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** Creator/GeorgeSegal voiced Dr. Quest during the first season, but was replaced by Creator/JohnDeLancie afterwards. Creator/DonMessick [[WhatCouldHaveBeen actually was going to]] [[RoleReprisal reprise his role of Dr. Quest]], but sadly suffered a stroke during the early voice sessions, necessitating the replacement.

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** Creator/GeorgeSegal voiced Dr. Quest during the first season, but was replaced by Creator/JohnDeLancie afterwards. Creator/DonMessick [[WhatCouldHaveBeen actually was going to]] [[RoleReprisal [[RoleReprise reprise his role of Dr. Quest]], but sadly suffered a stroke during the early voice sessions, necessitating the replacement.


* PlayingAgainstType: In Season 2, John de Lancie voices the straight laced Dr. Quest--a role as far removed from [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]] or [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Discord]] as humanly possible.

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* PlayingAgainstType: In Season 2, John de Lancie voices the straight laced Dr. Quest--a Quest -- a role as far removed from [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]] or [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Discord]] as humanly possible.


** George Segal voiced Dr. Quest during the first season, but was replaced by Creator/JohnDeLancie afterwards. Creator/DonMessick [[WhatCouldHaveBeen actually was going to]] [[RoleReprisal reprise his role of Dr. Quest]], but sadly suffered a stroke during the early voice sessions, necessitating the replacement.

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** George Segal Creator/GeorgeSegal voiced Dr. Quest during the first season, but was replaced by Creator/JohnDeLancie afterwards. Creator/DonMessick [[WhatCouldHaveBeen actually was going to]] [[RoleReprisal reprise his role of Dr. Quest]], but sadly suffered a stroke during the early voice sessions, necessitating the replacement.


* ProductionPosse: When Davis Doi and Larry Houston took over production for season 2, they brought in several VOs who they'd worked with before-- Rob Paulsen (from ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'') and Quinton Flynn (from ''Fantastic Four'').

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* ProductionPosse: When Davis Doi and Larry Houston took over production for season 2, they brought in several VOs voice actors who they'd worked with before-- Rob Paulsen (from ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'') and Quinton Flynn (from ''Fantastic Four'').


* ActorAllusion: In his first appearance, Jeremiah Surd laments that news coverage about his nerve gas interrupted ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''. His voice actor, Creator/FrankWelker, has voiced Freddie since the very first episode in 1969.

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* ActorAllusion: In his first appearance, Jeremiah Surd laments that news coverage about his nerve gas interrupted ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''. His Surd's voice actor, Creator/FrankWelker, has voiced Freddie since the very first episode in 1969.



* TroubledProduction: The show's pre-production was... ''[[http://questfan.com/Page/Lance_Falk_Dialogue.html turbulent]]'', to say the least. The project started way back in the early 90s, and Lance Falk approached the showrunners, Peter Lawrence and Takashi, to work on the show, but left when he realized that [[CreativeDifferences the duo was bent on making their own, "reimagined" version as opposed to a closer-to-the-original project]], and went to work on another H-B show, ''SWAT Kats''. While there, he heard rumors that the Lawrence/Takashi project was in trouble, and recruited a bunch of other classic ''JQ'' fans to assist him in making a pitch to H-B exec Buzz Potemkin, promising that they could get the show done. But [[ExecutiveMeddling Potemkin promptly stonewalled them for some reason]], with then studio head Fred Siebert never hearing of Falk's pitch; he and the others were then laid off, with Lance heading to Warner Bros to work on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. Fast forward a while, and the Lawrence/Takashi team had sunk ''$11 million over 2-and-a-half years'' and there ''weren't any episodes ready to air yet''. Compound that with [[MerchandiseDriven the Galoob toys {based around Questworld} being ready to go]] and Cartoon Network setting airdates, it was clear that the show was sinking fast. Davis Doi (another veteran of ''SWAT Kats'') was recruited to help bring the project back in line and hopefully make something airable out of the chaos. As a result, ''four'' different crews were going to work on the show; Cos Anziolatti and John Eng would handle the task of trying to make sense of the scraps that Lawrence and Takashi had managed to make and turn those into episodes (huge amounts of stuff had to be trashed, re-written and animated ''just to make some kind of sense''). Meanwhile, Doi and [[WesternAnimation/XMen Larry]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticFour Houston]] would be in charge of a new batch of 26 episodes far closer to the 1960s show, with the Questworld gimmick largely phased out, all the voice-actors replaced, and characterization and looks closer to the original. But both batches of episodes were mixed and matched at random when aired, created a disjointed, confusing show. (Both batches were retroactively labeled as "Season 1" and "Season 2" thereafter, though H-B technically saw them as one season.) As a result of the chaos, 13 episodes were cut from the original order and the financial state resulted in the show not getting a third season.

