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Fred Jones
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Species Human
Gender Male
Member of Mystery Incorporated
Affiliation Scooby-Doo
Shaggy Rogers
Daphne Blake
Velma Dinkley
The Hex Girls
Occupation Sleuth
Goals Solving mysteries
Father Mr. Jones
Brad Chiles[Note 1]
Mother Mrs. Jones
Judy Reeves[Note 2]
Brother(s) Mentioned[Note 3][1]
Grandfather(s) General Harry Meeting, maternal[Note 4]
Marital status Single[Note 5]
First appearance WAY: "What a Night for a Knight" (1969)
Played by Frank Welker (since 1969)
Keith Scott (1981)
Carl Stevens (1988-91)
Freddie Prinze Jr. (2002, 2004)
Robbie Amell (2009, 2010)
Zac Efron (2020)
Pierce Gagnon (2020)
Scott Innes (2020)
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A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
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Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
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What's New, Scooby-Doo?
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Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!
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Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins
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Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon
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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
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Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map
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Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
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Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood
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Fred "Freddy/Freddie" Jones is the leader of Mystery Incorporated and a character in the Scooby-Doo animated franchise. His voice was originated by Frank Welker.

Throughout the years, Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Network, and Warner Bros. Animation, as well as book and video game publishers, have conceived several incarnations, which don't always fit together because new writers have come on board and disregarded what has come before or there has been a complete reboot, but the general concept has been the same, except for DC Comics and Max's radically altered Scooby Apocalypse and Velma, respectively.

Character description

Fred is a teenager with blonde hair and a broad physique. His uniform consists of a white sweater over a blue shirt, blue pants, and brown shoes. His most famous attribute is his orange ascot. Alternatively in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, he instead wears black sneakers and has a white sweater with orange stripes on his sleeves. In What's New, Scooby-Doo?, he traded his ascot for a white sweater with blue stripes.

Throughout the years, Fred's role as the leader of Mystery Inc. has largely been the same. He usually takes the lead in solving mysteries and mostly accompanies Daphne with him; sometimes with Velma also, and other times without her. He is seen constructing various Rube Goldberg-type traps for villains, which Scooby-Doo and/or Shaggy often set off by mistake and allow the villain to be captured the other way. Although a nice guy, Fred can get pretty bossy at times, forcing Shaggy and Scooby to take part in getting the villain despite their fears and/or better judgment. Fred was originally level-headed and confident in his earlier appearances, though this has been shaken up in other incarnations of his character.

As a child in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Fred is the polar opposite of his older self, being less intelligent, more hyperactive and superstitious. He frequently gets picked on by bully Red Herring, and is always the one to accuse him on many accounts of a mystery. He is a subscriber to the National Exaggerator magazine, believing in "real" monsters and making up some wild conspiracies.

Fred's interests include traps, solving mysteries, martial arts,[2] wrestling,[3] and weightlifting;[4] a recurring joke in What's New, Scooby-Doo? is that he would boast about bench pressing 220.


TV series






Video games

Stage performances


Those Original Mysteries

The N̶e̶w̶ Decades Old Scooby-Doo M̶o̶v̶i̶e̶s̶ 40 Minute Episodes

Back to Basics

Dynomic Duo

Scooby Goes Hollywood-Meta

The Scrappy years

Scrappy Saves the Show

Daphne, Freddy, and Velma MIA

Freddy's Break from Mystery Writing

The Coolest Pup Around


Cartoon Network Spoofs

Harvey Birdman Represents

Fred Gets Real

Fred Goes (Pop)Punk

What's New in the Movies

Gonna Sing This Song ALL DAY LONG

Fred Gets Real (again)

Return of the Ascot (DTVs since Abracadabra-Doo)

Crystal Cove Chronicles

Fred Ain't Nobody's Puppet

Fred in the Lego World

Fred Griffin

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? the Creators Wanted to See Thirty Years Ago?

SCOOB! on the Big Screen

Scoobyless Riverdale

Fred is portrayed as a shallow, spoiled jerk with misogynist tendencies, claiming he can't remember Velma's name because he blatantly thinks that she's unattractive.

Fred Sells Out

The gang gets help from State Farm agent Lucy Rodas after the Mystery Machine gets knocked into a ditch by the Creeper.

