NOTE: Shout out examples under here are specifically for entries in the Scooby Doo franchise that don't have their own page
Certain shout outs for The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo
Certain shout outs for A Pup Named 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
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"A Clue for Scooby-Doo"
"Foul Play in Funland"
"The Backstage Rage"
- The mouse standing near the funhouse mirror that scares Scooby Doo seems to resemble Pixie the Mouse.
- The eerie robot music that plays whenever Charlie the Robot walks around or does something is borrowed from The Jetsons.
- Similarly, the circus-style music heard twice in the episode was taken from Squiddly Diddly.
"Bedlam in the Big Top"
- After Daphne points out Scooby having a dog puppet:
"Nowhere to Hyde"
"Jeepers, it's the Creeper"
- The fast-paced circus music heard during Scooby's crazy circus stunt is taken from Wacky Races.
"Never Ape an Ape Man"
- Episode title is based on popular 1938 jazz song "Jeepers Creepers".
"That's Snow Ghost"
- After Shaggy gets caught in the trap set for the villain, the others think they got the titular Ape Man:
- There's a phony-mirror gag between Scooby and the Ape-Man disguised as him.
"A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts"
"Scooby-Doo and a Mummy Too!"
"Spooky Space Kook"
- Mr. Greenway and Mr. Leech are modeled after Kasper Gutman and Joel Cairo.
- Mr. Leech's speech and appearance from "That's Snow Ghost" suggest Peter Lorre, who starred in the aforementioned film as Joel Cairo and where Sydney Greenstreet (Kasper Gutman) made his film debut.
"Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Werewolf?"
"A Tiki Scare is No Fair"
"The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair"
- The scene where Scooby and Shaggy lock themselves in a hut, Scooby throws the key out the window only for the ghost coming in through the other door, resulting in Shaggy and Scooby leaping out the window to retrieve the key and hop back in in order to unlock the door can be traced back to a scene from an episode of Bugs Bunny called "Buccaneer Bunny''.note
"Wednesday is Missing"
- Episode title is a play on the phrase "dynamic duo," which was how both Batman and Robin were popularly known at the time.
- The zooming Batman logo that changes scenes are taken from Batman's solo-based segments from Superfriends with said Batman logo spinning in a blink of an eye.
"The Frickert Fracas"
"Guess Who's Knott Coming to Dinner?"
"Ghastly Ghost Town"
"Sandy Duncan's Jekyll & Hyde"
"The Spooky Fog of Juneberry"
"The Ghost Of The Red Baron"
"The Phantom Of The Country Music Hall"
- Scooby's comment "I ate the whole thing" after downing what he thinks is Grandma Addams' soup comes from the "I can't believe I ate the whole thing" TV advertising tagline at the time.
"The Haunted Horseman of Hagglethorn Hall"
- The hotel clerk holds a note for the gang and asks if they're Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby by name. Shaggy replies, "Like, we're sure not The Beatles!"
"The Caped Crusader Caper"
"The Spirited Spooked Sports Show"
- When Davy Jones, Velma and Daphne encounter a giant frog, Velma asks Davy to sing. Davy says, "I've never played for a frog before, just monkeys." Jones was a member of The Monkees.
- A portion of the plot has Tim Conway as a track-and-field coach in search of a superior, much like his role in The Worlds Greatest Athlete.
"The Haunted Showboat"
- Exterminator Don Adams has the speech pattern of his most famous character, Agent Maxwell Smart.
- Character Lorne Chumley is a likely reference to silent film actor Lon Chaney and his son.
- Lorne Chumley could also be a reference to Chumley, the walrus sidekick to Tennessee Tuxedo, who was voiced by Don Adams.
For Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo:
"The Scarab Lives!"
"Strange Encounters of a Scooby Kind"
"Scary Sky Skeleton"
- When a stack of comic books falls on Scooby, one of them has Yogi Bear on its front cover.
"Twenty Thousand Screams Under the Sea"
"I Left My Neck in San Francisco"
- Stunt pilot and manager of "Sky Circus Airport" from is named Amelia Parmer.
- Also, Eddie Drake comes from Edwin Drake, the first person to drill for oil in the United States.
"When You Wish Upon a Star Creature"
"The Ghoul, the Bat and the Ugly"
"The Ransom of Scooby Chief"
- Episode title shares the name of Tony Bennett's signature song "I Left My Heart in San Francisco".
- Episode title is based on The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry.
For The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour:
"Super Teen Shaggy"
"The American Puppy in Paris"
"Scooby-Doo and Genie-Poo"
- Motorcycle gang leader Rocko is based on Eric Von Zipper from the Beach Party films.
"Close Encounter of the Worst Kind"
"The Incredible Cat Lady Caper"
"One Million Years Before Lunch"
- The love interest between Scooby and Genie-Poo is similar to the relationship between Major Nelson and Jeannie. The genie lamp is also similar.
For The New Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show:
"Where's Scooby Doo?"
"The Fall Dog"
"The Mark of Scooby"
"Wizards and Warlocks"
''Hound of the Scoobyvilles"
"Scooby's Gold Medal Gambit"
- The El Sabueso character is a parody of Zorro.
"No Thanks, Masked Manx"
- The phony-mirror gag is performed between Scooby and the Chameleon impersonating him.
"Scooby the Barbarian"
- The character Milo Damp is based on fictional detective Philo Vance.
