CORRECTIONS/CLARIFICATIONS

  • This won't matter for pretty much any of you, but Evan was actually wrestling with Matt, a mutual friend from high school, and not Ben, a mutual friend from college.
  • Luke jokes that the best friends in High School Musical were "Troy and Ahmed", which was presumably a riff on the popular duo from Community. Danny Pudi's character is named Abed. Now now one is saying Luke is a racist, but-
 

EPISODE 8 - "The Scarab Lives!"
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo
Season 1, Episode 1

Scooby Dudes is the freshest face on the block when it comes to Scooby-Doo podcasts, and its hosts are acutely aware that they're up against a lot. It's a good thing then that they're so . . . what's the word I'm looking for-Sort of tough and strong yet persistent? Aggressive and headstrong? Tenacious, that's it! Oh, this is also another episode that stars Scrappy!

Not only does it star Scrappy, it's the pup's first ever appearance! It's another 1/3 hour of puppy power, and an episode that may or may not have had the backing of a very powerful corporate sponsor. We would never say that we're in the pocket of big business. What we are saying is that we could be.

As an added assignment, and one that will make up 20% of your final grade, determine whether Evan and Luke react more or less strongly to "The Scarab Lives!" than Billy and Amelia over at Scooby Dos or Scooby Don'ts. Please show your work. 

  • Those "old timey train delivery systems" that Evan wrongly misattributes to the intro involves a catcher pouch and mail hook.
  • The Blue Scarab's getup also reminded him of The Shadow Hero, a really excellent graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew which provides an origin for what may be Western comics' first-ever Asian superhero.
  • As mentioned in the episode, here's a link to the highly informative "Gaston, That Is Too Many Eggs".
  • Luke likens Floyd Hotchkiss to the Hungarian-American actor Peter Lorre. Fun fact: there's a Looney Tunes character based on him named "Dr. Lorre" who bizarrely appeared in the live-action Looney Tunes: Back In Action
  • Want to find out more about the golden age of comic books and how they were made? Both Luke and Evan would like to recommend the novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon.
  • Unfortunately we were unable to find a clip of Ryan and Chad having changed clothes in High School Musical 2. Lucky for us Buzzfeed had our back.
  • Yes, this is the second consecutive episode in which Luke and Evan have referenced the Greendale Human Being.