History Trivia / SCOOBYDOO

11th Nov '16 2:50:51 PM thecarolinabull01
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* WagTheDirector: Casey Kasem was a staunch vegetarian, and only agreed to play Shaggy so long as the BigEater never ate meat. He refused to play the character any more after being forced to voice him for a 1997 Burger King commercial, at which point Creator/BillyWest filled in to complete ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'', making it the only time West voiced him. Kasem was eventually lured back a few years later when the creators agreed to make Shaggy a vegetarian. Of course, following Kasem's passing in 2014, all bets are now off.

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* WagTheDirector: Casey Kasem was a staunch vegetarian, and only agreed to play Shaggy so long as the BigEater never ate meat. He refused to play the character any more after being forced to voice him for a 1997 Burger King commercial, at which point Creator/BillyWest filled in to complete ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'', making it the only time West voiced him. Scott Innes (who also provided the voice of Scooby after Don Messick's death until Frank Welker took over) took the reigns as Shaggy for the next few years. Kasem was eventually lured back a few years later in 2002 for ''What's New, Scooby-Doo?'' when the creators agreed to make Shaggy a vegetarian. Of course, following Kasem's passing retirement in 2014, 2009, all bets are now off.
6th Nov '16 9:35:37 PM C2
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* TheAbridgedSeries: WebAnimation/ScoobyDooAbridged, which is based off the first cartoon ScoobyDooWhereAreYou!
* WagTheDirector: Casey Kasem was a staunch vegitarian, and only agreed to play Shaggy so long as the BigEater never ate meat. He refused to play the character any more after being forced to voice him for a 1997 Burger King commercial, at which point Creator/BillyWest filled in to complete ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'', making it the only time West voiced him. Kasem was eventually lured back a few years later when the creators agreed to make Shaggy a vegetarian. Of course, following Kasem's passing in 2014, all bets are now off.

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* TheAbridgedSeries: WebAnimation/ScoobyDooAbridged, which is based off the first cartoon ScoobyDooWhereAreYou!
ScoobyDooWhereAreYou
* WagTheDirector: Casey Kasem was a staunch vegitarian, vegetarian, and only agreed to play Shaggy so long as the BigEater never ate meat. He refused to play the character any more after being forced to voice him for a 1997 Burger King commercial, at which point Creator/BillyWest filled in to complete ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'', making it the only time West voiced him. Kasem was eventually lured back a few years later when the creators agreed to make Shaggy a vegetarian. Of course, following Kasem's passing in 2014, all bets are now off.
6th Nov '16 9:08:46 PM C2
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* CreatorBacklash: Joe Ruby and Ken Spears didn't like ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', feeling that it missed the point of the characters and was too cynical. Some other writers seem to agree, as a few of the Direct-to-DVD have at least one joke at the series expense. Although the design work in some cases does borrow from MI's art style.

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* CreatorBacklash: Joe Ruby and Ken Spears didn't like ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', feeling that it missed the point of the characters and was too cynical. Some other writers seem to agree, as a few of the Direct-to-DVD films have at least one joke jokes at the series series' expense. Although the design work in some cases does borrow from MI's art style.
27th Oct '16 1:05:00 PM NWolfman
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* AwesomeDeadBoy: According to the DVDCommentary, several of the music acts, including Shaggy ([[NamesTheSame the reggae singer, not the character]]) and Music/{{Outkast}} agreed to appear on the soundtrack because the name "Scooby Doo" was fun to sing.

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* AwesomeDeadBoy: AwesomeDearBoy: According to the DVDCommentary, several of the music acts, including Shaggy ([[NamesTheSame the reggae singer, not the character]]) and Music/{{Outkast}} agreed to appear on the soundtrack because the name "Scooby Doo" was fun to sing.
27th Oct '16 1:04:44 PM NWolfman
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* AwesomeDeadBoy: According to the DVDCommentary, several of the music acts, including Shaggy ([[NamesTheSame the reggae singer, not the character]]) and Music/{{Outkast}} agreed to appear on the soundtrack because the name "Scooby Doo" was fun to sing.
23rd Oct '16 2:44:08 PM NWolfman
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** The dog was originally a sheepdog named Too Much, but ''WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow'' (which was also on CBS) already had Hot Dog, Jughead's pet sheepdog. An H-B staffer raised Great Danes as a hobby, so they made the dog a Great Dane. It was Fred Silverman and (indirectly) Music/FrankSinatra who gave the dog the name Scooby-Doo.

