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Thursday, May 2, 2013

SCOOBY-DOO Enters the World of TWIN PEAKS


Those Scooby Snacks you like are going to come back in style.

In a touch of brilliance, the Cartoon Network animated series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated featured a dream sequence set in none other than the Red Room from the surreal ABC television series Twin Peaks by David Lynch and Mark Frost.

The episode "Stand and Deliver," written by Caroline Farah, has a scene where the Mystery Incorporated gang is inside a library researching a villain called Dandy Highwayman.  Scooby falls asleep and has a strange dream similar to Dale Cooper's from Twin Peaks' third episode.  Entering a replica of the Red Room inside the Black Lodge, Scooby encounters the unsettling walls of red curtains, zig-zag floor patterns and Venus statues.

Best of all, he counters a familiar little man dancing to melodic music, voiced by Michael J. Anderson, who played The Man From Another Place on Twin Peaks.  "Welcome to the Sitting Room, Scooby-Doo," says the little man in the same "forwards/backwards" speech effect, which scares Scooby and snaps him out of his nightmare.

Scooby falls asleep again later on, returning to the Sitting Room.  "Scooby-Doo, your time has come," says the little man, gesturing to the curtains.  "She is here."  The curtains part to reveal a female dog named Nova (voiced by Amy Acker), whose body has been possessed by a spirit of the Anunnaki, interdimensional beings that visit the Earth every few thousand years.  The being possessing Nova mentions the Anunnaki arrive during an event called Niburu, when the barrier between their world and ours grows weak.  This references the Twin Peaks entrance to the Black Lodge called Glastonbury Grove, which can only be entered when Jupiter and Saturn meet.

If you'd like to see the two dream sequences, you can view them below thanks to YouTube user Gabriel Benedetti...


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