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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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- Dick Van Dyke (only appearance)
- Ghost Hand (only appearance)(no lines)(Carnival Strongman's disguise)
- Ghostly Strongman (only appearance)(Carnival Strongman's disguise)
- Photo Booth Ghost (only appearance)(Carnival Strongman's disguise)
- Ghost Driver (only appearance)(Carnival Strongman's disguise)
- Carnival Strongman (only appearance)
- Gypsy Machine (only appearance)
- Ape Man (mentioned)
- Bird (Who looks like a fish) (mentioned)
- Rin Tin Tin (mentioned)
- Juggler (mentioned)
- Pigeons (only appearance)(no lines)
- White Rabbit (only appearance)(no lines)
- Blog the Magnificent Ferret (mentioned)
- The Human Fish (mentioned)
- 1/2 Man 1/2 Woman (mentioned)
- JoJo the Dogfaced Man (only appearance)(no lines)
- Dick Van Dyke's Barrel of Fun
- Parking Area
- Masked Marvel Tent
- Baseball Throwing Concession
- Van Dyke's Portable Zoo
- 24 Hour Nonstop Strip
- Hot Dogs & Hamburgers Stand
- Fun House
- Mystifo the Mystifying Stage
- Caterpillar Ride
- Hall of Horror
- Blog the Magnificent Ferret Building
- Picture Taking Booth
- Fun House of Mirrors
- Tunnel of Love
- Secret Passageway
- Motor Room
- Cupie Dolls
- Haunted Grill
- Magical Cabinet
- Balloon Stand
- Ice Cream Cart
- Scooby Snacks (mentioned)
- High Striker
- Cigar (mentioned)
|Carnival Strongman as the Ghostly Strongman||To scare Dick into selling his carnival cheap.|
|Casey Kasem||Shaggy Rogers|
|Franklin Welker||Fred Jones|
|Heather North||Daphne Blake|
|Nicole Jaffe||Velma Dinkley|
|Dick Van Dyke||Himself|
The following credits are how they are seen on-screen (or as close as possible).
- Produced and directed by: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
- Story: Jack Mendelsohn, Tom Dagenais, Norman Maurer, Larz Bourne, Woody Kling, Sid Morse
- Story direction: Jean Blanchard, Bob Dranko, Jay Sarbry, Ron Campbell, Vev Risto, Howard Swift, Ernie Terrazas
- Associate producers: Alex Lovy, Zoran Janjic
- Voices: Nicole Jaffe, Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Heather North, Franklin Welker
- Voices: Sherry Alberoni, Mike Bell, Joe Besser, Benjamin Crothers, Jerry Dexter, Robert Do Qui, Richard Elkins, Jamie Farr, Stu Gilliam, Arlene Golon, Mark Hamill, Bob Hastings, Jackie Joseph, Phil Luther, Julia McWhirter, Alan Oppenheimer, Barbara Pariot, John Stephenson, Janet Waldo, Jonathan Walmsley, Johnny Williams
- Musical director: Hoyt Curtin
- Musical direction: Paul DeKorte
- Animation director: Peter Luschwitz
- Production design: Iwao Takamoto
- Production co-ordinator: Kirsten Hansen
- Animation checking: Narelle Nixon, Louise Luschwitz, Carmel Lennon, Jolanta Pillich, Kay Self
- Layout: Milton Fredlund, Chebby Badham, Andrea Bresciani, Sebastian Hurpia, Stephen Lumley, David Skinner
- Animation: Stuart Barry, Susan Bleak, John Boersema, Andrea Bresciani, John Burge, Gairden Cooke, Chris Cuddington, Warwick Gilbert, Don MacKinnon, Paul McAdam, Gus McLaren, Romek Pachucki, Yvonne Pearsall, Kevin Roper, Laurie Sharpe, Robbert Smit, Gerald Wylie
- Backgrounds: Richard Zaloudek, Milan Zahorsky, Sue Speer
- Technical supervisor: Jerry Smith
- Ink & paint supervisor: Zora Bubica
- Xerography: Olga Zahorsky
- Supervising film editor: Peter Addison
- Film editors: Peter Jennings, Graham Whelan, Catherine MacKenzie, Ian Spruce
- Negative cutting: Adina Film Services
- Camera: Jerry Smith, John Cumming, Carol Laird, Peter Huiswaard, Kieran Mulgrew
- A Hanna-Barbera Production
- © 1973 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
- a hanna-barbera production
- This was the last first-run episode aired on CBS, as well as the last new episode for roughly three years, with CBS airing reruns of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! instead. In 1976, Scooby would move to ABC for The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour.
- This episode features the smallest guest cast of this particular series.
- This episode features the appearance of the word "blog," more than two decades prior to its first official usage, although is referring to a ferret, not an online posting.
