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Velma Dinkley
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Species Human
Gender Female
Member of Mystery Incorporated
Affiliation Scooby-Doo
Shaggy Rogers
Daphne Blake
Fred Jones
The Hex Girls
Occupation Sleuth
Bookshop owner[Note 1]
Works for Dinkley's Mystery Book Shoppe[Note 2]
Goals Solving mysteries
Father Mr. Dinkley
Mother Mrs. Dinkley
Sister(s) Madelyn Dinkley[1]
Uncle(s) John[2]
Dave Walton[3]
Cosmo Dinkley[4]
Aunt(s) Thelma[6]
Other relative(s) One cousin, Marcy[5]
Marital status Single[Note 3]
Son(s) Frederick Rogers-Dinkley[Note 4]
First appearance WAY: "What a Night for a Knight" (1969)
Played by Nicole Jaffe (1969-72, 2003)
Pat Stevens (1976-79)
Marla Frumkin (1979-84)
Robyn Moore (1981)
Christina Lange (1988-91)
B.J. Ward (1997-2002)
C. Martin Croker (1997)
Linda Cardellini (2002, 2004)
Mindy Cohn (2002-2015, 2017)
Hayley Kiyoko (2009, 2010)
Stephanie D'Abruzzo (2013)
Kate Micucci (since 2015)
Sarah Gilman (2018)
Trisha Gum (2019)
Em Eldrige (2020-22)
Gina Rodriguez (2020)
Ariana Greenblatt (2020)
Mindy Kaling (2023)
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Velma Dinkley is a member of Mystery Incorporated and a character in the Scooby-Doo animated franchise. Her voice was originated by Nicole Jaffe.

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

Velma is a teenage girl with an auburn-colored bob cut, a slightly wide waistline and freckles. Her fashion choices are somewhat comfortable, wearing a baggy, orange turtleneck sweater, a red skirt, orange socks that extend to her knees, and black Mary Jane shoes. She is well known for wearing square, thick-framed glasses.

In various incarnations, Velma is a highly intelligent woman with an interest in science. She is well-read on many fields and is fascinated by mysteries. Because of her highly analytical intellect, Velma is typically the first Mystery Inc. member to solve a mystery, and often keeps her conclusions a secret till the very end. She is also the most skeptical of the gang and is most likely to discount any accounts of paranormal activity, often holding a philosophy that there is always a rational explanation in everything. Velma was initially characterized as a humble girl with a no-nonsense attitude, though modern iterations of the character—namely Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated—depict her as highly sarcastic.

Despite using her knowledge in solving mysteries, Velma is prone to nearsightedness, which came from losing her glasses on many occasions.


TV series






Video games

Stage performances


German Expressionism is an Art Form

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Back to Basics

Dynomic Duo

Scooby Goes Hollywood-Meta

The Scrappy years

Scrappy Saves the Show

Daphne, Freddy, and Velma MIA

Velma's Break from NASA

The Coolest Pup Around


Cartoon Network Spoofs

Harvey Birdman Represents

Velma Gets Real

Velma Goes (Pop)Punk

What's New in the Movies

Gonna Sing This Song ALL DAY LONG

Velma Gets Real (again)

Return of the Ascot (DTVs since Abracadabra-Doo)

Crystal Cove Chronicles

Velma Ain't Nobody's Puppet

Velma in the LEGO world

Velma Griffin

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Lib World

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

Velma Goes YA in Scholastic's moderately more successful Daphne and Velma

SCOOB! on the Big Screen

Scoobyless Riverdale

Velma is the titular character. In this series, she is of South Asian descent.

Velma Sells Out

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The Planeteers have gone undercover at a school to stop the gang war that led to one of the teachers, Mr. King, being shot, who incidentally is a friend of Gi. When Kwame says to Gi he believes Mr. King will be fine, a couple of students resemble Shaggy and Velma who are having their own conversation.[7]

In 2005, Velma appeared in a Dove shampoo commercial, with Wilma Flintstone and Jane Jetson.

In 2013, Velma is in the first State Farm commercial.

In The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Velma pops up in the apocalyptic setting.

In the Teen Titans Go! episode "Cartoon Feud," Velma and her friends are forced by Control Freak to compete against the Teen Titans in Family Feud.

In the Warner Bros. ServerVerse in Space Jam: A New Legacy, the gang (based on their Scoob! designs), arrive 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.

