In Scooby-Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery, four characters from the WB animated TV series Young Justice make an appearance as viewers of the final match at the end of the movie. These characters are Wondergirl, Artemis, Zatanna, and Miss Martian.
Thanks so much to Thomas for finding this fun fact!
Young Sheldon, the spinoff of the hit TV comedy The Big Bang Theory, currently holds the record for most times Scooby-Doo has been referenced in a single season. In the show's first season, Sheldon's little sister Missy was shown three times watching an episode of Scooby-Doo. The first two times were already documented in Fun Fact #183 on April 9, 2018, and the third instance was in the episode "A Dog, A Squirrel, and a Fish Named Fish." In this episode, Sheldon was watching the scene where Scooby pretends to be a magician from "Hassle in the Castle" in order to get over his fear of dogs.
Alexander from Josie and the Pussycats (which is considered a "Scooby Clone" show, and Alexander was the Shaggy of the series) is voiced by Casey Kasem, the same person who voiced Shaggy.
This caused an animation error at one point in "The Haunted Showboat" from The New Scooby-Doo Movies (which Josie and the Pussycats guest-starred in). In one scene, Shaggy says "Me too!" to which Alexander replies "Me three!" However, Alexander replies this in Velma's voice. Immediately following this, Shaggy, Scooby and Alexander run away and begin screaming, however, Alexander screams with Velma's voice once again. Though there were many instances of characters swapping voices in this series, this instance was the longest of the series.
This was possibly due to the fact that it would have caused Casey Kasem to have two lines in a row for different characters, and the fact that Shaggy and Alexander's screams would not be differentiated from one another due to Casey Kasem using very similar voices for both characters.
Bonus points to anyone who guessed why I picked this particular episode for today's fun fact. Today's fun fact is #222, and this is the 2nd episode of the 2nd season of the 2nd series. Get it? :D
Looking ahead to 2019, Scooby's 50th anniversary will ironically occur on Friday the 13th, a day which is very commonly considered spooky and mysterious across Westernized culture since the 19th century. Superstition has it that unlucky and supernatural things generally occur on Friday the 13th, which ironically fits perfectly with the theme of the Scooby-Doo franchise.
Thank you guys for an awesome 2018! It's been really fun getting to talk to everyone and get to you all better this year! Hope everyone has an amazing 2019!!!
Despite the plethora of Winter-themed episodes, there are only five episodes in the franchise that are directly related to Christmas. These are "The Nutcracker Scoob" (The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries), "A Scooby-Doo Christmas" (What's New, Scooby-Doo?), "Scary Christmas" (Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!), "Scroogey Doo" (Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!) and Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays.
Hope all of your holidays are fantastic!!! :)
Iwao Takamoto, who created Scooby's character, consulted with a dog breeder before designing the character. This is because he was trying to get the dog's features similar to what an actual Great Dane would look like, while also making the decision to give the dog some features that made him unique.
Wow, I think this is the first time I've had to actually write the fun fact on the day it was posted in like, a year. I feel so unprepared lol.
In "The Loch Ness Mess" (from The New Scooby-Doo Movies), Shaggy drives the Mystery Machine for the very first time. In all 40 previous episodes, Fred had driven the Mystery Machine.
Looking back at Fun Fact #25, if you took the franchise in a chronological sense (including movies and specials), the "milestone" episodes would look like this:
100. Africa & San Francisco (Laff-a-Lympics)
200. Movie Monster Menace (The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour)
300. The Story Stick (A Pup Named Scooby-Doo)
400. Inside Job (Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue!)
500. If You Can't Scooby-Doo the Time, Don't Scooby-Doo the Crime (Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!)
I'm really excited to share this fun fact, as it's one I've been wanting to write something about since I first started writing the weekly fun facts in 2014.
In The New Scooby-Doo Movies episode "The Spooky Fog," a restaurant in the background is named El Taco. I've have always been incredibly bothered by this ever since I was a kid, because "El Taco" literally just translates from Spanish into "the taco," which is a very lame and uncreative name for a Mexican restaurant. I've been trying to write something about this now for years in a fun fact, but couldn't think of anything other than "there's this restaurant named El Taco in an episode and it's really annoying" (which is obviously not noteworthy enough for a fun fact).
However, I just recently learned from a friend visiting from Arizona that "El Taco" is actually a huge restaurant chain in Tucson (Arizona) comprised of nearly 20 restaurants. Currently, there is only one left open.
I couldn't find a date for when El Taco first opened, but this article says that the restaurant was around long before Taco Bell was a thing, which makes me wonder if "El Taco" was a legitimate restaurant that the Hanna-Barbera writers were referencing back then.
Anywho, thanks for reading my little jumbled thought process that I've called this week's "fun fact." I'm sure I'm far more excited about this than anyone else lol.