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Certain shout outs for The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo belong here
Certain shout outs for A Pup Named Scooby-Doo belong here.
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Certain shout outs for Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated belong here.
Certain shout outs for the direct-to-videos belong here.


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For Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!:

"A Clue for Scooby-Doo"

"Foul Play in Funland"

  • The mouse standing near the funhouse mirror that scares Scooby Doo seems to resemble Pixie the Mouse.
  • The eerie robot music that plays whenever Charlie the Robot walks around or does something is borrowed from The Jetsons.
  • Earlier, Shaggy speaks to Scooby that they find him faster than a speeding bullet, to which the second confirms to this.
    • Similarly, the circus-style music heard twice in the episode was taken from Squiddly Diddly.

"The Backstage Rage"

  • After Daphne points out Scooby having a dog puppet:
    Velma: So this is the canine Mata Hari.

"Bedlam in the Big Top"

  • The fast-paced circus music heard during Scooby's crazy circus stunt is taken from Wacky Races.

"Nowhere to Hyde"

"Jeepers, it's the Creeper"

  • Episode title is based on popular 1938 jazz song "Jeepers Creepers".

"Never Ape an Ape Man"

  • After Shaggy gets caught in the trap set for the villain, the others think they got the titular Ape Man:
    Shaggy: (sarcastically) Yeah, you got him. King Kong in the flesh!
  • There's a phony-mirror gag between Scooby and the Ape-Man disguised as him.

"That's Snow Ghost"

  • Mr. Greenway and Mr. Leech are modeled after Kasper Gutman and Joel Cairo.
    • Mr. Leech's speech and appearance from "That's Snow Ghost" suggest Peter Lorre, who starred in the aforementioned film as Joel Cairo and where Sydney Greenstreet (Kasper Gutman) made his film debut.

"A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts"

"Scooby-Doo and a Mummy Too!"

"Spooky Space Kook"

  • The scene where Scooby and Shaggy lock themselves in a hut, Scooby throws the key out the window only for the ghost coming in through the other door, resulting in Shaggy and Scooby leaping out the window to retrieve the key and hop back in in order to unlock the door can be traced back to a scene from an episode of Bugs Bunny called "Buccaneer Bunny''.note 

"Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Werewolf?"

"A Tiki Scare is No Fair"

For The New Scooby-Doo Movies:

"The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair"
  • Episode title is a play on the phrase "dynamic duo," which was how both Batman and Robin were popularly known at the time.
  • The zooming Batman logo that changes scenes are taken from Batman's solo-based segments from Superfriends with said Batman logo spinning in a blink of an eye.

"Wednesday is Missing"

  • Scooby's comment "I ate the whole thing" after downing what he thinks is Grandma Addams' soup comes from the "I can't believe I ate the whole thing" TV advertising tagline at the time.

"The Frickert Fracas"

"Guess Who's Knott Coming to Dinner?"

"Ghastly Ghost Town"

"Sandy Duncan's Jekyll & Hyde"

"The Spooky Fog of Juneberry"

"The Ghost of the Red Baron"

  • As this episode deals with a ghost in a World War I Fokker D-7 biplane, the background music from Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines is used extensively.
  • Shaggy says he thought the Red Baron was a beagle, to which Daphne replies, "That's Snoopy, you dummy!" A clear reference to Snoopy's alter-ego as the World War I Flying Ace.

"The Phantom of the Country Music Hall"

  • The hotel clerk holds a note for the gang and asks whether they're Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby by name. Shaggy replies, "Like, we're sure not The Beatles!"

"The Haunted Horseman of Hagglethorn Hall"

  • When Davy Jones, Velma and Daphne encounter a giant frog, Velma asks Davy to sing. Davy says, "I've never played for a frog before, just monkeys." Jones was a member of The Monkees.

"The Caped Crusader Caper"

"The Spirited Spooked Sports Show"

  • A portion of the plot has Tim Conway as a track-and-field coach in search of a superior, much like his role in The World's Greatest Athlete.

"The Exterminator"

  • Exterminator Don Adams has the speech pattern of his most famous character, Agent Maxwell Smart.
  • Character Lorne Chumley is a likely reference to silent film actor Lon Chaney and his son.
    • Lorne Chumley could also be a reference to Chumley, the walrus sidekick to Tennessee Tuxedo, who was voiced by Don Adams.

"The Haunted Showboat"

For The Scooby-Doo Show:

"Watt a Shocking Ghost"
  • Scooby channels Columbo when interrogating the parrot. Right down the Catch Phrase: "Just one more question..."

For Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo:

"The Scarab Lives!"
  • When a stack of comic books falls on Scooby, one of them has Yogi Bear on its front cover.

