Beauregard Sanders was a Southern colonel and collector of Civil War memorabilia.
Beauregard was an elderly Caucasian male, with white hair, bushy eyebrows, and a long, styled moustache, with a long, full beard. He looked a little overweight, in his old age. He wore a Civil War-style uniform.
He appeared to have had an honorable personality considering he put Scooby-Doo in his will after the latter saved him.
Several years ago, Scooby had saved "old Beauregard" out of a fish pond, and in return remembered Scooby in his will.
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When he passed away he left message on a record declaring a fortune of one million dollars would be split into equal amounts to four of his relatives and Scooby if they could spend the night in his mansion. The Colonel's lawyers (Creeps and Crawls) tried to scare the potential inheritors away during the night by dressing up as the Phantom Shadows. Mystery Inc. was able to catch the so-called phantoms, also revealing that their hoax was for nothing, as the one million dollars was worthless Confederate money.
The Phantom Shadows case in his mansion was brought up during Jeepers, It's Daphne!, and later during another case in Transylvania, Pennsylvania after it was discovered that Cuthbert Crawls was involved in a revenge-seeking conspiracy group, with other former convicts.
- Beauregard's presence in the episode is demonstrated by two different means, neither of which are in the flesh, which hadn't happened before.
- His last name may be a reference to Colonel Harland Sanders, the founder of the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) franchise of fast food restaurants.
- It is very unlikely that Beauregard Sanders actually took part in the Civil War, which ended in 1865, 105 years before A Night of Fright is No Delight aired. However, many Southerners then and now have been obsessed with the Civil War, and Beauregard might very well have had himself painted in a Confederate uniform without having actually been a Confederate officer.