Film / Scooby-Doo

Scooby-Doo is the 2002 live action adaptation of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon franchise, written by James Gunn, and directed by Raja Gosnell starring Freddie Prinze Jr. as Fred, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne, Linda Cardellini as Velma, and Matthew Lillard as Shaggy. The cast also features Rowan Atkinson as Emile Mondevarious, the head of Spooky Island.

After a sudden break up of Mystery Inc. the gang had gone about their separate ways for some time. Until one day they're all invited to a mysterious island to once again solve a mystery together.

The film is more of a self-aware parody of the Scooby-Doo franchise than a straight adaptation. It also pushes its PG rating pretty hard (it was originally supposed to be PG-13, and its first cut even received an R rating) with many raunchy jokes and double entendres. It wasn't a critical success, but it grossed almost $300 million at the worldwide box office and spawned a more family-friendly sequel two years later. It was the last Hanna-Barbera property to be overseen by its two founders, who served as producers. Bill Hanna passed away a year before the film was released.

This show provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Badass: Daphne goes from an accident prone damsel in distress in the animated series to a certified Action Girl in the movie. A case could be made for the entire Mystery Inc gang who go from teenage sleuths to a crew capable of saving the entire world.
  • Accidental Hero: Shaggy and Scooby accidentally cause the other members of Mystery, Inc. to fail to capture the Luna Ghost at the beginning, but manage to get the Ghost captured by accident when they are stuck in a barrel and end up swinging into the Ghost.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Only once in the entire movie could Fred say Mondavarious' name correctly.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Velma goes from this to this after she was brainwashed to be more hip, even not needing her glasses at one point.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The novelization actually expands a lot of things, adding more dialogue to short scenes - and giving backstories for a lot of moments. It also restores some deleted scenes and treats them as Canon (Daphne finding possessed Velma, Shaggy seeing Daphne getting possessed).
  • Adaptation Personality Change:
    • Daphne gets this big time, mostly because in the original cartoon, she didn't have much of a defined characteristic. Here she's a lot like a Valley Girl as well as an obsessive fashionista.
    • In the novelization, Fred is written to be far more of an airhead than in the film. He thinks NASA is the company that created Pokémon, and is prone to Comically Missing the Point.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Scrappy-Doo of all people is the Big Bad.
  • Affectionate Parody: Of the Scooby franchise in general. Originally it was supposed to be a more openly parodic PG-13 movie like The Brady Bunch Movie, but the final version of the film was heavily toned town to become more family-friendly. It still retains a notable parodic edge, to the point where it's more a spoof than a straight-up adaptation.
  • Amusement Park of Doom: Spooky Island.
  • Animated Credits Opening: The movie was originally intended to have an animated opening that would transition into live action but it was cut. It can still be seen completed as a Deleted Scene.
  • Answer Cut: During the airport scene when Shaggy appears to meet up with the rest of the gang, Velma asks where Scooby is. Cut to Scooby dressed as an old woman making his way towards them.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When Shaggy and Scooby initially decline the invitation to Spooky Island.
    Shaggy: Oh, Scoob and I don't go near any place with "spooky", "haunted", "forbidden", or "creepy" in the name.
    Scooby: Or "hydrocolonic".
    Shaggy: Right, or "hydrocolonic". But that's for a totally different reason, man.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Daphne really doesn't like Fred very much, but at the end, she still consents to a Big Damn Kiss. Afterwards, however, she tells him to cut it out.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Attempting to destroy Scooby or put him in harm's way is Shaggy's.
    • Being captured is Daphne's. In the two years that Mystery, Inc. split up, she becomes a black belt to try and stop this from happening.
  • Big Bad: Emile Mondavarious, who really turns out to be Scrappy-Doo operating a robot. Then it later turns out that the real Emile Mondevarius was locked away by Scrappy for two years, and is actually very friendly.
  • Big Damn Kiss: Fred and Daphne have one at the end. Afterwards, she tells him to cut it out.
  • Big Eater: Shaggy and Scooby. In fact, this is the sole reason they go to Spooky Island in the first place, because of the all-you-can-eat deal that comes with the invitation. The thought of all-you-can-eat makes Scooby pass out.
