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The Haunted Horseman of Hagglethorn Hall
Davey jones
The New Scooby-Doo Movies
Details
Air date December 2, 1972
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Cronology
Previous episode The Ghostly Creep from the Deep
Next episode The Phantom of the Country Music Hall

The Haunted Horseman of Hagglethorn Hall is the thirteenth episode of the first season of The New Scooby-Doo Movies.

Premise

Davy Jones is the heir to Hagglethorn Hall, a haunted fortress that was brought over from Scotland. But a phantom knight doesn't want him to take it over, so the kids help him solve the mystery.

Synopsis

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Guest stars

Cast and characters

Actor Character
Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Duke of Strathmore
Haunted Horseman
Cyrus Wheedly
Moat Monster
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Frank Welker Fred Jones
Heather North Daphne Blake
Nicole Jaffe Velma Dinkley
Davy Jones Himself
Lennie Weinrib Sedgwick Jones
John Stephenson Creech
Non-speaking roles
Creech's cat

Villains

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Cyrus Wheedly Warned the gang to stay away from Hagglethorn Hall.
Creech Sinister appearance.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Duke of Strathmore as the Haunted Horseman
Cyrus Wheedly as the Moat Monster
To take over the castle, dismantle it, and sell the bricks for souvenirs.

Songs

Song Credits Performed by
"I Can Make You Happy" Credits Davy Jones (as himself)

Locations

Notes/trivia

  • The song used in this episode (I Can Make You Happy) was previously used in the episode Mystery Mask Mix-Up; in that episode it was performed by Austin Roberts.
  • This is the only episode that features a chase scene that does not include Shaggy, and Scooby.
  • Davy Jones passed away on February 29, 2012.
  • After Davy falls down the stairs in the tin can suit of armour, Velma then insists on "helping him out of his outfit", right after the matter, Fred states "women! Go figure them out!" An interesting comment and situation made in a kids TV show.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • This episode reveals that Fred has a nephew that was three years old at the time it took place indicating he has at least one brother or sister, but this hasn't been referenced since so it can hardly be considered canon.
  • Shaggy is shown to be allergic to hay in this episode, but he functioned without issue in previous episodes that took place in a farm setting (like The Frickert Fracas), and in future episodes. The hay allergy is never brought up again making it a deus ex machina.
  • Scooby's howling is also an example of a deus ex machina.
  • After the moat monster's costume is destroyed and the gang tries to find their way out of the cave Velma states that before the costume was destroyed the person was hopping with their feet side by side and afterword ran like a human being with one foot in front of the other.  The problem is during much of the chase the moat monster puts one foot in front of the other though he is doing it on all fours.

Home media

  • Due to most likely expensive royalties owed to Davy Jones in lending his likeness and voice to to a fictionalised version of himself, Warner Home Video are unable to release this episode onto DVD.

Quotes


Previous Episode:
The Ghostly Creep from the Deep
The New Scooby-Doo Movies Season 1
Next Episode:
The Phantom of the Country Music Hall

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