Scooby Doo: The Frickert Fracas

Scooby Doo meets Jonathan Winters.

Disguised as a gas station attendant, comedian Jonathan Winters persuades Mystery Inc to give him a ride and provide free farm-labor for a number of days.  Unfortunately, the place his overrun by hipsters and come-to-life scarecrows.  From The New Scooby Doo Movies, “The Frickert Fracas”.

The guest star


Johnathan Winters, helps himself to disguises while posing as your everyday station attendant. He’s most interested helping start up a new fast food franchise to rival KFC.



The Frickert Farm, home to top-secret genetic modified food that grows chicken at an alarming rate.

The villain, the mystery, and the technology


The Scarecrow, comes to life after years of neglect on the Frickert Farm. It wants to be more human including ruling the farm that once ruled him.


The missing secret chicken feed of Grandpa Frickert. Genetically-altering feed that supersizes chickens to Hulk-sized proportions.



While there is no villain technology to speak of, the Frickert’s GMO is all too real.


Simon Shakey, another evil Banker, unmasked.


Unanswered questions of curiosity


The “Hipsters”, a couple of weirdos and obsessively persistent about scoring The Frickert Farm for Woodstock 2.


Shaggy makes a rare political joke impersonating Nixon.


The Scarecrow needs a map to find the grain silo?


Final thoughts

You have to be a true Jonathan Winters fan to enjoy this.  At first viewing, nothing really happens in The Frickert Fracas.  There’s no villain technology or conspiracy.  However, if you look deep enough you see references that apply today.  Whether its hipsters with poor social skills or the unspoken consequences of GMO, Scooby Doo is speaking to the future in unexpected ways.

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