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** The dog was originally a sheepdog named Too Much, but ''WesternAnimation/TheArchieShow'' (which was also on CBS) already had Hot Dog, Jughead's pet sheepdog. An H-B staffer raised Great Danes as a hobby, so they made the dog a Great Dane. It was Fred Silverman and (indirectly) chose the name Scooby-Doo after the scatting in one of his favorite Music/FrankSinatra who gave the dog the name Scooby-Doo.tunes.
23rd Oct '16 2:42:07 PM NWolfman
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** The film was originally intended to be aimed at an older audience, including nudity and sexual/drug-related humour. Some of the early trailers included this material, which was cut when the studio decided to aim for a PG rating.

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** The While the film has plenty of self-aware humor as it is, the original plan was originally intended to be aimed at an older audience, including nudity for a straightforward PG-13 self-parody along the lines of ''Film/JosieAndThePussycats''. Shaggy would have explicitly been a stoner and sexual/drug-related humour. Some Daphne and Velma would have had [[LesYay a closeted lesbian relationship]]. After ''Pussycats'' flopped, the project was retooled to a "hard" PG, cutting out some of the early trailers included this material, which was cut when more adult material but leaving in all of the studio decided to aim for a PG rating.gross-out jokes.
23rd Oct '16 2:36:35 PM NWolfman
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!!The 2003 live-action film:

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!!The 2003 2002 live-action film:
22nd Oct '16 10:36:04 PM NWolfman
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* AscendedFanon: It was a common joke that in the original series Daphne and Fred were somewhere having sex, though in the actual series there was really nothing to imply that any of the gang were anything but platonic. It wasn't until years later that Daphne and Fred became {{Implied Love Interest}}s, and then eventually just straight-up love interests.

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* AscendedFanon: It was a common joke that in the original series Daphne and Fred were somewhere having sex, though in the actual series there was really nothing to imply that any of the gang were anything but platonic. It wasn't until years later that Daphne and Fred became {{Implied Love Interest}}s, and then eventually just a straight-up love interests. couple.



** "Old Man Jenkins" has become the term for the everyman Scooby-Doo villain. While there was a suspicious old man named Mr. Jenkins in one episode of the original series, but he turned out to be innocent.

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** "Old Man Jenkins" has become the term for the everyman Scooby-Doo villain. While there was a suspicious old man named Mr. Jenkins in one episode of the original series, but he turned out to be was ultimately innocent.



* WagTheDirector: Casey Kasem stopped voicing Shaggy in 1997 after having to voice the character in a Burger King commercial, since Kasem was a devout vegetarian. He returned to voicing Shaggy in 2002 under the condition that Shaggy became a vegetarian like Casem himself. Now that Kasem is gone, Shaggy has gone back to his old ways.

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* WagTheDirector: Casey Kasem stopped voicing was a staunch vegitarian, and only agreed to play Shaggy in 1997 after having so long as the BigEater never ate meat. He refused to voice play the character in any more after being forced to voice him for a 1997 Burger King commercial, since at which point Creator/BillyWest filled in to complete ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'', making it the only time West voiced him. Kasem was eventually lured back a devout few years later when the creators agreed to make Shaggy a vegetarian. He returned to voicing Shaggy Of course, following Kasem's passing in 2002 under the condition that Shaggy became a vegetarian like Casem himself. Now that Kasem is gone, Shaggy has gone back to his old ways.2014, all bets are now off.
30th Sep '16 4:49:54 PM fearlessnikki
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* ActorAllusion: It's no coincidence that Daphne's {{Xenafication}} in the live-action film comes along when she's being played by [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]. Also, her line, "This must be the secret relic thingy they worship," could be considered BuffySpeak.
** In an episode of ''What's New, Scooby-Doo?'', when Daphne meets someone hired to impersonate her, she complains she is being played by an extra and asks whether Creator/SarahMichelleGellar was busy.

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* ActorAllusion: It's no coincidence that Daphne's {{Xenafication}} in the live-action film comes along when she's being played by [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]. Also, her line, "This must be the secret relic thingy they worship," could be considered BuffySpeak.
ActorAllusion:
** In an episode of ''What's New, Scooby-Doo?'', when Daphne meets someone hired to impersonate her, she complains she is being played by an extra and asks whether Creator/SarahMichelleGellar was busy. Sarah Michelle Gellar of course played Daphne in the live action film.



