I loved this episode! Sean Astin was an amazing guest star and I loved that he's basically just living his Lord of the Rings role here haha. All the little puns and references to Lord of the Rings were a lot of fun and the monster was so cool-looking! I do wish they'd given him a more unique name than "Green Man Monster" (according to the credits), but oh well. The setting of the hardware store was pretty unique. The only thing I felt was a little cringey was Velma's "mansplaining" joke, which felt a bit forced to me. Otherwise, this was one of my favorite episodes and barely makes the top 10. This knocks "Elementary, My Dear Shaggy!" out of the top 10 and takes the #10 spot.
1. I Put a Hex on You!
2. Total Jeopardy!
3. The Horrible Haunted Hospital of Dr. Phineas Phrag!
4. The Last Inmate!
5. The Dreaded Remake of Jekyll & Hyde!
6. Dark Diner of Route 66!
7. The Sword, The Fox and the Scooby-Doo!
8. One Minute Mysteries!
9. Dance Matron of Mayhem!
10. Returning of the Key Ring!
11. Elementary, My Dear Shaggy!
12. Too Many Dummies!
13. When Urkel-Bots Go Bad!
14. The Feast of Dr. Frankenfooder!
15. The Internet on Haunted House Hill!
16. What a Night, for a Dark Knight!
17. Attack of the Weird Al-osaurus!
18. The Cursed Cabinet of Professor Madds Markson!
19. A Run Cycle Through Time!
20. The Nightmare Ghost of Psychic U!
21. A Fashion Nightmare!
22. The Wedding Witch of Wainsly Hall!
23. The 7th Inning Scare!
24. The Crown Jewel of Boxing!
25. Scooby On Ice!
26. Lost Soles of Jungle River!
27. Caveman on the Half Pipe!
28. A Moveable Mystery!
29. Revenge of the Swamp Monster!
30. The Scooby of a Thousand Faces!
31. Now You Sia, Now You Don't!
32. The High School Wolfman's Musical Lament!
33. The Tao of Scoob!
34. The New York Underground!
35. The Phantom, the Talking Dog, and the Hot Hot Hot Sauce!
36. Hollywood Knights!
37. Fear of the Fire Beast!
38. The Hot Dog Dog!
39. Quit Clowning!
40. Peebles' Pet Shop of Terrible Terrors!
41. Space Station Scooby
42. Ollie Ollie In-come Free!
43. The Fastest Food Fiend!
44. A Mystery Solving Gang Divided
3/18/2021 11:05:02 am
As you know I LOVED this one!!! #3 for me, the monster was amazing and I liked how there was just confusion with the suspects. Like, I didn’t see it coming, I thought it was the teen worker lol.
3/18/2021 11:07:17 am
I actually guessed it was the environmentally-conscious worker. I loved how they made this whole episode into a "quest" and the Alliance of the Ring bit was very punny and clever! :) Haha, I would love to see them capture Mad Matey's ghost lol.
3/18/2021 11:12:20 am
I did kinda think she was the bad guy but it seemed that she was too suspicious, and you know what that means in this series, say it with me everyone:
3/18/2021 11:18:18 am
That is absolutely true haha. I'm not sure why I suspected her, but I'm glad I did given she ended up being the culprit lol.
4/2/2021 12:09:15 pm
Ikr. I did like Sean Astin and his LOTR fantasy but I found the culprit very underwhelming because I am not a fan of her look. Also that ending with the treasure of Mad Matey was such a tease and I wish that was actually an episode. Anyone mind writing a sequel episode based on that? That would be awesome
4/2/2021 04:09:38 pm
I wish it was a real episode! Someone needs to write some fanfiction of that haha.
5/10/2021 11:41:30 pm
@WildwindVampire don't give me any ideas...LOL!!
