J-pop band Puffy Amiyumi's song "Urei" was the chase scene song in "Big Appetite in Little Tokyo" from What's New, Scooby-Doo?. In addition, they also performed the Teen Titans Go! theme song in the recent Scooby-Doo / Teen Titans Go! crossover "Cartoon Feud."
Hi, this is Troy McClure! You may remember me from such shows like The Simpsons. But what you may not remember is that my voice actor, Phil Hartman (who also played Lionel Hutz on The Simpsons), voiced Igor and the Ghost of Dr. Van Helsing in "A Halloween Hassle at Dracula's Castle" and the Vaccu-Spook 2000 salesman from "Reflections in a Ghoulish Eye."
(That was a Simpsons reference for those who have never seen it, which is why this fun fact was written so oddly haha)
Today's fun fact brings you the best and funniest WB muck-ups in writing Scooby-Doo descriptions on the Boomerang streaming service. For this fun fact, I read every single Scooby-Doo description and title on Boomerang and documented all the glaring errors here. There's a surprising amount!
WHAT THE HEX GOING ON?
When the gang visits the Weatherby estate, they must investigate a mysterious voice and a ghost who demands the family return its fortune to a neighboring clan.
Where did they get "neighboring clan?" What year does WB think this show is taking place in?
MAMBA WAMBA AND THE VOODOO HOOD
"Hoodoo" is misspelled as "Hood" in the title.
WATCH OUT! THE WILLIWAW!
An Indian creates a legendary beast to scare people away from his smuggling operation.
Wow, talk about spoilers? They literally ruined the whole mystery in this one sentence description!
SCOOBY'S SWISS MISS
A Swiss miss wishes to marry Scooby...but Scrappy has other ideas.
Other ideas such as what? This description makes it sound like Scrappy wants to marry Scooby or something lol.
A clever archaeologist plans to steal the ancient silver treasure of Montezuma.
Again, this episode's mystery is completely ruined in the description.
Daphne proves that a creepy house isn't actually haunted.
Umm...no she doesn't? The end of the episode in fact shows that the house is haunted!
SCOOBY-DO AND CYCLOPS TOO
"Scooby-Doo" is misspelled.
NO THANKS MASKED MANX
Shaggy solves the case of a high-society burglar.
The description ruins the episode again. Also, just Shaggy? What about the rest of the gang?
THE STONY GLARE
The title is missing "Stare" as the last word.
Disguised as the Mastermind, an evil tour guide plans to overthrow the world.
Once again, the episode's mystery is ruined by the description.
They investigate a riverboat ghost.
"They?" Who's they? Someone was a bit lazy here lol.
THE GHOULIEST SHOW ON EARTH
Upon Scooby's return to his home town, a demon circus comes to plague Doosberry.
There is no such town as "Doosberry." The name of the town was Dooville.
HORROR OF THE HAUNTED HAIRPIECE
The Scooby-Doo Detectives jump into action when the monster, Big Wig, escapes from a new video game in Daphne's arcade. But the hairy horror turns out to be the baker next door.
This is probably my favorite of the errors. The first sentence describes the episode perfectly, what was the point of adding in the second sentence which spoils everything for no reason? Lol.
WRESTLE MANIACS (WNSD)
When the Coolsville Wrestling Federation seems to be haunted, Carol Colossal calls on Shaggy and company for help. Scooby-Doo and his pals prove they're skills in a ghostly match.
Besides "their" being misspelled, this is for the "What's New Scooby-Doo?" episode, yet the description describes the Pup Named Scooby-Doo episode.
THE MENACE OF MANTICORE
Another typo in the title. "The" is put in the wrong place. The correct title is "Menace of the Manticore."
WHERE STALKS THE SCAREBEAR
I believe the title of the episode is "Scarebear," not "Where Stalks the Scarebear."
THEATER OF DOOM
Life imitates art in Crystal Cove's annual Haunted Historical Pageant.
Uhh...what happened here? It sounds like someone didn't know anything about the episode other than the Historical Pageant was in it.
WB Exec 1: "What happened at the Historical pageant?"
WB Exec 2: "Umm...life...imitates...art?"
DANCE OF THE UNDEAD
When Crystal Cove's favorite southern celebrity chef has a cooking accident, strange incidents ensue.