  • Big "NO!": Scrappy when Shaggy uses the pincer to remove the Daemon Ritus from his chest.
  • Black Sheep: Velma says every family has one nut. In the case of Mystery Inc., it was Scrappy.
  • Blatant Lies: In fact, Scrappy saying that him urinating on Daphne was an accident.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Velma, to the point where she tries to strangle Fred thinking he's Daphne, when the latter steals her glasses.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: If you include the three female leads there is Velma who is definitely a Brainy Brunette, Daphne is quite the Fiery Redhead and Mary Jane is more Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold than Dumb Blonde. If you swap Fred out for Mary Jane then you get the Dumb Blonde.
  • Body Horror: The demons extract a person's soul and then step into the body to possess them.
  • Breaking the Fellowship: The gang decides to break up Mystery Inc. and go about their own paths early in the movie. They get better.
  • Brick Joke: While on the island, it's announced there is a phone call for "Mr. Doo". A guy named Melvin Doo asks if it was for him, but it was for Scooby. Later, when it is announced Scooby will be sacrificed, he panics and says "Me? Don't you mean Melvin Doo?", pointing at the same guy.
  • Burping Contest: Shaggy and Scooby engage in a burping and farting contest until Daphne walks in on them.
  • The Cameo:
    • Pamela Anderson appears at the start of the film, apparently as the one who got Mystery Inc on the case. She appears to be a spokesperson for the factory.
    • The band Sugar Ray are seen performing at Spooky Island.
  • Canon Discontinuity: The events were not even referenced in the 2004 sequel.
  • Cassandra Truth: Shaggy refuses to believe Scooby saying Mary Jane has been possessed. Scooby manages to say "Told you so!" when she does a Neck Lift on them both in a later scene while still possessed.
  • Catch-Phrase: Two. "Jinkies" for Velma, "Zoinks" for Shaggy.
  • Chekhov's Gag: Melvin Doo. Also, Scrappy-Doo pulling a Syndrome.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • Subverted. On the plane to Spooky Island, Fred flicks Scooby on the nose to stop him barking at a cat. It doesn't work. It earns him a punch in the face. Later, in the climax, Scooby attempts to do the same thing to Scrappy. That doesn't work either. Scrappy roars in his face.
    • Played straight with the disco skull and the Daemon Ritus.
  • Chekhov's Hobby: Daphne mentions after the gang meet up at the airport that she undertook becoming a blackbelt. This comes in handy during her fight with Zarkos at the end.
  • Compliment Backfire: Fred attempts to compliment Velma...
    "I'm a man of substance. Dorky chicks like you turn me on too."
  • Conveyor Belt of Doom: The opening scene.
  • Counting to Three: Played with. Shaggy tells Scooby when the latter is about to be sacrificed that they should get the hell out of there on the count of five. As they're counting, Scooby's soul is sucked out of his body.
    • Played straight during the credits when Shaggy and Scooby are each about to down a jar of hot peppers.
  • Cowardly Lion: Shaggy. Averted at one point, as after Fred and Velma are captured, he suggests leaving them behind. Daphne talks him out of it. Played straight when he releases the souls of the gang back to their bodies, and vows to save Scooby when he learns Scooby is to be sacrificed. With the help of the others, he does. He's also the one to remove the Daemon Ritus from Scrappy's chest.
  • Curse Cut Short: This line from Scrappy at the end:
    "And I would have gotten away with it too if not for you meddling sons of-" (helicopter door is slammed shut)
  • Damsel in Distress: Daphne tries hard to avert this. In the end, she does...
  • Damsel out of Distress: ...and becomes one of these at the end.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Velma. One snark at the beginning leads to Daphne snatching Velma's glasses off her face.
  • Deconstructive Parody: The film enjoys taking apart the tropes of the Scooby Doo Universe, Daphne getting kidnapped, warning of obviously dangerous and scary locations and examining the roles of the team.
  • Designated Victim: Deconstructed with Daphne. She is genuinely offended when the gang talk about her always getting kidnapped and uses that as her reason to leave, eventually learning martial arts to overcome this.
  • Didn't Want an Adventure: Shaggy and Scooby initially refused the invitation to Spooky Island. The only thing that got them to accept it was the all-you-can-eat deal that came with it.
