Scooby-Doo, Where Are You Now!
|Scooby-Doo, Where Are You Now!|
|Production company:||Warner Bros. Animation|
Warner Horizon Unscripted Television
Adrian Court Productions
|Distributor:||Warner Bros. Television|
|Release date:||October 29, 2021|
|Executive producer(s):||Jonathan Stern|
|Music composed by:||Matt Novack|
|Screenplay by:||Jonathan Stern|
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You Now! is an American live-action/animated mystery comedy TV special celebrating the 52nd anniversary of the Scooby-Doo franchise. It aired on October 29, 2021 on The CW. It was written and directed by Jonathan Stern.
Mystery Inc. reunites at the old stomping grounds of their youth at neither Coolsville nor Crystal Cove, but at Warner Bros. Studios, where all their old mysteries had been filmed. While they reminisce about the good old days that were all just made for television, a real monster just happens to be skulking around the lot.
The story is interspersed with segments of interviews from individuals who have worked on an incarnation of Scooby-Doo and people who have worked in animation in general: "A Cultural Icon," "Designing Scooby," "Walking the Dog," "The Villains!," "Comedy Duo," and "The Unmasking."
Velma: But how is it a reunion if we haven't spent a day apart in fifty-two years?
Daphne: More like Scrappy-Don't.
Fred: Y'know, Scrappy wasn't really part of the gang.
Shaggy: He started saying these horrible things about Scooby in these AOL chatrooms.
- Mystery Incorporated
- Junior Super Friends
- Super Friends (mentioned)
- Banana Splits (costumes)
- Powerpuff Girls
- Speed Buggs
- United States
- Hall of Justice
- Gotham City
- Washington, D.C.
- John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (mentioned)
- Baseball stadium
- Frickert Farm
- Dr. Jekyll's residence
- New England
- Elias Kingston University
- United States
- Scooby Snacks (mentioned)
- Sally, the accordion
- Dracula Manual
- History of Make-Up
- Origin of Species
- A Hundred and One Ghosts and Ghouls
- The Mystery Machine
- Speed Buggy
On October 4, The CW officially announced that Jonathan Stern would write and direct, Janel Parrish would host, along with several guest stars, and the date it would premiere. Iain Armitage, the voice of young Shaggy in the theatrical film SCOOB! was listed, although he did not appear.
- "Magic" - Just For Laughs
- "Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo" - Just For Laughs
- "What's New, Scooby-Doo?" - Anabor
Dates are in order of release:
- United States: October 21, 2021 at 8 pm on The CW
Behind the scenes
- The title is a reference to the original TV series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
- The 1979 television special Scooby Goes Hollywood similarly had the gang be revealed to just have been actors the whole time.
- It is a parody of Warner Bros.' own Friends: The Reunion that aired in May 2021. It's even mentioned in this special that it was inspired by Friends: The Reunion.
- Before the gang leave the van, real people can clearly be seen in the front seats from a distance.
- The following clips are shown:
- DTV film Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase: Velma and Cyber Velma bump into each other at the amusement park; the Phantom Virus disguised as an old woman.
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "What a Night for a Knight:" The Black Knight trips over Velma; Shaggy swinging into the top of the museum; Mr. Wikles's unmasking.
- Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? episode "One Minute Mysteries!:" The gang walking in a mine.
- Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! episode "Some Fred Time:" Scooby jumps in Shaggy's arm.
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "Jeepers, It's the Creeper:" Scooby sees chicks hatch.
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "Bedlam in the Big Top:" Samson the Strongman lifts Shaggy and Scooby while they are inside weights.
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "A Night of Fright is No Delight:" Both of the Phantom Shadows appear to scare Scooby.
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "Scooby's Night with a Frozen Fright:" Shaggy and Velma dance while Scooby dances with the caveman costume.
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "That's Snow Ghost:" Scooby saves Velma from the sawmill; Velma pushes Scooby on the transparent skis; Shaggy opens blinds to reveal the Snow Ghost standing outside of the window.
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "Mystery Mask Mix-Up:" The Scare Pair chases the gang.
- The New Scooby-Doo Movies theme song/The New Scooby-Doo Movies episode "The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair:" Scooby spins around on a toy.
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "Hassle in the Castle:" Fred and Scooby search together; a shot of the Phantom inside the castle.
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "Go Away Ghost Ship:" Scooby draws on the Ghost of Redbeard; Scooby bites into the fog like it was a donut.
- The Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo theme song where Scooby pulls Scrappy away from a ghost.
- Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? episode "Attack of the Weird Al-Osaurus!:" Weird Al breaks down in front of his camp.
- Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword: Shaggy and Scooby fight the Black Samurai.
- Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? episode "A Mystery Solving Gang Divided:" Scooby and Shaggy run away from the ghost of Abraham Lincoln; the unmasking of the ghost.
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "Haunted House Hang-Up:" A shot of the Headless Specter.
- Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? episode "Peebles' Pet Shop of Terrible Terrors!:" A can is thrown at the fish monster; the unmasking of Mr. Peebles.
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "Never Ape an Ape Man:" Fred straightens a staircase making the Ape Man slide down.
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "What a Night, for a Dark Knight!:" Scooby and Shaggy jump into Velma's arms after seeing the Man-Bat.
- Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island: Scooby and Shaggy make their sandwiches at Pierre's Poor Boys.
- The New Scooby-Doo Movies episode "The Ghost of the Red Baron:" Curly Joe helps Shaggy make a sandwich.
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts:" Scooby swoops in and steals Shaggy's sandwich.
- Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated episode "Beware the Beast from Below:" Mr. and Mrs. Rogers talk to Shaggy in the kitchen; the gang sets off their trap for the Slime Mutant.
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "Which Witch is Which?:" The gang capture the witch and zombie.
- Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? episode "The 7th Inning Scare!:" Scooby and Shaggy shoot baseballs at the ghost mascot.
- The New Scooby-Doo Movies episode "The Frickert Fracas:" The unmasking of Simon.
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode "Nowhere to Hyde:" Shaggy picks out a ghost book; Dr. Jekyll's unmasking.
- Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo episode "The Scary Sky Skeleton:" Eddie's unmasking.
- The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries episode "A Night Louse in the White House:" The unmasking of the ambassador and his wife.
- A Pup Named Scooby-Doo episode "Scooby Dude:" The unmasking of Al.
- What's New, Scooby-Doo? episode "A Scooby-Doo! Christmas:" The Sinister Snowman chucking its head at Tommy; unmasking of Professor Higginson.
- Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated episode "The Legend of Alice May:" The unmasking of Alice.
- Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! episode "Mystery 101:" The unmasking of Mitchell.
- Velma wears her particular pair of glasses because she thinks they make her look cool.
- Although Kate Micucci replaced Nicole Jaffe's lines, Casey Kasem and Stefanianna Christopherson's lines weren't redone by Matthew Lillard and Grey Griffin, respectively.
- Batman and the Batcave's appearances are based on their design from the TV series Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which had a crossover with Scooby-Doo in the direct-to-video film Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
- Shaggy says "Zoinks" twice.
- Velma says "Jinkies" twice.
- Scooby says "Ruh-roh" once.
- The copycat Snow Ghost is caught on Stars Hollow, the fictional setting of the TV series Gilmore Girls.
- The scene from with the Speed Bugs is taken from the Speed Buggy episode "Speed Buggy Went That That-a-Way."
- Dr. Jekyll's name is spelled "Dr. Jeckyll."
- Not available. 😢
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