"Strange Encounters of a Scooby Kind"

"Scary Sky Skeleton"

  • Stunt pilot and manager of "Sky Circus Airport" is named Amelia Parmer.
  • Also, Eddie Drake comes from Edwin Drake, the first person to drill for oil in the United States.

"Twenty Thousand Screams Under the Sea"

"I Left My Neck in San Francisco"

  • Episode title refers to Tony Bennett's signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco".

"When You Wish Upon a Star Creature"

"The Ghoul, the Bat and the Ugly"

"The Ransom of Scooby Chief"

  • Episode title is based on The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry.

For ''The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour'':

Scooby's Desert Dilemma
  • At one point, when Shaggy and Scooby lose track of Scrappy, Shaggy wonders aloud, "Scrappy-Doo, Where Are You?"

Maltese Mackerel

"Super Teen Shaggy"

  • Motorcycle gang leader Rocko is based on Eric Von Zipper from the Beach Party films.
  • "Super Teen" is probably a shout out to Super Man, right down to the costume.

"The American Puppy in Paris"

"Low-Down Showdown"

"Scooby-Doo and Genie-Poo"

  • The love interest between Scooby and Genie-Poo is similar to the relationship between Major Nelson and Jeannie. The genie lamp is also similar.

"Close Encounter of the Worst Kind"

"The Incredible Cat Lady Caper"

"One Million Years Before Lunch"

For The New Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show:

"Where's Scooby-Doo?"

"The Fall Dog"

"The Mark of Scooby"

  • The El Sabueso character is a parody of Zorro.


"Wizards and Warlocks"

''Hound of the Scoobyvilles"

"Scooby's Gold Medal Gambit"

  • The phony-mirror gag is performed between Scooby and the Chameleon impersonating him.


"No Thanks, Masked Manx"

  • The character Milo Damp is based on fictional detective Philo Vance.

"Scooby the Barbarian"

For The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries:

"Happy Birthday, Scooby-Doo"

"Scooby's Peep-Hole Pandemonium"

"Scoo-Be or Not Scoo-Be"

"The Stoney Glare Stare"

"Mission: Un-Doo-Able"

  • Both episode title and line "this hydrant will self-destruct" are based on Mission: Impossible.

"The Bee Team"

"Sherlock Doo"

"A Scary Duel With a Cartoon Ghoul"

"The Nutcracker Scoob"

For Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!:

"Party Arty"

  • Shaggy says "Bill, A.R.T.'s gone to the dark side! What do we do?!"

"Smart House"

  • Episode title shares the title with a Disney Channel film.
  • When Phibes addresses General McCardle on the video screen, he places the little finger of his good hand to the corner of his mouth à la Dr. Evil.

"Mystery of the Missing Mystery Solvers"

"Operation Dog and Hippie Boy"

"Inside Job"

"Super Scary Movie Night"

  • Bacon the talking pig is a parody of talking pig characters Babe, Gordy and Wilbur.

"Scooby Dudes"

  • Phibes' super-bulls bear a striking resemblance to the bull from Bully for Bugs.
  • Remove the ‘s' from the episode's name and it's the same episode name as A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.

For Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?:

"A Mystery Solving Gang Divided"
  • Fred makes a suggestion that they "head 'em off at the pass", to which Daphne replies, "I hate that cliché!"

    TV Specials And Tele-Films 

For Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood:

For Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School:

For Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers:

For Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf:

For Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights:

  • Hell is called "the Other Place."
  • One of the stories Shaggy tells is a gender-flip of Aladdin. In fact, the main female lead is named Aliyah-Din. It also borrows a bit from Sleeping Beauty (largely how the Arranged Marriage bit turns out.)
  • The Evil Captain in the "Sinbad the Sailor" story falls ala Wile E. Coyote a couple of times, complete with identical camera angle, puff of dust and impact sound effect.

For The Scooby-Doo Project:

For Night of the Living Doo:

For Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games:

    Live Action/CGI films 

For Scooby-Doo:

For Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed:

For Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins:

  • As stated on the side of the school buses, Coolsville High is in school district #1969, the year Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! premiered.
  • Last name of Coolsville Academy's founder, Prudence Prufrock, is derived from T. S. Eliot's poem, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.
  • The opening song for What's New, Scooby-Doo? is played during the end credits, though the song was recorded by Anarbor, instead of the one recorded by Simple Plan from the TV show.
    • Also during the credits, several scenes from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! opening credits such as Freddy falling backward into a bookcase, a hand trying to grab Daphne as she walks by and Captain Cutler's ghost appearing, though in live action.
    • There's also the silhouette of the gang running against three strips of colored background much like the opening of What's New, Scooby-Doo?.
  • The janitor is seen making an audition tape for a So You Think You Can Dance parody show.
  • On the van's dashboard is a Huckleberry Hound bobble-head.
  • A 3-D version of House of Wax (1953) is playing at the movie theater.

For Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster:


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