3/18/2021 11:25:45 am
This episode was pretty good. I liked that the setting was in a hardware store. They never solved a mystery in a hardware store. It’s cool that they still come up with settings. I agree that the monster was cool but the name is pretty lame. Shout out to Sean Astin for getting really into his role. The lord of the rings references were great. Like the Mark Hamill episode with the star war references.
3/18/2021 11:28:50 am
I think it's amazing that they're still able to come up with new settings after so many episodes too! Sean Astin being so into his role is what made this episode for me. It also felt sort of like a classic New Scooby-Doo Movies episode to me, which I loved.
3/18/2021 11:43:47 am
I really wish they went closer to his prototype design we found a few months ago. While this design didn't look a whole lot like Sean, it was pretty bland. Not Jason Sudeikis bland, but still pretty bland.
3/21/2021 10:20:17 am
Agreed that it would have been nice if the design was less bland, but it didn't really bother me all that much tbh.
3/18/2021 12:12:24 pm
I watched a bit of this episode in Turkish and I knew it would be a great episode, where can I find it?
3/18/2021 12:19:07 pm
My guy there’s a link in the latest fun fact of the week comment thread
3/18/2021 12:20:02 pm
3/18/2021 12:18:56 pm
Pretty cool that both Sean Astin and his father John Astin (Gomez Addams in Wednesday is Missing) have done voice work in a Scooby-Doo episode.
3/18/2021 12:19:35 pm
3/18/2021 12:19:52 pm
And in a guest starring role too!
3/21/2021 10:20:58 am
I think that's super cool as well! I was actually kind of wondering if they were going to reference John at all in this episode.
3/18/2021 12:51:49 pm
This episode was pretty cool, I loved the setting SO much and atleast it gave an opportunity to make the door scene unique. I'm ranking season 1 and 2 separately so this episode ranks 4/16
3/21/2021 10:21:49 am
I actually didn't mind the door scene in this one either because it felt so unique compared to the other ones they've done.
3/21/2021 10:27:36 am
My favourite part of the episode was hands down the "YOU SHALL NOT have it!
3/21/2021 10:51:34 am
There were a lot of great Lord of the Rings references in this episode! :)
3/18/2021 03:11:36 pm
How did you watch this these two episodes? I can't find them on the boomerang app.
3/18/2021 03:18:37 pm
I posted Google Drive links in the last fun fact post
3/18/2021 03:19:22 pm
There are two links in the mystery machine fun fact comment section.
3/19/2021 07:30:42 am
That's Funny I never knew Sean Astin was in Lord of the Rings?
3/19/2021 08:33:10 am
3/19/2021 12:38:45 pm
Surprised nobody's pointed out the references to old episodes yet, the sales clerk looking like Helga the housemaid, bailing the villain like the Creeper, and I'm sure the bank detective's design is from somewhere to, just can't put my finger on it. Personally for me this was another one of those love em or hate em guest stars and for me I just did not like Sean Astin, a lot like Mark Hamill, the whole Lord of the Rings focus dominated the whole episode and got old FAST for me. Loved the overall mystery just not certain aspects on how it was done. There were just so many plot holes in the whole thing, what happened to the customers? What was that gas the plant sprayed?What happened to the store manager? Did love the snake joke though. 20/42
3/20/2021 05:13:49 am
True, it did have a lot of plot holes.
3/21/2021 08:00:50 am
Oh wow there are a lot of references in this episode. The garden lady looking like Helga the housemaid but also has the hairstyle like Elma the maid from Abracadabra Doo. How they captured the plant monster is like how they captured the creeper with bailing. As for the bank detective, I also can’t put my finger on who he looks like but it will come to me.
3/21/2021 10:24:51 am
I noticed the hay bailing of the villain being like the Creeper, though I hadn't thought about the sales clerk looking like Helga the housemaid! Great point that they never addressed the gas, and strange that they didn't have the store managers show up at the very end. I can absolutely see why you wouldn't like this one if you didn't like the Mark Hamill one, as they were very similar.