For The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries:
"Happy Birthday, Scooby-Doo"
"Scooby's Peep-Hole Pandemonium"
"Scoo-Be or Not Scoo-Be"
"The Stoney Glare Stare"
- The name of the 300-year-old vampire and retired movie actress that appears is named Norma Deathman, a name based off fictional character Norma Desmond.
"The Bee Team"
"A Scary Duel With a Cartoon Ghoul"
"The Nutcracker Scoob"
- Both episode title and line "this hydrant will self-destruct" are based on Mission: Impossible.
- Episode title is based on The Nutcracker, which is also the play at the school.
- Shaggy says "Bill, A.R.T.'s gone to the dark side! What do we do?!"
"Mystery of the Missing Mystery Solvers"
"Operation Dog and Hippie Boy"
"Super Scary Movie Night"
- Episode title shares the title with a Disney Channel film.
- When Phibes addresses General McCardle on the video screen, he places the little finger of his good hand to the corner of his mouth à la Dr. Evil.
- Bacon the talking pig is a parody of talking pig characters Babe, Gordy and Wilbur.
TV Specials And Tele-Films
For Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood:
- The movie spoofs Welcome Back, Kotter, Saturday Night Fever, Citizen Kane, Mork and Mindy, Charlie's Angels, Superman, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Peter Pan, The Love Boat, The Sound of Music, Laverne and Shirley, How the West Was Won and Happy Days.
- Clark Gable, John Travolta and Lassie are mentioned.
- When Shaggy, Scooby and Scrappy are looking for ghost exterminators in the Yellow Pages, the Ghostbusters logo is visible on the left-hand page.
- The Boo Brothers are basically ghostly versions of The Three Stooges.
- Sheriff Rufus Buzby could be an animated version of bungling, southern sheriff Roscoe Coltrane.
- Sadie-Mae Scroggins has a resemblance to Daisy Mae, even wearing the same sort of tattered clothing.
- The chest Shaggy opens while searching in the attic is The Chest of Demons minus the demon face lock plate.
- The family feud between the Beauregards and the Scroggins is similar to the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets, if not the Hatfields and the McCoys.
For Night of the Living Doo:
Live Action/CGI films
- The bunny suit seen in the movie is Filler Bunny.
- Shaggy is a strict vegetarian.
- An alternate animated opening had cartoon versions of the gang, Three of the monsters the gang dealt with (the Creeper, Frankenstein Monster & Shadow Phantom) appear as well.
- Daphne fights like Buffy Summers toward the end of the movie.
- After Scrappy is thrown out of the Mystery Machine during Velma's flashback:
You can't do this to me! People adore me! (kicks suitcase
) Ow! (Jumps on one foot
) I'm as cute as a Powerpuff girl
- When Scooby tries to escape the monsters using a suitcase as a disguise, he says "Run, suitcase, run."
- The gang decides to use a disco ball and sunlight to defeat the monsters.
- The temple monster design comes from Cairia.
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy Doo, The Fly, Hellraiser, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Charlie's Angels, Little Big Man, Fist Of Fury, The New Scooby-Doo Movies, The Chinese Connection, Hong Kong Phooey, Grease, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Smurfs, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Labyrinth, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, Chrono Trigger, Mr. Bean, Moulin Rouge!, Luigis Mansion and Spider-Man are either spoofed or mentioned.
- Monster costumes from the gang's past that appear but don't come to life are the Wax Phanomt, Anthos, Chickenstein, the Creeper, the Ghost of Dr. Coffin, the Monster Clown, Finnyan McDuff's ghost, ghost of Mr. Hyde, the ghost of Merlin, one of the two Phantom Shadows, the Mantis, Redbeard's Ghost, the Headless Horseman, the Tiki Witch Doctor, the Mermaid's Ghost, the Spooky Space Kook, Ghost of Witch McCoy, Swamp Monster, Ghost of Milo Booth, the Werewolf's Ghost, the Rambling Ghost, the Witch, one of the Viking Ghosts and Zen Tuo.
- The fact the monsters from Mystery Incorporated's past are real instead of fake happened to the gang before.
- Fred has a flashback to the gang's childhood.
- Scooby turns into Taz the Tasmanian Devil when he drinks one of the potions.
- While in Wickles' mansion, the gang finds a Celtic book with names written on the first page. Among them are Harry Hausen[[labelnote:*]]a nod to a pioneer of stop-motion animation monsters, Ray Harryhausen, Munster Mash and Werner Brovas. When Shaggy and Scooby decide to be ‘real detectives', they tell the rest of the gang to turn the investigation up to an 11.
- Shaggy and Scooby defeat the Cotton Candy Glob by eating him off-screen, as the Cheese Monster was defeated by Scooby.
- As stated on the side of the school buses, Coolsville High is in school district #1969, the year Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! premiered.
- Last name of Coolsville Academy's founder, Prudence Prufrock, is derived from T. S. Eliot's poem, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.
- The opening song for What's New, Scooby-Doo? is played during the end credits, though the song was recorded by Anarbor, instead of the one recorded by Simple Plan from the TV show.
- Also during the credits, several scenes from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! opening credits such as Freddy falling backward into a bookcase, a hand trying to grab Daphne as she walks by and Captain Cutler's ghost appearing, though in live action.
- There's also the sillouhette of the gang running against three strips of colored background much like the opening of What's New, Scooby-Doo?.
- The janitor is seen making an audition tape for a So You Think You Can Dance parody show.
- On the van's dashboard is a Huckleberry Hound bobble-head.
- A 3-D version of House of Wax (1953) is playing at the movie theater.