Today with us, we have a special guest reviewing this episode! This person has actually not only met Terry, but co-starred in a commercial with him! This individual is my best friend, Bradford N. Smith, who starred in an Associates commercial with Terry when he was 7 years old. It’s also B’s 30th birthday today, so this made for a perfect opportunity for a joint review :)
I really liked this episode! Terry Bradshaw was a wonderful guest star, and his friendship with Shaggy and Scooby was so cute! <3 He for sure was not one of those guest stars that just felt like they were there. He seemed incredibly enthused about his role and it enhanced the episode through the great character interactions with the gang. The bit about him saying he was a sex symbol seemed very odd for a Scooby-Doo episode, though. The “There’s an alien in my kitchen #yolo #blessed” text was very cringey, even though I knew it was coming from the Turkish airing lol.
The alien was a pretty cool and weird looking villain. It definitely was one of the creepier alien villains that we have seen in the Scooby franchise. I can’t believe they just let the villain get away with it, and even gave him the money! That’s a first for a Scooby episode, and not something I was expecting at all. Atmospherically, I thought Terry’s house was super neat and kind of had a spooky cabin-ish vibe to it.
Overall, I found this to be a very enjoyable, feel-good episode, mainly because of how much energy he brought to his role and his interactions with the gang. I would rank this at #16/48. Since B isn’t going to have a list of all the episodes ranked like I do, I’m also going to give this episode a number ranking of 8/10. There were a few cringey things in the episode, but overall it was a very fun and entertaining 20 minutes.
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. Falling Star Man!
17. The Internet on Haunted House Hill!
18. What a Night, for a Dark Knight!
19. Attack of the Weird Al-osaurus!
20. The Cursed Cabinet of Professor Madds Markson!
21. A Run Cycle Through Time!
22. The Nightmare Ghost of Psychic U!
23. A Fashion Nightmare!
24. The Wedding Witch of Wainsly Hall!
25. The 7th Inning Scare!
26. The Crown Jewel of Boxing!
27. Scooby On Ice!
28. Lost Soles of Jungle River!
29. Caveman on the Half Pipe!
30. A Moveable Mystery!
31. Revenge of the Swamp Monster!
32. The Scooby of a Thousand Faces!
33. Scooby-Doo and the Sky Town Cool School!
34. Now You Sia, Now You Don't!
35. The High School Wolfman's Musical Lament!
36. The Tao of Scoob!
37. The New York Underground!
38. The Phantom, the Talking Dog, and the Hot Hot Hot Sauce!
39. The Lost Mines of Kilimanjaro!
40. Hollywood Knights!
41. Fear of the Fire Beast!
42. The Hot Dog Dog!
43. Quit Clowning!
44. Peebles' Pet Shop of Terrible Terrors!
45. Space Station Scooby
46. Ollie Ollie In-come Free!
47. The Fastest Food Fiend!
48. A Mystery Solving Gang Divided
I too thought this was a fun episode. At first, the idea of Terry Bradshaw as a guest star seemed like an odd choice, but seeing him bring so much personality and excitement to the episode made it clear he was a good fit. His bond with Shaggy and Scooby was adorable and I loved that he was animated with a Super Bowl ring on -- sorry, a “football championship” ring, since the proper term couldn’t be used in the episode. It was also nice to see Terry not shy away from poking fun at himself, including making a comment about liking Shaggy and Scooby’s terrible acting, I assume in reference to all the criticism he’s received for his own acting talent.
While Shaggy, Scooby and Terry definitely got the majority of the spotlight, there were some enjoyable moments with the rest of the gang as well. I particularly found it amusing to see Velma, Daphne and Fred waiting around for the alien to spring their trap, when Velma was so confident that the monster was after Terry’s rings. Also, this is one of the seemingly few times where Velma got to drive the Mystery Machine, which is something I’m always on board for!
As far as the monster of this episode - the alien - is concerned, while I do think it had a very cool design, I’m a little on the fence about how I felt about it as a whole. The villain’s motivation and the revealing of an entire backstory after the unmasking was a bit of a let down and even more concerning was that Terry decides to just let the bad guy get away with it! On top of those, I was a little disappointed we were never given an explanation for the meteor that sent the gang off the road to begin with. Was it an actual meteor? Was it the spaceship the bad guy rigged to explode? They kind of just leave that up in the air.
