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"A Clue for Scooby-Doo"
- In mock German, Velma says the "Veeeeery eenteresting" catchphrase of the time.
- Fred says, "Come on, Scooby, be brave. Just think of Rin Tin Tin? Lassie? John Wayne?"
- 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.
- After Daphne points out Scooby having a dog puppet:
Velma: So this is the canine Mata Hari.
- The fast-paced circus music heard during Scooby's crazy circus stunt is taken from Wacky Races.
- Episode title is based on popular 1938 jazz song "Jeepers Creepers".
- 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.
- 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.
- The episode is an ode to three famous Universal movie monsters by having classical likeness to Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein's Monster.
- 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
- Episode title spoofs the song "Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?".
- Daphne describes Shaggy and Scooby as "the Laurel and Hardy of the outdoors".
- To escape the Witch Doctor, Shaggy, Velma and Scooby disguise themselves as Tarzan, Jane and Cheeta.
- 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.
- 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.
- Shaggy says popular phrase "My fellow Americans... let me make one thing perfectly clear...," used frequently by the 37th president.
- Episode title is likely a play on the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
- The orangutan is called 'Ingagi', the title of an old exploitation film about women and gorillas.
- When the gang are spooked by a fierce brown bear:
Shaggy: Uh oh! And it's not Yogi Bear!
- The episode title could refer to either The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or Jekyll & Hyde.
- In order to make the sheriff laugh, Fred and Velma do an impression of Laurel and Hardy.
- Both the town name "Juneberry" and Sheriff Dandy Griffith are based off the fictional town "Mayberry" and Sheriff Andy Taylor. It's also worth noting that Don Knotts, who appears in this episode, plays a character similar to Deputy Barney Fife.
- As this episode deals with a ghost in a World War I Fokker D-7 biplane, the background music from Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines is used extensively.
- The hotel clerk holds a note for the gang and asks whether they're Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby by name. Shaggy replies, "Like, we're sure not The Beatles!"
- 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.
- Parade balloons of Yogi Bear and Fred Flintstone are seen.
- 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 World's Greatest Athlete.
- 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.
- The villain of the episode is Injun Joe.
For The Scooby-Doo Show:"Watt a Shocking Ghost"
- Scooby channels Columbo when interrogating the parrot. Right down the Catch-Phrase: "Just one more question..."
- When a stack of comic books falls on Scooby, one of them has Yogi Bear on its front cover.
- Shaggy refers to Luke Skywalker.
- The episode title is likely a reference to Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
- Stunt pilot and manager of "Sky Circus Airport" is named Amelia Parmer.
- Also, Eddie Drake comes from Edwin Drake, the first person to drill for oil in the United States.
- Episode title refers to Tony Bennett's signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco".
- Episode title is based on the song "When You Wish upon a Star".
- Shaggy got tickets for a Bee Gees concert.
- Episode title is based on The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
- Episode title is based on The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry.
- At one point, when Shaggy and Scooby lose track of Scrappy, Shaggy wonders aloud, "Scrappy-Doo, Where Are You?"
- Episode title parodies famous novel and movie The Maltese Falcon.
- Motorcycle gang leader Rocko is based on Eric Von Zipper from the Beach Party films.
- "Super Teen" is probably a shout out to Super Man, right down to the costume.
- Episode title is a take on An American Werewolf in London.
- Big Bad Bucko escapes and arrives in a high noon train to get revenge on Deputy Dusty for putting him in jail.
- The love interest between Scooby and Genie-Poo is similar to the relationship between Major Nelson and Jeannie. The genie lamp is also similar.
- Episode title is based off Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
For The New Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show:"Where's Scooby-Doo?"
- Another mummy, based off the Mummy character from old Universal horror movies, appears.
- The conspiracy on the Orient Express is similar to Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.
- The El Sabueso character is a parody of Zorro.
- Episode title is based on Tootsie.
- The "Wizards and Warlocks Convention" the gang attends is based off Dungeons & Dragons.
- The phony-mirror gag is performed between Scooby and the Chameleon impersonating him.
- Not only is episode title based off Poltergeist, but it can also mean a type of ghost or some other supernatural entity that manifests by creating noises.
- The character Milo Damp is based on fictional detective Philo Vance.
- Episode title is based off Conan the Barbarian.
For The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries:"Happy Birthday, Scooby-Doo"
- In the flashback, an unnamed baby-sitter has the hairstyle of the Frankenstein Monster's bride.
- 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.
- Episode title is based on "to be or not to be..." quote.
- Thaddeus Blimp and henchman Wilmer resemble Kasper Gutman and Joel Cairo, respectively.
