I've read some other reviews of this episode, and know that quite a few people were annoyed by Urkel's antics in this one. But I for one thought this was a great episode, and I'd even go so far as to say that it was one of my favorites of the series.
I've personally never seen Family Matters (the show Urkel was on), but Urkel was an enjoyable character for me. I thought the silliness he brought to the table in this episode was pretty funny, particularly the flashback to Urkel's court case and the ending of him blowing up the Mystery Machine.
The location of the museum itself was pretty cool-looking, and it was perfect contextually given Urkel's habit of breaking things. I was surprised that there was an animation error in which "Coal Mine" was spelled "Coal Minn." I didn't think WB would still make such a silly mistake like that in today's day and age!
The villain being a redesign of the Green Ghosts from "A Night of Fright is No Delight" was kind of cool. I can see how one might think that it was just another lazy repurposing of an original villain, but I think it fit well here and the villain being a "Technomancer" made it different enough that it worked.
I've had a bit of an issue with Scooby seeming a bit off in past episodes. In this episode, I thought this issue was fixed. All the character dynamics were pretty spot on! Velma seemed a tad bit awkward at points, but it was still pretty good.
Overall, while this episode wasn't perfect, I thought it was still very entertaining and a good silly episode to watch when you want to just relax and turn your brain off.
For fun, I'm also going to start something new in these reviews. I'm going to give my overall ranking of the episodes from the series so far, and update the list with each review. Here's where my list, which I'm dubbing the Star-Studded Scoreboard (given this is a team-up series), currently stands (from best to worst):
1. Elementary, My Dear Shaggy!
2. When Urkel-Bots Go Bad!
3. The Cursed Cabinet of Professor Madds Markson!
4. Revenge of the Swamp Monster!
5. The Scooby of a Thousand Faces!
6. Peebles' Pet Shop of Terrible Terrors!
7. Ollie Ollie In-come Free!
8. A Mystery Solving Gang Divided!
This was an amazing episode!
The atmosphere was genuinely spooky, and Penn and Teller were great guest stars. I'm glad we got some female minor characters finally, as I think all of them up to this point have been male. The villains were super cool looking too! Penn seemed a tad off at the beginning when he said "Ghosts aren't real." but I can't put my finger on how.
I was genuinely shocked that Teller was the villain! I liked the explanation behind why he dressed up. That has to be a first in the Scooby-Doo team ups that the guest star was ever a villain!
The gang's personalities were pretty decent in this episode, especially Daphne's quirks from Be Cool Scooby-Doo sort of coming back. The gang's costumes were awesome too! Honestly, almost everything about this episode was awesome! The one part I can say that I absolutely hated in this episode was the fart joke in the elevator. It wasn't even close to funny, and I was very disappointed they chose to use a bodily function joke here.
Otherwise, I really appreciated everything about this episode. I'd say the Sherlock Holmes episode slightly edged it out, but not by much. Here's hoping that we get more episodes like this coming up soon!
This was a really cute episode.
This was probably one of the episodes I've enjoyed the most so far. I felt like the pacing was pretty good, the interactions between Scooby and Wonder Woman were super cute, and the villain was pretty cool. All the locations were genuinely spooky and gave a very creepy vibe to the episode.
Wonder Woman seemed like a good guest star! I know some were worried about the feminist message being too overpowering, but I thought they did a really nice job with it. They had their moments of female power, which were definitely warranted given it was Wonder Woman, but it also didn't undermine the rest of the episode which was good. They also gave viewers a good message about gender equality, rather than just saying "screw the men." I did think Scooby's line "Boys' locker room, girls' locker room!" was kind of odd, just because it didn't really fit with anything unless they were attempting to introduce the issue of gender neutral bathrooms? Either way it was a strange thing to mention.
All the characters were pretty on-point this time, my only criticism being Scooby's long monologue at the end. While the content of the speech itself was certainly inspiring as it was intended to be, it doesn't really fit with Scooby's character to speak in gigantic paragraphs worth of dialogue, in my opinion. Otherwise, Scooby was great in this episode, and I particularly enjoyed his and Shaggy's "truths" when they were captured by the magic lasso. One small other criticism I had was that the initial training session with the girls seemed like it was way too short.
Overall, this was an enjoyable episode with a very fun, positive feminist message in it.
This was just a mediocre episode for me.
Location-wise, this episode had a really spooky feeling setting in the museum. I didn't quite understand why the gang was in Ricky Gervais's apartment, but maybe I just missed that part.
