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The Sorcerer's a Menace

Ghost of the Great Haldane attacks Shag and Scoob

The Sorcerer's a Menace title card

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (first series; 1979-1980)
Episode # 114
US Air date December 22, 1979 (ABC)
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The Sorcerer's a Menace is the fourteenth episode of the original half-hour, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo.


At a magic show at a fancy hotel on Atlanta's boardwalk, appears the angry ghost of Morgan the Magician's former teacher. He soon makes off with a very valuable black pearl disappear, and the kids are out to find it.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Audience (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Tiger (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Security guard (single appearance)
  • Goldfish (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Dove (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Rabbit (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Glass blower (single appearance)(no lines)




  • None


Suspect Motive/reason
Conrad the Conjurer Morgan the Magician's rival.
Lorraine Tried to figure out how Morgan's trick works.


Culprit Motive/reason
Morgan the Magician as the Ghost of the Great Haldane To steal a black pearl.


Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Conrad the Conjurer
Lennie Weinrib Scrappy-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Frank Welker Fred Jones
Heather North Kenney Daphne Blake
Marla Frumkin Velma Dinkley
William Callaway Morgan the Magician
Ghost of the Great Haldane
Marilyn Schreffler Lorraine


  • This is the second time Scrappy is called "cute pup" and gets upset, the first being in the previous episode.


  • This is another episode (after the previous episode) that has Scooby laugh at one of Shaggy's jokes, but then doesn't understand it; this would become a more well known recurring joke in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.
  • The Mystery Machine is absent.


  • Disguises: Shaggy and Scooby as wall painters; Scooby and Shaggy as athletes; Scrappy as referee.
  • Scooby Snacks bribe: 0.
  • "Ruh-roh" count:
  • "Zoinks" count: 4 (3 from Shaggy, 1 from Scooby)
  • "Jeepers" count: 4
  • "Jinkies" count: 1.

Cultural references

  • This episode's title is a play on The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When Shaggy and Scooby are on stage, and Morgan claims that he'll make the black pearl disappear, Scooby asks surprised, "Disappear?", without his lips moving.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Η Απειλή του Μάγου The Menace of the Wizard

Home media


Ghost of the Great Haldane: Meddle in my affairs and you will disappear like the pearl.

External links

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