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

What a Night for a Knight (13 Sep. 1969)

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The kids search a museum investigating a legend that when the moon is full the "Black Knight"--an ancient suit of armor originally from England--comes alive.


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Episode credited cast:
Nicole Jaffe ...
Velma (voice)
Shaggy (voice)
Don Messick ...
Scooby Doo (voice)
John Stephenson ...
Black Knight / Museum Worker #1 (voice)
Frank Welker ...
Fred (voice)
Stefanianna Christopherson ...
Daphne (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George A. Robertson ...
Mr. Wickles / Professor Jameson Hyde White (voice)


The kids search a museum investigating a legend that when the moon is full the "Black Knight"--an ancient suit of armor originally from England--comes alive.

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1.33 : 1
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First episode of the series and the one that established Velma's ongoing joke of losing her glasses which she does when Scooby bumps into her trying to get away from the Blue Knight. See more »


When Daphne suggests leaving the painting room through another door, the Black Knight appears behind her and he has the red crest of hair on his helmet. The scene cuts to commercial, then it comes back on the same scene and the red crest is missing. It is still missing when he chases the gang away from the door, but then it reappears when he punches through the picture at Shaggy. See more »


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What a Night for a Knight
5 October 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Scooby Doo, Where Are You!

S1E1: What a Night for a Knight (1969)

Scooby, Shaggy and the rest of the gang find themselves in a museum, which is supposed to be haunted by a mysterious knight from England that comes to life whenever there's a full moon. This here will always be best remembered for being the first episode in the series and on that level alone it contains a certain soft spot. The monster this time out is actually a pretty good one and one that was featured throughout the opening titles. The charcoal looking knight is quite effective as it really does look like something that would be haunted. The actual mystery surrounding it isn't too hard to figure out but then again that's not overly important and especially this early in the series. All of the main characters were immediately likable even from this first episode so it's easy to see why this series would survive for so many decades going forward.

Episode: B+

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