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The gang goes to Banning Junction to visit Velma's family for Halloween, but they meet the ghostly scarecrows who try to ruin the festivities. Hopefully they can save the town before the ghost of Hank Banning shows up.
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Cast and characters
|Frank Welker|| Scooby-Doo|
|Casey Kasem||Shaggy Rogers|
|Grey DeLisle||Daphne Blake|
|Mindy Cohn||Velma Dinkley|
|Diedrich Bader||Uncle Evan|
|Stacy Keach||Mayor Green|
|Tom Kenny|| Gene Simmons (credited as "Band member")|
|Daran Norris|| Cowardly Lion|
|Julia Sweeney||Aunt Meg|
|"Shout it Out Loud"||Credits||Performed by KISS|
|Agnes||She went on about the crop symbols foretelling the return of the Ghost of Hank Banning who wanted revenge, and she has cutting tools in her home.|
|Eldon Reed||He was buying up property, and the crop damage was done to the last independent farmers in the area.|
|Marcy||Daphne suspects her but only because of being jealous.|
|Mayor Green||The legend of Hank Banning brought many tourists to the town.|
|Marcy built the Scarecrow Robots||She was born on Halloween and resents the holiday because her parents continually forgot about her birthday.|
- This episode is full of homages to the original series, it even includes a laugh track.
- At the start of the episode the case the gang is solving is similar to Which Witch is Which from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!.
- Curtis dresses up as Hong Kong Phooey, another Hanna-Barbera animated anthropomorphic dog who fights crime.
- There's a Wizard of Oz reference as a person costumed as the Cowardly Lion tells Shaggy, (in disguise as one of the Scarecrow Robots) "Carl, I thought we told you to meet us by the snack table. Honestly, sometimes it's like you don't even have a brain." In the background are the Tin Man and Dorothy.
- The werewolf disguise Shaggy uses to trick the scarecrows is the same as his werewolf form from Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf.
Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities
- At the party, Shaggy and Scooby came in wearing Robot Scarecrow costumes. During the song, they no longer have the pumpkin masks and they are getting into the music (ignoring the dangerous robots in the room). A few seconds later, they are in normal clothing and the scarecrow overalls have disappeared as well.
- What's New Scooby-Doo?: Volume 6 - Monster Matinee VHS.
- What's New Scooby-Doo?: Volume 6 - Monster Matinee DVD.
- What's New, Scooby-Doo?: Complete 2nd Season DVD set released June 7, 2007.
- Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Run for Your 'Rife! compilation DVD set released September 10, 2013.
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