STUDIO: Turner Home Entertainment
MSRP: $14.98
RATED: Not Rated

The Pitch

Scooby and Shaggy get clues.

The Humans

Jeff Bennett, Scott Menville, Frank Welker and Casey Kasem

The exterior set-up to a tasteless caption joke.

The Nutshell

Shaggy & Scooby Doo – Get A Clue Vol. 2 continues the epic tale of Scooby and Shaggy’s battle against Dr. Phibes. There are Scooby snacks and just to be dealt in the four episodes collected in this second volume of the popular Saturday morning program. Dumb criminal commit crimes without fear of judicial reprisal. The cops are helpless, as stoner teenagers save the day. It’s a bigger downer crime show than The Shield.

Young, dumb and full of dog cum. Yeah, I went there.

The Lowdown

Scooby and Shaggy have been doing this shit for four decades. It’s bizarre to think that American children haven’t gotten past their adoration of these pothead vagabonds. But, Eddie Izzard was right in his comparison of the famous duo to the legendary exploits of the Shakespearean Falstaff. They are fools of the highest caliber and they deserve respect. The question is how much respect should we show them?

Shaggy & Scooby Doo: Get a Clue Vol. 2
opens the same way the show has done since its premiere. There’s an opening gag and a basic intro to this week’s plot. Laughs are had, as the duo screws up and bumbles their way through the latest happening. Sometimes, it’s a crazy robot. Sometimes, you’ve got to deal with a mad scientist. No one ever yells out to Shaggy that Omar’s coming, he has no threats in his world. He only has tasks.

Remember Shaggy, you jump through the blue portal first and then you exit out of the red portal. If you try to reverse the jump, then the cake is a lie.

When you think about it, the show only confirms what has become painfully obvious about Shaggy and Scooby Doo over the years. They need the thrill of the hunt. Phantoms, creatures and other ghouls will always chase them as long as they need them to be there. Even though, the recent series is changing this up for scientists and computer threats, it’s still the same motif. Scooby and Shaggy are two empty souls that define themselves by their illusions.

I hate to break down a simple look at a cartoon into something more. But, this brief discussion point is the only thing I’ve raised out of these episodes. What hasn’t Scooby and Shaggy called it quits? They have no aspirations for their crime-fighting careers and every advance they make isn’t earned. Are they taking part in some sort of unspoken indictment of the American Society Post-Vietnam? The world might never know.

The Guild frowns upon thee.

The Package

Shaggy & Scooby Doo – Get A Clue Vol. 2
arrives on DVD with nothing to show. The packaging is awkward. Hell, there aren’t any special features. What a joke. Warner Brothers must hate your children.

is pretty strong. Well, strong for a network cartoon. Can you even consider Kids WB or whatever the fuck they’re calling it to be a network? Back in my day, you were a network if you aired a MASH re-run once a day. If I don’t see Alan Alda on your station, then you’re fucked.

In the end, Shaggy & Scooby Doo – Get A Clue Vol. 2 is
a generic disc. It’s a babysitter packaged designed to shut your brats up for about two hours. But, don’t get offended. You’ll need this. So, buy it.

Dig the Klaus Nomi floaties.

1.0 out of 10