So overall, while I can’t rate this episode in the same way WildwindVampire can, I think I would at least put this episode within my top 20 of the series, with a rating of 8/10. However, I’d like to single out Scooby’s line, “I like the circles, Terry.” as possibly my favorite of the series. It was incredibly unexpected and made me laugh. Good work, gang!
Thank you so much to B for guest reviewing this episode with me! He’s actually coming out with a brand new pitch for an original series tomorrow, titled “Scooby-Doo! Monsters,” which you should absolutely check out! If you haven’t checked out his scripts or need to catch up on a few, you can read them all on bradfordwritesscooby.com.
5/12/2021 12:37:07 pm
First of all: happy birthday, B!
5/12/2021 12:55:33 pm
Oh my gosh you're right! We never did find out what happened to the kidnapped guy! This episode definitely did have a lot of New Scooby-Doo Movies vibes. Interesting the pancake chef was played by Grey Griffin. :)
5/12/2021 01:29:38 pm
Great review, is there a link to the episode tho?
5/12/2021 01:40:34 pm
5/12/2021 02:11:57 pm
5/12/2021 02:21:27 pm
You're welcome :)
5/12/2021 02:03:49 pm
This was a very enjoyable episode. Terry Bradshaw rocked as a guest star. He was really into his role and very energetic. I enjoyed the budding friendship between him, Shaggy, and Scooby. The alien was pretty scary and had a cool design. It did feel like a New Scooby doo movie episode with the gang running into the guest star before the mystery started and how they trap the monster.
5/12/2021 02:19:50 pm
Agreed. Terry was an awesome guest star and one of the most energetic of the series thus far.
5/12/2021 02:09:06 pm
Them letting the culprit get away with is was pretty weird like he was planning to still all that money. Then again it’s not the first time it happen. In Roller Ghoster Ride, Terry wasn’t arrested for her crimes even though what she did was in fact illegal. She wrecked rides and and somebody could’ve got really hurt or even killed. She should’ve went to jail. The only trouble she got in was with her mom after Chris said she was going to tell.
5/12/2021 02:20:13 pm
It made me think of that episode too!
5/12/2021 06:41:41 pm
I know I hate that part of that episode as that is very stupid and also that bit of Chris threatening to tell on Terry was just dumb like they're five years old.
5/12/2021 07:50:27 pm
Agreed. It was a very offputting way to end the episode.
5/12/2021 02:16:02 pm
Guest Star: Terry Bradshaw
5/12/2021 02:20:53 pm
Yeah, seriously, who came up with the sex symbol thing lol. Sorry you didn't like the episode as much as you wanted to, but I can understand why you didn't like it.
5/12/2021 11:31:04 pm
To me, farm atmospheres for scooby doo episodes are some of the best and i've never hated a farm episode so I was hoping for that in this episode. If they used a farm atmosphere I would like it a bit better
5/12/2021 02:20:43 pm
Wh-wh-why does the shade of the torch keep changing on the title card?
5/12/2021 02:21:06 pm
I don't know lol.
5/12/2021 02:22:29 pm
Sometimes it's a light version of yellow like the Axl Rose title card and sometimes it's a darker version like this title card, it's so weird
5/12/2021 02:58:51 pm
I've noticed that too. Maybe they made them at different times?
5/12/2021 02:53:32 pm
I thought this episode was on the good side of average. Terry was a good guest star, but he seemed to have taken the kids show aspect much more seriously than any of the other guest stars. He definitely had a lot of enthusiasm which is probably why this episode worked considering how guest centric it was. The alien is one of my favorite monsters due to how well it mixed actually being a creepy monster and just a plain weird one. Gotta agree with Bradford on the circle joke. Also, happy birthday Bradford.
5/12/2021 02:58:28 pm
Absolutely agreed that he took the kids show aspect more seriously, other than the sex symbol line lol. Yeah, that circle joke was pretty great haha.
5/12/2021 04:37:51 pm
You should totally make that GIF!
5/12/2021 04:18:24 pm
Of course I fully understand I was rather suprised by that sex symbol thing being inserted in the episode myself. I must say I do not approve of such a thing being in a cartoon which is aimed for kids, I only hope the episode does not get censored later as a result. still if they do decide to censor it then I will entirely understand it. I don't like censorship myself but they are cetain things of which I do not approve and that is one of them
5/12/2021 07:21:47 pm
Hey everyone! I’m thinking of running a course where Scooby Doo is incorporated in English and in an educational format. It’s through a legitimate platform. The ages for the kids are any where from 5-17 do you think anyone would be interested?
