This was such a fun, nostalgic episode! It was so much fun having Cher back and it's really sweet that she invited Scooby on her yacht for his birthday. The atmosphere/setting of the episode was amazing. This felt like a perfect combo of "The Secret of Shark Island" and "A Clue for Scooby-Doo." Even if they didn't officially call it a "graveyard of ships" like they did in "A Clue for Scooby-Doo," it was a really cool how they reused that concept in this episode. I noticed they also reimagined the scene from "A Clue for Scooby-Doo" where they inflate Scooby's diving suit, so it can be popped and launched at the monster. Cher's yacht also looked a little similar to the one the gang saw disappear in "A Clue for Scooby-Doo."
Cher was an all-around amazing guest star. You could definitely tell her voice aged, but nonetheless, it didn't make it any less nostalgic. She seemed a lot more friendly in this one, as she was very irritable and sarcastic in "The Secret of Shark Island," but that didn't bother me. I loved that they even mentioned their adventures from "The Secret of Shark Island" a couple times in this episode; I have to admit I wasn't expecting that and was a little worried Cher wasn't going to recognize them. It was really funny that Cher said she didn't want to deal with any more Shark Men the next time they got together haha. I kind of wondered if they'd reference Sonny at all, but given his death, it probably would have been too awkward and sad to mention.
I loved the Shark Men as well. They looked very similar to the original villains and the motive behind them dressing up was even pretty similar.
Overall, this was a wonderful episode that is definitely one of my favorites purely due to how nostalgic it was. It didn't quite make my top 10 episodes, but it was incredibly close!
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. Cher, Scooby and the Sargasso Sea!
12. Elementary, My Dear Shaggy!
13. Too Many Dummies!
14. When Urkel-Bots Go Bad!
15. The Feast of Dr. Frankenfooder!
16. The Internet on Haunted House Hill!
17. What a Night, for a Dark Knight!
18. Attack of the Weird Al-osaurus!
19. The Cursed Cabinet of Professor Madds Markson!
20. A Run Cycle Through Time!
21. The Nightmare Ghost of Psychic U!
22. A Fashion Nightmare!
23. The Wedding Witch of Wainsly Hall!
24. The 7th Inning Scare!
25. The Crown Jewel of Boxing!
26. Scooby On Ice!
27. Lost Soles of Jungle River!
28. Caveman on the Half Pipe!
29. A Moveable Mystery!
30. Revenge of the Swamp Monster!
31. The Scooby of a Thousand Faces!
32. Now You Sia, Now You Don't!
33. The High School Wolfman's Musical Lament!
34. The Tao of Scoob!
35. The New York Underground!
36. The Phantom, the Talking Dog, and the Hot Hot Hot Sauce!
37. The Lost Mines of Kilimanjaro!
38. Hollywood Knights!
39. Fear of the Fire Beast!
40. The Hot Dog Dog!
41. Quit Clowning!
42. Peebles' Pet Shop of Terrible Terrors!
43. Space Station Scooby
44. Ollie Ollie In-come Free!
45. The Fastest Food Fiend!
46. A Mystery Solving Gang Divided
3/30/2021 11:40:28 am
I enjoyed this episode!
3/30/2021 11:42:44 am
The episode will be 50 years old next year! That's so crazy to think about! I agree, he whole "salvage rights" thing did feel very much like Be Cool.
3/30/2021 11:43:52 am
Should I combine my rankings or keep the seasons seperated?
3/30/2021 11:45:29 am
Totally up to you! I'm choosing to do mine as the whole series just to see how the series compares as a whole. Also, did you not see one of the episodes yet? Just asking as you said 19 and there are 20 episodes of season 2 out now.
3/30/2021 11:47:06 am
3/30/2021 11:49:21 am
You must still not have seen "Dark Diner of Route 66!" or "The Last Inmate"?
3/30/2021 12:09:17 pm
I have seen the "The Last Inmate" but not "Dark Diner of Route 66" since the boomerang streaming service isn't avalible in my country. Unfortunately, "The Last Inmate" is at the bottom of the list for me I just forgot to write it. I'm sure i've put it in previous rankings before.
