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Unfair Play at the Fair
Unfair Play at the Fair
Publisher DC Comics
Release date October 2004
Part of Scooby-Doo! #87
Pages 10
Writer Robbie Busch
Pencils Joe Staton
Inks Scott McRae
Colors Heroic Age
Letters Nick J. Napolitano
Editing Joan Hilty
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Unfair Play at the Fair is a story in Scooby-Doo! #87 by DC Comics.


Velma's aunt's renaissance fair is being haunted by the ghost of a court jester. The gang sets a trap and exposes the fiend as Velma's uncle (the brother of her aunt). He is trying to drive the fair into the ground so Velma's aunt would finally sell it to their competition.



Shaggy Rogers
Fred Jones
Daphne Blake
Velma Dinkley
Gretchen Dinkley
Brent Dinkley
Fellow Jousting Knight actor
Doctor (in sorcerer garb)
Reggie Dinkley (mentioned only)
Lady-in-waiting actresses
Mr. Razz
Mr. Razz's brother


  • Court Jester Ghost


Suspect Motive/reason
Brent Dinkley He claimed his dear departed brother, Reggie, had the real showman's flair and he, himself, did not.
Lady-in-waiting actresses They knew a lot about what was going on at the fair, nowadays.
Mr. Razz and his brother They owned the rival high-tech medieval fair in the next town over, which was called the "Razzamatazz Medieval Fair."


Culprit Motive/reason
Brent Dinkley as the Court Jester Ghost To drive the fair into the ground so his sister would finally sell it to their competition.


  • Gretchen's Renaissance Fair
    • Jousting tournament
    • Infirmary tent
    • Break area
    • Brett's trailer
    • Lunch room tent
    • Gretchen's trailer
  • Razzamatazz Medieval Fair
    • Jousting stadium



Robbie Busch, more than his cohorts for this issue, tries to follow Scooby-Doo's trail. Still, he does break from convention by removing Velma from the mystery-solving. Velma is more concerned with her aunt who because of the "ghost" collapses. There's no happy ending either for the mischief maker. He's off to the pokey.

While these stories do not tread the exact footfalls of previous paw-prints in the series, they still are without a doubt Scooby-Dooby-Dooby-Doo and interesting variations on a theme. [1]



  1. Ray Tate in Firing Line Reviews

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