Weekly Poll #139
Thanks to Shadowscooby for coming up with this poll idea! I limited it to Justice League superheroes just so we weren't getting into all the superheroes like Commander Cool that are exclusive to this franchise.
The theme song for What's New Scooby-Doo knocked it out of the park for last week's poll, getting a total of 53 votes. However, 13 people said they'd do anything to ensure "I'd Do Anything" got their vote. "You Don't Mean Anything" tied for second place, also getting 13 votes. On the other hand, "The Worst Day Ever" had...well, the worst day ever, given not a single person voted for it.
7/24/2022 09:59:11 am
The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair for me. There's not much in it between that one and The Caped Crusader Caper, but I give the edge to the former.
7/24/2022 10:01:38 am
You could also say You Don't Mean Anything actually did mean something to 13 voters. Terribly corny joke, I know, lol.
7/24/2022 05:37:19 pm
Damn, I was trying to think for a joke for that episode this morning like I did with "I'd Do Anything" but I couldn't think of anything on the spot. I really like yours though haha.
7/24/2022 05:17:52 pm
I agree those are super underrated! I really liked both of those and wish they were talked about more.
7/24/2022 10:56:34 am
I started Brave and the Bold but never finished it, so I can’t fairly rank it, and I also haven’t seen the Bat Mite thing
7/24/2022 11:07:23 am
You should check out those 2 things! Definitely better than the Guess Who episodes imo.
7/24/2022 05:42:36 pm
I would also highly recommend checking those two things out! I agree with Becker that they're great and super underrated!
7/24/2022 05:24:45 pm
7. What a Night, for a Dark Knight! - I wanted to like it more, and there were elements I liked, but Scooby felt really off in this episode to me. Particularly the scene where he's freaking out about his cell phone.
7/25/2022 03:31:44 am
I know you meant to say "underrated" in regards to Brave and the Bold, but I can't help but imagine what an unrated film with the Scooby gang and Batman would look like lmao.
7/25/2022 08:28:00 am
"Unrated" lol. I definitely meant to say "underrated" haha.
7/24/2022 11:14:46 am
I’m going for Scooby Doo Batman The Brave and The Bold. I loved watching Batman The Brave and The Bold series. Seeing it crossover with Scooby Doo was nice.
7/24/2022 05:25:42 pm
I never watched Batman: The Brave and the Bold, but it was still awesome getting a full-length movie with that version of Batman after we got "Batman's Strangest Cases" in 2011.
7/24/2022 01:13:16 pm
Bat Mite: Batman’s Strangest Cases:
7/24/2022 05:27:10 pm
This was such a fun, silly crossover with a classic feel. I liked all the references to the classic New Scooby-Doo Movies episodes and Where Are You. I mentioned it above, but that "Bat Tips" scene was really funny. Weird Al was a great guest star, even if he only appeared for a minute.
7/24/2022 01:47:10 pm
I haven't seen the Bat-mite one.
7/24/2022 05:36:16 pm
Yeah, I kind of agree with you on "What a Night, for a Dark Knight!" I know a lot of people enjoyed it, but I felt Scooby's character was really off, and the crossover felt a bit lackluster compared to the other five we got.
7/25/2022 03:34:15 am
At this point we're getting used to the weird Fred in that season lol
7/24/2022 07:38:26 pm
I certainly would say Dynamic Scooby Doo Affair is dynamic
7/24/2022 07:39:56 pm
And I also appreciate the Sassy Fred shoutout
7/24/2022 05:39:45 pm
The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair (Good)
7/24/2022 05:41:50 pm
7/24/2022 06:42:58 pm
Dynamic Scooby Doo Affair - 10
7/24/2022 08:11:45 pm
Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair - 10/10
7/25/2022 09:54:49 am
Why don't you like What a night for a Dark Knight, I felt the mystery was quite decent.
