This article is about the film. For other uses, see Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers (disambiguation).

Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers is a 1987 telefilm produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for syndication as part of the Hanna-Barbera Superstars 10 package.

The first full-length film to feature the Scooby-Doo characters, it was also the first Scooby entry in the Superstars 10 anthology series of telefilms, which was followed by Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School and Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf. All three Scooby entries in the Superstars 10 series feature Shaggy Rogers, Scooby-Doo, and Scrappy-Doo alone, involved with stories that feature real ghosts and monsters, similar to the early 1980s version of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo.


When Shaggy learns that he's inherited a mansion from his recently deceased uncle, he with Scooby and Scrappy head out to find it. However, trouble with ghosts, an escaped ape and a gun-toting huckster prompt the trio to call on ghost exterminators to help them "get rid of the ghosts" haunting them as they search for Shaggy's inheritance, hidden in his uncle's mansion.


Shaggy inherits a southern mansion from his recently departed Uncle Beauregard. No sooner do he, Scooby-Doo, and Scrappy-Doo arrive at the plantation than they find it is haunted by his ghost.

Scrappy suggests they call ghost exterminators, and the trio end up hiring the Boo Brothers: Freako, Meako, and Shreako. When Shaggy asks them how can they be ghost exterminators when they themselves are ghosts, one of the brothers replies "It takes one to catch one, you know!". However, the Boo Brothers prove to be inept ghost catchers and often find themselves in the way of Shaggy and the dogs.

While trying to eliminate the ghosts from his new residence, Shaggy discovers that his uncle has hidden a fortune in diamonds in various places throughout the plantation, with a clue to each location for how to find the next. Thus, he, Scooby, and Scrappy begin a treasure hunt, while attempting to avoid and/or rid themselves of the Confederate ghost, who is also after the diamonds.

Other obstacles Shaggy, Scooby, and Scrappy encounter include Sheriff Rufus Buzby, an escaped gorilla, and Sadie-Mae Scroggins, who has a crush on Shaggy, much to her gun-toting brother Billy-Bob's disapproval.

Eventually, they catch one of the ghosts and find the treasure. The villain is unmasked as the sheriff when another sheriff arrives. The real Rufus arrests the imposter and reveals him to be his twin brother T.J. Shaggy is so taken by the Boo Brothers' story that they need a home to haunt, that he turns the mansion over to them and the treasure is put into the Beauregard Trust Fund for Orphans.

Saying their goodbyes, Shaggy, and the dogs drive back home. Along the way, they encounter another ghost resembling Beauregard, which Shaggy thinks is another prank of Scooby's, until he realizes it's real and speeds away as fast as possible.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Witch (single appearance)
  • Ape (single appearance)
  • Dispatcher (only time heard)
  • Mayor (only time heard)
  • Little pirate guy (single appearance)(no lines)(ghost)
  • Unknown male (single appearance)(no lines)(ghost)
  • Unknown female (single appearance)(no lines)(ghost)
  • Punk girl (single appearance)(no lines)(ghost)
  • Cousin Creepo (single appearance)(no lines)(ghost)
  • Sleeko (single appearance)(no lines)(ghost)
  • Nephew Freako (single appearance)(no lines)(ghost)
  • Cousin Sheiko (single appearance)(no lines)(ghost)
  • Country Cousin Zeko (single appearance)(no lines)(ghost)
  • Uncle Hide-and-Seeko (single appearance)(no lines)(ghost)
  • Sheriff Rufus Buzby (single appearance)
  • Uncle Beauregard (single appearance)(no lines)(ghost)





Suspect Motive/reason
Farquard He wanted Shaggy out so that he could have Beauregard's treasure for himself.
Billy-Bob Scroggins He hates the Beauregard family and is hostile to Shaggy solely because he's related to them.
T.J. Buzby He knew how to turn off the Headless Horseman's mechanical horse.


Culprit Motive/reason
T.J. Buzby as the Skull Ghost, and possibly the Headless Horseman To drive people away so he could find a treasure.


Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Sorrell Booke Sheriff Rufus Buzby
T.J. Buzby
Rob Paulsen Shreako
Ronnie Schell Freako
Jerry Houser Meako
Arte Johnson Farquard
Skull Ghost
Victoria Carroll Sadie-Mae Scroggins
William Callaway Billy-Bob Scroggins
Beauregard's Ghost
Floating skeleton
Headless Horseman
Michael Rye Mayor
June Foray Witch
Hamilton Camp Ghostly laugh in witch's song

Full credits

The following credits are how they are displayed on-screen (or as close as possible).

