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[[folder:Episode 1: "Beware the Beast From Below"]]
* Shaggy mentions falling asleep during a [[WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo Vincent Van Ghoul]] movie.
** [[InkSuitActor Vincent Van Ghoul]] is not only an {{expy}} of Creator/VincentPrice, but said actor voiced the character in his [[WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo original incarnation]]. Here, Vincent Van Ghoul is just a washed out actor instead of wielding any kind of magical powers voiced by Creator/{{Maurice LaMarche}}.
* One of the tourists following Velma during her tour of the Crystal Cove Spook Museum resembles Creator/DonKnotts though with blonde hair.
** The monster suits seen in said museum are [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou Captain]] [[Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed Cutler’s]] [[Film/ScoobyDooTheMysteryBegins Ghost]], the [[Film/ScoobyDoo Luna Ghost]], [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou Miner]] [[Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed ’49er]], the [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou Cree]][[Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed per]], [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou Charlie the Robot]], one of the two [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou Phantom]] [[Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed Shadows]] and the [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou Space]] [[Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed Kook]].
* Angel Dynamite is introduced via [[Film/TheWarriors a closeup of her mouth speaking into a microphone]].
* The Slime Mutant lurches around like the [[Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead "Tarman"]] zombie.
* [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120802064034/scoobydoo/images/4/4e/Emmanuel_Raffalo.jpg Professor Emmanuel Raffalo]] is basically an {{expy}} off {{horror host}} [[http://www.bmovienation.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/lobomagc.jpg Mister Lobo]]. Raffalo makes silent cameos in "Howl of the Fright Hound" and "Web of the Dreamweaver''."

[[folder:Episode 2: "The Creeping Creatures"]]
* In the teaser, the family and their station wagon that stops in Gatorsburg for gasoline is based on the [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Griswolds]].
* Velma does [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]]'s "OBJECTION!" pose.
* In Gatorsburg’s flashback, [[WesternAnimation/TheBufordFilesAndTheGallopingGhost Nugget Nose]] is the planner.
* Velma uses [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Luke Cage's]] catchphrase "Sweet Christmas!"
* When showing Daphne his scrapbook of traps, Fred mentions some villains they caught such as [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou Carlotta the Gypsy]] and the [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou Phantom of Vázquez Castle]] with particular traps.
* After capturing the villains with a trap, Fred refers to it as 'Old 45. Gets 'em every time.' This is a shout-out to Colt 45 Malt Liquor and it's spokesman, Creator/BillyDeeWilliams, who used to say 'Colt 45. Gets 'em every time.'
* Both barrels and monsters are references to ''Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead'', specifically the Tri-Oxin and the Tarman barrels.
* Fred reads ''[[Magazine/SportsIllustrated Traps Illustrated]]'', which also has a swimsuit issue, [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} for the articles]].

[[folder:Episode 3: "The Secret of the Ghost Rig"]]
* There’s a [[Film/{{Duel}} battle between a truck and a smaller car]].
* When the Mystery Machine jumps over the ramp, it makes the same sound as the [[Anime/SpeedRacer Mach 5]].
* The [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname vampire waitress]] working at vampire-themed restaurant "The Bloody Stake" resembles [[Series/{{NCIS}} Abby Sciuto]].
* After the gang is startled in the cave, Scooby covers his eyes, Shaggy covers his ears and Velma covers her mouth in the "[[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lVDZ6EE_TIs/TmKFLtJepqI/AAAAAAAAC0o/RD2I8tgf3SQ/s320/skulls_hear_no_evil_see_no_evil_speak_no_evil_poster-p228326750274806088t5ta_400.jpg See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil]]" position.
* When sewing Fred’s ascot, Daphne hums ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies'' theme song.
* The Creator/DonKnotts look-alike from the first episode is seen in the crowed that booed when Mayor Fred Jones Jr. said the capture of the Ghost rig driver would lead to a loss of revenue for the town.

[[folder:Episode 4: "Revenge of the Man-Crab"]]
* Names of the young couple at the beginning are [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Brenda and Dylan]].
* Teenage [[WesternAnimation/ThePebblesAndBammBammShow Pebbles Flintstone and Bam-Bam Rubble]] appear in the first scene after the opening theme.
* Actor David Faustino voices [[ActorAllusion a hapless character]] named [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Bud]].
* A character that looks like [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan Suzie Chan]] is seen playing volleyball at the Trickells Trickquid’s tournament.
* Skipper Shelton’s story of losing his nose to a sea creature and having a vendetta against it is similar to the [[Film/{{Jumanji}} animated Captain Squint]] who lost his nose to a sea monster.
** He is also a parody of [[Literature/MobyDick Captain Ahab]].
* Then there’s Mayor Fred Jones Sr. [[Film/{{Jaws}} refusal of closing the volleyball court]].

[[folder:Episode 5: "The Song of Mystery"]]
* The way Shaggy is dragged off into the dark by the spookified children calls to the final scenes of ''Film/{{REC}}'' and ''Film/{{Quarantine}}''.
* The mayor, who is voiced by Gary Cole, exclaims [[Film/OfficeSpace "Chotchkies!"]] at one point.

[[folder:Episode 6: "The Legend of Alice May"]]
* Alice May shares the same appearance as [[Franchise/SpiderMan Gwen Stacey]].
* Two dancers at the prom looks like Coilman (short and tubby with blonde [[Music/TheBeatles Beatle]]-cut hair) and Multiman (tall with a mop of orange hair [[BlindingBangs covering his eyes]]) of ''[[WesternAnimation/FrankensteinJr The Impossibles]]'' in civilian clothes.
* Randy and his parents are like [[Series/That70sShow the Foremans]].
* There’s a flashback to ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' episode "Jeepers, It’s the Creeper!".
* When Scooby goes to the kitchen to grab a sandwich, there’s a signed picture of [[WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo Vincent Van Ghoul]].
* When Alice May is at her locker, a character resembling [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan Suzie Chan]] walks by in the hallway.
* When the gang looks at the yearbook page with the original Mystery Incorporated, the [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130409174254/scoobydoo/images/4/47/M_Inc.png group shot]] looks just like the one in the opening from the [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100621071515/scoobydoo/images/7/78/What_a_night_for_a_knight_1.png original cartoon]].

[[folder:Episode 7: "In Fear of the Phantom"]]
* The plot of The Phantom controlling a theatre, causing accidents and kidnapping a young female singer is a nod to ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera''.
* Since [[spoiler:[[StageNames Fantzee Pantz]]’s]] real name is [[spoiler:Daniel (Prezette)]], the [[spoiler:identity of the Phantom]], it makes a subtle reference to ''[[spoiler:WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom]]''.
** StageName Fantzee Pantz is similar to another fallen musician using the name [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents Sparky Pants]]. Coincidentally, both mentioned here and above were created by Butch Hartman.
* Daphne’s Hex Girl costume is a reminiscent of [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Starfire]]’s outfit.
* Hex Girls’ songs "[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost Hex Girl]]" and "[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost Earth, Wind, Fire and Air]]" appear.
* Another [[WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo Vincent Van Ghoul]] movie is shown.
** Vincent Van Ghoul's Lizard Face reveal is a shout out to Creator/VincentPrice's unmasking in ''[[Film/HouseOfWax1953 House of Wax]]''.
* The line "class four noncoporeal phantom" refers to spirit classifications from ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''.
* [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Brenda]] from "Revenge of the Man-Crab" is seen in the crowd during the Hex Girls’ concert.
* The video website Shaggy and Scooby watched a Fantzee Pantz’s video is called ''[[Website/YouTube EarTube]]''.
** The way Fantzee Pantz dances is similar to Music/MichaelJackson’s moonwalk.
** "Dance in My Pants" is a clear reference to [[LiveActionTV Pants On The Ground]].
* The fact Shaggy having an old ventriloquist dummy (named Harry) can allude back to the [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou series that started it all]] where Shaggy was known to throw his voice in order to fool the villain.