3/21/2021 03:45:19 pm
Along with the bailing of the plant monster like the bailing of the creeper, The gardening lady wanting to pull off a bank heist can be like Mr. Carswell stealing from the bank. The bank detective monitoring the everything that’s going on, including the gardening lady and her plans to rob the bank is like the bank guard installing a camera and watching Mr. Carswell steal from the bank.
3/22/2021 09:17:11 am
That's a great point! I hadn't thought about how similar Carlswell's crimes were to the Plant Monster's.
3/20/2021 05:27:26 am
These are my rankings for season 2! (I know it's random but some of my opinions are pretty different from WildWindVampire's!)
3/20/2021 07:28:00 am
Surprised to see The Last Inmate at the Bottom. That episode was awesome. But hey we all have our own opinions.
3/20/2021 07:49:43 am
I know, but I personally felt that they focussed more on the fact that Morgan will be documenting the whole thing and didn't give much care for the mystery. We just met the 2 suspects and it felt very bland.
3/21/2021 10:22:41 am
Interesting rankings! I'm surprised to see "The Last Inmate! so low while "The Hot Dog Dog!" was so high!
3/21/2021 10:26:05 am
To be honest I found "The Hot Dog Dog" an interesting mystery but not the best, I found the setting great and for "The Last Inmate" I felt like they put no effort into the mystery especially with the suspects. I felt like they focussed more on Morgan documenting it. If you want I can post my rankings for season 1 and I think my number 2 spot will surprise alot of people...
3/21/2021 10:29:06 am
Oh and I don't know why but the look of Joey Chestnut reminded me of Tim Conway from The New Scooby Doo Movies.
3/21/2021 10:53:00 am
Sure, you can post your season 1 rankings!
3/21/2021 10:52:41 am
1. The Last Inmate!
3/21/2021 10:57:15 am
Very nice rankings! I'd say more or less your top 10 is somewhat similar to mine. Your #5 and 8-10 are not ones I'd say are my favorites, though they are good episodes.
3/21/2021 11:30:36 am
Ok... these are my season 1 rankings!
3/21/2021 11:44:43 am
frankly, I'm surprised that one minute mysteries is so low
3/21/2021 12:30:11 pm
It did have some great moments though!
3/21/2021 04:54:00 pm
Because it was pretty bad. It ranks 37/42 for me. Abut half the episode is just filler and rest is just totally rushed.
3/22/2021 09:16:21 am
Nice rankings! I personally liked "One Minute Mysteries!" so I was also surprised it was so low in your rankings. Same with "Attack of the Weird Al-osaurus!" and "Elementary, My Dear Shaggy!".
3/22/2021 12:14:41 pm
I found "One Minute Mysteries" Very filler but really enjoyable! So it isn't that low on the list. The ending was also enjoyable but it doesn't make sense that the villain was just The Flash's villain. I also found it lame when it happened in the Batman episode. "Attack of the weird al-osaurus was nothing special but not bad and I found "Elementary, My Dear Shaggy" very basic and obvious. The suspects just disappeared and I found it bland but not an awful episode.
3/30/2021 11:55:39 am
Eh, I really enjoyed the Flash episode for how different it was. Weird Al and Sherlock was fun too and I liked the quirkier Daphne in the latter episode.
11/7/2021 08:55:59 am
Wildwind, I just want you to know that you mistakenly put the Plant Monster picture from SD&GW? in the BCSD episode guide list.
11/7/2021 05:58:23 pm
Thank you so much for pointing this out! What happened is that I was retaking villain pictures for the last 11 Guess Who episodes the other day without the Boomerang logo. If two images are named the same thing, whichever was most recently uploaded to the site automatically replaces the old one. I had forgotten that I'd given the BCSD plant monster image the same name, so when I added the new Guess Who villain pic for "Returning of the Key Ring!", it accidentally deleted the other one. I fixed it now.
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