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Scoo-Be or Not Scoo-Be?


Scoo-Be or Not Scoo-Be title card

The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries
Episode # 103a
US Air date September 22, 1984 (ABC)
Story by Gene Ayres
Directed by Oscar Dufau
Rudy Zamora
Previous episode

The Hand of Horror

Next episode

The Stoney Glare Stare

Scoo-Be or Not Scoo-Be? is the first half of the third episode of The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries. It aired alongside The Stoney Glare Stare.


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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Main characters:

Supporting characters:

  • None


Other characters:

  • TBA



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  • Tour bus


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.


Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Gilly Stern
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Heather North Daphne Blake
Michael Bell Yorick
Ghost of Hamlet

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Cultural references

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

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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