[[folder:Episode 8: "The Grasp of the Gnome"]]
* The paramedics taking the frozen pirates to the Crytal Cove Mermaid Theatre looks suspiciously like [[Series/{{Emergency}} John Gage and Roy DeSoto]], if not actors Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe who respectively played them.
** "Mermaid Theatre" [[NamesTheSame shares the same name]] of a stage performing theater in London.
* One of the knights coming into The Royal Knights Fair seems to be dressed as [[VideoGame/DragonsLair Dirk the Daring]].
** A pirate looks identical to [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean (Captain) Jack Sparrow]].
** An {{expy}} of JustForFun/{{Candlejack}} is seen walking around.
* Angie Dinkley's book, ''I'm Okay, You're a Scary Gnome'' parodies the famous psychological self-help book ''I'm Okay, You're Okay'' by Thomas A. Harris.

[[folder:Episode 9: "Battle of the Humungonauts"]]
* The episode plays tribute to ''Film/WarOfTheGargantuas'' complete with the "Stuck In My Throat" song, though an unnamed female character sings it in this episode.
* There are two "humongonauts", one green (clearly based off Gaira from the aforementioned ''WarOfTheGargantuas'') and one red, stated to be caused by [[TheIncredibleHulk gamma radiation]].
* The blond Creator/DonKnotts is sitting among the audience at the Tiki Tub and seemed enchanted by fictional singer Trini Lee.
** Then later, when Sheriff Stone pans his binoculars over the crowd at the Crytal Cove Stadium, the aforementioned Creator/DonKnotts look-alike is seen for an instant.
* The name Humungonaut is a homage to [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} Humongousaur]].

[[folder:Episode 10: "Howl of the Fright Hound"]]
* The name Jason Wyatt is likely a reference to the show's lead character designer Derrick Wyatt.
** There's an actual Jason Wyatt who was the associate producer of this very episode.
* The Crystal Cove Animal Asylum for the Criminally Insane is based on Arkham Asylum and the building design bears visual concept of the place in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.
** The main guard holding a grudge against a snapping turtle that bit his finger parallels [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Aaron Cash]] holding a grudge against Killer Croc for biting his hand off.
** When Officer Johnson calls up Sheriff Stone stating all animal inmates have been rounded up, one of the inmates being wheeled in at the time resembles WesternAnimation/YogiBear though drawn more brusquely.
*** Said bear is [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs muzzled and restrained to a dolly]] when being wheeled back to its cell.
** One of the inmates is a Chihuahua, probably a reference to the "Yo quiero Taco Bell" mascot.
** The room holding Professor Pericles is similar to [[Film/XMen1 Magneto]]'s [[Film/X2XMenUnited cell]], if not the Cerebro room used by Professor Xavier in the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''.
*** The way Pericles disturbs those who visit him is similar to [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]] [[Literature/RedDragon Lecter]].
*** Pericles even shares strong similarities to [[VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves Arpeggio]], another parrot as well as being somewhat similar to [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Professor James Morality]].
*** Pericles may be named for the renowned ancient Greek orator (c. 495 – 429 BC), as it fits his intricate schemes and erudite nature.
** When the gang visits Scooby, they are checked for weapons via [[Film/TotalRecall1990 a big walk-in X-ray device]].
* The culprit behind the fright hound is [[spoiler:[[Film/FridayThe13th1980 the mother of Jason]]]].
* The episode makes many references to ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'': the robotic dog (Fright Hound) plays the role of the [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger T-800]], the Fright Hound survives the flames of an exploding car similar to how T-800 survived the flames of an exploding fuel truck, the Fright Hound’s disguise is burnt off at the police station, showing its endoskeleton underneath, which happens later in the movie, the climax takes place in a factory, even managing to bust down a factory door and after the robot is believed to been destroyed, it makes one final attempt before being crushed to death at the very end, the police station scenes... even the music is alluded to.
* The machine Scooby uses in order to destroy the Fright Hound is very similar in design to the battle suit worn by Ripley to kill the Alien Queen in ''Film/{{Aliens}}''.
* The mechanical hound and it's ImplacableMan nature may be a reference to ''Literature/Fahrenheit451''.
* In Jason's Velma shrine, there is a pair of Velma's broken glasses. Velma dropping and breaking her glasses was a recurring inconvenience in [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou the original series]].

[[folder:Episode 11: "The Secret Serum"]]
* A character that looks like [[WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies Cass Elliot]] appears in teaser amongst the audience at the auction.
** The blond Creator/DonKnotts look-alike is seen during the charity auction as well.
* The restaurant the gang visits in order to find a rare wine is called ‘''[[Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari Crab Net of Doctor Calimari]]''.’ The oddly tilted windows are even a tribute to the movie’s setting.
* Angie Dinkley can be heard discussing [[Film/{{Braindead}} Sumatran Rat-Monkeys]] from [[Film/KingKong Skull]] [[VideoGame/{{The Curse of Monkey Island}} Island]].
** Angie also mentions they having more vampire literature than anywhere "this side of the [[Literature/{{Dracula}} Carpathian Mountains]][[note]]The name of Dracula’s home at the beginning[[/note]]."
* Where the gang suspects Daphne’s mother being a vampire is similar to an episode of ''Scooby-Doo & Scrappy-Doo'' called "I Left My Neck in San Franscisco" where the gang suspected Daphne might be a vampire when she keeps disappearing every time the vampire appeared.
* The cursed ruby on display at Darrow University Museum of Oddities is called "[[Disney/TheRescuers the Devil’s Eye]]."
* Daphne mentions that she has to stake the vampire, likely a reference to the fact that Sarah Michelle Gellar played Daphne in the live action film, and invokes another of Gellar's most famous roles, Buffy Summers.

