Fun Fact of the Week #324
Though "E-Scream" from What's New, Scooby-Doo? was delayed over a year, it was actually released on What's New, Scooby-Doo? Volume 8: Zoinks, Camera, Action! on February 21, 2006 before its television airdate on July 21, 2006. This is the only Scooby-Doo episode as part of a television series to be released on DVD first before airing on television or a streaming service.
Weekly Poll #53
Since this is the last movie era poll we have, next Sunday's poll will be facing off all the winners of these polls to find out what people's all-time favorite Scooby movie was! I know I didn't include Scooby Goes Hollywood or Arabian Nights in these, as they didn't fit in any era, but if that's anyone's all-time favorite Scooby film, I guess let me know in the comments so I can include it as an option in next week's poll!
These are the results from last week:
What is your favorite crossover film?
Happy Halloween - 27
Brave and the Bold - 21
WrestleMania Mystery - 16
Rock and Roll Mystery - 16
Gourmet Ghost - 10
Curse of the Speed Demon - 4
Fun Fact of the Week #323
According to an interview with Sarah Gilman, Daphne & Velma was filmed in only 18 days.
Thanks so much to Ben for emailing me this interview to post as a fun fact!
Weekly Poll #52
Here are the results from last week!
What is your favorite live action/theatrical film?
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed - 31
SCOOB! - 23
Scooby-Doo - 17
The Mystery Begins - 5
Daphne & Velma - 4
Curse of the Lake Monster - 3
Fun Fact of the Week #322
In the Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? episode "Total Jeopardy!" (released this past Friday to honor Alex Trebek) Velma and Shaggy compete against a robot. The episode mentions that it was the first time ever a robot had competed on Jeopardy. In real life, there was a three-part episode of Jeopardy called "The IBM Challenge," in which a robot named Watson competed against two humans for the first time ever. It is very likely that the plot of the Guess Who episode was inspired by this episode of Jeopardy. The three-part episode aired over the span of February 14-16, 2011.
Weekly Poll #51
Here's the final vote count from last week!
Which of these "sequel" films was better?
Curse of the 13th Ghost - 50
Return to Zombie Island - 27
February 2021 Comic Solicitations
We're getting all sort of Scooby news today! Courtesy of GamesRadar, here is the solicitation for the Scooby-Doo comic being released in February of next year.
SCOOBY-DOO WHERE ARE YOU #108
written by SHOLLY FISCH
art and cover by WALTER CARZON
ON SALE 2/16/21
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
Talk of mysterious curses and lost treasure is pretty common out on the moors, but when a terrifying howling begins to haunt the night, Scooby and the gang are called upon to investigate. Finding themselves trapped in Wilson Gottrich III's mansion with his strange guests, the gang will need their combined sleuthing skills to uncover the mystery before it's too late to escape from the Hound of the Moors…
To honor Alex Trebek, who sadly passed away this past Sunday, his episode is now available for free (even without an account) to watch on the Boomerang streaming service. Interestingly, the description of the episode lists the villain as "Andy the Brain Bot," yet the robot's name is Max in the episode. Also, the URL for the episode states that it was intended as episode 46, so it will be referred to such in all the guides on the site. You can watch the episode here!
This was such an amazing episode and a perfect way to honor Alex Trebek. It was so cool they released this episode early.
The way they structured this episode like a game of Jeopardy was super unique and original, and it was so fun to see them do something different and creative. You could tell a lot of love was put into this episode. Alex Trebek was an amazing guest star, and I really liked Max Kilobyte as a villain as well. It was interesting to have a villain that wasn't really fully a villain all the time, as in, he was calm and unthreatening unless someone was beating him. I liked how they worked a re-imagining of the classic bit with Scooby running into the robot in a barrel as well!
This was one of the best episodes of Guess Who and it will be rated as such: I'm placing this at #2. After a rewatch of the Kristen Schaal episode, I'm also moving that one way up to #3, moving everything else down a spot.
1. I Put a Hex on You!
2. Total Jeopardy!
3. The Horrible Haunted Hospital of Dr. Phineas Phrag!
4. The Last Inmate!
5. The Dreaded Remake of Jekyll & Hyde!
6. The Sword, The Fox and the Scooby-Doo!
7. One Minute Mysteries!
8. Dance Matron of Mayhem!
9. Elementary, My Dear Shaggy!
10. Too Many Dummies!
11. When Urkel-Bots Go Bad!
12. The Feast of Dr. Frankenfooder!
13. The Internet on Haunted House Hill!
14. What a Night, for a Dark Knight!
15. Attack of the Weird Al-osaurus!
16. The Cursed Cabinet of Professor Madds Markson!
17. A Run Cycle Through Time!
18. The Nightmare Ghost of Psychic U!
19. A Fashion Nightmare!
20. The Wedding Witch of Wainsly Hall!
21. The 7th Inning Scare!
22. The Crown Jewel of Boxing!
23. Scooby On Ice!
24. Lost Soles of Jungle River!
25. Caveman on the Half Pipe!
26. A Moveable Mystery!
27. Revenge of the Swamp Monster!
28. The Scooby of a Thousand Faces!
29. Now You Sia, Now You Don't!
30. The High School Wolfman's Musical Lament!
31. The New York Underground!
32. The Phantom, the Talking Dog, and the Hot Hot Hot Sauce!
33. Hollywood Knights!
34. Fear of the Fire Beast!
35. The Hot Dog Dog!
36. Quit Clowning!
37. Peebles' Pet Shop of Terrible Terrors!
38. Space Station Scooby
39. Ollie Ollie In-come Free!
40. The Fastest Food Fiend!
41. A Mystery Solving Gang Divided
Hot Topic has just announced an exclusive Scooby-Doo Funko Pop! which will be in US stores beginning next Saturday November 21. The Funko Pop is Scooby-Doo holding Scooby Snacks. You can pre-order the Hot Topic exclusive item here.
Thanks to The Cop for letting me know about this!
~ WildwindVampire ~