It's hard to believe it's been 200 weeks in a row now! For the 200th fun fact, I decided to keep with our little tradition of having a special guest on the milestone fun facts, which included Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! head writer Jon Colton Barry with #100 and The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo / A Pup Named Scooby-Doo creator Tom Ruegger for #150. Today, another Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! writer, Tom Konkle is joining us to celebrate the 200th Fun Fact of the Week.
You may remember the Q&A that Jon Colton Barry and I did back in March to celebrate the finale of Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!. In that Q&A, Jon mentioned if the show were have continued, a dream of his was to create more episodes like "Scroogey Doo," which comedically parodied classic literature. Here's his quote from the Q&A:
"We started to stretch out and experiment more in second season and I would have liked to have done more episodes like “Scroogey Doo” where we insert the BCSD gang into classic horror/mystery literature and then destroy it. “Dracula,” “Frankenstein,” Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” etc. – making those monsters turn out to be guys in masks and ruining these classic books seemed like a lot of fun."
In talking with Tom Konkle for the interview we did together back in June, Tom mentioned he also had several ideas he would have liked to pitch. If Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! would have been renewed for a third season, it's very likely that there would have been several more episodes which parodied classic literature.
Tom elaborates on this a bit more here:
"Given our druthers we would have had fun doing wonderfully silly twisted stories based on classic literature. It comes naturally to me as it does to Jon, so we had quite a comic war-chest of literary ideas."
Personally, I've always wanted to see an episode which parodied classics like "A Christmas Carol," so it was wonderful that Jon and Tom were able to make that come to life with Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!. It's really a shame the show was never renewed for a third season, as it would have been great to see more literary classics be parodied - or in Jon's words, "destroyed" haha.
Thanks so much to Tom Konkle again, for taking time out of his schedule to discuss this, and joining us to celebrate the 200th fun fact on the site. Be sure to check next Monday for another interesting Scooby-Doo fun fact, which happens every Monday on ScoobySnax.com!