Western Animation: Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf
The third of three movies starring Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, and Scrappy-Doo. The last movie produced for Hanna-Barbera's Superstar 10 series, it was also the last appearance of Scrappy-Doo in animated Scooby-Doo.We open up to Tyler County, USA, where the narrator introduces us to our heroes; Shaggy has become a race car driver, with Scooby and Scrappy as his on-board mechanics, cheered on by his "adoring but liberated girlfriend" Googie.But this happy scene can't last as we shift to darkest Transylvania, where Count Dracula is holding a meeting of monsters at his castle. It's time to decide the Monster of the Year, but the Werewolf is absent, having gone into retirement. With one of the most iconic monsters AWOL, Dracula is about to call the contest off until he learns of a special night—three of them—when the moon comes into position to make a new werewolf. Unfortunately, that new werewolf is none other than Shaggy!Dracula sends his minions the Hunch Bunch, a pair of hunchbacks, to America to transform Shaggy and bring him to Transylvania. Shaggy refuses to take part, however, and Dracula makes a deal with him: If Shaggy can win the Monster Road Race, Dracula will undo the transformation. However, the Count has no intention of letting his new werewolf go that easily...
This direct-to-TV movie includes examples of:
All Just a Dream: When the gang wakes up in Dracula's castle, Shaggy tries to invoke this.
Hiccup Hijinks: Shaggy gets the hiccups just as he becomes a werewolf. He keeps changing back and forth with each hiccup, until he stops hiccuping and stays in werewolf form by the time he reunites with Scooby, THEN he learns too late that he's a werewolf and at that time, the hiccups stop.
The Igor: Besides the Hunch Bunch, there's also Wolfgang, a wolfman-like creature who slavishly serves the Count.
Non Sequitur Thud: Dracula's plan to stop Shaggy in the race with a set of train track across the road and some train sound effects backfires when, in something out of a Road Runner cartoon, he gets struck by a real train and carried along on the cow catcher. All along, he dazedly sings, "Pardon me, boy. Is this the Transylvania choo-choo?"
Officer O'Hara: The cop who arrives at the drive-in theater to investigate the werewolf sightings has a distinct Irish accent.
Teleporter Accident: Count Dracula tries out a new teleportation device to send a message to the Hunch Bunch, upon which he (and the Hunches) discover that it left his pants behind. When he finishes his message and teleports back, it leaves his boxer shorts behind this time. Dracula understandably does not use the teleporter again.
Thememobile: All of the cars in the race except the Werewolf Car.