EPISODE 27 - "The Scooby Gang Goes Camping"
The ScoobY-Doo Series
Much like the title of this episode, this week Luke and Evan perform the conversational equivalent of driving directly at one another and waiting until the last possible second to see who will swerve out of the way first. Writing this was a joke at first, but honestly that's not inaccurate with some bits.
After a ten episode break they've returned to Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, truly one of the high points of a beloved franchise. They have too many good things to say about the show, and a number of things to say about the creator that they hope are perceived as being good.
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EP. 27 - "The Scooby Gang Goes Camping"
The ScoobY-Doo Series
YouTube. No, not a used up roll of paper towels that's been bent so that both ends are parallel to one another (that's a U-tube). YouTube was once exclusively the online home for people falling and hurting themselves, and is now primarily a place for music videos and movie trailers, with a rare smattering of original content.
This week Luke and Evan are covering some Scooby-Doo fan content by a name every one of you should be familiar with. That's right, it's the (in)famous Samster5677! They are to YouTube fan cartoons what Galileo is to the Sistine Chapel, which should really speak for itself.
EP. 26 - "WEDDING BELL BOOS!"
THE NEW SCOOBY AND SCRAPPY-DOO SHOW - S1E13
It's Halloween Week, and you know what that means! The Scooby Dudes are covering an episode about holy matrimony! Really, what with the dressing up and the focus on desserts, what could be more on theme than a wedding?
It's not just a celebration that binds together two families, either. Luke and Evan discuss the implications of one family owning another from generation to generation, and even find the time to offer a little history lesson about the Pilgrims and their relationship with the land's original inhabitants.
EP. 25 - "More Fondue for Scooby-Doo"
Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! - S1E2
This week, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo acquire a murder mystery game for three to six players, devised by Anthony E. Pratt from Birmingham, England. By which we mean, of course, that the two of them get a Clue! That's right, we're finally back to your co-hosts' least favourite Scooby-Doo incarnation.
Unlike Switzerland, where this episode takes place, Luke and Evan are NOT neutral when it comes to critiquing this show. Like the Alps, there are highs and lows, to be sure, but on the whole this show isn't great. Rule of threes, so, uh, chocolate is a thing there, I guess? Swiss chocolate. Boom. Joke saved.
EP. 24 - "DID SOMEONE SAY 'TEAM'-UP?"
Scooby-Doo! Team-Up is a comic series that has Mystery Inc. rub shoulders with some of Warner Bros.' most high-profile IPs. I mean, who wouldn't want to see Scoob and Shag meet DC greats like the, uh . . . Challengers of the Unknown? Hold on, let me see if I got that right . . .
I mean, it can't just be cruising through Gotham in the Batwing or adventuring alongside Jonny Quest. Sometimes the gang will need to join forces with other intrepid heroes, and you would not believe just how many make a reappearance in this issue-
EP. 23 - "JEEPERS, IT'S THE JAGUARO!"
THE SCOOBY-DOO SHOW - S3E8
Luke and Evan kick off the spookiest month of the year by covering the first of four horrifying Halloween episodes! Actually they don't do that. Instead they take listeners deep into the heart of the Amazon jungle, where the gang will discover what happens when a sabretooth tiger and a gorilla love each other very much.
While unfortunately it's a lot more trying not to die as opposed to solving a mystery, this episode's a lot of fun! I mean, sure, it doesn't sound like any of the creators knew a single fact about Brazil, but what a goofy-looking monster, right?. As a Rio resident might describe it, "É o cão chupando manga!"
EP. 22 - "THE Creeping CREATUREs"
SCOOBY-DOO! MYSTERY, INC. - S1E2
You may have read the internet comment "everyday we stray further from gods light". The same can be said of this podcast, except that "everyday" is "every week" and "gods light" is "the reasonable episode length of one hour or less". This one's the absolute longest yet, folks.
But hey, we're back to Mystery Inc.! This is one of the most narrative-driven Scooby shows out there, and we're absolutely loving the ride [albeit just once every eleven episodes]. Strap in for the usual snarky teens, sexual tension, and traps. Always lots and lots of traps.