Rob reads some text from Timmy, the Internet, finding a show to replace Rob's eternal nemesis Gumball that would be something akin to Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, with a Great Dane and his "kooky friends" who solve mysteries in a van, but then the kids would have to switch to another channel to watch that.[5]


In the Duck Dodgers episode "Surf the Stars," During the surfing montage where Duck Dodgers and the Crusher run by in various outfits, Mystery Inc. briefly runs by the screen.

In the Warner Bros. ServerVerse in Space Jam: A New Legacy, the gang (based on their SCOOB! designs), arrives at the basketball game between the Tune Squad and the Goon Squad in the Mystery Machine, then watch from outside the van. Mystery Inc., like all the other IPs, has no particular preference and just reacts to whatever is happening.

Titans Go!

Fred and his friends are forced by Control Freak to compete against the Teen Titans in a game of Family Feud.[6]

Mystery Inc. are guests at Warner Bros.' 100th anniversary party at their Burbank studio, where the Teen Titans are acting as security.[7]

Fred in the Funny Books

Marvel's Laff-a-Lympics

Fred Simps Out and Still Survives the Apocalypse

Fred Takes a Step Back in Scholastic's Daphne and Velma

Fred in the Cyber Realm of Video Games

Fred is a playable character in Scooby-Doo! Mystery of the Fun Park Phantom, Scooby-Doo! First Frights, and Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp.


Fred's template was the title character of the radio show Jack Armstrong, All-American Boy,[8] with a bit of Dobie Gillis from the 1960s sitcom The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis.[9][10]

Fred went through three different names before Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! aired. He began as Geoff, then Harvey, then Ronnie in storyboards, until Fred Silverman, then head of CBS' children's programming, recommended his own name.

When developing Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, co-creator Jon Colton Barry patterned Fred on Gene Wilder's character Frederick Frankenstein from the 1974 film Young Frankenstein.


Main article: Fred Jones/Gallery

Toys and merchandise

Main article: Fred Jones/Toys

Behind the scenes

  • Despite popular belief that Fred has no catchphrase, it is suggested in most appearances that his catchphrases are something similar to "Another mystery solved", "Let's split up" and "Looks like we have a(nother) mystery on our hands". Despite this, he does not have a catchphrase when suprised like with the other Mystery Inc. members (e.g. "Zoinks!", "Jinkies!", and "Jeepers!").
    • Fred shamefully admits not having it at one point in Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword, when the rest of the gang say their unique phrases.
    • More recently, Fred would occasionally say "Hold the phone!" when he finds an important discovery.