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* TroubledProduction: The show's pre-production was... ''[[http://questfan.com/Page/Lance_Falk_Dialogue.html turbulent]]'', to say the least. The project started way back in the early 90s, and Lance Falk approached the showrunners, Peter Lawrence and Takashi, to work on the show, but left when he realized that [[CreativeDifferences the duo was bent on making their own, "reimagined" version as opposed to a closer-to-the-original project]], and went to work on another H-B show, ''SWAT Kats''. While there, he heard rumors that the Lawrence/Takashi project was in trouble, and recruited a bunch of other classic ''JQ'' fans to assist him in making a pitch to H-B exec Buzz Potemkin, Potamkin, promising that they could get the show done. But [[ExecutiveMeddling Potemkin Potamkin promptly stonewalled them for some reason]], with then studio head Fred Siebert never hearing of Falk's pitch; he and the others were then laid off, with Lance heading to Warner Bros Creator/WarnerBros to work on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. Fast forward a while, and the Lawrence/Takashi team had sunk ''$11 million over 2-and-a-half years'' and there ''weren't any episodes ready to air yet''. Compound that with [[MerchandiseDriven the Galoob toys {based around Questworld} being ready to go]] and Cartoon Network setting airdates, it was clear that the show was sinking fast. Davis Doi (another veteran of ''SWAT Kats'') was recruited to help bring the project back in line and hopefully make something airable out of the chaos. As a result, ''four'' different crews were going to work on the show; Cos Anziolatti and John Eng would handle the task of trying to make sense of the scraps that Lawrence and Takashi had managed to make and turn those into episodes (huge amounts of stuff had to be trashed, re-written and animated ''just to make some kind of sense''). Meanwhile, Doi and [[WesternAnimation/XMen Larry]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticFour Houston]] would be in charge of a new batch of 26 episodes far closer to the 1960s show, with the Questworld gimmick largely phased out, all the voice-actors replaced, and characterization and looks closer to the original. But both batches of episodes were mixed and matched at random when aired, created a disjointed, confusing show. (Both batches were retroactively labeled as "Season 1" and "Season 2" thereafter, though H-B technically saw them as one season.) As a result of the chaos, 13 episodes were cut from the original order and the financial state resulted in the show not getting a third season.


* CreatorBacklash: Lance Falk ''hated'' the Questworld stuff and the Maine compound (hence its' destruction in the final episode). As he described seeing how bad the production was early on (see below): "Being at HB and seeing the disintegration of Quest was akin to watching a beloved childhood friend on crack...and I was powerless to help." He also heard "nightmare/disaster" stories from said early production while working elsewhere. And as part of the salvage attempt later on: "it was truly hellish to see it happen."
* FollowTheLeader: Continuing on from what ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfJonnyQuest'' did to 60s, the first season did to the 80s. While still being an action show, Jonny and friends were made more into a realistic 1990s mold. However, the second season deliberately preferred to follow back some elements from the 1960s version. ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' would of course also follow on both of those leads as the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooDirectToVideoFilmSeries'' began.

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* CreatorBacklash: Lance Falk ''hated'' the Questworld stuff and the Maine compound (hence its' its destruction in the final episode). As he described seeing how bad the production was early on (see below): "Being at HB [[Creator/HannaBarbera HB]] and seeing the disintegration of Quest ''Quest'' was akin to watching a beloved childhood friend on crack...and I was powerless to help." He also heard "nightmare/disaster" stories from said early production while working elsewhere. And as part of the salvage attempt later on: "it was truly hellish to see it happen."
* FollowTheLeader: Continuing on from what ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfJonnyQuest'' did to 60s, [[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest the 60s version]], the first season did to the 80s.80s version. While still being an action show, Jonny and friends were made more into a realistic 1990s mold. However, the second season deliberately preferred to follow back some elements from the 1960s version. ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' would of course also follow on both of those leads as the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooDirectToVideoFilmSeries'' began.



* TheOtherDarrin: 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 Creator/RobertPatrick, 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.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Due to the different seasons of the show originally being intended to be separate series, as well as the overhaul in production, most of the main cast changed between seasons 1 and 2.
** Race Bannon was first Jonny went from being voiced by Creator/RobertPatrick, [[Series/FunHouse J.D.]] [[Series/MastersOfTheMaze Roth]] to Creator/QuintonFlynn, while Hadji went from being voiced by [[WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}} Michael Benyaer]] to Creator/RobPaulsen (who had previously voiced the character in the '80s telefilms). Jessie was voiced by Jesse Douglas in season 1, 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.Creator/JenniferHale afterwards.



** Jessie was voiced by Jesse Douglas in season 1, but then by Creator/JenniferHale afterwards. Jonny went from being voiced by [[Series/FunHouse J.D.]] [[Series/MastersOfTheMaze Roth]] to Creator/QuintonFlynn, while Hadji went from being voiced by [[WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}} Michael Benyaer]] to Creator/RobPaulsen (who had previously voiced the character in the '80s telefilms).

