Stranger Thing accused of stealing from Scooby-Doo in viral TikTok video


“The Duffer brothers have some explaining to do,” Nathalia Motta says in viral TikTok video that shows Stranger Things copied Scooby-Doo!

A TikTok video made by Nathalia Motta has gone viral after she jokingly exposes Stranger Things creators of stealing idea for their Netflix show from a classic episode of Scooby-Doo!

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The popular TikTok video with over a million views and 382,000 likes displays a sample from a Scooby-Doo! episode that essentially explains the entire plot of Stranger Things, complete with spoilers.

This particular segment is taken from “Through the Curtain,” which is the twenty-fifth episode of the second season of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, and the fifty-first episode overall.

Stranger Things upside down underwater portal.
Stranger Things upside down underwater portal.

In the episode Shaggy has a bit of meltdown after being on the open ocean for awhile.

“I can’t take it,” Shaggy shouts. “We’re lost at sea — correction — and interdenominational sea, alone, and adrift between universes. Dudes, life has completely turned upside down.”

Velma has an epiphany, and exclaims: “Upside down? Shaggy Roger, you’re a genius!”

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She continues to explain that the gate to the other dimension is below them and they swim underwater to find it.

This Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated episode first aired in April, 2013, just three years before the first season of Stranger Things premiered on Netflix and it has a lot of similarities.

Upside down world Scooby-Doo!
Scooby-Doo! Through the Curtain episode: inside upside down world.

“So this confirms that Eddie is Shaggy, Nancy is Velma, Steve is Fred, Robin is Daphne and Dustin is Scooby-Doo,” one user commented after watching the video.

Another suggested that Duffer brothers got their idea from The Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

“All the kids here thinking Stranger Things stole from Scooby-Doo but I’m still convinced that Pirates of the Caribbean did this first,” one user remarked.

Perhaps they were inspired by both Scooby-Doo! and The Pirates of the Caribbean since they did reveal in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that Stranger Things were inspired by movies and shows they loved as children.

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