"Ape Misbehavin" starts out as a really engrossing mystery that's bolstered by comedy bits from Shaggy and Scooby. A red herring provides a plausible obstacle for the gang. The "ghost" is imaginative and well illustrated, and the motive stays hidden. Busch however really disappoints with this heretofore perfectly executed Scooby-Doo short. He crafts an ending that makes what you read completely innocuous and perfunctory. Certainly non Scooby-Doo readers consider these attributes to be part and parcel for every tale in the series, but for a Scooby-Doo fan, the bad twist comes at the expense of his or her enjoyment.