In popular culture

WARNING: The following section contains content that may be seen as mature or offensive to some readers. Reader discretion is advised.
Main article: List of pop culture references to Scooby-Doo
  • In the Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures episode "Don't Touch That Dial," there is a parody show called Ring-A-Ding, Where Are You!, in which there isn't a strict doppelganger of Fred, but one of the characters is dressed in white and blue like Fred.
  • In the Red Razors arc of Judge Dredd: The Megazine, a group of Sov-Block mercenary enforcers called themselves the Spooky Doo Gang, due to owning a dog called Spooky who resembled a green Scooby-Doo. Fred's doppelganger is also called Freddy.
  • In Disney's Doug episode "Doug's Bloody Buddy," the teaser depicts a fantasy in which Doug and his friends are like Mystery Inc. searching for the Bluffington Vampire; Chalky is the counterpart to Fred.
  • In the Animaniacs segment "Back in Style," the Warner siblings are loaned to a Hanna-Barbera-type studio that lets the Warner siblings "play themselves" in its cartoon Uhuru, Where Are You? In this parody, Ted acts as a stand-in for Fred, and is also voiced by Frank Welker.
  • In the Arthur segment "The Rat Who Came to Dinner," Fred is anthropomorphized as an animal with the rest of the gang in Mr. Ratburn's favorite old show Spooky-Poo.
  • In the Spaced episode "Beginnings," Daisy wanders into Tim's bedroom after hearing a noise and is spooked by his alien mask. Tim finds her and she keeps on saying she heard a noise, so Tim says she was playing Scooby-Doo. She says she used to play as Daphne when she was little, as did Tim play as Freddie when he was younger, but now Tim and Daisy look more like Shaggy and Velma.
  • In the Timon and Pumbaa episode "Werehog of London," a fortune teller warns Timon and Pumbaa that no one is safe from the curse of the werehog, not even "those meddling teens and their pesky dog." Then the camera reveals an orange and blue van resembling the Mystery Machine that has been abandoned after it was knocked into a lampost.
  • On the first page of Archie's Weird Mysteries #6, Archie is dressed up like Fred as he becomes a parody of Fred for the comic's story (sans outfit). He makes out with Veronica who has taken on the role of Daphne.
  • In the film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, the title characters hitchhike in a green van owned by a bunch of odd adults vaguely resembling Mystery Incorporated. The Fred doppelganger, referred to in the credits as "The Guy," is made fun of by Shaggy by wearing a neckerchief. He then gets high from a "doobie snack." But this is all just a dream of Jay's.
  • In the film Freddy vs. Jason, Gibb, Kia, and Lori play a verbal game of "Marry, Fuck, Kill," with the former proposing Fred, Scooby, and Shaggy. Kia and Lori rightly refuse to answer her question.
  • In the Veronica Mars episode "You Think You Know Somebody," Wallace calls Veronica Velma when she talks about how easy it was to find out about someone's details online, but Veronica prefers to think of herself as Daphne. Veronica then asks Wallace if he is supposed to be Fred, but he dismisses this as his "white boy" of choice, as he prefers Shaggy because of his "flavor," which Veronica finds ironic after she finds he is still subscribed to Mad magazine.
  • In the Gilmore Girls episode "Knit, People, Knit," Rory attends a 2002-themed party, where a poster of the Scooby-Doo film has been put up on a door, with Shaggy and Fred visible.
  • In the Johnny Test episode "Johnny Dukey Doo," Gil joins Johnny and the gang in investigating a haunted mansion, with his ghost gear, which consists of a white shirt and orange neckerchief.
  • In the Torchwood book Trace Memory, Owen thought of himself as Fred, but Toshi thought he was more like Shaggy.
  • In Cracked's parody called "Scooby Don't," the Mystery Squad is told off by the police after they tie up an innocent homeless old man at an abandoned carnival. Fred is called Free.
  • In the New Teen Titans short "Turn Back the Clock," Mad Mod turns back time altering the appearances of the Teen Titans with each passing decade, with the 70s making them look like Mystery Inc.; Robin is Fred.
  • Chad is a parody of Fred in the independent horror film Saturday Morning Massacre (later retitled Saturday Morning Mystery). Gwen is in a relationship with Gwen, which is a reference to the perceived hidden romance between Fred and Daphne from the original series.
  • In the Suburgatory episode "The Witch of East Chatswin," on a Halloween night, Tessa and Lisa dress as Daphne and Velma, respectively, while Malik and Ryan both go as Fred, which causes an argument between the two, with Malik feeling offended that Ryan expects him to go as Shaggy, unless he was expected to go as Scooby. Despite the trouble, Malik does change his costume to Shaggy.
  • In the Ben 10: Omniverse episode "Mystery, Incorporeal," Kevin says, "Looks like we've got a mystery on our hands," which is a near-verbatim of Fred's reaction to starting a new mystery.