EP. 21 - "THE CREATURE CAME FROM CHEM LAB / NO THANKS, MASKED MANX"
The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show - S1E4
A "stand-up guy" would is a pretty good description of Scooby-Doo, if you're cool with referring to dogs as guys. That typically means the person is "courageous or loyal", though, and not that they "literally stand up." The thing is, Scoob is on his hind legs so much this episode!
He stands up a lot at Hillside High and at the Blakes' Mansion, and it's really weird! Luke and Evan bring it up a bit, but not even that much! That's probably the true shared theme of this double episode. Oh, yeah, this week features one of those double episodes.
Ep. 20 - "A Bicycle Built for Boo"
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo - S1E1
Have you ever wondered why exactly that one cartoon was titled "A Pup Named Scooby-Doo"? No? Your curiosity notwithstanding, this week Luke and Evan return to recapping the gang's childhood adventures, and even come up with a very compelling theory that explains its name.
Now granted, the two hosts also tiptoe around the fact that Shaggy's paperboy job appears to have broken a few child labour laws, but there wasn't enough time! They firmly believe in ethical job conditions for all, but also that their episodes shouldn't run longer than two hours.
ep. 19 - "Masked Mystery Mix-Up"
Scooby-DOo, Where Are You! - S2E2
Remember that one time when your best friend/significant other/respected person in your life betrayed your trust/deeply disappointed you/failed to live up to your expectations? Well, in many ways that's what "Mystery Mask Mix-Up" was for the Scooby Dudes.
Racism is never a good look, but it's not always recognized as such, and certainly wasn't in the early 70s when "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" first aired. This week Luke, who is friends with POC, and Evan, an actual POC, recap a deeply problematic episode, spotlighting its sins while still making sure to note the silver linings as well.
ep. 18 - "Mystery 101"
Be Cool, Scooby-DOo! - S1E1
Season 1, Episode 1
Are you ready to be taken higher? No, not to the place where blind men see, we're talking about higher education! The very first episode of "Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!" brings us to Kingston University, an institution with a particularly horrific method of vetting its prospective students.
While the thought of postsecondary ed. and the staggering financial burden that comes with it are a frightening enough prospect for most, Evan and Luke are just too darn excited! This is the show that inspired "Scooby Dudes", and they're eager to share the absolute best the franchise has to offer!
ep. 17 - "Scoobra Kadoobra"
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo - S1E2
Not to be mistaken for "Scuba Cat Tuba", which is the underwater feline musical that Luke and Evan are going to start shopping around once they can clear a few instrumental rights, the episode your daring duo are covering this week is the second installment of "The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo".
It's not just gem-studded ladles that make an appearance in the gang's quest to capture the first of the spirits, either! There are also impromptu jingles, wizard's duels, and even a mysterious sleeping beauty. Flim-Flam and Scrappy even manage to add to the fun, which some might call the truest magic of all.
ep. 16 - "I Left My Neck in San Francisco"
SCOOBY-Doo & Scrappy-Doo - S1E10
Do you remember going to sleepovers as a child and, in the near pitch black of their bedroom, seeing the barest outline of your friend's face, except their eyes were wide open staring back at you? This episode is kind of like that, except funny and not scary.
It's "Scooby-Doo & Scrappy-Doo" and Shaggy who are under the impression that Daphne might be a vampire, specifically one of the San Francisco Bay variety. Will their suspicions win out, forcing them to devise ways of slaying their former companion? Probably not, but you'll have to listen to find out!
Ep. 15 - "WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD / WHEN SHAGGY MET SCOOBY!"
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE - ISSUE #1
So this is how the world ends, not with a bang, but with the worldwide dispersal of nanites that transform every last vestige of humanity. Or is it? Scooby Apocalypse #1 sets up the fall of civilization with the gang at ground zero!
We're taking a break from covering Scoob on your TV screen to tackling those meddling kids in panel after four-colour panel. It's a newer, hipper version of that Great Dane and his four human friends, with more grit, tattoos, and cybernetic enhancements than you're probably used to. Strap in, because this Armageddon's going to be a bumpy ride.
