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For other uses, see Spooky Space Kook (disambiguation).

The Spooky Space Kook was the disguise of Henry Bascomb.

Physical appearance

It appeared to be a ghostly apparition of a humanoid inside of a blue spacesuit. A skull was visible through the helmet, with dull yellow eyes set inside black sockets. The "background" of the creature's space helmet was entirely dark but occasionally glowed in a sinister red hue whenever the creature laughed.

Powers and abilities

The Space Kook left glowing footprints and fingerprints that dissipate after an undetermined time. This was later revealed to be due to rubber gloves and boots dipped in phosphorous.


It tried to scare off snoopers with its high-pitched laugh.


Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Season one

Henry Bascombe unmasked.

The Spooky Space Kook terrorized a local airfield. When Scooby-Doo managed to get the Spooky Space Kook trapped in an air tunnel, the costume fell off, revealing the identity of Henry Bascomb, the next door neighbor of a local farmer. He was trying to scare the farmer and the Air Force into selling their lands cheap.[1]

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Scooby-Doo (DC Comics)

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Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? (DC Comics)

When the gang went to visit the Space Camp, his disguise was there. [2]

Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost

The gang had apparently been given the suit as a keepsake, but when they were forbade to pursue anymore mysteries after nabbing the wrong guy, this necessitated to remove all trace of their past mysteries, which included having a garage sale of selling off the Spooky Space Kook suit (with the helmet detached from the body) along with other mementos.[3]



Model sheet.

  • The name given to the monster is only an approximation of the episode's title, it isn't given an official name on-screen. Modern interpretations will usually simplify it as "Space Kook".
    • Its model sheet referred it as the "Ghostly Spaceman".
  • It appeared as an employee of the law firm Sebben and Sebben in the Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law TV series, appearing in non-speaking cameos in the episodes Deadomutt, Part 1 and Blackwatch Plaid. In the same series, he also has another non-speaking cameo in The Devlin Made Me Do It, where he is a spectator at one of Ernie Devlin's shows.
  • It cameoed in the comic-book style opening of the direct-to-video film Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon. It also appeared in the intro of the direct-to-video film Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Spanish (Latin America) El Fantasma de Otro Mundo Ghost of Other World
Polish Kosmiczne straszydło Spaceship Bogeyman
Brazilian Portuguese O Fantasma Espacial The Space Ghost
Slovenian Fantom iz Drugega Sveta Phantom from the Other World