The New Scooby-Doo Movies: Season 1, Episode 1

The Ghastly Ghost Town (9 Sep. 1972)

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The great comedy trio of "The Three Stooges" owns a ghost town Theme park. Coincidentally the Mystery Machine breaks down there and the Scooby gang try to figure out who's been sabotaging ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Don Messick ...
Scooby-Doo (voice)
Shaggy (voice) (as Casy Kasem)
Fred (voice)
Heather North ...
Daphne (voice)
Nicole Jaffe ...
Velma (voice)
John Stephenson ...
Larry Fine / Curly Joe DeRita (voice)
Joan Gerber ...
Florence Halop ...
Larry Harmon ...
Moe Howard (voice) (as Pat Harrington)
Jim MacGeorge ...


The great comedy trio of "The Three Stooges" owns a ghost town Theme park. Coincidentally the Mystery Machine breaks down there and the Scooby gang try to figure out who's been sabotaging all the park rides and scaring off all the tourists. Written by JAGUARDOG

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This mystery features the Three Stooges: Moe, Larry and Curly Joe. They were one of two old-time movie teams that were featured on the Scooby-Doo Movies, and as with Laurel and Hardy, their voices were provided by others. See more »


Fred: This desert reminds me of a woman.
Daphne: How so?
Fred: It goes on, and on, and on.
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The Ghastly Ghost Town
3 December 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972)

"The Ghastly Ghost Town"

The Mystery Machine breaks down in the middle of the desert and the gang soon realizes all sorts of strange animals. Soon they run into The Three Stooges who are running an amusement park, which is being taken over by a mechanical dinosaur and a large bat. "The Ghastly Ghost Town" was the first of twenty-four episodes that would be made over a two year period. I will say right up front that I was never a huge fan of this incarnation of Scooby but this one here offers up a few good moments. I think the strongest thing going here are the early scenes where Scooby and Shaggy are in the back of the van and keep noticing all sorts of strange things outside. Of course, Velma lets them know that what they're really seeing are small creatures but this here turns out not to be the truth. One of the problems I have with this episode is that the writing just isn't up to par with the previous series. I say this because the thing runs 43-minutes and runs out of gas about half way through so you're left with a lot of filler material that never really adds up to much entertainment. Another problem here is that the guest performers just aren't all that fun. Everything I love about The Three Stooge is pretty much missing here. Perhaps the producers were worried about having the Stooges smash each other around with kids watching but these Stooges just aren't all that much fun. Even the villains aren't all that memorable.

Episode: C+

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