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The Ghost of the Red Baron (episode)
Ghastly ghost town title
The New Scooby-Doo Movies
Details
Episode 111
Airdate November 18, 1972
Directed By William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Chronology
Previous Episode The Ghost of Bigfoot
Next Episode The Ghostly Creep from the Deep

The Ghost of the Red Baron is the eleventh episode of the first season of The New Scooby-Doo Movies.

Premise

With the help of the Three Stooges, the gang try to capture the ghost of the Red Baron, a long dead World War I flying ace who is ruining the area crops.

Synopsis

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Ghost of the Red Baron

The gang was heading to a farm when they noticed a crop duster being attacked by the a spooky ghost that looked like the Red Baron. After the attack, the crop duster quit! Then the gang met a man named Mr. Sawyer and a farmer who was worrying about his corn getting ruined. That's when the gang met up with the Three Stooges. Larry and Moe was showing Mr. Sawyer and the farmer what a great pilot Curly Joe is.

At the airport, the gang met a grumpy mechanic named Andrew Terra, who wanted the gang to leave. But the gang told Mr. Terra that Curly Joe, (Captain Curly), could take down the Red Baron. When Mr. Terra left, one of the planes was flying like crazy, even if there's no pilot. When the plane crashed, Siegfried, who manages the airport to Mr. Sawyer, told the gang about the Red Baron's ghost. Siegfried also wanted the gang to leave but the gang still wanted to stay at the airfield.

The Red Baron attacked the airfield during the Stooges sleeping time. The Red Baron escaped and the gang thought the he was going to crash but there was no crash sounds. The Three Stooges decided to stay. The Red Baron and a smaller plane attacke the gang and the Stooges. Velma was surprised to see Scooby chasing the small plane. Then the rest of the gang were chased by the ghost, who was flying like a real ghost. After the chase, the ghost got away again and the gang learned that not only he flies the plane, or float like a real ghost, but he also hops like a jackrabbit. Shaggy, Scooby, and the Three Stooges decided to leave the airfield. Mr. Sawyer was really confused when he pur fertilizer every morning and gets worse instead of better, much to Velma's suspicion. Velma was checking every plane for some clues until the Red Baron's ghost trap her and she's stuck in the sky. Shaggy and Scooby noticed Velma in the plane so the they warned the Stooges. The Stooges sent off to a rescue but Curly never knows what he was doing without his Flip Falcon comic book. Fred and Daphne heard was radioing both the Stooges and Velma. Fred notices Curly's comic book on the desk.

Meanwhile, Shaggy and Scooby were once again, chased by the small plane. They climbed up the windmill, and saw a lever that controled the small plane. Shaggy decided to control the plane and his idea worked after all. The Red Baron destroyed the ladder and Scooby and Shaggy could never come down. Shaggy and Scooby were dangled to the windmill's blade and Scooby fell into Velma's plane. Curly was trying the find the right button to pull and he found but they crashed. Luckily, The Three Stooges were still alive. Velma found the button to stop her plane and she and Scooby landed into a pile of leaves.

Fred, Daphne, and Shaggy were wondering if Velma and Scooby were alright. And finally, Velma found a clue, Weed Killer, which would kill some plants. The Gang notice a barn that was shut tight as Fort Knox. Velma thought the Red Baron's plane was in there.

Shaggy decided to go to an abandoned sawmill with Scooby. While they were traveling, they were picking up some apples. They finally got to the sawmill and got into it without the Red Baron noticing. Meanwhile, each off the Three Stooges were hiding in a bag of weed killer from the Red Baron's ghost who were tickeling the bags and when the ghost noticing the bags laughing, he decided to take them as prisoners. The rest of the gang saw the ghost in the jeep, using a remote to open the doors of the barn. The gang quickly got in. Daphne accidently bumped into a cow bell, which disturbed the ghost. The ghost decided to deal with them later because he got some crops to fertilize.

Meanwhile, Shaggy and Scooby noticed a sheet covering a box. Scooby thought it was a square ghost. Shaggy pulled of the sheet and it is box. Scooby prevented Shaggy to open it because he thought the Ghost of the Red Baron is in there. But Scooby opened it and it was revealed to be a pile of coil springs. The Shaggy noticed a dusty old door. The Shaggy opens it, it reaveled the room the rest of the gang and the Three Stooges were locked in. Moe decided to attach a saw to the Red Baron's plane, start the plane, and saw the wall. Finally the gang was free!

