1) Never raise a demon/bad guy/ghost/ghoul/otherworldly beasty. It will inevitably turn the tables on you. (This is one of those lessons that the bad guys learn.) The take-away? Don’t try to control the forces of evil. It really never works out.
2) All of your friends are archetypes. The take-away? If your smart friends says that something is true, she’s probably more likely to be correct than your stoner friend. But your stoner friend will inevitably get credit for resolving everything properly.
3) People will go jump through all sorts of crazy hoops in order to keep the property/hide the gold mine/inherit the castle. The take-away? Get a trusted real estate agent and avoid spooky houses in ghost towns.
4) Skill is not necessary; luck is essential. The take-away? This one may only apply if you’re a dog or a skinny kid with, ah, dubious chemical addictions.
5) Talking dogs make great companions. The take-away? I’m all over that one. First talking dog I find, and I ditch the silly no-dog-because-of-allergy rules.
6) Life is great if you live out of a van and travel the world solving mysteries. The take-away? An RV is better. It has it’s own built in toilet and shower. Other than that, though, point me toward the nearest mystery. I’m all over it.
Are you a Scooby fan? (Despite the tongue in cheek, I am…at least in the pre-Scrappy-Doo days!)
What are your favorite TV show life lessons?