Recap By a Rugrat: Scooby-Doo Returns!

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Hey there, it’s Matt. Previously on TVLine.com… “Take Your Kids to Work Day” brought my twin 8-year-old sons to the office, where Jacob broke some news about Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated resuming its freshman season. Now that the Cartoon Network series is back on our screens (Tuesdays at 7:30pm) — and in the interest of fair play (which is always good to reinforce with the young’uns) — Jared wanted to share his review of the first two new episodes. But then that’s it; I’m out of kids.

Hi! It’s me, Jared Mitovich (Jacob’s brother). As of what I’ve seen, all of the Scooby-Doo fans are really excited that Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated has made its return. So, I’m going to do a report on the latest two episodes. They were “Mystery Club State Finals” and “The Wild Brood.”

In “Mystery Club State Finals,” Scooby is sick and falls asleep. Boy, he had the biggest dream! He dreamed about being called a sidekick, and going to a ceremony with all of the other sidekicks, such as the Funky Phantom, a shark guy (I’m not sure what his name is, sorry), Captain Caveman, Speed Buggy, and more.

During the ceremony, a phantom shows up and turns all of the non-sidekicks into furry hamsters. The sidekick team tries to fix their friends back to normal size, and soon find out that the fiery phantom was really the Funky Phantom. They fix their friends back to normal, and take the Funky Phantom away. And Scooby-Doo was never called a sidekick again. Instead, he’s now called the star of Mystery Inc.!

Now, let’s move onto the mysterious “Wild Brood.” OK, lights, camera, action! Here we go. It was a sunny afternoon, and Daphne and Fred were doing their second date at the Tiki Hut. Fred brings Scooby, Shaggy and Velma, and Daphne gets upset because she wanted some privacy with Freddy. Right after that, a group of “so-called” monsters on bicycles show up at the hut. Daphne falls in love with Odnard, the leader of the group. They called themselves the Wild Brood. Before Odnard and his gang leave, he asks, “Would you… like to come with us?” Daphne agrees, and so does Velma.

Fred, Scooby and Shaggy, however, are feeling down. After a while, Velma and Daphne are back, and they meet up with the gang at Chen’s Internet Café. A villain kidnaps Velma and Scooby, and the villain forces Velma to fix the train route in Crystal Cove. Cut!

OK, I’ll save the rest for when you watch it! Sorry, but by now you probably have enough info. Well, bye!



Comments (15)

  • What is it about Scooby and the gang, they continue to be irresistible. Great review Jared. I’ve been a fan since the original series aired, which makes me so old I remember rotary phones and transistor radios. Your cue to say, whaaat? I think both you and your brother Jacob should continue to review shows for TvLine. It’s never too early to start on a career path. And I believe photos of the boys are in order dad, since I remember when you announced their birth…geez that seems like it was just yesterday. But I am getting older, so the memory plays tricks. Rooby-Rooo!

    Comment by TaMara – May 11, 2011 09:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hate to be one of THOSE types of posters, but…
    The ‘shark guy’ has a name: Jabberjaw.
    He was the star of one of the most popular shows ever (ironically named ‘Jabberjaw’). He has the voice of Curly Howard, and is the drummer for a futuristic underwater pop band — brilliant!

    And by ‘brilliant’ I mean shamefully derivative of Scooby-Doo and/or other Hanna-Barbera mystery team shows (available on DVD from the Warner Archives).

    Comment by mrgnexus – May 12, 2011 03:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • On behalf of Jared, I thank you for the historical perspective!

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – May 12, 2011 04:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Not a problem. GREAT review, by the way — you should be very proud. My kids and I are quite fond of this new Scooby.

        Comment by mrgnexus – May 12, 2011 08:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome job, Jared! (And I definitely enjoyed Jacob’s piece, too!) It’s nice to hear from the younger set about the shows they’re watching.

    Matt, your boys are fantastic writers for eight! Congrats on that. :-)

    Comment by Ace – May 12, 2011 04:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks Jared!

    For the record, the kids weren’t really turned into hamsters, it was a ruse. The BEST part of the “Mystery Club State Finals” ep, is that when Scooby had the dream, the Scooby gang were drawn the way they were back in the original (1969) series, as opposed to the newer more detailed way they are drawn now. It also was fun to have the other “Scooby Gang” type teams involved, although they really only showcased the “sidekicks” of Jabberjaw, Speed Buggy, Captain Caveman, and The Funky Phantom.

    My niece (11) and nephew (6) love this series, and I feel that it’s the best Scooby series since the first 2.

    Now, they (and I) would like to know…when will more episodes of Young Justice and Avengers:Earth’s Mightiest Heroes finally get aired? YJ has only aired a handful of episodes of its first season, while Avengers at least is somewhere in its second season.

    Comment by darclyte – May 12, 2011 05:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great job Jared! Matt, you must be so proud of your budding writers!

    Comment by Jessi – May 12, 2011 06:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This was an awesome review. Admittedly, I don’t watch Scooby-Doo (not since I was a kid), but I had to write in and say that your boys have done great jobs with their reviews :)

    Comment by Patty – May 12, 2011 07:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • great job Jared…Tvline will be a family business

    Comment by bmospr04 – May 12, 2011 08:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great job, Jared! Thanks for the review!

    Comment by Summer – May 12, 2011 08:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great review, Jared! We love Scooby, too! Matt & Mike, keep them boys posting! I think they add something to TVline!

    Comment by Jordayna – May 12, 2011 10:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great Job, Jared! TVLine has found it’s next generation of writers! I hope to see more from the twins, they are off to a wonderful start.

    Comment by MaggieQuack – May 12, 2011 11:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I support this post.

    Comment by Jennifer Arrow – May 12, 2011 11:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You did a good job Jared! Scooby Doo was my favorite for many years.

    Comment by Renee – May 12, 2011 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome job, Jared! You make me want to check out some Scooby Dooby Doo!

    Comment by Trish – May 12, 2011 07:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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