Scoo-Be or Not Scoo-Be?

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Scoo-Be or Not Scoo-Be?
Scoo-Be or Not Scoo-Be title card
The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries
US air date September 22, 1984
Written by Gene Ayres
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Scoo-Be or Not Scoo-Be? is the first half of the third episode of The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries.


Next stop on the Cheapo European Tour, Denmark, and it seems there is something rotten in Denmark as the kids run into the ghost of Hamlet at the Castle Hotel Hamlet they are staying in. The ghost wants to let the kids know something though: "Beware, the Briny Boo!"


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Cast and characters

Actor Character
Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Gilly Stern
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Heather North Daphne Blake
Actor Rosey Crans
Actor Gilly Stern
Michael Bell Yorick
Ghost of Hamlet
Actor Sea Demon


  • Sea Demon/Rosey Crans
  • Other sea demon/Gilly Stern
  • Ghost of Hamlet/Yorick (redeemed)


Suspect Motive/reason
Yorick Strange manner.


Culprit Motive/reason
Rosey Crans as the Sea Demon
Gilly Stern as the other sea demon
To steal oil.
Yorick as the Ghost of Hamlet A good guy, trying to foil the other two.



  • The culprit's names, "Rosey Crans" and "Gilly Stern" play off a famous pair of minor characters in Hamlet: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
  • Yorick is another character mentioned in the play. Hamlet finds the skull of his old jester and says, "Alas, poor Yorick!"
  • The episode title is a play on the phrase "To be or not to be." from Hamlet.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Να Ζει Κανείς, ή να Μη Ζει; To Be, or Not to Be?

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