's Knott Coming to Dinner? - 2
Spirit Spooked Sports Show - 2
The Mystery of Haunted Island - 1
The Phantom of the Country Music Hall - 1
A Good Medium is Rare - 1
Ghost of Bigfoot - 1
Ghostly Creep from the Deep - 1
The Haunted Carnival - 1
The Haunted Showboat - 1
Sandy Duncan's Jekyll and Hyde - 1
0 votes: Ghastly Ghost Town, The Spooky Fog, The Ghost of the Red Baron, Mystery in Persia, The Exterminator, The Weird Winds of Winona and The Haunted Candy Factory.
Also, an important clarification on the polls: You do have to pick one option. Some people have been voting for 2, or 3, or 4 different episodes/villains in the same poll, which isn't really fair to the majority of people that are only voting for one thing and have less influence in the final results than the people choosing multiple options. If you pick multiple options in the same poll, I've set it up to just delete all votes.
It feels like forever since I've done one of these! Here's the comic solicitation, courtesy of GamesRadar+, for December 2020! Also, FYI, GamesRadar+ is the same place as Newsarama, where I used to get these solicitations from, they've just changed their website name.
SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU #107
written by DEREK FRIDOLFS
art by RANDY ELLIOT
cover by DEREK FRIDOLFS
ON SALE 12/15/20
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
It’s Friday night, and Scooby and the gang are ready for some bowling at their favorite hangout! When the Skulldugger’s rampage clears the alley, Mystery Inc. stays behind to investigate. Can the gang flush out the culprit in time to spare the house? Or will it be game over for Coolsville Bowling Alley?
Welcome to another fun fact of the week! This week, my lovely friend Bradford N. Smith joins us again for another fun categorization project we did together, like the female villains pie chart and spreadsheet from three weeks ago. This time, we categorized all the villains by type of monster, and counted up the number of each monster type throughout the entire franchise. We did not include any of the live action or LEGO films in this count. In the case of ghosts, since there are so many, and Scooby seems to love making ghosts of monsters (i.e. the ghost werewolf, the ghost clown, etc.), we chose to categorize each multi-hyphenate monster by its primary category, so “werewolf” and “clown” just so this project was manageable.
In our count, we found that there were 18 aliens, 20 beasts, 5 cat creatures, 8 clowns, 9 cryptids, 28 demons, 7 dinosaurs, 8 dragons, 9 Frankenstein monsters, 4 gargoyles, 11 ghouls, 14 gooey creatures, 16 Greek legends, 7 headless creatures, 11 indigenous spirits, 7 knights, 21 mummies, 4 that were members of Mystery Inc. as the villains (i.e. the 30 foot Shaggy), 38 non-ghost humans, 8 pirates, 7 plants, 22 robots, 4 scarecrows, 38 sea monsters, 15 skeletons, 6 snow monsters, 7 stone monsters, 4 super villains, 20 vampires, 5 vehicles, 17 werewolves, 15 witches, 10 wizards, and 16 zombies. There were also 36 misc. monsters that did not fit in any particular category. The top 2 types of monsters were 61 animals and 144 ghosts.
When counting each monster, if it was, for example, a horde of zombies like in Zombie Island, this was only counted as one as not to artificially inflate the count. However, if the monsters were different enough in species, such as the Dragonfly Monster and the Spider Monster in Reluctant Werewolf, they were counted each as one individual monster even though they were categorized under the same monster type.
For those wondering, the very silly Vampire Werewolf Mummy Ghost from Outer Space from Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!’s “Some Fred Time” was categorized as an alien, given its appearance and the fact that its primary attribute is that it is a cross-hybrid species from another world.
Here's how the monster types divide up by percentage:
You can check out a more detailed rundown of how these numbers add up here:
Thanks so much again to Bradford for collaborating together on this fun project! If you have any questions or arguments that we should have included something that we didn’t, or for some reason notice an error, please let us know!
Here are the results for yesterday's poll:
What is your favorite Where Are You episode?
Haunted House Hang-Up - 6
A Night of Fright is No Delight - 5
What a Night for a Knight - 5
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf? - 3
Don't Fool with a Phantom - 2
A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts - 2
A Clue for Scooby-Doo - 2
The Backstage Rage - 2
Spooky Space Kook - 2
Scooby-Doo and a Mummy Too! - 2
Scooby's Night with a Frozen Fright - 2
Jeepers, It's the Creeper! - 2
Nowhere to Hyde - 2
A Tiki Scare is No Fair - 2
That's Snow Ghost - 1
Which Witch is Which? - 1
What the Hex Going On? - 1
Never Ape an Ape Man - 1
0 votes: Hassle in the Castle, Mine Your Own Business, Decoy for a Dognapper, Foul Play in Funland, Bedlam in the Big Top, Go Away Ghost Ship, Mystery Mask Mix-Up
Scooby-Doo has officially been on the air for 51 years as of 10:30am EST this morning! To conclude the fan profiles, the spotlight is on a very special person today!
That person is Bradford N. Smith, who has quickly become my new Internet bestie! Bradford reached out to me through email back in late February, right before the pandemic hit. With more time to talk being stuck at home, we found we had so much in common and hit it off immediately. We've continued to talk to each other every day since we met.
Bradford is also an aspiring screenwriter who wants to write for Scooby-Doo in the future, and has written a whole series of Guess Who fan scripts which you should absolutely check out, because they are amazing! He's also written one with a guest star I suggested today, Sabrina Carpenter, which you should totally read here!
