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 A Pup Named Scooby-Doo belong here.
Certain shout outs for Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated belong here.
Certain shout outs for the direct-to-video films belong here.
Certain shout outs for the rest of the Scooby-Doo franchise belong here.
- At one point, J.J. Hakimoto says, "Just when you thought it was safe to go back."
- Australian adventurer and explorer Melbourne O'Reilly is an expy of Steve Irwin, even saying "Crikey!"
- The sound effect used for the dinosaur was used for a certain T. rex.
- The pterosaurs in the 3D movie are Palette Swaps of Turu.
"There's No Creature Like Snow Creature"
- Episode title is based on an old Broadway song, "There's No Business Like Show Business."
- A wheelchair-bound Fred watches Daphne from his hotel room through binoculars as she is attacked by the titular snow creature.
- Shaggy makes a couple of references to Frosty the Snowman, at one point quipping that there's no way the snow monster is a jolly happy soul and at another point getting the creature's attention by yelling "I've got your corn cob pipe and button nose right here!"
- When instructing Daphne and Velma on how to work the trap to capture the snow monster, Fred refers to the snow monster as Snow Miser.
"It's Mean, It's Green, It's the Mystery Machine"
- The Mystery Machine driving by itself and attacking people.
- The Mystery Machine going "Chi chi chi chi kill kill kill" parodies the sound effect from Friday the 13th but later in the episode, is was the piano.
- Fred said he wanted to paint the Mystery Machine red, referencing to its color from The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo.
- The Dinwitties could be based on The Partridge Family, that Hanna-Barbera happened to have made some cartoons of, and Susan Dinwittie looks just like an Expy of Shirley Partridge.
"Riva Ras Regas"
- Stage magician Mr. Wacky Pants bears a striking similarity to Rip Taylor, who also voices him.
"Safari, So Goodi!"
- Dr. Joan Goodfew from is based on renowned conservationist Jane Goodall.
- The "Katie" of Captain Robbie Kumbazi's boat "Capetown Katie" may be from Katharine Hepburn who played a leading role in The African Queen, a classic movie about an African boat.
"A Scooby-Doo! Christmas"
- In the end, William Fagen Higginson is said to be the richest man in town, as in friends.
- The headless snowman shouts, "Oh I'm melting! Oh what a world!" when he melts.
- The monster is known as "The Headless Snowman of Winter Hollow".
"She Sees Sea Monsters by the Sea Shore"
- At the episode's ending, the group meet a Mr. Keenan with his family. He's a caricature of Christopher Keenan, the creative and production supervisor of this series and several of the direct-to-video Scooby-Doo films.
"Space Ape at the Cape"
- Velma had an experiment of hers going on the space shuttle before.
- Yabba-Doo and Deputy Dusty from The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour can be seen twice in this episode.
"Toy Scary Boo"
- When (almost) nobody is around, toys come to life.
- The episode title is an obvious play on Toy Story 2.
- Security guard Walter Claphammer's voice and face bear an uncanny resemblance to Don Knotts.
- Walter even sounds like Agent Pleakley.
- Episode title is a play on the 1984 film The Natural.
- There's a cute blonde named Googy working the snack bar.
- Major League baseball star Mike Piazza makes a cameo in the final scene.
"Lights! Camera! Mayhem!"
- The plot for fictional movie The Modem has it being taken place in a fax machine.
- The title is Richard P. Fungus' battle cry.
- The episode title was previously used for A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.
- Wrestling move "Malachi Crunch" comes from the Malachi Brothers in demolition derby where they'd get an opponent between their cars and ram into it.
- Masked wrestler Sparrow Man is a parody of Birdman and Hawkman with his bird mask.
- There is a character named Bosepheus, as in Hank Williams Jr.'s nickname.
"Ready to Scare"
- Sonny Les Matines resembles the hunchback of Notre Dame, Quasimodo.
- Sonny's name is also a pun on a line from the song "Frère Jacques".
"Pompeii and Circumstances"
- Episode title is a play on Sir Edward Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance".
- Scooby and Shaggy have an accidental kiss while eating a plate of spaghetti.
"Big Appetite in Little Tokyo"
- We have a monstrous green reptile-like 30-foot Shaggy attacking Tokyo.
- The 30-foot Shaggy is a human-faced dinosaur creature, similar to Dinosaur Neil from The Tick.
- Episode title is based off Big Trouble in Little China.
- A production company is named Takamoto Studios, after Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! character designer Iwao Takamoto.
"The Fast and the Wormious"
- Episode title is a reference to The Fast and the Furious.
- The worms that attack the racers could be a reference to Dune, Beetlejuice or Tremors.
"The Vampire Strikes Back"
- Owen DeCassle is based on Vincent Price/Vincent Van Ghoul. He also incorporates some mannerisms of Professor Ratigan from the The Great Mouse Detective.
- The Hex girls are dressed as vampire brides filming a video clip at a Transylvanian castle.
- The episode title is based on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
- Not only does J.J. Hakimoto again say tagline, "Just when you thought it was safe to go back," but he also says, "In space, no one can hear you scream."
"A Scooby-Doo Halloween"
- Curtis dresses up as Hong Kong Phooey at the costume party, getting pretty ticked off when the gang fails to recognize him.
- Three people dressed as the cowardly lion, the Scarecrow and Dorothy approach Shaggy disguised as one of the pumkinhead robots.
- Animated versions of Kiss appear during the party.
- When two pumpkinheads approach Shaggy who's at the snack bar, a spotlight with silhouette of Scooby's head gets their attention.