Opening credits

Closing credits



  • Shaggy is a little more serious.
  • This is the last movie until Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island to feature a villain wearing a mask.
  • This is the first movie to feature Scrappy-Doo, and the first one not to feature Fred, Daphne, and Velma.
  • This is the longest animated film, with a running time of 93 minutes.
  • Beauregard's house is called "Beauregard Plantation", "Beauregard Manor", and "Beauregard Mansion".
  • Throughout the movie, there are various clues to Beauregard's treasure which leads Shaggy, Scooby-Doo, and Scrappy-Doo to various places in the mansion. Starting at the freezer the clues are:
    • Go to the part of the house with its knee out. - chimney
    • A broken key unlocks the next door. - piano
    • Look for a relative who is quite old, whose face cannot look, and whose hands cannot hold. - grandfather clock
    • What does this clock lack besides a tock? - attic
    • Don't look any higher. Think what you are when you're not the buyer. - cellar
    • Look for a kind of stone you wear as a hat - headstone in cemetery
    • You're nearing the end of this obstacle course. If you go buggy, you won't need a horse. - barn
    • Think how you are feeling when you are not sick. - well
    • At the end of the tunnel, there are many more pearls and many more perils. - pearls in the basement
    • There's no mystery for this clue. In Bear Cave, the jewels are in plain view. - bear cave
    • Go to a place that covers the tide and "pier" inside. - boathouse
    • No more riddles, here ends the chase the treasure is in the fireplace. - fireplace
  • June Foray and Hamilton Camp are uncredited.
  • On the DVD and VHS covers of Warner Home Video's releases, Shaggy wears his classic green shirt, maroon jeans and black shoes rather than the red shirt, blue jeans and ochre shoes he wore in the movie.
  • This is presently the only animated film of the Scooby-Doo franchise to not feature voice acting of any sort from Frank Welker.

Cultural references

Shaggy's "Born in the USA" poster.

  • Shaggy has a poster in his room that says "Born in the USA", the 1984 song of Bruce Springsteen, who is also parodied (wearing a headband as he did back then) on the poster.
  • The truck Shaggy drove resembles a green 1981 Suzuki Jimny.
  • Shaggy's Uncle Beauregard is most likely a reference to P.G.T. Beauregard, a Louisiana-born American military officer, who was one of the highest ranking generals in the Confederate army during the American Civil War. His surname has become a stock character name in humorous fiction about the South.
  • The Buzby brothers' appearance is modeled on their voice actor Sorrell Booke. Although a New Yorker, Booke was best known for his portrayal of corrupt Georgian political boss Jefferson Davis Hogg on The Dukes of Hazzard beginning in 1979. Sheriff Buzby's ineptitude is reminiscent of Rosco P. Coltrane, Hogg's main accomplice on the Dukes' show.
  • A GhostBusters logo can be seen in the Boo Brothers' book.
  • The Boo Brothers' name is similar to the 1980 film The Blues Brothers. Comedian Dan Aykroyd played both an original Blues Brother and an original Ghostbuster.
  • The Boo Brothers' mannerisms closely resemble those of The Three Stooges. They also have elements in common with The Ghostly Trio, roommates of Casper the Friendly Ghost. The Trio may also have been based on The Three Stooges.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • Freako ends up speaking with Shreako's voice at one point during the "hide in here, no, in here" scene.
  • The Colonel's pants aren't white just his uniform.
  • T.J. Buzby is physically too large to fit into both the costumes he used; the two ghosts he impersonates are skinnier than he is.
  • Scrappy's dog tag colors (blue and yellow) are reversed one time in the movie.
  • The shadow that seems to follow the gang around indicates who the villain is very early.
  • Sometimes the skeleton ghost has black around it, suggesting a person in a suit, other times there are just bones, suggesting it's a real skeleton.
  • After a tree branch falls on his head, T.J. Buzby momentarily smiles and tips his hat.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Up until now, all of Shaggy's family members have been New Englanders, most likely from Massachusetts.
    • However, it's possible that the Colonel was originally from New England, but then moved down South for some reason.
  • The bear in this film appears to be a brown bear, which are never found in the South as they are only found in Northern areas.
  • The intro is unexplained but, from the looks of it, it might have been Shaggy's dream before he woke up.
  • Shaggy and Scooby leave Scrappy at home in the beginning which, in real life, could get them in trouble.
  • A fallen tree on top of a person would kill them, however they were not.
  • It is unknown whether the ape was recaptured. His nature is not explained, as he appears to be a talking sentient being. Is he a lost resident of Dooville?
  • After all the ghosts have been explained, the Confederate ghost's continued existence at the end provides a conventional thrilling twist, but is not given a logical basis in-universe.

Home media


Skull Ghost: At last, the treasure is mine.


See also

External links

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