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What a Night, for a Dark Knight! is the thirteenth episode of season 1 of Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?


The gang visit Daphne's "Uncle Alfie" at Wayne Manor, only to find him missing. They are then targeted by the Batman.


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Suspect Motive/Reason
Dr. Kirk Langstrom He is the real Man-Bat.


Culprit Motive/Reason
Joker as the Man-Bat To rob Bruce Wayne's bank account.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Grey Griffin Daphne Blake
Kate Micucci Velma Dinkley
Kevin Conroy Batman
Mark Hamill Joker
Steven Weber Alfred Pennyworth


This was the first episode of the series produced, and was directed by series creator, Chris Bailey, to set the tone for what was to follow.[1]


  • Shaggy announces the celebrity guest in the title card. He refers to Batman as "the Batman."
  • The episode title is an allusion to the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode What a Night for a Knight.
  • This episode has been advertised as the season one finale, even though twenty-six episodes were produced in total.
  • Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprise their roles from such series such as Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League Action.
  • Steven Weber previously voiced Alfred in the DTVs Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders and Batman Vs Two Face, based on the Batman 1966 TV series, starring Adam West as Batman.
  • On September 9, 2019, Italian news site Angenzia Ansa revealed the title of the episode, the Joker's inclusion, and him being the culprit of dressing up as Man-Bat.
  • Fred being pulled into a wall, and Scooby-Doo bouncing through the air and beating on the Man-Bat before knocking him down are references to the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode Never Ape an Ape Man, when Fred was fell into a trick library wall, and Scooby attacking the Ape Man, respectively.
  • This is the first time Bruce Wayne has appeared in a Scooby-Doo cartoon, thus revealing Batman's identity in Scooby-Doo canon.
  • This is the second episode of season one in which a row of suits of armor is knocked over. This time it was Scooby-Doo who knocked them down. In Ollie Ollie In-Come Free!, it was Velma.
  • The door gag is done using rows of shelves in the Miller & Frank Department Store.
  • The case is referred to in The Sword, the Fox and the Scooby-Doo!, where it's implied that Mark Hamill may be the Joker.


Cultural references

  • In 1970s DC Comics, Alfred did actually have niece named Daphne (although her last name was "Pennyworth" and not "Blake").
  • Miller & Frank Department Store is named after comic book writer Frank Miller, known for the miniseries The Dark Knight Returns and to the Year One arc in the Batman ongoing.
  • The music playing during the title card, and at a few other points during the episode, recalls the Neal Hefti theme to the 1960s Batman TV series.
  • While listening to Batman's hold music, Shaggy and Scooby dance to it in the style of "The Batusi" from the 1960s Batman TV series.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When she was kidnapped by Man-Bat, Velma had lost her glasses, which are subsequently picked up by Shaggy.  But when later found by Batman, she is wearing them again.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • When the fake Man-Bat attacks Alfred, there is no sight of the Joker's wires.  But Velma does mention in her mystery explanation that he also used some "controlled gliding".
  • For some unknown reason, the Man-Bat costume gave the Joker super strength.
  • Daphne says Valentine Tears #5, while the sign says Valentines Tears #5.
  • If the Miller & Frank Department Store closed down fifty years ago and has been abandoned ever since, why is the electricity still connected and able to run the escalators?
  • How did the Joker know Shaggy's name if they just met?

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Turkish Kara Şövalye İçin Ne Gece Ama! What A Night For The Black Knight!

Home media


Shaggy: One of these days, Scoob, I'm gonna to have to teach Freddie the meaning of sarcasm.
Scooby: Yeah. (long pause) What's sarcasm?

Daphne: Boy. This place sure gives new meaning to haunt couture. (blank looks) It's a fashion joke.

Batman: (answering phone in the Batmobile) Who is this?
Velma: Hey Batman, it's me Velma. Velma Dinkley.
Batman: How did you get this number?
Velma: Oh, I hacked it off your utility belt when you were threatening Shaggy and Scooby earlier.

Batman: You're in grave danger. Get out of there now! (Velma drops her phone) Miss Dinkley, Velma, Shaggy-haired hippy guy, talking dog... (Man-Bat crushes phone)


  1. TheAtomicLight (March 27, 2020). "An Interview With... Chris Bailey". Scoobypedia. Retrieved March 27, 2020.

External links

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