And we would've gotten away without having a Memetic Mutation article for Scooby-Doo if it wasn't for You Meddling Kids! Explanation In Scooby Doo, it became the point of the villains, once their scheme had been foiled, to refer to Mystery Inc. as "meddling akids." This became more common sometime after the mainseries, as the closest it came to this was in "Jeepers, It's the Creeper!" At any rate, it became the default term used for anyone who was doing something they shouldn't have. This phrase is often lampshaded in more recent incarnations.