Velma in the Funny Books

Marvel's Laff-a-Lympics

Velma Survives the Apocalypse

Velma in the Cyber Realm

She makes a brief appearance in Scooby-Doo Mystery. She is a playable character in Scooby-Doo! Mystery of the Fun Park Phantom, Scooby-Doo! First Frights, and Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp, and is an NPC in Scooby-Doo! Classic Creep Capers, Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem, and Scooby-Doo! Unmasked.

Enter the Multi-Versus

Velma is currently a fighter in MultiVersus.


Velma's template when being created was Zelda Gilroy from the 1960s sitcom The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis.[8] Although writer Mark Evanier believes this resulted in something "very, very remote and hardly worth talking about", perhaps if one were to ignore the fact that the actress who played her is gay which Velma had recently been revealed to be at the time of his writing.[9]


Main article: Velma Dinkley/Gallery

Toys and merchandise

Main article: Velma Dinkley/Toys

Behind the scenes

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 Judge Dredd: The Megazine #13-15, there is a group of Sov-Block freelance enforcers (who call themselves the Spooky Doo Gang) who are hired by Chief Judge Ricky to retrieve the corpse of Elvis Presley. They drive the Mystery Machine, but the van is blue and some of the letters are flipped. Velma, who is revealed to be called Barbara (after Joseph Barbera) in Issue #15, wears a similar hairstyle and glasses, but has a much tougher attitude, especially towards Shabby/Scooby and Spooky/Scooby, who in Issue #14, instead of giving them Mystery Munches/Scooby Snacks as motivation to get them moving, threatens to take them away for a month. In #15, Freddy mentions she has been killed.
  • 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. Patti is the counterpart to Velma.
  • 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, Pheobe acts as a stand-in for both Velma and Daphne.
  • In the film Can't Hardly Wait, two stoners contemplate that Velma was a hip chick who "didn't get much play." Incidentally, one of those stoners was played by Jason Segel, who dated Linda Cardellini around the time that she played Velma.
  • In the Arthur segment "The Rat Who Came to Dinner," Velma is anthropomorphized as an animal with the rest of the gang in Mr. Ratburn's favourite old show Spooky-Poo.
  • 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 lamp post.
  • In the Gimme Gimme Gimme episode "Glad to Be Gay?," Tom fumbles to think of a gorgeous lesbian to feel Linda better about the prospect of her change in sexual preference (which is ironic since she is not really that attractive), but he can only think of "Velma from Scooby-Doo."
  • On the first page of Archie's Weird Mysteries #6, Betty is dressed up like Velma as she becomes a parody of Daphne for the comic's story (sans outfit). She inexplicably cries "Jinkies," when she's scared.
  • 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 Velma doppelganger, referred to in the credits as "Bookworm Girl," is a closet lesbian who reveals she would like to pick up a couple of hitchhiking girls after Daphne mishears her saying "hitchhiking ghouls." Jay introduces "doobie snacks" to the gang. But this is all just a dream of Jay's.
  • 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.
  • In the Danny Phantom episode "The Million Dollar Ghost," one of the members of the Groovy Gang is called Fran, who despite being chubby, has long red hair and a similar outfit to Daphne, while wearing glasses like Velma.
  • In the Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide episode "Guide to: Secrets and School Car Wash," Simon uses technology to make Ned look like a ghost to make Loomer confess to Suzie he kissed Missy, which leads to a chase between the two main boys and the bully, during which they bump into the bespectacled Lisa suddenly dressed like Velma, who loses her glasses and Lisa can't see without her glasses!
  • In the 30 Rock episode "Sun Tea," it is revealed that a college-aged Liz had a similar fashion sense and hairstyle to Velma.
  • In the Psych episode "In Plain Fright," a haunted house, amusement park, and a comment Lassiter makes about how kids should be scared of the law instead of adults in costumes, after uncovering a dead guy, leads Shawn to argue that they've got "bona fide Scooby-Doo case". This is followed by Shawn wanting Gus to say, "Zoinks," who refuses, only to say, "Jinkies," instead. Later, Lassiter describes Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! without knowing the name, by saying, "He [Shawn] and Gus think they're in some cartoon with a talking Great Dane and a psychedelically painted van" to which O'Hara responds correctly, "Scooby-Doo?" Making Lassiter realize why Shawn had been calling him Velma. When he says that the key to dealing with Shawn is to keep a psychological upper hand, she reminds him that Shawn calls him Velma.
