Scooby Doo: Guess Who’s Knott Coming to Dinner

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Scooby Doo meets Don Knotts.
On a dark, stormy night, Scooby and gang makes their way to Pine Crest Mountain Lodge but get lost along the way.  They reach Moody Manor where a master of disguise taunts them during the mysterious disappearance of Captain Moody.  From The New Scooby Doo Movies, “Guess Who’s Knott Coming to Dinner”.

The guest star

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Don Knotts or Homer Pipsqueak? A private eye and a master of disguises and never fesses who he really was.

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Moody Manor, home to Captain Moody.

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Don Knotts’ many disguises. His true identity is never revealed.

 

The villain, the mystery, and the technology

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The Ghost of Captain Moody, two of them. They haunt Moody Manor.

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The kidnapping of Captain Moody. Something more sinister was planned ahead.

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Both the villains and Homer Pipsqueak had translucent costumes turning invisible. The technology was never explained.

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Unnamed, simply known as Captain Moody’s two nephews.

Unanswered questions of curiosity

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The first portrait of Captain Moody subtly placed in the background early in the episode.

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We know Scooby is large hound. But, whoa! This makes him 7-foot tall.

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Costumes disappear down chute without explanation!

Final thoughts

If you waited awhile for this episode guide, it is because I had to watch it no less than 7 times to understand what it was trying to do.  “Guess Who’s Knott Coming to Dinner” has a rare distinction of introducing villains at the very end with an ambiguous motive.  Furthermore, we really don’t know if it was Don Knotts or Homer Pipsqueak, his doppelganger. It’s fun watching Don Knotts.  Other than that, the episode is a bore with thematic gags and an empty plot.

Previous episode: The Frickert Fracas
Next episode: A Good Medium is Rare

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The great Captain Moody, when he wasn’t selling Gorton’s fish.


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