EP. 14 - "THE Fast and the Wormious"
What's New, SCOOBY-DOO? - S2E3
Driving can be dangerous. You have to watch out for pedestrians, traffic signals, other drivers, and, as this episode of "What's New, Scooby-Doo?" relays, gigantic desert sandworms. I can't remember what to do with those, something about checking your blindspots-
Tune in this week to hear Evan and Luke talk about video games, probably more than they need to! Gain a very slight understanding of Frank Herbert's magnum opus! Find out what in the world "Nuevo Mexico" could possibly translate to!
Learn. Laugh. Love. This is Scooby Dudes.
EP. 13 - "THE Ghostly Creep from the Deep"
THE New SCOOBY-DOO Movies - S1E12
Everybody get up, it's time to slam now. We got a real jam goin' down, welcome to ANOTHER EPISODE OF SCOOBY DUDES. This week we're covering "The New Scooby-Doo Movies", a show which always featured guest stars. That said, what better time to have Luke and Evan host the podcast?
What you get is what you get, folks. We have a hard time recording remotely as is. But hey, you're still getting to hear about Mystery Incorporated meeting the Harlem Globetrotters for the first time, and discover Luke's illicit past with team sports! Evan is there too, I guess.
EP. 12 - "THE WARLOCK OF WIMBLEDON"
THE SCOOBY-DOO SHOW - S3E15
Do you like tennis and other sports? How about male magic-users and their cannibalistic canine companions? If you answered "no" to either of those questions this is probably not the podcast for you! Or maybe it is. Maybe Evan and Luke are just likeable enough to win you over.
That's a pretty big maybe, but this is also a pretty excellent episode of "The Scooby-Doo Show". Discover the dangers of holding a spotlight out of a moving van skylight! Be astonished at how many words a fully grown man can mispronounce! Learn little to nothing about the world's oldest tennis tournament! All that and more, for the low-low price of $0.00!
EP. 11 - "BEWARE THE BEAST FROM BELOW"
SCOOBY-DOO! MYSTERY INCORPORATED - S1E1
Our episode covering the first installment of "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated" is one of our longest to date. And speaking of "two dates", that's exactly what our gang would be on if Fred and Shaggy were more aware, or receptive, of Daphne and Velma's respective advances. More teen drama, just as much mystery!
Luke and Evan are your tour guides to Crystal Cove, The Most Hauntedest Place on Earth, where a subterranean Slime Mutant is far from the first, and certainly not the last, creature to beset the town. Calling it a tourist trap would be putting it lightly, and is probably why Fred has stuck around as long as he has. (Traps, that kid really loves traps.)
EP. 10 - "JEEPERS, IT'S THE CREEPER"
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU! - S2E4
Have you ever been out trying to have a good time only for some guy to show up who just won't leave you alone? Some guy with a greenish pallor, horrendous posture, and a vocabulary limited to monstrous groans and their own name? Well you may just be trapped in this episode of "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!"
Evan and Luke tackle an episode that has everything. The gang go to a dance, and their pairings are sure to [not] surprise you! Scooby becomes a parent! An unhinged mountain man forces something into Shaggy's mouth! I could keep on loosely and borderline inaccurately describing further, but you should probably just listen to it already.
EP. 9 - "SHAGS TO RICHES"
SHAGGY & SCOOBY-DOO GET A CLUE! - S1E1
What do you love about Scooby-Doo? Is it Mystery Inc. and all five of its members working together? Revealing the culprit behind the mask? The ghost, ghoul, or monster they masquerade as? If so, then "Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!" is probably not for you!
That doesn't mean that this episode of "Scooby Dudes" isn't, though, because Luke and Evan are here to share their experiences with the show and what exactly they liked about it (and all the things they didn't). They're so close they're practically Brothers, so why not join them on their latest podcasting Venture?
EP. 8 - "THE SCARAB LIVES!"
SCOOBY-DOO AND SCRAPPY-DOO - S1E1
In the first episode of "Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo" we have the heroic Blue Scarab turning to a life of thievery and terrorism! What has happened to this broad-shouldered adonis of a man? Could it be that in this case it is really beauty who is the beast?