The Red Baron was filling one of the planes with weed killer. Then he hijacked that plane so he could ruin all that juicy corn. When the gang got out, they notice the Red Baron and Fred and Velma knew what was he going to do with all that weed killer. The Red Baron's scheme is much to Shaggy and Scooby's concern so they decided to prevent the Red Baron from ruining the crops with the small red plane the Ghost was controlling. The Red Baron's plan to ruin the farmer's crops had failed. Luckily for him, he was about to get away in his regular plane. Fred, Daphne, Velma, and the Three Stooges got into the purple plane and tried to stop the ghost. Unfortunately, Curly forgot his comic book again. Shaggy and Scooby noticed Curly needing some help so Scooby grabbed Curly's comic book and ride on the small red plane like a horse. Moe told Curly to do everything Scooby says. The gang followed Scooby to the Red Baron's plane and the gang broke of of the Red Baron's wings. The the Red Baron crashed between two trees and lost the other wing. Suddenly, Velma noticed the the Red Baron getting away in his jeep. Fred realized that the gang's plane was filled with weed killer. So the gang poured the weed killer all over the ghost. Then the ghost crashed into a fallen down tree. Scooby's small plane just land on the Red Baron's chest with Scooby on the plane. And finally, The Ghost of the Red Baron was trapped and all the crops were safe!

The gang and the Three Stooges cheered to victory. Then Mr. Sawyer heard a crash and came to see if everyone's all right. Scooby unmasked the ghost and it was revealed to be Siegfried, not Mr. Andrew Terra. He posed as the Red Baron to scare all the crop dusters away. Then he switched the fertilizer with weed killer so all the crops would be ruined. The way he flew like a ghost was when he was hooked up. And the way he hopped was when he put coil springs in his boots, which explain the coil springs Shaggy and Scooby found in the sawmill. He was ruining the crops so he could buy the farmland dirt cheap and the airfield runaway cheap. And then sell them back to the county for a big profit. Siegfried wanted to do that because the county is buying some of the land to expand it into a jetfield. Siegfried was persumbly arrested.

The gang and the stooges celebrated with a feast.

Guest stars

Cast and characters

Actor Character
Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Mr. Sawyer
Andrew Terra
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Frank Welker Fred Jones
Heather North Daphne Blake
Nicole Jaffe Velma Dinkley
Daws Butler Larry
Curly Joe
Pat Harrington, Jr. Moe
John Stephenson Siegfried
Ghost of the Red Baron
Farmer

Villains

  • Ghost of the Red Baron/Siegfried

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Andrew Terra Suspicious manner. Warned the gang to leave.
Siegfried Also warned the gang to leave.
Mr. Sawyer He told the gang about the Red Baron's ghost.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Siegfried as the Ghost of the Red Baron To ruin the farmer's crops so he could buy the farmland and the airport runaway dirt cheap & then sell them back to the county for a profit.

Locations

  • Airport
  • Farmhouse

Notes/trivia

  • This is the second and last appearance of Three Stooges after Ghastly Ghost Town.
  • The Ghost of the Red Baron flys a Fokker biplane; the only Fokker the real Red Baron flew was the Fokker Dr. I --a triplane. Ironically the majoirty of the real Red Baron's kills (61 out of the 80 total) were in a biplane -- the Albatross D. III.
  • The scene that shows the Red Baron bringing the Stooges over to the barn and locking them in with Fred and the girls is cut when aired on Cartoon Network as well as some scenes when Shaggy and Scooby discover the mini-plane. The edited version created a plothole since no explanation is provided as to how the Stooges wind up in the barn when they were last seen landing the plane with Scooby's help.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • Velma was hiding in the purple airplane, but after the Red Baron made the plane fly, the plane was green.
  • Velma said, "Jinkies! I was positive that it was old Mr. Terra." but the word were coming out of Daphne's mouth.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • When Fred, Daphne, Velma, and the Three Stooges were chasing the Red Baron, the Three Stoogs were sitting in the front seat, but later Fred, Daphne, and Velma were the ones up front.
  • Why is a German pilot, who was shot down by a Canadian pilot during WWI be haunting an American airport, and farm?
  • How can there be a door between the mill and the farm when they are geographically in the opposite direction as opposed to right next to one another.
  • If the Red Baron was using wires to float, what was holding up the wires when he was chasing Shaggy and Scooby outside the hanger? Wires can explain the floating when it is being done indoors but not in an outdoor open area.
  • When Currly Joe gets into the duster plane to chase after the Red Baron he is in his overalls but when Scooby goes up to tell him how to fly he is wearing his flight jacket and goggles.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Το Φάντασμα του Κόκκινου Βαρώνου The Ghost of the Red Baron

Home media

Quotes


Previous Episode:
The Ghost of Bigfoot
The New Scooby-Doo Movies Season 1
Next Episode:
The Ghostly Creep from the Deep

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