[[folder:Episode 12: "The Shrieking Madness"]]
* The entire episode is a ShoutOut to the animated celebrities playing themselves in ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies''
* Darrow University student [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Howard E. Roberts]] is a play on Creator/RobertEHoward, who was one of the ten original writers corresponding with one another, including [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]] and used elements of the [[CthulhuMythos mythos]] in their writings.
* At the beginning of the episode, Fred and his father are in the car:
-->'''Mayor Fred Jones Sr.:''' [[Film/GalaxyQuest By Grabthar’s hammer]] Fred!
* A young [[InkSuitActor Harlan Ellison]] appears, voiced by the real Creator/HarlanEllison.
* The episode makes many references to Creator/HPLovecraft’s works, namely ''[[EldritchAbomination Cthulhu]]'' character.
* The novelist and Darrow University teacher [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed H. P. Hatecraft]] for starters. his book is ''[[Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu The Shrieking Madness of Char Gar Gothakon: The Beast That Hath No Name]]''; Char Gar Gothakon bears a strong resemblance to [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]]. Hatecraft’s voice actor, Creator/JeffreyCombs, is best known for appearing in Lovecraft's ''Film/ReAnimator'' and ''Film/FromBeyond'' film adaptation as well as playing Lovecraft in ''Necronomicon''. And the episode title refers to ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness''.
** The design of Char Gar Gothakon itself is identical to an [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Illithid]].
* The "Dusk" book series is very obviously ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Twilight]]'' (being described as "teen vampire romance novels", the title being another time of day, the covers of the three books showing an apple being held by pale hands (Twilight), a flower (Twilight: New Moon) and a ribbon snaking it's way down the page (Twilight: Breaking Dawn), having movies made of the books, etc. Daphne even has a cardboard cut-out of the main male love interest from the books/films that looks remarkably like Edward Cullen.)
* In the same vein, the ditzy, giggly, childish Regina Wentworth (author of the "Dusk" novels) may well be a particularly scathing [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed jab]] at Creator/StephenieMeyer (author of the "Twilight" novels).
* Char Gar Gothakon shares strong likeness to antagonist Davy Jones from ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' and ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd''.
* Hatecraft looks like he goes to the same barber as [[Film/TheFrighteners Milton Dammers]].
* The musical protesters sound a lot like HollywoodToneDeaf version of Cthulhu-themed band Music/TheDarkestOfTheHillsideThickets.
** The leader Ernesto, who makes another appearance in "The Siren's Song", is based and modeled after [[UsefulNotes/CheGuevara Ernesto Che Guebara]], the Argentine Marxist born Cuban revolutionist.
* At the beginning of the episode, just before Char Gar Gothakon appears for the first time, there is an air freshener hanging from a rear view mirror shaped like [[WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird Tweety Bird]].
* The numbers [[Series/{{Lost}} 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42]] are written on a piece of paper inside the chest Mr. E sent the gang.
* New management turning burger place "Burger Campus" into a Vegan restaurant is a nod to Creator/CaseyKasem, the original Shaggy, becoming vegetarian during [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo the Scooby-Doo franchise]] run in the eighties.

[[folder:Episode 13: "When the Cicada Calls"]]
* The episode title alludes to ''[[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni]]'', which translates to ''When the Cicadas Cry''. [[note]]Further evidence that the title is a reference is one of the main "mysteries" in ''Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni'' is where characters are driven insane. An example is one of the main protagonists, Rena the most notable character, investigates the disappearances and murders of people occurs on the same day in the past four years, figuring out all the disappearances and murders only happened to people who supported or worked on a discontinued dam project that would flood the small town they live in. These cases were also thought by the townspeople to be caused by the demon who apparently didn’t like the idea of the dam supposedly haunting the town. Along the way, Rena starts falling into insanity and at two points, starts shouting about there being maggots in her blood, frantically scratches and claws at her skin to get the "maggots" out[[/note]]. However, the similarities between this episode and the series do not end there:
** Victims of the MonsterOfTheWeek were those involved with the environmentally-unfriendly Destroido Company, much like how the victims of Oyashiro-sama's curse were those who supported or worked on the discontinued dam project that would've flooded Hinamizawa.
** One of the victims of the cicada attacks is driven insane by them, similarly to how victims of [[HatePlague Hinamizawa Syndrome]] act out in higher levels of the disease.
** A festival held in Crystal Cove is one of the locales, much like how the Watanagashi festival occurs in almost every arc of the ''Higurashi'' series.
* Biologist Dr. Rick Yants bears a striking resemblance to [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost Ben Ravencroft]].

[[folder:Episode 14: "Mystery Solvers Club State Finals"]]
* In Scooby’s dream, Creator/HannaBarbera characters [[WesternAnimation/SpeedBuggy Mark, Debbi, Tinker and their talking dune buggy]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}} Jabberjaw and the Neptunes]], [[WesternAnimation/CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels]] as well as [[WesternAnimation/TheFunkyPhantom Skip, April, Auggie, the ghost of Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore and his ghost cat]] appear.
* When Scooby begins dreaming, all the characters revert to their less angular, "classic" designs from the 1970s.
* The villain, Lord Infernicus, seems like a shout out and/or parody of fiery-headed villains like [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Ragnaros]] and [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange Dormammu]].
** Lord Infernicus’ design bears a few similarities with Johnny Blaze’s ComicBook/GhostRider.
** At one point, Lord Infernicus [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet extends his arms to rake his claws]] down the lockers on either side of a school corridor. The reference cleverly hints that Scooby's dreaming before the episode reveals that, while Lord Infernicus's fiery nature alludes to Scooby's high fever.
* Principal Quinlain resembles one of [[Franchise/DisneyPrincess Disney princesses]], [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]] with her hair down.

[[folder:Episode 15: "The Wild Brood"]]
* Episode title refers to ''Film/TheWildBunch''.
* The runaway train’s locomotive plunging off a dead end trestle and exploding on impact is taken from ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII''.
** Not to mention when the runaway locomotive is uncoupled and then graphically explodes after being derailed off a broken bridge is very similar to what happens in ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}.''
* The Wild Brood's emblem is a [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings large eye with a slitted pupil]]. Fitting, because they're dressed as orcs.
* Leader of the Wild Brood gang Odnarb talks like Creator/MarlonBrando. In fact, ‘Odnarb’ is ‘Brando’ backwards.
** With the mask, Odnarb bears a resemblance to [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Thrall]]
* Not only is ''Film/{{Swordfish}}'' mentioned but it’s also [[Film/HorseFeathers a computer password]].
** The Swordfish game console bears a design quite similar to [[UsefulNotes/Xbox360 Microsoft’s X-Box 360]] game console.
** Shaggy calling said game console "shiny" not only means it is ''literally'' shiny but in [[Series/{{Firefly}} another show]], "shiny" means "cool."
* Chen, the owner of internet café and teahouse who will have a promenade role in "The Dragon’s Secret''," sounds like [[Disney/{{Mulan}} Chi Fu]], [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda Mr. Ping]], [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Professor Chang]] and [[WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo Mandarin]].

[[folder:Episode 16: "Where Walks Aphrodite"]]
* The [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname vampire waitress]] that looks like [[Series/{{NCIS}} Abby Scuito]] working at "The Bloody Stake" appears again.
* Does the plotline of [[spoiler:[[Literature/{{Carrie}} somebody getting revenge for supposedly being chosen prom queen and then humiliated by her peers]]]] sound familiar to anyone?
** The episode also parallels ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'', including the squawking sound people make upon discovering someone’s "not in love."
* Aphrodite’s face resembles the faces of [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]]’s victims after Franchise/{{Batman}}’s main adversary exposes them to his Smylex toxin.
* Look-alikes of [[WesternAnimation/ThePebblesAndBammBammShow Pebbles Flintstone]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan Suzie Chan]] are seen at the Fighting Urchins soccer game when [[MonsterOfTheWeek Aphrodite]] began to spread her influence.
** The latter’s seen in a love-struck classroom.
* Actor David Faustino voices [[ActorAllusion a hapless character]] named [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Bud]].
* The mascot of Crystal Cove is [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos the Fighting Urchins]].

[[folder:Episode 17: "Escape from Mystery Manor"]]
* The Darrow Family’s Manor resembles [[Film/BatmanForever Wayne Manor]].
* Older Danny Darrow is physically modeled after [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]], even having an obsession with his treasures.
** Danny seems to also be loosely based off of [[VideoGame/ClockTower Bobby Barrows]], even almost having the same name.
* Danny [[Franchise/{{Saw}} booby-traps his whole house]] as an act of revenge against the original Mystery Incorporated gang.
* When trying to open the door, Danny [[Film/TheShining splinters it with a fire iron]] just like Creator/JackNicholson.

