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  • Blooper: In "Poodle Justice", the animators forgot to put a beard on Daphne in a few scenes where she's standing in the background.
  • Cash Cow Franchise: Being another new series within the continuously popular animated mystery series.
  • The Cast Showoff: Much like the DVD movie Scooby-Doo! Legend Of The Vampire, in the episode "Screama Donna", the gang becomes a rock band in an effort to crack the mystery. In the movie they were "The Meddling Kids"; here they're "Mystery Machine." And like before, Velma sings (as much as she doesn't want to but she puts on a show when she does—unraveling how the mystery was solved while doing so; really, it was done to show off Kate Micucci's singing voice).
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  • Channel Hop: Same with Wabbit, The Tom and Jerry Show, Bunnicula, the show was Screwed by the Network with the remaining episodes of season 1 airing on Boomerang instead of Cartoon Network with the second season airing on Boomerang's VOD service.
  • Creator Backlash:
    • While Frank Welker speaks fondly of the series' writing, he said he didn't care much for the character designs in the series, feeling it was too similar to Family Guy and SpongeBob SquarePants rather than Scooby-Doo.
    • Though Jon Colton Barry likes how he did Velma, he does wish that she got to do more in the series.
  • Creator Cameo: Head writer Jon Colton Barry voices Techy the Robot in "Me, Myself, and A. I.".
  • Crossdressing Voices:
    • Hermit Hank is not only voiced by a woman, but the same woman that voices Daphne (Grey DeLisle Griffin).
    • It seems a bit weird why Frank Welker couldn't do it since he uses his old man voice for some minor characters.
      • Frank does eventually fit this trope when he voices an old woman named Maude in "Night Of The Upsetting Shorts".
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Family Doo, playing on the art style looking similar to Family Guy and have some subversive humor moments.
    • The wiki for Scooby Doo uses "Daphneism" for Daphne's episodic quirks.
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  • In Memoriam: In "All Paws On Deck", Scott's ship is titled the S. S. Casey, named after the late Casey Kasem (Shaggy’s original voice actor), who passed away in June 2014.
  • Invisible Advertising: Inverted. For some odd reason, Boomerang continued to frequently air commercials for the show after it was cancelled in early 2018 and removed from the network's schedule in early 2019, though it eventually returned.
    • Conversely, Cartoon Network didn't promote the show very much when it aired, especially with the brief move to Saturday mornings.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: In "Screama Donna", Velma is terrified at the thought of singing in front of an audience when her voice actress does this for a living.
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  • Playing Gertrude:
    • Dee Bradley Baker voices Fred's father Donald Jones aka Professor Huh even though he's 16 years younger than Frank Welker .
    • "Night Of The Upsetting Shorts" has Daphne's voice actress, Grey DeLisle Griffin, also voicing Shaggy's grandmother even though she's 3 years younger than Matthew Lillard.
  • Production Posse: A three way example:
    • A good chunk of the supporting cast worked with Jon Colton Barry and Zac Moncrief on Phineas and Ferb , with the latter also bringing in people from Family Guy
    • Colette Sunderman, the voice director for the series and many Scooby Doo projects, is also the voice director for Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers, Assemble! , with many of the principal actors also working on this series.
    • Many people who worked with Frank Welker on Transformers: Prime also work with him on this series
  • Reality Subtext: The episode "Silver Scream" features the Gang going to a studio, where a director, Lori Logan, frequently struggles with her boss Ray Fletcher, who keeps mandating sloppy, out-of-touch changes to the movie she's trying to complete. Given that Be Cool, Scooby-Doo apparently had its fair share of behind-the-scenes problems that stemmed from frequent Executive Meddling, it's not hard to see the episode as the crew condemning their bosses for making their experience working on the series miserable.
  • Recycled Script: "Where There's a Will, There's a Wraith" is essentially a more comedic version of "A Night of Fright is No Delight", with the twist at the end being not the worthless Confederate money, but the value of the actual mansion itself.
  • Screwed by the Network: After a delay on the show's premiere, it barely lasted a year on Cartoon Network before being cast on Boomerang (which was where it was supposed to premiere anyways) alongside other Warner Bros animated series, Wabbit and Bunnicula.
    • It still aired new episodes on Boomerang... in the middle of the night on a Friday. And not everyone has Boomerang. Not to mention that these new episodes had already aired months ago in other countries before the US.
    • The final season got it even worse. After Boomerang quietly burned off the final six episodes of Season 1 in June 2017 at 1:00 in the morning, they would eventually begin releasing episodes of the second season in late December on their streaming service (with a few holiday specials being released beforehand). They would eventually air the last episodes of the second season on TV instead of their streaming service. However, there were no on-air advertisements, and Boomerang would premiere these episodes at random times during the wee-hours of the morning when the target audience would be sound asleep.
  • Short Run in Peru: The last few episodes of season 1, as well as all of season 2, aired in other countries before the US, ranging anywhere from a few months to over 1 year in advance. (This also applies to the DVD releases, with a two-year interval between the two halves of Season 1 getting North American DVD issue, while others countries got Season 1, Part 2 a long time ago.)
  • Troubled Production: According to this account by one of the main writers on the show, production for the show was an utter nightmare full of Schedule Slip, frequent staff change-ups, and executives at Warner Bros. playing favorites with the crew members and generally meddling with the show to hell and back.
    • The original designs chosen by the executives were apparently butt-ugly, and the crew had to fight tooth-and-nail to get designs that were more appealing.
    • The executives seemingly didn't know what kind of show they wanted to see: a subversive self-parody of the Scooby-Doo franchise with the character's personalities exaggerated or something more traditional for the series. The executives forced the first several episodes to be rewritten from scratch over perceived issues they had with the characters, delaying the show's premiere date and wasting several thousand dollars in the process. The execs then blamed their losses on the writers.
    • The execs arbitrarily replaced the show creator and the main writer with an inexperienced writer in the middle of the second season and gave the former no credit for what they actually did during the said season. The show creator eventually gave up and left the show due to how nasty things were getting behind the scenes and how the execs were treating him.
    • There also seems to be a general sentiment now that so many of WB's legacy shows have gotten erratic scheduling and Screwed by the Network in recent years that for the time being they are being made this way because they can't trust CN to give them a fair shake from the get-go. The same writer even made mention he was practically brought on board with the idea they could make Scooby their way and then basically had the same rug swept out from under them so they could test-out/meddle with other ideas/people. Mind you of course when there's no CN, this same studio treats this same character much, much differently.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The writers were aware of demands for the Hex Girls to return and wanted to make it happen in Season 1, but Warner Bros. didn't like any of their proposed episode ideas and the show was cancelled before they could come up with a good episode. Likewise, one of the season 2 episodes would have had Scrappy, specifically the Halloween episode , but he was cut due to making the episode overstuffed.
    • The running joke in "All Paws On Deck" , which involves sea creatures being angry at Daphne, originally gave them a different reason. Daphne would've accidentally caught a fish during a sea show they were doing. It would've ended with her giving back that same fish.


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