This episode makes many references to the 1930s Universal Horror period, with such characters as Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, The Bride, The Wolf Man and The Mummy sitting in the crowd of The Batty Awards at the beginning (and also as red herrings later in the episode). Some of Scooby's older foes such as The Creeper, The Zombie and The Ghost of Mr. Hyde are also seen among the crowd.

Marla Frumkin's debut as Velma, and takes over the role of Velma from Patricia Stevens for the remainder of the season.