The Best Episodes of The New Scooby-Doo Movies
Last Updated: Apr 19, 2019
Following a successful run of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, The New Scooby-Doo Movies was the first of many reincarnations of the lovable talking hound's show. To boost the already increasing popularity of the series, each episode of The New Scooby Doo Movies featured a guest star -- ranging from celebrities like Sonny and Cher and Monkees frontman Davy Jones to characters from other Hanna/Barbara cartoons like Josie and the Pussycats and Speed Buggy. The format basically stayed the same -- the most notable change being that each episode doubled in size from a thirty minute episode to sixty minutes. Scooby and the gang still found themselves foiling the bad guys in rubber masks like in the original series, but this time around the guest stars would help out and be another source of comedic hijinks. This series ran for two seasons with a total of 24 episodes and has had a long life in syndication. There is a lot of confusion surrounding the official titles of the episodes, whic
#2 - The Ghost of Bigfoot
Season 1 - Episode 10
While visiting a ski lodge, the gang run into bellhops Laurel and Hardy, who attempt to help the gang uncover the mystery of the ghost of Bigfoot... but Laurel and Hardy are even more cowardly than Scooby and Shaggy!
#4 - The Haunted Carnival
Season 2 - Episode 8
The gang takes a trip to the carnival to escape their ghost-chasing troubles, only to find Dick Van Dyke owns and operates the park. . .which is haunted.
#5 - Wednesday is Missing
Season 1 - Episode 3
When The Mystery Machine gets stuck, the gang find themselves paying a visit to nearby residents The Addams Family. But when Gomez and Morticia mistake them as the new housekeepers, the gang end up looking over the Addams home -- and trying to find the missing Wednesday. But has someone kidnapped Wednesday or is the Addams home really haunted?
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#6 - The Haunted Candy Factory
Season 2 - Episode 7
Answering the cries of The Mamas and the Papas singer Cass Elliot, the gang find themselves trying to unmask the green globs who are running amok in her candy factory.
#7 - The Caped Crusader Caper
Season 1 - Episode 15
In Batman and Robin's second appearance on this series, Scooby and the gang try to foil Joker and Penguin's attempts to steal a flying suit from a goofy scientist.
#8 - The Dynamic Scooby Doo Affair
Season 1 - Episode 2
When The Mystery Machine breaks down (as is expected) the gang bump into smugglers (loading crates into an airplane), Batman and Robin, a little old lady, and a punching clown filled with counterfeit cash. A tip leads them to the carnival. . .where they find Joker and Penguin behind the kooky counterfeit caper. As is usually the case with these villainous villains, our heroes wind up in a funhouse hideout.
#9 - A Good Medium is Rare
Season 1 - Episode 6
When the gang find a lost dog, they return her to her owner -- Phyllis Diller. They soon learn that Ms. Diller's house is haunted, presumably by the ghosts of her deceased husbands. But is it really ghosts. . .or someone trying to scare her into giving out the combination for her safe, which houses her priceless jewel collection?
#10 - The Secret Of Shark Island
Season 1 - Episode 8
While on the way to the beach to go surfing, a freak rainstorm appears from nowhere. The gang picks up Sonny and Cher, whose car has got a flat tire, and escort them to their vacation destination -- which turns out to be a dilapidated hotel. As a thank you, Sonny insists on having the kids stay on as thier guests -- but fate decided that anyway since when they go to leave, it's high tide and the narrow bridge that they drove across is underwater. As he shows them to their rooms, the concierge tells everyone the story of the legendary Shark God. Sonny, Cher and the gang finds themselves stuck at the condemned hotel bumping into the Shark God and unraveling another mystery.
#11 - The Exterminator
Season 2 - Episode 5
Showbiz must be treating former Get Smart agent Don Adams badly -- he's been reduced to running the Adams Extermination Company. When he's sent to Horror Hill to eliminate the vermin from horror actor Lorne Chumley's mansion, the gang helps out, unaware of the dangers that lie within.
