Case Number 20160: Small Claims Court

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU! VOLUME 4

Warner Bros. // 1969 // 88 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // November 20th, 2010

The Charge

"Boy, this mystery is getting more mysterious by the minute!" -- Fred

The Case

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Volume 4 contains four episodes of the classic Scooby Doo series, thrown together with no apparent theme other than "cha-ching!"

* "Which Witch is Which"
Hence the Spooked Bayou subtitle for the set; the gang gets stuck in a swamp and come face to face with a pair of apparent witches.

* "Go Away Ghost Ship"
Nice, an appearance by a ghost pirate!

* "Spooky Space Kook"
The Mystery Machine runs out of gas at an abandoned airfield and our heroes are immediately pursued by an alien robot thing.

* "A Night of Fright is No Delight"
Don't let the cute title fool you: this is a terrifying descent into madness as the gang spends a night in a haunted mansion and encounter...wait for it...a ghost!

I've got nothing to add to the awesome mythos of Scooby-Doo. What else can you say about a group of hippie teens who never change their clothes driving around in the dead of night in a van that should be under surveillance by the DEA and constantly encounter deranged wackos who employ the same modus operandi for all their idiot schemes, underscored by a painful and embarrassing laugh track?

Full frame, 2.0 stereo, and a bonus episode from Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!

The Verdict

Not guilty, I guess.

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Scales of Justice
Judgment: 75

Perp Profile
Studio: Warner Bros.
Video Formats:
* Full Frame

Audio Formats:
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)

Subtitles:
* English (SDH)

Running Time: 88 Minutes
Release Year: 1969
MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Distinguishing Marks
* Bonus Episode

Accomplices
* IMDb
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0063950/combined