Elementary, My Dear Shaggy!

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Elementary, My Dear Shaggy!
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The glow of the Screaming Skulls wash over Mystery Inc., Sherlock, and the beefeater.
Premiere date: July 18, 2019
Run time: 21:32
Music composed by: Steven Morrell
Writers: Michael Ryan
Directors: Mike Milo
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"Elementary, My Dear Shaggy!" is the fourth episode of Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? season one. It aired on July 18, 2019 on Boomerang's SVOD service. It was written by Michael Ryan, produced by series creator, Chris Bailey, and directed by Mike Milo.

While taking a haunted tour of London, Mystery Inc. runs into some screaming skulls, which in turn, has them meet the greatest detective of all, Sherlock Holmes, or so he would want them to believe.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Fred: Hold the phone!
Daphne: Magnifying glass?
Velma: Deerstalker cap?
Shaggy: Tweed overcoat?
Scooby: That's...
Mystery Inc.: Sherlock Holmes!

Security guard: Would've made our sausage roll, too, if it weren't for you meddlin' dustbin lids!
Daphne: He said, "And they would've gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling kids."


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Velma Dinkley Kate Micucci
Fred Jones Frank Welker
Daphne Blake Grey Griffin
Catherine Howard
Anne Boleyn
Shaggy Rogers Matthew Lillard
Scooby-Doo Frank Welker
Screaming Skulls of London Frank Welker
Crackpot Sherlock Ian James Corlett
Sherlock Holmes
Dr. John Watson
Bobby cop Ian James Corlett
Security guard Frank Welker
Henry III
Beefeater Ian James Corlett
John Clay (photograph) N/A
Sebastian Moran (photograph) N/A
Jonas Oldacre (photograph) N/A
Prof. James Moriarty (photograph) N/A








It was copyrighted in 2018.


The theme song, entitled "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?", was written by Chris Bailey, and performed by David Poe. It was produced by Vivek Maddala. The score was performed by Steven Morrell.


Dates are in order of release:

Behind the scenes

  • With every episode's title card, one of the gang announces the guest star, which is Velma this time.
  • This is a rare occasion where Scooby refers to Shaggy as "Shag."
  • Fred says "Hold the phone" once.
  • Shaggy says "Zoinks" once.
  • Daphne claims to know over 76 different languages.
  • Running gags include Shaggy and Scooby repeatedly getting caught in Crackpot Sherlock and Velma's experiments, and Crackpot Sherlock referring to Velma and Shaggy as Watson and Mrs. Hudson, respectively.
  • Shaggy reveals a never before interest in Sherlock Holmes literature.
  • The next episode is also in England.
  • The opening of the theme song with what appears to be a castle, is actually lifted from the scene in this episode of the gang arriving outside the Tower of London. What has been altered for the theme song, though, is the appearance of bats flying out of the building and an empty Mystery Machine.


  • In previous Scooby-Doo media (and in the wider Hanna-Barbera universe), Sherlock has always been real, whereas this episode explicitly states that he is a fictional character.
  • Crackpot Sherlock wears protective goggles, while Velma, who's standing right beside him, doesn't. Possibly because she's already wearing glasses, although that's not quite the same.
  • When Daphne translates for the security guard, she says "they" instead of "we".
  • Whoever was fact-checking what toad in the hole is obviously didn't research hard enough.

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