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.
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.
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.
While Scooby and the gang have solved hundreds of mysteries over the years, there are still a few that remain unsolved. The following list is of cases which we see in various episodes and films, but were never solved:
This is just a short list of observations related to unsolved mysteries that I made. I'm sure there are more, but I tried to just stick with things specifically relating to mysteries and not stuff like "we don't know how they got the Mystery Machine back" and "We don't know what happened when Dracula appeared at the window in the end of Reluctant Werewolf," because otherwise the list would take weeks/months to compile. If you can think of any I'm missing, I thought this could start a fun conversation in the comments.
In "The Loch Ness Mess," when Fred, the girls and the Globetrotters run out of the cabin, the ghosts shut the door and say "there's no escape for thee!" This scene is a small plot hole which makes no sense, as the gang had already escaped from the cabin, thus the ghosts just locked themselves in the cabin for no reason.
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!
In the first episode of The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, "The Crown Jewels Caper," a dog that has the exact same appearance as Scooby-Doo bumps into another dog named Chu-Chu in a bush, then lets out a yelp that sounds exactly like Scooby before running off. This was Scooby-like dog's only appearance in the show.
"Stand and Deliver" and "Gates of Gloom" from Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated were entered into IMDb in 2012, a full year before anyone knew about them. It is likely they were entered by a writer or crewmember of the show, given it is impossible for anyone else to have guessed the titles over a year before they were aired. Here is a link from WebArchive (which unfortunately only shows "Stand and Deliver," but I am positive that "Gates of Gloom" was posted shortly after even though WebArchive only took that one screenshot of the IMDb page in 2012).
Over the course of more than fifty years, the Scooby-Doo franchise has produced nearly 500 separate mysteries, spread across over a dozen animated series, as well as over 30 animated films and specials. However, despite the plethora of content, there have only been 150 mysteries with women represented in a villainous role, 68 of which still include at least one man sharing that role.
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! currently holds the record for containing the most women in a villainous role, with a total of 27, as well as the most episodes with ONLY a woman in the villain’s role, with a total of 11.
As there are some mysteries in which multiple women appear, the series break down as follows:
2 women in 2 episodes of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
2 in 2 episodes of The New Scooby-Doo Movies
7 in 7 episodes of The Scooby-Doo Show
2 in 2 episodes of Scooby-Doo & Scrappy Doo (first series)
4 in 4 episodes of The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show
8 in 6 episodes of The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour
1 in 1 episode of Scrappy & Yabba-Doo
4 in 3 episodes The New Scooby & Scrappy-Doo Show
12 in 11 episodes The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries
11 in 6 episodes of The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo
6 in 6 episodes of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
25 in 21 episodes of What’s New, Scooby-Doo?
3 in 2 episodes of Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!
23 in 22 episodes of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated*
27 in 22 episodes of Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
8 (so far) in 8 episodes of Scooby-Doo & Guess Who?
48 in 24 animated films
1 in 1 animated special
Additionally, upon a closer examination of these 194 women, a surprising 41 are disguised as a specifically male character (21%), while only 37 wear the disguise of a specifically female character (19%). The remaining women are either in a non-gendered disguise (12%), an animal disguise/working with animals (9%) or are a real monster/not in a mask (38%).
*this counts both Alice May and Marcie Fleach twice for their dual appearances as Ghost Girl/Obliteratrix and the Manticore/Dark Lilith respectively.
Thanks so much, B, for writing today's fun fact! If you want to download the full chart of a list of the female villains that make up those percentages, you may do so below:
"The Mystery of Haunted Island" from The New Scooby-Doo Movies is the longest Scooby-Doo episode in history to date, clocking in at 43 minutes, 34 seconds. The shortest episode in Scooby-Doo history is A Pup Named Scooby-Doo's "Catcher on the Sly," clocking in at only 3 minutes and 4 seconds.
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