Fun Fact of the Week #200
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!
8/6/2018 02:59:14 am
The 200th fun fact did not disappoint, haha! :)
8/8/2018 12:01:55 pm
I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :) It was a lot of fun talking with Tom and it was so cool of him to come back to collaborate on this fun fact after our interview in June.
8/30/2018 08:46:59 pm
I was truly disappointed that they cancelled BCSD. It's my favorite since the original series. I noticed they've begun to show the episodes again on Boomerang. I wonder if they will show the remaining episodes some time soon on the Boomerang app. I hope so.
8/30/2018 08:58:29 pm
That makes me so happy to hear they are showing the episodes on Boomerang again! I haven't been keeping up with Boomerang's schedule lately, so it's terrific that they're showing the episodes again on the network. Supposedly, the remaining 11 episodes are going to be put on the app sometime before the end of 2018. Fingers crossed.
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