  • The series is parodied in the Austin & Ally episode "Mysteries & Meddling Kids," when while at a disco party, Dez and his friends dress up as his favorite characters from a 70s cartoon called Groovy Goat and the Mystery Bunch, with Austin filling in the Fred role as Chaz.
  • Independent game developer Alexander Mahan has been developing his online game Yandere Simulator for the public since 2014, which has only become available to play in demo mode. In the story, a group of kids called the Photography Club eventually resembled Mystery Incorporated through several tweaks, with Fureddo Jonzu, the Japanese name for Fred Jones, having the same short blond hair and ascot.
  • In the Regular Show episode "The Dream Warrior," Rigby and Mordecai introduce Pops to a cartoon called Funkie Wunky and the Groovy Gang which features a Fred type called Chad. After the cartoon, Pops has a dream of what he had just watched with himself in the role of Chad.
  • In AOK's parody called "Scooby-Doo, Who Are You?," Fred discovers that not everybody wears a mask, when he accidentally tears off a bad guy's face, a cop's face, and then Shaggy's face. Velma grows rapidly suspicious of Fred's actions, and believes he is wearing a mask, only to tear off his actual face. Daphne is devastated over what Velma did to Fred's "beautiful face," and tears off her face in retaliation.
  • In the RWBY Chibi episode "The Mystery Bunch," Sun and Neptune of Team SSSN/The Junior Detectives discover Team JNPR/The Mystery Bunch (imitating Mystery Inc.) muscling in on their territory. The Mystery Bunch joyfully talk about how finding a mystery soon that they will inevitably find by accident, when a Grimm monster appears and chases them through several doors, as the Junior Detectives just watch. The Grimm is caught and discovered to be Old Man Shopkeep, who mumbles in annoyance, "And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling kids." Sun and Neptune are confused by what has happened, so eat their Zwei Snacks to get to their level. Lie Ren wears a orange ascot like Fred.
  • In "Wanderers v Pedagogues," an episode of the BBC Two quiz show Only Connect, host Victoria Coren Mitchell begins by saying, "Good evening. Much of the key work debunking supernatural myths was carried out in the 1970s by American paranormalogists Norville Rogers, Frederick Jones, Daphne Blake, and Velma Dinkley. And if you didn't get that reference, then shame on you, Only Connect fans. You probably preferred the ones with Scooby-Dum and Scrappy-Doo."
  • In the Teen Titans Go! episode "Costume Contest," Robin does a drawing of Teen Titans as Mystery Inc., with himself as Fred.
  • In "The Spooky Badge," an episode of the preschool series Hey Duggee, the Squirrels play dress up as Mystery Inc., with Tag as Fred.
  • In Simpsons Comics #242, there is a story entitled "Scooby-Don't," with the kids dressed up as Mystery Inc., including Bart Simpson wearing similar clothing to Fred. Jessica Lovejoy is Daphne's doppelganger, referencing Bart and Jessica's romance in the cartoon.
  • In the Superstore episode "Trick-or-Treat," Mateo is dressed as Fred.
  • In the Talking Tom and Friends episode "The Mystery of the Pyramid," Tom says "Let's split up, gang," in order to find and spy on Victoria Payne.
  • In the Young Justice episode "First Impression," Fred is parodied as Tommi Tompkins, who also has short blond hair and wears white and blue, and shares a troubled relationship with her father who is her namesake, the Mayor Thomas Tompkins, alluding to Fred's relationship with Mayor Jones in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. She is also joined by Gaby and Antonia, who are parodies of Daphne and Velma, respectively.
  • In "Episode 5" (series 9) of Spicks and Specks, the host Adam Hills welcomes Michala Banas with the following introduction, "Alan's second team member is an actor who once had a small role in the movie Scooby-Doo and totally stole the scene. And she would have gotten away with it too if it wasn't for those meddling kids! Please welcome Michala Banas."
  • In the opening of the Villainous episode "Boo!-Lidozing," teens resembling Fred, Shaggy, and Velma vandalise the Van Der House, particularly the Fred doppelganger, who spray paints, "This Dump Sucks," which is rearranged by Emilia the ghost into, "I'll Thump You Kids." The Shaggy and Velma-looking kids run away, while the Fred doppelganger is punished by Emilia by being plunged into the ground and reappearing at the end of the episode in the painting The Scream.
  • In the American Dad! episode "Z.O.I.N.C.S.," the Smith family is dressed as characters from Scooby-Doo, with Hayley as Fred.
  • In "Episode 7" of Lego Masters Australia vs. the World, for the classic TV show diorama, Ben and Eric chose to build the unmasking scene out of an episode of Scooby-Doo, which Hamish the presenter had also incidentally mentioned as a classic cartoon, among The Flintstones and The Jetsons. While building the diorama, Eric says "Scooby-Dooby-Doo" in Scooby's familiar tone of voice. Ben and Eric successfully build their diorama of Fred, Shaggy, and Scooby unmasking an old guy from his monster guise outside an old mansion and graveyard, with the Mystery Machine next to them. During the building, they discussed if Fred and Shaggy were the same size.

