Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation and the thirteenth television series in the Scooby-Doo franchise.The series is produced by Chris Bailey.
Following a similar premise to The New Scooby-Doo Movies, the series focuses on the Mystery Inc. gang as they solve mysteries while encountering and being assisted by various celebrities and fictional characters, including crossovers with DC Comics and Hanna-Barbera characters.
Why It Rocks
- This was a major improvement over the previous Scooby-Doo show Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, as all of the fun elements of the franchise are restored, including the restoring of the franchise's iconic looks and art style reminiscent of the original 1969 Scooby-Doo series.
- Awesome animation that fits well with the franchise, and the characters look fantastic.
- It’s the thirteenth show of a beloved franchise, with lucky number 13.
- It’s an awesome sequel series to The New Scooby-Doo Movies, as it brings back the concept of having crossovers as a common element in the show.
- The characters are still very lovable with their unique different types of personalities.
- This series features more crossovers with DC Comics, like Wonder Woman, who Scooby has a funny and adorable crush on, Batman once again, and the Flash, and all of these characters are very lovable as well.
- The Hex Girls return in one of the episodes, which was awesome.
- Besides Cartoon guest stars, there were also special guest stars like Wanda Sykes, Penn & Teller, Sia, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Halsey, Kenan Thompson, etc.
- Great use of historical guest stars, like the ghost of Abraham Lincoln, and Sherlock Holmes.
- Many of the main characters still have catchphrases that'll never get old.
- For example: Velma's catchphrase "Jinkies!", Shaggy's "Zoinks!" or Daphne's "Jeepers!".
- There are still funny moments and running gags, such as Scooby and Shaggy's endless craving for food or how the others have to convince Scooby to continue solving the mystery by bribing him with Scooby-Snacks.
- The new theme song is good, catchy, and timeless, also short and they used the theme music from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! with great new lyrics.
- Speaking of which, this show marks the return of the Scooby-Doo franchise's original iconic theme tune after a long absence for 50 years.
- The memorable phrase "I would've gotten away with it too, if it hadn't been for you meddling kids!" from the villains as always, with Joker saying it as well.
- There are some very special reunions, like Batman, the Hex Girls, and even Sandy Duncan, who the gang previously meet in The New Scooby-Doo Movies.
- Great voice acting, with Frank Welker, Grey Griffin, Matthew Lilard, and Kate Micucci returning from their original roles and they still voice the characters very great.
- The Cartoon guest stars also had great voice actors, like Rachel Kimsey reprising her role as Wonder Woman, Kevin Conroy reprising his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman, and Charlie Schlatter reprising his role as The Flash.
- Jennifer Hale, Jane Wiedlin and Kimberly Brooks all reprise their roles as Thorn, Dusk and Luna, respectively.
- Mark Hamill was a great actor that was actually involved in 3 episodes, as he voiced the Joker, the Trickster, and when he himself guest starred.
- The show pays a posthumous tribute to special guest star, Alex Trebek, former longtime host of Jeopardy!, who died on November 8, 2020 of cancer.
- Season 2 is a big improvement, as they are giving culprits and suspects proper names and are not trying too hard to be funny.
- Like it’s predecessor Be Cool, Scooby-Doo, the earlier episodes still focus and depend on bad comedy, especially the first episode when it’s revealed that Chris Paul “saved Shaggy’s life” because he shared his pizza. Seriously now! That’s stupid!
- Lazy writing as half of the suspects and culprits in the first season do not have proper full name or introductions, only rushing through the episode.
- Scooby and Shaggy ruin the ending of “The Wedding Witch of Wainsly Hall” when they eat the entire feast despite the fact that Jeff Foxworthy allowed the food truck chef lady that she could analyze it and recreate old recipes. What makes it worst is Scooby and Shaggy are unapologetic and don’t regret what they’ve done to her
- Certain guest stars are not-so good people, such as Sia, Maddie Ziegler, and Bill Nye.
- The "Meddling Kids" lines are all too similiar as they all say "And I would've gotten away with it too if weren't for you meddling kids, and (whoever the guest star is)". They do not even try to be creative or different with the line.
- This is the first show to be announced to premiere on Boomerang's streaming service.
- The series is both homage to Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and The New Scooby-Doo Movies, and a sequel of sorts to the latter, although it doesn't always follow the continuity strictly. For instance, it ignores the previous encounter of Batman, but then refers back to the past encounter with Sandy Duncan.