Thursday, November 24, 2022

A Scooby-Doo Thanksgiving

In the 53 years that Scooby-Doo has been around, there hasn't been an official Thanksgiving episode, movie or special. Even Snoopy has A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, but there is nothing for Scoob!

In this episode of the Scooby Panel, we discuss the episodes and movie that are the closest they have come to Thanksgiving within the Scooby-Doo franchise. We talk about the Thanksgiving merchandise and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade floats and Scooby balloon.  

It was a lot of fun doing the research for this episode. I learned a lot of amazing information about Scooby-Doo, especially the Macy's balloon! 

I hope you enjoy the episode and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Monday, November 7, 2022

Shaggy Rogers Is More Than Just Bait!

When you think about Shaggy, what comes to mind?

For me, it's his love of food, green shirt and his amazing friendship with his pal, Scooby-Doo. I think of him running from monsters and being the bait for Fred's traps. Shaggy is way more complex than I think people realize. 

In this episode of the Scooby Panel, we discuss Shaggy. We take a look at his family, his love interests, his voice actors and more. We also shed a little more light on why Casey Kasem refused to voice Shaggy for the Burger King Commercial. 

It was a lot of fun learning about Shaggy as a character and what he brings to the gang! I also updated Shaggy's family members on my website!

I added a table of contents to this one, which I hope to eventually add to all of them.  

Thanks to Wendy, Cameron, Joel and Danii for joining me for this one! 

We hope you enjoy the episode! 

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Paranormal Scooby-Doo and Our Paranormal Experiences

There are so many paranormal elements in Scooby-Doo, from real ghosts and monsters to floating candles and sandwiches and a lot of other things that have happened over the past 50+ years in the franchise. 

On today's episode, we discuss some of the paranormal elements in Scooby-Doo and then we talk about our own paranormal experiences, some of which gave me chills. Like Justin said in the episode, I didn't expect to hear the crazy stories that everyone had. What makes it even better...there is a visual for one of Devin's experiences and you may even hear the words of a ghost from Justin's experience. 

Paranormal Experience While Editing This Panel

While I was editing the panel, the part where I talked about my experiences in my house, all of a sudden my dog, who was fast asleep on the couch, ran out of the room as fast as he could and then the mute icon started flashing on my TV screen. It just kept flashing on and off. No one was near the remote and the only way to mute and unmute the TV is to hold down the volume button. I happened to be editing the video in the same room I had another experience in, so maybe it was the same ghost letting me know they were here! It freaked me out!

Have You Had Any Paranormal Experiences?

Join me, Alexa, Devin, Justin and Joel as we discuss paranormal elements in Scooby-Doo and our own paranormal experiences, and let us know if you have ever had any paranormal experiences of your own in the comments of the blog post, video or on any of our social media accounts. 

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Interview with Carlton Zapp, Assistant to Bill Hanna and Joseph Barbera

Carlton Zapp was Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera's assistant. He started working at Hanna-Barbera in the 80's and he was by their side until they passed away. 

Carlton Zapp is an amazing person! He's got a heart of gold!  

I was joined by Wendy Brydge and Alexa Lawlor for this interview. We enjoyed every second of this interview and by the end, our faces hurt from smiling and laughing so much! Carlton told us about his life, his work at Hanna-Barbera and he told us some great stories! I love how he calls them all his "dudes"! You can really feel that everything he says is from the heart. He loved working with these people! 

Carlton also sent some amazing pictures of him with the greats - Bill Hanna, Joe Barbera, Iwao Takamoto, Jerry Eisenberg, and more. You can see the pictures throughout the episode. 

I had a question that I forgot to ask him. I had read an article that said Joe Barbera used a pen that contained his genetic material to sign his limited edition cels in order to keep counterfeiters away . When I asked Carlton, he said that was false, that Joe Barbera just used a sharpie. Is it possible he used the genetic pen only on cels and sharpies on everything else? 

This interview was 5 seconds shy of 3 hours edited, but it goes fast because Carlton has so many great things to say. He also shares some amazing advice he got from Mr. Hanna and Mr. Barbera, which you can find the clip to the advice below. 

A huge shout out to Scott Jeralds for connecting us with Carlton! 

Hope you enjoy the episode! 

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Interview with Leslie Stern, Iwao Takamoto's Step-Daughter

We all know Iwao Takamoto, the animator and creator of Scooby-Doo and so many other amazing characters! Leslie Stern, Iwao Takamoto's step-daughter, told us about Iwao Takamoto - dad, husband and friend. 

Leslie Stern is the Author of Living With A Legend, about her step-father, Iwao Takamoto. She calls him a legend, just like the rest of us. She's proud of Iwao and all that he accomplished. It's so amazing to see that he meant so much to her. It's heartwarming!

Leslie tells us amazing stories about Iwao...funny family stories and stories about how he felt about his work. She gave us a great look at Iwao as a person. 

We were honored to have been able to sit down with Leslie and talk to her. A very special thank you to Scott Jeralds for connecting us with Leslie. 

Please check out Leslie's book, Living With A Legend, for more amazing stories about Iwao and drawings and photos that have never been seen before by the public!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Interview with Tristin Roesch Cole, Scooby-Doo Background Painter

Interviewing Tristin Cole was so much fun! She had so many amazing stories to tell, her career is amazing, her work is amazing and she is such a fun and wonderful person. Tristin has worked on 15 different iterations of Scooby-Doo and countless other shows and movies! Her resume is impressive! 

Tristin got to work with some of the greats! - Iwao Takamoto, Jerry Eisenberg, Scott Jeralds, Joe Sichta and her dad, Ron Roesch! She shares her experiences working with them and some fun stories! 

Also be sure to check out Tristin's book, Into The Night, available now! 

Join Wendy, Will and I as we talk to Tristin Cole about her career as a background painter!  

A huge thank you to Scott Jeralds for connecting us with Tristin Cole. 

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Happy 53rd Birthday, Scooby-Doo! 31 Reasons Why We Love Scooby-Doo From The People That Worked On Him


September 13th is always such a wonderous day! We get to celebrate Scooby-Doo and the gang, and all of the people that worked on him! 

For today's special panel, I wanted to do something fun! I talked to Wendy about some ideas I had, and she came up with the idea of doing reasons why we love Scooby-Doo! I LOVED the idea, but thought it would be really cool to get the reasons from the people that worked on Scooby-Doo over the years. So I sent out a bunch of messages and emails to people, and I ended up getting 31 responses, which was more than I had expected. 

Wendy, Alexa, Danii and I read their reasons for you and then we talk about why we love Scooby-Doo. I am so excited they did this episode with me because they have been Scooby fans since they were kids too, and what better way to celebrate than with people that understand your love of Scooby! 

I didn't elaborate much, but when I said Scooby was like my support animal, I wasn't kidding! I have leaned on Scooby for a lot of support and therapy in my life. He's always been there for me, like when my dad died, when I've gotten sick, when I've experienced traumatic matter what, I can always count on Scooby to help me get through it and to bring happiness into my life. 

All of the happiness from Scooby-Doo is because of the amazing people that worked on Scooby throughout the past 53 years! They have given us these wonderful characters to watch in episodes and movies! I hope they all know how much we appreciate them and how much they have impacted our lives with their wonderful work! Thank you to everyone who has had a hand in the Scooby-Doo franchise! 

Thank you to Bradford N. Smith and Scott Jeralds for their help with getting some of the responses. 

I hope you enjoy hearing why the people that worked on Scooby-Doo loved Scooby! Let us know why you love Scooby, too! 

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