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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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

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!

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6 Comments

  1. February 17, 2014 at 1:58 pm — Reply

    Even though I outgrew my Batmania years ago, I still love the Scooby Doo episodes with Batman.

    One of my favorite guest appearances ever has to be when the Muppets were on “Scrubs”.
    http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Scrubs
    http://scrubs.wikia.com/wiki/My_ABC%27s

    Also, practically every Simpsons episode with a guest star I like (Weird Al and Leonard Nimoy, among others) and even a few I don’t.

  2. Kirby
    February 17, 2014 at 2:31 pm — Reply

    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.

    • February 17, 2014 at 6:42 pm — Reply

      Welshy!

  3. Luis Dantas
    February 17, 2014 at 4:31 pm — Reply

    Maybe Wonder Woman on the Brady Kids. Or Green Hornet on Batman.

    • February 17, 2014 at 10:36 pm — Reply

      You, my friend, are a man of discerning taste…

  4. salla
    February 17, 2014 at 8:05 pm — Reply

    The Magnum PI / Murder She Wrote crossover. Cause, awesome.

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