My biggest complaint was that Ricky Gervais seemed to completely overshadow the gang. Most of the lines in this episode were him making jokes, none of which were particularly funny. The only two I enjoyed were him pointing out that Scooby was just saying his name, and the reference he made to Laurel and Hardy ("Ollie, that's another fine mess you've gotten me into."). I thought it was cool that they called back to The New Scooby-Doo Movies.
It was very easy to figure out who the villain was. I liked the Cat-Headed Mummy as a villain, and it was fun that they referenced "Scooby-Doo and a Mummy Too" with his catchphrase being similar to the original mummy's "coin!" and a jewel/valuable item being hidden inside a statue. It was also interesting to see almost an exact replica of Professor Hyde-White from "What a Night for a Knight."
Side note, I thought Fred's catchphrase officially being made "Hold the phone! was a bit weird, especially in the opening title where they say the name of the guest star.
Overall, a mediocre episode mainly because Ricky Gervais had too big of a role in the episode. I'm hoping we can get back to the kind of dynamic we saw in the previous episode with Sherlock Holmes in the next episode.
This one was quite possibly my favorite episode yet!
Everything was so well executed in this episode, and all the previous issues I've had with episodes are gone. Fred, Velma and Daphne felt like they had more personalities in this episode. Velma's excitement to be Sherlock's Watson was sooo cute, and I liked seeing Daphne's quirkier side from Be Cool again here. I felt like they experimented a bit more here with the characterization and plot, which was refreshing to see along with the still-classic vibes the episode gave off.
The Screaming Skulls were excellent villains, and I admittedly only had guessed that they were the Beefeater, not that it was both people the gang met. I also really liked the guest, Sherlock Holmes. It reminded me a lot of Don Knotts acting as Homer Pipsqueak in "Guess Who's Knott Coming to Dinner?" from The New Scooby-Doo Movies. Sherlock turning out to be just a lonely old man was sweet, and I'm glad they stuck the message in there about not caring what others think of you at the end. It's a very important self-love message that I think we forget sometimes in this culture of social media and insecurity. I'm glad they are putting these types of messages in here for the kids!
Also, did anyone else think that Shaggy's shirt turning red in Sherlock's lab was a reference to his 80s self?
Overall, amazing episode and I'm really hoping that this is indicative of how future episodes will be!
The third episode of Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? was definitely an improvement over the last. This was a pretty enjoyable one, in terms of having a pretty neat villain, and some good character development. One minor thing that bugged me about Scooby was how he seemed to be an amalgamation of the classic Scooby and the witty one from BCSD. His lines felt a bit off to me, particularly the "that's cray-cray" one and his manic freak-out over not having any Scooby Snacks.
I enjoyed Wanda Sykes as a guest. They worked her in well by having her know Scooby from a dog show. I admittedly could have done without her repeating "that's nasty!" so much at the end of the episode, however.
One thing I really liked about this episode was how nostalgic it felt, to the point where I felt it could be an updated Where Are You episode. It was cool that they brought Magilla Gorilla into the episode, but I do hope they're not going to bring in a classic Hanna-Barbera character at the end of every single episode. I feel like that would make it a bit less special if this was done overly often. I also hope they don't overuse the "Shaggy and Scooby trick the monster" trope. While this was certainly done in the original show occasionally, it wasn't nearly every episode like they're doing it here, and it makes it seem like they're just copying what Jon Colton Barry's started back up in Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!.
Despite my minor criticisms, this was a much more enjoyable episode to me than the last. I would say the Chris Paul episode still tops this one for me, however. I'm excited to watch the next one!
I was really excited about this episode when I first heard about it! Being a Funky Phantom fan when I was younger, I was excited to see a full-length crossover with the Funky Phantom after we got that one in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.
As much I wanted to like this one, in honesty, I really didn't. The gang arguing with the Funky Phantom Crew was very out-of-character for the latter. The Funky Phantom gang, particularly Skip and April, act competitively almost to the point of being arrogant jerks. I don't generally mind when small aspects are changed within shows I like, but I felt they changed the Funky Phantom Crew so much that they almost weren't the same characters anymore. They were very unnecessarily mean to the gang, in my opinion. This also took away from the main plot of the episode, as 90% of the dialogue was just the two gangs arguing for each other. Because of this, the episode wasted the opportunity to further develop the mystery and have the villains appear, in my opinion. The gang only sees the ghost once before setting the trap, making it feel a bit rushed.
