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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 (voice)
Fred (voice)
Stefanianna Christopherson ...
Daphne (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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(RCA Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 Black Knight. See more »


After Velma looses her glasses, the knight trips over her and lands in the guillotine. She mistakes the knights' growls for Shaggy's sore throat, and is about ready to give the knight cough syrup. Shaggy enters and takes the dose of cough syrup. However, when we see Velma's face immediately afterward, she is wearing glasses again. 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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