- Scenes from this episode were intended to be inserted into an episode of Diagnosis: Murder, as a "Sweeps Week" gimmick circa 1997. The plot would've seen the character Jesse Travis, doing some sleuthing for Mark Sloan (played by Dick Van Dyke), get knocked on the head and dream of solving an animated mystery with Sloan. The recycling of footage from this episode would've been necessary as the Diagnosis: Murder budget didn't allow for their own animated sequences. Unfortunately the deal fell through, after several weeks of negotiating, as Warner Bros. was concerned of the affect it might have with the live-action movie they were developing at the time.
- The Baseball Throwing Concession offers Cupie Dolls as prizes, an altered spelling of the real world Kewpie dolls which were often used as carnival prizes, as far back as the 1920s.
- While attempting to catch Shaggy and Scooby-Doo with a catcher's mitt as they fall from the sky, Dick Van Dyke mentions having played baseball in high school. In real life, Mr. Van Dyke dropped out of high school to join the Army, but for his first acting role, on The Phil Silvers Show, played an army recruit who's such a gifted baseball player that he's drafted by the Yankees.
Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches
- When Mr. Van Dyke juggles, there are several voice mistakes: Daphne says, "Great" but the voice is Velma's, Velma says, "Terrific", but the voice is Daphne's, and Daphne says, "Fantastic...", but the voice is Velma's.
- At the end of his juggling routine, Mr. Van Dyke gets ice cream on his head, but in the next scene he appears, it's gone, despite him having no time to clean up.
- During and after Mr. Van Dyke's Magical Cabinet trick, Daphne's right arm is missing while Fred's right hand rests on her waist.
- When shown on the ground, the Balloon Stand has "Balloon" written on its sides, but in the shots of it in the air, the words have been pluralized to "Balloons."
- Before Mr. Van Dyke directs who goes with who before splitting up, his shirt is tan brown like his vest instead of pinkish-red, with only his collar being the latter color.
- Near the end of the episode, when Mr. Van Dyke makes the gang part owners of the carnival, Shaggy says "You mean it?" but with Velma's voice.
Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities
- Both Fred and Velma refer to the rest of the gang as "kids," despite being roughly the same age.
- Although considered the "smart one" in the gang, Velma is initially convinced that Dick Van Dyke has employed his family at the carnival, when he first tries to run everything himself and appears before them in disguises that are no more than a new outfit and fake mustache.
- The sign in the Masked Marvel Tent reads "The Masked Marvel of Muscel" which appears to be a typo and not a reference to the Romanian places of the same name, as Mr. Van Dyke once refers to this character as the "Masked Marvel of Muscles," implying the latter part of the name is in reference to anatomy and not location.
- The Carnival Strongman's disguises don't have names, and only some are referred to at all by Dick Van Dyke or the gang.
- After it goes wild on his Baseball Throwing Concession, Mr. Van Dyke says the Ghost Hand owes him $27, though if his previous 5¢ per throw statement was true, that would mean the ghost made a total of 540 throws. This would not only be unlikely for the ghost hand to be capable of, but would also be unlikely for Mr. Van Dyke to have been able to count. There were also clearly not that many balls available on the counter at the booth.
- Shaggy says the Ghostly Strongman claims to be over 600 years old which, if this episode is set in 1973 (the year it premiered), would mean he was born at least 395 years before the origins of the modern circus, and at least 520 years before the Chicago World's Fair, which has been considered the catalyst for the modern carnival.
- Many of the strongman's illusions are not fully explained but simply all attributed to luminous cloth, wires and springs when Mr. Van Dyke and the gang discover his costumes. However, soon after this statement, they mention the ghost hand was something he had to wear, which really brings into question how the rest of him wouldn't have been visible.
- Only the props for the Ghost Driver and ghost hand are shown in the strongman's possession, and while that leaves some of the other illusions unaccounted for, there are a few luminous costumes shown prominently that don't seem to match any of his ghosts: a magician's robe, a cloak and hood and then two other cloaks or jackets.
- After Mr. Van Dyke gives the gang jobs at the carnival, everybody's position is listed off, except for Velma's.
In other languages
|Greek||Ο Σκούμπι-Ντου Συναντά τον Ντικ Βαν Ντάικ||Scooby-Doo Meets Dick Van Dyke|
|Hungarian||Vurstli, virsli, fantomok||Frankfurter, funfair, phantoms|
- The Best of The New Scooby-Doo Movies DVD set released by Warner Home Video on March 22, 2005.
- The New Scooby-Doo Movies: The (Almost) Complete Collection DVD set released by Warner Home Video on June 4, 2019.
- The New Scooby-Doo Movies: The (Almost) Complete Collection Blu-ray set released by Warner Home Video on June 4, 2019.
Shaggy: If there's one thing worse than a ghost, it's a ghost with muscles!
Velma: I'd love to probe the scientific intricacies of this feat of legerdemain.
Dick Van Dyke: Presto change disappear-o! Find the door that's in the rear-o!
Dick Van Dyke: I'm a Van Dyke! We don't run from danger!
Fred: This is a ghost hunt, not a beauty contest.
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