I'm sure you're all thinking that I already posted a fun fact for this week. Why is there a second one? I had wanted to do this one given recent events, however, this week's and next week's were already written around particular themes (Curse of the 13th Ghost and Valentine's Day). The original plan was to do this one in a few weeks.
However, things went a bit differently than expected. You see, Shaggy came to me last night in a dream and demanded I write a second fun fact documenting how truly holy he was, or he would exert a full 3% of his power on me. Of course, I wasn't going to risk Shaggy's righteous vengeance, so for the first time ever, here's the second fun fact for this week.
So if you're wondering what the hell I'm talking about, or think I should seek psychiatric help right now, you've probably not seen the recent social media trend.
It all started back in 2017, when a YouTube user named Midya created a video from the scene in Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur, when Shaggy beats up the biker gang saying "This can go one of two ways. One, you walk away. Two, I walk on your face." Midya mixed this scene with battle music from Dragon Ball Super.
In 2018, the video began gaining immense popularity and was turned into a meme which said that Shaggy had special powers, causing him to be compared to that of a deity. The memes became so popular that even Shaggy's current voice actor, Matthew Lillard, commented on them on his Twitter account.
Due to the publicity which Lillard has given the social media trend now, the "Shaggy is God" memes have exploded in popularity. Many memes focus on how ridiculously powerful Shaggy is, so much so that even utilizing a small percentage of his power would have a devastating impact.
There has even been a petition to make Shaggy one of the fighters in the video game Mortal Kombat 11, which has already gained over 300,000 signatures in a single week.
Recently, an interview with the cast of the 2002 and 2004 live-action movies was uncovered and re-captioned with humorous answers involving Shaggy being God.
Here are some the best:
As you can see, the memes get sillier and sillier by the day (and anyone who knows me knows how much I hate being silly, right? xD).
Hope you enjoyed this fun fact, and remember, do not underestimate the immense powers of Shaggy!