NOTE: Shout-Out examples under here are for specific entries in the Scooby Doo franchise that don't have their own page.
Certain shout outs for The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo belong here
Certain shout outs for What's New, Scooby-Doo? belong here.
Certain shout outs for Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated belong here.
Certain shout outs for the direct-to-videos belong here.
Certain shout outs for the rest of the Scooby-Doo franchise belong here.
"A Bicycle Built for Boo"
- Fred says "Elementary" to Daphne much like Sherlock Holmes.
- The gang calling themselves "The Scooby-Doo Detective Agency" is how Daphne, Shaggy, Scooby and Scrappy identified themselves in The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries.
- The villain's face-within-a-face trick is like the aliens.
- The female medium whom the gang suspects, but who turns out to be a real detective when she arrests the actual culprit, is named after famous New Age aficionado Shirley MacLaine. It's also worth noting that two years later, the character's name was recycled for a psychic valley girllike white-feathered mallard whose friends refer to her as "Shirley the Loon."
- The gang's dance moves mimic the infamous dancing cycles performed by the Peanuts gang in A Charlie Brown Christmas, particularly Velma's dancing animation.
- The episode title comes from famous line "a bicycle built for two" from the song "Daisy Belle" by Harry Dacre.
- Scooby's line "We fall down, go boom!" refers to the saying Tweety Bird uses in early Warner Bros. cartoons.
"Wanted Cheddar Alive"
- The cartoon to which Shaggy turns for a split second before a breaking news report interruption is Huckleberry Hound episode "Spud Dud", though the characters are colored differently.
- The president of the Scooby Snack Factory, Constance McSnack, sounds like Granny, though it helps that both are voiced by the same person.
"The Schnook Who Took My Comic Book"
- The chase sequence takes place in a movie theater showing a giant gorilla battling a dinosaur.
"For Letter or for Worse"
- Shaggy and Scooby's competition is the Brainy Bunch, an obvious play on The Brady Bunch.
- Episode title is a pun on "for better or worse."
- The episode title is also a parody of For Better or for Worse.
- The game is a spoof of The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime, but instead of pressing letters on a keyboard, players fish for letters from a pool of water.
- Gangster ghost Al Cabone is an obvious take on Al Capone.
- Game host Davey the Letterman is another obvious spoof, on David Letterman.
"Babysitter from Beyond"
- The babysitter has the hairstyle of the bride of Frankenstein's monster.
- After spending nearly half the episode banging on the basement door the kids barricaded, masked villain Boogedy Bones finally decides to go out the basement window, goes into the house through the front door, removes the random objects barricading the door and then goes back into the basement just so he can finally go through the basement door during the musical chase scene can be traced back to a scene from an episode of Bugs Bunny called "Buccaneer Bunny''." note
"Now Museum, Now You Don't"
- One of the items on display at the museum is an airplane called "Mahogany Pigeon" belonging to Harvard Huge, respective allusions to the "Spruce Goose" and its inventor, Howard Hughes.
"Ghost Who's Coming to Dinner"
- Episode title is based on Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
- Bartholomew Byfard Boo, or Mr. Boo, sounds like Droopy Dog.
- After Scooby sneezes and causes Mr. Boo to lose his sheet, Mr. Boo gets another from the closet, like the Ghost Monsters.
"The Story Stick"
- Episode title is a parody of RoboCop.
"Lights... Camera... Monster!"
- Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo Bear appear at the end on a TV screen.
- Freddie directed a movie called I Was a Teenage Mall Monster.'
"The Return of Commander Cool"
- The alien looks like the Grim Creeper.
"The Spirit of Rock'n Roll"
- Purvis Parker is based on a younger and slimmer Elvis Presley, and Lenny Lipner is based on those Elvis impersonators.
- One of the dolphins Aunt Thelma owns is named Skipper.
- A young Fred Flintstone appears on one of the TV sets when the kids are investigating a suspect's basement.
- The titular monster is based on the Frankenstein Monster.
"Night of the Living Burger"
- Episode title is based on Night of the Living Dead (1968).
"Dog Gone Scooby"
- Character Paula P. Cassa's name from is a parody of famous artist Pablo Picasso.
- Paula even sounds like Ursula the sea witch.
"Mayhem of the Moving Mollusk"
- "The Daily Blab" is based on The Daily Babbler.
- The Critter Getters are based on the Ghostbusters.
- There are a lot of references to The Real Ghostbusters.