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Scooby in the Booby Hatch!

Running from Ghost of Dr. Catwell

Scooby in the Booby Hatch! title card

Publisher DC Comics
Date published June 11, 1997
Part of Scooby-Doo #1
# of pages 16
Writer Terrance Griep
Penciler Ned Sonntag
Inker Gary Fields
Colorer Patricia Mulvihill
Letterer Gaspar Saladino
Editor Bronwyn Taggart
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Scooby in the Booby Hatch! is the first of two stories in Scooby-Doo #1, by DC Comics. It was followed by Scooby Snooze.


Daphne is committed to a rest home by her Aunt Mildred for believing in a talking dog, and when the gang comes to get her out they are, too. Plus, there's a ghost haunting the place.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:


  • Catwell Rest Home and Spa
    • Cafeteria
    • Daphne's room
    • Dr. Kreitzer's office
    • Day room
    • Mrs. Voorhees's room (main story and flashback)
    • Dr. Faraday's office


  • Daphne's bed
  • Cyanide in the Cereal
  • Dr. Kreitzer's magnet collection
  • Dr. Krietzer's pencil
  • Mrs. Voorhees's bed (main story and flashback)
  • Ghost of Dr. Catwell's chains (main story and flashback)
  • Food cart
  • Spotlight
  • Mrs. Voorhees's lamp
  • Mrs. Voorhees's television
  • Mrs. Voorhees's cabinet
  • Fred's rope


  • None


Suspect Motive/reason
Dr. Faraday He thought that the ghost of Dr. Nathaniel Catwell was just a hallucination of the rich patients and said that they simply need more rest.
Dr. Kreitzer He also thought that the ghost of Dr. Nathaniel Catwell was just a hallucination of the rich patients and said that they simply need more rest.


Culprit Motive/reason
Dr. Kreitzer as the Ghost of Dr. Nathaniel Catwell To get rich patients to stay longer, so the rest home will get more money.

Full credits

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  • Disguises: Scooby as Mrs. Voorhees.
  • Scooby Snacks bribe: 0.
  • "Ruh-roh" count: 1.
  • "Zoinks" count: 1.
  • "Jeepers" count: 0.
  • "Jinkies" count: 1.

Cultural references

Coloring mistakes

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or oddities

  • This story gives the impression that talking animals with human intelligence are not well-known in mainstream society, an impression that contradicts the Laff-a-Lympics TV series and comic.


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