The dialogue also seemed a bit off in places. Augie instantly believing in Abraham Lincoln's ghost within one second seemed a bit odd. He knows Mudsy is real, obviously, but Augie has also run into many fake ghosts before, so it seemed odd that he seemed to trust Lincoln within a few seconds for no particular reason. Abraham Lincoln's line right before they captured the ghost seemed very random and not really related to anything that was going on. "You must take responsibility for tomorrow!" just felt like the writers put "insert old timey saying here that sounds good to the kids!" in the script.
Despite this, there were some positives to the episode. Augie and Mudsy stayed relatively in character, though the latter's voice sounded slightly off from the original. The twist at the end where Mudsy was dressed up as Abraham Lincoln was pretty clever, and the Speed Buggy cameo was an interesting touch.
Sorry to be so negative kids (especially to those that enjoyed it), but I really disliked this episode. I felt like ultimately, they cut too many corners for the scenes of the gangs arguing, which made many parts of it overly rushed. The characters also were completely opposite of how they were in the original series, which I didn't like personally.
Here's hoping I enjoy the next one more!
I just finished watching the first episode of Guess Who?, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. The episode definitely goes back to the roots of classic Scooby, even down to the retro feel of the background music and sound effects at times.
Chris Paul seemed like a good guest star, and the vibe of this episode sort of reminded me of the Wilt Chamberlain (another basketball player) episode from Goober and the Ghost Chasers. Paul didn't overshadow the gang at all.
There were definitely some good bits in there, like the classic Shaggy/Scooby trick the monster gag, the Scooby Dooby Doors sequence among other humorous things such as Chris Paul not being able to get the ball in the hole at the end.
I didn't really like the intro though. It felt like too much of a rip-off of the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? theme song (it's even credited as such in the end credits). I don't mind them trying to reference the classic theme song, but I would have preferred something original.
Though this was a small criticism, the bit at the end bugged me where the announcer said the cops recovered all the missing people. This was within like a few moments of gang capturing the swamp monster, and some of those people were just captured minutes before. I definitely get that they were trying to wrap things up, but the whole "Everyone captured by the swamp monster was found by the police, somehow within 5 seconds of the culprit being arrested!" felt a bit cringey. It seems like they were trying to cram everything in too quickly at the end.
Other than these minor criticisms, I'm really loving the new series and I'm definitely looking forward to next week's episode!
Firstly, I would like to highlight that I would strongly recommend not reading this review if you have not yet watched the movie. There are spoilers ahead! You have been warned, so keep reading at your own risk if you haven't watched it.
After 33 years, the frightening tale of the 13 most terrifying ghosts upon the face of the Earth is solved...kind of.
The movie starts off with Vincent and his friend, Mortifer, fighting off the 13th ghost, who we finally discover is called Asmodeus. Asmodeus is captured and sucked into the chest, but the wandering spirits nearby in the woods attempt to get the chest from Vincent and Mortifer. Mortifer offers his life for the chest, and tells Vincent to run while he distracts the spirits (which sort of look like mini-Shadow Demons!). Vincent escapes, while Mortifer is consumed by the spirits. This was a very dark, promising setup to the movie which made me genuinely energized to see the rest of the film.
Then we have the intro. While I liked the nostalgic feel of the intro and Vincent's narration, there were a few major issues I had with it. All the demons were listed off, except for two demons which were oddly skipped over. Zomba and Nicara were never mentioned in the intro, which admittedly bugged me as those were two of my favorites. Additionally, though the other 10 demons were mentioned, two of them were sort of erroneously referred to. The Shadow Demon is said to be one of the 13 ghosts that the gang captured, which he's not. Queen Morbidia was the actual demon in that episode; the Shadow Demon was simply the ghost of someone's shadow who was actually not that evil at all. Also, instead of the ghost captain, which this movie finally confirmed to be one of the demons indirectly, the cyclone spirit was shown. The cyclone demon was not a separate ghost from the chest; it was actually the combination of Maldor, Morbidia, The Mirror Demon and Zomba when they were released from the chest. I did enjoy the intro other than that. The writers seemed to have good intentions when creating it, but they fell a bit short researching their facts and oddly leaving out two of the demons. That was a bit disappointing, as simply watching the two episodes would have prevented those major continuity errors with Morbidia and the ghost captain from happening.
