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Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers (1987)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Family | TV Movie August 1987
After the death of Shaggy's Uncle Beaureguard, he, Scooby, and Scrappy arrive at his uncle's plantation to collect the inheritance. But as soon as they arrive, they find it is haunted by ... See full summary »

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Scooby-Doo / Scrappy-Doo / Hound (voice)
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Sheriff Rufus Buzby / T.J. Buzby (voice)
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Meako (voice)
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Shreako / Dispatcher (voice)
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Freako / Demonstrator Ghost (voice)
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After the death of Shaggy's Uncle Beaureguard, he, Scooby, and Scrappy arrive at his uncle's plantation to collect the inheritance. But as soon as they arrive, they find it is haunted by the ghost of a Confederate soldier. With this spook on their tails while they search for Shaggy's inheritance, they hired to help of the Boo Brothers, a trio of ghost-exterminators to help catch this nasty ghoul. Written by Anonymous

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Shaggy's "truck" is actually a mid-1980s Suzuki Samurai. See more »

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The type of gun Billy Bob uses, in reality, can only shoot one bullet at a time, unlike in the movie, where he shoots multiple bullets from it at a time. See more »

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Shaggy: Let me get this straight. You guys are g-g-ghost exterminators?
Freako: That's right mac, the Boo Brothers. If they're hauntin', we're huntin'.
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Follows The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (1976) See more »

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Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers Main Title Theme
Music and Lyrics by William Hanna
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Above average old school Scooby Adventure
18 May 2004 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

This entry suffers from the presence of Scrappy. It was made in the mid-eighties when Scrappy was at the height (!) of his fame (?). He doesn't do much in this so it's not that bad. The story is about Shaggy (minus the rest of Mystery Inc.) being left a spooky mansion house in his uncles will. Conveniently said mansion is in the middle of a creepy swampland in the Deep South. The kind of place where there are always eyes watching from the trees.

As soon as he arrives, Shaggy has to deal with an annoying southern stereotype sheriff, a weirdo butler who wants to get his hands on the old uncle's hidden treasure, hickabilly neighbors and the ghost of his uncle telling to leave (then why did he give him the house?). There is also an escaped ape on the loose but even though only Scooby sees him (Shaggy doesn't believe it) he's just a big, cuddly monkey who wants to play.

The Boo Brothers are basically ghost versions of the Three Stooges. They're listed in the phone book as being experts in the busting of ghosts. This isn't a job they do well though, so Shaggy's payment at the end is a bit too generous.

There are some laughs to be had and the plot is mildly interesting but too many running jokes are just plain bad. The hillbilly neighbor joke becomes very boring and could have been done without. The animation is a bit dated, though it has enough modern touches (lens flares in car lights) to distract you from it. And I like the dark, decaying atmosphere of the swampland. The color pallet is mostly made up of dark blues and purples (the story takes place all in one night) and the backgrounds are not as generic as the earlier, cheaper TV shows.

For the average fan this is a worthy effort though I would just catch it on the Cartoon Network instead of forking over the cash, unless you're a Scooby completist.

The DVD is in 1.33:1 full frame, as drawn, with a Dolby Mono soundtrack that is unsophisticated but workable. The Region 2 release comes in a sturdy Keep Case but the Region 1 is still in a cruddy snapper. Extras are minimal childish fluff.


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