An amusement park comes to life on its own, while a "man from Mars" destroys the place; Scooby and the gang investigate.


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Episode credited cast:
Nicole Jaffe ...
Velma (voice)
Shaggy (voice)
Don Messick ...
Scooby Doo (voice)
Vic Perrin ...
(voice) (credit only)
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John Stephenson ...
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Jean Vander Pyl ...
Sarah Jenkins (voice)
Fred (voice)
Stefanianna Christopherson ...
Daphne (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emanuela Fallini ...
Rosalinda Galli ...

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While digging for clams on the beach, the kids see that their favorite boardwalk amusement park Funland suddenly light up and all the rides come to life, even though it is the off season. When they investigate, the start seeing a strange man with super-human strength and speed running throughout the park. They investigate to discover who the man is, and why the brother and sister who maintain the park keep insisting that it isn't open, and no lights or rides are operating. Written by Spirit

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1 November 1969 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the first time Scooby agrees to be the bait without taking a Scooby Snack. This is because he was more afraid of driving with Velma than he was of the 'monster' of the day. See more »


Throughout this series Scooby-Doo is the only character to have white sclera, the white part of the eye. The four human characters have sclera that is colored the same as their flesh color. However, after Freddy is done throwing balls at the booth at Funland and says he will pay his "two-bits" there is a cut to a close-up of Daphne who suddenly has white for her eyes' sclera. When Daphne, Fred, and Velma leave the booth Daphne's eyes return to their normal color, and remain that way for the remainder of the series. See more »


Daphne: Shaggy, sometimes I think you'd rather eat pizza pie than solve a mystery.
Shaggy: Let's vote on it. Mystery or pizza pie?
Scooby Doo: Rizza rie!
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Referenced in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Is a Feminist! (2017) See more »

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Delicious creepy fun, nothing foul about this episode at all
11 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'Scooby Doo Where are You' was the first Scooby Doo incarnation, and to me it's still the best. "Foul Play in Funland" is an example of an episode I like even more as a young adult than as a kid.

"Foul Play in Funland" is not just the best 'Scooby Doo Where are You' episode since "Hassle in the Castle" but is also one of my favourites in the series. What is immediately distinctive about it is the robot, a unique character and despite the very strangely fast walking, the robotic noise that does sort of set you on edge and glowing eyes he's not really a villain. The ending is also atypical and is definitely the least obvious one of the show, after the previous episodes after "Hassle in the Castle" suffering from over-obvious reveals (especially "Decoy for a Dognapper").

As always, the animation is lively, atmospheric, lushly coloured and nicely drawn as always, with the at times magical but mostly dark funland location adding a real creepiness to the atmosphere and the imaginative animation on the robot standing out. The music adds to the impact the atmosphere creates, and it is very difficult to resist the classic theme song, along with the opening credits where it is so fun spotting and recognising the villains, that is one of the most iconic in animation.

The episode is definitely among the creepiest Scooby Doo episodes and has atmosphere galore. There is also a great balance of comedy and mystery, as with the best of Scooby Doo. The comedy has an endearing goofiness but it's also smart and constantly hilarious. Also lots of fun are the food and funland jokes and individual scenes like the one with the mirrors and the robot's attempted capture.

Scooby and Shaggy are such likable characters, and their charming chemistry irresistible and adds to the charm and heart of the show and of the Scooby Doo franchise in general. Fred, Velma and Daphne are fine too, and of course the robot comes very close to stealing the show. The voice acting all round is strong, with Don Messick and Casey Kasem definitive as Scooby and Shaggy.

Overall, delicious creepy fun. Nothing foul about "Foul Play in Funland" at all. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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