We then have the scene shift to the gang chasing a person in the mall, who is quickly revealed not to be the perpetrator by a policeman. The man claims he was just running because he was "afraid of teenagers." Admittedly, I had a love-hate relationship with that joke. It was sort of funny and random, but also a bit annoying when they repeated it again at the end. The policeman tells the gang that they're out of their depth, and they should leave the crime-solving to the professionals. He also tells them Scooby needs to be on a leash due to the leash laws of the town. Feeling disgraced and humiliated, they listen to the policeman and hold a rummage sale for all of their stuff. Oddly, they didn't feel the need to listen to the policeman about the leash laws.
At the rummage sale, we see a lot of cool references to old Scooby villains: The Black Knight's suit, The Ape Man's mask, The Ghost Clown's mask, The Space Kook suit and mask, The Witch Doctor's mask, The Werewolf's mask ("Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf?"), The Shark God costume, The Abominable Snowman costume from Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! and The Black Samurai's mask. One man named Bernie Alan comes to the rummage sale and asks how much a crystal would cost. This panics Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby, who realize that it's Vincent Van Ghoul's old crystal ball. I'm not sure if this was intentional, but I can't help but wonder if the name Bernie is a reference to Bernie Gumpshure, the dog who replaced Scooby in "It's a Wonderful Scoob" after he quits solving mysteries.
Daphne, Scooby and Shaggy accidentally contact Vincent Van Ghoul through the crystal. Vincent says that the 13th ghost that they never caught, Asmodeus, has been attacking his castle. Fred and Velma, who are rightly confused, ask Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby to explain what's going on. They explain about the "summer" where they captured all the 13 ghosts except one. It is also explained that Fred and Velma were at camp during that summer. Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby enlist Fred and Velma's assistance in going to help Vincent capture Asmodeus in the Chest of Demons. Then, in a very cringeworthy scene, Daphne pulls a thin sheet off the other red Mystery Machine (called the Miss-tery Machine), which has apparently been in her garage the whole time but Fred and Velma never noticed. Such a stupid and unbelievable scene. How would Fred and Velma not have noticed that gigantic vehicle under a thin bedsheet for months? You can do better than that, WB.
Daphne takes back the unofficial role of leader, including driving the Miss-tery Machine, because Fred doesn't know how to drive a stick shift. I must admit I liked Daphne's new look in this film, definitely very empowering for her character. On the way there, in a scene very similar to what Rankor did in "Coast to Ghost," a phantom car chases the gang and runs them off the road. The Miss-tery Machine plunges off a cliff into a cold body of water, but luckily, their trusty rubber duck (a recurring gang from 13 Ghosts) breaks their fall.
Thankfully, the gang safely makes it to Vincent Van Ghoul's castle. They don't see Vincent right away, so they walk around a bit, but quickly run into Asmodeus, the 13th ghost. Asmodeus chases them around for a while, until they eventually find Vincent. Vincent asks where the chest is, and Shaggy replies that he mailed it to Vincent. Vincent says he doesn't have it, because Shaggy sent it to the castle in the Himalayas which was apparently an "Air Boo 'n' Boo". This was quite possibly one of the worst scenes in the movie, as it makes so little sense. The joke wasn't even funny, and it definitely wasn't worth creating that huge continuity error. And additionally, why would Shaggy send it through the mail? He knows how dangerous the chest is, and especially with the 13th ghost still out there, why would he risk that? Why would Vincent not ask him if he had the chest to make sure it was still safe? This doesn't make any sense, people!
Because of Shaggy's error (or rather WB's error), the gang goes to the other castle in the Himalayas to find the chest. Upon arrival, they split up in the same style as in 13 Ghosts - Velma and Fred on their own, while Shaggy, Scooby, Daphne and Vincent pair up together. The latter group runs into the phantom car again, which revs its engine to create an avalanche which they have to escape. Meanwhile, Velma and Fred run into Flim Flam, who is still a con-artist selling lots of merchandise inspired by the demon chest.
Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby finally enter the castle with Vincent, and run into Asmodeus who attempts to steal the demon chest from them. Asmodeus chases them around the castle, at one point switching to the demon-head form that all the demons took when Shaggy and Scooby originally opened the chest (in "To All the Ghouls I've Loved Before"). I thought this was a cool addition to the film, and it warmed my heart slightly that WB at least cared a little about this film. Eventually, Asmodeus corners Shaggy, Scooby, Daphne, and Vincent. Vincent says his powers haven't been working ever since Asmodeus showed up (which isn't really explained in the end, oddly), so in defense, he breaks the crystal ball, which explodes into a dense fog.
