Do you like meeting new people? Do you like learning about awesome Scooby fans? Do you want to know what termites taste like? If you answered yes to all or any of those questions, then you’re in luck!
Today’s fan spotlight is Thomas, a friend of mine who is a huge Scooby fan! Learn more about Thomas in his fan profile below:
1. What is your name?
My name is Thomas.
2. How did you get into Scooby-Doo?
I saw the 1999 Scooby Doo Marathon which premiered Scooby Doo on Zombie Island and the Scooby Doo Project. I was 4 at the time.
3. What is your favorite Scooby-Doo episode and film? Why?
My favorite movie has to be a tie between Scooby Doo on Zombie Island I loved it that the monsters were real and it felt more edgy for a 4 year old. You felt cool to be watching it. My favorite episode would be a Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts. When I was little I thought it was cool that were 4 monsters instead of one, and of course it was classic Scooby. (:
4. What ways are you involved in the Scooby fandom online?
I sometimes find interesting Scooby info to share with the Scooby Community.
5. In your opinion, what is the best series or era of Scooby?
During the late 90s early 2000s. Scooby Doo had just become popular again and Warner Brothers knew it. We got a bunch of new Scooby series, and they always would rerun the old ones, the commercials were fun, William Hanna and Joseph Barbara were still alive and made some great Scooby Doo movies (Zombie Island, Witch’s Ghost, Alien Invaders, and Cyber Chase).
6. If they could make a sequel to one Scooby-Doo series or film, what would it be?
I do not think that Scooby Doo movies definitely need a sequel, but if I could I would reduce Scooby Doo and the Curse of the 13th Ghost. That was just a quick cash grab for Warner Brothers. I would add Scrappy Doo and Bogel and Weerd back into it, but keep the older Film-Flam and Vincent Van Ghoul. And the monster would be 100% real not a fake and not a hallucination. Also Shaggy would wear a red shirt.
7. What direction would you like to see the franchise go in the future?
I mean for the most part the series is pretty good as it is, but I would like to see maybe a joke movie of Ultra Instinct Shaggy.
8. Who is your favorite member of the gang and why?
Shaggy, I just find him really funny. He reminds me of Jughead from the Archie Comics.
9. What is your favorite villain? Why?
The Cotton Candy Glob from Scooby 2: Monsters Unleashed. That scene in which he appeared was hilarious.
10. In your opinion, who is the best recurring (non-gang) character in the franchise?
Scooby-Dum. People forget about old Scooby-Dum as he was only in 4 episodes, but I loved the dynamic he had with Scooby and Shaggy.
11. Do you have a Scooby-Doo collection? If so, what’s in it?
Yes I do. Every Scooby Doo movie that has been made and some of the original series. But I want to find a copy of The Scooby Doo Project.
12. What do you think has made the franchise so popular that it’s still going strong after 50 years?
I think what has made the series popular is that it is innocent and spooky. There is no blood and gore, cursing, or anything like that. Scooby is a dog who loves everyone. Scooby and Shaggy are a fun bunch of goofballs. And the spookiness of the series implies that there is a tinge of fear, but all in good fun. The concept of the show may be simple, but sometimes simple is best.
13. What is one fun fact about you in real life?
I have eaten live termites in Belize. They tasted like minty carrots.
14. Please feel free to share anything else you’d like to here.
I said it before and I will say it again bring us the Scooby Doo Project on DVD Warner Brothers. (:
Thank you for doing this WildwindVampire. (:
Thank you as well, Thomas, for doing this and for being an awesome friend over the past few years! Feel free to leave Thomas a comment below if you have anything else you’d like to say to him!