Scooby Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang pick up hitchiking Gary Coleman, and the Mystery Machine soon proceeds to break down (multiple times) finally leaving them stranded at a haunted castle ...
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A series of montages that parodies the introductory title sequences of generic 70s, 80s and 90s TV shows of various genres slowly turns into an absurdist meta slasher and then the parody becomes even weirder.
Scooby Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang pick up hitchiking Gary Coleman, and the Mystery Machine soon proceeds to break down (multiple times) finally leaving them stranded at a haunted castle owned by David Cross. This Halloween special is an all-out spoof of the 1972 series "The New Scooby Doo Movies, " complete with multiple references and gags that take jabs at the original show, musical numbers by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Matthew Sweet, and concluding with a nonsensical ending. Written by
This Cartoon Network Halloween Special has the Mystery Inc. gang pick up a hitchhiker, who just happens to be Gary Coleman and crash the Mystery Machine into a tree outside a spooky, old castle, run by David Cross of all people.
David kindly lets the gang stay overnight and desperately tries to play down rumors of zombies started by his weirdo butler Shifty. But there is some kind of ghoul running around the castle, so the gang make it their mission to solve the mystery.
The humor and animation style is very similar to Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law with loads of bizarre, crazy moments and self-aware sarcasm. If you are a fan of either show then this TV special is a must-watch.
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