Scooby-Doo! – Go Away Ghost Ship

by Alan Rapp on September 29, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Scooby Doo, Where Are You! – Go Away Ghost Ship
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Scooby-Doo! - Go Away Ghost Ship television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to Scooby Doo, Where Are You! for another mystery involving some meddling kids and their talking dog. Mystery, Inc. decides to investigate the sudden appearance of the Ghost of Redbeard the Pirate (John Stephenson) whose pirate ship has been raiding local freighters owned by C.L. Magnus (Stephenson). The episode goes all in on pirates with Redbeard, his old school pirate ship and henchmen, and his secret hideout inside the caves of Skull Island. There’s even Redbeard’s ghost sword which chases the gang (and whose abilities aren’t completely explained away by “being on wires”).

The gang is split-up for much of “Go Away Ghost Ship” with Shaggy (Casey Kasem) and Scooby (Don Messick) even captured by the pirate at one point and forced to serve him dinner under threat of death (reminder, don’t let Shaggy and Scooby make you dinner). The episode also features the red herring of Magnus’ creepy butler (Stephenson) who isn’t involved in Magnus’ plot to steal from his own ships to cash-in on both the insurance and selling the goods on the black market.

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