3/30/2021 12:10:15 pm
Oh gotcha. I could give you a link to "Dark Diner of Route 66!" that someone recently posted on here if you would like!
3/30/2021 01:06:10 pm
Really? Thank you so much I would really appreciate that!!!!
3/30/2021 01:12:41 pm
Here's the link! http://streamable.com/e/5nas7u?loop=0
3/30/2021 01:20:38 pm
3/30/2021 01:26:48 pm
You're welcome! Hope you enjoy it! :)
3/30/2021 12:01:21 pm
I LOVED THIS EPISODE!!!
3/30/2021 12:04:31 pm
I found the culprits to be pretty obvious too, but Cher bossing them around after they were caught was amazing! I didn't mind the original shark men, and thought these looked pretty similar to them except with a little more flare (like you said).
3/30/2021 12:01:46 pm
This was one of the best so far. The only thing slightly negative for me was Cher's voice. That really much of a problem though, because it wasn't really annoying, just different. The callbacks to the classic episodes were fantastic. Easily in my top ten.
3/30/2021 12:03:13 pm
Totally agree on Cher's voice sounding a little different sine she aged. It's been nearly 50 years since her first episode, though, so it's understandable. I wanted to put this in my top 10, but I couldn't quite justify putting it above the ones I currently have there. Maybe I'll change my mind though.
3/30/2021 12:10:53 pm
Yeah! Her voice was a thought I had too because it sounded so low pitched. Nonetheless I can't judge an episode by someone's voice and I placed this one at 2/19
3/30/2021 12:12:41 pm
Yeah, it didn't bug me that much. Cher was apparently 26 when she recorded her original episode's lines and now she's 74, so it totally makes sense as to why it would sound a little different.
3/30/2021 12:03:20 pm
Also, because Shark Island is my favourite of the New Movies, of course I liked this one!!
3/30/2021 12:05:06 pm
Yes, this was a big factor as to why I liked the episode as much as I did! It felt super nostalgic!
3/30/2021 12:12:16 pm
That episode was cool but not my favourite especially since there was just 1 suspect. My favourite of that series was probably "The Frickert Fracas" even though it gets super lame after they capture the 2 guys running around.
3/30/2021 12:13:56 pm
Oh gosh, I totally agree it gets pretty lame towards the end. There's a recurring joke on a Scooby podcast I listen to in which one of the hosts jokes about how the end is basically just Jonathan Winters making 10 minutes of mouth sounds when they're in the barn haha.
3/31/2021 01:10:25 am
I can't lie, I really enjoyed the mouse sound scene though
3/30/2021 12:19:25 pm
Gotta love how Dark Diner still feels more like the New Movies than a sequel to an episode of the New Movies XD
3/30/2021 01:20:36 pm
I know, right? Haha
3/30/2021 12:36:44 pm
This was an excellent episode. Cher was a really good guest star and was more fun than her previous appearance though her previous appearance didn’t really bother me. I liked how she mentioned their previous adventure in The Secret of Shark Island. It was also cool seeing reference from A Clue for Scooby Doo. I liked the cake gag. Thought it was funny when Cher makes a cake for Scooby and it get ruined somehow.
3/30/2021 01:13:57 pm
I'd say I liked her previous appearance a little better but this was still a great episode!
3/30/2021 12:51:24 pm
The nostalgia from Secret of Shark Island almost made me a little emotional watching this episode. Possibly my favorite that I have seen so far. I never expected it to be close to that classic, but just the references made this one fantastic
3/30/2021 01:14:39 pm
I didn't expect it to be so close the original either, but it was amazing how much it was! This definitely surpassed my expectations!
3/30/2021 06:29:30 pm
Can you please send the link where you watched it?
3/31/2021 01:12:46 am
3/30/2021 01:00:52 pm
Loved this episode tbh! I mean, besides the two things that bother me most about this series (the ridiculously dragged doors gag and the nameless culprits), it was pretty good. The references to "The Secret of Shark Island" were neat. Another reference to "A Clue for Scooby-Doo" that I noticed, besides the inflated diving suit, was the scene where Shaggy and Scooby, this time with Cher, posed on the ships as figureheads to fool the shark men.