The Scooby Dudes are here to cover the first appearance of Scrappy-Doo, because presumably at least one of you asked for it. That's right, it's a podcast on the origins of Puppy Power™! You can stop reading this now, because it's time to let you at 'em, let you at 'em!
EP. 7 - "THE FALL DOG / THE SCOOBY COUPE"
THE NEW SCOOBY AND SCRAPPY-DOO SHOW - S2E6
Evan's fast, Luke's furious, and together they are . . . the Scooby Dudes, obviously. Duh. But also they're talking about an episode of "The New Scooby and Scrappy Doo Show" that features multiple cars parachuting down from great heights! That's the kind of automotive chaos Vin Diesel enjoys best, and was presumably named for.
Buckle in for a podcast that puts the pedal to the meddling kids. This week there are the usual two co-hosts. But also two dogs! Two teenagers(?)! Two mysteries! Two . . . engines, probably? In some of the vehicles? This is too much. It's time to go to bed.
EP. 6 - "A SCOOBY-DOO HALLOWEEN"
WHAT'S NEW, SCOOBY-DOO? - S2E6
Are you ready to listen to the most lit podcast episode of 2017? Using "lit" because that's what it would have to be given all of the fiery hot takes about the current political administration in the States. Your co-hosts are dropping straight truth napalm, basically.
All in the interest of comedy, of course. There's so much modern humour and metacommentary in What's New, Scooby-Doo? that it's surprising they had time resist at all! Or is it persist? Their general confusion regarding words is definitely a preexisting condition.
EP. 5 - "SCOOBY DUDE"
A PUP NAMED SCOOBY-DOO - S1E9
Do you live in and enjoy the sunny state of California? No? Well, are you at least familiar with the "SNL" recurring sketch "The Californians"? Perfect, our episode covering "Scooby Dude", from a A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, should be right up your alley!
This is 60-ish minutes of a podcast on 20-ish minutes of TV that took the relationships between precocious kids and mystery-solving AND drugs and skateboard culture and mashed them together. There's no reason it should work and, well, you'll have to listen to find out!
EP. 4 - "TO ALL THE GHOULS I'VE LOVED BEFORE"
THE 13 GHOSTS OF SCOOBY-DOO - S1E1
Have you ever felt like 14 ghosts was too many, but 12 was not quite enough? If so you're in luck, because the Scooby Dudes are covering the first episode of The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo!
Even though the series is a pretty big departure from most Scooby-Doo norms, this is still the exact same podcast you know and love. If the names Bogel, Weerd, Vincent Van Ghoul, and Flim-Flam don't mean anything to you now, they will once you've listened to this episode!
EP. 3 - "A NIGHT OF FRIGHT IS NO DELIGHT"
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU! - S1E16
Things that are not delights: root canals, forgetting someone's name in the middle of a conversation, nights of fright. Things that are delights: bank errors in your favour, puppies, and (hopefully) listening to this podcast!
The third episode of Scooby Dudes was originally its fifth, but as far as rescheduling due to technical difficulties this cloud is literally all silver linings, because it's one of the best yet. Not only that, but two ghouls means you're getting 1.5 times more podcast, because Luke and Evan are bad at math!
EP. 2 - "MAKE A BEELINE AWAY FROM THAT FELINE"
THE SCOOBY-DOO SHOW - S3E9
Evan and Luke love hosting this podcast, correcting each other, all of the little details that they each each bring up about the episodes they cover, and that you're reading this description.
In their second episode they take on the superbly titled "Make a Beeline Away from that Feline", which somehow manages to be at least as good as its rhyme, if not even better.
EP. 1 - "WHAT A NIGHT FOR A KNIGHT"
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU! - S1E1
You know what's scary? Haunted suits of armour, obviously. Also: the fact that somehow lifelong friends Luke and Evan found out how to record and release their very own podcast.
Tune in to their first-ever episode of Scooby Dudes where they cover the first-ever piece of Scooby-Doo media! It's not all tangents and bad jokes, but if you like those you are going to LOVE this.