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** Jessie Race Bannon was first voiced by Jesse Douglas in season 1, Creator/RobertPatrick, but then by Creator/JenniferHale afterwards. Jonny went from being voiced by [[Series/FunHouse J.D.]] [[Series/MastersOfTheMaze Roth]] to Creator/QuintonFlynn, while Hadji went from being voiced by [[WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}} Michael Benyaer]] to Creator/RobPaulsen (who had previously voiced the character in the Granville van Dusen (his '80s telefilms).series voice actor) for the first two episodes of the second season. Van Dusen was then replaced by Robert Foxworth.
** The sole exception to these changes was Frank Welker, who provided Bandit's barks and yaps in both versions.


* ProductionPosse: When Davis Doi and Larry Houston took over production for season 2, they brought in several VOs who they'd worked with before-- Rob Paulsen (from ''SWAT Kats'') and Quinton Flynn (from ''Fantastic Four'').

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* ProductionPosse: When Davis Doi and Larry Houston took over production for season 2, they brought in several VOs who they'd worked with before-- Rob Paulsen (from ''SWAT Kats'') ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'') and Quinton Flynn (from ''Fantastic Four'').



* PropRecycling: Some of the vehicles from the Galoob toyline were later recycled in the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' toyline in the early 2000s (Creator/{{Hasbro}} having bought Galoob in 1998).

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* PropRecycling: Some of the vehicles from the Galoob Creator/{{Galoob}} toyline were later recycled in the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' toyline in the early 2000s (Creator/{{Hasbro}} having bought Galoob in 1998).


* ParodyAssistance: In a way-- when recasting for season 2, they used the ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' segment ''Toby Danger'' (a parody of original ''JQ'', complete with Don Messick!) as a vocal reference.

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* ParodyAssistance: In a way-- when recasting for season 2, they used the ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' segment ''Toby Danger'' (a parody (an AffectionateParody of original ''JQ'', complete with Don Messick!) as a vocal reference.


* ActorAllusion: In his first appearance, Jeremiah Surd laments that news coverage about his nerve gas interrupted Franchise/ScoobyDoo. His voice actor, Frank Welker, has voiced Freddie since the very first episode in 1969.

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* ActorAllusion: In his first appearance, Jeremiah Surd laments that news coverage about his nerve gas interrupted Franchise/ScoobyDoo. ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''. His voice actor, Frank Welker, Creator/FrankWelker, has voiced Freddie since the very first episode in 1969.



* WorkingTitle: Despite the MENNY titles given to this show the most notable is this one ''Jonny Quest's Extraordinary Adventures''.

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* WorkingTitle: Despite the MENNY many titles given to this show show, the most notable is this one ''Jonny Quest's Extraordinary Adventures''.

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* WorkingTitle: Despite the MENNY titles given to this show the most notable is this one ''Jonny Quest's Extraordinary Adventures''.

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* PropRecycling: Some of the vehicles from the Galoob toyline were later recycled in the ''Franchise/GIJoe'' toyline in the early 2000s (Creator/{{Hasbro}} having bought Galoob in 1998).


* CreatorBacklash: Lance Falk ''hated'' the Questworld stuff and the Maine compound (hence its' destruction in the final episode).

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* CreatorBacklash: Lance Falk ''hated'' the Questworld stuff and the Maine compound (hence its' destruction in the final episode). As he described seeing how bad the production was early on (see below): "Being at HB and seeing the disintegration of Quest was akin to watching a beloved childhood friend on crack...and I was powerless to help." He also heard "nightmare/disaster" stories from said early production while working elsewhere. And as part of the salvage attempt later on: "it was truly hellish to see it happen."



* OutOfOrder: Due to the chaotic production, both styles of episodes were run in completely random fashion originally, creating a schizophrenic mess that left viewers baffled.



* ParodyAssistance: In a way-- when recasting for season 2, they used the ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' segment ''Toby Danger'' (a parody of original ''JQ'', complete with Don Messick!) as a vocal reference.



* ProductionPosse: When Davis Doi and Larry Houston took over production for season 2, they brought in several VOs who they'd worked with before-- Rob Paulsen (from ''SWAT Kats'') and Quinton Flynn (from ''Fantastic Four'').
* PromotedFanboy: Lance Falk and Davis Doi were major fans of the original ''Jonny Quest'', and when they were hired for season 2, they set about changing pretty much everything to make it closer to the original, including de-emphasizing Questworld and changing the voice actors.



* TroubledProduction: The show's pre-production was.. [[http://questfan.com/Page/Lance_Falk_Dialogue.html turbulent]], to say the least.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: 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.

