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MFF Favorite Monsters: The Cotton Candy Glob and its Demise in Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

January 5, 2019

Ever since Waterworld featured Kevin Costner murdering a random 2,000 pound sea beast for about 40 pounds of its meat, I’ve been intrigued by random creature death in movies. That is why I’m writing this piece about a random monster that received about 25 seconds of screen time in Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. The Cotton Candy Glob was only featured for a short time, but its short life and death left a long lasting impact on me because it died brutally via being eaten alive by the film’s protagonists Scooby Doo and Shaggy.

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I get that the monster is a jerk who was trying to murder a man and his dog. However, things go quickly awry for the monster, and he was eaten alive while yelling “I will give you cavities!” It was an insulting death because the Cotton Candy Glob was a monster who was destroyed by its prey. Writer James Gunn came up with a truly inspired bit and I love the combination of the creatures terrified face and how after they ate the monster Shaggy says “I’m thirsty, I need a liter cola monster.”

You almost feel bad for it.

What is the goal of this piece? This may sound weird but I wanted to know how many calories Shaggy and Scooby ingested when they ate this frightened creature alive. To do this, I read a lot about cotton candy and learned that no two websites have the same answer. So, I averaged the results from the websites and I guestimated the amount of cotton candy that made up the creatures body.

The cotton candy monster has some heft. which means lots of sugar went into its creation

Here is what I’m guessing.

  1. The magical monster is 15 feet tall and made of sugar and pink coloring. He is a big fluffy creature who is very unlucky.
  2. Scooby and Shaggy eat at least 75% of the monster. I don’t think they would leave a half eaten cotton candy carcass lying around. That would be disgusting. The majority of cotton candy left would be strewn about the floor in little lifeless clumps.
  3. According to my research, one pound of sugar makes about 25 servings. Thus, I’m guessing 50 pounds of sugar would have sufficed for the creature. Why 50 pounds? Since the creature is magical, there isn’t the typical amount of sugar that gets wasted due to machines and burning (thank you amazon reviews!). So, with the combination of magic and 50 pounds of sugar, I think that is enough.
  4. If Shaggy and Scooby ate at least 80% of the monster they would’ve consumed 35,000 thousand calories EACH (70,000 total). This math is a result of knowing that 50 pounds of sugar equals 87,000 calories.
  5. They ate the monster in 10 minutes due to their absence from the group not being overly long.
  6. World champion eater Joey Chestnut only consumed 21,000 calories in 10 minutes during his 2018 Nathan’s hotdog record setting performance.
  7. The metabolism and inner workings of Shaggy and Scooby Doo are truly impressive and defy all logic. I wonder what is going on in there?
  8. They showed zero concern about murdering a monster.

I had to show this picture again. The poor thing was terrified

Results? – They ingested at least 35,000 calories each in 10 minutes, while eating the 15-foot candy glob monster who seemed like it felt pain as its cotton candy flesh was being ripped from its body. I love Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed because it is such a weird little thing.

There you have it! I’m hoping you’ve always had questions about this scene, and I hope I answered them.

 

 

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