[[folder:Episode 18: "The Dragon’s Secret"]]
* The teaser makes references to ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' where the pawn shop bears a strong resemblance to the antique store where Gizmo was bought and when Mai Le steals the ring, it has a creature that bears a strong resemblance to the pre-mutated Gremlins, specifically Gizmo, the original and only benevolent Gremlin.
** The episode is also an affectionate parody of ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther''.
* Mayor Jones states that "shindig" is the American word for "hootenanny". ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' had Oz explain that these two words do not mean the same thing.
* The battle between the Red Wizard and the White Wizard in downtown Crystal Cove mirrors some aspects of the final battle between [[Film/TheMatrix Neo and Agent Smith]].
* The devices the White Wizard uses in order to fight and shoot lightning bolts out of his hands are very similar in design and function to the retro thrusts jets in ComicBook/IronMan’s [[Film/IronMan Mark III]].
* After throwing Scooby a Scooby Snack:
-->'''Fred:''' [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Scooby-Doo go]]!
* The tie-in game has Shaggy collecting books and one of them is entitled ‘''[[Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream I Have No Hand and I Must Clap]]''.’
* Foreign visitor Mr. Wang resembles [[Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina David Lo Pan]]. Coincidentally, the voice of Chen, Creator/JamesHong, plays [[ActorAllusion said character]] but doesn’t [[Creator/GeorgeTakei voice]] him.

[[folder:Episode 19: "Nightfright"]]
* Shaggy and Scooby have dinner with [[WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo Vincent Van Ghoul]] at his house.
* Some of Creator/VincentPrice's work are alluded to in this episode:
** Fictional movie and titular monster ''[[Film/TheFly1958 Mutant Bee]]''.
** Prof. Jantzen in ''Castle of Runny Discharge'' is like [[Film/HouseOfWax1953 Professor Jarrod]].
** Shaggy and Scooby [[Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1959 end up locked down in Van Ghoul Castle]] along with Van Ghoul himself.
** And fictional movie ''[[Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes The Repellant Dr. Phobos]]''.
** The masks in the entrance of Van Ghoul Castle are exact copies from masks of characters and monsters portrayed by Creator/VincentPrice.
* Not only does the [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname vampire waitress]] resembling [[Series/{{NCIS}} Abby Scuito]] appears again, but fellow waiter working at vampire themed "The Bloody Steak" restaurant is modeled after [[Series/TheLoveBoat Isaac Washington]] the bartender.
* A small part of this episode’s plot is similar to ''Film/HalloweenResurrection'', more specifically the part where the teens win the opportunity of showing up on an Internet reality show.
* In the entrance of Castle Van Ghoul, on the top of a table, near the staircase, is [[WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo the mystical globe]] Vincent Van Ghoul used to contact Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Scrappy-Doo and Flim Flam.
* Harry Sneste-Boysen suggests to Mystery Inc. they could have their own TV show based [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo on them travelling around, solving mysteries and trapping monsters]] to which the gang rejects.
* Also, the episode title alludes to ''Film/FrightNight1985'', particularly with [[CaptainObvious the title]] and the movie star mentor getting frightened out of his wits, but still useful.

[[folder:Episode 20: "The Siren’s Song"]]
* Daphne remarks that [[WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo Flim-Flam]] is incarcerated, serving twenty five years to life after she and Fred sees his exhibit in the Crystal Cove Spook Museum.
** When both Fred and Daphne see Scrappy-Doo’s exhibit during the same scene, Fred tells Daphne they promised they’ll never speak of him again.
** That could be a reference to the Live Action Scooby-Doo movie, in which Scrappy has a less-than-pleasant role.
* The [[Series/{{NCIS}} Abby Scuito]] look-alike vampire waitress makes her sixth appearance.
* Ernesto who’s modeled and based after [[UsefulNotes/CheGuevara the Argentine Marxist born Cuban revolutionist]] returns.
** Ernesto's statement "We have to destroy the environment in order to save it" is an echo of the famous Vietnam-era quote, "We have to destroy the village in order to save it."
* The Fish Freaks design is very similar to both the [[Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon Gil-Man]] and the [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays Thetis Lake Monster]].

[[folder:Episode 21: "Menace of the Manticore"]]
* The figure in the fortune-telling machine resembles [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou Carlotta the Gypsy]].
* Marcie "Hot Dog Water" Fleach’s father is named Winslow Fleach, now take off the "F" and ya got [[Film/PhantomOfTheParadise Winslow Leach]].
* Angel’s black cat-suit is very similar in design to the spy suits [[WesternAnimation/TotallySpies Sam, Alex and Clover]] wear when on missions.
* Mr. E’s lair beneath Destroido HQ is very similar in design and appearance to [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe Vector’s house]].
** When Angel first goes to talk with Mr. E, he is seated in a chair, watching several monitors to see what goes on, making it impossible for Angel and the audience to see who he is, is how [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget Dr. Claw]] was portrayed.
* Both [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Brenda and Dylan]] are attacked by titular [[MonsterOfTheWeek Manticore]] while riding the Nauseater at Creepy Spooky Terror Land.
* The manticore is a real creature in mythology, but older viewers who come across this episode might first think of its appearances in the music of Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer.

[[folder:Episode 22: "Attack of the Headless Horror"]]
* Dr. Rick Spartan is based on Franchise/IndianaJones, Franchise/DocSavage and [[Literature/KingSolomonsMines Allan Quatermain]].
** Spartan also has a quasi-resemblance to Australian poacher [[WesternAnimation/ShaggyAndScoobyDooGetAClue Bruce]].
* [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Brenda]] is seen in a class without [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Dylan]].

[[folder:Episode 23: "A Haunting in Crystal Cove"]]
* Not only is the name of Angie Dinkley’s medium friend is "Lady Marmalade", the same title of classic song but the character quotes a lyric "Mocha chocolate, yaya", which she incorporated it as one of the coffee drinks.
** The fact Angie Dinkley gets her medium friend to [[Film/{{Poltergeist}} scope out the haunting]] at Fred’s house.
* At one point, [[Film/ParanormalActivity the Ouija board bursts into flames]].
* The two pilot episodes of ''Series/AHaunting'' (and two later episodes) had the title format "A Haunting in..."

[[folder:Episode 24: "Dead Justice"]]
* In life, villain "Dead Justice" was the nickname of Crystal Cove’s first sheriff, "Iron" Will Williamson, who shares a similar name to [[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption Bill Williamson]].
** Dead Justice’s appearance is modeled after ''[[MarvelUniverse the Phantom Rider]]''.
*** Dead Justice is also a homage to ''ComicBook/JonahHex''.
** The bullets with faces used by Dead Justice may tribute to [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bill Blaster]]’s bullets known as "Bullet Bill" with a menacing face and arms.
** Dead Justice says "[[Franchise/TheLoneRanger Heigh-ho, Greg]]!" when calling for his spectral steed.
** The fact Dead Justice was left handed is more likely an allusion to outlaw William Henry [=McCarty=], better known as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_the_Kid Billy the Kid]]."
* Night ranger is probably a reference the series ''Series/KnightRider'' and ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger.''
** At the episode’s end, the Night Ranger does the moonwalk, a dance technique popularized by Music/MichaelJackson.
* Once more, vampire waitress resembling [[Series/{{NCIS}} Abby Scuito]] appears.

