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The Spirit Spooked Sports Show
Spirit spooked sports show
The New Scooby-Doo Movies
Details
Air date September 29, 1973
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Cronology
Previous episode Mystery in Persia
Next episode The Exterminator

The Spirit Spooked Sports Show is the fourth episode of the second season of The New Scooby-Doo Movies, and the twentieth episode overall in the series.

Premise

Going back to Velma's old high school, the gang meet the coach, Tim Conway, who is about to lose his job if the gang can't help him rid the school of a ghost of a former athlete.

Synopsis

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Guest stars

Cast and characters

Actor Character
Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Frank Welker Fred Jones
Heather North Daphne Blake
Nicole Jaffe Velma Dinkley
Michael Bell Jesse Finster
Tim Conway Himself
Mr. Griffith
Mr. Griffith's twin brother
John Stephenson Spirit of Fireball McPhan
Jay Teller

Villains

  • Spirit of Fireball McPhan/Jesse Finster and Mr. Griffith's twin brother

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Jesse Finster Suspicious manner. Warned the gang to leave.
Mr. Griffith As the pricipal of the school he could know about the underground cavern.
Jay Teller The driverless bulldozers were owned by his company.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Jesse Finster and Mr. Griffith's twin brother as the Spirit of Fireball McPhan To close the school and buy it.

Locations

Notes/trivia

  • Tim Conway states that he became a coach because he wanted the role of Coach Knute Rockne in a biopic. Knute Kenneth Rockne (1888–1931) was an American football player and coach, both at the University of Notre Dame. He is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in college football history.
  • Mr. Teller mentions the "king of Siam". Siam is the old European name given to Thailand in Southeast Asia.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • In this episode, it is stated that Velma went to high school without the rest of the gang but in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! it's assumed they all go to the same one.
    • The fact that Velma spent a portion of her high-school years in a school different from the rest of the gang (though ending up graduating with them at Coolsville High) is confirmed in the DC Comics stories Friday Night Frights and Cheers For Fears. That's of course if the comics are anything close to canon with the animated series.
  • The high school looks more like a university; it could also be a type of boarding school.
  • It is revealed that Mr. Finster, and Mr. Griffith's twin are the ghosts but while both ghosts are chasing the gang Mr. Finster is seen (albeit in shadow) in the booth above the stadium observing the action.

Home media

Due to expensive royalties owed to Tim Conway in lending his likeness and voice to a fictionalised version of himself, Warner Home Video are unable to release this episode onto DVD. This is the last episode to be prevented from being released in The Best of The New Scooby-Doo Movies, the very reason it is a "best of" collection.

Quotes


Previous Episode:
Mystery in Persia
The New Scooby-Doo Movies Season 2
Next Episode:
The Exterminator

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