7/25/2022 01:21:39 pm
I mentioned it in a different comment somewhere on this thread, but I thought Scooby's personality was really off in this. Scooby freaking out about his cell phone (or for that matter, having one in the first place) and speaking in paragraphs just didn't sit right with me. It just came off really cringey to me.
7/26/2022 10:57:09 am
I'm sorry to say this but if you're going to knock marks of for that surely 1000 faces has to be in the same league after that stupid long arse winded speech of Scooby's that was so out of character.
7/26/2022 11:13:29 am
Tbh, I haven't seen either of the episodes since they came out so I didn't remember Scooby's long monologue. I reread my reviews for those episodes, and I remember the scene now. I definitely didn't enjoy that part. Scooby's "boys locker room, girls locker room" comment was also cringey. I wasn't as bothered by the gender aspect as you were, but that line was out-of-place and unnecessary.
7/26/2022 02:54:29 pm
@Wildwind, as someone who's made it very clear multiple times that Guess Who really just ain't good, I still feel like one single scene in What a Night for a Dark Knight bringing down the whole episode to a 5/10 is maybe a bit too much. I mean yeah, that one scene was really garbage, but the rest of it was decently enjoyable. I honestly thought it was easily one of the better episodes of Guess Who.
7/26/2022 04:22:01 pm
Tbh, I had a hard time ranking the Guess Who episodes because they are just so forgettable. Initially I was more ranking them in terms of how I feel about them in terms of the general quality of the series (i.e. "What a Night, for a Dark Knight" feels just okay compared to many other episodes). I changed them in hindsight because I didn't think "Scooby of a Thousand Faces" deserved the same 7/10 ranking as Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases, because I like the latter far more than the former. However, just looking at Guess Who, it's a decent episode considering the general quality of that series, but in pales in comparison to some classics like "The Caped Crusader Caper" and "The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair," and even Brave and the Bold/Batman's Strangest Cases.
7/26/2022 05:03:49 pm
Thanks for clearing up the confusion, I know it gets tough trying to remember all the details and exact rankings and ratings.
7/27/2022 04:38:21 am
To be fair, I do need to rewatch these episodes at some point or forget they exist, probably the latter.
7/27/2022 10:34:14 am
I give Scooby of a Thousand Faces a 9/10. I give What a Night for a Dark Knight a 3/10. Why?
7/27/2022 05:22:10 pm
@Wildwind, I completely agree that the episodes in this series are just so *forgettable* to me. I really just do not like the series as sorry as I was to admit it up there and it is largely because of that. And it is why I can never actually rank the episodes
7/27/2022 09:17:04 pm
"To be fair, I do need to rewatch these episodes at some point or forget they exist, probably the latter." Mr. Neither channeling that Sassy Fred energy today lol.
7/28/2022 03:13:35 am
Crying over a broken phone? Scooby oughta be ashamed of himself!
7/28/2022 09:18:15 am
7/25/2022 03:36:18 am
Oh yeah I remember you really not liking Thousand Faces at all
7/25/2022 09:53:17 am
It's a modern day, politics gone mad, sexist pile of crap with an overused villain. What is there to love?
7/24/2022 07:33:18 pm
All of them
7/25/2022 03:19:57 am
1. The Dynamic Scooby Affair
7/25/2022 03:40:27 am
Bat-Mite Presents was a segment from the Batman: The Brave and the Bold show with the Scooby gang and Batman and Robin in the classic style from the NSDMo days. Kinda similar to how they did a Johnny Bravo with the Scooby gang guest starring.
7/25/2022 03:40:50 am
A Johnny Bravo episode*
7/25/2022 08:26:47 am
Nice list! If you're able to find a way to watch "Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases," I'd definitely recommend doing so! It's very similar to the old New Scooby-Doo Movies episodes that Batman guest starred in.
7/29/2022 03:56:46 am
Oh boy! I'm really interested now. Do you know anywhere I can find it? Also, where can I find the Johnny Bravo episode? I've never seen it
7/29/2022 03:59:10 am
Okay so I researched it and I want to know exactly bc I'm kinda confused. So this is a series which features only one episode that is related to Scooby Doo in any way?
