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8th Apr '17 10:08:07 PM nombretomado
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''What's New, Scooby Doo?'' had guest appearances by hockey's Brett Hull, baseball's Mike Piazza, skateboarder Chris Krug, Steve Harwell of the group Smashmouth, and music group Simple Plan. Episode 11 of ScoobyDooMysteryInc featured author Harlan Ellison.

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''What's New, Scooby Doo?'' had guest appearances by hockey's Brett Hull, baseball's Mike Piazza, skateboarder Chris Krug, Steve Harwell of the group Smashmouth, and music group Simple Plan. Episode 11 of ScoobyDooMysteryInc ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' featured author Harlan Ellison.
20th Mar '17 4:47:25 PM DuelMark
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* UndercoverWhenAlone: The fake monsters and ghosts remain in character even when nobody, except the audience, is around to see them. There is no reason whatsoever for them to just dress up and act like they're real other than to introduce the MonsterOfTheWeek to the viewer, which has no value to them in-universe.
23rd Jan '17 6:19:32 AM Ccook1956
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* TookALevelInJerkass: Scooby is not the least bit contrite when in "The Headless Horseman Of Hagglethorn Hall" (SD Movies ep with Davey Jones), he hides from a ghost in the gang's picnic basket and proceeds to eat everything in it.
21st Jan '17 10:44:22 PM thecarolinabull01
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* YoungerThanTheyLook: They look like teenagers to you? Possibly lampshaded in the Valentine's Day special of ''What's New, Scooby Doo?'' where a flashback shows a much more teenage-looking Shaggy breaking up with his then-girlfriend. (It's a little subjective, but the beginning of ''Zombie Island'' heavily implies the characters are now college-age and subsequent animated versions of the franchise usually seem to tacitly follow suit even if the continuity is often vague...)

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: They look like They're supposed to be teenagers to you? (hence meddling ''kids'') , but look and sound like they're at least in their mid-twenties (Hell, Velma looked like she was about thirty in the original series). Possibly lampshaded in the Valentine's Day special of ''What's New, Scooby Doo?'' where a flashback shows a much more teenage-looking Shaggy breaking up with his then-girlfriend. (It's It's a little subjective, but the beginning of ''Zombie Island'' heavily implies the characters are now college-age college-aged and subsequent animated versions of the franchise usually seem to tacitly follow suit even if the continuity is often vague...)vague.
24th Oct '16 1:36:10 PM intastiel
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* TheSeriesHasLeftReality: While the original series starts out pretty grounded in reality, some of the sequel series introduce real supernatural creatures in place of regular guys in masks.
27th Aug '16 1:02:14 PM N8han11
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** Since Bigtop Scooby Doo, it appears the writers of the DTV films enjoy taking shots at Mystery Incorporated or the fanbase type that got attached to it. This runs the line between the Mystery Machine with a Crystal Cove license plate getting blown up to the gang dreding to go to Fred's house when it's drawn like it was in MI.



*** Such may be considered a TakeThat at Mystery Incorporated that made it a whole part of the plot to put the characters into actual relationships.



* TheStoner: Shaggy. Okay, so the show never actively ''says'' he's TheStoner but he's stick thin, scruffy, always hungry, will eat dog snacks, thinks his dog can talk (the others could be humoring him or are probably as wasted as he is), and he's always freaking out. Who ''cares'' if the show never dared to canonise it?
** Only creators Joe Ruby and Ken Spears could vouch for it. The show ''was'' created for the 2-11 age bracket on Saturday mornings after all.

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* TheStoner: Shaggy. Okay, so the show never actively ''says'' he's TheStoner but he's stick thin, scruffy, always hungry, will eat dog snacks, thinks his dog can talk (the others could be humoring him or are probably as wasted as he is), and he's always freaking out. Who ''cares'' if the show never dared to canonise it?
** Only creators Joe Ruby and Ken Spears could vouch for it. The show ''was'' created for the 2-11 age bracket on Saturday mornings after all.



* TookALevelInBadass: Daphne in the current run of feature-length cartoons, ''What's New'' and the live-action films. While sometimes still filling her classic [[DistressedDamsel damsel]] role, she now has martial arts skills, frequently gets the gang out of trouble by MacGyvering their way out of a trap with items in her purse and generally seems no more helpless than Fred or Velma.\\
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It happened even earlier than that. In ''WesternAnimation/TheThirteenGhostsOfScoobyDoo'', she turned in her purple dress for a jumpsuit and went off with Shaggy and Scooby to ''hunt down actual ghosts''.
** Shaggy turns it up to eleven in ''Legend Of The Phantosaur'', [[spoiler: provided the key word is given to him at the right time.]]
** You can't leave the feats done by Scooby and Shaggy in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheSamuraiSword'' and ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGoblinKing'' out. They actually catch some waves ''[[LavaSurfing on lava]]''!



* TownWithADarkSecret: The town of werewolves in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'', who coincidentally have nothing to do with the Chest of Demons.
** Well, the mayor does state that it was their ancestors who first trapped the ghosts, which is why the ghosts cursed the townspeople with lycanthropy.

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* TownWithADarkSecret: The town of werewolves in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'', who coincidentally have nothing to do with the Chest of Demons.
** Well, the mayor does state that it was their ancestors who first trapped the ghosts, which is why the ghosts cursed the townspeople with lycanthropy.
''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo''.



* WhoIsDriving: Zig-zagged twice in the episode "Foul Play In Funland." First, Velma and Scooby are in a runaway bumper car which Velma can't control after losing her glasses (and she even taps her foot on the floorboard searching for a brake, which bumper cars don't have). Then, the gang is helping Mr. Jenkins find his recalcitrant robot in a jeep, which Velma's driving. She's only fifteen! Does she have a permit?\\
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And after the ride in the bumper car, where is Scooby sitting in the jeep Velma is driving? Shotgun!

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* WhoIsDriving: Zig-zagged twice in the episode "Foul Play In Funland." First, Velma and Scooby are in a runaway bumper car which Velma can't control after losing her glasses (and she even taps her foot on the floorboard searching for a brake, which bumper cars don't have). Then, the gang is helping Mr. Jenkins find his recalcitrant robot in a jeep, which Velma's driving. She's only fifteen! Does she have a permit?\\
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And after the ride in the bumper car, where is Scooby sitting in the jeep Velma is driving? Shotgun!
26th Jun '16 1:50:07 PM CatcherInTheWry
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** The trope was parodied in an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow''.

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** Later incarnations that went for a DarkerAndEdgier atmosphere have on purpose tried to avert this a lot more as time goes on.
** The trope was once parodied in an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow''.



** Later incarnations that went for a DarkerAndEdgier atmosphere have on purpose tried to avert this a lot more as time goes on.
26th Jun '16 1:48:28 PM CatcherInTheWry
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** The trope was parodied in an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow''.

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** The trope was parodied in an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow''.''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow''.
26th Jun '16 1:47:39 PM CatcherInTheWry
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** The trope was parodied in an early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow''.
-->'''Scrappy:''' We've reached a dead end, Shaggy!
-->'''Shaggy:''' (Scared) Like I wish you hadn't said dead, Scrappy!
28th Apr '16 11:57:02 PM Homemaderat
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* UnexpectedInheritance: In "A Night of Fright is No Delight" on WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou the plot centered around a Scooby getting the chance at inheriting an unexpected inheritance worth millions - which turned out to be millions in Confederate currency, which was worthless (clearly they never thought of selling all that Civil War memorabilia to museums or other collectors).
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