Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Season 2 Episode 5

The Haunted House Hang-Up

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Oct 10, 1970 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When Asa Shanks gives directions to the Gang, he mentions taking a left or right at the fork in the road. However, when he says left, he points right and when he says right he points left.

    • How did Shaggy manage to survive balancing on a thick wire, and then a big fall landing in shallow water?

    • If Asa Shanks wanted to make the gang avoid going past the Haunted Mansion, why couldn't he just pretend that the right fork leads them nowhere?

    • Although Shaggy, Scooby, and the headless specter all ride on balloons out of the well, it would be impossible to hold their weight in real life.

    • How can Shaggy, Scooby and Velma slide down a bannister while wearing suits of armor?

    • What happened to the rug on the staircase? When Shaggy lifts up the rug to deter the headless spectre, it looks like it went back into place. However, a few moments later, when Velma, Shaggy and Scooby are chased down the stairs by the spectre, the rug is no where to be found -- it is neither on the stairs or at the bottom of the staircase.

  • Quotes

    • Asa Shanks: And I'da found it if it wasn't for you snoopers!

    • (deciding on which road to rake at the fork)
      Shaggy: Let's flip a slice of bologna to decide.
      Daphne: What?!
      Shaggy: Heads we go to the left and I eat it...tails we go to the right and I eat it.
      Velma: How can you have heads and tails on a slice of bologna?
      Shaggy: Heads is the mustard side...tails is plain!

    • Shaggy: Help! I'm drowning! Call the Coast Guard!
      Velma: Stand-up. The water's only knee deep.

    • Daphne: (points at the footprints) Look at that! The tracks go different directions.
      Shaggy: I've seen guys do the splits, but this is ridiculous.

    • Daphne: Footprints!
      Fred: Let's follow them.
      Shaggy: You guys go ahead. Scoob and me will stay here with old face-in-the-box.
      Velma: Aren't you curious?
      Shaggy: Not a bit. Scared? Yes. Curious? No.

    • Velma: Shaggy, the non-material embodiment or essence or organism that's seen as a specter, wraith, or apparition has been scientifically proven to be a sheer myth. In other words, there's no such thing as a ghost!
      Shaggy: Yeah, but does the ghost know that?

    • Daphne: (looking at the dilapidated old sign) I wonder what it says.
      Shaggy: It says twenty-four thousand miles to China. (points downward) That way.

  • Notes

    • The Headless Spectre appears in Scooby Doo Night of 100 Frights.

    • Villian #1: Penrod Stillwall
      Reason: He wanted to scare snoopers off so he could search for his hidden family fortune.

      Villian #2: Asa Shanks
      Reason: He was searching for the Stillwall fortune.

    • When ABC reran this episode 1977 through 1984, network censors cut out a few seconds of footage during the chase song in which Shaggy, Scooby and Velma ride a makeshift bicycle (actually an old knitting loom) through a window and onto a utility wire before bouncing off the top of a pole and into a well. The edit has them riding out the window and immediately falling into the well.

    • Hal Smith provides several incidental roles in this episode.

    • The song Love the World, which is featured in this episode, appears on the album Scooby-Doo's Snack Tracks: The Ultimate Collection.

  • Allusions