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"Reflections in a Ghoulish Eye"

  • During the scene where Flim-Flam and Scrappy pretend to be detectives arresting the gang, Scrappy introduces himself as "Elliot Messy," a nod to Elliot Ness, though the character was a Treasury agent, not a detective.
    • Before leaving the room, Flim-Flam does a disclaimer:
  • When Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby are sucked into the demon mirror, they are shown in a room with several staircases going in multiple directions including upside down, it alludes to M. C. Escher’s well-known piece of art titled "Relativity."

"The Ghouliest Show on Earth"

  • Episode title is based on The Greatest Show on Earth. The episode title also alludes to the well-known phrase "The Greatest Show on Earth", which was the slogan of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus that started in 1870.
  • Professor Phantasm bears more than a few similarities to sinister master G. W. Dark of the Cooger and Dark Circus.

"Scoobra Kadoobra"

"A Spooky Little Ghoul Like You"

  • The episode title is a reference to the song "Spooky Little Girl Like You" by Classics IV.

"To All the Ghouls I Loved Before"

  • Scooby singing "Hawaii lies over the ocean, Hawaii lies over the sea," is a takeoff of traditional Scottish folk song "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean."
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  • Daphne refers to pilot Charles Lindbergh, famous for making the first non-stop trip across the Atlantic Ocean, by saying, "Look again, Lindbergh, that’s not sand, it’s snow!"
  • Scooby and Ghoulio sing "To all the Ghouls I’ve Loved Before," which is a parody of "To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before" by Julio Inglesias and Willie Nelson.
  • Replace "B" with "P" and "bad luck" with "pool" in Flim-Flam’s "'Trouble with a capital 'T' and that rhymes with 'B' and that stands for 'bad luck'" line and you have a quote from The Music Man.
  • The mock game-show "Let’s Make ’Em Squeal" parodies Let's Make a Deal with Weerd assuming the name "Haunty Maul", spoofing Monty Hall, the host of the aforementioned game show.

"Horror-Scope Scoob"

"It’s a Wonderful Scoob"

"Scooby in Kwackyland"

  • "Kwackyland" is based on the whimsical world of living objects, Wackyland, consisting largely of surreal, Dali-like imagery and free-floating objects that obeyed no laws of standard physics in Porky Pig episodes "Porky in Wacky Land" and "Dough for the Do-Do", as well as being a major part in Tiny Toon Adventures, where Gogo Dodo is from there.
    • "Kwackyland" could also be a parody of Disneyland.
  • Platypus Duck’s theme tune is a close match to The Great Grape Ape Show’s opening song.

"When You Witch upon a Star"

  • The episode's title is based on "When You Wish upon a Star" from Pinocchio.
  • The vocals of the Brewster Sisters sound like The Three Stooges.
  • At one point, Scooby and Shaggy pose as salesmen for the "Encyclopedia Scoobatanica," a parody of Encyclopædia Britannica.
  • A voiceover saying "We now return to..." is a spoof to Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo.
  • The opening logo of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! appears on a television screen.

"That’s Monstertainment"

  • After the gang, plus Vincent Van Ghoul, are sucked into fictional movie ‘The Son of the Bride of the Ghost of Frankenstein,’ the movie cuts to a logo of Scooby imitating the MGM lion logo and the words "Ranna Rarrera Extravaganza."
  • Other than Vincent Van Ghoul and Flim-Flam, in "That’s Monstertainment" Shaggy, Scooby, Daphne and Scrappy are given recurring roles in the Frankenstein movie mythos: Scooby Doo as mad scientist Dr. Frankenstein, or in this case, Dr. Frankenscoob; Scrappy is "Egad", which is a parody of "Igor"; the misshapen servant and lab assistant to Dr. Frankenstein; Daphne is both Dr. Frankenstein’s fiancée, Elizabeth, with her dialogue’s indication and the Bride of Frankenstein with her hair and appearance; and Shaggy’s role of Constable Von Shaggobon is a reference to the recurring role of the concerned lawman who goes to investigate what the doctor is up to when the townspeople start to get worried about his unnatural work.
  • An approximation of the Popeye theme is played when Scooby consumes the Scooby Snacks.
  • Episode title is based on pun "now that’s entertainment!"

"Ship of Ghouls"

  • The Queen Myrtle's cinema theatre reads, "Now playing: The Titanic", presumably also a Does This Remind You of Anything? to the fact that Titanic and Queen Myrtle are both ill-fated cruise-ships.


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