[[folder:Episode 25: "Pawn of Shadows"]]
* [[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest Race Bannon, Hadji, Bandit, Jonny Quest and Dr. Quest]] appear during Alice May’s flashback.
* When trying to get in the mindset of a teenage girl, [[Creator/HPLovecraft H. P. Hatecraft]] is seen having two [[Creator/HannaBarbera WonderWheels]] posters, a [[Creator/DCComics DC Comics Prez]] poster, a poster of [[WesternAnimation/ThePebblesAndBammBammShow Schleprock]], a poster of [[WesternAnimation/DrakPack Drak Pack Jr.]], a poster of [[Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid Butch Cassidy]], a poster of [[WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussyCats Josie McCoy & Alexander Cabot III]] and a poster of [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan Suzie & Stanley Chan]] on a wall in his office.
* [[WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies Cass Elliot]] look-alike is seen attending a lecture by Regina Wentworth at Darrow University.
** [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Regina Wentworth]] and her Dusk Teen Vampire Romance book is based on Creator/StephenieMeyer and her ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Twilight Saga]]'' [[labelnote:books]].''Twilight'' (2005), ''New Moon'' (2006), ''Eclipse'' (2007), ''Breaking Dawn'' (2008) and ''The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner'' (2010)[[/labelnote]].
* Obliteratrix’s exploding balls resemble similar weapons used by [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Red X]].

[[folder:Episode 26: "All Fear the Freak"]]
* Episode's title refers to Music/BlueOysterCult’s 1979 song "(Don't Fear) The Reaper".

[[folder:Episode 27: "The Night the Clown Cried"]]
* Episode title is based on the [[Film/TheDayTheClownCried notoriously bad unreleased movie]] by Creator/JerryLewis.
* The villain is an [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker evil clown]] voiced by Creator/MarkHamill.
** The episode title may also be based on [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVt-mEs8F84 Joker's "funeral" speech]] from the episode "The Man Who Killed Batman" of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
* After a disguised [[spoiler:Velma]] rescues Fred from Crybaby Clown:
-->'''[[spoiler:Velma]]:''' (''using a voice modulator'') Nice furbib.
-->'''Fred:''' Wait [[{{Beat}} ...]] dry sense of humor, tense of disdain and superiority [[{{Beat}} ...]] [[spoiler:Velma]]!?
-->'''[[spoiler:Velma]]:''' (''takes off hat and the cloth covering lower half of [[spoiler:her]] face'') Who were you expecting? [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]]?
** Not to mention [[spoiler:Velma]]’s actions and throwaway line toward Mayor Nettles at the beginning of the episode are similar to those of aforementioned hero.
* Scooby’s introduced bouncing a ball off the wall where the farmer confined him is how [[Film/TheGreatEscape American POW Steve McQueen]] passes time while in solitary confinement after too many escape attempts.
* Not only does actor boyfriend of Daphne, [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Baylor]] [[LawyerFriendlyCameo Hotner]] has a strong resemblance to Creator/TaylorLautner but his name is an amalgamation between said actor and Creator/RobertPattinson where both starred as [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Jacob Black and Edward Cullen]] respectively.
* After raking his nails across a chalkboard, episode’s villain makes a speech at the town hall meeting parodies the scene in which [[Film/{{Jaws}} shark hunter Quint]] makes his first appearance:
--> '''Crybaby Clown:''' You all know me. You all know how I make a living. I'm a bad clown! Stopping me won't be easy... there's no string in the net to capture me as [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou Mano Tiki Tia]] or [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou Red]][[WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies beard's]] [[Film/ScoobyDooMonstersUnleashed Ghost]]! This Crybaby Clown swallowed your whole town, hahahahaha! You want your tourism back, you're going to pay me five million dollars! For that, you'll get the pacifier, the rattle, the whole darn clown! So, what's it going to be? Me or Mystery Incorporated?!
* Fictional brand of pants promoted by Baylor Hotner is "Green Jeans," the name probably coming from fictional character [[Series/CaptainKangaroo Mr. Green Jeans]].
* The name of the fake bakery devised by Fred as part of the trap to capture Crybaby Clown is "[[Film/DawnOfTheDead1978 Dawn of]] [[Film/DawnOfTheDead2004 the Doughnuts]]".

[[folder:Episode 28: "The House of the Nightmare Witch"]]
* House of the Baba Yaga Witch coming to life and attacking people can allude to titular ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse''.

[[folder:Episode 29: "The Night the Clown Cried II: Tears of Doom"]]
* Again, title parodying ''Film/TheDayTheClownCried''.
* Not to mention Creator/MarkHamill experienced in [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries voicing]] [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries an]] [[WesternAnimation/StaticShock evil]] [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond clown]] [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker in]] [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm the]] [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague past]] before.
* Shaggy quotes UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's infamous "Fool me once..." speech.
* "[[Film/{{Airplane}} The Green Zone is for loading and unloading of corpses only]]."
* At one point, Crybaby Clown says "[[ComicBook/TheHulk you wouldn't like me when I'm crying]]!"
* There's a ShoutOut to ''Series/TheWire'', of all things, with J.R. Kippel [[EmpathyDollShot planting a teddy bear in the ruins of a destroyed building]] so that it'll make for a better photo-op and sell more newspapers. In one Season 5 episode of ''The Wire'', Gus Haynes mocks a photographer for doing exactly the same thing (for exactly the same reasons) with a burnt doll at the scene of a fire.

[[folder:Episode 30: "Web of the Dreamweaver!"]]
* A different [[WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo Vincent Van Ghoul]] movie is shown.
* TV hostess Francilee Jackson of fictional cooking show ‘''The Francilee Show''’ is a parody of southern cooking show host Paula Deen.
* The culprit behind Dreamweaver [[Film/{{Dreamscape}} uses a machine to invade people’s dreams]].
** Not only do potential victims fear falling asleep but Dreamweaver acts like [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]].
** Dreamweaver also has some aspects of protagonist [[ComicBook/TheSandman Dream]] as well as one of ''ComicBook/DoctorStrange''’s and ''ComicBook/GhostRider''’s main enemies, [[MarvelUniverse Nightmare]].
*** Dreamweaver even sounds like [[WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex Van Kleiss]].
** The Dreamweaver uses a crystal orb like [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Jareth the Goblin King as well as trapping his victims in an Escher maze]] during their dreams.
** When the gang hit Fred's place and Scooby starts snacking on old food, it's clear that he's [[spoiler: [[Film/TheLostBoys eating maggots.]] ]] Spoiler for {{Squick}}.
* Scooby calls Shaggy "[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Shagdalf]]."
** There’s a fantasy scene with a [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings human archer, an elf wizard and a dwarf wielding an axe]] fighting a horde of goblins.
** The goblins look suspiciously similar to the goblins featured in ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'' cartoon.
* Fantasy RPG game the young Sheriff Stone plays along with Francilee Jackson, Horbert Feist and Melvin Keisterbaum is called ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Crypts and Creatures]]''.

