Scooby-Doo! – A Night of Fright is No Delight

by Alan Rapp on October 8, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Scooby Doo, Where Are You! – A Night of Fright is No Delight
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Scooby-Doo! - A Night of Fright is No Delight television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to Scooby Doo, Where Are You! for another mystery involving some meddling kids and their talking dog. Mystery, Inc. doesn’t need to go in search of a mystery in “A Night of Fright is No Delight” as they walk into one when Scooby (Don Messick) is included in the will of an eccentric millionaire. All Scooby, and the dead man’s relatives, must do to collect the money is stay in the house over night. It doesn’t take long for Scooby to start believing the stories of the creepy old mansion being haunted are true as he encounters the first of two Phantom Shadows.

While several episodes of Scooby Doo, Where Are You! may only have a character or two, outside of a police officer or sheriff showing up at the end, “A Night of Fright is No Delight” is notable for several characters which include the millionaire’s attorney Cosgood Creeps (Hal Smith) and the family members who all disappear over the course of the night. The episode is notable for a pair of identical monsters and the fact that Freddy (Frank Welker) and the girls act as bait in the gang’s bizarre plan to catch the ghosts. Normally a role reserved for Shaggy (Casey Kasem) and Scooby, the reversal of roles allows for a different way the plan backfires but still ends up catching the ghosts thanks to the help of a flying washing machine. The episode is also used as the framework for Supernatural‘s “Scoobynatural” episode.

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