Scooby Doo: Spooky Space Kook

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Scooby Doo, Where are You!
episode “Spooky Space Kook”,
leaves the gang deserted near an abandoned airfield after the Mystery Machine runs out of gas.  After a farmer’s tale of a UFO haunting piques their curiosity, Fred, Shaggy and the rest are off solving another mystery.

The villain, the mystery, and the technology

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The Spooky Space Kook, frightens Earthlings with a hideous laugh.  Flies across the air field in his opulent space craft. It’s diet includes a cuisine of ham, chicken, and olives.

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Neighboring property values plummet before the news to reopen and expand the base is made public.

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Along with glowing phosphorous, the Space Kook uses a film projector to fly its “spaceship” above the airfield. The speaker system gives lifelike stereo sound.

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Henry Bascombe unmasked after he foolishly traps himself inside a wind tunnel.

Unanswered questions of curiosity

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The animators didn’t bother with the background.

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Whoa! A dining room table? Wooden cabinetry? Is that a refrigerator?

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Mr. Farmer lives in dilapidated squalor. Note the very rare display of a firearm.

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The episode makes uncommon use of dramatic angles to infer feelings of anxiety and suspense.

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The most exhilarating moment in SDWAY!.

Final words and observations

“Spooky Space Kook” will always be a special favorite with one of the most enthusiastic and absurdly terrifying monster.  It is a thematic episode considering the villain had zero personal back story and literally had not a single word to say.  Unlike some episodes, this appears to have no hidden social message.  Or does it?   Sit back and enjoy!

Previous episode: Go Away Ghost Ship
Next episode: A Night of Fright is No Delight

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