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)
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Shaggy (voice)
Don Messick ...
Scooby Doo (voice)
John Stephenson ...
Black Knight / Museum Worker (voice)
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Fred (voice)
Stefanianna Christopherson ...
Daphne (voice)
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George A. Robertson ...
Mr. Wickles / Prof. Jameson Hyde White (voice)
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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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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 »

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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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Norville 'Shaggy' Rogers: Help, get me out of this pot!
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The first episode of the series that set the standard for the rest
7 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a really big fan of Scooby Doo, and I could watch it all day, regardless of how silly the episodes could get.

What a night for a knight is the first episode of Scooby Doo Where Are you, and the entire Scooby Doo franchise as a whole.

You can tell this episode is a pilot; for one thing the episode is set over the course of one day. Most of the original Scooby Doo episodes tend to be set at night, and night only. Another thing that makes it different from the other episode of the series is that the gang doesn't meet the monster until ten minutes in (although we do see the Monster at the beginning). It was very obvious at this point that Joe Ruby and Ken Spears were testing the formula.

The plot involves Scooby and Shaggy who are walking home from the movies, when they notices an abandoned truck, they look inside and there is nothing there except for a black knight suit. They inform the gang of what they found. The gang, decide to return the black knight. Mr. Wickles the museum curator tells them of the legend of the black knight. When the moon is full the black knight is suppose to come to life. While driving back the gang notices that Scooby is wearing a funny pair of glasses. The gang decides to go to the library to learn where these glasses come from and learn that these glasses are found only in England. Believing that something must being going on the museum, the gang find themselves in another mystery.

As an episode it's silly, but enjoyable. I love the dark and creepy atmosphere (which occurs in most episodes of Scooby Doo), and the general tone of the episode. The reveal of the villain at the end is not surprising at all, but it makes for a good mystery.

8 / 10


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