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* TroubledProduction: The show's pre-production was.. [[http://questfan.was... ''[[http://questfan.com/Page/Lance_Falk_Dialogue.html turbulent]], turbulent]]'', to say the least.
least. The project started way back in the early 90s, and Lance Falk approached the showrunners, Peter Lawrence and Takashi, to work on the show, but left when he realized that [[CreativeDifferences the duo was bent on making their own, "reimagined" version as opposed to a closer-to-the-original project]], and went to work on another H-B show, ''SWAT Kats''. While there, he heard rumors that the Lawrence/Takashi project was in trouble, and recruited a bunch of other classic ''JQ'' fans to assist him in making a pitch to H-B exec Buzz Potemkin, promising that they could get the show done. But [[ExecutiveMeddling Potemkin promptly stonewalled them for some reason]], with then studio head Fred Siebert never hearing of Falk's pitch; he and the others were then laid off, with Lance heading to Warner Bros to work on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. Fast forward a while, and the Lawrence/Takashi team had sunk ''$11 million over 2-and-a-half years'' and there ''weren't any episodes ready to air yet''. Compound that with [[MerchandiseDriven the Galoob toys {based around Questworld} being ready to go]] and Cartoon Network setting airdates, it was clear that the show was sinking fast. Davis Doi (another veteran of ''SWAT Kats'') was recruited to help bring the project back in line and hopefully make something airable out of the chaos. As a result, ''four'' different crews were going to work on the show; Cos Anziolatti and John Eng would handle the task of trying to make sense of the scraps that Lawrence and Takashi had managed to make and turn those into episodes (huge amounts of stuff had to be trashed, re-written and animated ''just to make some kind of sense''). Meanwhile, Doi and [[WesternAnimation/XMen Larry]] [[WesternAnimation/FantasticFour Houston]] would be in charge of a new batch of 26 episodes far closer to the 1960s show, with the Questworld gimmick largely phased out, all the voice-actors replaced, and characterization and looks closer to the original. But both batches of episodes were mixed and matched at random when aired, created a disjointed, confusing show. (Both batches were retroactively labeled as "Season 1" and "Season 2" thereafter, though H-B technically saw them as one season.) As a result of the chaos, 13 episodes were cut from the original order and the financial state resulted in the show not getting a third season.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: 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. Their third season also would've seen a further return to the 1960s version, including the complete removal of Questworld.
* WordOfSaintPaul: Jonny's first voice actor, J.D. Roth, [[http://questfan.com/Page/J.D._Roth_Dialogue.html definitely supported]] the Jonny/Jessie relationship.


* FollowTheLeader: Continuing on from what TheNewAdventuresOfJonnyQuest 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. ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' would of course also follow on both of those leads as the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooDirectToVideoFilmSeries'' began.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: 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.

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* CreatorBacklash: Lance Falk ''hated'' the Questworld stuff and the Maine compound (hence its' destruction in the final episode).
* FollowTheLeader: Continuing on from what TheNewAdventuresOfJonnyQuest ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfJonnyQuest'' did to 60s, the first season did to the 80s. While still being an action show show, Jonny and friends were made more into a realism realistic 1990s mold. However However, the second season deliberately preferred to follow back some elements from the 1960s version. ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' would of course also follow on both of those leads as the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooDirectToVideoFilmSeries'' began.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: 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 second season followed in November of 2015.



** Jessie was voiced by Jesse Douglas in season 1, but then by Creator/JenniferHale afterwards. Jonny went from being voiced by J.D. Roth to Creator/QuintonFlynn, while Hadji went from being voiced by Michael Benyaer to Creator/RobPaulsen (who had previously voiced the character in the '80s telefilms).

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** Jessie was voiced by Jesse Douglas in season 1, but then by Creator/JenniferHale afterwards. Jonny went from being voiced by [[Series/FunHouse J.D. Roth ]] [[Series/MastersOfTheMaze Roth]] to Creator/QuintonFlynn, while Hadji went from being voiced by [[WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}} Michael Benyaer Benyaer]] to Creator/RobPaulsen (who had previously voiced the character in the '80s telefilms).


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* TroubledProduction: The show's pre-production was.. [[http://questfan.com/Page/Lance_Falk_Dialogue.html turbulent]], to say the least.


* FollowTheLeader: Continuing on from what TheNewAdventuresOfJonnyQuest 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. ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' would of course also follow on both of those leads as the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooDirectToVideoMovieSeries'' began.

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* FollowTheLeader: Continuing on from what TheNewAdventuresOfJonnyQuest 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. ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' would of course also follow on both of those leads as the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooDirectToVideoMovieSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooDirectToVideoFilmSeries'' began.

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* FollowTheLeader: Continuing on from what TheNewAdventuresOfJonnyQuest 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. ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' would of course also follow on both of those leads as the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooDirectToVideoMovieSeries'' began.

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