Shout Out: The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo
NOTE: Shout out examples under here are specifically 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
Certain shout outs for the rest of the Scooby Doo franchise
"Reflections in a Ghoulish Eye"
"The Ghouliest Show on Earth"
- During the scene where Flim-Flam and Scrappy pretend to be detectives arresting the gang, Scrappy introduces himself as "Elliot Messy," a nod to Elliot Ness, though the character was a Treasury agent, not a detective.
- Before leaving the room, Flim-Flam does a disclaimer:
- When Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby are sucked into the demon mirror, they are shown in a room with several staircases going in multiple directions including upside down, it alludes to M. C. Escher’s well-known piece of art titled "Relativity."
"A Spooky Little Ghoul Like You"
- Episode title is based on The Greatest Show on Earth. The episode title also alludes to the well-known phrase "The Greatest Show on Earth", which was the slogan of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus that started in 1870.
- Professor Phantasm bears more than a few similarities to sinister master G. W. Dark of the Cooger and Dark Circus.
"To All the Ghouls I Loved Before"
- Episode title is based on the song "Spooky Little Girl Like You" by The Zombies.
"It’s a Wonderful Scoob"
"Scooby in Kwackyland"
- Scooby singing "Hawaii lies over the ocean, Hawaii lies over the sea," is a takeoff of traditional Scottish folk song "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean."
- Daphne refers to pilot Charles Lindbergh, famous for making the first non-stop trip across the Atlantic Ocean, by saying, "Look again, Lindbergh, that’s not sand, it’s snow!"
- Scooby and Ghoulio sing "To all the Ghouls I’ve Loved Before," which is a parody of "To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before" by Julio Inglesias and Willie Nelson.
- Replace "B" with "P" and "bad luck" with "pool" in Flim-Flam’s "'Trouble with a capital 'T' and that rhymes with 'B' and that stands for 'bad luck'" line and you have a quote from The Music Man.
- The mock game-show "Let’s Make ’Em Squeal" parodies Let's Make a Deal with Weerd assuming the name "Haunty Maul", spoofing Monty Hall, the host of the aforementioned game show.
"When You Witch upon a Star"
- "Kwackyland" is based on the whimsical world of living objects, Wackyland, consisting largely of surreal, Dali-like imagery and free-floating objects that obeyed no laws of standard physics in Porky Pig episodes "Porky in Wacky Land" and "Dough for the Do-Do", as well as being a major part in Tiny Toon Adventures, where Gogo Dodo is from there.
- "Kwackyland" could also be a parody of Disneyland.
- Platypus Duck’s theme tune is a close match to The Great Grape Ape Show’s opening song.
- After the gang, plus Vincent Van Ghoul, are sucked into fictional movie ‘The Son of the Bride of the Ghost of Frankenstein,’ the movie cuts to a logo of Scooby imitating the MGM lion logo and the words "Ranna Rarrera Extravaganza."
- Other than Vincent Van Ghoul and Flim-Flam, in "That’s Monstertainment" Shaggy, Scooby, Daphne and Scrappy are given recurring roles in the Frankenstein movie mythos: Scooby Doo as mad scientist Dr. Frankenstein, or in this case, Dr. Frankenscoob; Scrappy is "Egad", which is a parody of "Igor"; the misshapen servant and lab assistant to Dr. Frankenstein; Daphne is both Dr. Frankenstein’s fiancée, Elizabeth, with her dialogue’s indication and the Bride of Frankenstein with her hair and appearance; and Shaggy’s role of Constable Von Shaggobon is a reference to the recurring role of the concerned lawman who goes to investigate what the doctor is up to when the townspeople start to get worried about his unnatural work.
- An approximation of the Popeye theme is played when Scooby consumes the Scooby Snacks.
- Episode title is based on pun "now that’s entertainment!"