  • In the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "One Hundred," the Aqua Teen Hunger Force star in a parody of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, with the new character of Tabitha added to the group who acts as a cross between Velma and Daphne. When Tabitha announced 100's entire plan, he took revenge by knocking her to the ground and taking her away to rape and behead her, although not necessarily in that order.
  • 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.; Raven is Velma.
  • Nancy is a parody of Velma in the independent horror film Saturday Morning Massacre (later retitled Saturday Morning Mystery). In stark contrast to the cartoons, Nancy is the protagonist, and is the ex-girlfriend of Floyd, alluding to the closeness Velma and Shaggy had in 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 Cracked's parody called "Scooby Don't," the Mystery Squad, which includes the smart girl called Velmar, is told off by the police after they tie up an innocent homeless old man at an abandoned carnival. She also says "Jankers," instead of "Jinkies," when they remove the hood of the old guy they captured in a net.
  • In the Archer episode "Archer Vice Call," when Archer rotates the pantry wall to keep Krieger and Cyril inside with Pam and Cheryl who had discovered the cocaine, he says, "Goodspeed, you meddling kids." Cheryl is also wearing an orange sweater similar to Velma's.
  • In My Little Pony: Friends Forever #16, Prancy Drew, whose name is a play on the fictional sleuth Nancy Drew, takes visual cues from Velma, such as her hairstyle and color, and orange turtleneck sweater, while also wearing differently framed glasses. Prancy also has a cameo in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #52.
  • In the book The Skeleton Haunts a House, Sid, the titular living character, dresses up in a Scooby fursuit and his friend Georgia accompanies him as Velma.
  • 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 Trish filling in the Velma role as Stacy, although other than being the second girl in the group, there is nothing in common between the two.
  • 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 Beruma Dinkuri, the Japanese name for Velma Dinkley, having a similar hairstyle and glasses.
  • 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 Velma type called Ethel. After the cartoon, Pops had a dream of what he had just watched and had Eileen, Rigby's girlfriend, in the role of Ethel.
  • In AOK's parody, the gang gets hysterical after accidentally ripping off an old guy's face, which leads to Fred ripping off a cop's face and then ripping off Shaggy's. Velma gets awfully suspicious of Fred, and rips off his face. Daphne is disgusted by Velma because she ripped off Fred's "beautiful face," leading her to rip off Velma's face, and then to be left out, Velma tears off Daphne's face.
  • In The Goldbergs episode "So Swayze, It's Crazy," Erica describes his unrequited crush, Dave Kim, as looking like a "tiny freshman creeper who dresses as Velma from Scooby-Doo."
  • In 2000AD #2041, A mutie resembling Shaggy has O.D.d on Spike, taking away who he was. The friend beside him resembles Velma.
  • 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 video game South Park: The Fractured But Whole, the clothing Sloppy 2nds has both Daphne and Velma's outfits on a rack.
  • In the Teen Titans Go! episode "Costume Contest," Robin draws the Teen Titans as Mystery Inc., with Raven as Velma.
  • In "The Spooky Badge," an episode of the preschool series Hey Duggee, the Squirrels play dress up as Mystery Inc., with Betty the octopus as Velma.
  • In Simpsons Comics #242, there is a story entitled "Scooby-Don't," with the kids dressed up as Mystery Inc., including Lisa Simpson wearing similar clothing to Velma, sans glasses, although there is a joke about her losing her glasses, which is actually her silverware.
  • In the Hawaii Five-0 episode "A'ohe Mea 'Imi a Ka Maka," Noelani dresses up as Velma for a costume party, but has to convince an unsure Jerry by acting like she's lost her glasses and says, "Jinkies," after he thinks she's Sadness from the Pixar film Inside Out, and then Barb from Netflix's TV series Stranger Things. He blames it on her headlights by saying, "And I would've gotten it, too, if it wasn't for your meddling headlights."
  • In the Young Justice episode "First Impression," Antonia is a parody of Velma, losing her glasses in the same manner. She also has friends who are somewhat parodies of Fred and Daphne.
  • In the Big Mouth episode "What Are You Gonna Do?," Missy screams, "Jinkies," after realizing Nick is a ghost.
  • In "Episode 5" (series 2) of Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable, Giedroyc says "Daphne has her Velma," when introducing her sidekick Lou Sanders.

American Dad!

