Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!
|Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!|
|Based on||Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears|
|Developed by||Ray DeLaurentis|
|Theme music composer||Mark Mothersbaugh|
|Opening theme||"Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!"|
|Ending theme||"Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!" (instrumental)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||26 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company/companies||Warner Bros. Animation|
|Original network||The CW|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Surround (season 1)|
Dolby Digital 5.1 (season 2)
|Original release||September 23, 2006 –|
March 15, 2008
|Preceded by||What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002–06)|
|Followed by||Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010–13)|
The show debuted on September 23, 2006, and ran for two seasons during the Kids WB Saturday morning block of The CW Television Network, ending on March 15, 2008. It was the final animated series to involve Hanna-Barbera's co-founder Joseph Barbera before his death.
The premise of the show revolves around the fact that Shaggy Rogers' incredibly rich Uncle Albert Shaggleford disappears and names Shaggy as his sole heir for an inheritance. With the help of the inheritance, Shaggy has upgraded the Mystery Machine, giving it the ability to transform itself into a number of other different vehicles, like the "Hotdog Making Machine".
Dr. Albert Shaggleford had made some enemies before disappearing. Among the most dangerous is the archetypal evil genius and technology pirate out to take over the world and or become immortal—Dr. Phineas Phibes (who gets his name from the Vincent Price villain The Abominable Dr. Phibes). Dr. Phibes recruits other sidekicks and minions to help him with his plans, among them Dr. Trebla.
It appears that the supposedly late Dr. Shaggleford was, beyond being rich, an inventor in his own right, and his clueless young heir is now in possession of some very interesting nano technology. The top secret nanotech formula has been mixed in with Scooby Snacks, which, when eaten, cause a variety of day-saving side effects.
Shaggy and Scooby-Doo have a mission: armed with an updated Mystery Machine, a loyal robot servant named Robi, their new riches, and the new and improved Scooby Snacks, they must stop the evil plans of Phineas Phibes and save the world. In episode 2, Shaggy upgrades the Mystery Machine from its original form, to a high-tech transforming vehicle. However, it usually transforms into machines inappropriate for the tasks at hand (however, in episode 11, it does transform into vehicles appropriate to finish the Polar Bear 3000). In their spare time, Shaggy and Scooby are fans of the show Chefs of Steel, and the famous mystery solver Chad Chaddington.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||13||September 23, 2006||May 5, 2007|
|2||13||September 22, 2007||March 15, 2008|
- Norville "Shaggy" Rogers (voiced by Scott Menville): Shaggy is no longer a vegetarian in the series.
- Scooby-Doo (voiced by Frank Welker): Shaggy's pet and best friend. He usually saves the day by consuming a nano-infused Scooby Snack which gives him an incredible power of some such.
- Robi (voiced by Jim Meskimen): A loyal robotic servant of Shaggy and Scooby-Doo. He is either defective or a failed experimental butler, but either way he has a tendency to bust through walls and other highly destructive things without second thoughts. Robi would also have different uses for Shaggy and Scooby, though he is a rather lousy cook, various impressions, and giving out safety tips (in a style similar to Inspector Gadget). He also projects holograms of Uncle Albert when he wants to talk with Shaggy. Robi also usually calls Scooby "Rooby Roo" due to misunderstanding Scooby's voice.
- Dr. Albert Shaggleford (voiced by Casey Kasem): Shaggy's rich uncle who is a genius inventor. He always sends a transmission to Shaggy from an undisclosed location on Phibes' doings. As of the final episode, it is revealed that he was undercover as Dr. Trebla all along (when you invert Trebla it is spelled Albert) and transmitting from Phibes' lair. He is allergic to peanuts.
- Dr. Phineus Phibes (voiced by Jeff Bennett): The primary antagonist of the series. In his younger age, Phibes conducted a highly dangerous experiment with electricity, which cost him his left hand (he wears a prosthetic that seems to function as a high-tech Swiss Army knife) and makes him a living lightning rod—hence, he seldom ventures outdoors, as doing so makes him susceptible to being struck by lightning, regardless of the weather. Producer Eric Radomski had this to say about Dr. Phibes: "Dr. Phibes' exterior lair is deco influenced, and in the 13th episode, we introduce a feline friend of Dr. Phibes. Ray DeLaurentis would need to confirm, but I believe your assumption is correct. Dr. Phibes is Col. Klink plus Dr. Evil divided by Strangelove."
- Dr. Trebla (voiced by Scott Menville): Dr. Trebla is Dr. Phibes' right-hand man who gives him advice and sees to his needs like his constant companion. In the series finale he is revealed to have been Uncle Albert working undercover all along revealing how he could give info on Phibes regularly to Shaggy and Scooby. A clue before this revelation is that his name is in fact Albert spelled backwards.
- Agent 1 (voiced by Jim Meskimen): Agent 1 is serious and hates Shaggy and Scooby. He often works with Agent 2, much to his chagrin, and the second in command. Agent 1 is also the one never to believe what his agents ever tell him, until he sees proof, as seen in "Zoinksman". He is often told to smack Agent 2 when he annoys Dr. Phibes. He is the only one who is more easily annoyed by Agent 2 than Dr. Phibes is.