  • Disneyfication: The novelization does this with a couple of the radar-dodging moments, eliminating Shaggy's line about that naughty French line. Daphne complains about the Luna Ghost groping her in the film, but in the book just complains about his bad breath.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Fred flicks Scooby on the nose on the plane to Spooky Island to try and stop him barking at a cat. In retaliation, Scooby punches Fred in the face.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Shaggy when he first sees Mary Jane on the plane to Spooky Island. So much so that he doesn't notice or react to Scooby gobbling up Shaggy's sandwich right out of his hand.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: Literally.
  • The Dragon: Zarkos is this to N'Goo Tuana, who himself is arguably this to Scrappy.
  • Dramatic Unmask: The opening with the Luna Ghost, everyone but Velma is surprised of who the culprit is.
  • Drunk on Milk: Velma in a Deleted Scene.
  • Dumb Blonde: Fred is a male example.
  • Exact Words: The Big Bad needs a "pure soul" as a sacrifice. No one said it had to be human...
  • Face–Heel Turn / Not Good with Rejection: Scrappy. See also: Take That, Scrappy!.
  • Fake Food: In-Universe. When Shaggy and Scooby are held by strings of sausages in the castle, Shaggy suggests eating them to escape. Scooby bites one, and finds it's made of plastic.
  • Fanservice Pack: Velma, in her beach party get-up.
  • Flat "What.": The boy in the orange jumper in the airport has an expression on his face that screams this as Scooby (dressed as a woman) makes his way towards the others.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Velma losing her glasses. Daphne does it as a Kick the Dog moment early on, but when she loses her glasses when the creatures attack, it ends up getting her captured.
    • The fact that Scooby is particularly important (his soul is the purest one to be absorbed through the Daemon Ritus) are hinted at first of all with the whole thing with the hamburgers in the woods before the castle scene and again when Shaggy and Scooby run into the possessed rock band and possessed-Fred goes, "Get the dog."
    • After The Reveal that Emile Mondavarious is the Big Bad, having brought Scooby to the island, there's several hints in the scene where he talks to Scooby that point to his 'real' identity. First he has a photo of Scooby hanging around, a bobblehead cat, and other small things - pointing to a certain nephew, Scrappy. Also, the way he scratches at his neck earlier during Scooby's freakout at the hotel after seeing one of the monsters is similar to the way a dog scratches itself.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Mystery Inc. minus Scooby after their souls were transferred to different bodies.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Scrappy. When he tried to appoint himself the new leader of the gang in flashback, he said it was either that, or he was not staying. The rest of them unanimously decide to dump him and drive off.
  • The Friends Who Never Hang: As the film is set-up with an acknowledgement to the animated series, Velma is annoyed at being the odd man out yet again during the obligatory Let's Split Up, Gang (Shaggy & Scooby, Fred & Daphne). Fred volunteers to partner up with her, but as they don't hang, Fred struggles to carry a conversation with her, but she appreciates the effort.
  • Game Face: The possessed students eyes glow green. When Mary Jane is hit in the face by a branch, it's literally bent out of shape, revealing her as a monster in disguise, though only Scooby notices.
  • Gender Bender: When the gang keeps switching bodies due to the approxamity of the Daemon Ritus, Daphne and Fred find themselves in each other's bodies. Daphne is repulsed by Fred's body whereas Fred finds Daphne's body very hot and says he can look at himself naked. Shaggy also winds up in Daphne's body and later Velma's, although he is more focused on Daphne's lack of eating and why he is dressed as a girl
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
    • Shaggy mentions that "But you don't need to know what 'Voulez-vous coucher avec moi' means to love that song!" Kinda justified in that it is in a song, but it still means 'Do you want to sleep with me?'. If Shaggy really doesn't know what it means, then it's even more justified, since he really doesn't know what he's saying. However, it was removed in the book.
    • Daphne heavily implies that the Luna Ghost kept trying to grope her. It was altered to bad breath in the book.
    • Also the scene right after the gang has broken up with Scooby and Shaggy hanging out at a beach, in their van, laughing, whilst smoke comes out of the van's roof. It turns out they're really just making eggplant burgers. The burgers in question feature some rather unusual condiments. Also, "Pass the Dutchie" is blaring i the background.