5/12/2021 07:49:46 pm
Hi and welcome to the site! I don't know of anyone personally, but it sounds like a super cool idea and I hope it's successful! :)
5/13/2021 08:13:50 am
I watched this new episode twice now and I was very impressed with the explosive visual effects during the opening act and I loved the football themed gags during the chase scene. Plus I thought the aliens creepy art design looked pretty damn cool.
5/13/2021 10:19:01 am
The alien was super cool, and it was fun to finally see the designs Tracy Mark Lee posted all those months ago in full animation.
5/13/2021 09:09:26 am
5/13/2021 09:20:51 am
Whackman I’m going to try to put this as nicely as possible. But it’s angering me how you are deflecting from the atrocious comment you just made. Wildmind, Perlaan, Matt, and myself have called you out for the horrific and sexually violent comment you made about a teenage character in a children’s cartoon. As an adult especially that comment is horrific and rather than apologize and acknowledge what you said you are deflecting and focusing on Terry Bradshaw’s “sex symbol” comment which honestly is sunshine and rainbows compared to the filth you claim you fantasize about and decided to type on a forum where CHILDREN frequent.
5/13/2021 09:43:48 am
I apologize for what I said before by all rights I should have done so earlier I didn't mean for it me sound I like was deflecting and focusing on something else sorry abou that peace to everyone here.
5/13/2021 04:45:01 pm
I think you hit the nail on the head Fred’s Ascot. You can disagree with putting the phrase “sex symbol” in a kids show but you can’t complain about it while making, quite frankly, disturbing comments like that on a website that kids visit
5/13/2021 09:24:31 am
In fact here is my ranking if the episodes of What's New Scooby-Doo
5/13/2021 10:16:18 am
Very nice rankings! I'm a little surprised to see "The Vampire Strikes Back" so low here.
5/13/2021 10:39:11 am
Its mainly because the vampire was a bit of a weenie as he was always getting outsmarted every chance he gets and the twist of it being the first vamp's identical brother was a bit obvious.
5/14/2021 10:44:07 am
Eh, yeah I suppose he was. I think the Hex Girls' inclusion in this is what made the episodes so great for me.
5/13/2021 12:12:53 pm
5/13/2021 12:21:36 pm
Out of curiosity why is Homeward Hound higher than Camp Comeoniwannascareya and Recipe For Disaster which I like?
5/13/2021 04:27:51 pm
I just found all of them to be pretty boring, with Homeward Hound going towards the mediocre end of the spectrum and the other two towards the bad side. Also, to me, What’s New works best with the entire gang so Camp Comeoniwannascareya didn’t work for me at all
5/14/2021 10:40:10 am
Very nice list! I need to make my own list here soon...
5/14/2021 04:23:04 pm
1. The Vampire Strikes Back
5/14/2021 07:31:09 pm
Wildwind, I’ve got to say that might be my favorite list of someone else’s that I’ve seen. There is a LOT of similarities in our lists
5/14/2021 07:41:58 pm
I'm glad you liked my list, Matt! I'd say the biggest difference is that I don't hate Camp Comeoniwannascareya like I know you do (I kinda liked how they tried to put a WNSD spin on the Scrappy era), but yeah looking back at your list, both of ours are very similar!
5/14/2021 11:36:52 pm
All of my big top 4 made the top ten which made me happy to see them that high
5/13/2021 09:52:41 am
Interesting seeing this ranked very similarly amongst everyone here, not top notch, but still in the top half.
5/13/2021 09:58:23 am
Well for the most part the series is decent, but its mainly from 31 downward that the episodes aren't all that great with Homeward Hound being the worst of not just this series but IMO the whole franchise because there is nothing salvageable about it while the others at least have some redeeming qualities. Homeward Hound is the one episode I genuinely despise.
5/13/2021 10:18:09 am
Interesting! I definitely don't hate "Homeward Hound" but I do find it one of the weaker episodes of the series.
5/13/2021 10:37:30 am
Its mainly because I hate that they made Shaggy's friend Meadow the villain. Big Mistake!
5/13/2021 04:41:06 pm
I hate those reveals that ruin old friendships and what's worse is that because of the episodic nature of WNSD, this has no affect on Shaggy who should realistically by distraught that his old friend was a villain? It's like its saying that old friendships suck and that is just abhorrently offensive to me who has old friends.
5/14/2021 10:34:11 am
It was kind of weird that Shaggy didn't really seem to have any emotion about Meadow being the villain.