Take us away, Bradford!
1. What is your name?
Bradford N. Smith
2. How did you get into Scooby-Doo?
I got into Scooby-Doo by being a restless baby. Rather than sit in the dark to calm me down, my dad would take me into the living room and turn on Scooby-Doo (since that's what was between 1 and 3 AM apparently). And things just grew from there…
3. What is your favorite Scooby-Doo episode and film? Why?
Favorite episode.... I think I want to go with "Hassle in the Castle" just because it's such a classic and a perfect representation of the Scooby-Doo formula. Favorite film. That's a tougher one. If I'm forced into a corner, I'll pick "Witch's Ghost" because I love the Hex Girls too much not to pick that.
4. What ways are you involved in the Scooby fandom online?
I've only been involved in the Scooby fandom since about the end of 2019, but I've contributed a bit to Scoobypedia (especially when it comes to the plethora of Scooby commercials out there) and I've been really active on Twitter (and Instagram a little too). I've also been writing Scooby-Doo fan scripts, with the intention of trying to one day write for the franchise. *insert shameless plug* Those scripts can all be read at bradfordwritesscooby.com!
5. In your opinion, what is the best series or era of Scooby?
I would actually split those. In my opinion the best era for Scooby-Doo was the 70s. The early episodes are irreplaceable and the original series lays the groundwork for the franchise, with The Scooby-Doo Show in the later half of the decade really perfecting the formula. But if I were to select the best series of the franchise, I would have to say Be Cool, Scooby-Doo. I know that's a controversial pick, because the character designs are nobody's favorites, but the way the characters are developed and the storylines are put together (minus the last couple episodes), I'd say there's no other series in the franchise that does better in matching what the intent of Scooby-Doo was all along.
6. If they could make a sequel to one Scooby-Doo series or film, what would it be?
I think I'd like to see a sequel to Laff-A-Lympics. It wasn't the greatest series, but I'd love to see all the characters get together again in the modern era and compete in a series of athletic competitions across the globe, as long as there was still a lot of humor and gags involved. And it might be kinda cool if they threw in some Cartoon Network characters, now that those universes cross over (Johnny Bravo, Dexter, etc.)
7. What direction would you like to see the franchise go in the future?
I mean, if I'm being selfish, the direction I want to see it go is my own, because I'd really like to write for it. But without me attached, I'd just like to see it continue taking some bigger risks with the series, while holding onto the "safer" stuff for the DTV films. Mystery Incorporated and Be Cool were both such terrific departures from what everybody had gotten used to, which is why I think I like them both so much. So more of that would be good. As would be the return of Scooby-Dum. He needs to be brought back…
8. Who is your favorite member of the gang and why?
Daphne. I love Scooby and the rest of them, but Daphne never gets the credit she deserves for all the terrible stuff she's had to put up with over the decades. She finally got to shine in Be Cool, which I was thrilled about. Before that, she got pushed into the background too much, constantly overshadowed by the hilarity of the others. But she's a boss. I really hope her personality gets to be explored more in future installments. Honorable mention to Fred in Mystery Incorporated though. That version of him is hilarious.
9. What is your favorite villain? Why?
Love Space Kook, but the Beast of Bottomless Lake is probably my favorite. That design has always appealed to me and I think it was cool that it turned out to be a woman, not another dude, behind the mask. Honorable mention to the Ghostly Gondolier.
10. In your opinion, who is the best recurring (non-gang) character in the franchise?
Scooby-Dum. End of discussion.
11. Do you have a Scooby-Doo collection? If so, what’s in it?
I do! I've been collecting things since I was a little kid. So I've got a wide assortment of toys and VHS tapes and other random household things (phone, lamp, etc)... I've also got a ton of books and comics, all of the LEGO sets, nearly all the blu-rays and a bunch of the DVDs. I've started trying to collect the Funko figures, but that's a slow process.
12. What do you think has made the franchise so popular that it’s still going strong after 50 years?
The wholesome family comedy of it is likely the biggest element that's kept it alive. There are few shows entertaining enough that multiple generations can sit down and watch any episode together and all be into it. I'd also be willing to bet that the mystery aspect plays a factor too. The solvable mysteries at least. People love being able to solve stuff and Scooby's mysteries aren't usually too complicated, but even when you're stumped, that surprise when the villain is unmasked is usually enough to still bring a smile to your face.
13. What is one fun fact about you in real life?
Because I used to listen to the Scooby-Doo's Snack Tracks cassette every night as I was going to bed, throughout most of elementary school (and even sometimes after that), whenever I would run at recess, I would play a chase song in my head so I could pretend I was in a Scooby-Doo chase. This continued after Zombie Island came out and I switched over to playing those songs in my head. Especially "It's Terror Time Again".
14. Please feel free to share anything else you’d like to here!
Gosh... I can't think of anything else super important to share. I'd love it if people could check out my scripts though and whether you like them or not, I'd love to hear from you, so don't be afraid to reach out on Twitter or Instagram! Beyond that, the only thing I can think to say is.... Scooby Dooby Doo!
I can’t think of a more perfect way to conclude this year’s fan spotlights! Thank you so much, B, for your detailed responses and for being such an amazing bestie!
And thank you so much, readers! I hope you all enjoyed these fan spotlights, and that you got to meet at least some cool new Scooby fans over the course of these 13 days! These fan spotlights seem to be very highly requested, so who knows, maybe I’ll do some again another time! :)