Dead Ringers (radio)

  • "Episode Four" (series 2): Alistar Stewart presents a preview of the next Police Crash Bang Wallop (a parody of Police Camera Action!), in which a "brightly covered camper van," is chased by the Headless Horseman on the motorway. Shaggy screams, "Zoinks! Scoob, if Freddy doesn't get us off the M-25, we're doomed!" with a questionable whimper from Scooby.
  • "Episode Five" (series 2): On The Jerry Springer Show, Shaggy is one of the guests because his friends think he is in love with Scooby. Velma says that when they split up, she and Daphne go with Fred, but Shaggy goes with Scooby. Springer also refers to the van, making their situation even more questionable. Scooby gives a couple of affirmative grunts. He wraps it up quickly with a final thought that Shaggy would've gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for his pesky friends.
  • "Episode Three" (series 5): In response to Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within using cartoon characters instead of real actors, Hollywood actors have taken to do the same. A segue with an element of The New Scooby-Doo Movies theme song, reveals that Russell Crowe and John Gielgud have taken on the roles of Shaggy and Scooby, respectively, in a case at an abandoned fairground haunted by Mr. Johnson to keep people away from the gold mine. Despite playing Shaggy, Crowe still has shaken his previous role of Maximus Decimus Meridius from Gladiator (a recurring gag on Dead Ringers), and when he responds to Velma, he paraphrases Maximus's famous quote, "My name is Maximus Decimus Shaggimus. Owner of a cowardly dog [Scooby], friend to a suspiciously gay-looking man [Fred]. And I would've had my vengeance, but I was, like, really scared. Zoinks!"
  • "Episode Two" (series 15): Mystery Incorporated (namely, Shaggy, Scooby, Fred, and Velma) investigates a murder at the Britain's Got Talent studio, which Shaggy says is scarier than the abandoned fun fair, abandoned haunted house, and disused slaughterhouse combined. He then gets scared by the sight of a "creature with a totally expressionless face, which Fred says is only Amanda Holden, one of the judges. Fred says at this point in the adventure, they'd meet a kindly, old janitor. Just then, Simon Cowell pops up. Fred uses this as an opportunity to ask Cowell about how tricking Britain into voting for Matisse, the Border Collie, when the best tricks were done by a stunt double, but Cowell retorts that it was easy when Britain has got nothing better to do on a Saturday night. Revealed as the evil genius that he is, Cowell responds with the classic line, "And I would've gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for you pesky kids, and Ofcom."

Doctor Who

  • In the book The Crooked World, there was a parody of Shaggy called Mike Leader.
  • In the episode "The Age of Steel," disappointed by who the Preachers really are, Pete calls them, "Scooby-Doo and his gang," while also adding, "They've even got the van!"
  • In Doctor Who Magazine #489, the thirteenth segment of the ongoing The Daft Dimension, depicted parallel universe counterparts of the Doctor and his companions who loosely resembled each member of Mystery Inc. by wearing their outfits, with Jenny Flint wearing Fred's outfit.

The Fairly OddParents

Main article: The Fairly OddParents
  • Channel Chasers (part 2): There is a TV show called Snooper Dawg and the Clue Crew. Fred dresses like Fred, as does Cosmo, but then turns into Scooby (or Snooper Dawg), when the Clue Crew arrives.
  • "The Wand That Got Away:" When Timmy and his fairy companions go on the search for Cosmo's wand, they take on the roles of Mystery Inc., with Timmy becoming Fred.
  • "Let Sleeper Dogs Lie:" Sparky kept a DVD of his previous owners, which included a group of kids resembling Mystery Incorporated who solved mysteries. Thanks to the Mystery Mobile, they escaped from a castle haunted by a cloaked ghost.

Family Guy

Main article: Family Guy
  • "Chitty Chitty Death Bang:" With the television transmitter cut, Peter wonders what the Scooby gang is up to, with the scene then cutting to an adult spin-off spoof called The Scooby-Doo Murder Files, where Mystery Incorporated investigates and describes in detail how someone was killed, as well being able to curse, as Fred demonstrates by saying, "Son of a bitch." Frank Welker reprises his role as Fred.
  • "Family Guy Viewer Mail:" A segment parodies the Little Rascals with the adults as kids, which includes a portion of time at a spooky mansion, where the regressed boys also copy the hallway chase gag, featuring Mystery Incorporated in a cameo also running out of one door and into another.
  • "Deep Throats:" In a DVD-exclusive scene, when Brian and Stewie sneak into the town hall, they run into Mystery Incorporated, but Stewie gets rid of them by humming their own walk music against them. Fred is voiced by Welker again.


Main article: Futurama
  • "Bendless Love:" When the crew question who could've straitened the L-unit, when it was obviously Bender, who was bending and straitening it right in front of them, Zoidberg declares, "Well, gang, it looks like we have another mystery on our hands."
  • "Saturday Morning Fun Pit:" The 31st century incarnations of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew watched a cartoon called Bendee-Boo and the Mystery Crew, in which the Planet Express crew were reimagined as members of Mystery Inc., with Hermes taking on the role of Fred. Jokes are made about his ascot.

