Fangtastic Fact of the Week #319
In researching for our annual Fangtastic Fact of the Week this year, I found that someone wrote an amazing academic paper for their capstone fully based on the representation of the girl ghouls within Scooby!
Edit: The original link was broken, so I copy/pasted the paper into a Google Doc. All credit for the paper goes to Ethan Bellamy. I do not take credit for owning any of the content in this paper.
Have a fangtastic Halloween, everyone!
Weekly Poll #48
Let's check in on the results from last week! I'll just say that one person really didn't want to spend the night in a haunted house, as they voted "no" five times haha!
If you were asked to spend the night in a haunted house, would you do it?
Yes - 45
No - 27
Playmobil Scooby-Doo Website Launched
Playmobil has launched its own Scooby-Doo site! The site currently includes a list of all the Scooby Playmobil sets, a character listing, and some original comics! Much like the series of LEGO Scooby YouTube videos posted in 2015, there's also two new Scooby videos completely in Playmobil animation, titled "Big Screen" and the "Line-Up" Check out the full website here: http://scooby-doo.playmobil.com
Fun Fact of the Week #318
In Boo Brothers, when Shaggy opens the phone book to the ghost exterminators section, a Ghostbusters logo can be seen if you look very closely in the far left corner.
Weekly Poll #47
So sorry that it's nearly the end of the day by the time I got to posting this. It's been a busy past week for me, and doing the daily polls for a while has thrown me off for remembering to post the polls on the past few Sundays haha.
Today's question is different than anything I've asked before, but I thought it might be fun to deviate from the norm a bit and sort of a Halloween-themed question. Though we're all Scooby fans, not all of us love spooky things in real life, so I thought it would be interesting to find out if people would spend the night in a haunted house if they were asked to in real life! Of course, not all of us believe in ghosts, so I imagine answers will vary based on that. I'd love to hear people's rationales for this, so if you have one, please share it in the comments!
Here are the results from last week's poll:
Which of the following was your favorite supporting Hanna-Barbera character in SCOOB!?
Dynomutt - 34
Blue Falcon - 14
Dee Dee Skyes - 13
Captain Caveman - 5
According to Tracy Mark Lee, a character designer from Guess Who, there will be a football episode in the second half of season 2. It's unclear if the guest star will be a football player, or if it's just a football-themed episode (like the Macklemore one was a baseball-themed episode despite him being a rapper). While Tracy did blur out the villain, you can still see a rough sketch of it in the upper left corner.
Here's a link to his Instagram post about it.
Fun Fact of the Week #317
Hamilton Camp played a role in all three of the Superstars 10 movies: the ghostly laugh in the opening song of Boo Brothers, Phantasma's father in Ghoul School, and Dracula in Reluctant Werewolf. In addition, before he was a voice actor, Hamilton Camp was a folk singer in the 1960s and released several albums under the WB Music Group label.
One great thing that has come out of this pandemic is the fact that Comic Con panels have never been more accessible to the general public! Instead of waiting in long lines and scrambling to get tickets that instantly sell out, you can watch this year's Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo NYCC panel above, which includes Matthew Lillard, Frank Welker, Grey Griffin, Kate Micucci, plus Cassandra Peterson (Elvira) and Maxwell Atoms!
One super exciting revelation from this panel is that Matthew Lillard has confirmed that there will be an episode of Guess Who that will feature all four voice actors themselves as the guest stars, and it will be a very meta episode according to him. It would be so cool if this was the series finale!
Weekly Poll #46
Let's check in on last week's results!
Who was your favorite crossover villain?
Green Ghost - 26
Ghostly Gardener - 13
Joker and Penguin - 7
Mr. Hyde - 5
Lowbrow - 1
Control Freak - 1
Swamp Rat - 0
Mudmouth - 0
Grass Monster - 0
Fun Fact of the Week #316
In the Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels episode "The Legend of Devil's Run," a Confederate general's ghost that looks exactly like the Ghost of Shaggy's Uncle Beauregard (minus the glowing yellow eyes) is the villain. This episode aired on May 31, 1980, 7 years before Boo Brothers was released, so it is probable that Uncle Beauregard's design was actually just a slightly reworked version of this villain.
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