NOTE: Shout out examples under here are specifically for A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
Certain shout outs for The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo
Certain shout outs for What's New, Scooby-Doo?
Certain shout outs for Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
Certain shout outs for the direct-to-videos
Certain shout outs for the rest of the Scooby-Doo franchise
“A Bicycle Built for Boo”
“Wanted Cheddar Alive”
- Fred says “Elementary” to Daphne much like Sherlock Holmes.
- The gang calling themselves “The Scooby-Doo Detective Agency” is what Daphne, Shaggy, Scooby and Scrappy identified themselves in The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries.
- The villain’s face-within-a-face trick is like the aliens.
- The female medium the gang suspects but turns out to be a real detective when she arrests the actual culprit is named after famous New Age aficionado Shirley MacLaine. It’s also worth noting two years later the character’s name is recycled for a psychic valley girl like white feathered mallard often referred by her friends as “Shirley the Loon.”
- The gang’s dance moves mimic the infamous dancing cycles performed by the Peanuts gang in A Charlie Brown Christmas, particularly Velma’s dancing animation.
- The episode title comes from famous line “a bicycle built for two” from the song "Daisy Belle" by Harry Dacre.
- Scooby’s line “we fall down, go boom!” refers to the saying Tweety Bird uses in early Warner Bros. cartoons.
“For Letter or for Worse”
- The cartoon to which Shaggy turns for a split second before a breaking news report interruption is Huckleberry Hound episode "Spud Dud," though the characters are colored differently.
- The episode title is a play on the old statement “wanted dead or alive” used by law enforcement officials when they wished to bring a criminal to justice by permitting other civilians to capture said criminal for them.
- The president of the Scooby Snack Factory, Constance McSnack, sounds like Granny, though it helps that both are voiced by the same person.
“Snow Place Like Home”
- Shaggy and Scooby’s competition is the Brainy Bunch, an obvious play on The Brady Bunch.
- Episode title is a pun on “for better or worse.”
- The game is a spoof of The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime, but instead of pressing letters on a keyboard, players fish for letters from a pool of water.
- Gangster ghost Al Cabone is an obvious take on Al Capone.
- Game host Davey the Letterman is another obvious spoof, on David Letterman.
“Babysitter from Beyond”
- Episode title based on the saying “no place like home.”
“Now Museum, Now You Don’t”
- The babysitter has the hairstyle of the bride of Frankenstein's monster.
- Episode title is a pun of “The (X) From Beyond!”
- After spending nearly half the episode banging on the basement door the kids barricaded, masked villain Boogedy Bones finally decides to go out the basement window, goes into the house through the front door, removes the random objects barricading the door and then goes back into the basement just so he can finally go through the basement door during the musical chase scene can be traced back to a scene from an episode of Bugs Bunny called “Buccaneer Bunny.” note
“Ghost Who’s Coming to Dinner”
- Episode title is based on the phrase “now you see it, now you don’t.”
- One of the items on display at the museum is an airplane called “Mahogany Pigeon” belonging to Harvard Huge, respective allusions to the “Spruce Goose” and its inventor, Howard Hughes.
- The episode title shares the same episode title as a 1972 Japanese show.
“The Story Stick”
- Episode title is based on Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
- Also a pun of “guess who’s coming to dinner?”
- Bartholomew Byfard Boo, or Mr. Boo, sounds like Droopy Dog.
- After Scooby sneezes and causes Mr. Boo to lose his sheet, he gets another from the closet, like the Ghost Monsters.
- Yogi Bear appears at the beginning and Ranger Smith, Yogi’s friend/adversary appears at the end.
“Lights . . . Camera . . . Monster!”
“The Spirit of Rock’n Roll”
- Episode title is a parody of RoboCop.
“The Computer Walks Among Us''”
- One of the dolphins Aunt Thelma owns in is named Skipper.
- Not to mention the episode title is a pun off Scooby’s name.
“Night of the Living Burger”
“Mayhem of the Moving Mollusk”
“The Return of Commander Cool”
“Dog Gone Scooby”
- Episode title is a pun of “the evil walks among us.”
- Character Paula P. Cassa’s name from is a parody of famous artist Pablo Picasso.