7/29/2022 04:18:28 am
Okay so I have watched the Batman episode. For one, it seems alot more like Scooby Doo and Guess Who rather than The New Scooby Doo movies. It takes 11 minutes of weirdness to get to the actual Scooby part and it was just weird. I personally hate when they try doing something different but it wasn't really a Scooby episode as it wasn't in the Scooby series. I would have put this at the bottom of my list.
7/30/2022 08:46:14 am
Yeah, Batman: The Brave and the Bold doesn't feature any other Scooby episodes other than that 7 minute one. And sorry yeah, there were three different segments in that episode, but only the last one had Scooby in it. I wasn't including either of the other two segments in this poll, but the segments don't really have a name so I just titled it what the episode was called.
7/26/2022 03:12:20 am
Voted for What a Night. Kevin Conroy as Batman wins ANY list he's on, period.
7/26/2022 10:40:17 am
I forgot about the "pantsless Batman scene" lol. That was from "The Caped Crusader Caper." Yeah, I agree that it's really nice to see some of the more gritty superheroes done in a lighter tone. "Gentlemanly Batman" from The New Scooby-Doo Movies is so much fun haha.
7/26/2022 05:44:42 am
Scooby Doo and Batman The Brave and The Bold:
7/26/2022 11:02:36 am
This was a great movie! I also really appreciated how combined the intros of The New Scooby-Doo Movies and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. It was fun seeing all the Batman characters and all the classic DC superheroes like Aquaman and Black Canary. I liked the premise of the gang being tested to see if they were right for the Mystery Analyst Group.
7/26/2022 05:45:36 am
The Scooby of A Thousand Faces:
7/26/2022 10:42:54 am
I agree that this was a great episode! I liked the minotaur as a villain, and yeah, Shaggy and Scooby's truths were ridiculous. Scooby and Wonder Woman had some great chemistry, as did Wonder Woman and the girls.
7/26/2022 02:56:48 pm
Is it actually a great episode? You just gave it a 4/10. Even a 7 wouldn't mean great
7/26/2022 04:25:59 pm
I explained it a bit above, but I more meant that it's decent for Guess Who quality, I guess. I didn't have the same problems with it as others, although there were some cringey lines that brought it down from other episodes. There were definitely episodes of Guess Who that were far worse than this, but I don't really have any problem with this one that I can remember other than the dumb "boys locker room, girls locker room!" comment of Scooby's, Scooby's overly long monologue, and I guess the fact that it's middle of the road and not particularly memorable for Guess Who. I can't fault it overly much for not being memorable though, as only my top 15-20 of the series are memorable.
7/26/2022 04:26:52 pm
I also probably should have said "good" rather than "great" as there are much better episodes than this one, but I don't have any serious issues with it beyond what I mentioned.
7/26/2022 05:02:09 pm
It's wild for me to think there's perhaps more memorable BAD moments from Scooby than there are good ones in this series. Like... just... wow. How Guess Who managed to make Scooby probably the worst main member of this show is beyond me.
7/26/2022 05:08:05 pm
Guess Who somehow has more in-your-face bad moments/episodes than any other series, I would say. Some of the bad episodes like "A Mystery Solving Gang Divided!" and "Ollie Ollie In-come Free!" are almost intolerable to me (although the former is worse than the latter).
7/26/2022 05:46:39 pm
I'd much rather watch Get a Clue honestly. I've never been a hater of GAC, but I never thought of it being great or anywhere near upper half of Scooby shows either. But I give it mad props for doing something COMPLETELY different from everything we've ever seen in Scooby and going full force for it (while keeping Shaggy and Scooby's characteristics intact and entertaining may I add, important point), and not taking the laziest approach and doing the most by-the-books version of Scooby like Guess Who. I was always fine with Get a Clue, but the more time passes the more I like it, even if not by a huge amount. I'd love to see Dr Phineus Phibes back for a DTV in continuity with the GAC show for the fun of it.
