On the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Season 2, Volume 1: A Danger in the Deep DVD, a production sheet flashes on screen for a millisecond at the very end of "Night Terrors" between the final scene and the credits. It may have to do with WB not encoding it onto the disc right, as trying to rewind once you pause it at that point causes it to jump to the end of the previous disc chapter (the scene mid-episode where Shaggy and Daphne are kissing). The sheet gives a production code of #345-810, a string of numbers and letters (2002Ft 09 32041F), and the date this episode was completed, December 19, 2011. This episode aired on Cartoon Network in the United States August 10, 2012, which gives us a general sense of how long these episodes are produced before they air.
My apologies for posting the fun fact so late today (5:00pm). It ended up being quite a busy day, and I knew this would take a while to do because of the picture (in hindsight, I should have just written it in advance). When I said it pops up for a millisecond, I mean literally a millisecond...so it took me like 20 minutes just to get this picture because I kept barely missing it and had to keep rewinding lol. Anyway, hopefully even though this wasn't posted at the regular time, maybe it can still brighten your morning on Tuesday!
I almost put all of the episodes with Scooby's mother in this poll just to be silly (get it, because mummy? lol). I was pretty extensive with this poll and included any episode that even has a cameo from a mummy, even if a mummy wasn't the main villain. I didn't include Sobek from "Trading Chases" (Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!), as while he was the ghost of an Egyptian deity, he isn't a mummy. I did include Que Horrifico from "The Song of Mystery" (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated) as while he's never directly said to be a mummy, he does very much have the appearance of one.
What is your favorite food-related monster?
Scooby Snack Monster - 25
Frankenfooder's Monster - 23
Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry Phantoms - 16
Cotton Candy Glob - 15
Gluten Demon - 9
Cheese Monster - 7
Burger Monster - 2
In "The Chiller Diller Movie Thriller" from The Scooby-Doo Show, the scene where Milo Booth turns out the lights has a major animation error. In the scene before and after, Velma, Shaggy, Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Dum were standing at the door where Milo Booth turned off the lights. However, when he turns off the lights, all four characters have somehow disappeared. While you could have argued that Velma, Shaggy and the dogs moved, in the next shot, you can still see their shadows standing in the doorway.
Thank you to Samuel Kirkwood for coming up with this fun fact idea!
For those celebrating Thanksgiving in a few days, we're likely to be stuffing ourselves with food. Thus, I thought it would be fun to do a poll about the food-related monsters in the franchise. I kept it simple and limited it to monsters, so the villainous chefs from The Richie Rich / Scooby-Doo Show and Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get A Clue, as well as Waitro from A Pup Named Scooby-Doo are not included. I also did not include any monsters from episodes that took place in food-related settings, where the monsters themselves were not food-related (i.e. the sorcerer from Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!'s "Sorcerer Snacks Scare," the monster/bandit from The Richie Rich / Scooby-Doo Show's "Chinese Food Factory, etc.)
Here are the results from last week's poll. Looks like the winning option won by exactly double!
What is your favorite third season premiere of a Scooby-Doo show?
Fright House of a Lighthouse - 44
Watch Out! The Williwaw! - 22
Night of the Boogey Biker - 6
Here the comic solicitations for February 2022 courtesy of GamesRadar+, featuring a very different version of The Creeper!
THE BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #11
Written by IVAN COHEN
Art and cover by RANDY ELLIOTT
Cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
$2.99 US | 32 pages | 11 of 12
ON SALE 2/8/22
When a museum exhibit celebrating the world's greatest detectives is raided by a ghost, Batman and Mystery Inc. are ready to lend a hand (and some paws!), but newsman Jack Ryder wants to be part of the story…as the sometimes-hero known as the Creeper! Can they work together to discover who's behind the fright at the museum?
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #114
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by VALERIO CHIOLA
$2.99 US | 32 pages
ON SALE 2/15/22
The Coolsville police station is being haunted by a monstrous mobster and his ghostly goons! Is it a cover for a jailbreak? A distraction to keep the police too busy to stop a daring crime elsewhere in the city? Or could the monsters be real? It's up to Scooby and the gang to unravel the clues and crack the mystery—that is, if they can ever get out of the cell they've accidentally locked themselves in!
"Ultra Instinct Shaggy" memes spread all over the Internet after a mash-up of Shaggy beating up a biker gang (from Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur) and Dragon Ball Z music went viral. The memes became so popular that a petition was created to include Shaggy in a Mortal Kombat game, which got millions of signatures. The Mortal Kombat creators originally said this would never happen. However, a developer of the Mortal Kombat games has created a new fighter game in the style of Super Smash Bros that has been confirmed to include Shaggy as a character. The game also includes popular characters such as Superman, Batman, Bugs Bunny. Even while it's not technically Mortal Kombat, the game will finally be putitng Shaggy in a fighter game, giving those that signed the petition their wish after years of waiting. The game will be released sometime during 2022, but an exact date has not been officially confirmed yet.
You can check out a first look of the game above.
While a bit tangential from the typical Scooby-Doo news, I was surprised to see Scooby-Doo was mentioned (twice) in the trailer for the upcoming film Spider Man: No Way Home. Doctor Strange mentions Scooby in reference to a "monster dimension" that Peter Parker has unwittingly opened. You can out the reference between 1:16-1:26 in the video.
"Space Station Scooby" from Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? is filled with references and allusions to various space-related films and television series. These include:
- The NX-NYE is a reference to the NX-01 Enterprise on Star Trek: Enterprise.
The tardigrade's design looks quite similar to the tardigrade from another Star Trek show, Star Trek: Discovery.
- At one point, Scooby believes something is crawling in his chest. This is a thinly-veiled reference to Chestbursters.
- There are two allusions in the episode that mirror specific scenes from Alien. The first time Shaggy and Scooby run into the tardigrade is an allusion to the scene where Ellen Ripley first meets the alien from that film. The tardigrade monster also falls out of the airlock in a similar fashion to how the alien does in the film.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson's quote "In space, not only can no one hear you scream, but they can't hear you explode, either" is an extension and direct reference to the tagline of that film ("In space, no one can hear you scream").
- The drone's design has a number of similarities to Luke Skywalker's training drone from Episode IV: A New Hope.
- Fred paraphrases two very famous lines from the Star Wars franchise: "We're going to have company" and "I've got a bad feeling about this."
- Bill Nye's remark to Velma, "Nice work, I owe you one," seems to be an allusion to a conversation between Hans Solo and Luke Skywalker.
Thanks to James Dixon for researching all these allusions and inspiring this week's fun fact!
There's much less options this week, but I thought it would be fun to piggyback off of last week's poll to see what people's favorite third season premiere was. I only counted the first short for A Pup Named Scooby-Doo as the premiere, since "Dawn of the Spooky Shuttle Scare" is its own episode with a different plot.
Here are the results from last week's poll:
What is your favorite second season premiere from a Scooby-Doo show?
Nowhere to Hyde - 22
The Night the Clown Cried - 19
Some Fred Time - 15
Big Appetite in Little Tokyo - 6
The Mystery of Haunted Island - 5
The Curse of the Viking Lake - 5
Shaggy and Scooby World - 2
The Phantom, the Talking Dog, and the Hot Hot Hot Sauce! - 2
Curse of the Collar - 1
Russia and the Caribbean - 1
Scooby Nocchio - 0
In "Don't Fool with a Phantom" in the topsy turvy room, somehow the box of Scooby Snacks magically sits on the upside-down table the entire time, which is arguably an animation error as it should have fallen.
Thanks to Samuel Kirkwood for coming up with the idea for today's fun fact!