Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tiki Scares and Other Scooby Stories

Today was my first day back at work after vacation. It was really boring. The store was fairly quiet for most of the afternoon. I can completely understand why our hours were cut. It did pick up later, when rush hour kicked in, but as several employees pointed out, it came in spurts. It was fairly busy when I left. Thankfully, my relief was on time.

There was a huge box on the porch when I got in. The fall decorations (and my pajamas) had arrived from Mom's house! I lugged the huge cardboard cube upstairs. I checked to make sure everything was ok, then had leftover soup for dinner while watching more Scooby.

Shaggy and Scooby have a close encounter with a ghostly medicine man when the head of their Hawaiian tour group disappears in "A Tiki Scare Is No Fair" from the original 1969 show. A witch tries to scare the kids away from a spooky bayou and a stranded riverboat in "Which Witch Is Which", but the kids discover that there's a lot more to this magical crone than meets the eye. Magic is also at the heart of the mid-70s episode "Scared A Lot In Camelot." Mystery Inc visits Shaggy's uncle in his medieval castle brought over from England. When they arrive, his uncle has vanished, and a ghostly wizard named Merlin is bringing some real malice to the palace! The gang search for Shaggy's uncle while trying to figure out what the wizard's really after. And in "Hang In There, Scooby Doo," a hang-gliding contest gets scary when Scooby and the kids see a pterodactyl who wants every to leave the canyon where the contest is taking place. It looks like the dinosaurs have made a comeback...until the kids start exploring the caves in the canyon and find a more recent explanation for the flying lizard's appearance.

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