Trivia / Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
aka: Scooby Doo Mystery Inc

  • Actor Allusion:
  • Ascended Fanboy: Downplayed. The character designer, Derrick J. Wyatt, grew up with the original series and The New Scooby-Doo Movies along with other Hanna-Barbera shows.
  • The Cast Showoff: Daphne gets to sing, not one, but TWO songs in the episode "In Fear Of The Phantom". Grey DeLisle knocks both right out of the park.
  • Casting Gag:
    • Scott Menville voiced Shaggy in Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!. Now he's voicing Shaggy's counterpart in the predecessor Mystery Inc., albeit the teenage version
    • Baylor is a trifecta:
    • Hot Dog Water, a knockoff of Velma, is voiced by the actress who played her in the live-action movies, Linda Cardellini.
    • Shaggy's dad, Colton Rogers, is voiced by Casey Kasem, his very first voice actor.
    • Gary Cole plays a character named Mayor Fred Jones. Before that, he played Ted Jones in Pineapple Express and was a neighbor to a Jones family in The Joneses.
  • Creator Backlash:
    • The original creators of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! dislike the series for its depiction of the characters and its overall cynicism.
    • Reportedly, Scott Innes, a voice actor for Scooby, Shaggy, and Scrappy in other works, isn't fond of Mystery Incorporated.
    • On the other hand, the show's character designer, Derrick J. Wyatt, has stated on his ask.fm that he doesn't like Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island at all, feeling that it was made out of spite towards the original series and that Mystery Incorporated was a love letter towards the original series. He also views The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo as So Bad, It's Good.
  • Descended Creator:
    • Producer Mitch Watson voices Gary's friend Ethan.
    • Paul Rugg voiced a professor character in an episode he wrote.
  • Executive Meddling: While nothing specific was stated, Mitch Watson said that some ideas were shot down for being too scary or weird by the "powers that be".
  • Fandom Nod: In "Dance Of The Undead", when asked why the Hex Girls went back to their original outfits (resembling the ones worn in Witch's Ghost), they say that fans just preferred their original look. Some fans complained about their new look, so this is more than likely a little in-joke.
  • Fan Nickname: The Nibiru Entity is actually referred to as the Evil Entity in the series proper.
  • He Also Did:
  • I Knew It!:
    • Judy Reeves is Fred's mother, as the flashbacks in Season 1 depicted her as having a Strong Family Resemblance to Fred. Also to a lesser extent, Brad Chiles is Fred's real father. The Season 1 finale would confirm this.
    • Cassidy Williams and Angel Dynamite having some sort of relation, possibly because they're the same person. This was confirmed near the end of Season 1.
    • Mayor Jones being divorced from Fred's mother (or more accurately, she left him). Confirmed in "A Haunting In Crystal Cove", or at least that's what his cover story was.
    • Mayor Jones is involved in the show's Myth Arc via the disappearance of the original Mystery Incorporated, and is not a trustworthy figure.
    • Betrayal broke apart the original Mystery Incorporated because of Pericles.
  • Jossed: Many people liked to believe that Cassidy survived the underwater explosion, and that she was just hiding. This is not the case, as she does not reappear until the timeline had been reset.
  • Non-Singing Voice: Averted with the Hex Girls and Daphne. All of the actresses performed the songs played within the show.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Casey Kasem retired from the role of Shaggy, and handed the role over to Matthew Lillard. This is also a role reprisal from the theatrical live action films.
    • Lewis Black voices Mr. E, but one episode has him voiced by Jeff Bennett.
    • Due to Vincent Price's death, Maurice LaMarche voices Vincent Van Ghoul.
    • Gary, Ethan's friend, was voiced by Tony Cervone in season 1 and by Jeff Bennett in season 2.
  • Screwed by the Network: Despite universal praise the series was screwed in Season 2 where there would often be months between new episodes and no news of when new episodes would come out. It was easier to find the episodes online rather than TV. Luckily however, they managed to wrap up the series at the end instead of outright canceling it like many other shows that have been screwed.
  • Series Hiatus: Has had three. The series has now ended.
  • Talking to Himself: Frank Welker voices Fred, Daphne's father, and Scooby-Doo.
  • Voices in One Room: As explained here.
  • What Could Have Been:
    The kids from Mystery, Inc. arrive in the village of Crystal Cove, a small town known for its many ghosts and ghoulies. Fred and Velma are determined to debunk the area's many paranormal phenomena.
    But it turns out the locals are none too eager to have their mysteries quashed! Will the gang's head for logic prevail over centuries of local legend?
    • The Freak was originally named "The Fiend".
    • Pericles was considered wearing a mask based off of Hannibal's.
    • Judging by the credits of "Mystery Solvers Club State Finals", the Black Knight from the very first episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! was supposed to appear, possibly voiced by Gary Cole. He is also credited with reprising his role as Mayor Jones, who doesn't appear in this episode either besides a name drop.
  • Word of God: You could ask Tony Cervone, one of the writers, questions about the show on Twitter, but his original account has since been deleted as of early 2018.
    • Crystal Cove is indeed in California.
    • Nan Blake suffers from multiple Ambiguous Disorders.
    • Mayor Jones is in his fifties, Sheriff Stone is in his "fifties-ish", and Mayor Nettles is in her mid-thirties.
    • Mayor Jones wasn't lying in "All Fear the Freak" when he said that he loved Fred. This later became clear at the end of Season 2.
    • Mayor Jones was the one that bought Fred his teddy bear in "The Night the Clown Cried", Mr. Trapples.
    • Mayor Jones was from elsewhere in California.
    • Cassidy was indeed killed at the end of "The Midnight Zone".
    • Mayor Jones would've ended up worse than Brad and Judy without Fred in his life as a Morality Pet.
    • The gang took time to say goodbye to their friends and family before leaving Crystal Cove at the end of the series.
    • Mitch Watson implies in a post-series interview that the show is actually a Stealth Prequel to a Broad Strokes of the original canon rather than the original canon straight-up.
  • Word of Saint Paul: According to art by Derrick J. Wyatt, in a Mirror Universe, Fred would have a Beard of Evil and a Red and Black and Evil All Over color palette, Daphne would be akin to Alice May, Velma would be akin to Vincent Van Ghoul, Scooby would be akin to Pericles, and Shaggy would be akin to Professor Hatecraft.


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