Switched to Tubi for The New Scooby Doo Mysteries as I got ready for work. "A Halloween Hassle In Dracula's Castle" brings Mystery Inc back together for a strange variation on their usual formula that has them helping Dracula rid his mad monster party of a ghost who definitely wasn't on the guest list. The monsters are real, but the ghost doesn't seem to be...but who's behind his appearance?
Headed out to work after Scooby ended for my second 8 1/2 hour work day in a row. Spent most of the day this time outside, doing carts. Couldn't have been a nicer day to do it, too. It was sunny, breezy, and in the lower 70's, perfect for mid-October. Trouble was, I had a hard time keeping up with the carts on my own, especially during rush hour. A cashier didn't want to work 8 1/2 hours and called out, and the head bagger took his place. I didn't have help until 5. He took over doing the sweeping and gathered the overflowing trash as well, allowing me to finally focus on refilling the carts.
Went straight home after work and into dinner and Match Game '77. Fannie Flagg is known for her unique answers, but for once, she turned out to be the only person who matched the contestant in a question about whom the ringmaster had to sleep next to at the circus. Gene was so pleased, he encouraged the audience to give Fannie a standing ovation!
Finished the night online with three episodes of the original Disney black-and-white Zorro series. They finally got around to putting it on Disney Plus, probably in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. My sisters and I loved watching this on The Disney Channel in the 80's and early 90's. Rose was the biggest fan. She's been wild about all things Mexican and Latin American since she started taking Spanish in the 6th grade. (And she still speaks it very well.)
The first two episodes of the series, "Presenting Senior Zorro" and "Zorro's Secret Passage" introduce Don Diego Vega (Guy Williams) and his mute confidante and manservant Bernardo (Henry Sheldon) and reveal how they turn outlaw to combat the cruel Monastario (Britt Lomond). Don Diego has a harder time coming to the rescue at a beloved mission when the head monk shelters an unjustly accused man. When Monastario kidnaps the monk's native workers and force them into building a road past the mission, that's when "Zorro Rides to the Mission."