A famous band, whose members died 30 years ago in a plane crash in Crystal Cove, comes back to haunt the town on the 30th anniversary of their death.
Both of these episode descriptions are switched around. The description for "The Devouring" summarizes "Dance of the Undead," and vice versa.
It's the end of the world! And our heroes must work together to ultimately realize their love for each other is the true Heart of the Jaguar.
The description partially ruins the end of the episode once again.
SCOOBY-DOO GHASTLY GOALS
The Mystery Inc. gang may be made up of champions when it comes to solving mysteries, but how do they fare in sports when the competition is ghoulish and their opponents are monsters literally?
What are they talking about? It sounds like someone just made up a random description that knew nothing about the movie. Nothing about this summary is accurate and just sounds like generic guessing.
SCOOBY-DOO! MUSIC OF THE VAMPIRE
Daphne stars in a vampire movie. But when a real vampire shows up, the Scooby gang must investigate.
This one is actually also on the iTunes and Amazon description, throwback to Fun Fact of the Week #2 from 2014, and this still hasn't been fixed! What movie were they watching? It clearly wasn't this one, since this summary is completely incorrect and the film has nothing to do with Daphne as a vampire film star.
Additionally, though these are not linguistic typos, it's worth noting that three of the thumbnails for episodes ("Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats," "The Bee Team," and "House of the Nightmare Witch") show the culprit being unmasked, thus ruining the episode.
That about wraps up all of Boomerang's typos, and I hope at least some of them amused you!
Pat Musick, who voiced Elsa Frankenteen, also provided the voice of Vanna Pira from Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf. Clearly she has a great vocal range, given the two sound nothing alike!
Also, since I can never keep these "Fangtastic Facts" to just one, Hot Topic has also begun making Sybella t-shirts! I have a bit of an issue with Fred, Daphne and Velma appearing at the bottom of the shirt since they weren't in the film, but nonetheless they're still amazing! I honestly may have to buy one for myself now haha! There's also one with the entire Ghoul School gang.
Also, happy Halloween everyone! Hope everyone's week is fangtastic! :)
A Scooby-Doo Halloween decoration produced by WB this year, LED Shadow lights, features a one-off villain from one of the first Scooby-Doo Internet games ever to be released on the Cartoon Network website. The shadow lights feature the Vampire Pumpkinhead, from the game Attack of the Vampire Pumpkinheads which has since been removed from the Cartoon Network website.
Credit goes to ScoobyAddict for the picture.
Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers is currently the only Scooby-Doo film not to feature Frank Welker voicing at least one character.
When Scooby and his parents reunite at the Circus Fantastique in "The Ghouliest Show on Earth," the exact same animation of their ballet greeting is completely reused from "Wedding Bell Boos." This is despite the fact that Momsy and Dada Doo were entirely redesigned for this series. This causes them to look strangely different than any other point in the episode for this one scene only.
This can be seen in the comparison below:
In season 3, episode 17 of Young Justice (titled "First Impression"), several characters appear that have striking similarities to Scooby-Doo characters. The picture above shows characters which look like Fred, Velma and Daphne. There are also characters that look incredibly similar to Sheriff Stone and the fake Mayor Jones from Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.
There's even a scene in which the Velma look-a-like character loses her glasses!
Here's an excerpt from Greybishop, who came up with the idea for this fun fact!
"An alien attack on Brooklyn, Maine begins by taking a potshot at a police cruiser driven by a Sheriff who looks awfully familiar to anyone who is a fan of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated cartoon from 2010. He protects a young lady in a smart outfit from harm and then the word goes out and the team of heroes known as The Outsiders shows up. We meet a spectacled young lady with a huge vocabulary and finally a blonde girl in a familiar looking outfit. There's even a scene where three "aliens" are unmasked and turn out to be normal humans. As they're being hauled off to jail, one even says that "We would've scored, big time, if you heroes hadn't gotten in our way!"
I would totally watch an all-girl version of Scooby-Doo similar to the Newsgirl Legion in Young Justice.
For more info and an in-depth comparison by Greybishop, check out his blog here!
Five non-fictional guest stars from The New Scooby-Doo Movies are currently alive: Sandy Duncan, Cher, Dick Van Dyke, as well as Curly Neal and Bobby Joe Mason from the Harlem Globetrotters.
Thanks to Samuel Kirkwood for coming up with this fun fact idea!
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!