5/14/2021 10:51:45 am
Ikr! That is something I wish to explore in my future series.
5/14/2021 12:47:35 pm
I hate that ending so much as it ruins their friendship and what's worse is that because of the show's episodic nature, they never make up or even are acknowledged again which just rubs salt in the wounds. I wish she appeared in another episode or in something in some form for a redemption as that would have made me forgive it. Like I said, making Meadow the villain and not even a redeemed villain just kills it for me and that is why I hate that episode so much that I refuse to rewatch it when binging the series.
5/13/2021 04:44:23 pm
And in terms of returning characters in WNSD, Meadow is one that deserved a return in an episode and a redemption way more than frigging Gibby Norton and his Velma obsessed geekiness!
5/14/2021 07:32:47 am
Just saw the Scooby-Doo Dog Wonder episode for this series. Just one small spolier the villian's motive for stealing the vases was his way of avoiding paying taxes.
5/14/2021 08:51:49 am
Anybody seen Scooby Panel?
5/14/2021 12:29:42 pm
what's scooby panel?
5/14/2021 01:09:51 pm
It's a new project ScoobyAddict is doing where she's interviewing various Scooby fans in a panel format.
5/14/2021 11:53:44 am
I finished seeing the episode The TV And Movieland Monsters! it pretty much resembled the Wizard of Oz towards the end in fact they used dorothy's falling house to capture the villian at the end. the twist to this episode is that the villian hinself had some help from some other people to commit the crime.
5/14/2021 12:29:29 pm
where are you seeing these and also plz stop putting spoilers in your comments without warning
5/14/2021 01:28:18 pm
5/14/2021 01:02:19 pm
I saw them on cable tv boomerang today in europe. I had them recorded earlier. also I wish there was a "hide" spolier feature on this site but I don't think there is one here. sorry if anybody feels I gave away too much.
5/14/2021 01:09:22 pm
There's unfortunately not a hide spoiler feature on this site. I've just been not reading your comments until I watch the episode.
5/14/2021 01:28:51 pm
5/14/2021 06:38:19 pm
My friendly advice would be to stop posting spoilers in general. I think most people would prefer to go into the episodes not knowing that already
5/14/2021 06:42:28 pm
I would agree with Matt. I don’t think anyone on the site wants the episodes to be spoiled for them so I’d maybe just hold back revealing too much until we get them here too, which will be in the coming few weeks.
5/15/2021 11:20:17 am
Guess who is now over at least in europe that is the final episode episode aired on boomerang cable today. Which was A Haunt of A Thousand Voices. so far the latter part of season 2 has not aired in the uk so far. don't know when they will air them there but it won't be next month that's for sure. But at least the Looney Tunes cartoons series will come to boomerang cable in europe and the uk.
5/16/2021 07:46:22 am
Yesterday was the 1 year anniversary of SCOOB.
5/16/2021 08:03:16 am
SCOOB 2's gonna be awesome 🤎
5/16/2021 08:34:55 am
They will never be a sequel to scoob since it didn't do as well as everyone thought it would. lots of people have mixed feelings about it.
5/16/2021 10:56:42 pm
I know we disagree on this topic and I definitely respect your opinion, though I do think there's perhaps a possibly we'll get a sequel someday. I agree with you that the COVID-19 pandemic definitely made that possibility slimmer because there's no way for WB to know how well the film could have done if it would have been normal times.
5/16/2021 10:13:05 am
Happy 1 year anniversary! I can't believe it's been that long already.
5/16/2021 05:40:35 pm
Screw those critics! they just do not know a good Scooby-Doo or any other Hanana Barbera film when they see it.
5/16/2021 10:51:49 pm
It's definitely a shame COVID impacted this one so much, as I think this would have done so much better financially if it could have been in theaters.
5/16/2021 11:44:38 pm
@Jakob123, I wouldn't say that, considering half of the passionate fanbase of Scooby and HB are not fans of Scoob! either.
5/17/2021 09:11:27 am
I for one think scoob would done better if it have gone in a different diection, what I wanted to see was Scooby and the gang teaming up with H-B Characters like the Flintstones and other obscure characters we had not seen in a long time. I wish they hade taken a clue from the Scooby-Doo team-up comics and gone that way instead. also I really see didn't the point of the movie focusing on the
5/17/2021 09:51:41 am
I was a little surprised we didn't see The Flintstones in this. The scene with Captain Caveman and his city of caveman would a perfect opportunity to include them IMO, and they missed it.
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