Fun Fact of the Week #384
Surprisingly, "Spooky Space Kook" from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? is one of the episodes that has the least amount of re-releases from the series. While many episodes from Where Are You have been re-released on over 20 different home media releases, "Spooky Space Kook" has only been released on 9 different VHS tapes, DVDs, and Blu-Ray releases. It is tied with "Never Ape an Ape Man," "A Tiki Scare is No Fair," and "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf?" for the episode that has been re-released the second lowest amount of times from Where Are You. Currently, "Mystery Mask Mix Up" and "Scooby's Night with a Frozen Fright" have the lowest number of re-releases from Where Are You, tied at 8 re-releases.
If you're curious to how the entire Where Are You series stacks up in terms of amount of times they've been released on various home media sets, here's how the full series looks:
1. Hassle in the Castle - 27 (holds record for most re-releases of the entire franchise)
2. A Clue for Scooby-Doo & That's Snow Ghost - 24
3. What a Night for a Knight & A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts - 22
4. A Night of Fright is No Delight - 21
5. Go Away Ghost Ship - 18
6. Mine Your Own Business - 17
7. Which Witch is Which? & Jeepers, It's the Creeper! - 16
8. Decoy for a Dognapper & The Backstage Rage - 15
9. Bedlam in the Big Top & Haunted House Hang Up - 14
10. Foul Play in Funland & Scooby-Doo and a Mummy, Too! - 12
11. What the Hex Going On & Nowhere to Hyde - 11
12. Don't Fool with a Phantom - 10
13. Never Ape an Ape Man, Spooky Space Kook, A Tiki Scare is No Fair & Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf - 9
14. Mystery Mask Mix-Up & Scooby's Night with a Frozen Fright - 8
1/17/2022 07:30:52 am
Mystery Incorporated's coming to YouTube this February
1/17/2022 01:38:03 pm
Expected a lot more releases for Space Kook
1/17/2022 03:39:17 pm
Anyone who keeps up with physical home media released saw that number one coming LOL. But yeah I always found it weird as well. Especially the fact that it didn’t get a VHS release when almost every other episode of the series did
1/17/2022 04:12:08 pm
Haha yep. And YES! I've always found it super weird that "Spooky Space Kook" never was released on VHS, given it's one of the most popular/iconic episodes of the original series.
1/17/2022 05:35:22 pm
it was the last episode I remember ever catching, it just never seemed to be in rotation, I wondered for a bit if it was held back out of.... concerns it was too scary or something and just not really shown often (could be, the design is probably the most "frightening" of all the original creatures from WAY, though thinking of it, the red flashing could have also held it back as an epilepsy thing) Never found confirmation but I wouldn't be surprised either way.
1/17/2022 07:10:44 pm
Oh wow, that's interesting it was rarely in rotation! And you watched on the USA Network like I did, right? I could see them holding it back if there were concerns it was too frightening, as the Space Kook is a very terrifying villain. I suppose it could be an epilepsy issue too, but I'd imagine if that were the issue, they'd just remove it from rotation entirely.
1/17/2022 10:05:04 pm
I was a bit too young to regularly watch USA but I have recordings from then, mostly I watched on Cartoon Network. I say rarely cause I think I caught it at least once, but I don't remember when, it could have been when they did the full series run through on the "Scooby doo project" or maybe I just caught it randomly. But yea, it's just a feeling I have, whether it's tru or not or if there's a reason or not I really can't say.
1/18/2022 04:03:52 am
Oh gotcha. I feel like I had it on the tapes my parents recorded for me, but I think it's definitely possible they held it back due to concerns it was too scary.
1/18/2022 08:32:02 pm
I wish the next Scooby-Doo movie was a Three Stooges crossover
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