[[folder:Episode 31: "The Hodag of Horror"]]
* One of the background characters at the beginning as well as in the flashback toward the end looks like an aged up [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Sari Sumdac]].
* The cheese store is called "[[Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes Something Cheesy this way Comes]]".
* Brad and Judy's Cocker spaniel Nova not only strongly looks like [[Disney/LadyAndTheTramp Lady]], she and Scooby even [[Disney/LadyAndTheTramp share a kiss while eating string cheese]] during the Blake’s welcome home party, all the while a violinist plays for them!
* When the Hodag attacks the party and starts to grab people and drag them away, one of the guests tries to get away after being caught by crawling away but is only dragged back again into the shadows like how reporter [[Film/{{REC}} Angela Vidal]] is dragged out of sight.
* Traveling Cabinet of Curiosities owner's name, Gene Shepard, is based on [[http://www.hodagpress.com/longlive2.htm Eugene Simeon Shepard]], the original discoverer of the Hodag in Wisconsin.
* Not only does Sheriff Stone accidentally solve a [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} Lament configuration puzzle box]], which clicks open and rearranges in a similar manner, but (after hearing a knock on the door) opening the door to his office to hear a disembodied voice manifestation which is a parody of [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} the Cenobite leader Pinhead]], before slamming the door and calling it a weirdo.
** The disembodied voice saying "OH SUCH SIGHTS!" is like "We have such sights to show you!"
* Inside the Cabinet of Curiosities, [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]]'s hockey mask is seen.

[[folder:Episode 32: "Art of Darkness"]]
* Episode title spoofs ''[[Literature/HeartOfDarkness Heart of]] [[VideoGame/HeartOfDarkness Darkness]]''.
* Randy Warsaw is a spoof on Creator/AndyWarhol.
* Band "Sunday Around Noonish" and members Butch Firbanks and Eeko are a homage if not parody of [[Music/VelvetUnderground The Velvet Underground]] along former members Music/LouReed and Music/{{Nico}} respectively.
* Junk is a villain who [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} turns those it touches into living golden statues]] just like the [[WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo Gold Monster]].

[[folder:Episode 33: "The Gathering Gloom"]]
* [[WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo Vincent Van Ghoul]]'s movie is a reflection to either horror novel ''Literature/TheFog'', Creator/JohnCarpenter’s ''Film/TheFog'' or the 2005 ''[[TheRemake The Fog]]''.

[[folder:Episode 34: "Night on Haunted Mountain"]]
* Episode title is a parody of ''[[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Night on Bald Mountain]]''.
* Inversion of the usual standards for handsomeness suggests ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' episode "The Eye of the Beholder".
* The hillbillies from Scorpion Wells are based on the villainous clans of deformed cannibals from ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes1977'' and its sequels as well as its remakes.
* The crystal sarcophagus filled with black pearls which the Conquistadors found and later say is cursed is an allusion to the cursed Chest of Cortez in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', and the fact that aformentioned sarcophagus is filled with black pearls alludes to the titular ship.
* When the gang finds the soccer team’s lucky soccer ball, Boron had a hand print with a smiley face painted on it like [[Film/CastAway Wilson the volleyball]].
* Fred quips that his "[[Franchise/SpiderMan trapping senses]]" are tingling.

[[folder:Episode 35: "Grim Judgment"]]
* The title of Brad and Judy's semiautobiographical television series is ''[[Series/HartToHart Sternum to Sternum]]'' and parodies its opening theme.
* In the yearbook, one student’s picture is named Scott Jeralds, a comic book artist responsible for drawing many Scooby-Doo comic books while another name appears is Vic Cook, the name of one of the show’s producers.
* The costume Scooby wears while he and Shaggy are spying on Ethan at the soccer field is similar to of another Franchise/{{Disney princess}}: [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Princess Ariel]].
* This episode parodies [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Friday the 13th franchise]], especially main villain preying on those who committed immoral actions.
* The ending is similar to the TwistEnding of ''Film/TheScream'', where it's revealed that there there are two people (high school friends, at that) behind the mask.
* It’s the third time [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Brenda and Dylan]] are attacked by a [[MonsterOfTheWeek monster]], this time by Hebediah Grim.

[[folder:Episode 36: "Night Terrors"]]
* The girl with her parents at the beginning of the episode resembles [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar Aang]]’s granddaughter [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Jinora]].
* The look-alike [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Griswolds]] appear again.
* Mr. Peaches yelling out "Mr. Pe-Pe-Pe-Pe-Peaches" is like [[ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars Brusier]] yelling out "Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Bananas" whenever he gets all excited.
* When Scooby and the gang enter the main hall of Burlington Library, Dan Fluunk tells them the builder and owner of the mansion where they stand had a fascination with groups of four people and an animal who solved mysteries through the ages alludes to how in ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', groups of different people that are real and fictional unite themselves in order to save the world throughout the ages.
* There are similarities to ''Film/TheShining''.

[[folder:Episode 37: "The Midnight Zone"]]
* When the gang finally find Abigail Gluck in her underwater robot factory, they turn the chair she’s sitting in only to [[spoiler:[[Film/{{Psycho}} find her corpse]]]] sitting there.
* Tom, Tub and [[NamesTheSame Scooby]] the Seal are from another Creator/HannaBarbera show called ''Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor'', though unlike here where Moby Dick is a whale-shaped submarine, he was [[Literature/MobyDick an actual whale]] in the show.
** Daphne mentions Tom and Tub’s parents are Dr. Paul Williams and Captain Michael Murphy, characters from another Creator/HannaBarbera show ''Sealab 2020''.
* Angel staying behind in order to keep the valves opened long enough for Moby Dick to get out of the underwater base is quite similar to Mitch Wilkinson staying behind in order to let Ben Gates and the rest of his group exit the cave in ''[[Film/NationalTreasure National Treasure: Book of Secrets]]''.
* The Kriegstaffebots disguised as [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] UsefulNotes/WorldWarII soldiers are modeled after [[Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade the Keroberos unit soldiers]].
* Moby Dick is [[Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea attacked by a giant squid]].
* The episode plot bears many similarities to ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow''.
* Episode title parodies ''Series/TheTwilightZone''.

[[folder:Episode 38: "Scarebear"]]
* The name "Scarebear" is also a name of a Creator/HannaBarbera character that sounds like [[Film/TheThreeStooges Curly Joe]].
** The culprit behind the Scarebear villain said he got [[{{Wolverine}} the claws]] from [[Comicbook/XMen a school for gifted children]].
** "Scarebear" even sounds like ‘[[WesternAnimation/HelpItsTheHairBearBunch Squarebear]].’
* There’s a scene where [[Film/TheThing1982 avocado fruit grow legs]].
* Sheriff Bronson exclaims " Creator/WernerHerzog !" in the same tone someone would use for "Oh my God!"

[[folder:Episode 39: "Wrath of the Krampus"]]
* The [[Film/ScoobyDoo Luna Ghost]] can be seen in the background.
* One of the [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou Phantom Shadows]] makes an appearance in the arcade game Sheriff Stone and Mayor Nettles are playing at.
** The game both Nettles and Stone are playing is called ''[[VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead Home of the Hastily Demised]]''.
** Another arcade game that appears is called ''[[VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution Prance Prance Evilution]]''.
* Sheriff Stone quips that he looks like a smelly old wizard from Center Earth, a common joke to [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Middle Earth]].
* The old abandoned haunted doll factory in which Scooby and the gang catch Krampus is most likely a hint to ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' where the gang catches the Luna Ghost in a similar location.
* The elevator leading to Mr. E's vault bears a strong resemblance to the elevator used by [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe Gru]].

