The kids of Mystery, Inc. were a lucky bunch, not only because they were never brutally murdered by any of the mysterious rubber-masked “monsters” after whom they chased, but also because of their connections.  In their travels, they met not only screen legends like the Three Stooges, but Georgia’s virtuoso Jerry Reed, short Monkee Davy Jones and The Batman himself!  Really, given the number of awesome folks Shaggy and the gang ran into, it’s no surprise that so many other kids set off with their bizarre pets/ghostly advisors/caveman superheroes/Vaudeville sharks to solve mysteries as well.  Indeed, Scooby-Doo probably perfected the special guest-star, prefacing the likes of ‘The Love Boat,’ ‘Fantasy Island’ and whatever the hell was going on with ‘Lost.’  Indeed, it’s the kind of thing that might even beg a query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) admits to being a little bit delighted with Detective Munch from ‘Homicide’ turned up on the X-Files, asking: What’s the coolest guest-star appearance in history?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Even though I’m not much of a baseball guy, the Simpsons episode “Homer at the Bat” is a classic, with all of the guest stars really making me laugh. The episode is grandfathered into my getting tired of guest stars episodes. Another good guest starring role would be most of the original series Star Trek cast in Futurama.

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