    • Related to that smoke, when Mary Jane first introduces herself, Shaggy enthusiastically notes that she has his favorite name. (Mary Jane is a nickname for marijuana)
    • When Shaggy finds Fred after the monsters attack, Fred drops the word "biatch". Subtitles render that as "bitch".
    • And finally, this awkward line, spoken by Fred while in Daphne's body: "Hey... I can look at myself naked!" Immediately afterwards he looks down the front of her shirt and grins. Later, Fred-in-Daphne's-body can be seen in the background, groping her own breasts. Also Shaggy-in-Velma's body can be seen trying to look up her own skirt.
  • Girly Bruiser: Daphne becomes this, as she's more of a ditzy Valley Girl in this incarnation, and she has undergone Xenafication to become a black belt. She does all her ass kicking in pink and purple outfits.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Mary Jane who is kind and sweet to everyone, as well as sharing Shaggy's love of food.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: A justified variation. Any good character who gets possessed by the monsters becomes bad, as seen a few times such as with Fred, Mary Jane and Velma in a deleted scene, when the former two go after Shaggy and Scooby. When their soul returns to their body, they become themselves (good) again.
  • "Hell, Yes!" Moment: Shaggy when he and Scooby are trapped in a garage and Scooby finds two quad bikes under a sheet.
  • The Hero / The Lancer: Deconstructed in both cases with Fred and Velma respectively. Velma is the one who figures out most of the mysteries, yet Fred takes credit for all her plans leaving her as just The Smart Guy. Deleted scenes reveal that Fred attempts to promote a book about himself but fails miserably without the rest of the gang, and that Velma ended up in therapy thanks to her treatment from the others.
  • Heroes Gone Fishing:
    • Shaggy and Scooby are having eggplant burgers for breakfast before they receive the invitation to Spooky Island.
    • Before the castle scene, Shaggy and Mary Jane are hanging out on the island and Shaggy wins a prize from a crane machine for Mary Jane.
    • Shaggy and Scooby are seen during the early part of the credits enjoying the all-you-can-eat deal that got them to come out to Spooky Island in the first place.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: A rare man and man's best friend case — Shaggy and Scooby-Doo. They're best friends and always look out for each other, and as such are nearly always seen together. For example, when Scooby falls down the hole during his argument with Shaggy, Shaggy dives down after him to try and find him. He's the first to actively decide to rescue Scooby after it's discovered Scooby's soul is the pure one needed for the demons' ritual. He also tries to attack Mondavarious to stop the actual absorption from happening.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Scrappy-Doo is the real villain of the film, with Emile just being a very convincing human robot suit he pilots.
  • It's All About Me:
    • Scrappy in the flashback depicting him shows him as an egotistical jerk, which leads to the rest of Mystery, Inc. kicking him out. Velma even calls him an egomaniac.
    • Fred too to a lesser degree. Daphne calls him egocentric as well when Fred-in-Daphne's body won't stop touching herself.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Fred. He is very self-loving and takes credit for Velma's plans, but he's still a good guy despite that and still cares for the other members of Mystery Inc., as can be seen several times.
  • Jive Turkey: The Voodoo Maestro.
  • Kick the Dog: Daphne pulls Velma's glasses off her face for making fun of the fact that Daphne gets captured a lot, mocking her by saying "Who's helpless now?"
  • Let's Split Up, Gang: The team decides to go off on their own for a while to investigate different aspects of their new mystery.
  • The Load: Mostly averted with Shaggy, who sees himself as this and early on he calls himself "the dude that carries the bags". He still is very capable of helping the others out, and in fact, some parts of the film couldn't occur without his help, as he is the only member of the gang not to get captured by the creatures, and so he is able to release the souls of the others back to their bodies when they get captured.
  • Logo Joke: A Bite is taken out of the Warner Bros. shield, although you don't see him, Scooby's laugh is heard. Then the logo disappears and Scooby's dog tag reading "SD" appears, underneath it says 'A Mystery Inc. Company".
