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"The New Scooby-Doo Movies" A Good Medium Is Rare (1972)

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Original Air Date:
14 October 1972 (Season 1, Episode 6)
As the group returns Phyllis Diller's dog back to her enormous castle,they discover the mysteries within and save her precious jewelries from being robbed. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast)

Phyllis Diller ... Herself (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Joseph Barbera 
William Hanna 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jameson Brewer  story
Tom Dagenais  story
Ruth Brooks Flippen  story (as Ruth Flippen)
Fred Freiberger  story
Willie Gilbert  story
Bill Lutz  story
Larry Markes  story
Norman Maurer  story
Jack Mendelsohn  story
Ray Parker  story
Gene Thompson  story
Paul West  story
Harry Winkler  story

Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... producer
William Hanna .... producer
Alex Lovy .... associate producer
Film Editing by
Earl Bennett  (as Earl Bennet)
Pat Foley 
Ron Sawade 
Production Design by
Iwao Takamoto 
Production Management
Victor O. Schipek .... production supervisor
Art Department
Steve Clark .... story director
Carl Fallberg .... story director
Mike Kawaguchi .... story director
George Singer .... story director
Paul Sommer .... story director
Irv Spector .... story director
Howard Swift .... story director
Sound Department
Bill Getty .... sound director
Richard Olson .... sound director
Camera and Electrical Department
John Aardal .... camera operator
George Epperson .... camera operator
Ralph Migliori .... camera operator
Dennis Weaver .... camera operator
Animation Department
Edwin Aardal .... animator (as Ed Aardal)
John Ahern .... layout artist
Alvaro Arce .... layout artist
Mike Arens .... layout artist
Jayne Barbera .... ink and paint supervisor
Ed Barge .... animator
Oliver Callahan .... animator (as Lefty Callahan)
Lars Calonius .... animator
George Cannata .... animator
Rudy Cataldi .... animator
Izzy Ellis .... animator
Hugh Fraser .... animator
John Garling .... animator
Bob Goe .... animator
Moe Gollub .... layout artist (as Mo Gollub)
Ric Gonzalez .... layout artist
Fred Grable .... animator
Paul Gruwell .... layout artist
David High .... background artist (as Dave High)
Alex Ignatiev .... layout artist
Zygamond Jablecki .... layout artist
Raymond Jacobs .... layout artist (as Ray Jacobs)
Herb Johnson .... layout artist
Bill Keil .... animator
Bill Lignante .... layout artist
Dick Lundy .... animator
Fernando Montealegre .... background artist (as F. Montealegre)
Gary Niblett .... background artist
Charles A. Nichols .... animation director
Joan Orbison .... animator
Lew Ott .... layout artist
Ed Parks .... animator
Jay Sarbry .... animator
Bob Singer .... layout artist
Ken Southworth .... animator
Irven Spence .... animator (as Irv Spence)
Dave Tendlar .... animator
Carlo Vinci .... animator
Robert 'Tiger' West .... xerographer
Xenia .... animator
Editorial Department
Larry C. Cowan .... supervising film editor (as Larry Cowan)
William E. DeBoer .... negative consultant
Joed Eaton .... post-production
Music Department
Hoyt Curtin .... musical director
Paul DeKorte .... music supervisor
Other crew
Frank Paiker .... technical supervisor
Iraj Paran .... titles
Series Cast
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Henry Corden
Sherry Alberoni

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Original Music by
Hoyt Curtin 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Whittington .... camera operator

Additional Details

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A Good Medium Is Rare, 7 December 2013
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972)

"A Good Medium Is Rare"

Scooby and the gang are leaving a movie when they notice a poodle with a diamond collar. The address on it takes them to the home of Phyllis Diller who informs the gang that her house is haunted. Nautrally they start to investigate and come across ghosts, a demon and a couple bad guys trying to steal some jewels. "A Good Medium is Rare" is a pretty bland entry in the series, which once again runs too long and the writing just doesn't give us enough entertainment. The episodes in The New Scooby-Doo Movies were always very hit and miss but this one here is clearly a major miss, which is too bad. There are a few good moments scattered throughout this including the demon creature, which was actually pretty entertaining but he's used way too little. There are also a couple good gags early on with Scooby and Shaggy being scared at the movie theater. Outside of these things the rest is pretty bland. Diller's character comes across more annoying than anything else. The entire bit with her jewels being stolen are just a boring re-trend of stuff we've seen in the original series and nothing new is done here. As far as the mystery goes, it too is rather boring and just never adds up to much. This episode even makes the original gang seem boring.

Episode: C

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