Fun Fact of the Week #393
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.
3/21/2022 07:38:15 am
When's Jellystone coming to Australia?
3/21/2022 01:56:24 pm
I freakin' LOVE Jellystone!! It's hilarious and is one of my favorite shows! I love the Scooby references. Hopefully we'll see them make appearances.
3/21/2022 05:39:27 pm
Glad to meet a fellow Jellystone! fan! It's right up my alley in terms of humor so almost every episode has been amazing for me. There have been a few duds, like a couple of the early Yakky/Augie/Shag episodes and that weird video game one, but for the most part they've been awesome!
3/21/2022 03:09:49 pm
Considering there's 40 more episodes to come, I really hope we see Mystery Inc.
3/21/2022 05:38:21 pm
That would be really cool to have Mystery Inc. appear in the show! They've already been mentioned in the context of Augie and Doggie Daddy watching the TV show, but they've broken continuity before, so I could see them ditching the continuity of Scooby-Doo just being a show and making Mystery Inc. appear as regular people. They even have a meta joke at the end of one episode about how the ending made no sense and was full of plotholes lol.
3/21/2022 03:11:25 pm
Unfortunately, I haven't seen any episodes. I've been given the opportunity with cartoon sites, but I don't want to take the risks. I've seen lots of amazing images and clips, however.
3/21/2022 05:35:44 pm
I liked that too haha. I know there's no info on when it will come to other countries, but I'd highly recommend watching episodes as soon as you get the chance. There are Hanna-Barbera references (besides the characters) in every episode and it's super fun noticing them. Honestly if they were ever to go through with creating the shared Hanna-Barbera universe they talked about creating with Scoob! (which they seem to have scrapped), this would be the way I'd want them to do it.
3/21/2022 10:52:18 pm
I meant to say the new season 2 episodes.
3/22/2022 08:56:21 am
Oh gotcha. I agree it would be nice if they continued the Easter eggs in Holiday Haunt.
3/21/2022 10:54:35 pm
I've been intrigued by this show but have not watched it yet. I've even heard some great things from other parts of the internet that aren't Scooby Doo related lol
3/22/2022 04:44:10 am
I haven't seen Jellystone yet either
3/22/2022 08:55:49 am
It's definitely a great show, and I think it ties together all the different HB characters excellently in a very entertaining way. The humor is very similar to Be Cool which is part of the reason why I like it so much.
3/22/2022 02:04:46 pm
I am a sucker for the classic Hanna Barbera characters. I'm a big Laff-a-lympics fan and believe it or not, I also quite enjoy Yogi's Gang simply because they gather all of the characters together.
3/22/2022 04:46:15 pm
I don't think I've seen much of Yogi's Gang beyond a few episodes. I liked it for what it was, although a few elements were a bit cringey if I remember right. They actually reference Yogi's Gang several times in Jellystone!, and bring several of the villains back.
3/22/2022 09:52:19 pm
Oh it ABSOLUTELY is cheesy beyond imagination. Although my reaction wasn’t cringing as much as kind of just getting used to it
3/22/2022 10:24:13 pm
The villains were a cute idea to teach younger kids not to do certain things (i.e. littering, being a bigot, lying) but it's a bit odd to watch as an adult haha. I do remember sort of liking certain elements of it once I had seen a few episodes. It seems like a cute, inoffensive little show that's relatively enjoyable from what I've seen.
3/22/2022 11:00:16 pm
I can see where someone might feel like they are watching Sesame Street or something when watching it, but I guess it is because the source material isn't really aimed for toddlers so it doesn't feel as weird to me
3/23/2022 02:42:44 am
Yogi's Treasure Hunt was one of the more enjoyable shows with the old roster of HB characters to me. Was never a big fan of these classic HB characters and shows personally, but the Dastardly & Muttley and Yogi-Boo Boo-Ranger side of things were always clearly the best to me.
3/23/2022 08:24:54 am
That's a really neat perspective on how Yogi's Gang is optimistic. It is kinda sweet how upbeat the show is :)
3/23/2022 10:08:02 am
Yogi's Treasure Hunt was vastly different from Yogi's Gang
3/23/2022 10:15:04 am
Forgot to send the link for Yogi's Treasure Hunt review in my previous comment, sorry about that here it is.
3/23/2022 10:15:18 am
I've never seen Yogi's Treasure Hunt either
3/23/2022 10:07:42 pm
Thanks for the detailed description and sending the review! It looks like a decent show. Hopefully they'll release it someday.
3/22/2022 09:05:50 am
Yes, Jellystone is a much better cartoon then ,Yo Yogi! was I honestly recommend avoiding that show at all costs.
3/22/2022 02:06:58 pm
Wow, very detailed analysis here. I am not overly familiar with Yo Yogi other than that it is supposed to be pretty bad. Although I do hold the seemingly unpopular opinion that I like Yogi's Gang. Always love the characters and the preachiness is more charming than annoying to me for some reason
3/22/2022 04:45:00 pm
Thank you for this detailed analysis, Whackman! I've never seen Yo Yogi! personally but I have not heard good things about it. It's interesting to hear they changed Ranger Smith into a police officer. Yogi trying to be "hip" and "radical" and accusing people of being classicists sounds super cringey. The 3-D glasses thing sounds very odd, I wonder why they would include something like that, since it immediately dates the show.
3/23/2022 02:44:33 am
Great analysis on why Yo Yogi is dreadful! I could barely finish clips of that show, it's that awful.
3/23/2022 08:21:47 am
I'll have to watch some clips from the show one of these days to see how bad it actually is lol.
3/23/2022 09:15:42 am
Yo Yogi does stream on Boomerang's SVOD in case anybody wants to to check out how bad that show is there.
3/23/2022 10:36:13 pm
I just watched an episode - namely "Tricky Dickie's Dirty Trickies" (weird name lol) - and yeah, it was pretty bad. The plot dragged on and I was bored by the end, and it was mainly just random antics loosely connected by a plot. The episode ending with Dick Dastardly exclaiming "Drat! Double Drat! Triple Drat! Quadruple Drat!" seems like even the writers had run out of steam by the end lol. I guess my overall assessment of the show is that it seems like a half-developed concept with a lot of unnecessary and boring filler.
3/24/2022 05:24:27 am
King Tweety will be more enjoyable in June. 💛
3/24/2022 10:29:35 am
Normally I get excited about new Looney Tunes projects, but here in my opinion the animation looks a little off. More off than the animation in Wabbit/New Looney Tunes. Still, I'll check this movie out to see if it's any good.
3/24/2022 11:26:15 am
I wish we had a survey for new Scooby-Doo projects.
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