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Saturday Morning Shakespeare

Isn’t Wikipedia amazing? You can look up just about anything you can think of. For instance, did you know that Scooby-Doo is a Great Dane, that Shaggy’s real name is Norville Rogers, and that the show first aired on US television on this day in 1969? o_O

What Scooby’s Wikipedia entry doesn’t tell you, however, is that in 1993, writer Michael S. Schiffer made the shocking claim that a recently-discovered folio of Shakespeare’s Hamlet features a dramatic intervention by Scooby and the Gang in the climactic Act V, Scene II.

The link to the original page is broken, but kudos to Susan Stepney for preserving a copy of this wonderful parody and other classics.

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