  • Magic Skirt: Linda Cardellini had her skirt taped to her legs so it wouldn't flip over in the scene where she (as Velma) dangles upside down by one foot in a scaffold chain. This was Warner Bros.' edict to help preserve the "family film" integrity.
  • Master Actor: It's revealed that Emile Mondavarious is really Scrappy-Doo, who pulls off a very convincing gentlemanly human businessman.
  • Meaningful Echo: "Friends don't quit."
  • Ms. Fanservice:
    • Daphne walks around dressed in plenty of flattering dresses. And Velma finds herself in some revealing beach party gear. There's also a cameo from Pamela Anderson in a sheer white tank top. Mary Jane also wears some very figure-flattering clothes.
    • An infamous deleted scene has Daphne walking in on a possessed Velma dancing around in a locker room wearing nothing but a tiny red bikini, along with several other scantily-clad girls.
  • Mugged for Disguise: After Shaggy swings into a henchman near the end, he disguises himself by wearing the henchman's clothes over his own. He ditches the disguise when he goes to attack Mondavarious.
  • The Napoleon: A flashback to the "good old days" shows Scrappy attempting to usurp leadership of the gang from Fred, saying he "doesn't have the scrote for the job!" before unceremoniously being given the boot.
  • Neck Lift: Possessed Mary Jane does this to Shaggy and Scooby near the end.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Despite only needing Scooby for the ritual, Emile Mondavarious/Scrappy-Doo invited the entire gang of Mystery Inc. to the island when the members had already broken up and went their separate ways two years ago, just so that they can witness his moment of triumph. This subsequently results in the previously-hostile Scooby Gang rekindling its relationship, coming together to defeat Scrappy's plan.
  • Noodle Incident: According to Fred about Scooby:
    "This is the most embarrassing thing you've done since you decided to clean your beans at Don Knotts' Christmas party."
    • According to Shaggy, he and Scooby tried to eat a man in a hot dog costume.
  • Oh, Crap!: A LOT of them.
    • The Luna Ghost seems to have one at the start before Shaggy and Scooby slam into him.
    • Scooby in the woods when he sees the monster that sneaked up on him.
    • Said monster has one just before being subjected to a Tree Buchet.
    • Daphne in the castle just before a ride wagon slams into her soon after the power is turned on. Fred and Velma get one too at the same time when the suits of armor either side of them swing pikes at them and another wagon comes up from behind. Also at the same time, Shaggy and Scooby when they get tied up and held against the wall.
    • All of Mystery Inc. get one in the castle when the small henchman sets off the security alarm.
    • Scooby after N'Goo Tuana's piano performance after seeing a monster's face in the window next to him.
    • This line from Fred:
    Fred: There's absolutely, absolutely, no such thing as..." (one of the creatures bursts in) "...MONSTER!"
    • Shaggy, Daphne and Mary Jane get one when they see Scooby is about to accidentally push them out of a window. Scooby as well when they're about to go through the window.
    • Shaggy and Scooby when possessed-Fred and several others breathe green gas at them, as they just realized they are possessed by the creatures.
    • Possessed-Fred just before Shaggy and Scooby smash out of the garage they are trapped in on two quad bikes.
    • Any monster that gets exposed to sunlight has one, seconds before exploding.
    • Shaggy after Velma's Wham Line. He's just realized the pure soul needed for the ritual is Scooby's.
    • A henchman gets one just before Shaggy slams into him and knocks him out.
    • Zarkos at the end after Daphne overpowers him and he realizes she's about to get her own back on him.
    • Scrappy, coupled with a Big "NO!", when Shaggy uses the pincer to remove the Daemon Ritus from his chest.
  • Older Than They Look: When Scrappy appears in a flashback, Velma mentions how he wasn't a puppy anymore despite his appearances.
  • One-Winged Angel: Scrappy after absorbing the souls.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Big dogs aren't allowed on the plane so Shaggy dresses Scooby up in a dress, big hat and sunglasses as "Grandma". Velma and Daphne say that no one will fall for it... and then Fred does. The novelization (written from Velma's point of view) says that the disguise fooled everyone on the plane.
  • Perspective Flip: The novelization, which tells each chapter from a different character's point of view. For example, Velma's POV covers the opening break-up and the next chapter is from Shaggy's.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner:
    Shaggy: Like, dude...
