What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002) s02e05 Episode Script

The Vampire Strikes Back

[intense music]
[both whimpering]
Head for
the swamp boat, Scoob!
We got him!
So after Oldsy
pulled the bank heist
he hid the money in the swap
till he could come back
and claim it.
'He invented the myth
of the swamp creature'
'in order to scare people away.'
'That way, he could
search for the money'
'without anyone interfering.'
And I would have gotten
away with it, too, if--
If it hadn't been
for us meddling kids, right?
Got it.
Ow! My arm!
Like, nice meeting you.
Take care.
Keep it real.
We'll do lunch.
Reah, runch.
[tires screech]
Shaggy, Scooby, we weren't done
with our wrap-up.
I know, but if we don't hurry,
we'll never make it
to Velma's aunt and uncle's
in time for Halloween.
Wow. So this is what it's like
to be in the backseat.
It's cool.
Uh, Halloween's
not until tomorrow night.
Yeah, but your aunt and uncle
live in Banning Junction.
It's like the place
to spend the holiday.
We have to get there early
if we want to beat the crowd.
Uh, speaking
of driving, Shaggy
it looks like you're kind of
riding the clutch
a bit hard there.
Candy, rockin' with Kiss,
more candy.
- Ha ha ha!
- Kiss?
You might want to just
put it in third.
She's kind of a delicate
piece of machinery, Shag.
They're playing at the big
masquerade ball tomorrow night.
I'm gonna ask Paul Stanley
to sign my forehead.
Reah, me, too!
[gears grinding]
You're killing
my mystery machine!
Who's a good mystery machine?
Who's a good girl?
Yes, you are.
Yes, you are.
It sure is spooky out there.
'Yeah, isn't it great?'
Shaggy, you think it's great?
Yeah, 'cause it's not
regular scary.
It's Halloween scary.
I bet they've been working on
these creepy fields for weeks.
Andsynchronize watches.
- Roger.
- The official countdown begins.
Only 23 hours and 59 minutes
until Halloween night.
Well, I'm looking forward
to spending time
with my Aunt Meg
and Uncle Evan.
They're so excited
we're coming.
They said they can't
wait to see us.
Freeze, you trespassing cowards!
Velma! Oh, my goodness!
We're so sorry!
It's alright,
just our niece and her friends.
Hi. Nice to meet you
and all your pointy farm tools.
Aunt Meg, Uncle Evan,
what's going on?
Someone has been
slashing and burning
the cornfields at night.
The police have no clue
who's doing it or why.
Huh. Probably
some dumb teenagers
who think it's funny
to mess with folks' livelihood.
Yeah, dumb teenagers.
Dumb, dumb, dumb teenagers.
Know who's dumb?
Ha ha. Teenagers.
Reah. Rumb reenagers.
Velma, you remember
your cousin Marcy.
Jinkies, Marcy!
It's been so long.
Look at you.
And look at you!
You haven't changed at all.
In fact, are you wearing
the exact same outfit?
Well, you kids sure
picked a great year to be here.
Banning Junction is celebrating
its 100 years
of Halloween anniversary.
That's right,
and legend has it
Hank Banning's ghost
is due to show up, too.
Hank Banning?
The founder of the town?
Yep. He ran it as mayor
for over 30 years
until his wits got
the best of him.
'Hank became paranoid'
'started hearing voices,
seeing things.'
He became unfit
to serve in office
so the townspeople
voted him out.
[electronic laugh]
Before he died
on Halloween night
he put a curse on the town.
His spirit would
return after 100 years
to seek revenge on the town
that wronged him.
[thunder rumbling]
[all gasp]
Of course, most people
don't believe that
but we have a record
turnout this year.
Folks want to say
they were here the night
the legend
was supposed to come true.
Yeah, and to see Kiss
play the masquerade ball.
Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!
[thunder rumbling]
There's something out there!
I could have sworn
I saw something
big and creepy in the window.
It was probably
your own reflection.
And there's another reason
this year is special.
Come on, Marcy,
don't be shy. Tell them.
She's been crowned this year's
corn princess.
She'll be queen
of the masquerade ball.
- Marcy, that's so exciting.
- Congrats.
Wow. That is so neat, Marcy.
How very retro of you, blondie.
I like that.
Well, I suppose
we should all turn in.
- Got a big day tomorrow.
- Good idea, dad.
I'll show everyone
to their rooms.
The corn princess
needs her sleep. Hmm-m.
Can you get the bags, Daisy?
Wow. Looks like
you can bench 220. Am I right?
[dramatic music]
[both gasp]
[tires screech]
Pretty cool, huh?
Ha ha.
I got it at
Ye Old Costume Shoppe.
I can't wait to go
Think of all
the candy we'll get
in eight hours
and forty-seven minutes.
I just love Halloween,
don't you, Daphne?
I remember our first
like it was yesterday.
'Evan and I
didn't have much money'
'so our jack-o'-lantern
was used. Ha ha ha.'
Then you just gently dip
and turn.
Oops. You got a little
caramel on your cheek.
- Huh!
