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Season 2 Episode 3

Mystery in Persia

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Sep 22, 1973 on CBS
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Mystery in Persia
When the gang runs into Jeannie and Babu, they end up time traveling to ancient Persia where they face the wrath of an evil jinn in order to help a young prince become sultan.

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Goof: At the end of the scene Henry is combing his hair by the mirror, Corey says "good night" to him offscreen, but it's Henry's lips that are moving, seeming to speak with Corey's voice.

    • Goof: When Scooby slips from the clutches of the evil jinn Jadal and slides past the others fleeing as well, Babu's vest is briefly missing.

    • Goof: When some of the group, including Jeannie and Abin, begin searching for the others in the palace, a couple of shots show Corey with blond hair instead of brown.

    • Goofs: When some of the group find themselves in an unusual room, Fred's blue collar is briefly colored white and when they're looking for a secret panel Henry speaks with Abin's voice when he says "nor here".

    • Goof: When Abdula says "I would've ruled as a sultan should rule--with force", his turban changes to white when it was previously colored red.

    • Goof: When Jeannie uses her magic to place Abdula into the bottle with Jadal, her arms disappear at the same time he does.

    • Goofs: In the final scene when Scooby, Shaggy, and Babu go into the kitchen to eat what they think is a meal, Fred says "Don't you guys ever learn?" However, he's speaking with Henry's voice and Daphne's headband is colored black instead of its usual lavender.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Abdula: (appears before his nephew after Jadal has been re-captured) So, you have defeated my slave.
      Abin: (shocked) Uncle! But why?!
      Abdula: Because the power and wealth of this sultanate should be mine! Because your father was a fool who believed in ruling by love. I would've ruled as a sultan should rule--With force.

    • Jeannie: The Great Haji owes you nothing! And it is you who shall pay... For your evil!
      Jadal: STOP! What is it you want?!
      Jeannie: (uncorks the bottle) Only this, Jadal.
      Jadal: You mean...?!
      Jeannie: Exactly! (she magics Jadal back into the bottle and recorks it)
      Shaggy: Like, wow!
      Scooby: Oh, Jeannie.

    • (Scooby, Shaggy, Jeannie, and Babu are searching for the rest of the gang)
      Shaggy: This palace is so big, Jeannie. Like, how ya gonna find 'em?
      Jeannie: I am able to pick up my master's vibrations. Especially when he... (she suddenly gets a vibration from Corey; Scooby stops)
      Scooby: What's the matter?
      Jeannie: He is near. Wait! (she spins around until she stops and points to a wall of solid rock)
      Jeannie: He is there!
      Shaggy: But, like, that's solid rock!
      Babu: That's nothin' to a genie. (Jeannie casts a spell to set the gang free from the secret room)
      Corey: Jeannie!
      Babu: What did I tell ya?
      Fred: Thanks for rescuing us, Jeannie.
      Jeannie: It is Scooby you should thank for rescuing me.
      Velma: You really are a hero, Scoob!
      Scooby: Awww!

    • Jeannie: (after Scooby, Shaggy, and Babu have hit the invisible wall) Oh! I'm sorry! Jadal has erected an invisible shield.
      Shaggy: Can't you do anything?
      Babu: I'm not up to spells and incantations yet.
      Shaggy: Can't we break it down?
      Jeannie: No, Shaggy. Nothing can get through that shield except sound.
      Babu: How long is he gonna keep you there?
      Jeannie: 10,000 years.
      (Scooby howls loudly, and the bottle shakes until it smashes to pieces, and Jeannie is set free, unharmed)
      (Scooby reacts, and Jeannie, back to regular size, reappears before him)
      Scooby: Jeannie!
      Jeannie: Oh, Scooby. You saved me!
      (she kisses Scooby)
      Scooby: Aww.
      (he smiles)
      Jeannie: Now we must find our friends, and then... And then, Jadal!

    • (Scooby, Shaggy, and Babu are searching an underground part of the palace for clues as to where Jeannie may be)
      Babu: Boy, this is like a cemetery.
      Scooby: C-C-C-C-C-Ceme-me-me-metery?!
      Babu: I sure hope we don't see any ghosts.
      Shaggy: G-GHOSTS?!
      Babu: Where?! Where?! Where?!
      Jeannie's voice: Babu! Babu!
      Scooby: (frightened) It's J-J-J-J-Jeannie's g-g-g-g-ghost!
      (Babu gulps nervously and disappears)
      Jeannie's voice: Scooby! Shaggy!
      Shaggy: We're not here!
      (Babu's head reappears)
      Babu: Did she go away?!
      Jeannie's voice: Here! I'm here!
      Scooby: (sees the bottle she's still trapped in at a dead end) Jeannie!
      Babu: It is Jeannie!
      Shaggy: That's no ghost!
      (they run up to the end, but they hit an invisible wall and crash)

    • Daphne: (after Jadal has escaped with Jeannie trapped) He's gone!
      Velma: Jinkies! And he's got Jeannie!
      Abin: The jinn, he knew your friend?
      Fred: I think you better tell him now, Corey.
      Corey: Yeah. You see, Abin, Jeannie is really a genie.
      Abin: You mean...?
      Corey: Uh-huh. So is Babu.
      Babu: I really am! You wanna see me levitate? Watch! Yapple Dapple! (he uses his magic to try and levitate) See? I can... OOPS! (he falls again, dropping to the ground) Oh, that's hard to do.

