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Season 2 Episode 6

The Weird Winds of Winona

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Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Oct 13, 1973 on CBS
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The Weird Winds of Winona
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On their way to an auto rally where Speed Buggy will be performing, the Scooby gang stop over in Winona where nightly winds seem to haunt the small town. They encounter the Speed Bugs along the way and decide to leave town for the rally together. However, an accident with the Mystery Machine leaves Scooby's gang stranded, giving both groups the opportunity to investigate and put a stop to the dreaded winds haunting Winona.moreless

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  • Not a bad episode itself...but still...

    7.3
    What a mysterious episode...Weird things happen there; Mark is dark-skinned? The number of badguys kept changing etc.. I wonder what made HB make such a decision to suddenly show loud and clear, that Mark was related to indians.. (was he?)



    Anyway...

    What a great idea for a story! The haunted church, abandonned town, the Scooby gang vitnessing a dream-like " windy ghost convention" at the first night in Winona etc.. Also there are some memorable quotes and happenings..



    But I think that the episode should have been, I don't know, more spooky I guess... maybe they should have focused more on that graveyard and the haunted campanologist,who is never actually seen, but who was mentionned... Also the solution of the mystery was kind of bizarre... Something was missing...



    There are many cool spots: the repairing of the Mystery Machine, the car crash, the demonstration of Speed Buggies techical features etc.. I also liked the aspect of inevitability, which was a sign of difference from the so-called "meddling kids snooping style": due to circumstances, the gangs were stranded in a ghosttown for days, being afraid of each midnight that ever so menacingly crept upon the town, triggering the ghostly winds to blow.. All in all, not a bad episode; but I tend to think it should have been done more carefully.. It had too many good ideas, that were just wasted. somehow... I also didn't like the villians: they should have been more convincing, more spooky, more dangerous... To bad the authors didn't develop the haunted church theme...that could have made the episode a lot more exciting and more scooby-like...moreless

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Goof: When the Scooby and Speedy gangs meet, they seem to recognize each other pretty well. Debbie easily identifies Velma, Daphne, Fred, and Shaggy, with Scooby-Doo introducing himself to make sure the Speedy gang knows him as well. The next line is "And you must be the Speed Bugs!" which looks like it's being said by Daphne, but with Velma's voice.

    • Goof: There were quite a number of times in this episode where Tinker walks and runs in the same motion Shaggy does, something he never did in the Speed Buggy series.

    • Goof: In the Speed Buggy series, Mark was as light-skinned as Debbie and Tinker. Here, he has a significantly much darker skin tone. Either they changed his ethnic background, or he got a major suntan prior to meeting Scooby and the gang.

    • Goof: When Debbie returns to the farm with Speed Buggy to notify the guys Shaggy and Scooby are missing, Tinker reacts, saying "Golly" with his own voice, but then says "Let's go" with Fred's voice.

    • Goof: When the Speed Bugs are driving back to the Winona Hall of Records, they're followed by Fred in the Mystery Machine. Daphne and Velma are seen with him in the van, but they were still at the Hall waiting for the group to arrive.

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