* BeamMeUpScotty: Velma is notorious for always losing her glasses. The same goes for Daphne getting kidnapped, it really didn't occur that often enough to be her recurring character trait in the original series.

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* BeamMeUpScotty: BeamMeUpScotty:
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Velma is notorious for always losing her glasses. The same goes for Daphne getting kidnapped, it really didn't occur that often enough to be her recurring character trait in the original series.



* TheCastShowoff: The gang themselves, but most notably Velma in the movie ''Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire'' where they pose as contestants in the rock show contest (as The Meddling Kids) and eventually win by default. Velma sings the "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" theme. Poor child was petrified at first, but as she started singing, she put on quite a show.

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* TheCastShowoff: TheCastShowoff:
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The gang themselves, but most notably Velma in the movie ''Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire'' where they pose as contestants in the rock show contest (as The Meddling Kids) and eventually win by default. Velma sings the "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" theme. Poor child was petrified at first, but as she started singing, she put on quite a show.



** In the live-action film, Fred is portrayed by Freddie Prinze, Jr.



* {{Deleted Scene}}s: Like the stupid Scooby using "Scooby logic" (whatever that is) to '''die'''.
-->'''Scooby-Doo:''' ''[pretends to have a heart attack]''
-->'''Mondavarious:''' Stop it, Scooby. It didn't work the first 33 times you did it.
-->'''Scooby-Doo:''' I'm dead, I tell you!
-->'''Mondavarious:''' Then why are you talking?
-->'''Scooby-Doo:''' ''[FacePalm]'' Rupid!
** Fred, Velma and Daphne have flashbacks. Well, originally. Fred wrote a book named "Fred on Fred: The Many Faces of Me", which was a really bad seller. Velma, who claimed to have been working for NASA, was in therapy.
-->'''Therapist:''' "Velma, when did you first experience these feelings of low self-esteem?"
-->'''Patient 1:''' "Oh, and Daphne! That chick is SO HOT!"
-->'''Patient 2:''' "And that giant Great Dane."
-->'''Patient 3:''' "I don't remember a 'Thelma'."
** And Daphne learned karate... well, kind of.
-->'''Daphne:''' ''[gets stuck in a tree]'' My butt! Is stuck! In a tree!
-->'''Karate teacher:''' Dude, this chick is hopeless!
** Also, Velma and some other girls dancing in their bikinis. Which was cut when test audiences thought they were in their underwear.
-->'''Velma:''' I'm just getting my swerve on!
** And the deleted animated opening, and Velma's song; when Mondavarious says that:
-->"She does know that Bloody Skulls are non-alcoholic, doesn't she?"
** And finally a scene where Daphne's soul is extracted from her body and a demon possesses her.
* DyeingForYourArt: For the live action film, blond Sarah Michelle Gellar [[note]]Though she is a natural brunette[[/note]] dyed her hair red to become Daphne. Additionally, brunet Freddie Prinze Jr. bleached his hair blond to play Fred. Also, redhead Isla Fisher became a blonde to play Mary Jane.
* EditedForSyndication: Footage from Act II of the very first episode, "What a Night for a Knight", is missing. It's where the gang is outside the museum as Fred is unable to open the rear door. He gets a ladder out of the Mystery Machine (which must be dimensionally transcendental to hold a ladder) and volunteers Shaggy to climb up and go in through a window high above.