3/30/2021 01:17:44 pm
The door scenes and the nameless culprits bother me as well, but I didn't mind it too much in this episode. Oh my gosh, I didn't even think about that being a reference, but you're right!
3/30/2021 01:16:07 pm
Wildwind, you forgot references to Scooby Doo Where's the Crew, the Demon Shark in the Foggy Dark, ghost of the bad humor man and Foul Play in Funland. Sadly, I really enjoyed this episode but it was let down by a really predictable villain and quite frankly, stupid plot. I'm sorry, but the captain and first mate could quite easily have split the gold in half, done everything honestly and still been rich and that really, really annoyed me. In all truth I could have written this better. They could have invited Chaz Bono on who, from stories of his childhood, wanted to give his mother another mystery to remember after seeing how much she loved her time with the gang. Up until the last quarter this was top ten possibly top 5, now I just don't know where to put it, you know what 29/46.
3/30/2021 01:20:12 pm
Sorry you didn't enjoy the episode. I noticed the "Foul Play in Funland" reference (the plate falling on Scooby's head) but what were the references to "Scooby Doo, Where's the Crew?" "The Ghost of the Bad Humor Man" and "There's a Demon Shark in the Foggy Dark"?
3/30/2021 02:57:21 pm
Actually, my Foul Play in Funland one was Scooby licking the Ice cream of his nose, a lot like the cotton candy gag from the original Scooby Doo opening. Scooby Doo Where's the Crew there were a few. I can't remember one but there was the diving room which was very similar in design along with the gold in the ship, to be honest the whole plot was almost exactly the same! The Ghost of Bad Humor Man was very subtle and probably wasn't intentionally but it was the weight of the Mystery Machine that Fred noticed reminded me a lot of the weight of the armoured car in the garage. The design of the shark Monster in my eyes was quite similar to that of the one in a Demon Shark.
3/30/2021 03:35:03 pm
Oh cool, I actually hadn't notice those!
3/30/2021 01:39:01 pm
Another reference in this episode from A Clue for Scooby Doo is Scooby telling the fish to go away.
3/30/2021 01:53:42 pm
That's a bit of a vague one haha, but I suppose it could have been a reference!
3/30/2021 02:01:43 pm
I just finished watching "Dark Diner on Route 66" and boy did I love it. To me it was so great to see everyone get taken away by the mud men making it feel like the monsters are overpowered. The door scene in this one was fantastic especially with one of the mud men getting stuck in the door scene. I knew who the culprits were but I wasn't certain. The fact that there are 3 monsters and I still can't be 100% sure who the monster is is really fun for me. Also it's weird to me how when Axl, Scooby and Shaggy reach the edge, Axl yells "stop" with a smile on his face which was probably a mistake. Also, how come in the credits it says College Kid and Mudman when there are 3 of each? I just felt that this episode was so short even though it wasn't. It felt short. That's why I would feel guilty putting it above the Cher episode which is on number 2. But, which such a cool and original mystery and place, it goes onto the number 2 spot.
3/30/2021 02:03:27 pm
Glad you liked it so much! Yeah, the culprits were pretty easy to guess. I didn't notice that credits mistake interesting!
3/30/2021 02:30:36 pm
Atleast they actually tried with the suspects and it actually made me uncertain of who the monsters could be.
3/30/2021 02:07:23 pm
I just thought of something. In Scooby Doo Pirates Ahoy, they go aboard a cruise ship for Fred’s birthday. In this episode they go aboard a cruise ship for Scooby’s Birthday.
3/30/2021 03:32:43 pm
3/30/2021 04:56:01 pm
Is there a link to the Lost Soles Of Jungle River episode, I can't find it anywhere^^
3/30/2021 05:18:49 pm
Here you go Jayden
3/31/2021 01:12:44 am
lol i'm Jayden. he's James
3/30/2021 05:18:55 pm
Yes! Here you go: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16gE5M7WIJucpS_F5_X_XGOa3dKWyvEhC/view?usp=sharing
3/30/2021 05:19:45 pm
Oh lol we both gave it to him my bad Wildwind.
3/30/2021 05:20:54 pm
No worries, we posted it 6 seconds apart it looks like haha. Also, btw, that was James that was asking, not Jayden.