[[folder: Episode 40: "Heart of Evil"]]
* Fred is [[Series/SaturdayNightLive LIVING IN A VAAAAAN... DOWN BY THE RIVER]]!!!
* Both [[WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder Blue Falcon and Dynomutt the Dog Wonder]] are main characters from another Creator/HannaBarbera show.
** Blue Falcon is depicted in the artistic style of Frank Miller’s [[ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns Batman]], even some lines of his dialogue are either direct quotes or homages owing to that work, such as the line about seventeen ways to incapacitate people, all of which hurt.
*** Even Dr. Zin, Jenny and their henchman Bobo also functions as Franchise/{{Batman}}’s enemy Ra’s al Ghul, his daughter Talia al Ghul and Ubu, Ra’s al Ghul’s chief henchman.
** The origins of Dynomutt becoming a cyborg because of a medical emergency is similar to those of [[Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan Steve Austin]] and [[Series/TheBionicWoman Jaime Sommers]].
* Not only do Race Bannon and Dr. Quest from [[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest the Quest team]] appear but so does Dr. Quest's enemy, Dr. Zin.
* Velma's primitive recorder resembles the speak-n-spell phone-home transmitter used by the title character in ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial''.

[[folder:Episode 41: "Theater of Doom"]]
* After the original director quit directing the play about the loss of old Crystal Cove, [[WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo Vincent Van Ghoul]] takes over.
** His introduction to the theater production of Crystal Cove’s history is in the same tone of Creator/VincentPrice's [[HipHop rap]] in Music/MichaelJackson's "Music/{{Thriller}}" video.
* The Fraternitas Mysterium are not only four monks, but amateur sleuths that solve mysteries just like Literature/BrotherCadfael, though unlike the latter, the former had a pet donkey.

[[folder:Episode 42: "Aliens Among Us"]]
* The scene where the Mystery Machine breaks down is a homage to ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' and the cornfield sequence is an homage to ''Film/{{Signs}}''.
* On a wall of Angie Dinkley’s office is a poster with an UFO and the letters saying "Believe It," similar to what [[Series/TheXFiles FBI Agent Fox Mulder]] has though with the words "I Want to Believe." There are also numerous pencils stuck in the ceiling. (Mulder would throw pencils at his ceiling when he was bored.)
* The [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou Space Kook]] costume is stolen from the Crystal Cove Spook Museum.
* When Angie Dinkley is laying out the three major alien races--[[TheGreys Greys]], [[TheReptilians Reptilians]] and [[HumanAliens Nordics]]--she claims that the Reptilians are already settled on Earth, and that they live in a city at the center of the Earth. This is likely a reference to the Silurians of ''Series/DoctorWho'' fame, who were a reptilian [[{{Precursors}} Precursor species]] who'd inhabited Earth for millions of years, but lived hidden away in cities at the center of the Earth.

[[folder:Episode 43: "The Horrible Herd"]]
* "Farmers Barrel of Crackerness", a bar for famers, is based on "Cracker Barrel", a famous chain of restaurants with a store attached.
* The scene of Nova losing Scooby’s grip and falling from the helicopter and into the skull cattle’s stampede of the skull cattle is animated in a similar fashion to the scene from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' where Scar pushed Mufasa off the cliff, into the path of wildebeests’ stampede, with both victims' being mortally wounded. The only difference being Scooby tries to save Nova.
* A villain’s scheme involving a mutated heard of cattle occurred [[WesternAnimation/ShaggyAndScoobyDooGetAClue in the predecessor series]] starring Scooby and the gang[[note]]and by gang, we mean Shaggy. Velma, Daphne and Fred only had two to three appearances[[/note]] during the episode ''Scooby Dudes''.
* The scene introducing the queen of the mutant cows bears a marked resemblance to the introduction of the xenomorph queen in ''{{Film/Aliens}}''.

[[folder:Episode 44: "Dance of the Undead"]]
* The full first name used repeatedly by Scooby's parents is revealed over the hospital's intercom:
-->'''Shaggy:''' Will Dr. [[WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo Scoobert Dooby Doo]] please report to the ICU?
* When Scooby and Shaggy ask Thorn, Dusk and Luna to help them break the spell from Rude Boys and the Ska-Tastics, the Hex Girls are each wearing their [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost original outfits]] from their first appearance. Also, their song "[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost Who Do Voodoo?]]" is also featured.
* The "HB" in HB News is an [[CaptainObvious obvious]] allusion to the [[Creator/HannaBarbera creators]] of the ScoobyDoo franchise among other shows.
** HB News is also the fictional news program in the regular continuity as shown in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMaskOfTheBlueFalcon''.
* The song "[[Film/WarOfTheGargantuas Stuck in my Throat]]" is also heard.
* The gang had faced [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheLegendOfTheVampire musicians being kidnapped and bands disappearing]] before.
** [[WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo Twice]].
* The battle between the Hex Girls and the zombiefied Rude Boy and the Ska-Tastics where the music from their bands generates monsters that start fighting one another is reminiscent of a scene in ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', down to the [[spoiler:victorious monster winning the music competition]].
* Music [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute forcing people to dance against their wills]] anyone?

[[folder:Episode 45: "The Devouring"]]
* One of the bakeries is called "[[Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon Bakery from the Black Lagoon]]".
** Another bakery is called "Let Them Eat Cake!", a phrase [[BeamMeUpScotty wrongly]] believed to be said by UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette contributing to the state of affairs that led to the start of UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution.
** The owner of "Let Them Eat Cake!" presents Shaggy and Scooby, who are on a food frenzy all over town, a giant cake where the words "[[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Eat Me]]" is seen.
* There’s a pizza parlor called "[[Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace Plan P-izza from Outer Space]]".
* Franchise/IndianaJones, Franchise/DocSavage and [[Literature/KingSolomonsMines Allan Quatermain]] {{expy}} Dr. Rick Spartan returns.
* Professor Pericles says he managed to attach a mutated snake into Mr. E’s spine, thus making him more vulnerable mirroring a scene where [[Series/TheXFiles Alex Krycek infects FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner]] with some kind of nanotechnology, making it impossible for his blood to receive oxygen when activated.
* Not only do a big size Scooby and a big size Shaggy fighting the Gluten Demon is similar to ''WesternAnimation/SuperDuperSumos'' but is in a fashionable sumo wrestling style.

[[folder:Episode 46: "Stand and Deliver"]]
* The part where Scooby wakes up from the nightmare where he and Nova are attacked by Kriegstaffebots only to find himself in another disturbing dream before fully waking up is based on a similar dream sequence in ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'' and ''Film/{{Ghost}}''.
** In the second dream, Scooby visits "[[InnBetweenTheWorlds The Sitting Room]]" that looks ''exactly'' like the entryway to the [[Series/TwinPeaks Black Lodge]] complete with black and white tile floors, red curtains and a strange midget who talks funny voiced by [[ActorAllusion Michael J. Anderson]] who plays a [[{{Expy}} vaguely similar character]] known as "[[NoNameGiven The Man From Another Place]]". Others might be more familiar with other media's similar references to the Black Lodge like the Velvet Room in VideoGame/{{Persona3}} and Soul's mindscape from ''Manga/SoulEater''.
* The [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Griswolds]] look-alike appear once more.
** The father is seen crying about his missing wife. [[LiveActionTV/TheBradyBunch "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!"]]
* The adventure book [[spoiler:[[NoNameGiven the librarian]]]] based his disguise as the "Dandy Highwayman" is called ‘''[[Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood The Adventures of]] [[Series/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood the Dandy Highwayman]]''.’
* Title of the episode is a reference to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_and_the_Ants Adam and the Ants]]’ number one song in the United Kingdom about a "Dandy Highwayman," which happens to be the villain of the episode, who’s a homage to a homage to lead singer and chief songwriter [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Ant Adam Ant]].

