Scooby Doo, Where Are You!: Season 1, Episode 4

Mine Your Own Business (1969)

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The gang investigates the rumor of the "Miner 49'er" haunting the old mines of the Gold City ghost town.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Nicole Jaffe ...
Velma (voice)
Shaggy (voice)
Don Messick ...
Scooby Doo (voice)
Vic Perrin ...
Big Ben (voice)
John Stephenson ...
Jean Vander Pyl ...
Fred (voice)
Stefanianna Christopherson ...
Daphne (voice)


The kids get lost and wind up in the spooky ghost town of Gold City. They check into the local ranch house hotel only to find that they are the only ones in this nice hotel--all the other guests are being scared away by the "Miner 49'er," a miner who came to the city in 1849 and won't leave until he finds the last vein of gold in the city's old mine. The kids investigate the town, find a hidden entrance to the old mine, and unmask the "Miner 49'er"--and the real "gold" that the miner was digging up. Written by Spirit11

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At the end of the mystery, while the gang explains the investigation to the hotel owner, Scooby takes the Miner 49'er's stilts and uses them to reach apples from a tree. There is a water trough behind Scooby when he is putting the stilts on, but when the gang looks over to see him picking apples, the trough is gone, but it then reappears when Scooby steps in the gopher hole and falls in it. See more »


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Mine Your Own Business
13 October 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Scooby Doo, Where Are You!

S1E4: Mine Your Own Business (1969)

The gang shows up at an abandoned town where they learn about the ghost of a miner from 1849. This ghost is scaring off all the people so the gang decides to investigate and see what's really going on. The fourth episode is far from a classic but it's certainly highly entertaining and features plenty of funny moments. The highlight has to be a sequence inside the mine where the gang is trying to get Scooby into an elevator and of course it comes down to some Scooby snacks. Another highlight happens when the gang finally gets a plan to trap the miner and it involves Scooby and a train. The villain this time out is basically just an old man with a beard so he's not all that memorable but he's still enjoyable. The setting of the deserted town makes for some rich atmosphere, which is another plus.

Episode: B+

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