- Both episode title and line "this hydrant will self-destruct" are based on Mission: Impossible.
- Episode title is an obvious reference to Sherlock Holmes.
- Bananatoon is based on Hanna-Barbera.
- Episode title is based on The Nutcracker, which is also the play at the school.
- Main villain Dr. Phineus Phibes shares the last name of Dr. Anton Phibes.
- His prosthetic left hand that seems to function as a high-tech Swiss Army knife sometimes tries to attack him on its own.
- The techie brothers Mark and Ricky, who work for Dr. Phibes, are a parody of titular Napoleon Dynamite and his brother Kip, respectively.
- The AI computer program "Kevin" is similar to The MCP.
- Shaggy says "Bill, A.R.T.'s gone to the dark side! What do we do?!"
- 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.
- Detective Sammy "The Shadow" Spader is taken from Sam Spade.
- Clips from Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster, Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! and Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico are featured.
- The cat lady is dressed in a costume like Batman villain Catwoman, not to mention having cats.
- Not only is Mr. Invisible invisible, but he claims to have an invisible car that he lost or just can't find.
- After learning that Phibes consumed a large quantity of new nano-tech formula, Shaggy and Scooby shrink themselves in a miniaturized ship to go inside Phibes' body to destroy every nano-bot inside the scientist before he becomes completely unstoppable.
TV Specials And Tele-Films
For Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood:
- The movie spoofs Welcome Back, Kotter, Saturday Night Fever, Citizen Kane, Mork & Mindy, Charlie's Angels, Superman, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Peter Pan, The Love Boat, The Sound of Music, Laverne & Shirley, How the West Was Won and Happy Days.
- Clark Gable, John Travolta and Lassie are mentioned.
- Elsa is basically the young Bride of Frankenstein.
- Sibella's father is based on the Dracula played by Bela Lugosi.
- Elsa's father is based on Boris Karloff's Frankenstein Monster.
- Tanis's father has a similar voice of high priest Imhotep, who also is played by Boris Karloff.
- Elsa Frankensteen's name is basically Elsa Frankenstein.
- The overall design of headmaster Colonel Calloway of the Calloway Military School looks similar to that of Dick Dastardly, though with a shorter mustache.
- Tanis's voice is very similar to the animated Darla Hood, as it's the same voice actress.
- 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.
- Her extraordinary strength alludes to Elly May Clampett.
- 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.
- The name of the giant ape monster is Genghis Kong, a blend of "Genghis Khan" and King Kong.
- The first name of Vanna Pira, Dracula's vampire girlfriend, matches hostess Vanna White, a well-known TV personality during the 1980s.
- The name "Bonejangles" parodies famous tap-dancer and movie actor Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.
- The chaotic race among the monsters parodies Wacky Races.
- Once Shaggy, Scooby, Scrappy and Googie arrive to the party, the music playing is the beat to "Gleep Glorp" from Rockin' with Judy Jetson.
- Dracula repeatedly threatens to send Vanna to the moon.
- A dazed Dracula sings "Pardon me, boy, is this the Transylvania choo-choo?"
- Hell is called "the Other Place."
- One of the stories Shaggy tells is a gender-flip of Aladdin. In fact, the main female lead is named Aliyah-Din.
- The whole thing is basically an animated version of The Blair Witch Project with the Scooby Gang.
For Night of the Living Doo:
- The gang meets animated versions of Gary Coleman, David Cross, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Matthew Sweet and Mark Hamill, much like how they met animated versions of Jonathan Winters and Dick Van Dyke in The New Scooby-Doo Movies.
- Sonny and Cher, The Harlem Globetrotters and Henry Kissinger are mentioned.
- Jabberjaw makes a cameo.
Live Action/CGI films
- The bunny suit seen in the movie is Filler Bunny.
- Shaggy is a strict vegetarian.note
- 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.
- At one point, Shaggy and Scooby have a farting contest.
- Daphne fights like Buffy Summers toward the end of the movie.
- After Scrappy is thrown out of the Mystery Machine during Velma's flashback:
Scrappy: 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 (1958), 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!, Luigi's 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.
- The monster could be a tribute to the Cotton Candy Creatures mentioned by Fred.
- 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 silhouette 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.
- The faces of Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam are seen covering golf club heads.
- The giant check the gang receives from Daphne's uncle was drawn on an account at ‘The Bank of Hanna-Barbera.'
- Does this poster◊ remind you of anything?
- Little over 38 minutes into the movie, Daphne, Fred and Shaggy run into each other in front of a clothing store, and two mannequins' clothes in the traditional Fred and Daphne apparel are visible in the store front. Fred even wears his cartoon counterpart's attire.