10 Guest Stars You Forgot Were On ScoobyDoo

10 Guest Stars You Forgot Were On Scooby-Doo


Scooby-Doo is an iconic cartoon. To keep things interesting, guest stars have frequently appeared in the franchise. Do you recognize these 10 stars?

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10 Guest Stars You Forgot Were On ScoobyDoo

For a show that followed an anthropomorphic dog and his perpetually teenage gang of monster hunters, Scooby-Doo has enjoyed some seriously unexpected longevity. From the original run of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! all the way to the upcoming animated film starring Zak Efron (who, horrifyingly, is replacing Frank Welker, the voice of Fred for over 50 years), the show has maintained a very strong audience.

Considering the first episode of Scooby-Doo first hit out screens way back in 1969, it’s no real surprise that it’s seen its fair share of guest stars. We’ve collected ten of the best.

10 The Harlem Globe Trotters

10 Guest Stars You Forgot Were On ScoobyDoo

Taken from an early 70s Scooby-Doo series called The New Scooby-Doo Movies, the gang met up with the iconic exhibition basketball team, The Harlem Globetrotters. How these advanced sportsmen ended up on a kids show fighting off monsters is anyone’s guess, but they held their own surprisingly well.

In this episode, the unlikely team bumped into a ghost ship manned by Redbeard himself (one of the greatest Scooby-Doo villains of all time) and his crew. Considering the novelty of this mashup, it is considered one of the great classic episodes of the show.

9 Batman And Robin

10 Guest Stars You Forgot Were On ScoobyDoo

The New Scooby-Doo Movies were no stranger to merging the realms of real-life and fiction, considering Batman and Robin (as well as the Joker and Penguin) as just as worthy of a guest slot as the very much real Harlem Globe Trotters.

In their episode, the two worlds merged perfectly, with Batman and Robin teaming up with the gang to save Professor Flaky from Joker and Penguin, who, in true Scooby-Doo fashion, were disguised as a Dryad and a Troll respectively. Despite this ambitious merging of two widely loved franchises, their collaboration was well-received.

8 Ricky Gervais

10 Guest Stars You Forgot Were On ScoobyDoo

Jumping forward almost 50 years and iconic British comedian and creator of The Office, Ricky Gervais, finally landed his guest slot. No stranger to making appearances on the likes of The Simpsons, his appearance here was within the brand new Scooby-Doo And Guess Who? series, in which the gang encounters various guests, whether real or fictional.

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Very similar to The New Scooby-Doo Movies, right? Anyway, Ricky managed to incorporate the name of his cat, Ollie, into the title and star in a London-set episode about the rise of an Egyptian Cat Mummy.

7 Jodie Foster (As Pugsley Addams)

10 Guest Stars You Forgot Were On ScoobyDoo

Known for her central role in one of the greatest films of all time, The Silence Of The Lambs, it is often forgotten that Jodie Foster was the original voice of Pugsley Addams in the cartoon version of The Addams Family.

Aged just 11 (way before her career exploded into the monster it is today) she reprised her role as Pugsley in an episode of The New Scooby-Doo Movies, alongside the entirety of her Addams Family co-stars. The gang were tricked into housesitting for the family, but as soon as they release Wednesday has gone missing, they have to turn their attention to that.

6 Steve Urkel

10 Guest Stars You Forgot Were On ScoobyDoo

This bizarre guest appearance comes from Steve Urkel, who was (eventually) the primary protagonist in Family Matters, which wrapped up more than 20 years before this episode of Scooby-Doo hit our screens.

Jaleel White, now playing a teenager despite having reached his 40s in real life, returned for the role, which went down surprisingly well, considering how little of the current audience of Scooby-Doo was likely to have even been born when Family Matters was airing. They initially start tracking down the Urkel-Bot, before discovering a Technomancer, who is able to control all the robots in the world, and things take a dramatic turn for the crew.

5 Kiss

10 Guest Stars You Forgot Were On ScoobyDoo

Not a band known for their subtlety, Kiss jumped at the opportunity to appear in Scooby-Doo. In fact, Kiss has become more of a brand than a band, releasing just about every object they could get their hands on with a picture of their logo on it. I digress.

In 2015’s Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock And Roll Mystery, the gang team up with the band to take down an entity called The Crimson Witch. This all takes place in a massive theme park called Kiss World. They couldn’t stop putting their logo everywhere even in the fictional world!

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4 Dick Van Dyke

10 Guest Stars You Forgot Were On ScoobyDoo

Back in the days of The New Scooby-Doo Movies, Dick Van Dyke was in his mid-40s and a very relevant and impressive guest for the show to land. Now, he is in his mid-90s and younger people are likely to recognize him more for Night At The Museum.

In his episode, ‘The Haunted Carnival’, Van Dyke owns a carnival that has been abandoned. He attempts to disguise himself at first, but eventually gives up and they team up to take down the ghost of a strongman.

3 John Cena

10 Guest Stars You Forgot Were On ScoobyDoo

In the 2014 direct-to-DVD film Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery, the gang bump into a whole host of wrestlers. This includes Triple H, The Miz and Kane. Front and center, however, is John Cena. Pushing himself into the real-life acting world, Cena probably thought landing a Scooby-Doo role was a good move.

It’s a surprising crossover, but it actually works well, and allowing each wrestler to voice themselves is a cool move that simultaneously shows them to be more fun-loving than the violent athletes they’re portrayed as, but also reiterated that everyone involved, is, at the end of the day, an actor.

2 Penn & Teller

10 Guest Stars You Forgot Were On ScoobyDoo

The guest appearance of comedy magic duo Penn & Teller in Scooby-Doo And Guess Who? is quite an interesting one. Rather than the rather contrived “oh look, it’s [insert guest]” introduction, the story takes a rather more inventive role. Both the gang and the duo have been invited to spend a night in a haunted hotel in Las Vegas before it’s demolished the following day.

Obviously, they team up to fight against the ghost of Madds Markson and deliver stellar performances thanks to their long careers as performers.

1 “Weird Al” Yankovic

Though the era of “Weird Al” Yankovic may have passed a while ago, his appearance on Scooby Doo was long overdue. His entire look just begs to be animated in the way of Scooby Doo, right? His episode of Scooby Doo And Guess Who? sees the gang bump into Al, who is, for some reason, a stowaway. Apparently, an ancient Allosaurus is destroying the accordion camp he runs nearby.

Firstly, it’s pretty interesting to see Al running a camp exclusively for getting better at the accordion. Secondly, it’s even more interesting that this resurrected dinosaur would focus exclusively on young accordion players.

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