Daphne, Shaggy, and Scooby wake up outside, and quickly discover Vincent is still trapped in the castle with Asmodeus. Fred and Velma also crash-land in that area at the same time. Velma reveals that she has taken her glasses off because she doesn't need them anymore, as all her views of the supernatural have been questioned. Daphne claims that it's too late, because all the castle windows and doors are frozen shut and there's no way to get to Vincent. Fred then reveals he actually didn't go to camp in the summer, rather, he went to cheerleading training. While it was a good effort at humor, the joke wasn't particularly funny to me and seemed a bit cringeworthy and out of place.
In one final effort to stop Asmodeus, Shaggy, Daphne and Scooby make it back into the castle while Fred and Velma go to see Flim Flam again. Shaggy, Scooby and Daphne overhear Asmodeus try to steal the demon chest, which doesn't make sense to them because it can only be opened by the living, which Asmodeus is not. While I've seen a lot of fans complain about this, so it's worth bringing up that this wasn't even consistent in the original 13 Ghosts series. Many demons tried to steal the chest, and in some cases, open it even though it is said by Weerd and Bogel that the demon chest can only be opened by the living in the first episode. Three examples of this are Zomba, Time Slime and Zimbulu, the latter two of which actually did successfully open the chest.
Fred and Velma convince Flim Flam to come back with them to the castle. In a horrifyingly cringeworthy "trap," Scooby, Shaggy and Daphne pretend to be the 14th ghost to scare Asmodeus. Not only is the 14th ghost costume more terrifyingly cheesy than all 13 ghosts combined (it's literally just a white sheet with eyes and a mouth drawn on it), but there also is no 14th ghost which Asmodeus is well aware of. So, excuse my language, but what the hell did they think was going to happen?
Vincent, Shaggy, Scooby and Daphne are now all cornered by Asmodeus, until Velma, Fred and Flim Flam save the day with the Vaccu-Spook from the original series. Oddly, they only suck Asmodeus's cape off, even though the Vaccu-Spook was supposedly at its highest power (you'd think Asmodeus would have sucked in too). They reveal that Asmodeus is in fact not a real ghost, but Vincent's old friend Mortifer. Mortifer dressed up as Asmodeus so he could steal the chest back from Vincent to sell it. It's left a bit confusing as to why he wanted to sell the chest, knowing how dangerous it is, which bothered me. But what really bothered me was the ending. At the end, Mortifer escapes and revs his car engine once more to start an avalanche and trap the gang. During this sequence, the (possibly) real Asmodeus appears in the human-like form of a ghost, and disappears into the mist. Right after this, the policemen capture Mortifer and escort him to jail (or to the "ghoul-ags" as Vincent says, which I didn't find any of Vincent's spooky puns very funny).
Asmodeus is revealed to be Vincent's ancestor, Asamod Van Ghoul, who became evil and was imprisoned in the chest with the other 12 ghosts. Velma reads from the Grand Tome of the Chest of Demons that "revenge" is loosely translated as "redemption." Asmodeus just needed his good name cleared so he could be at peace. Though he was originally evil and placed in the chest as one of the 13 ghosts, he had "plenty of time in the chest to think about his misdeeds." Later, Velma comments to Flim Flam that she just made it up to comfort Vincent. It's left unclear how much of the story she made up, or if the ghost we saw was actually Asmodeus being redeemed. This was incredibly frustrating for me! It literally wrapped up nothing, except for the slight chance that there was some truth in what Velma had said. The real Asmodeus could still potentially be out on the loose somewhere, but we don't know for sure and may never know. At the very end, Flim Flam gives Shaggy some "Lotsa Luck Joy Juice" (from the first episode of 13 Ghosts) and the gang flies off in the Flying Mystery Machine (which WB messed up on too, in the original series it was the Mystery Flying Machine).
