7/10
One of the better TNSDM episodes
17 April 2021
I'm working my way through The New Scooby-Doo Movies, seeing some of them for the first time since they were first shown. This is one of the better entries. Don Knotts is a likeable and funny guest-star, who doesn't feel too shoehorned, and the setting of Moody Manor - with its adjacent graveyard and old mine - is one of the most atmospheric the gang have ever visited. The plot is okay, although there are quite a few holes (more than usual!), and - as with a lot of these 40 minute episodes - it does feel a little dragged out. But the regular voice cast of Frank Welker, Heather North, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, and Don Messick are on top form.

The highlight of the episode for me is Velma and Daphne in bed together (just chatting!), when Fred, Shaggy, and Scooby burst into their bedroom. On hearing the boys' news that they've just seen a ghost, Daphne exclaims 'I'm going to hide in the closet!'. I know it was 1972, but I can't believe the makers weren't having a little fun! 7/10.
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