- Oops. My bad.
Jinkies. This is incredible,
Uncle Evan.
I can't believe how crowded
Banning Junction is.
Amazing, isn't it?
The legend has made this
the best turnout in years.
Ha! Too bad
it can't happen every year.
Mayor Green, Eldon Reed,
this is my niece Velma.
She and her friends are spending
the holiday with us.
Everyone come quick!
It happened again!
Who would do
something like this?
Now, that's strange.
'The only tracks here
are the ones we just made.'
But that's impossible.
Everything leaves tracks
in a cornfield, even animals.
It's like something
just dropped down from the sky.
'Kind of freaky out here,
huh, Scoob?'
Like, stop, you cat burglar.
Hey, like, where'd he go?
Shaggy, what's the matter?
'You can't tell from the ground,
but from up here, it's obvious.'
'They're all different patterns'
and each one is a traditional
symbol of Halloween.
What's this?
That's odd.
What's a glove doing up here?
From the looks of it
this water tower
hasn't been used in years.
Forget about the glove.
What could have made
those freaky patterns?
It's obvious, isn't it?
Hank Banning
made those patterns.
You-you mean as in the guy
who's been dead
for a hundred years?
- That Hank Banning?
- The same.
He made a prophecy
that there would be signs
in the fields
foretelling his return.
Agnes, that's ridiculous.
It's just an old legend.
That's right.
Nothing more than
an old wives' tale
invented to scare little kids.
You didn't call it
an old wives' tale
when you were
encouraging tourists
to spend their money
to come here, Mr. Mayor.
The only ones who will survive
are those who have prepared.
Lock yourselves
in your basements
with canned goods and water.
It's your only hope.
Oh, Agnes, stop. You're just
trying to scare everyone.
And it's, like, totally working.
This is going from
good Halloween scary
to bad old regular scary.
Heed the warnings
in the fields.
The end is near.
Tonight, Hank Banning
will rise from the dead
to seek his revenge.
Tonight? Oh-oh!
Like, does-do-do,
does Kiss know about this?
Do you really think
the legend is true?
The ghost of the dead guy
is coming back for revenge?
Relax, Shaggy.
There's no such thing as ghosts.
I bet someone's behind all this,
but who?
Why would you suspect her?
- She's, she's so innocent.
- And my cousin.
Oh, I don't know.
Call it women's intuition.
Well, I think we should split up
and look for clues.
Velma, Daphne, and I
will head to the library
to research the town's history.
Shaggy, you and Scooby
go to Agnes' house
and see if you can
find out anything more
about the Hank Banning
ghost story.
Why can't we go to the library
and you guys go and interview
the creepy old lady?
Okay, sure.
First, you'll need
to pull every book
magazine and almanac
on the region.
Then cross-reference it with
the turn-of-the-century folklore
which you can find
in the microfiche archives.
You lost them at book.
Anybody home?
Mrs., uh, Agnes?
Let's look around, Scoob.
Maybe we can find some clues.
Hey, Scoob,
come check this out.
Maybe Agnes is the one
behind all this
like she's taking it
upon herself
to make sure Hank's
prophecy comes true.
I mean, she did seem
nuttier than a fruitcake.
[imitating Agnes]
"His ghost will come back
to haunt the town
on Halloween night."
She's right behind me,
isn't she?
Didn't your mamas teach you
to knock before enterin'?
[both whimpering]
Hey, wait a minute.
This isn't the bakery.
Like, let's get
out of here, Scoob.
Look at this, apparently
there's a food processing plant
just outside of town.
Seems they've been
steadily buying up
properties over the years.
And the corn fields
where the patterns appeared
are the last independently owned
fields in the area.
And guess who owns
the processing plant.
Eldon Reed.
Fred, Velma, Debbie,
what are you doing here?
- It's Daphne.
- Just some research.
- What about you?
- Studying.
They're making us take
electrical engineering
in school, so..
Engineering? Wow!
I was just on my way home
to get ready
for tonight's masquerade ball.
Hey, that's right.
You're the corn princess.
Man, you must be so excited.
I guess it's one way
to spend my birthday.
Marcy! I didn't know
today was your birthday.
Yep. I'm 18.
Able to legallyvote.
Marcy, where were you
this morning
before you met us
in the Town Square?
- Daphne!
- No, it's okay, Velma.
I was at the mall. I work
part-time at Khaki Corner.
- Can anyone confirm this?
- Sure.
The security guard,
my assistant manager
the guy who works
at Pretzel Nation.
In fact, there's an in-store
security camera
that has me on tape.
And do you have access
to this alleged tape?
Oh, please.
'You can't even see her face.'
That could be anyone.
(male #1)
'Hey, Marcy.'
'How's the corn princess
today, huh?'
Well, it's official. Uh-huh.
We're missing Halloween.
Oh, come on. We can still
have fun out here.
- Shall I tell a ghost story?
- No!
No way.
What's that?
[all gasp]
Is it the ghost?
Is it?
Scooby, you scared
poor Shaggy to death.
Scooby, that's enough.
We get it.