7/26/2022 06:43:02 pm
I completely agree with you and I'm glad to meet a fellow appreciator of Get a Clue. Honestly, even though the series is nothing like any other Scooby series, I love that it took the franchise in a completely different direction and experimented with different elements of the franchise. The characterization was really decent too. All of the characters were quite well-developed and none of them felt bland or like their lines were interchangeable like some of Fred, Velma and Daphne's did with Guess Who in certain episodes. I also find the comedy quite humorous, especially in some of those last few episodes like "Runaway Robi" and "Uncle Albert Alert." I get it isn't for everybody, but Get a Clue gets too much hate IMO.
7/27/2022 04:00:23 am
Shags to Riches as a pilot does exactly the job it needs to do, it gives everything to expect from this show and depending on how much you like the pilot that's how much you will like the show, accurate representation.
7/27/2022 09:14:40 pm
Totally agreed, it does such a great job introducing the show and giving you a sense for what it will be like all throughout. Even if you hate Get a Clue, I think it's pretty hard to argue that the tone of the series wasn't consistent all throughout.
7/28/2022 03:39:23 am
I'll also say that Scott Menville's Shaggy voice is another one of the many reasons people don't like GAC. I said on the voice actors rankings that I don't mind his version (as long as it's only for this specific iteration), but I've seen many trash his portrayal. They took a risk and it didn't pay off much, so maybe they should've played it more safe with something so important. Like, instead of Menville they perhaps should've brought Innes to play Shaggy. Innes during the 2000s was very much the back-up for Scooby and Shaggy, mostly in PC/DVD/video games and a lot of commercials, so it would've been most logical to get him for this series, if part of the reason we got Menville is probably cuz Kasem was getting too old and ill. Plus, if Innes is already there as Shaggy, you could also have him play Scooby at the same time, like with almost everything else he was in. I don't work in the industry obviously, but I assume getting one voice actor to play the 2 protagonists of the show is more costly efficient than having two voice actors.
7/28/2022 09:29:13 am
I don't have any issue with Scott Menville's Shaggy voice personally. There are definitely better voices (obviously Kasem, Lillard, Innes, and West) but I thought it fit well with Shaggy's personality for the series. I'm personally fine with him voicing Shaggy for this series, but I agree it probably would have caused less backlash if they got Innes.
7/29/2022 12:11:18 pm
I feel like I need to give Get A Clue another chance, but I just found it very tedious every other time I watched it
7/29/2022 04:49:57 pm
@Matt, I think it's best to go into it not thinking of it as a Scooby show, more just a clean slate. Obviously that's not 100% feasible cuz Scooby and Shaggy are there, but still. It's not amazing by any means, but it's a fun time when you get used to it.
7/30/2022 08:43:20 am
I also tried to go into the show with the same mindset as Becker. If you go in with the mindset that it's going to be like a regular Scooby show, I think it would be very hard to enjoy the show. It takes a bit of time to get used to, but it's a ton of fun once you do (in my opinion).
7/26/2022 05:46:11 am
What A Knight For A Dark Knight:
7/26/2022 10:52:30 am
This was a decent enough episode and I liked the aspects of comedy in this episode. The hanging up the phone scene was funny. I enjoyed all the Where Are You callbacks and the Batman elements. I liked how we got to see the Joker again too. I always thought it was odd that Velma says she was shocked Daphne had an uncle, when they met Uncle Maxwell in "Never Ape an Ape Man."
7/26/2022 05:46:56 am
One Minute Mysteries:
7/26/2022 10:48:59 am
I really appreciated this episode for doing something so different from the rest of the series. It was a very silly episode that felt a little reminiscent of Be Cool. The villain being a giant teddy bear fit the silly tone of the episode perfectly. I know I've said before that them reusing the same villains gets a little old if they do it too much, but I thought the old Where Are You villains worked perfectly here. Agreed that the Creeper was the best redone villain!
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