Spooky Space Kook

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Spooky Space Kook
Spooky Space Kook
Vital Statistics
Species Alien/ghost
Gender Male
Eye color Yellow
Other Statistics
Identity Henry Bascombe
Reason To get land cheaply
Powers and abilities Glowing fingerprints and footprints
Production Details
First appearance SDWAY: Spooky Space Kook
Played by Don Messick

The Spooky Space Kook was the disguise of Henry Bascombe.

Physical appearance

It appeared to be a ghostly, apparition of a humanoid male. More in depth, it had a skull with huge dull, and pale yellow eyes, inside of a blue spacesuit.

Powers and abilities

The Spooky Space Kook left glowing footprints and fingerprints that dissipate after an undetermined time. This was later revealed to be due to rubber gloves and boots dipped in phosphorous.


It tried to scare off snoopers, with its high-pitched laugh.


Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Season one

Henry Bascombe unmasked

Henry Bascombe unmasked.

The Spooky Space Kook terrorized a local airfield.

When Scooby-Doo managed to get the Spooky Space Kook trapped in an air tunnel, the costume fell off, revealing the identity of Henry Bascombe, the next door neighbor of a local farmer. He was trying to scare the farmer and the Air Force into selling their lands cheap.[1]


Other versions

Gold Key Comics adaptation

The Spooky Space Kook

Insert details here. (SDWAY (GK): The Spooky Space Kook)

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Spanish (Latin America) El Fantasma de Otro Mundo Ghost of Other World
Polish Kosmiczne straszydło Spaceship Bogeyman



Model sheet.

  • The name given to the monster is only an approximation of the episode's title, it isn't given an official name on-screen. Modern interpretations will usually simplify it as "Space Kook".
    • Its model sheet referred it as the "Ghostly Spaceman".
  • It cameoed in the comic-book style opening of the direct-to-video film, Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon. It also appeared in the intro of Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery.


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