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NOTE: Shout out examples under here are specifically for the Scooby Doo franchise that doesn’t have too many examples
Certain shout outs for
A Pup Named Scooby Doo
Certain shout outs for
Whats New Scooby Doo
Certain shout outs for
Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated
Certain shout outs for the
A Clue for Scooby-Doo” “
What the Hex Going On?” Episode title is a pun on the question “What the heck/hell is going on?”
Foul Play in Funland” The mouse standing near the funhouse mirror in 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 Similarily, the circus-style music heard twice in the episode was taken from .
Squiddly Diddly “
The Backstage Rage” “
Bedlam in the Big Top” The fast-paced circus music heard during Scooby’s crazy circus stunt is taken from .
Wacky Races “
Nowhere to Hyde” “
Jeepers, it’s the Creeper” Episode title is based on popular 1938 jazz song Jeepers Creepers.
Never Ape an Ape Man” 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 at one point.
That’s Snow Ghost” Mr. Greenway and Mr. Leech from 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.
Episode title is based on “that’s show biz.”
A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts” “
Scooby-Doo and a Mummy Too!” “
Spooky Space Kook” 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 called “ Bugs Bunny Buccaneer Bunny.
Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Werewolf?” “
A Tiki Scare is No Fair”
The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair” 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 with said Batman logo spinning in a blink of an eye.
Wednesday is Missing” Scooby’s comment of “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 Frickert Fracas” “
Guess Who’s Knott Coming to Dinner?” “
Ghastly Ghost Town” “
Sandy Duncan’s ” Jekyll and Hyde “
The Spooky Fog of Juneberry” In order to make the sheriff laugh, Fred and Velma do an impression of Laurel and Hardy.
The Haunted Horseman of Hagglethorn Hall” When the gang meets Davy Jones, he says “I’ve never played for a frog before, just monkeys.” Jones was a part of The Monkees.
The Spirited Spooked Sports Show” “
The Exterminator” 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 the titular penguin, who was voiced by Don Adams.
The Haunted Showboat” For
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo: ”
The Scarab Lives!” When a stack of comics fall on Scooby, one of them has Yogi Bear on its front cover.
Strange Encounters of a Scooby Kind” “
Scary Sky Skeleton” 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.
Twenty Thousand Screams Under the Sea” “
I Left My Neck in San Francisco” Episode title shares the name of Tony Bennett’s signature song, I Left My Heart in San Francisco.
When You Wish Upon a Star Creature” “
The Ghoul, the Bat and the Ugly” “
The Ransom of Scooby Chief” Episode title is based on The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry.
The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour:
Maltese Mackerel “
Super Teen Shaggy” Motorcycle gang leader Rocko is based on Eric Von Zipper from the films.
Beach Party “
The American Puppy in Paris” “
Low-Down Showdown” “
Misfortune Teller” Episode title is a pun on “fortune teller”.
From Bad to Curse” “
Scooby-Doo and Genie-Poo” The love interest between Scooby and Genie-Poo is similar to the relationship between Jeannie and Major Nelson.
The genie lamp is also similar.
Law & Disordered” Episode title is based on “law and order”.
Close Encounter of the Worst Kind” “
The Incredible Cat Lady Caper” “
One Million Years Before Lunch” For
The New Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show: “
Where’s Scooby Doo?” “
The Fall Dog” “
The Mark of Scooby” The El Sabueso character is a parody of .
Wizards and Warlocks” “
Scooby-Roo” Episode title is an obvious reference to , combined with "roo", a short form of "kangaroo".
Hound of the Scoobyvilles” “
No Thanks, Masked Manx” The character Milo Damp is based on fictional detective Philo Vance.
Scooby the Barbarian” For
The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries: “
Happy, Birthday, Scooby-Doo” “
Scooby’s Peep-Hole Pandemonium” The name of 300-year-old vampire and retired movie actress that appears is named Norma Deathman, a name based off fictional character Norma Desmond.
Scoo-Be or Not Scoo-Be” “
The Stoney Glare Stare” “
Mission: Un-Doo-Able” Both episode title and line “this hydrant will self-destruct” are based on .
Mission: Impossible “
The Bee Team” Episode title is a shout out to .
The A-Team Mr. BLT is based on Mr T.
It’s also short for “bacon, lettuce and tomato” sandwich.
Sherlock Doo” “
A Scarey Duel With a Cartoon Ghoul” “
The Nutcracker Scoob” Episode title is based on , which is also the play at the school.
Shags to Riches” Episode title is a pun off the famous phrase “from rags to riches”.
Party Arty” Shaggy says, “Bill, A.R.T.’s gone to the dark side! What do we do?!”
Smart House” Episode title refers to 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.
Mystery of the Missing Mystery Solvers” “
Operation Dog and Hippie Boy” “
Inside Job” “
Super Scary Movie Night” Bacon the talking pig is a parody of talking pig characters Babe, Gordy and Wilbur.
TV Specials And Tele-Films
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 and How The West Was Won .
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.
The Scooby-Doo Project: 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.
Upon Scrappy being thrown out of the Mystery Machine during Velma’s flashback:
You can’t do this to me! People adore me! (
) 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 , Bean , Moulin Rouge and Luigis Mansion are either spoofed or referred to.
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 pioneer of stop-motion animation monsters Ray Harryhausen, Munster Mash and Werner Brovas. When Sahggy and Scooby decide to be ‘real detectives,’ they tell the rest of the gang to turn the investigation up to an eleven.
Shaggy and Scooby defeats the Cotton Candy Glob by eating him off-screen like how 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 premiered.
Scooby Doo Where Are You 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 is played during the end credits, though the song was recorded by Whats New Scooby Doo Anarbor, instead of the one recorded by Simple Plan from the TV show.
Also during the credits, several scenes from opening credits such as Freddy falling backwards into a bookcase, a hand trying to grab Daphne as she walks by and Captain Cutler’s ghost appear, though in live action.
Scooby Doo Where Are You There’s also the sillouhette of the gang running against three strips of colored background much like the opening of .
Whats New Scooby Doo The janitor is seen making an audition tape for a parody show.
So You Think You Can Dance On the van’s dashboard is Huckleberry Hound bobble-head.
A 3-D version of is playing at the movie theater.
House Of Wax 1953
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 ‘The Bank of Hanna Barbera.’
Little over thirty-eight minutes into the movie, Daphne, Fred and Shaggy run into each other in front of a clothing store, two mannequins clothes in the traditional Fred and Daphne appeal are visible in the store front. Fred even wears his cartoon counterpart’s attire.