Directed by: Paul Sommer, Carl Urbano, Ray Patterson
Starring: Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Sorrell Booke
So, I’m pretty far behind on these reviews, and it’s partly because I filled in all the Scooby-Doo movies I hadn’t reviewed yet, and good god am I overloaded with Scooby-Doo. So much of the same thing… the same awful, awful thing…
Shaggy’s southern uncle Beauregard dies and leaves him a haunted mansion with a series of clues leading to a treasure or something in them. Since apparently it takes more than Scooby, Shaggy, and Scrappy-Doo to deal with some guy dressed like a ghost, they hire three actual ghosts who vaguely resemble off-brand Three Stooges, the Boo Brothers. It’s fucking terrible.
I tried to find out if the Boo Brothers were from some other Hannah-Barbara property and this was just an ill-advised crossover or something (not that it’d be the first time), but no, they designed these characters specifically for this film, and that’s all they ever used them for. Even for as bad as the Scooby-Doo series is, Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers is probably the worst thing in the canon. It’s both impressive, and horrifying.