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The Ghoul, the Bat and the Ugly

Shadow Creature attacks Shag, Scoob and Scrappy

The Ghoul, the Bat and the Ugly title card

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (first series; 1979-1980)
Episode # 112
US Air date December 8, 1979
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The Ghoul, the Bat and the Ugly is the twelfth episode of the original half-hour, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo.


The gang attend the Batty Awards show, which is interrupted by the Shadow Creature. It seems he wants to put an end to the show, but why? Is he really someone wanting to get even, for not getting an award?


At the Batty Awards show a preview of next year's expected horror hit, The Curse of the Shadow Creature is about to be shown. As it begins the Shadow Creature appears on the screen able to move objects in the room, scaring away the audience who are dressed as monsters themselves.

The gang arrives at Brandon Davies's house to attend Batty Awards show, only to see the attenders running away due to the Shadow Creature interrupting the show. While Fred, the girls, and Davies find the destroyed film about Shadow Creature, Shaggy and the dogs are attacked by a ghoul, who turns out to be Crayton Aimes, an actor who is angry for not getting an award. Fred and the girls are then attacked by the Shadow Creature who blows wind at them. The creature escapes; and Fred and the girls see in a piece of a torn newspaper article that the valuable stamps were stolen.

In the library, Shaggy and the dogs are attacked by a wolfman who is revealed to be Harrison Stone, one of the founders of the Batty Awards who wanted to set things straight with Davies. Shaggy finds several letters and Velma sees something strange in the letters. In a kitchen, Shaggy and the dogs are chased by the Shadow Creature, but manage to escape.

They later bump into a Frankenstein's woman who is revealed to be Doloris Handfield, who wanted Davies to sell his house to put up a shopping center.

Fred and the girls find the piece of the film's roll of tape. They watch the film and see Davies leaving the shop on it. Shaggy and the dogs are again chased by the Shadow Creature, but manage to catch him. Velma says that she knew that the letters were strange because they had the stolen stamps.

The Shadow Creature is unmasked to be Davies, who has been caught in his movie stealing stamps (that's why he destroyed it), so he could keep his house because he is not rich.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Brandon Davies' guests (single appearance)(no lines)



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Suspect Motive/reason
Crayton Aimes Angry at not getting an award.
Harrison Stone Strangely sneaking around in the library.
Doloris Handfield To get Davies to sell the house so she could put up a shopping center.


Culprit Motive/reason
Brandon Davies as the Shadow Creature To conceal evidence of a stamp theft which he needed
to keep his house, and continue the awards show.


Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Lennie Weinrib Scrappy-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Frank Welker Fred Jones
Heather North Daphne Blake
Marla Frumkin Velma Dinkley
Jack Angel Brandon Davies
Shadow Creature
Michael Rye Crayton Aimes
William Woodson Harrison Stone


Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When the Shadow Creature attacks Fred and the girls, he creates a gust of wind that comes from outside, but the wind is animated as if it's blowing in the opposite direction.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Velma explains the Shadow Creature's levitation power as being done with wires, but no explanation is given for his ability to create gusts of wind.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Ταινίες Τρόμου Horror Movies

Home media


External links

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