Main article: American Dad!
  • "100 A.D.:" An artist's rendition of fugitives Haley and Jeff makes them look like Velma and Shaggy, respectively.
  • "The Full Cognitive Redaction of Avery Bullock by the Coward Stan Smith:" Bullock says, "Jinkies," when he thinks he's found a clue on the bogus mission he's taking Stan on.
  • "Z.O.I.N.C.S.:" The Smith family is dressed as characters from Scooby-Doo, with Steve as Velma. Klaus thinks he shaved his legs for the part, but he just hasn't been able to grow anything yet. Although, Jeff did shave his legs as he wanted to go as Velma, instead of being stereotyped as the stoner.

Dead Ringers (radio)

  • "Episode 3" (series 1): Shaggy, Scooby, and Velma solve a confusing mystery at a desert fairground, involving Prince William as the culprit.
  • "Episode 5" (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. 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 6" (series 2): Prime Minister Tony Blair hires the kids (Shaggy and Velma with Scooby) to investigate who has been leaking his private memos from his office. Velma deduces that the suspect could be Mo Mowlam, Gordon Brown, Robin Cook, or Alistair Campbell, who all work in his cabinet. But after hearing all the suspects, he writes in his press release that the caretaker disguised as a pirate was trying to scare him away from the gold mine at the disused fairground.

Doctor Who

  • Velma was referenced in two Doctor Who books starring the 8th Doctor. The first was in The Book of Still, wherein Anji reminded Rhian of Velma, while Anji said she preferred Daphne over Velma, and in The Crooked World, there was a parody of Velma called Thelma Brains.
  • 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 Strax wearing Velma'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. There is a Velma doppelganger who speaks up at the end of the mystery.
  • "Dread 'n' Breakfast:" During Crocker, Tootie, and Dark Laser stay at the Turner Bed and Breakfast, they are out to get Timmy, who at one point asks Dark Laser what one of his buttons does which he says turns on his 70s chase music, which begins a Scooby-Dooby-doors chase. In the middle of the chase, parodies of Shaggy and Scooby appear, being chased by the Headless Horseman; the Shaggy parody says "Zinkies," a portmanteau between "Zoinks" and "Jinkies."
  • "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 Poof becoming a parody of Velma. Sparky and Wanda both say "Jinkies." Also, when Mr. Turner, now a giant pigeon, smacks into the window, he says, "Zoinks! I hurt my jinkies!"
  • "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

  • "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. Velma is voiced by Lori Allan.
  • "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.


Main article: Futurama
  • "Fry Am the Egg Man:" The crew catches Mr. Peppy, the bone vampire, only to discover it is Angus McZongo in disguise. Shocked by the deceit, Amy cries out, "Jinkies, he Scooby-Doo'ed us!"
  • "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 Amy taking on the role of Velma. She says "Splinkies" and bribes Bendee-Boo with a "Bendee Brew" (parodies of both Scooby and Scooby Snacks).
  • "Radiorama:" In this 2017 podcast episode, Leela says, "Jinkies," when coming to her first epiphany.

Harley Quinn (comic)

  • Harley Quinn Invades Comic Con International: San Diego #1 (volume 2): Harley Quinn screams, "Jinkies," after turning on the Batmobile at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2014.
  • Issue #1 (volume 3): In the background of one panel, an alternately colored Velma (now with blonde hair and dressed in blues) and the rest of the gang chase a crook.
  • Issue #64 (volume 3): Justice League Dark is a parody of Mystery Inc., with Wonder Woman substituting Velma, whose only connection is that she doesn't believe the ghost of Captain Cutler is real, while Swamp Thing/Shaggy is the one to say, "Jinkies."


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?"
  • October 6, 2000: In the "Cartoon Network" category for $300, the question was, "Daphne & Velma are the women in this dog's gang," with the answer being, "Who is Scooby-Doo?"
  • 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.?"
  • April 25, 2005: In the "And Doggie Makes Three" category for $200, the question was, "Velma, Shaggy &...," 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).
  • October 11, 2018: In the "Cartoon Females" category for $400, the question was, "1 of the 2 females who solve mysteries with Scooby Doo; they got their own prequel movie in 2018" with the answer being, "Who is Velma (or Daphne)?"
  • May 21, 2019: In the "TV Cartoon Series by Characters" category for $200, the question was, "Shaggy, Daphne, Velma" with the answer being, "What is Scooby-Doo?"

