Western Animation / Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!


Velma: It sure sounds like you guys have what it takes.
Daphne: I think you two have really grown up.
Waiter: Enjoy the food.
(Shaggy and Scooby devour everything in front of them)
Fred: Then again, they're still the same old Shag and Scooby.
Scooby: Scooby-doo-be-DOO!

Shaggy and Scooby Doo, the Lovable Coward/Big Eater duo from the Scooby-Doo franchise, branch out in their own show, where Shaggy inherits a billion dollars and a mansion from his missing Uncle Albert, an inventor. However, Uncle Albert's inventions are being pursued by the sinister Dr. Phineas Phibes and his henchmen. Fortunately, Shaggy and Scooby can thwart their evil plans thanks to special Scooby Snacks that give Scooby-Doo temporary superpowers. It didn't get any further beyond two seasons, because of the CW shutting down the Kids' WB! block after 4Kids Entertainment bought it.

Tropes of this series:

  • Alliterative Name: Dr. Phineas Phibes
  • Amusing Injuries: The pratfalls of Agents #1 and #2 in the pilot make the antics of Home Alone look like a mild slip.
  • And Knowing Is Half the Battle: Robi seems fond of doing this randomly in the middle of the episode, even if unrelated to the plot:
    Robi: Don't stand under trees during a thunderstorm.
  • Animal Superheroes: Scooby Snacks giving Scooby-Doo superpowers...somehow.
  • Art Shift: In comparison to previous Scooby shows; for instance, Scooby's eyes are now drawn as dots.
  • Big Eater: Shaggy and Scooby; some things never change.
  • Bookcase Passage: The entrance to Uncle Albert's underground lab.
  • A Boy and His X: Shaggy and Scooby, obviously.
  • The Cameo: Fred, Daphne and Velma make speaking appearances in only two episodes, one of which was the pilot.
    • The second episode involves them using their mystery-solving skills.
  • Cast as a Mask: Dr. Phibes's scientist assistant Dr. Trebla is voiced by Scott Menville, but his true identity, Uncle Albert, is voiced by Casey Kasem.
  • Chekhov M.I.A.: Uncle Albert
  • Cute Kitten: Dr. Phibes transforms into one after one point in the series whenever he's startled.
  • Expository Theme Tune: Which explains nothing on the premise; additionally, we hear the singer saying things he'd do with Shaggy and Scooby and that he will keep singing the song.
    • The opening itself is just a bunch of silhouettes dancing and running in a yellow background.
  • Failed a Spot Check: In the series opening, Dr. Phibes demands Shaggy and Scooby Doo give him the Nanotech formula. Neither he nor any of his scientists notice they instead gave him a recipe for hot dog tacos until after they escape.
  • Fantastic Voyage: Inside Job where Shaggy and Scooby-Doo go inside Dr Phineus Phibes, before he can get hold of the nanobot formula
  • Fear of Thunder: Scooby suffers this heavily in the episode "Lightning Strikes Twice."
    • Dr. Phibes has this Up to 11 since he will blast anyone who even says the word with his laser. It's totally justified as well since a lab accident turned him into a lighting rod. The moment he goes outside, regardless of the weather storm clouds will gather and he 'will' be struck by lighting, and has been eighty seven times before.
  • Genre Shift: Previous installments of the Scooby-Doo franchise involved spooks, mysteries and light comedy. This series focuses more on comedy with some action and villains in the vein of something like Johnny Test, Inspector Gadget or Kim Possible.
    • One episode involved a mystery-solving scenario, only Scooby and Shaggy must overcome their fears to prove themselves.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Literally.
    Agent #2: I don't want to be Agent #2, you might as well call me Agent Poopie.
  • Husky Russkie: One of the assassins sent after Shaggy and Scooby.
  • Incredible Shrinking Man: The shrink ray from the pilot.
  • Instrument of Murder: Groovy Don's laser firing guitar in "Operation Dog and Hippie Boy".
  • It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: "Greetings, Shaggy and Roorvey Vroo!"
  • Latex Perfection: This is how Uncle Albert disguised as Dr. Trebla.
  • Mad Scientist: Doctor Phineas Phibes. His name references Vincent Price's The Abominable Dr. Phibes. He also has a thick German accent borrowed from Col. Klink and Dr. Strangelove, a Red Right Hand/Artificial Limb raygun arm, and much of the same Genre Blindness as Dr. Evil.
  • The Mole: Uncle Albert is working under Phibes as Dr. Trebla so he can warn Shaggy and Scooby of his plans.
  • Polar Bears and Penguins: A penguin can be seen while the titular characters and their robot butler are in the Arctic.
  • Robot Buddy: Robi the Robot Butler.
  • Robot Maid: Robi the Robot Butler
  • Sdrawkcab Alias: Trebla and Albert
  • Something Completely Different: As a series. It's very unlike many other Scooby Doo incarnations.