#12 - The Loch Ness Mess
Season 1 - Episode 16
After seeing the sights in historical Boston, the gang is off to pay a surprise visit to Shaggy's Great Uncle Nathaniel. On the way they stumble upon The Harlem Globetrotters, who are picnicing and trying to rest up after a string of games they played around Boston. Back on the road to Uncle Nat's, Shaggy takes control of The Mystery Machine, and they begin to encounter ghosts resembling Paul Revere and soldiers of war in the road along the way. When the gangs get to Uncle Nat's, he reveals that the ghosts have scared everyone away -- and they're doing they're best to try to scare him away too. Soon the kids, Globetrotters and Uncle Nat begin running into ghosts all over the house. The following morning, everyone is on their way to a local cove when Uncle Nat tells them to keep their eyes peeled for a sea serpent that's been spotted in the lake -- subsequently Shaggy, Scooby, Meadowlark, and Curly encounter the the monster while scuba-diving. Fred and Velma come to the conclusion
#13 - The Weird Winds of Winona
Season 2 - Episode 6
The Mystery Machine breaks down and the gang find themselves running into Speed Buggy and his friends. It's up to the two gangs to discovery the mystery of the winds that blow through the town that they've been stranded in.
#14 - Guess Who's Knott Coming to Dinner
Season 1 - Episode 5
When the gang stop at Moody Manor to get directions, they find themselves mistaken for Captain Moody's neices and nephews by an assortment of characters who all resemble Don Knotts.
#16 - The Mystery of Haunted Island
Season 2 - Episode 1
When the Mystery Machine runs out of gas, the gang find their way into a seemingly deserted cabin where The Harlem Globetrotters are relaxing and practicing for a big game. Everyone decides to take the excursion boat to Picnic Island, but they soon disccover that the island is no picnic -- beginning when they see a life preserver on the deserted Picnic Island Queen that reads ""The Haunted Island Queen."" Suddenly the ship sets sail with nobody at the wheel -- that is meant literally when the gang discovers a pair of hands in command of the wheel. When the ship arrives at Haunted Island, they take refuge in a deserted mansion where statues come to life, books fly off the shelves, buzzards pop out of cuckoo clocks, and ghosts and secret passages are everywhere. It's up to the gang and the Globetrotters to figure out the mystery of Haunted Island. . .but will the Globetrotters make it back in time for the big game? And if they do, will they have the strength to stay awake?
#17 - The Ghastly Ghost Town
Season 1 - Episode 1
When the Mystery Machine breaks down near The Three Stooge's ghost town theme park, the gang try to figure out who's been sabotaging the Stooge's rides and running away the tourists.
#18 - The Haunted Horseman of Hagglethorn Hall
Season 1 - Episode 13
To rejuvinate the tourism that's dropped off since the rumours of ghosts have circulated, the gang helps former-Monkee Davy Jones prove that the Horseman of his Hagglethorn Hall is a phony.
#19 - Mystery in Persia
Season 2 - Episode 3
When the gang runs into Jeannie and Babu, they end up making a detour to Persia to stop an evil djinn.
#20 - The Spirited Spooked Sports Show
Season 2 - Episode 4
While visiting Velma's former school, the gang run into Tim Conway, who's coaching there. Now it's up to them to unmask the ghost of a former athlete who's running amok...
#21 - The Haunted Showboat
Season 2 - Episode 2
The gang gets lost on their way to the Tom Sawyer festival and wind up getting stuck on a dock near an old showboat, The Dixie Queen. Thinking the boat is abandoned, the gang decide to investigate and end up bumping into Josie and the Pussycats, who were slated to perform there. The band informs the gang that The Dixie Queen is haunted. With the ensuing storm, ghosts or not, everyone decides to take refuge aboard the ship and before long the ghosts of Captain Scavenger and Engine Joe begin to show themselves. . . With the help of Josie and the Pussycats, it's up to those meddling kids to unmask the ghosts!
#23 - The Frickert Fracas
Season 1 - Episode 4
The gang accept Jonathan Winters' invitation to stay at Maude Frickert's farm, to take a break from chasing ghosts. But little do they realize that there's a phantom scarecrow running around the Frickert's farm....
#24 - The Phantom of the Country Music Hall
Season 1 - Episode 14
Accepting an invitation from their friend Jerry Reed, Scooby and the gang arrive at the Country Music Hall -- but Mr. Reed is nowhere to be found. Yet his music echoes through the halls. . .