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The Neon Phantom of the Roller Disco! is the fourth episode of the original half-hour, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo.

Premise

When the Neon Phantom appears at the Hollywood Bowl and cuts out the electricity, the kids chase him to find out what he's up to.

Synopsis

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Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

Other characters:

  • Nightmare (only appearance)(no lines)
  • Reporter (only appearance)
  • Sparkles (only appearance)(no lines)

Locations

Objects

  • Hollywood Sign

Vehicles

Suspects

Suspect Motive/Reason
Steve Shimmer He wanted to close the roller disco.
Joey Cassette He wanted to buy Steve Shimmer's share of the roller disco.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/Reason
Bill Walker as the Neon Phantom To force the roller disco to close.

Cast

Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Lennie Weinrib Scrappy-Doo
Bill Walker
Neon Phantom
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Frank Welker Fred Jones
Steve Shimmer
Heather North Kenney Daphne Blake
Pat Stevens Velma Dinkley
Michael Bell Joey Cassette

Notes/Trivia

Cultural references

  • The episode title recalls the 1909 novel The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, which is frequently parodied by the Scoobyverse. This episode in particular has similarities to the 1974 movie adaptation The Phantom of the Paradise.
  • The movie Grease Fever is an obvious mashup of the then-recent Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Grease (1978), both starring John Travolta, who is referenced by name. The Sparkles' rehearsal song sounds very much like the Fever theme "Stayin' Alive."
  • Other real celebrities like Mick Jagger and Barbara Streisand are mentioned as well.
  • Sundown Boulevard is a parody of Los Angeles' legendary Sunset Boulevard.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

Cel layering mistake.

  • There is a layering mistake which lasts for about two frames when Scooby and Shaggy are hiding under the bench, making it look like Scooby is crushing Shaggy.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • From a certain point of view, Bill Walker is really just a man defending his home. He rents property from the roller disco and the roller disco decides to expand. In order to expand, they must remove the residents on the property who would then have to find a new place to live. This same storyline often sees the roller disco as the 'evil corporation' that cares more about profits than the needs of people. Siding with the corporation is a bit out of character for Mystery Inc.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Το Φάντασμα της Ντισκοτέκ Ρόλερ! The Ghost of the Roller Disco!

Home media

Quotes


External links

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