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The Ghost of Mrs. Shusham (episode)
Ghost of Mrs Shusham title card
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
Details
Air date July 20, 1991
Written by Bill Matheny
Cronology
Previous episode Catcher On The Sly
Next episode The Wrath of Waitro

The Ghost of Mrs. Shusham is the second part of sixth and final episode of the third season of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo; it aired between Catcher On The Sly and The Wrath of Waitro, making up the twenty-seventh and final episode overall in the series.

Premise

The ghost of the librarian from the old Coolsville library is after Shaggy for a missing book, "Pizza Parrot and the Butterbean Bunnies", and wants it in before midnight.

Synopsis

The Scooby-Doo Detective Agency are spending a rainy day at their clubhouse in Coolsville. Shaggy is enjoying reading Commander Cool comic books and eating along with a pup named Scooby-Doo. Then suddenly Scooby runs out of food and Daphne recommends that they should read something more real than that. Freddie suggests the official National Exaggerator's Mole Men book. Shaggy says that Commander Cool comics are real.

Suddenly, the gang hear a knock on the door and Shaggy and Scooby think it's a pizza delivery. They open the door and see a flying ghost librarian - the ghost of Mrs. Shusham. The ghost wanted Shaggy's old book he borrowed from the Coolsville Public Library a long time ago. Scooby has to do something, so he quickly dresses up as Mrs. Dooberry, a Faux library book patrol officer and he has shown the ghost that she has torn a page in her library book. The ghost said that she will take care of it and she left the clubhouse, then Shaggy and Scooby quickly locked the door, but that didn't stop the ghost, because she came back and told them she wants the old book before midnight.

Later, Scooby finds the book the ghost had and it's shown that it is from Bernice Binder. The gang then go to Binders Books to ask some questions. They find Bernice Binder in a scary situation and she told the gang that the ghost was there, too. Then she told them that she is sure the ghost won't hurt them but she'll just follow them and curse them until the day they'll die. Then Shaggy and Scooby fade. Bernice faned Scooby with his dinner napkin from the clubhouse. This made her a possible suspect to be the ghost of Mrs. Shusham.

Shaggy and Scooby then dig all the garden to find the missing book. Then Scooby finds his favourite bone and the book, too. They decide to go to the closed library. Velma didn't forget Scooby's favourite bone and she put it in Scooby's mouth.

The kids are before the Coolsvile Public Library but are surprised when Rona Lickton, the ex-president of the Coolsville Stamp Collecting Club jumps out of the library. She still blames Shaggy for ruining her stamp collection, which she took out in the rain after the old library closed. The gang has two suspects now.

Then they "booked" into the library finding another clue. Scooby and Shaggy then found a clue for themselves and said that they have solved the mystery. Quickly after that, the ghost librarian shows up again and chases the gang around the library. Shaggy then picks up a book with the title: 101 Ways To Catch a Ghost Librarian. Then they trap the ghost throwing a big bookshelf with book on her. Velma still doesn't know who the ghost is. Daphne thinks it has to be Rona Lickton from the Stamp Collecting Club, because she still blaims Shaggy for ruining her business. Freddie then says she's wrong because the ghost has to be Red Herring. Red calls Freddie and tells him that he can't make it today because his bike has a broken tire. Daphne calls her butler Jenkins to go for Red. Then Freddie realized that Red Herring isn't the ghost. Shaggy and Scooby revealed the ghost to be Bernice Binder because she faned Scooby with his dinner napkin and he also found Binders Books bookmark in a rare book at the closed library. Velma realized that Pizza Parrot and the Butterbean Bunnies is a rare book and that's what Bernice was after. Velma was proud of Shaggy and Scooby and they also learned a lesson.

Now Daphne is glad they are reading something better then comic books. Now they read cook books from the New Coolsvile Library and made a hundred pizzas. Then Shaggy says: "There's no better way to check a recipe than with my pal, a pup named..." Scooby continues: "Scooby Dooby Doo!"

Cast and characters

Actor Character
Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Jenkins
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Christina Lange Velma Dinkley
Kellie Martin Daphne Blake
Carl Steven Freddie Jones
Scott Menville Red Herring
B.J. Ward Rona Lickton
Bernice Binder
Ghost of Mrs. Shusham
Mrs. Shusham (flashback)

Villains

  • Ghost of Mrs. Shusham/Bernice Binder

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Bernice Binder The Ghost of Mrs. Shusham carried a book from her used bookstore.
Rona Lickton She blamed Shaggy for ruining her stamp collection.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Bernice Binder as the Ghost of Mrs. Shusham To steal a rare book.

Locations

Notes/trivia

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • While the Old Coolsville Library is apparently deserted, the gang appears to gain access to it pretty easily. Also, there are still many objects left in the library such as books on shelves and even a computer. 

Home media

Quotes

Shaggy: (narration) Like, it was the best way I knew of to spend a rainy day -- lots of comic books and snacks, along with my pal, a pup named Scooby-Doo.


Shaggy: Like, you know, there's no better way to check out a recipe than my pal—(pizza dough falls on his head which Scooby eats off)—(Shaggy hugging Scooby) a pup named...
Scooby: ...Scooby-Dooby-Doo!

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