    Scrappy Rex: WHAT?
    Shaggy: You're a bad puppy!
  • Pre-Explosion Glow: When the monsters are exposed to the sunlight, they glow with bright spots just before they explode.
  • Pretty Boy: Scrappy seems to think Fred is one, as when he becomes a monster after absorbing the souls, he yells, "Take that, pretty boy!" when he knocks Fred over.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Daphne is trying to prove that she's an Action Girl and wears nothing but purple and pink.
  • Putting the Band Back Together: Shaggy and Scooby want Mystery Inc. to get back together when coincidentally all five of them are invited to Spooky Island by Emile Mondavarious. After saving Scooby from Scrappy and saving the world, the gang does get back together.
  • Reverse Psychology: A voodoo man warns Daphne not to go into the Spooky Island Castle, which she takes as a trick and decides to do just that.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: Emile, who is really just a robot piloted by Scrappy-Doo.
  • Right Behind Me: The Luna Ghost behind Shaggy as he's trying to explain there's no such thing as monsters. Happens again later on as he and Scooby are having a farting contest. He doesn't notice that Daphne is right behind him.
  • Rule of Three: Velma is seen without her glasses three times. The first is during a Kick the Dog moment when Daphne removes Velma's glasses on purpose. The second time she loses them, she gets captured by the creature who returns them to her. The third time is when Shaggy returns her soul to her body, as she is seen without her glasses and puts them back on when the creature who had previously been possessing her explodes upon exposure to sunlight.
    • Mary Jane's soul is the third one we see to return to its body when Daphne knocks Zarkos down a shaft into the protoplasm vat, knocking it over.
  • Say My Name:
    • Velma screams "Fred!" after the latter accidentally sprays a fire hose at her and causes her to fall off a ledge.
    • Shaggy, Daphne and Mary-Jane all scream "SCOOBY!" during an Oh, Crap! moment when Scooby accidentally pushes them out of a window.
    • Shaggy screams "SCOOB!" when the latter falls down a tunnel. Moments later, Shaggy dives down the tunnel to try and find him.
  • Schmuck Bait: The mysterious phone call Scooby receives the night the gang arrive at the island.
    Caller: Got a bag of uhhh... hamburgers here for ya.
    Scooby: Mmmm!
    Caller: Just walk into the dark shadowy part of the forest where no one can see you.
    (Beat, dramatic music)
    Scooby: Roh-kay!
  • The Scrappy: In-Universe. The trope namer himself appears in a flashback showing how he was kicked off the team, though he's portrayed as a massively egotistical jerk instead of merely being overconfident. He's also the main villain of the movie, acting out of a desire for vengeance over being kicked off the team.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: This happens when Velma, Fred and Daphne quite Mystery Inc. leaving only Shaggy and Scooby. Velma even says "I'm outta here" before walking away.
    • Subverted. Shaggy and Scooby try to flee the Mystery Machine when the man attempts to invite them to Spooky Island, but when they burst out, they bump right into him and end up going anyway.
    • When the alarm is triggered in the castle with Mystery Inc. inside, they all get an Oh, Crap! and run for it. At least by then, they had picked up some clues they needed.
    • Shaggy suggests doing this after Fred and Velma are captured. Daphne talks him out of it.
  • Self-Deprecation: In a flashback, Scrappy is portrayed as an egotistical maniac instead of merely overconfident, as part of a nod to how reviled he was by fans.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!:
    • Shaggy does this to Scrappy when he threatens to kill the other members of Mystery Inc., by tapping him with the pincer and using it to remove the Daemon Ritus from his chest, turning him back into a puppy.
    • Non-verbal example soon after the above example. Scrappy says he can still take them and demands Scooby to put 'em up. Scooby simply punches him away into a wall.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Daphne, as portrayed by Sarah Michelle Gellar, who has green eyes.
  • Ship Tease: Velma and Fred, Daphne and Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray.
  • Skewed Priorities: When Velma strangles Fred after Daphne removes her glasses early on, he makes her let go and indignantly says, "Watch the ascot!"
