***This is a spoiler-free review.**
For those who didn't read my comments on the Hex Girls post, I have been lucky enough to see these episodes through a friend in Spain's subscription to HBO Spain. While I would love to share these, there is no way for me to provide a link to these or download them off of HBO. HBO Spain has a block up on downloads or recordings, and you need to pay for a subscription from Spain to view them. I was incredibly lucky that my friend had allowed me access to his HBO account, and I apologize that I am not able to share links with you.
I enjoyed this episode!
Steve was a really solid guest star and he had a lot of good moments, most prominently where he redeems his love for chipmunks at the end haha. Speaking of the ending, it ends differently than a lot of other episodes have, and I enjoyed that.
The Fire Beast was a pretty cool looking villain. But again, Fred, Daphne and Velma had interchangeable lines which I don't really like. They also used a variation on that door gag for the fifth or sixth time in a row now, which is getting old.
Having visited Italy last summer, I also noticed quite a lot of unfortunate stereotypes in this episode. I'd say Steve was the best part of this episode and the Fire Beast had a cool design, but nothing special with the gang really.
This places 14/19 on the scoreboard, since it wasn't a particularly offensively bad episode, but it was also pretty lackluster in general compared to most others.
I'm also including a villain pic at the bottom of the Fire Beast, in case people are interested.
1. The Sword, The Fox and the Scooby-Doo!
2. One Minute Mysteries!
3. Elementary, My Dear Shaggy!
4. When Urkel-Bots Go Bad!
5. What a Night, for a Dark Knight!
6. Attack of the Weird Al-osaurus!
7. The Cursed Cabinet of Professor Madds Markson!
8. The Nightmare Ghost of Psychic U!
9. Revenge of the Swamp Monster!
10. The Scooby of a Thousand Faces!
11. Now You Sia, Now You Don't!
12. The New York Underground!
13. Hollywood Knights!
14. Fear of the Fire Beast!
15. Quit Clowning!
16. Peebles' Pet Shop of Terrible Terrors!
17. Ollie Ollie In-come Free!
18. The Fastest Food Fiend!
19. A Mystery Solving Gang Divided
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