    • Jadal: (to Jeannie) Foolish little one. Did you think you were a match for Jadal? Now you will remain captive until I release you. You can hear me, little one, but you cannot move. As Haji, master of all genies, once imprisoned Jadal for 10,000 years, so shall be done to you!
      Scooby and Corey: NO!!
      Velma: You leave her alone!
      Daphne: Yeah! Let her go!
      Jadal: Your prattle offends me! (casts a spell to freeze the rest of the gang) Corinjiun Morgish! (uncorks a green glass bottle) Biar Enja! (he sucks Jeannie inside the bottle and re-corks it) Now, favorite of Haji, you may speak.
      Jeannie: Let me out! Let me OUT!
      Jadal: Gladly. In 10,000 years. (to Abin) And you, Prince of Zendat, are next! Unless you leave this palace now! Bolo Zharai! (he sets the rest of the gang free and leaves)
      Daphne: He's gone!

    • Fred: Well, there's only one way to find out if this place is empty.
      Shaggy: Right. We go home and send a telegram.
      Scooby: Yeah. Yeah!
      Shaggy: If there's no answer, then we know it's empty.
      Scooby: Right on!
      Jeannie: Oh, Scooby, if you leave, who will be here to protect me?
      Scooby: Aw...
      Jeannie: Will you not stay? For me?
      Scooby: Okay.
      Jeannie: My hero!
      (Scooby smiles shyly)

    • Daphne: Jeepers! Are we here in Persia?
      Velma: Does that look like Yankee Stadium to you? Of course we're in Persia!

    • Abdula: (uncorks a bottle) Do you hear, Jadal?
      (his evil jinn, Jadal, appears out of the bottle)
      Jadal: I hear, Master.
      Abdula: The Great Haji sends this mere wisp of a genie against you.
      Jadal: Haji?! He himself imprisoned me in this bottle 10,000 years ago.
      Abdula: And now, you shall have your revenge, evil jinn. Come. Let us be there to greet them at the palace.
      (Jadal claps twice)

    • (Babu has fluked in a spell)
      Jeannie: Oh, Babu. Not again!
      Babu: I'm sorry, Jeannie. I forgot the combination.
      Jeannie: Babu, you have been an apprentice genie for 1,500 years. When will you learn?!
      Babu: It won't happen again. Honest. You see, I...
      (Jeannie casts a spell on Babu)
      Babu: OOPS!
      (he falls)
      Babu: I slipped!

    • Jeannie: (after the Mystery Machine has crashed) It is all my fault.
      Scooby: Uh-uh! No way!
      Shaggy: Scooby's right. Like, it's all Fred's fault for being a rotten driver.
      Scooby: Yeah.
      Fred: Oh, great! Now I'm the heavy!
      Shaggy: Besides, it's just an old truck.
      (he laughs)
      Velma: Did you hear that, Daph? Calling the Mystery Machine an old truck. Hmph!
      Daphne: And they haven't mentioned food once since Jeannie got here. Those 2 must be in love.

    • Velma: This sure has been fun.
      Shaggy: Like, it's really been a groovy, I mean, meeting you guys.
      Jeannie: Oh, yes. Especially you, Scoob.
      (she pats Scooby on the head, and Scooby turns red and laughs sheepishly)
      Daphne: We're gonna hafta do something about Scooby.

    • (Henry combs his hair)
      Corey: Henry, I thought you were tired.
      Henry: I'm beat.
      Corey: Then let's get some shuteye.
      Henry: I'll be there in a minute.
      Corey: How come you comb your hair before you go to bed?
      Henry: Well, you know, like in case I meet some chick in a dream. I wanna look good.
      Corey: Good night, Romeo!

    • Velma: (about Scooby, after Jeannie's abduction) What's happened to the "big protector"?
      Daphne: Oh, come on, Scoob. Will you stay for a Scooby Snack?
      Scooby: 5.
      Daphne: 2?
      Scooby: 4?
      Daphne: I'll give you 3.
      Scooby: Sold!
      (Daphne drops 3 Scooby Snacks in front of him, and Scooby eats each one)

    • Scooby: (freaks out after noticing a bit of smoke) Yikes! Not another one!
      Jeannie: No, Scooby. Not another one. That's just...!
      Scooby, Shaggy, and Babu: FOOD!!!

  • NOTES (2)