The original Scooby Gang has faced ghosts, goblins and terrors galore, most of which turn out to be disgruntled employees wearing masks, but in their next series they’ll be facing a horror so ghastly — and REAL — that it’ll be more than Shaggy running for his life this time. Steve Urkel has risen from the grave and he’s after Mystery Inc! Better hope you didn’t eat all the cheese, Scooby!
Jaleel White recently stepped into the Warner Bros. recording booth to professionally perform as Urkel for the first time in 20 years. The guest appearance is just one of many from Boomerang’s upcoming series Scooby-Doo and Guess Who, a revival of the New Scooby-Doo Movies concept that will see the Gang cross paths with one celebrity per episode. On tap for the first season are Ricky Gervias, Kenan Thompson, Jim Gaffigan, Wanda Sykes, Whoopi Goldberg, Weird Al Yankovic. Sia, Halsey, Mark Hamill (who isn’t hard to get as a VA, but why not), Penn & Teller, Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and NBA player Chris Paul. It’s a great lineup, but the lack of Globetrotters is distressing.
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WAiT! ZOOM IN 😳 Scooby and Who?!? Yup. Walked in that booth after 20 years and voiced him like it was nuthin #SteveUrkel #UrkelBot @boomerangtoons Premieres June 27 ~ Hanna Barbera once gifted me an animation cell I have til this day. To be ON screen with Scoob And Shaggy solving a mystery is #Bucketlist stuff 🙏🏽 Enjoy! And my daughter STILL thinks she cooler than me 😎🤨
Urkel was last seen in 1998, floating in outer space. It’s unknown how he returned to Earth, but maybe the cartoon will elaborate.
Scooby-Doo And Guess Who premieres on Boomerang June 27; it will run on Cartoon Network eventually. As a certain Great Dane might say (and probably will), “Rid Ri roo rhat?”