Already closed | 1h 20m | Midtown W

The Solve It Squad

From 54 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Hilarious

About the show

YouTube comedy group the Tin Can Brothers present this dark twisted send-up of classic children detective stories like Scooby Doo, the Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew. More…

The one-act play follows the adventures of a group of former kid detectives who, after 20 years of growing up and apart, must return to the scene of their greatest unsolved case: the murder of their trusty dog Cluebert.

1h 20m | Already closed | TBG Mainstage Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (54)


Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Hilarious
Avg Score

Funny, Quirky, Clever, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if You’re a fan of Scooby Doo and reality TV shows. This is sort of a combination of the two of those. Lots of silly fun.

Don't see it if You’ve never seen Scooby Doo. The spoof will mean nothing to you and it will just be a bunch of meddling kids.

Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if A solid send-up of the Scooby Doo series. The jokes land and the performances are sharp. A funny sketch.

Don't see it if You don’t like parody shows. Or have never seen Scooby-Doo.

Quirky, Silly, Funny, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if It like watching Saturday morning cartoon, and the Hardy Boys crime solving teen see them older and not so wiser.

Don't see it if They group up with problems of drugs and language.

Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if Good parody of the Scooby Doo gang with an adult twist.

Don't see it if You don’t know about Scooby Doo and you don’t want to see a grown up version of a childhood favorite.

Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want comedy from the golden age of youtube. You loved Scooby Doo growing up.

Don't see it if You dislike frequent scene changes (quite a few gaps between scenes as the actors added a table or removed a chair)

Clever, Funny, Great writing, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if You ever watched Scooby Doo and wondered whatever happened to them. Good writing and funny antics

Don't see it if You feel you've outgrown childish things.

Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you are a fan of the StarKid, AVPM or the Tin Can Brothers or if you’d enjoy an intimate production of who done it murder mystery parodies.

Don't see it if you don’t like small intimate productions or parodies of detective shows such as Scooby Doo or Nancy Drew with adult language and content.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you like clever dialog, funny characters, zany situations, and evocative audio. A zoo filled with visual parody and riotous goings-on.FUN!

Don't see it if you expect a serious pursuit of clues with Sherlockian deductions by expert sleuths in capes. Instead, crazy characters do solve the case.

Funny, Clever, Cheesy

See it if You have nostalgia for the Scooby Doo gang and other crime-solving teens, but don't mind seeing them as washed-up adults

Don't see it if You don't like silliness

Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are a fan of parodies of Scooby Doo or if you like Tin Can brothers. Appears to be a cult following based on fan reaction. Campy and fun

Don't see it if You don’t like small theater

Also Tin Can brothers have some of the solve it squad on You Tube and if yo... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you'd enjoy an entertaining parody of scooby doo; for the multiple roles played by brian rosenthal

Don't see it if you want something side-splittingly funny

Hilarious, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy parodies or comedies full of pop culture references. Also, be sure to see this if you're a StarKid or Tin Can Brothers fan!

Don't see it if you're looking for a serious piece. This is just good, light-hearted fun from start to finish.

Funny, Raunchy, Quirky, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of the crew (StarKid), like quirky plays, parodies, can take it easy with the play poking fun at itself and its fa

Don't see it if you like more serious plays, and not a fan of the crew, Scooby Doo, parodies.

Entertaining, Refreshing, Cliched

See it if Goofy comedic gold that doesn’t take itself seriously, as it should be, that induces enough chuckles and twists

Don't see it if Sound quality was terrible and volume was way too low.

Confusing, Hilarious



Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You want something silly and clever, with a mix of nostalgia and dark humor.

Don't see it if You don't like slapstick, you never watched Scooby Doo or old cartoons. Not for young kids!

Silly, Irreverent, Light, Fluffy

See it if you are under 30 or a kid at heart, like very broad humor, silly situations, exaggerated acting, and the thinnest imaginable plot line.

Don't see it if you want humor that rises above preteen, need a manual to interpret youthful cultural references, like a plot that actually makes sense.

Also Joey Richter saves the day as Scrags, the adorably earnest FBI agent. ... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you like parodies and clever jokes that go into pop culture parodies. If you're a Starkid/TinCanBros fan, you'll be pleased.

Don't see it if you don't like pop culture parody or silly shows that just exist to poke fun at movies and shows

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you like Scooby Doo and pop-culture references, you want an entertaining and funny (yet substance-free) show

Don't see it if you want an elaborate set, you don't like improv (while it's not improv, it does has that feel to it)

Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if If you enjoy deconstructions of your childhood. The play's funny, and takes the characters to interesting futures.

Don't see it if There's a lot of interesting ideas here which I wish had a bit more of a serious look. The play's vulgar, so don't think this is for kids

Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like The Tin-Can Brothers & their parody of Scooby Doo! I can't wait to go back. Funny, smart Joey Richter and Lauren Lopez killed it!

Don't see it if don't like smart, quirky parodies or if you don't like small cozy off Broadway theaters! I suggest the movie of the week or Netflix.

Cliched, Great staging, Quirky, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You're up for a sentimental journey from TV show Scooby Do.Good parody w/modern day things thrown in. Fun sound effects,

Don't see it if You want a play the more subtle, dry humor that's unpredictable

Clever, Enchanting, Funny

See it if If you grew up loving Teen Mystery .

Don't see it if If you don’t like to laugh.

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you like parodies, funny shows, or beloved childhood characters as adults (Scooby-Doo.)

Don't see it if you're looking for a serious drama.

Also I believe in rating shows based on what they are attempting to be and ... Read more Read less

Funny, Hilarious, Must see

See it if It was such a funny show , they were all very good if you just want to go out and laugh this is your show.

Don't see it if If you do not like comedies.

May 1st, 2018
"A parody of 'Scooby Doo'...For people unfamiliar with the acting style of Team StarKid, and now Tin Can Bros., it borders on slapstick sarcasm with some witty jokes thrown in for good measure. Needless to say, there were many, many laughs throughout the evening...The humor isn't overbearing, and...
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June 16th, 2017
for a previous production "The dynamic between the characters is complex and well-drawn, even in an absurd situation, and the way they all turned out as adults is both believable and delightfully dark. It is all perfectly played by the talented and funny cast, and, impressively, all four of them have satisfying arcs despi...
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