So I have a bit of a confession to make...I screwed up. In the sports winner's circle poll back in May, a few people mentioned in the comments how surprised they were that "Scooby Pinch Hits" won the poll for best baseball episode. I was looking back through some of the old polls recently so that I could organize all the poll questions in a single list for quick reference, so I didn't ever accidentally ask the same question twice. In doing this, I unfortunately discovered that those of you who were surprised were right... "Scooby Pinch Hits" did not win the poll for best baseball episode. It actually won the poll for the WORST baseball episode lol. To my surprise, I realized that somehow we never actually did a best baseball episode poll. So sorry about mixing that up! Now, we're going to do what we should have done this spring and finally have a best baseball episode poll lol. I haven't decided whether to re-do the Winner's Circle poll with that option added in, but if anyone has any opinions on if they want to re-do it, let me know in the comments!
"Creepy Cruise" comes out on top as last week's winner with 20 votes! But Scooby-Doo and Courage the Cowardly Dog came straight outta nowhere to take second place with 11 votes, tied with "When the Cicada Calls." "The Creepy Creature of Vulture's Claw" came in third place with 9 votes, but Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy? was close behind in fourth place with 8 votes! "The Exterminator" came in fifth with 6 votes, "Greece Is the Word" sixth with 4 votes, Ghoul School was seventh with 3 votes, and "The Bee Team" was eighth with 2 votes. In last place, there wasn't even a shadow of a chance of "Me and My Shadow Demon" winning, as it only received a single vote.
I included Where's My Mummy? it does have a bug villain in the film (the Spirit of the Sand), even though it's not the main villain. It also felt like a glaring omission not to have "The Exterminator" as an option, even though the bugs aren't really the villains, so I included that here as well.
In terms of last week's results, supporters of Scooby-Doo and Batman: The Brave and the Bold were quite brave about showing their love of the film, so brave in fact that it won with 21 votes! However, it looks like "The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair" also had a dynamic week, coming in just behind with 20 votes! It wasn't a dark night for "What a Night, for a Dark Knight!", given that it came in third with 7 votes! "The Caped Crusader Caper" was also a crusader and came in fourth place with 7 votes. Don't think for one minute that this means "One Minute Mysteries" was a loser, since it also tied for fourth with 7 votes! However, the lack of votes for "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases" was quite strange with 2 votes. "The Scooby of a Thousand Faces" most certainly didn't get a thousand votes...in fact, it just got one.
Thanks to Shadowscooby for coming up with this poll idea! I limited it to Justice League superheroes just so we weren't getting into all the superheroes like Commander Cool that are exclusive to this franchise.
The theme song for What's New Scooby-Doo knocked it out of the park for last week's poll, getting a total of 53 votes. However, 13 people said they'd do anything to ensure "I'd Do Anything" got their vote. "You Don't Mean Anything" tied for second place, also getting 13 votes. On the other hand, "The Worst Day Ever" had...well, the worst day ever, given not a single person voted for it.
For those that didn't know, "I'd Do Anything," "You Don't Mean Anything" and "The Worst Day Ever" were not just random songs made up for Scooby; they were were the first three tracks off of Simple Plan's first album, (please excuse the horribly cringey album title they chose) No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls. "I'd Do Anything" was the second single off of the album, and it was charting on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was used as a chase song in "It's Mean, It's Green, It's the Mystery Machine." The song was certified gold in the US, and it ultimately peaked at #51 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #15 on pop radio. It was the only chase song to date that was currently charting when the episode aired, and had just been released as a single less than a month before the episode came out. I find it interesting that WB was guest stars and chase songs as a form of album promotion back then. Lindsay Pagano also revealed in the fun fact she wrote for the blog that her inclusion in the episode was part of a marketing strategy, since WB was trying to promote her debut album.
(As a side note, I hadn't ever heard "The Worst Day Ever" in full before making this poll, but I thought it was really good!)
*to be read in Snagglepuss voice* Heavens to mergatroid! It looks like "What a Night for a Knight" wins this poll, with a whopping 29 votes! "Fright House of a Lighthouse" wasn't far behind in second place with 21 votes. "Nowhere to Hyde" comes in last with 20 votes, but lost by a close margin. It lost by one vote, even! That about does it for last week's results. Exit, stage left! *insert cartoonish running sound effects here*
Two weeks ago, we did the Winner's Circle poll for the season finales. Now, it's time to to do the season premieres! These three options won the seasons 1, 2 and 3 polls. It's interesting that the winning options for the season 1 and 2 slots for both the season premiere and finale polls were from the same series (the season 1 and 2 slots from the finale poll were both Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated episodes, whereas they're both from Where Are You here).