3/30/2021 05:46:31 pm
Oh ok haha and also my bad James about mixing up the names.
3/30/2021 06:39:37 pm
Great! Thanks so much for the episode!
3/30/2021 08:57:19 pm
Anybody else noticed that the male twin looks like Winslow from the Loch Ness Mess?
3/31/2021 10:03:14 am
I hadn't noticed it when I watched the episode, but someone pointed it out to me yesterday.
3/31/2021 03:13:58 am
Love Cher's leotard
3/31/2021 06:59:45 am
What I also like about this episode is that Cher mentioned Barbados. My family is from Barbados. I was not expecting that.
6/27/2022 10:15:01 pm
That's super cool! :)
3/31/2021 08:56:48 am
I think Canada ia airing the episodes in this order. This seems to match up with this polish episode guide.
3/31/2021 09:00:15 am
Sky Town is coming April 4th. I'm so excited!
3/31/2021 10:06:29 am
Interesting, thank you for the info! If it does air this way, we'll have to go two weeks after Cool School without new episodes ("Total Jeopardy!" is already confirmed to air on April 11).
3/31/2021 01:07:50 pm
I really enjoyed these new episodes that came out lately. This episode with Cher was great, especially with some neat references.
6/27/2022 10:14:39 pm
That's really cool, thank you for sharing! (not sure how I missed responding to so many comments on this thread)
4/2/2021 09:28:32 am
Hey WildWind I just watched this episode today...and you were right it was very nostalgic in deed. However my only critisism is that, since Cher and the rest of the gang were celebrating Scooby's birthday in this episode, how come she didn't invite Simone to the party? I mean come on every birthday party needs a birthday clown. does it not?
4/2/2021 09:34:24 am
Clowns are frickin terrifying!
4/2/2021 04:08:52 pm
That's a really cool idea!
9/30/2021 09:35:29 am
Scooby: If I do not get my birthday cake soon, I am gonna end up like Simone on a good day!
4/5/2021 09:28:44 am
This is a bit random, but I like how the Sword, the fox and the scooby doo is right below one minute mysteries, since I first watched the two episodes back to back!
6/27/2022 10:14:08 pm
11/21/2021 07:55:09 am
Do I have to repeat this script line I made up?
6/25/2022 03:59:05 pm
6/25/2022 05:43:27 pm
Haha, nice line!
6/26/2022 07:49:56 am
Thanks... also I beleave you didn't read or comment on the first script line that I wrote.
6/27/2022 10:13:42 pm
Whoops, sorry about missing that. That's a great line!
7/16/2022 10:59:47 am
Simone: I heard Aunt Cher was throwing a birthday party and I wasn't invited. I mean come on you can't have a birthday party without a birthday clown in it now can you? So I stowed away on her yacht and here I am.
7/16/2022 05:34:03 pm
Haha nice. It would have been cool if Simone was in the episode!
7/16/2022 08:49:09 pm
That it would've...but I still don't know or understand why she never appeared again after Scooby on Ice!?
7/16/2022 11:04:12 pm
I'm not sure either! It's strange she appeared so many times in season 1, but only once in season 2.
7/16/2022 09:04:45 pm
I extended this actual line from the episode itself just to make it sound more funnier than it was before.
7/16/2022 11:03:26 pm
That's a great line!
7/17/2022 08:56:04 am
Simone: Oh No! Nada! No Way!... I am a clown of many things and being shark bait is not one of them, so I will have no part of this.
7/17/2022 12:46:30 pm
7/18/2022 08:47:32 am
Thanks and I would also like to point out that Shaggy breaks the fourth wall by telling the audience that he does not to be the bait for once.
7/18/2022 09:19:16 am
Shaggy: Um Cher, like do you and Simone know eachother?
7/19/2022 02:35:32 pm
7/25/2022 06:43:32 pm
Simone: Does this mermaid tail make my butt look big?
7/25/2022 10:06:36 pm
Nice additional line
8/6/2022 07:11:45 am
Simone: Hey tweedle shark and tweedle sharky!
8/6/2022 10:55:50 am
That is a great line. Nice work!
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