Its time once again for the weekly assignment for the League of Extraordinary Bloggers. Lets see what this week’s topic is:
You have the opportunity to spend the night at any residence in pop culture. Where do you go?
Well I am going to stretch this question to places that I don’t believe were intended but come along for the ride.
How do we define residence? In my mind its a place that someone can lay down for the night and also contains his/her most important things. If there’s room enough for a partner or a loyal pet that’s even better. Plus sleepovers should be a magical thing that holds the possibility of all possibilities. Anything can happen, even this:
So where would I like to sleep for a night and tell spooky stories, and eat too much, and have the possibility that anyone could show up and anything can happen? There’s really only one place:
The Mystery Machine.
Now the Goodwill Geek can poo poo this all he wants, but I cant think of a better spot. See what some of you may not understand is that the Scooby Gang, and thus the Mystery Machine itself, is the fulcrum of all pop culture. Anyone can show up because so many people have been tied to those meddling kids and their dog. Who do you want to have a sleepover with? Give me any name and we’ll tie it back to the Gang.
First are the easy ones. The Hanna Barbera library. Scooby Doo has crossed over with Harvey Birdman, Jabberjaw, Funky Phantom, and more. This can then attach him to the Flintstones, Jetsons, Space Ghost and from there to the world of Adult Swim.
Then there’s the classic Scooby Doo and Batman team up. Well shit who the hell has Batman not partnered with? All of the DC Universe, then Marvel, and followed up by properties under Dark Horse, Image and more.
Where else do you want to go? Star Wars? Jay and Silent Bob end up in the back of the van, then fight Luke Skywalker (or Mark Hamill as Cock Knocker). Star Trek? Well then you’re not watching one of the greatest cartoons of all time, Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated. If you were then you would know that the Gang met up with Harlan Ellison who wrote one of Star Trek’s greatest episodes, the City on the Edge of Forever.
Just look at the long line of guest stars and then connect them to their own movies, TV shows and so on. The Addams Family, the Three Stooges, Don Knotts, the Harlem Globetrotters, KISS, and coming up soon – the WWE!
Now Daphne and Velma have a pillow fight right?
Hey check out what the rest of the League wrote up this week:
(Links borrowed from Cold Slither)