Today's fun fact brings you the best and funniest WB muck-ups in writing Scooby-Doo descriptions on the Boomerang streaming service. For this fun fact, I read every single Scooby-Doo description and title on Boomerang and documented all the glaring errors here. There's a surprising amount!
WHAT THE HEX GOING ON?
When the gang visits the Weatherby estate, they must investigate a mysterious voice and a ghost who demands the family return its fortune to a neighboring clan.
Where did they get "neighboring clan?" What year does WB think this show is taking place in?
MAMBA WAMBA AND THE VOODOO HOOD
"Hoodoo" is misspelled as "Hood" in the title.
WATCH OUT! THE WILLIWAW!
An Indian creates a legendary beast to scare people away from his smuggling operation.
Wow, talk about spoilers? They literally ruined the whole mystery in this one sentence description!
SCOOBY'S SWISS MISS
A Swiss miss wishes to marry Scooby...but Scrappy has other ideas.
Other ideas such as what? This description makes it sound like Scrappy wants to marry Scooby or something lol.
A clever archaeologist plans to steal the ancient silver treasure of Montezuma.
Again, this episode's mystery is completely ruined in the description.
Daphne proves that a creepy house isn't actually haunted.
Umm...no she doesn't? The end of the episode in fact shows that the house is haunted!
SCOOBY-DO AND CYCLOPS TOO
"Scooby-Doo" is misspelled.
NO THANKS MASKED MANX
Shaggy solves the case of a high-society burglar.
The description ruins the episode again. Also, just Shaggy? What about the rest of the gang?
THE STONY GLARE
The title is missing "Stare" as the last word.
Disguised as the Mastermind, an evil tour guide plans to overthrow the world.
Once again, the episode's mystery is ruined by the description.
They investigate a riverboat ghost.
"They?" Who's they? Someone was a bit lazy here lol.
THE GHOULIEST SHOW ON EARTH
Upon Scooby's return to his home town, a demon circus comes to plague Doosberry.
There is no such town as "Doosberry." The name of the town was Dooville.
HORROR OF THE HAUNTED HAIRPIECE
The Scooby-Doo Detectives jump into action when the monster, Big Wig, escapes from a new video game in Daphne's arcade. But the hairy horror turns out to be the baker next door.
This is probably my favorite of the errors. The first sentence describes the episode perfectly, what was the point of adding in the second sentence which spoils everything for no reason? Lol.
WRESTLE MANIACS (WNSD)
When the Coolsville Wrestling Federation seems to be haunted, Carol Colossal calls on Shaggy and company for help. Scooby-Doo and his pals prove they're skills in a ghostly match.
Besides "their" being misspelled, this is for the "What's New Scooby-Doo?" episode, yet the description describes the Pup Named Scooby-Doo episode.
THE MENACE OF MANTICORE
Another typo in the title. "The" is put in the wrong place. The correct title is "Menace of the Manticore."
WHERE STALKS THE SCAREBEAR
I believe the title of the episode is "Scarebear," not "Where Stalks the Scarebear."
THEATER OF DOOM
Life imitates art in Crystal Cove's annual Haunted Historical Pageant.
Uhh...what happened here? It sounds like someone didn't know anything about the episode other than the Historical Pageant was in it.
WB Exec 1: "What happened at the Historical pageant?"
WB Exec 2: "Umm...life...imitates...art?"
DANCE OF THE UNDEAD
When Crystal Cove's favorite southern celebrity chef has a cooking accident, strange incidents ensue.
A famous band, whose members died 30 years ago in a plane crash in Crystal Cove, comes back to haunt the town on the 30th anniversary of their death.
Both of these episode descriptions are switched around. The description for "The Devouring" summarizes "Dance of the Undead," and vice versa.
It's the end of the world! And our heroes must work together to ultimately realize their love for each other is the true Heart of the Jaguar.
The description partially ruins the end of the episode once again.
SCOOBY-DOO GHASTLY GOALS
The Mystery Inc. gang may be made up of champions when it comes to solving mysteries, but how do they fare in sports when the competition is ghoulish and their opponents are monsters literally?
What are they talking about? It sounds like someone just made up a random description that knew nothing about the movie. Nothing about this summary is accurate and just sounds like generic guessing.
SCOOBY-DOO! MUSIC OF THE VAMPIRE
Daphne stars in a vampire movie. But when a real vampire shows up, the Scooby gang must investigate.
This one is actually also on the iTunes and Amazon description, throwback to Fun Fact of the Week #2 from 2014, and this still hasn't been fixed! What movie were they watching? It clearly wasn't this one, since this summary is completely incorrect and the film has nothing to do with Daphne as a vampire film star.
Additionally, though these are not linguistic typos, it's worth noting that three of the thumbnails for episodes ("Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats," "The Bee Team," and "House of the Nightmare Witch") show the culprit being unmasked, thus ruining the episode.
That about wraps up all of Boomerang's typos, and I hope at least some of them amused you!
~ WildwindVampire ~