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 Petunia Pig as Velma; her catchphrase is "Jigglies." Like Velma with Shaggy and Scooby, She has to force Daffy and Tazzy to continue with the mystery, usually with Tazzy-Snacks.
  • For Warner Bros.' 100th anniversary, they celebrated by licensing a range of Looney Tunes Funko Pops with a Scooby-Doo motif, which included Daffy Duck with Shaggy's hairstyle and clothes. This was then translated into animated form for a special mashup short, which featured the Looney Tunes cast as Mystery Incorporated who have caught the ghost of Mr. Hyde. Tweety is tasked with unmasking Mr. Hyde, but the true culprit is never discovered due to them wearing several other Looney Tunes masks.

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:" Aidy Bryant plays an unnamed parody of Velma in a skit called "The Hunch Bunch."
  • "Kumal Nanjiani/P!nk:" A woman played by Melissa Villaseñor is dressed like Velma at her office's Halloween party.
  • "Jake Gyllenhaal/Sabrina Carpenter:" In a skit called "Scooby-Doo! and the Mystery of the Shadow Phantom," Mystery Incorporated investigates the Shadow Phantom at a haunted mansion. They catch the ghost and take off the mask to reveal Old Man Franklin underneath, then Fred takes it further by ripping off the man's real face believing that to be fake as well to horrifying results. Chaos then ensues by their reactions, which includes Shaggy losing an arm, Velma losing her head, Fred shooting Daphne, and Scooby shooting Fred. In reality, this is just a commercial for Apple's new Face ID.


  • "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.
  • "Leaves:" From Colin the dog's point of view when Daisy leaves the front door, toys of Shaggy and Velma are on a stand.

Sugar and Toys

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  • "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.
  • "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. Velma uses her catchphrase.
  • "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.


  • "Form and Void:" Crowley tells Dean to stop calling out to Jenna to get Amara's attention, to which Dean says, "Listen, Velma, this isn't the Scooby Gang." Although Crowley thinks he's "way more of a Daphne."
  • "The Thing:" After meeting the Scooby Gang, Dean still hasn't gotten over it, which is why he says, "Jinkies," when finding the document that will get him and Sam to a Men of Letters bunker in Rhode Island.
  • "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.


  • Velma is also referenced in the Torchwood books, also a spin-off from the Doctor Who franchise. Torchwood member Toshi's favorite character is Velma in Slow Decay, but she was touchy when Owen tried to compare her to Velma in Trace Memory.
  • In the audio book The Death of Captain Jack, John characterizes Torchwood Three as Scooby-Doo, "but without the dog and the lesbian."

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  • "¡Viva los Muertos!:" Val is a composite of 1960s feminist/attempted murderer Valerie Solanas and Velma. Predictably, Val is depicted as a lesbian as an in-joke to Velma's own sexual orientation which wasn't made canon until 2021.
  • "Self-Medication:" Dr. Venture and his former boy adventurer colleagues discuss the sex lives of Daphne and Velma, which Dr. Venture didn't think Velma had much of because she was a lesbian, as everyone did, but Action Johnny reveals that this may not necessarily be true as the "pack of herpes" he contracted from her says otherwise.


  1. ^ In Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island.
  2. ^ In Scooby on Zombie Island.
  3. ^ Wife to Shaggy Rogers in Scooby Apocalypse.
  4. ^ In Scooby Apocalypse.


  1. ^ Scooby-Doo! Abracabra-Doo (2010).
  2. ^ The Scooby-Doo Show: "The Curse of the Viking Lake," season 2, episode 1 (1977).
  3. ^ The Scooby-Doo Show: "Watch Out! The Willawaw!," season 3, episode 1 (1978).
  4. ^ The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries: "Ghosts of the Ancient Astronauts," season 1, episode 6 (1984).
  5. ^ a b c What's New, Scooby-Doo?: "A Scooby-Doo Halloween," season 2, episode 6 (2003).
  6. ^ A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: "Scooby Dude," season 1, episode 9 (1988).
  7. ^ The New Adventures of Captain Planet: "'Teers in the 'Hood," season 4 episode 22. (1994).
  8. ^ Evanier, Mark (June 10, 2002). "Shaggy Dog Story". News From Me. Retrieved January 19, 2023.
  9. ^ Evanier, Mark (October 22, 2022). "From the E-Mailbag". News From Me. Retrieved January 19, 2023.