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* {{Deleted Scene}}s: Like the stupid Scooby using "Scooby logic" (whatever that is) to '''die'''.
-->'''Scooby-Doo:''' ''[pretends to have a heart attack]''
-->'''Mondavarious:''' Stop it, Scooby. It didn't work the first 33 times you did it.
-->'''Scooby-Doo:''' I'm dead, I tell you!
-->'''Mondavarious:''' Then why are you talking?
-->'''Scooby-Doo:''' ''[FacePalm]'' Rupid!
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** Fred, Velma and Daphne have flashbacks. Well, originally. Fred wrote a book named "Fred on Fred: The Many Faces of Me", which was a really bad seller. Velma, who claimed to have been working for NASA, was in therapy.
-->'''Therapist:''' "Velma, when did you first experience these feelings of low self-esteem?"
-->'''Patient 1:''' "Oh, and Daphne! That chick is SO HOT!"
-->'''Patient 2:''' "And that giant Great Dane."
-->'''Patient 3:''' "I don't remember a 'Thelma'."
** And Daphne learned karate... well, kind of.
-->'''Daphne:''' ''[gets stuck in a tree]'' My butt! Is stuck! In a tree!
-->'''Karate teacher:''' Dude, this chick is hopeless!
** Also, Velma and some other girls dancing in their bikinis. Which was cut when test audiences thought they were in their underwear.
-->'''Velma:''' I'm just getting my swerve on!
** And the deleted animated opening, and Velma's song; when Mondavarious says that:
-->"She does know that Bloody Skulls are non-alcoholic, doesn't she?"
** And finally a scene where Daphne's soul is extracted from her body and a demon possesses her.
* DyeingForYourArt: For the live action film, blond Sarah Michelle Gellar [[note]]Though she is a natural brunette[[/note]] dyed her hair red to become Daphne. Additionally, brunet Freddie Prinze Jr. bleached his hair blond to play Fred. Also, redhead Isla Fisher became a blonde to play Mary Jane.
* EditedForSyndication:
Footage from Act II of the very first episode, "What a Night for a Knight", is missing. It's where the gang is outside the museum as Fred is unable to open the rear door. He gets a ladder out of the Mystery Machine (which must be dimensionally transcendental to hold a ladder) and volunteers Shaggy to climb up and go in through a window high above.



* OldShame: Freddie Prinze Jr. (Fred) and Sarah Michelle Gellar (Daphne) don't think very fondly about the live action film. Among other things, Prinze hated wearing the trademark ascot, and Gellar hated wearing Daphne's trademark Go-go boots. Prinze also had to shave his head after filming because the blond dye ruined his hair. Originally played straight but later averted with Matthew Lillard. Originally Lillard stated he regretted working on the live action films as it seemed to ruin his movie career, but once he became the full time voice of Shaggy in the cartoons following Casey Kasem's retirement he's since changed his mind, and now thanks the movies for leading into a consistent role for him to play.
* TheOtherDarrin: Considering this is a franchise that's been around for more than 40 years at this point, it's understandable that most characters have had many voice actors. The only cast member to stay consistent throughout the whole series is Fred (since 1969, the only time Frank Welker ''hasn't'' played Fred was in ''A Pup Named Scooby-Doo'').

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* OldShame: Freddie Prinze Jr. (Fred) and Sarah Michelle Gellar (Daphne) don't think very fondly about the live action film. Among other things, Prinze hated wearing the trademark ascot, and Gellar hated wearing Daphne's trademark Go-go boots. Prinze also had to shave his head after filming because the blond dye ruined his hair. Originally played straight but later averted with Matthew Lillard. Originally Lillard stated he regretted working on the live action films as it seemed to ruin his movie career, but once he became the full time voice of Shaggy in the cartoons following Casey Kasem's retirement he's since changed his mind, and now thanks the movies for leading into a consistent role for him to play.
* TheOtherDarrin:
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Considering this is a franchise that's been around for more than 40 years at this point, it's understandable that most characters have had many voice actors. The only cast member to stay consistent throughout the whole series is Fred (since 1969, the only time Frank Welker ''hasn't'' played Fred was in ''A Pup Named Scooby-Doo'').



* RecycledScript: ''Monsters Unleashed'' is accused of this.
** Major similarities to the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' season two episode "Halloween":
** Creator/SarahMichelleGellar's character giving her nerdy best friend a makeover to attract the guy she wants, but ends up attracting Creator/SethGreen's character instead.
** Monster costumes becoming real monsters. (Although this one had been a Scooby fan idea decades before there ever was a Buffy)
* ReferencedBy: When ''Film/WaynesWorld'' did a spoof of MultipleEndings, one of them was "The Scooby-Doo Ending".

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* RecycledScript: ''Monsters Unleashed'' is accused of this.
ReferencedBy:
** Major similarities to the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' season two episode "Halloween":
** Creator/SarahMichelleGellar's character giving her nerdy best friend a makeover to attract the guy she wants, but ends up attracting Creator/SethGreen's character instead.
** Monster costumes becoming real monsters. (Although this one had been a Scooby fan idea decades before there ever was a Buffy)
* ReferencedBy:
When ''Film/WaynesWorld'' did a spoof of MultipleEndings, one of them was "The Scooby-Doo Ending".



* RomanceOnTheSet: Daphne's and Fred's actors in the movie were, of course, a real-life item.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Hanna and Barbera reflected in a later interview that the show was originally just going to be about "a group of teenagers solving crimes", but "we threw in a dog, and he turned out to be the star of the show".

