Trivia / Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures
aka: The Real Adventures Of Jonny Quest

  • Actor Allusion: In his first appearance, Jeremiah Surd laments that news coverage about his nerve gas interrupted Scooby-Doo. His voice actor, Frank Welker, has voiced Freddie since the very first episode in 1969.
  • Follow the Leader: Continuing on from what The New Adventures of Jonny Quest did to 60s, the first season did to the 80s. While still being an action show Jonny and friends were made more into a realism 1990s mold. However the second season deliberately preferred to follow back some elements from the 1960s version. Scooby-Doo would of course also follow on both of those leads as the Scooby-Doo Direct-to-Video Film Series began.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The show had a few single-episode VHS tapes and laserdisc releases during its run, but was all but forgotten after that, especially after the Time Warner merger. Most of the episodes can be found online, though, thanks to the shows' faithful fanbase. Finally in 2009, Turner released a DVD set of the first 13 episodes of season 1, including director/producer commentary and "making of" mini-features. The second half of the first season was released in 2012. The Second Season followed in November of 2015.
    • As of 2013, the full series is now available for download on iTunes and Google Play.
  • The Other Darrin: Due to the different seasons of the show originally being intended to be separate series, as well as the overhaul in production, the cast changed between seasons 1 and 2.
    • Race Bannon was first voiced by Robert Patrick, but then by Granville van Dusen (his '80s series voice actor) for the first two episodes of the second season. van Dusen was then replaced by Robert Foxworth.
    • George Segal voiced Dr. Quest during the first season, but was replaced by John de Lancie afterwards. Don Messick actually was going to reprise his role of Dr. Quest, but sadly suffered a stroke during the early voice sessions, necessitating the replacement.
    • Jessie was voiced by Jesse Douglas in season 1, but then by Jennifer Hale afterwards. Jonny went from being voiced by J.D. Roth to Quinton Flynn, while Hadji went from being voiced by Michael Benyaer to Rob Paulsen (who had previously voiced the character in the '80s telefilms).
  • Playing Against Type: In Season 2, John de Lancie voices the straight laced Dr. Quest—a role as far removed from Q or Discord as humanly possible.
  • Recycled Script: The season 2 ep "Eclipse" was cannibalized from an unfinished episode of SWAT Kats, "The Curse of Kataluna" (which would've had a Succubus). Not surprising, since Davis Doi, co-producer of season 2 was also a producer of SK; Glenn Leopold, who wrote the ep and a majority of SK eps, also recycled elements for Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Irina and Jessie sure made quite a student teacher on this one.
  • What Could Have Been: Lance Falk's team had pledged to explore the history of Jonny's mother Rachel in a third season, but the show was cancelled so they never got the chance.