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Daphne swaps out her traditional long-sleeved outfit for dresses that have no sleeves. But then again in the final scene where she does the most ass-kicking, she's wearing a bodysuit with sleeves.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Velma, who wears glasses and is The Smart Guy. The only thing that slows her down is the glasses themselves, as she is Blind Without 'Em.
  • The Stinger: The first part of the credits feature Scooby and Shaggy doing a hot pepper eating contest.
  • Targeted Human Sacrifice: The Big Bad needs a pure soul for his ritual. The only soul meeting the requirements on the whole island is Scooby's.
  • Technicolor Death: When the monsters possessing the humans are freed and exposed to sunlight, they explode into sparks and green smoke.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Daphne had a radical change from her classic Damsel in Distress characterization. Elements of this change stuck around in future Scooby-Doo media, notably in What's New, Scooby-Doo?.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Almost everyone compared to the original series, except for Shaggy and Scooby. Fred is the most glaring example, frequently taking credit for the plans Velma came up with. And of course, Scrappy becomes egotistical on top of his overconfidence, even before he seeks his revenge on the gang.
  • Totally Radical: The creatures have learned to imitate human speech - using this as an example. So it's easy to spot who's been possessed and who hasn't.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Chocolate-covered eggplant burgers for Shaggy. He says so in the first scene we see after the two-year gap as he's about to eat one. Also Scooby snacks, for Shaggy as well as for Scooby.
  • Tree Buchet: A monster that tries to capture Scooby in the woods ends up being flung away in this manner.
  • Urine Trouble: In a flashback Scrappy pees on Daphne, which - in addition to his massive ego - is what got him kicked off the team.
  • Valley Girl: Daphne talks like this at the beginning but has dropped it when the gang reunite.
  • Villain Ball: Scrappy-Doo's plan to unleash the demon army and take over the world might have succeeded, but since he wanted Mystery Inc. to witness his victory, he invited the entire team and encouraged them to come together (albeit while disguised), thus giving them the chance to defeat him.
  • Villains Out Shopping: After the castle scene, N'Goo Tuana is seen playing the piano. He's pretty good at it, considering the applause he gets afterwards.
    • Possessed characters are seen in a pool, playing with a beach ball and generally just chilling and listening to Sugar Ray perform, who are also possessed, before turning on Shaggy and Scooby.
  • Vocal Dissonance: When Mary Jane says "No, Shaggy" when Shaggy tells her he has to rescue Scooby, she mysteriously sounds like a man. Justified because she was possessed at the time.
  • Voices Are Mental: When the members of Mystery Inc. swap bodies.
  • Wasn't That Fun?: After the capture of the Luna Ghost, Shaggy remarks this to Scooby about the chase they just had, and that they should find another skateboard and "like, do it again".
  • Wham Line: Mystery Inc. deduced that the villains need a pure soul for their plans. Fred wonders where they are going to find a pure human soul.
    Velma: I didn't say human...
  • Wham Shot: Fred removes what he thinks is a mask of Mondavarious's face. Underneath is not a human face, but a series of robotic workings, revealing him to be a robot.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Mary Jane in the second act.
  • Who's Laughing Now?:
    Daphne: (having just overpowered Zarkos) Now who's the damsel in distress?
    Zarkos: Me?
    Daphne: Straight up!
  • Who Would Be Stupid Enough?: Near the beginning of the movie, when Scooby disguises himself as an old woman in order to be allowed onto the plane.
    Daphne: No one is stupid enough to believe that.
    Fred: Who's the ugly old broad?
  • Who Would Want to Watch Us?: Shaggy mentions how creepy castles always have paintings with eyes that watch you and suits of armor that have guys in it who follow you but stop every time you turn around. Daphne has to ask how many times has it actually happened. According to Shaggy, the answer is 12.
  • Unspoken Plan Guarantee: The gang formulates a plan to stop the sacrificial ceremony and briefly explain what it is before it commences. Naturally, everything goes wrong but in the end it still does its job
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: The hilarious expression of a boy in an orange jumper at the airport seeing Scooby poorly disguised as a woman. Velma states the trope almost word-for-word immediately afterwards.
  • You Need a Breath Mint: When one of the island demons growls in Velma's face, Velma says "Nice Mask, bad breath".