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What a Night for a Knight 

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)
Vic Perrin ...
(voice) (credit only)
Stefanianna Christopherson ...
Daphne (voice)
(voice) (credit only)
John Stephenson ...
Black Knight / Museum Worker (voice)
Jean Vander Pyl ...
(voice) (credit only)
Fred (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George A. Robertson ...
Mr. Wickles / Prof. Jameson Hyde White (voice)


While walking home from the movies, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo discover a black suit of armor in a pickup truck, and the gang deliver it to the local museum. The kids later break into the museum to search for clues, after learning that the archaeologist who was transporting the suit is missing, and they find that the knight's armor has come to life. Written by Dibyayan_Chakravorty

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Release Date:

13 September 1969 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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The only episode of the original series to depict a daylight scene. 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 »


Norville 'Shaggy' Rogers: Help, get me out of this pot!
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Great pilot. What a Night for a Knight
6 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this episode when I was around 8-9 years old. I was saying to myself... so this was the first episode, huh? No wonder Scooby-Doo would last for decades. This was an amazing pilot. I also like how simple the mystery is. Hanna and Barbara did a really good job hinting what the plot will be like for majority of the seasons.

For the characters, they were likable from the beginning. Shaggy and Scooby-Doo will continue to be my favorite characters from this day. I also love Fred, Daphne, and Velma too. The Black Knight is a great villain to start out with. He is certainly memorable for being the first monster the gang ever encountered.

Overall great episode. It's not perfect though so... 8/10

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