Overall, while this movie had some good potential, the gigantic continuity errors made me not like it quite as much. It also didn't have quite the same feel as the original 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo series, and felt just like one of the more recent DTVs. This movie was clearly made for the adult fans who remember 13 Ghosts, in order to the 50th anniversary of Scooby. It really irritates me that WB couldn't have done a better job researching the show and getting a feel for it. Even if it didn't have the same tone, at the very least they could have taken a few hours to watch some episodes of the show. That would have prevented most, if not all, of the continuity errors we saw in this movie. Also, Velma asking "What's a Scrappy?" is probably the worst continuity error of them all, as she met Scrappy numerous times in The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show (1979) and The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries. I would have liked to have seen Weerd and Bogel make a cameo as well, so it was disappointing that they didn't. If we're going by the assumption that 13 Ghosts occurred chronologically after The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show and The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries, there is also a large continuity error here. In "The Crazy Carnival Caper," Shaggy says that they have all graduated from high school. Here, it is said that they are all 17 years old. Most of these continuity errors were so easily avoidable, so letting them happen was as stupid as Rankor willingly going into the demon chest to avoid the sunlight, saying "Thanks, you guys are real pals!" (He actually does say this in "Coast to Ghost," effectively capturing himself without the gang having to do anything. I still can't get over how stupid that is! How is he one of the 13 worst ghosts on Earth? He actually has to beg with SAPS to let him in, despite how powerful he should be lol)
In terms of the positive aspects of the movie, if you don't consider the continuity errors, the plot was pretty solid and Asmodeus had a very cool design. Daphne taking the leadership role and getting a new look was awesome, and the Easter Eggs were fun to see. I'm going to rate this film a 6/10. I'd maybe watch it again someday in the future, but I'm not in any hurry to and I'm sure the continuity errors will continue to make me cringe. Let's hope Return to Zombie Island is better, though I'm a bit nervous now given this movie.
Do the kids today still say that their wig has been "snatched" when something really shocking/cool happens?
Regardless, I'm a bit shook at the moment. Those of you who have followed the blog for a while now know how much I love Ghoul School, and just in time for the 30th anniversary of the film this year...the girl ghouls are coming back!
In the most recent Halloween special of O.K. K.O., Let's Be Heroes! (another cartoon currently running on Cartoon Network), the main character Enid meets back up with her old friends, who just happen to be the girls from Grimwood's! In the episode, Enid tries to come to terms with the fact that she has been lying to the Grimwood girls about being a witch. During a showcase of their powers, Enid must reveal that she is actually a ninja.
As even better news for the US fans, you do not have to wait at all to watch the new episode, titled "Monster Party." The episode has been made available on Cartoon Network's website as a special preview. You do, however, have to log in with your TV provider to be able to watch the episode (in other words, if you don't get Cartoon Network on cable, you won't be able to watch the episode here either). The episode officially airs on TV in the US on Sunday, October 21, 2018.
The episode managed to pull out all the stops for this episode, and got three of the original voice actors for the Girl Ghouls to reprise their roles. Pat Musick voices Elsa, Russi Taylor voices Phantasma and Susan Blu voices Sybella. Two new voice talents, Natalie Palamides and Kristin Le voice Winnie and Tanis, respectively.
As for my review, I'm still conflicted. I've just watched the episode and it's...uh...strange? I was really disappointed in Sybella. She seemed quite out-of-character to me and nothing like she did in the original film. The others seemed pretty in-character honestly, other than maybe Tanis, who lost the "sweet and innocent" part of her personality other than in the flashback when she was sucking her thumb.
As a quick side node, you'll notice that it's spelled "Sibella" rather than "Sybella" as I'm spelling it in the episode - but I'm still not convinced lol! The characters were quite off, and Scooby-Doo didn't have the hyphen in it in the credits. It's possible Susan Blu, Sybella's actress maybe forgot the spelling as well - it's not like it's a super popular film or anything, and she must have had hundreds of voice roles. So I'm going to be stubborn and stick to my "Sybella" spelling lol.
Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy aren't really mentioned other than the brief joke about "the guy with his great dane" being weird.
I'm incredibly glad they made at least something to follow-up to Ghoul School (I'm still really shook at the fact that they even did it, regardless of how good or bad it was lol). However, it was a bit underwhelming for my taste. There didn't seem to be much of a storyline other than fanservicing those of us who remember the original film. The animation was a bit rough, and the horrible attempt at rapping near the end was almost painful to listen to. I may have also lost a few brain cells listening to the intro song lol.
Overall, I can't deny that I'm happy they made the episode. The Girl Ghouls are such underappreciated characters, and it's fangtastic to know that at least some people still remember them. However, the execution was a bit poor and lacked an actual plot. I'll also admit that a "what the hell am I watching?!?" thought came into my head several times throughout the episode (particularly the tree breakdancing part). The one joke I laughed at was Enid reading the "hot ninjas" magazine, it's just so amusingly random!