The Haunted Candy Factory

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The Haunted Candy Factory
Cass Elliot Movie
The New Scooby-Doo Movies
Air date October 20, 1973
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
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The Haunted Candy Factory is the seventh episode of the second season of The New Scooby-Doo Movies, and the twenty-third episode overall in the series.


The kids come across a message and a key in a chocolate bar belonging to the Sugarplum Candy Factory, owned by "Mama" Cass Elliot. When her watchman comes up missing and Green Glob Ghosts are on the loose, the kids find a ton of mysteries.


The gang find themselves in a what they think is an empty candy factory, outside of the night watchman Mr. Franklin. They meet the owner, "Mama" Cass Elliot, and they can pick a grinding sound coming from a top part of the factory. They find empty gold sacks and a grinder which was making the sound. As they start looking for where the ground-up gold is hidden.

While looking they get hit by Green Globs, which try to stop them, with taffy, which they try to get off themselves by splitting up which just makes it worse. They try one more time, and Cass and two other end up in a vat of what they think is water but ends up being rock candy, which hardens so as one of them falls the coat cracks off so other other tries and they are free.

Note: this synopsis is incomplete.

Guest stars

Cast and characters

Actor Character
Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Mr. Franklin
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Frank Welker Fred Jones
Heather North Daphne Blake
Nicole Jaffe Velma Dinkley
Cass Elliot Herself
John Stephenson Mr. Crink
Sterling Smith
Detective Storm
Green Globs


  • Green Globs/Mr. Crink and Sterling Smith


Suspect Motive/reason
Mr. Crink Warned the gang to leave the candy factory before it's too late.


Culprit Motive/reason
Mr. Crink and Sterling Smith as the Green Globs
(Sterling was also disguised as Mr. Franklin to hide his identity.)
To smuggle gold bars out of the country.



  • This is both the penultimate episode of season two and of the series.
  • This episode is filled with jokes (some self-deprecating) about Cass Elliot's weight, which she struggled with throughout her career.
  • Cass Elliot passed away on July 24, 1974 about a year after this episode aired making her the first real-life celebrity guest star on the series to pass away. Her extremely weight loss measures (fasting) may have led to her death at age 32.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When the group is caught in the taffy, Shaggy speaks with Fred's voice.
  • When Cass's dinner first arrived, there was no chocolate syrup on it, but later, it has chocolate syrup.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • When Velma looks at the Rio de Janeiro address on a box of chocolate bars it reads "13 Avenida del Sur" which is Spanish for "13 South Avenue" however Portuguese is spoken and used in Brazil. The correct spelling of the address would be "13 Avenida Sul".
  • It was never explained how Scooby got caught in the purple taffy. In one scene, he's free and then he's caught in the next.
  • Wouldn't the gold hidden in the chocolate bars lose value? The villains would have to find a way to extract the gold dust from the chocolate bars.
  • Wouldn't the whipped cream, which contains dairy, go sour when it mixes with the citrus acid of the grapefruit?

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Το Στοιχειωμένο Εργοστάσιο Γλυκών The Haunted Candy Factory
Spanish La Fábrica de Dulces Encantada The Haunted Candy Factory

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