I hope you all had a great weekend! I'm not sure how you all spent it, but I personally spent a lot of this weekend binge watching the new season of Jellystone! It wasn't my intention, but it's such an entertaining show that I couldn't stop watching it haha. Particularly, the episode "Business" is quite possibly the best social commentary on the free market/capitalism I've ever seen in any show, ranging from talking about the balance between government and corporate special interests to how everything has become commercialized and sometimes overly profit-driven...but in a funny, tongue-in-cheek way. Regardless of your political standings, I would absolutely recommend checking out this episode in particular as it's AMAZING and I literally cannot say enough good things about this episode (and the show in general). Anyway, I was thrilled that there were tons of Scooby references in Jellystone season 2, and wanted to make today's fun fact about the series given the new season just came out Thursday.
In the episode "Bleep," Cindy Bear has a milk carton which has a picture of Scrappy as a missing person on the side. Moreover, an animatic in this tweet reveals that an early draft of the episode "Cats Don't Dance" had a missing person poster featuring Scrappy, but it wasn't in the final version of episode, possibly because they put it in this episode instead.
In the episode "Jailcation" (which is another one of my favorite episodes for how hilarious it is), the cop at the Santo Paino Maximum Security Prison is The Creeper.
Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy also watch 5,069 episodes of Scooby-Doo together in the episode "The Big Stink" (although there aren't that many episodes lol).
While it's not directly Scooby related, the episode "Heroes and Capes" sort of indirectly continues the SCOOB! continuity with Blue Falcon having a very similar personality to how he behaved in that film.
Another episode, "Uh Oh! It's a Burglar," has a whodunnit, person-in-a-mask element to it featuring Jabberjaw and Loopy De Loop. As a side note for those who have seen the episode, the weird Gruesomes movie that's shown for a few seconds is amazing. I would absolutely love to see the full-length movie of Fred sitting on a haunted toilet in the Gruesomes' house, while Mr. Gruesome makes scary food puns haha. I never expected to see The Gruesomes back again, and it was done in such a ridiculous way that it was amazing lol. Easily the most hilarious scene of the series for me.
If you have HBO Max, I would highly recommend checking out Jellystone!, especially if you liked Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!. Despite the different animation, it's such a funny show and is right up my alley when it comes to humor style.
Thanks so much to James for sending me the link to the tweet with the storyboard (as well as providing the Creeper image below before I'd seen the episode).
If anyone's seen the new season of Jellystone! and wants to discuss it, I'd be happy to do so in the comments as if you can't tell I'm super excited about this new season and thought it was incredible lol.