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The Haunted Carnival is the eighth and final episode of the second season of The New Scooby-Doo Movies, and the twenty-fourth and final episode overall in the series.


When no one shows up at his carnival, Dick Van Dyke enlists the help of the kids to track down the ghost that is scaring away his customers.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Ghost in photobooth
  • Bumper Car Ghost Driver



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Culprit Motive/reason
Masked Marvel as the Ghostly strongman To scare off Dick and buy his carnival cheap.


Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Masked Marvel
Ghostly strongman
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Franklin Welker Fred Jones
Heather North Daphne Blake
Nicole Jaffe Velma Dinkley
Dick Van Dyke Himself

Full credits

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


  • This is the last first-run episode on CBS, as well as the last new episode until 1976, which saw Scooby move to ABC on The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour. (CBS reran episodes of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! for the next two years until then.)
  • Even when treating the monster and culprit as two separate characters, this is still the smallest guest cast of this particular series.
  • The Masked Marvel's disguise doesn't have a name.
  • Dick Van Dyke, like Jerry Reed and Don Adams, showed little to no fear of the "haunting".
  • Scenes from this episode were intended to be inserted by the producers of Diagnosis: Murder into one of their own episodes, as a sweepstakes draw circa 1997. The plot had developed where Jesse Travis did some sleuthing for Mark Sloan, played by Dick Van Dyke, but was knocked on the head and thrown off the Santa Monica Pier. While fighting for his life, he dreamt of him and Sloane solving a mystery with the Scooby-Doo gang, with the characters of Jesse as Shaggy, Steve Sloan as Fred, Amanda Bentley as Velma, and Jesse's girlfriend as Daphne. When Jesse awoke, he would tell Sloan, which would help in a vital clue. The recycling of footage was done as the budget of Diagnosis: Murder didn't allow for their own animated sequences. However, the deal fell through after several weeks of negotiating, as Warner Bros. weren't entirely convinced of the idea, as they were worried it might have some negative affect on the live-action movie they were also trying to get made at the time.[1][2]

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When Mr. Van Dyke did his juggling, there were voice mistakes: Daphne said, "Great" but the voice was Velma's, Velma said, "Terrific", but the voice was Daphne's, and Daphne said, "Fantastic...", but the voice was Velma's.
  • During and after Mr. Van Dyke's disappearing cabinet trick, Daphne's right arm is missing while Fred's right hand rests on her waist.
  • Mr. Van Dyke got ice cream on his head, but the next scene he appeared, the ice cream was gone, with no time for him to clean up.
  • Before Mr. Van Dyke directs who goes with who before splitting up, his shirt is tan brown like his vest instead of being pinkish-red, with only his collar being the latter color.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • At the beginning, Fred calls the gang, "kids," when he is also a kid.
  • Mr. Van Dyke must've been exaggerating when he says the ghost arm owes him $27. 5¢ per throw would mean the ghost makes a total of 540 throws, which is very unlikely even if it was throwing extremely fast.
  • The strongman gets ice cream all over himself because he crashes into the ice cream wagon, but Shaggy and Scooby eat up all the ice cream earlier, and there's no way Mr. Van Dyke has the chance to refill it. However it could be a different ice cream wagon since Scooby breaks the other one.
  • After Mr. Van Dyke gives the gang jobs at the carnival, Velma doesn't mention what she is in charge of.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Ο Σκούμπι-Ντου Συναντά τον Ντικ Βαν Ντάικ Scooby-Doo Meets Dick Van Dyke
Hungarian Vurstli, virsli, fantomok Frankfurter, funfair, phantoms

Home media

  • US.png The Best of The New Scooby-Doo Movies DVD set released by Warner Home Video on March 22, 2005.
  • US.png The New Scooby-Doo Movies: The (Almost) Complete Collection DVD set released by Warner Home Video on June 4, 2019.
  • US.png The New Scooby-Doo Movies: The (Almost) Complete Collection Blu-ray set released by Warner Home Video on June 4, 2019.


Dick Van Dyke: I'm a Van Dyke! We don't run from danger!
Shaggy: What are you thinking?
Dick Van Dyke: I'm thinking about changing my name.


  1. Rabkin, William (March 21, 2009). "Yes, But We Almost Did It First...". Moon & Sun & Whisky. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  2. Goldberg, Lee (March 22, 2009). "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?". Lee Goldberg. Retrieved January 8, 2019.

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