[[folder:Episode 47: "The Man in the Mirror"]]
* While the real Fred’s looking around post-apocalyptic Crystal Cove:
-->'''Fred:''' Velma! Shaggy! [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou Scooby-Doo, where are you]]!?
:: Could be an ActorAllusion since [[Creator/FrankWelker he]] and Shaggy’s father [[Creator/CaseyKasem Colton]] are the only members on here worked from that show.
** Real Fred and an old Daphne ([[spoiler:Judy Reeves]]) are [[Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts attacked by skeletons]] in post-apocalyptic Crystal Cove.
* This conversation between Fake Fred ([[spoiler:Brad Chiles]]) and Scooby in the Mystery Machine after leaving the electronics store with Shaggy behind the wheel and the girls in the back:
-->'''[[spoiler:Brad]]:''' (''Scooby rests his head next to Fake Fred'') Does the dog need walking?
-->'''Scooby:''' I walk myself Fred.
-->'''[[spoiler:Brad]]:''' Perhaps you would enjoy a Canine Crumpet.
-->'''Scooby:''' Mm, that is not a Scooby Snack Fred. Hmph!
-->'''[[spoiler:Brad]]:''' What difference does it make? I’m sure they all taste the same.
-->'''Scooby:''' (''goes to back and rests head on Velma’s lap'') You eat it then.
-->'''[[spoiler:Brad]]:''' What was that, [[WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo Scoobert]]?
-->'''Scooby:''' Uh, nothing, nothing.
* The episode's plot bears a few similarities to ''[[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There]]''.
* Fred getting attacked by an evil Mirror!Fred is reminiscent of a scene in ''Film/EvilDead2''.
* The episode's clips changing from post-apocalyptic version of Crystal Cove and the true Crystal Cove is similar how in ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' they change the action from one Earth to another.
** Also can be viewed as an allusion to ''Franchise/SilentHill''.

[[folder:Episode 48: "Nightmare in Red"]]
* Not only does the red room and the dancing reverb voice laden midget appears again from Episode 46 but Scooby sees another version of Nova, just how [[Series/TwinPeaks Special Agent Dale Cooper]] sees another version of Laura Palmer whose murder he’s investigating along with the dwarf who apparently can [[CrypticConversation talk backwards]].
* The Alianza Misterio, a group of four Mexican mystery solving sleuths and their pet skunk, all wear ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}'' masks.
* Velma [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGoblinKing having a meltdown upon seeing supernatural events]] happened to her in the twelfth {{direct to video}} installment of the franchise.
* The gang never waking up if trapped in their dreams is similar to [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]]’s victims being killed off for real if they’re killed in his or her dreams.
* Not only does [[Series/TwinPeaks the red room]] from the previous two episodes make its last appearance, but the "dancing midget" is revealed to be Horatio Kharon, a tenured professor at [[Literature/TheDunwichHorror Miskatonic University]].
* When Scooby first arrives in the Black Lodge -- er, Sitting Room.
-->'''Scooby''': [[Film/TheGodfatherPartIII Oh, no! Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!]]

[[folder:Episode 49: "Dark Night of the Hunters"]]
* According to Shaggy, he and Scooby had been best friends since Scooby was a [[WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo pup]].
* On the plane ride, "[[Film/{{Grease}} summer fling, don’t mean a thing but those summer nights . . .]]" is heard being said by Velma’s mother Angie.
* Title of the episode is based on ''Film/{{Dark Night of the Scarecrow}}'' and ''Film/{{The Night of the Hunter}}''.
* The bridge trap has [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade someone being attacked by a big saw]] each time they breathe.
** There are also a couple of traps similar to those in the opening scene of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''.
* Villain Mayan Priestess attacks her victims with [[Film/TheRuins a vicious, flowering, sentient plant]] while the cast are at the ruin.
** That plant could also be a reference to [[Film/LittleShopOfHorrors Little Shop of Horrors]].

[[folder:Episode 50: "Gates of Gloom"]]
* Upon seeing a plane taking off:
--> '''Shaggy:''' [[Film/TopGun I feel a need, a need for...]] pizza!
* The Mystery Machine’s destruction is very similar to the [[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock Enterprise’s destruction]] down to the dialogue between Daphne and Fred being a near perfect recreation.
* The underground attacker that attacks those by sound is how [[Film/{{Tremors}} grabods]] attack victims who make noises.
* After Scooby, in an armored robot suit, has just chain-gunned (!) an entire platoon of Kriegstaffebots, he says, "[[Franchise/{{Rambo}} They drew first blood. Not me.]]"
* After the denizens of Crystal defeat the Kriegstaffebots:
--> '''Stone:''' (''to Mayor Nettles next to him'') It’s not over yet, we have to get these people to safety! (''stands on top the broken pile of bots'') Listen up everybody! Follow me to [[Film/{{Braveheart}} FREEEDOOOOMM]]! (''Crowd cheers'') And will somebody please bring that sweet little dog in a coma? Thank you.
* The Kriegstaffebots carry a trunk supported by a pair of long poles, the same way the [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Ark of the Covenant]] was carried.

[[folder:Episode 51: "Through the Curtain"]]
* Not only are the four gate keys (the [[labelnote:Primero Llave]]old flintlock pistol[[/labelnote]], the [[labelnote:Segundo Llave]]a conquistador’s helmet[[/labelnote]], the [[labelnote:Tercero Llave]]an old Mayan bowl[[/labelnote]] and the [[labelnote:Cuarto Llave]]a torn piece of sailcloth[[/labelnote]]) are tied to the four [[ElementalPowers classical elements]]: [[PlayingWithFire fire]], [[MakingASplash water]], [[DishingOutDirt earth]] and [[BlowYouAway wind/air]] respectively but with the [[HeartBeatDown Heart of]] [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower the Jaguar]], might be a reference to the five elemental rings bestowed upon [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Wheeler, Gi, Kwame, Linka and Ma-Ti]], five youths of different diversities chosen to protect the Earth.
* When the gang is adrift on the interdimensional sea and they're looking for the fourth gate, they realize it's directly below them- to be precise, "[[Literature/EndersGame the gate is down]]".

[[folder:Episode 52: "Come Undone"]]
* The episode opens with the possessed Nova (voiced by Amy Acker) doing a version of [[Literature/{{Dune}} Princess Irulan]]’s and probably [[Series/DarkShadows Victoria Winters]]’ opening monologue.
* When the gang runs from the evil Anunnaki Entity, they run in the same fashion as their [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou original]] selves.
** A laugh track similar to the one used in the [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou original series]] is heard when they head to parts unknown.
* In the new [[AlternateTimeline universe]], [[spoiler:Sheriff Stone and Mayor Nettles’]] three sons are named [[Creator/ClintEastwood Eastwood]], Film/BillyJack, and [[Creator/ChuckNorris Norris]], and the name of their daughter’s [[Series/WonderWoman Lynda]] [[Creator/LyndaCarter Carter]].
* Harlan Ellison is now a professor at the [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Miskatonic University in Arkham, Massachusetts]].
* Probably unintentional, but given the themes pertaining to mystery solving groups, and the fact they follow a very specific 'same yet different' theme.