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A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts 

A gypsy fortune teller warns Scooby and the gang not to visit Franken Castle. They go anyway and find themselves chased by a werewolf, a vampire and a Frankenstein monster.


Ken Spears (story), Joe Ruby (story) | 1 more credit »




Episode credited cast:
Nicole Jaffe ... Velma Dinkley (voice)
Casey Kasem ... Norville 'Shaggy' Rogers (voice)
Don Messick ... Scooby-Doo / Sheriff (voice)
Vic Perrin Vic Perrin ... Additional Voices (voice) (credit only)
Hal Smith ... Additional Voices (voice) (credit only)
John Stephenson ... Big Bob Oakley / Dracula / Werewolf / Frankenstein's Monster (voice)
Jean Vander Pyl ... Additional Voices (voice) (credit only)
Frank Welker ... Fred Jones (voice)
Stefanianna Christopherson ... Daphne Blake (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emanuela Fallini Emanuela Fallini ... Daphne Blake
Rosalinda Galli Rosalinda Galli ... Velma Dinkley


When the kids visit Franken castle, a castle transported to the states brick-by-brick from Transylvania, they discover it is haunted by a werewolf, vampire, and a monster similar to Frankenstein's. They also discover that when Mr. Franken died in the 1600's, he left a fortune in jewels behind. They investigate to see if the monsters and jewels are related. Written by Spirit

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This is notable for being the first episode, not only in the series but in the whole franchise to use the popular phrase, "And I would've gotten away with it if it wasn't for you meddling kids and your dog." See more »


On the way to Franken Castle Freddy is wearing his standard white shirt with blue collar. But when the gang pull up to the Gypsy wagon and Freddy says it would be fun to go inside, he can plainly be seen wearing an all white shirt with his orange ascot, no blue collar. Inside the Gypsy wagon Freddy is then wearing a long sleeve white t-shirt with a blue scarf, his upper back is clearly exposed. In the next scene he is back in his usual attire. See more »


[first lines]
Fred: Hey, there it is, gang! Franken Castle! The only castle ever imported stone by stone from Transylvania.
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Spoofs Frankenstein (1931) See more »


Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! (Main Title - Dutch Version)
Performed by Tony Neef
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A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts
6 October 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Scooby Doo, Where Are You!

S1E11: A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts (1969)

Excellent episode has Scooby and the gang showing up at a mysterious castle that just happens to have an angry alligator, Dracula, a werewolf and Frankenstein's monster. This here is without question one of the best episodes that the series ever created and it has a lot in common with ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN as our heroes are simply running into monsters every step of the way. This here certainly benefits from having so many terrific monsters on display and all of them are look extremely good. The Frankenstein monster is large and fast, the werewolf covered in hair and Dracula as sinister as you'd expect. There's even a gypsy on hand for good measure. The gang get a lot of great moments with the monsters including a gag with Velma losing her glasses at the wrong time and thinking she's in a "toy" room when she's actually in a torture chamber. Fans of the series will certainly enjoy the laughs here but the monsters are what really carries it.

Episode: A+

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Release Date:

22 November 1969 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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