Harley Quinn (comic)

  • Issue #1: In the background of one panel, an alternately colored Daphne (now with brown hair and dressed in orange, brown, and yellow) and the rest of the gang chase a crook.
  • Issue #64: Justice League Dark is a parody of Mystery Inc., with Man-Bat substituting Fred, who wears a blue collar and ascot like Fred.


Main article: Jeopardy!
  • January 10, 1997: In the "Hanna-Barbera Dogs" category for $200, the question was, "In 1969 he began traveling around in The Mystery Machine with Freddy, Daphne, Velma & Shaggy," with the answer being, "Who is Scooby-Doo?"
  • June 12, 1998: In the "Animation" category for $500, the question was, "Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Freddy, Daphne & Velma traveled around in a van with this name," with the answer being, "What is The Mystery Machine?"
  • September 18, 2002: In the "Recent Movies" category for $600, the question was, "Those darn meddling kids Shaggy, Velma, Daphne & Fred made it to the big screen in this 2002 live-action film, "What is Scooby-Doo?"
  • May 4, 2004: In the "Actors & Actresses" category for $1600, the question was, "Jinkies! It wasn't too much of a stretch for him to play Fred in the Scooby-Doo movies," with the answer being, "Who is Freddie Prinze Jr.?"
  • July 24, 2014: In the "The Voice" category for $400, the question was, "Frank Welker has voiced both Fred & this mystery-solving mutt," with the answer being, "Who is Scooby-Doo?"
  • March 31, 2016: In the "Pup Quiz" category for $400, the question was, "Despite being a total chicken, this animated Great Dane stumbles on clues to help Fred & the gang solve mysteries," with the answer being, "Who is Scooby-Doo?"
  • October 3, 2017: In the "TV" category for $200, the question was, "He's the Loveable Great Dane Who Hangs Out With Daphne, Freddy, Shaggy & Velma," with the answer being, "Who is Scooby-Doo?" (with Austin giving a bit of a voice).

Looney Tunes

Main article: Looney Tunes
  • Looney Tunes #71: The story, "Tazzy-Doo, Where Are You?," depicts several Looney Tunes characters as members of Mystery Inc., with Foghorn Leghorn leading the Condundrum Co. as Fredhorn. There's a romantic implication between Fredhorn and Daphne-Bunny (Lola), just as there is between Fred and Daphne.
  • For Warner Bros.' 100th anniversary, they celebrated by licensing a range of Looney Tunes Funko Pops with a Scooby-Doo motif, which included Bugs Bunny wearing Fred's clothes. This became the basis for a special mashup animated short for Looney Tunes Acme Fools.

Saturday Night Live

Main article: Saturday Night Live
  • "Rob Lowe/Eminem:" In a skit about a fictional Crime TV program called Pros & Cons, it reports on Mr. Montgomery, a jailed felon, who allegedly dressed up as a ghost to scare people away from a run-down amusement park that had pirate treasure underneath. He was stopped by a group of "amateur detectives," who according to Warren "Shaggy" Shagowski, decided while in a malt shop that the law had gone soft and it was time to do something about it, especially after "dirtbags who get their jollies dressing as ape men or glowing deep sea divers." Mr. Montgomery's lawyer argues that their prior criminal activities for "meddling" on several occasions meant that they were looking for trouble and implicated that Mr. Montgomery was innocent. Shaggy simply counters with his patriotic American right to have the freedom to stop bad guys. The lawyer admires Shaggy's ethics, then bribes him to think differently with a box of Scooby Snacks.
  • "Margot Robbie/The Weeknd:" There is a skit called "The Hunch Bunch," wherein Fred is represented by two different characters; the first is Josh, the blond leader, and then the second is Ted, who is handsome and wears an ascot.