- The scene then pans to Scooby, wearing a long sleeved shirt and red cape, coming to Shaggy's rescue.
- In one scene, Scooby leads two pumpkinhead robots to Shaggy dressed as a werewolf and takes a picture.
"High-Tech House of Horrors"
- At one point, the house's screen goes static and a laughing Jolly Roger appears.
- When the gang finds Billy, he's held down on a table with a laser beam making its way toward his crotch.
- The robot's name, "Jeeves", comes from the highly competent valet in several novels and short stories by P. G. Wodehouse.
- According to Fred, Horatio Hidalgo has his own show called 'Scare Factor.
- Shaggy and Scooby get sent into a garbage chute, are trapped in a trash compactor, and after Shaggy remarks about it getting worse, the walls then start closing in on them. A monster lurking in the garbage is the only thing missing here.
- The mother dog, Chrissie, resembles Amber the dog, though with a collar instead of a red bandana.
- When the gang arrives at the dog show, a female dog in the foreground strongly resembles Scooby-Dee, Scooby-Doo's cousin.
- Does the episode's plot of a woman kidnapping puppies with the help of two hired thugs sound familiar?
- The episode title sounds familiar.
"The San Franpsycho"
- Alcatraz prisoner Clint Morris is a reference to the film Escape from Alcatraz, in which Clint Eastwood played prisoner Frank Morris.
- The out-of-control streetcar scene references the 1996 action film The Rock, and then smashing a pane of glass and going off a pier and into the bay is from the car chase scene in What's Up, Doc?. Both films were set in San Francisco.
"Recipe for Disaster"
- There are homages to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The gang wins a tour of the factory as a result of winning a contest, Earnest Baily wears a top hat like Willy Wonka, Scooby and Shaggy want to drink from a flowing river of food and are sucked up a pipe like Augustus Gloop, Both Shaggy and Scooby are nearly pulled into a fan like Charlie Bucket, Shaggy and Scooby are nearly fed to an incinerator like Veruca Salt, Shaggy and Scooby become so full that become round and have to be rolled like Violet Beauregarde, a giant-size product package catches the monster like the one in the room that tempts Mike Teavee, and a glass elevator goes up into the air like in its sequel.
- References to other animation franchises that are all now produced by Warner Bros. Animation:
- A factory for "Looney Tunas", with a "shield" logo like Warner Bros.'.
- The monster resembles Clayface.
- And the monster falls into a packaging machine and comes out in an appropriate-sized box, similar to what once happened to Tom and Jerry in their (MGM produced) short, "Cannery Rodent", and to Bugs Bunny's opponents Rocky and Muggsy in "The Unmentionables".
"New Mexico, Old Monster"
- Looney Tunes characters Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner appear at the beginning, two minutes into the episode.
- One of the rare birds on Avery Orenthal's checklist is Tweety Bird.
- A pictograph chief look like Fred Flintstone.
"It's All Greek to Scooby"
- In order to scare the centaur, Shaggy, Scooby, Fred, Daphne and Velma dress up as a Cyclops, Cerberus, a minotaur, Medusa and the Hydra, respectively.
- The titled episode is based on the quote "but, for my own part, it was Greek to me" from a play by William Shakespeare.
"Go West, Young Scoob"
- The title makes fun of the quote, "Go West, young man."
- Episode took clear insperation from Westworld.
- Sherriff John Lawman acts and speaks like John Wayne.
"A Scooby-Doo Valentine"
- Daphne makes a reference to her live action theatrical counterpart:"An extra? Huff! Was Sarah Michelle Gellar too busy!?"
- Cartoon versions of Grey DeLislenote , Frank Welkernote , Mindy Cohnnote and Casey Kasemnote appear.
"Simple Plan and the Invisible Madman"
- The invisible madmen are like The Invisible Man.
- Gibby Norton, who also appears in "The Fast and the Wormious" and "Go West, Young Scoob" sounds like (and is voiced by the same actor as) Mandark, not to mention both are madly in love with someone who doesn't return the feelings.
"Uncle Scooby and Antartica"
- Dr. Arimand Zola shares a similar name to Marvel comic book super villain Arnim Zola.
- "Uncle Scooby" is what Scrappy-Doo calls him.
- A guy whines, "That thing! That thing!" referring to a monster lurking in the Arctic.
"Gentlemen, Start Your Monsters"
- The names of the two kids are Jimmy and Cindy.
"Farmed and Dangerous"
- The name Neville Poppenbacher parodies iconic character Orville Redenbacher of a popcorn brand.
- Farmer Bee is a caricature of Joseph Barbera.
"Diamonds are a Ghoul's Best Friend"
- Episode title is a pun on "diamonds are a girl's best friend."
- NHL All-Star Brett Hull makes a guest appearance.
"A Terrifying Round with a Menacing Clown"
- A flashback shows the gang as preteens.
- Cougar Forest is an obvious reference to celebrity golf champion Tiger Woods.
- Fred makes a reference to Jaws 2.
- Episode title is based on E3.
- "The Osomons" is a play on real world game Pokémon, though the designs seem to be expies of Furby mixed with the Tasmanian Devil.
- "The Gooey-ohs" is a play on real world game Yu-Gi-Oh!.
- While doing a video shooting game, Daphne does the signature action poses of Neo and Trinity in The Matrix.
"Block Long Hong Kong Terror"
"Big Scare in the Big Easy"
- The episode song quotes the entire chorus of "Magic Dance," only changing the word "babe" to "man" each time.