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Hanna and Barbera reflected in a later interview that the show was originally just going to be about "a group of teenagers solving crimes", but "we threw in a dog, and he turned out to be the star of the show".



** The first live-action film was originally intended to be aimed at an older audience, including nudity and sexual/drug-related humour. Some of the early trailers included this material, which was cut when the studio decided to aim for a PG rating.
*** Among the scenes deleted were a completed AnimatedCreditsOpening; scenes of what Fred, Daphne, and Velma were up to when the gang broke up; Velma getting [[DrunkOnMilk drunk on non-alcoholic drinks]] and starting a musical number; the Voodoo Maestro buying drugs, and a possessed Velma dancing in a bikini.


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!!The 2003 live-action film:

* ActorAllusion: It's no coincidence that Daphne's {{Xenafication}} in the live-action film comes along when she's being played by [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]. Also, her line, "This must be the secret relic thingy they worship," could be considered BuffySpeak.
* TheDanza: Freddie Prinze Jr plays Fred.
* {{Deleted Scene}}s:
** An alternate opening that began showing the animated counterparts dancing around to the theme song. The Luna Ghost would then kidnap Daphne and the sequence would shift to live-action.
** Flashbacks when Fred, Velma and Daphne meet up at the airport. Fred would be shown giving a speech on his book tour to an uninterested audience. Velma would be at a support group, confess that she was a member of Mystery Inc and no one in the group would remember her. Daphne would be shown karate training but accidentally get herself stuck in a tree.
** Velma, Fred and Daphne on a tour bus going around Spooky Island. This is where she'd meet her love interest, and he says "you've always been a chick?"
** A really random sequence in Dead Mike's bar where Velma would get up on stage and start singing "Too Good To Be True" to mock Fred and Daphne. As she does this Mondevarious says "she does know that Bloody Skulls are non-alcoholic?"
** Daphne encountering a possessed Velma in the girls' locker room, having a similar encounter to Shaggy and Scooby with the possessed Fred. Velma would be acting like a ValleyGirl before turning on the GameFace. This is included in the novelization.
** Shaggy witnesses Daphne's soul getting extracted and a demon possessing her - explaining why he knows to look for her head in the vat as well. This is also in the novelization.
** While Scooby is locked up in the cage, he fakes a heart attack to try and escape. The guard points out that he's done it eight times already.
* DyeingForYourArt:
** Freddie Prinze Jr bleached his brown hair blond, and had to shave his head after the dye ruined it.
** Isla Fisher is a redhead and became blonde.
** Averted with Sarah Michelle Gellar though, who just wore a red wig, as she was still filming Season 7 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
* FakeAmerican: The Australian Isla Fisher plays the American Mary Jane.
* OldShame: Freddie Prinze Jr. (Fred) and Sarah Michelle Gellar (Daphne) don't think very fondly about the live action film. Among other things, Prinze hated wearing the trademark ascot, and Gellar hated wearing Daphne's trademark Go-go boots. Originally played straight but later averted with Matthew Lillard. Originally Lillard stated he regretted working on the live action films as it seemed to ruin his movie career, but once he became the full time voice of Shaggy in the cartoons following Casey Kasem's retirement he's since changed his mind, and now thanks the movies for leading into a consistent role for him to play.
* RemakeCameo: Frank Welker, the original voice of Fred, voices one of the evil creatures.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Fred and Daphne are played by husband and wife Freddie Prinze Jr and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** The film was originally intended to be aimed at an older audience, including nudity and sexual/drug-related humour. Some of the early trailers included this material, which was cut when the studio decided to aim for a PG rating.
** The film had been in DevelopmentHell as far back as the 90s, with Jim Carey as a possible Shaggy and Sara Gilbert as Velma. Kevin Smith was attached to direct at one point too.
** {{Music/Weezer}} were asked to cameo in the film but decline, so Music/SugarRay are there instead.
** The Luna Ghost or 'Old Man Smithers' from the beginning of the film was planned to be revealed as the main villain in an early draft. This explains why the Luna Ghost features on the movie's poster, despite only appearing in the opening.
** Creator/TimCurry was the first choice to play Mondevarious, but he turned it down when he heard that Scrappy Doo was going to be in the film - as he has always despised that character. {{Irony}} indeed.
** A kiss was filmed between Daphne and Velma. During the scene where the souls keep swapping into the wrong body, Daphne and Velma's would keep getting in the wrong ones - so they decide to kiss to make sure they go in properly.
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