In the DVD and Blu-Ray releases of "The Haunted Showboat," the audio does not sync up with the video, particularly in the beginning of the episode. The digital version also used to have this issue, but it was eventually fixed after numerous complaints from WB.
Thanks to Scoobyfan4ever for coming up with this fun fact!
Fun Fact #259 is about not wearing any pants.
And who better to talk about this subject than our special guest writer for this week's fun fact, Mike Jozic, the host of A Podcast Named Scooby-Doo!
When asked for a fun fact that people might not know about his podcast, he revealed "It may surprise you to know how many episodes of the podcast were put together while not wearing any pants."
Do you wish you maybe didn't know this week's fun fact now? Well, so do I.
This is the fun fact of the week. Enjoy your new knowledge!
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island was originally a recycled idea from an unused Swat Kats script entitled "The Curse of Kataluna." The script was written by Glenn Leopold (who also wrote Zombie Island). It was eventually reused for a Jonny Quest episode named "Eclipse," which was also set in New Orleans and had a villain named Elise Lenoir.
Thanks to John Locke for coming up with the idea for this fun fact!
The Harlem Globetrotters had many interesting twists and turns in their careers, besides their three appearances in The New Scooby-Doo Movies. In 1986, after 22 years in the Harlem Globetrotters, Meadowlark Lemon had a sudden spiritual awakening and went to school to become a minister. He was officially ordained as a minister in 1986.
Pablo "Pab" Robertson got his start in basketball playing for Loyola University in college, but was completely kicked off the team due to consistently getting very poor grades in all his courses. Despite this, he still was drafted by the Globetrotters for his excellent basketball skills.
Here are the Scooby comic solicitations for November 2019, courtesy of...no one! Because there aren't any this month!
Due to Scooby-Doo! Team Up being cancelled, and Where Are You being bimonthly, there are no Scooby-Doo comics set to be released in November 2019.
This will be the very first time there hasn't been a monthly Scooby comic in 24 years. The last month without a Scooby comic was July 1995.
(Yeah, I guess there was already a fun fact this week, but this was too interesting not to share!)
In a few cases, brief animation glitches actually inadvertently cause the villains to become more frightening than the animators originally intended with the correct designs. The two best examples of this are The Sky Skeleton ("The Scary Sky Skeleton," The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show) and ("That's Monstertainment!," 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo). There are several others, though I picked the two most obvious examples.
Below are the comparisons:
I suppose you could argue this is more of a fun "opinion" than a fun fact of the week, so what do you all think? Does the animation glitch genuinely make the villains more frightening in these two cases?
In the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the group of main characters is called the Scooby Gang. The group begins being officially called this in season 2 ("What's My Line?"), though in season 1, episode 11 ("Out of Mind, Out of Sight"), one of the characters Willow wears a Scooby-Doo t-shirt, Buffy wears a blue scarf nearly identical to Daphne's, and Xander says "Can you say gulp?," a line sometimes said by Shaggy. Buffy also says "jeepers" occasionally.
In Australia, Bigfoot is commonly referred to as the Yahoo or the Yowie. This is where the name for the giant vampire, "Yowie Yahoo," in Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire came from.
Arabian Nights was never referred to as an exclusively Scooby-Doo production until the VHS release on August 24, 1999. Before this, it was simply referred to as "Arabian Nights," but was changed to "Scooby-Doo in: Arabian Nights" to boost sales in 1999.
In real life, Banning Junction from "A Scooby-Doo Halloween" is not technically a city, but rather just a small town in Minnesota which consists of only a stoplight, gas station, grocery store and hotel with very few houses.