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The Hot Dog Dog!

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The Hot Dog Dog!
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Premiere date: October 1, 2020
Run time: 21:37
Music composed by: Peter Bateman and Sunna Wehrmeijer
Writers: Benjamin Townsend
Directors: Sean Bishop
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"The Hot Dog Dog!" is the fourth episode of Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? season two, and the thirtieth overall. It aired on October 1, 2020 on Boomerang's SVOD service. It was written by Benjamin Townsend, produced by series creator, Chris Bailey, and directed by Sean Bishop.

Mystery Inc. investigates a historic hot dog factory, which is haunted by a living tree at the time of an annual hot dog eating contest involving real celebrity Joey Chestnut, who you may have only just heard of now.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Shaggy: Zoinks! Like, it's...
Shaggy and Scooby: Famous competitive eater, Joey Chestnut!

Fred: Hold the phone! It's...
Fred, Velma, and Daphne: Famous competitive eater, Joey Chesnut!
Joey: They did that already.

Big Eddy: And I would've gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for you meddling kids and competitive eating champ, Joey Chesnut!


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Announcer Charlie Schlatter
Actor Fred Tatasciore
Joey Chesnut Himself
Big Eddy Eats Stephen Stanton
Referee Grey Griffin
Joey's coach Stephen Stanton
Gnarled One Unavailable
Velma Dinkley Kate Micucci
Shaggy Rogers Matthew Lillard
Daphne Blake Grey Griffin
Fred Jones Frank Welker
Scooby-Doo Frank Welker
Mr. Haggity Stephen Stanton
Mr. Haggity's great-grandfather
Worker N/A
Big Eddy's dentist N/A








It was copyrighted in 2019.


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 composed by Peter Bateman and Sunna Wehrmeijer.


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 Scooby this time.
  • The coach is a parody of Mickey Goldmill from the Rocky film series.
  • The establishing shot of Chicago at night is reused from "When Urkel-Bots Go Bad!", just with blue buildings instead of green.
  • Shaggy says "Zoinks" once.
  • Fred says "Hold the phone" once.


  • Since when is hot dog ever hyphenated?
  • Shaggy had already acknowledged the fact that Joey Chesnut was on stage, so it was rather redundant when he and Scooby give the obligatory shock gag of saying the celebrity's name and their celebrity function, especially when Fred and the girls do the same thing when they also see him as well. The writers must think they're smart because Joey actually points this out.
  • "Big-Eddy" is hyphenated within the episode, but the voice credits do not, which makes more sense.
  • When Shaggy says "Oh, no!" when Mr. Haggerty shuts down the factory, it's an archival clip of Casey Kasem's voice, instead of Lillard's.
  • Grey Griffin is credited for voicing the worker, despite the latter not talking.
  • Fred Tatasciore is misspelled Fred Tatascoire.

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