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Roller Ghoster Ride

Gang scream on broken Rocket Coaster track

Roller Ghoster Ride title card

What's New, Scooby-Doo?
Details
Episode # 107
US Air date November 9, 2002 (The WB)
Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Directed by Tim Maltby
Chronology
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Roller Ghoster Ride is the seventh episode of the first season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?.

Premise

After winning a design-your-own roller-coaster contest, the gang earns free tickets to Thrill Ride Park, only to discover that a sour green ghoul is sabotaging all the rides.

Synopsis

A para-sail ride is hijacked by a furry green monster, nearly injuring the riders.

The Mystery Gang is invited to Thrill Ride Park after Shaggy and Scooby win a roller-coaster design contest. There, they meet grungy Chris and chipper Terry, twin sisters who run the park, but are nothing alike. (The gang's also surprised to discover that Chris and Terry are girls, after initially assuming that they were guys.)

The Roller Ghoster appears again, sabotaging the sky-dive simulator, while the gang are inside it; barely escaping. Afterwards, the mechanic claims that the ride isn't broken, then the ghost sabotages the Rocket Coaster, causing the mystery gang to be dumped in a large lake with the car of the coaster. A sample of Chris' hair and her wrench are found at the Rocket Coaster scene. The suspects are now Chris, a reporter and an angry young boy.

A chase results in the Roller Ghoster being caught in a circus tent, and it is revealed that chipper-sister Terry dressed up as the ghoul out of jealousy--Terry claims that she felt it was unfair that Chris would get all the credit for the rides while feeling that she did all the actual work. Velma points out that what ultimately tripped Terry up in her plan is the fact that it was simply too easy to frame her sister for her crimes.

In the end, Terry's not arrested due to the fact that what she was doing technically wasn't illegal--however, Terry's presumably still in big trouble because Chris threatens to tell their mom about what she did, which Terry begs her sister not to do.

After the sisters leave, the young boy asks why he wasn't seriously considered a suspect, and Velma explains that he was too small to fit in the costume; as a result, he is bummed that his height and size has hindered him at something yet again. Shaggy and Scooby cheer him up by offering to take him on the ride they had designed for the contest at the park.

Shaggy and Scooby's ride, "All You Can Hurl," turns out to be an edible food-themed ride where, in the end, you have to eat your way out of an ice cream sundae; the boy has fun with Shaggy and Scooby, especially since he's actually big enough to go on the ride.

Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

  • Roller Ghoster (single appearance)(no lines)(Terry's disguise)
  • Terry (single appearance)(redeemed)

Other characters:

  • Matt (single appearance)
  • Joe (single appearance)
  • Clown (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Chris and Terry's mom (only time mentioned)

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Chris Her wrench was found at one of the sabotaged rides. A brush with green fur was found at the main office.
Terry A brush with green fur was found at the main office.
Eddie He was angry that he was too short to go on multiple rides at Thrill Ride Park.
Harry Harrison For ratings for his website.
Sam He doesn't like the new rides and cherishes the old ones.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Terry as the Roller Ghoster To build whatever she wanted and take control of the park.

Cast

Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Pamela S. Adlon Chris
Eddie
Tom Kenny Sam
Harry Harrison
Matt Levin Ticket taker
Matt
Tara Strong Terry
Joe
Arthur Burghardt

[citation needed]

Roller Ghoster

Songs

Song Credits Performed by
"Saying Goodbye" Written by Kimberly Dianne Shattuck Performed by The Muffs

Notes/trivia

  • It's possible that Chris and Terry's mom is the one who owns the park while her daughters basically run it for her, based on how freaked out Terry got when Chris said she was going to tell their mom about what Terry did.
  • It's also possible that Chris and Terry might be twins, because they look to be about the same age and bare a striking resemblance to each other.
  • This episode is referenced in Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery alongside Foul Play in Funland.
  • Terry might be one of the most dangerous non-supernatural villains the gang has ever encountered. 
    • She nearly drowned four kids at the start of the episode by saobtaging their parasail.
    • She almost butchered Fred, Daphne, and Velma with a giant fan.
    • She tried to launch Shaggy and Scooby out of their ride.
    • She tried to drown the whole gang by launching their rocket coaster off of the tracks.
      • This was all done just to try and ruin her sister's reputation.

Miscellaneous

Cultural references

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • In real-life, what Terry did would in fact be illegal and she would've been arrested and sent to prison, as people were actually in danger and could've gotten seriously hurt (possibly worse).
  • Shaggy not minding when it comes to eating from the same life-size ice cream bowl that Scooby is also in is the exact opposite of the end of Lights! Camera! Mayhem!, when Scooby was inside the popcorn machine at the theater, and Shaggy declined having any. Of course, that was meant as a joke, but the former would, perhaps, be far less unsanitary than what happens in Lights! Camera! Mayhem!

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Το Τέρας του Λούνα Παρκ The Amusement Park Monster

Home media

Quotes

Terry: We’re actually building your design right here in the park. Want to see?
Shaggy: Uh, sure — uh, but when do we get to meet Chris and Terry? (laughs) Those guys are my heroes!
Chris: I’m Chris. The chipper one is my sister, Terry.
Scooby-Doo: Huh?
Shaggy: (puzzled) You mean, you guys are girls?

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