Looking at last week's results for favorite Scooby episode set in a factory, the results were pretty spread out! "Recipe for Disaster" ended up winning with 18 votes! "The No-Faced Zombie Chase Case" got second place with 11 votes. "The Ghost of the Bad Humor Man" got third place with 9 votes, where "Wrath of the Krampus" and "Sorcerer Snacks Scare" tied with 6 votes each. "The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair" wasn't too far behind in fifth place with 5 votes. "Night of the Living Toys" made sixth place with three votes. "Wanted Cheddar Alive" received seventh place with two votes. We had a three way tie for second-to-last place, with "The Caped Crusader Caper," "Howl of the Fright Hound," and "The Chinese Food Factory" each getting only one vote each. It appears there was no love for the Guess Who episodes, "One Minute Mysteries!" and "The Hot Dog Dog!", which both came in dead last without a single vote for either one.
I was really debating whether to do the other "Winner's Circle poll" this week or a different poll, so I chose neither. Mr. Neither that is, who I'd like to thank for coming up with this week's poll idea!
You might also say the other options all came undone in comparison lol, because "Come Undone" won the Winner's Circle poll for last week with 36 votes! "The Beast Is Awake in Bottomless Lake" came in second with 25 votes, and "All Fear the Freak" was a close third with 21 votes. I can't wait to see what's voted as the favorite season premiere in next week's poll!
Hope everybody's having a great weekend! Back in December and January, I did a number of different polls asking what people's favorite season finales and premieres were. Since we just did a "winner's circle" poll with the sports polls and the villains-by-season polls, I thought it might be fun to go back and do a poll like that with the season premiere and finale polls as well. These options are the winners from the season 1 finale, season 2 finale and season 3 finale polls.
We've been doing these villains-by-season polls since January 30, 2022, and after an exciting five months of doing these polls, here's what you all chose for the best season for villains in the entire Scooby-Doo franchise! Starting from last place, What's New, Scooby-Doo? season 1, The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show and A Pup Named Scooby-Doo season 1 all got one vote each. The New Scooby-Doo Movies season 1 and What's New, Scooby-Doo? season 2 both tied for sixth place, with two votes each. The season I voted for based on the calculated averages, Be Cool Scooby-Doo season 2, got fifth place with six votes. In fourth place, we had The Scooby-Doo Show season 1 with 11 votes. Guess Who season 2 got third with 12 votes. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated season 1 was up near the top in second place with 18 votes. Finally, our winner for this poll series was none other than the classic Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? season 1 with 28 votes! I hope you enjoyed this poll series, and I'm really looking forward to seeing the results of this poll!
We've been doing these polls about which seasons collectively have the best villains since January 30, and now, it's finally time to compile all the winning options from each series poll and pitting them against each other! Note that the What's New, Scooby-Doo? poll ended in a tie, thus why both season 1 and 2 are included here. I hadn't noticed it when we were doing the polls, but up until Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, season 1 was always the winning option.
I've really had a lot of fun with this poll series and will definitely miss it! Although it was time consuming, I grew to really enjoy doing my villain rankings and calculating out the averages with you all in the comment section. I honestly have no idea what's going to win here, so I can't wait to see the results for this!
Iain Armitage is our winner for favorite young voice actor from SCOOB! with 20 votes. Despite that everyone in the comments expected Iain Armitage to win by a huge margin, Mckenna Grace was only a vote away, with 19 votes. Ariana Greenblatt placed in third with 11 votes, and Pierce Gagnon came in last with only 4 votes.
Happy Voice Talent Appreciation Week! We've already voted on all the gang's voice actors back in April and May 2020, but given Scoob! Holiday Haunt is coming, I thought it would be fun to see people's favorites of the actors and actresses that voiced the younger versions of the gang.
The second season of Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? wins by a huge margin with 45 votes, beating season 1 which only got 18 votes. This means Guess Who season 2 will be moving on to our Winner's Circle poll next Sunday! All 10 of the winning seasons will be facing off against each other to find out what the best season for villains overall is. Can't wait to do that poll next week!
Season 2 won by a huge margin last week as the Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! season with the best villains, getting a total of 41 votes, as compared to 24 votes for season 1.
This will be our last series we'll be voting on for these villain polls, before the Winner's Circle poll, which will now be happening in two weeks on June 19! I know I said we'd be doing this poll next week, but there was a bit of a change of plans. I'll explain why I switched it more in an announcement I've got coming in a couple of days, so keep an eye out for that!