Saturday, September 21, 2013

Who's the Best... Scooby-Doo Guest-Stars?





21 comments:

david_b said...

I don't remember the guest Star episodes (or any..) that well, but my favs were the Dynamic Duo, Davy Jones, and I believe Sandy Duncan guested as well.

It all seemed like a pandering type of idea, but in the case of Batman and Robin, it sure got my attention.

Rip Jagger said...

I'll have to give the nod to the Harlem Globetrotters. There's no real reason for it, but I always rather enjoyed that absurd cartoon.

The later Scooby series with Vincent Price was a humdinger, bringing back some real zest to the humor which had long overwhelmed the slight element of ghastly goodness the show could in its best moments deliver.

Rip Off

William said...

Batman and Robin, because... well... they're Batman and Robin! And also because Super Friends was my favorite cartoon when I was a kid.

david_b said...

Coincidental to my current avatar, Frank Zappa really should have guested..

"Zoinks" indeed.

(Or did he....?)

Matt Celis said...

Phyllis Diller! I always thought it bizarre...were there a lot of kids who even knew who she was?! Such an odd choice.

Edo Bosnar said...

I only have vague memories of the guest star season. I remember the Chan Clan, Addams Family and Josie and the Pussycats, and was there even one with Sonny & Cher, or am I mixing that up with something else?
And Matt, I totally knew who Phyllis Diller was when I was a little kid. I don't know why, really, but I just did.

Anyway, based on my spotty memories, I'd have to go with what seems the general consensus here, because they're also the ones I remember best: the Harlem Globetrotters and Batman & Robin.
Which reminds me: just recently I saw that episode of Batman Brave and the Bold in which Batmite explores alternate universes, and it included a redo of the Scooby Doo team-up. That brought a smile to my face...

Matt Celis said...

There was definitely a Sonny & Cher team-up. I don't remember Josie, though--really?

Paul said...

Don Knotts! I may be wrong, but I think that he was the only one to guest star twice.

J.A. Morris said...

Coincidentally, I attended a Con yesterday, Larry Storch was one of the guests. I mention this because Storch voiced the Joker on his Scooby Doo appearances.

So I'm going with Batman & Robin for my answer. And I own it on dvd, can't say that for any other episodes of "The New Scooby Doo Movies". Speaking which, I always thought that was a weird title, since they weren't movies at all.

Matt Celis said...

Globetrotters guested 3 times, Three Stooges twice, Batman & Robin twice, and Don Knotts twice.

david_b said...

Ah, Matt, you looked it up on Wikipedia too, eh..?

Graham said...

The two Batman & Robin episodes were my favorites, but I also liked the Jonathan Winters and Laurel Y Hardy episodes, too.

Anonymous said...

I don't remember most of the old guest stars (except Batman, of course). It's been so long since I've seen those shows.

The latest version (Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated) had some cool guest/recurring stars: Lewis Black, Gary Cole, Mark Hamill, Tia Carrere, Vivica Fox, Jane Wiedlin...and Harlan Ellison as himself! Twice!

Mike W.

Matt Celis said...

Got curious.

themiddlespaces said...

Phyllis Diller!

redartz said...

Harlan Ellison on Scooby Doo? Must look that one up...

I recall that when the "New Scooby Doo Movies" were on, there was a competing show called "Saturday Superstar Movies". I think I alternated weeks. Definitely liked the Harlem Globetrotters appearances, and Josie & the Pussycats. Dick Van Dyke was a welcome visitor, as well.

Matt Celis said...

Funny thing...I finally saw the Harlem Globetrotters play sometime around '82...I always thought they were a "real" basketball team prior to that.

Paul said...

Thanks, Matt. It's been a loooong time since I saw these shows.

Joseph said...

I loved the Globetrotters and always wanted to see the Batman & Robin (they were in the opening credits, but I never saw the actual episode).

But my favorite was Jonathan Winters. I had no idea who he was at the time, but found him so funny (as a 9-year old) that I've never been able to think of Mr. Winters without remembering his Scooby appearance.

Matt Celis said...

Anybody seen the new Scooby Doo team-up with Blue Falcon?

kkovats said...

... still remember Batman and his "V-neck" costume!

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