- Agent 2 (voiced by Jeff Bennett): Agent 2 is a somewhat dimwitted and heavyset man who resents his name and wishes to be called something else. Among other personas he's adopted was a ninja in "High Society Scooby" and a racer called Dr. Speed. In one episode, his real name is revealed to be Jeff, a reference on his voice actor's name.
- Agent 3 (voiced by Frank Welker): Agent 3 is a timid, but honest agent.
- Agent 4 (voiced by Scott Menville): Agent 4 is a strong agent.
- Agent 13 (voiced by Frank Welker): Dr. Phibes' elderly father.
- Ricky and Mark (voiced by Jeff Bennett and Jim Meskimen): Dr. Phibes' "techies." They are parodies of Napoleon Dynamite and his brother Kip Dynamite. They work for Dr. Phibes and make evil inventions for his own use. Even though they work for Dr. Phibes they will help Shaggy and Scooby if they need it.
- Menace (voiced by Frank Welker): A super-strong villain who is Dr. Phibes' latest minion. After trying the nanotech formula, his strength was increased, but after a while, began to lose his mind. He developed a fondness for kittens (unfortunate for Dr. Phibes, who at the time had used some stolen nanotech to turn himself into a cat) and had smiley faces on his biceps. An obvious parody of Bane.
The characters have also been re-designed to look like animated versions of how they appeared in the live-action Scooby-Doo film. For instance, Scooby is drawn with dot eyes. Thus, it is the third show in the Scooby-Doo series, after A Pup Named Scooby-Doo and followed by Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, that is not animated or drawn in the usual Hanna-Barbera style. This is also the first series in which Casey Kasem does not voice Shaggy, but is instead done by Scott Menville, although Scott Innes or Billy West portrayed the character in many of the Scooby-Doo animated movies made for television or home video. However, in this series, Kasem does voice Shaggy's rich and on-the-run Uncle Albert. Another noticeable difference is that Shaggy now wears a white short-sleeved shirt with a green strip across the middle and green sleeves instead of his trademark green T-shirt. Frank Welker still does Scooby's voice. In addition, Shaggy and Scooby's cowardice tendencies have been considerably toned down and are shown to be quite skilled.
Much like The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo on ABC in 1985 (which had actual ghosts and monsters) and the Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo shorts in 1980, this show is different from the usual "crooks masquerading as ghosts and monsters" series. Fred Jones, Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley are downgraded, but not completely absent as they were in the Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo shorts. They cameo in the first episode and have full guest appearances in another season one episode. Fred and Daphne appear as silent cameos in one season two episode when they were not allowed to Dr. Phibes's "attractive people" party. Their silhouettes run across the screen in the opening credits in amongst the silhouettes of all the show's regular cast, suggesting they were supposed to be primary characters at some point, but were downgraded in production.
Other features of the showEdit
This is the first Scooby-Doo animated series since 1991 to make extensive use of the Castle Thunder sound effect, which Hanna-Barbera began to stop using around 1994, and was very rarely used on What's New, Scooby-Doo? and on none of the post-2003 direct-to-video Scooby-Doo movies, to be replaced with new digitally-recorded thunderclaps.
In episode 8, there is one scene where actual footage from a few of the Scooby-Doo direct-to-video movies is used. Shaggy even converses about the events in that movie.
|Season||Episodes||Year active||Release date|
|1||13||2006–07||Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!: Volume 1: October 30, 2007|
Episodes: "Shags to Riches", "More Fondue for Scooby-Doo", "High Society Scooby", "Party Arty"
Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!: Volume 2: July 8, 2008
Episodes: "Smart House", "Lightning Strikes Twice", "Don't Feed The Animals", "Mystery of the Missing Mystery Solvers"
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: Volume 1 – A Monster Catch: January 27, 2009
Episode: "Shags to Riches"
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Complete Second, Third, and Fourth Seasons: March 17, 2009
Episode: "Party Arty"
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: Volume 2 – Bump in the Night: May 5, 2009
Episode: "More Fondue for Scooby-Doo!"
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: Volume 3 – Hello Mummy: September 9, 2009
Episode: "High Society Scooby"
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: Volume 4 – Spooky Bayou: October 19, 2009
Episode: "Lightning Strikes Twice"
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo!: The Complete Series: June 29, 2010
Episode: "Don't Feed the Animals"
Best of Warner Bros. 50 Cartoon Collection: Scooby-Doo!: August 13, 2019
Episodes: "Chefs of Steel", "Almost Ghosts"
|2||13||2007–08||Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: For the Love of Snack: January 7, 2014|
Episode: "The Many Faces of Evil"
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Surf's Up, Scooby-Doo!: May 5, 2015
Episode: "Crusin' for a Bruisin'"
Episodes from the first two volumes were re-released on multiple Scooby-Doo DVDs in 2010.
On September 27, 2018, both seasons were made available for streaming on Boomerang's SVOD subscription service.
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