Scooby Doo: The Ghostly Creep from the Deep


Scooby Doo meets the Globetrotters,
in “The Ghostly Creep from the Deep”.  From The New Scooby Doo Movies, the gang are trailed by a mysterious bus deep in the Florida swampland.   With their Mystery Machine stuck off-road, they come face to face to the fabulous Harlem Globetrotters.  Paranoia of swamp monsters cloud everyone judgements and soon they see visions of pirate ghosts.  Will they solve the mystery?  Will the Globetrotters make it to Miami on time?

The guest stars


The Harlem Globetrotters, wonderfully talented and world-famous basketball tricksters. Easily lured into swamps by lost teenagers.


A haunted inn in the middle of a Florida swamp.


The Harlem Globetrotters vs Miami Marauders in Miami.

The villain, the mystery, and the technology


Ghost of Redbeard, leads a crew of the undead haunting a very small patch of Florida swamps. Carries an illuminating skull to ensure privacy.


The mystery of oil smuggling.


Spirit-skull is nothing more than a light projector.


Unnamed oil smugglers, trapped by their own folding pirate ship.

Unanswered questions of curiosity


The other suspicious character, Swampy Pete. Always following, always taunting.




Shaggy shows off his dancing moves too.


Swampy Pete in his trust me pose. Would you?


Pete Dugan, unmasked, from the Harbor Patrol.

Final thoughts

I have mixed feelings for “The Ghostly Creep from the Deep”.  On the one hand, the Harlem Globetrotters are the best thing about the episode.  On the other, things turn worse when the Ghost of Redbeard makes an appearance.  Re-purposing artwork from “Go Away Ghost Ship”, the villains are drawings posing as unfinished ghosts.  The villains are never given a back story or even a name.  They have no alter-ego’s, like the original C. L. Magnus and simply disappear when the episode is through with them.  It does have one interesting distinction, it is the good guy who gets unmasked.

Previous episode: The Ghost of the Red Baron
Next episode: The Caped Crusader Caper




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