Sugar and Toys

Main article: Sugar and Toys
  • "Cribfest:" In a segment called "The Scoobidy-Doobidy Basketball Variety Mystery Show," Lakers coach Luke Walton has hired the Scoobidy Gang to find LeBron James's missing hairline, which he claims the Barber Fairy took after a story that Kobe Bryant told him when joining the Lakers. After a short investigation, the gang discover that the Barber Fairy is really Kobe who didn't want LeBron to play better than him. Scooby and Shaggy's doppelgangers are called Scoobidy and Shaky, respectively.
  • "Burning Scouts:" In a segment called "Cartoon BFFs, See Each Other Naked for the First Time," Shaggy and Fred disrobe in the shower to see each other naked. Shaky is surprised to see an ascot on Fred's penis, too. Unlike the first episode, Shaky says, "Zoinkers," instead of "Zoinks." Fred also talks about sharing Deedee (Daphne), which may be a reference to when Shaggy and Daphne solved mysteries together with Scooby and Scrappy for three seasons in the 80s.
  • "Make Room for Roomie:" The gang investigate the disappearance of Shaky, and ask Scoobidy several questions until he confesses that he killed Shaky because Shaky kept on eating his Scoobidy Snacks and threatened to neuter him. Scoobidy then cut all of him up and turned him into "Shaky Snacks" to hide the body, which he the fed to the rest of his friends, who threw up after they discover the truth. Scoobidy winks at the camera.
  • "Revenge of the Nerfs:" In a segment called "The Scoobidy-Doobidy Cancel Culture Variety Mystery Show," the Scoobidy Gang (the first time they are called that) investigate Chris Brown's house to see why he is back in the spotlight again despite being "cancelled." Velma, in particular, is seething with hatred at the idea of Chris being popular again. Scoobidy drives the Mystery Machine. Fred mentions how he had a lot of fun the other night with Deedee and Velma.
  • "Love in the Time of Pandademic:" The Scoobidy Gang catch DJ Khaled disguised as a ghost chicken at a KFC-type restaurant. DJ Khaled was stealing the lemon pepper off Rick Ross's chicken wings.


  • "Playthings:" Dean is excited because he and his brother, Sam, get to investigate a haunted inn, which he describes as something akin to Scooby-Doo. He jokes that they might even find Fred and Daphne inside, before revealing his romantic interest in her.
  • "Hunter Heroici:" An incredibly powerful psychic shares the same name as Fred Jones, which is connected to his love of cartoons.
  • "Scoobynatural:" After coming back to the real world, Dean adopts an ascot like Fred when he, Sam, and Castiel catch Jay.
  • "Peace of Mind:" In Charming Acres, there is a matinee showing the first live-action with a poster on the wall, the one with Scooby in Shaggy's arms.

The Venture Bros.

Main article: The Venture Bros.
  • Hank Venture, one of the main characters in the series, somewhat resembles Fred, which is referenced in "Assassinanny 911" and "Victor. Echo. November."
  • "¡Viva los Muertos!:" Ted is a composite of Fred and infamous 1970s serial killer Ted Bundy. His charisma and handsome visage have allowed him to entice weak-minded radicals into his own cause. Ted's religious comments were also a reference to his baptism under the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


  1. ^ In Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.
  2. ^ In Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.
  3. ^ In Velma.
  4. ^ In Velma.
  5. ^ In Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Scooby Apocalypse, he was engaged to Daphne Blake.


  1. ^ Velma: "A Velma in the Woods," season 1, episode 8 (2023).
  2. ^ What's New, Scooby-Doo?: "Block-Long Hong Kong Terror," season 3, episode 10 (2005).
  3. ^ What's New, Scooby-Doo?: "Wrestle Maniacs," season 3, episode 4 (2005).
  4. ^ What's New, Scooby-Doo?: "Uncle Scooby and Antarctica," season 2, episode 14 (2004).
  5. ^ The Amazing World of Gumball: "The Spinoffs," season 6, episode 21 (2019).
  6. ^ Teen Titans Go!: "Cartoon Feud," season 5, episode 47 (2019).
  7. ^ Teen Titans Go!: "Warner Bros. 100th Anniversary," season 8, episode 24 (2023).
  8. ^ Ryan, Patrick (September 3, 2019). "'Scooby-Doo' at 50: Cast, creative team reflect on celebrity guests, origins of 'Jinkies!'". USA Today. Retrieved January 19, 2023.
  9. ^ Evanier, Mark (June 10, 2002). "Shaggy Dog Story". News From Me. Retrieved January 19, 2023.
  10. ^ Evanier, Mark (October 22, 2022). "From the E-Mailbag". News From Me. Retrieved January 19, 2023.