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LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash is the second film in the LEGO Scooby-Doo! Direct-to-DVD movie line. This movie involves the gang attending the Blowout Beach Bingo Bash in order to help Fred and Velma loosen up and have fun. However, the festivities come to an end when two ghost pirates, the ghosts of Captain Bash and Bingo Belle, terrorize the town in order to find the treasure. Now the gang has to investigate what's going on, while also trying to help out Fred and Velma.


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LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash provides examples of:

  • Abnormal Ammo: From an airplane, Scooby spits Scooby Snacks at the ghost pirates like machine gun fire. In return, the ghosts construct an ice cream cannon, launching ice cream and Shaggy and Scooby's plane propellers, causing it to stop.
  • Accidental Dance Craze: When Velma stumbles around the Octo Rock Lounge, the other kids believe it's a new dance move and want to learn it too. Fred dubs it "The Jinky".
  • An Aesop: It's important to relax and have fun, but don't go too far in trying to do so.
  • Amusement Park of Doom:
    • In an attempt to prove that he's fun, Fred recalls how he took the gang to an amusement park, only for it to be revealed that it was a creepy abandoned amusement park where the gang was chased by vampire clowns.
    • Downplayed with Bash Beach. Though the boardwalk and pier are not themselves haunted or dangerous, the ghost pirates do attack there at some points. At one point, a roller coaster is sabotaged, leading to the coaster cars colliding into each other and flying off the tracks.
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  • Batman Cold Open: The film starts with the gang unmasking a mummy at a history museum, completely unrelated to the main plot of the film.
  • Beach Episode: Right after solving a mummy mystery at a history museum, Shaggy suggests taking a holiday, and the gang head down to Blowout Beach for the Blowout Beach Bingo Bash, determined to take a break from solving mysteries and have fun. Unfortunately, they come just after the Bash is attacked by a couple of pirate ghosts.
  • The Bore:
    • A running thread for Fred and Velma is fighting against this. The gang gets to go on vacation. They prefer to plan things out to an absurd degree, while Daphne, Shaggy, and Scooby all go with the flow. They also struggle to interact with fellow teenagers. They're thrilled when they gain some popularity with the locals.
    • The museum guide speaks in a dull monotone voice and can go on for hours about the many uses of portholes. His four-hour tour of the local pirate ship nearly drives Shaggy and Scooby to tears.
  • Busman's Holiday: The gang try to take a break from solving mysteries by attending the Blowout Beach Bingo Bash, but just happen to get there the one year the party is crashed by pirate ghosts.
  • Casting Gag: We have Kevin Michael Richardson once again voicing a sheriff.
  • Denser and Wackier: Much like its predecessor, the humor is more overt due to its status as a Lego Project.
  • Dance Party Ending: The film ends with everyone dancing at the Blowout Beach Bingo Bash after the gang saves it.
  • Dirty Cop: Downplayed. The sheriff and his deputy may not be behind the "Scooby-Doo" Hoax, but they did sabotage a roller coaster just to drive away tourists from their town.
  • Easily Forgiven: Dwight Monkfish holds no ill will toward Mitzi for chewing him out on his greedy and insensitive behavior. He even lampshades it.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While Rob and Laura Holdout dressed up as ghost pirates to find the treasure, they were disgusted when their kids, Chad and Chrissy, also dressed up as ghost pirates and kidnapped Brenda and Tommy just to keep their titles as king and queen of the bash.
  • Foil: Brenda and Tommy act as a foil to Chad and Chrissy. While both groups would love to be crowned during the bash, Brenda and Tommy only show little signs of arrogance, being actually friendly with the others once they earn their trust. In contrast, Chad and Chrissy act all high and mighty by belittling everyone and saying that they deserve to be crowned while no one else does. The fact they also masqueraded as ghost pirates just to maintain that title proves it. Chad and Tommy even have the same voice actor, Josh Keaton.
  • Ghost Pirate: Captain Bash and Bingo Bell, the ghost pirates that terrorize the Blowout Beach Bingo Bash.
  • Hate Sink: Chad and Chrissy Holdout are not given any sympathetic qualities due to their status as king and queen of the bash making them act all high and mighty. They spend the majority of their screen time openly mocking and berating the other characters, bossing people around, and disrespecting their parents. The fact that they also masqueraded as ghost pirates and kidnapped Brenda and Tommy just to keep their titles definitely adds to their deliberately unsympathetic nature.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While Dwight Monkfish is a greedy and self-absorbed businessman who knows about his status and revels in it, he at least has the courtesy to honor his end of any deal made and holds a soft spot for his assistant Mitzi. He does become at least a little nicer at the end of the movie when he agrees to sell the boardwalk back.
  • Lampshade Hanging: During a musical number, Fred tells the assemble teens to snap their fingers. They try in vain and then say they can't; this is a LEGO movie, so they don't have actual fingers.
  • The Magazine Rule: Mr. Monkfish owns and is on the cover of "Pier Owner's Magazine".
  • Monster Clown: In a flashback, the gang investigate a creepy amusement park where they are chased by vampire clowns.
  • Museum of Boredom: Surprising, the Salty Brick, the old pirate ship turned into an exhibit, is this due to the incredibly monotone museum guide who spends much of his four-hour tour discussing portholes and barrels.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: After getting in good with some of the locals, Fred and Velma are content to just party instead of solving the mystery.
    Daphne: Who are you?
  • Odd Friendship: Dr. Najib and the cop that arrested him are surprisingly casual with each other. Even when he’s being arrested, he doesn’t bear any ill will to him.
  • Police Are Useless:
    • The officer that makes the arrest at the start of the film outright admits that he would've had no chance of catching the criminal without the Mystery Gang's help. When said criminal nearly tricks the cop into letting him go, he openly admits that he shouldn't be in this line of work.
    • The sherriff and deputy of Bash Beach make no effort to investigate the pirate ghosts, believing them to be just teens playing a prank, and are almost glad that they are scaring away tourists.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Mitzi gives a rather scathing, but still well-deserved chewing out to Dwight Monkfish when he’s actually glad that the ghost pirates helped him get the boardwalk, even if he had no involvement in their scheme.
  • "Scooby-Doo" Hoax:
    • The ghosts of the pirates Captain Bash and Bingo Belle are revealed to be Chad and Chrissy Holdout trying to retain their titles as "Captains of the Bash". It turns out that there was a second set of ghost pirates as well acting independently from Chad and Chrissy who turn out to be Rob and Laura Holdout, who just wanted the "Captains of the Bash" hats that they believed would lead them to Captain Bash and Bingo Belle's treasure. When that doesn't work, they used the ghost disguises to destroy the boardwalk so that they can sell it to Monkfish and make some money from the whole ordeal.
    • At the start of the film, the gang unmask a mummy revealing it to be Dr. Najib.
  • Secret Underground Passage: Pirates built secret smuggling tunnels all throughout and underneath the town. The gang accidentally get themselves lost in them, leading them to find the stolen ship and missing teenagers.
  • The Stoic: The museum guide is so stoic, he reacts to everything with a dull and emotionless expression.
  • Walk the Plank: The pirate ghosts force the gang to walk a plank off of their ship.
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