Scooby and the gang investigate the mystery of a ghostly spaceman at an abandoned airfield.

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Nicole Jaffe ...
Velma (voice)
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Shaggy (voice)
Don Messick ...
Scooby Doo (voice)
Vic Perrin ...
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The Farmer (voice)
John Stephenson ...
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Jean Vander Pyl ...
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Fred (voice)
Stefanianna Christopherson ...
Daphne (voice)
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Scooby and the gang find an abandoned farmhouse after running out of gas; but the farmer tries to run them off with a shotgun, believing them to be reporters. Ever since witnesses have reported a mysterious spacecraft nearby, the newspaper men have been pestering him. They especially want to know about the glowing footprints all around the farmhouse--and the glowing, ghostly spaceman who has been making them. The gang has found another mystery; and it takes them to an abandoned airfield. There they see the spaceman--and hear the hideous cackling from his skull-like head--for themselves. A newspaper, fresh food and a newly fueled jeep are among the many clues that lead them to a solution; but a wind tunnel will blow the decisive clue right before their eyes. Written by J. Spurlin

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20 December 1969 (USA)  »

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The episode has been adapted into two comic book stories: "The Kooky Space Kook" (Gold Key #4, December 1970) and "Spooky Space Kook" (Archie Comics #20, May 1997). See more »

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In the scene where Shaggy jokes about Fred scaring the ghost away, Fred's left hand is missing. See more »

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Shaggy: You sure nobody wants a sandwich?
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Spooky doesn't even describe it
23 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Coming from a huge lifelong Scooby Doo fan, 'Scooby Doo Where Are You' has always been my personal favourite of the incarnations. One such show where even the lesser episodes have a number of great merits.

"Spooky Space Kook" is one of the show's best and most memorable, certainly in the top 3 episodes that made the most impact on me when younger. "Spooky Space Kook" is laden with atmosphere, describing it as spooky is not even close to describing the episode's unforgettable impact.

This is not just the barren and incredibly atmospheric airfield setting, that actually looks creepy and haunted. It is also, and especially so, for the villain himself. Spooky Space Kook looks incredible and is very menacing, but particularly memorable is his laugh, one that will haunt one's nightmares for weeks and something that is heard first time and never forgotten. One of the best villains of the show, without a doubt, and with the setting, music and him the beginning is one of the show's most frightening.

Also effective is the humour. The dialogue and jokes are vintage Scooby Doo, but there are some funny to hilarious gags and scenes as well to match the creepy ones, especially the sheets and peanuts gags. The scene with the key perplexed me somewhat on a couple of viewings a few years ago, but have long accepted that it was a case of Shaggy and Scooby not thinking entirely straight when in terror. The final trap is along with "Mine Your Own Business's" one of the show's most imaginative, and the identity of the perpetrator is a rarity of being a complete surprise, making it one of the show's least predictable.

Here, the story continuous energy and atmosphere, and is never confusing or too obvious. Shaggy and Scooby never fail to bring a smile to my face, likewise with their ceaselessly charming chemistry, and Fred, Velma and Daphne are no less enjoyable either. Also loved, agreed, the smarter and more intuitive Shaggy, which was such a refreshing change of pace. As always, Don Messick, Casey Kasem and Frank Welker stand out of the voice acting, Messick and Kasem are without equal as Scooby and Shaggy and one cannot believe that it's been nearly 50 years and Welker's still voicing Fred with no signs of fatigue or inconsistency.

The animation is lively, atmospheric, lushly coloured and nicely drawn as always. 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.

Overall, one of the show's best and most impacting when younger and now. Spooky doesn't even describe it, but the entertainment value is also at the max as well. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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