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A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts 

A gypsy fortune teller warns Scooby and the gang not to visit Franken Castle. They go anyway and find themselves chased by a werewolf, a vampire and a Frankenstein monster.


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Episode credited cast:
Nicole Jaffe ...
Velma (voice)
Shaggy (voice)
Don Messick ...
Scooby Doo (voice)
Vic Perrin ...
(voice) (credit only)
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John Stephenson ...
Big Bob Oakley / Dracula / Werewolf / Frankenstein's Monster (voice)
Jean Vander Pyl ...
(voice) (credit only)
Fred (voice)
Stefanianna Christopherson ...
Daphne (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emanuela Fallini ...
Rosalinda Galli ...


When the kids visit Franken castle, a castle transported to the states brick-by-brick from Transylvania, they discover it is haunted by a werewolf, vampire, and a monster similar to Frankenstein's. They also discover that when Mr. Franken died in the 1600's, he left a fortune in jewels behind. They investigate to see if the monsters and jewels are related. Written by Spirit

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Release Date:

22 November 1969 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


On the way to Franken Castle Freddy is wearing his standard white shirt with blue collar. But when the gang pull up to the Gypsy wagon and Freddy says it would be fun to go inside, he can plainly be seen wearing an all white shirt with his orange ascot, no blue collar. Inside the Gypsy wagon Freddy is then wearing a long sleeve white t-shirt with a blue scarf, his upper back is clearly exposed. In the next scene he is back in his usual attire. See more »


[first lines]
Fred: Hey, there it is, gang! Franken Castle! The only castle ever imported stone by stone from Transylvania.
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Spoofs Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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When one thinks of classic Scooby Doo, "A Gaggle of Galloping Ghost" is one of the finest examples
17 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Have always been a big Scooby Doo fan, and as well as being the first incarnation for me 'Scooby Doo Where are You' is still the best one.

"A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts" epitomises classic Scooby Doo, and was always one of my favourites from the show. It will not just delight Scooby Doo fans young and old but will delight classic horror film-buffs.

The castle setting is incredibly atmospheric and one of the top five creepiest settings of a show full of them, while 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.

One of "A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts" biggest charms is the ingenious merging of classic Scooby Doo mystery solving and creepy, fun and affectionate homages to the classic horror monsters. There are some great clues, a clever ending (that is not one of the most surprising of the series, but is a long way from being one you predict exactly early on) and some of the funniest and freakiest moments of the whole show (even a gag, the one with Velma and her glasses, that shouldn't have worked and would have been tiresome with lesser execution works perfectly). Very rarely do you get Dracula, Frankenstein's monster and a werewolf in one episode and be so cool, intimidating and sometimes hilarious equally. The gypsy is a good character too.

Dialogue is witty, silly but endearingly so and always very funny and often more than that. Love the atmosphere and energy of the always easy to follow while never being too predictable or over-simplistic story, and the charming chemistry between the gang. Scooby and Shaggy induce plenty of laughs and smiles and their relationship entertains and affects constantly, though Fred, Velma and Daphne are hardly bland even with less meaty material. The voice acting is very good from especially Don Messick and Casey Kasem.

Overall, one of the finest examples of classic Scooby Doo. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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