The Scooby Doo Show – “The Headless Horseman of Halloween”
Original Airdate: October 9, 1976
“Another mystery solved, gang!” exclaimed Freddy Jones as he revved up the engine to the Mystery Machine with Daphne Blake gently resting on his shoulders.
Shaggy Rogers, whose buns were firmly planted in the way back rolled his eyes and muttered to himself, “Like, zoinks, man. What’s the point of throwing on these slamming threads and hitting up a happening party if you’re just going to be chased around town by some pumpkin-headed fruitcake?”
Ever since Shaggy and Scooby started hanging out with Freddy and the gang their lives have become this never-ending rollercoaster ride involving shenanigans at abandoned amusement parks, haunted manors, and foggy graveyards. Initially he just hooked up with Freddy because he had a great weed connection, but he stuck around because Freddy lets him crash in the van and he’s starting to develop a little thing for Velma.
Two hours earlier, they were running around the grounds of Crane Manor while being pursued by this Headless Horseman thing that was after some priceless family jewels or something. Shaggy haphazardly cracked the case when he stumbled upon some important clue that led them to the fingering of Mrs. Crane’s cousin as this week’s masked culprit.
“I should have just kept my mouth shut,” he said under his breath, “Scooby and I would be knee deep in some heavenly pastries right about now.”
Instead Shaggy was trapped in some run-down van that was driving aimlessly around the country in search of petty criminals with a flair for the dramatic. Plus, Daphne wasn’t fooling anyone. Both Shaggy and Velma, and even the dog, were well aware of the so-called low-key over the pants third base maneuvers she’s been doling out to Freddy Jones on the regular.
“Oh well,” sighed Shaggy, “It beats hanging out with those gals from Josie & The Pussycats.”