[all gasp]
'The scarecrow! It's alive!'
They're all alive.
Head for that old barn.
The doors, they're locked.
[all gasp]
'Attaboy, Scoob.'
They're robots!
'Someone must be
controlling them with a remote.'
Get ready for
the waterworks, Scoob.
We've got more company.
'Like, where are they going?'
Whoever's controlling them
must be sending them
somewhere else, but where?
I've got a plan.
Shaggy and Scooby.
'You go undercover
as scarecrows'
'replacing the two
we short-circuited.'
Okay, anyone else
have a plan?
We'll follow behind
using the shortwave radio
in the mystery machine
to find out
where the signal's coming from.
Anyone at all?
Don't be shy. Just shout it out.
Look at the bright side, Shaggy.
You'll finally get to dress up
for Halloween.
[indistinct chattering]
Who are you supposed to be?
Hong Kong Phooey.
Number one super guy.
Pfft. Teenagers.
No sense of history.
Like, do you know
where we're going, Scoob?
- Uh-uh.
- Like, me, neither.
I've got it,
the signal is coming from
inside the Town Hall?
Hey, no need to push.
Uh, plenty of Halloween
fun for everyone.
I've got a bad feeling
about this.
Carl, I thought we told you
to meet us by the snack table.
Honestly, sometimes it's like
you don't even have a brain.
And now, give it up
for our special guests.
The hottest band
in the worldKiss.
[crowd cheering]
Happy Halloween, uh..
- Banning Junction.
- Banning Junction!
Let's make some noise.
[Kiss singing
"Shout It Out Loud"]
Well the night's begun
and you want some fun ♪
Do you think
you're gonna find it ♪
Think you're gonna find it ♪
You got to treat yourself
like number one ♪
Do you need
to be reminded ♪
Need to be reminded ♪
It doesn't matter
what you do or say ♪
Just forget the things
that you've been told ♪
We can't do it
any other way ♪
Everybody's got
to rock 'n' roll ♪
Oh oh ooh.. ♪
[crowd screaming]
I am the ghost of Hank Banning
and I have returned
to seek my revenge.
Prepare to meet your doom!
Hey, Paul, what should we do?
What we always do
keep playing
till the cops come.
Shout it shout it
shout it out loud ♪
You've got to have a party ♪
Shout it shout it
shout it out loud ♪
Turn it up louder ♪
Shout it shout it
shout it out loud ♪
Everybody shout it now ♪
Shout it shout it
shout it out loud ♪
Oh yeah ♪
Shout it shout it
shout it out loud ♪
Scooby-Doo, where are you?
Shout it shout it
shout it out loud ♪
And everybody
shout it out ♪
Shout it shout it ♪
Shout it out loud ♪♪
Looks like our ghost
is just a projection.
Then whoever's behind this
must be inside this booth.
- There's no one here.
- I don't understand it.
Who would go to such lengths
just to upstage Halloween?
That's it!
I know who's behind this.
Follow me.
If my hunch is right,
I knew it.
Anyone who wears that much
eye shadow is bad news.
Marcy, why would you do
something like this?
You're a corn princess,
for goodness sake.
Why? Why?
Do you have any idea
what today is?
Of course, dear.
It's Halloween.
And my birthday, mother.
How would you like it
if your birthday
was completely overshadowed
every year of your life?
When Daphne asked who would
wanna upstage Halloween
I realized it had to be Marcy
whose birthday gets
upstaged every year.
That's when I remembered
the video of her at the mall.
I knew it.
I knew that wasn't her.
Uh, no, it was her
but I remembered
seeing the glove
we found in the water tower
in the background
of the footage.
I just wanted to scare everyone
and ruin Halloween
so I wouldn't ever have to play
second fiddle
to that dumb holiday again.
Marcy learned
how to build the scarecrows
and remote control
in her electrical engineering
class at school.
She used them to create
the patterns in the fields
foretelling the return
of Hank Banning
like the legend predicted.
This is all our fault.
I can't believe
we let a holiday
come before the birthday
of our own corn princess.
Well, seeing as
how no one was hurt
I think we can arrange for Marcy
to make up for this
with community service.
Well, Marcy, I hope
you've learned a lesson
from all of this.
I know I have.
So, who do I talk to
about getting paid?
Oh, blondie?
I'll be out in 300 hours.
This is the best
Halloween ever.
Hey, it's still
Halloween night.
We still have time
to go trick-or-treating.
Like, I had no idea
I was so handsome.
[all laugh]
I can't eat
one more piece of candy.
Me, neither.
Mmm. Nougat.
'This sure was
one memorable Halloween.'
See you next year, Marcy.
Orange really is her color,
don't you think?
Well, my cousin always did
have a wild imagination.
'A guy who's been dead
a hundred years'
coming back
to seek his revenge?
As if anyone would believe
such a silly story.
[all laugh]
[instrumental music]
Scarecrows walking 'round ♪
Scaring everyone in town ♪
Black cats make it worse ♪
Carry out a curse ♪
On a dead walking
mirror breaking ♪
Moon shaking
Halloween night ♪♪
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