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Remember That Time Scooby-Doo Crossed Over With Twin Peaks? [VIDEO]


No? It happened recently in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. Scooby falls asleep and finds himself in the Red Room, where the Man From Another Place (voiced by Michael J. Anderson, a.ka. the actor who actually played the Man From Another Place) shows up to warm him about… I don’t even know. I was too busy being terrified. If you’ve ever wondered whether animation and the presence of a goofy dog make the Red Room less creepy, the answer is yes, but only slightly.

Another Twin Peaks-inspired scene from later in the season—yes, two different episodes of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated have had Twin Peaks homages—is behind the cut. I want to find the people responsible for this and shake their hands.

(via: Topless Robot)

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  • Anonymous

    Awesome. There’s a Darkwing Duck episode called Twin Beaks that is also amazing.

  • Anonymous

    Mystery Inc is a classic example of a series written by fans of the original. As a fan of many of the spinoffs (we didn’t name The Kid “Shugie” at random) I gotta say this one is simply stellar. The guest star cast alone puts the rest to shame. And yes, I AM including Vincent Price and the folks in the movies.

  • mea.glitch

    Considering this is the series that had Harlan Ellison guest star as himself twice, I am not surprised.

    They also managed to link Johnny Quest with Blue Falcon. Not important really, but I got a kick out of it.

  • http://discord-inc.tumblr.com/ James Fletcher

    Mystery Inc was such a good show. While it was sad to see it end, it went out pretty impressively.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pomfelo-Jones/100000541684030 Pomfelo Jones

    Definitely a witty and self aware show. If you see the episode (and preferably the whole series) it really does come across as a crossover and not just an homage.

    Really, if you accept it as canon, it helps explain Twin Peaks plot points as well!

  • http://zadl.org/ Captain ZADL

    I miss the old show where there were no ghosts, and every mystery was grounded in reality.

    That show taught skepticism, MythBusters style.

    That said, I’m happy they had some Twin Peak references, that show should never be forgot.

  • Brian

    And it explains why Scooby and Professor Pericles can talk. But not why no one thinks it’s weird.

  • Brian

    And Jeffrey Combs as “HP Hatecraft”. That’s some good stunt casting.

  • Brian

    And the Psych episode “Dual Spires”, which had something like 200 discrete Twin Peaks references, several original series guest stars, and a great running gag about ‘Everwood’. That last one’s not Twin Peaks related, but as the only Everwood watcher I know, I appreciated it.

  • http://discord-inc.tumblr.com/ James Fletcher

    To be fair, for the vast majority of the series every mystery was grounded in reality. A reality where stuff like jetpacks and advanced robotics are common enough that people can use it for monster costumes admitedly, but the original show had tons of improbably equiped villans too.

  • S. D. Truett

    Not only that (the grounded in reality beginning), but (without revealing too much) the very last show (in which conversations about quantum physics takes place) would make Captain ZADL happy as well. (By the way: anyone with a moniker like “Captain ZADL” isn’t allowed to bemoan the state of skepticism vs. supernatural belief in the 21st Century).

  • S. D. Truett

    With all of the “crossovers” from cartoons — Johnny Quest, the episode with sidekicks featuring the goofy giant shark from 1970s, superfriends, etc. — the references to literally dozens of films and TV shows (“Twin Peaks”, “Planet of the Apes” [Scooby's girlfriend is named nova], the various actors who guest-star (from Jeffrey Combs to jTim Matheson, who makes use of his guest-role time by doing a Christopher Walken impression), not to mention Harlan Ellison (who was already mentioned in comments below), “HotDog Water” and (AND!) at least two or three subtle (but not-too veiled) references to Velma rockin’ some Lesbian sexuality, this incarnation of “Scooby Doo” should be put into the Cartoon Hall of Fame!