A Fit Night out for Bats originally aired on November 8, 1980 and was the second part of the first episode of the Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show.

Once again, gone is the spooky element, and we mostly get an episode of quick gags.  The series has also gone from being people in masks, to featuring real vampires and other ghouls.  Thus, this is the first episode to feature a real vampire.

If you’ve been watching my episodes on the regular, you’ll know that in September I’ll return to the longer Scooby-Doo episodes.  I’m currently just reviewing these quick and short Scrappy episodes as I take a little break from YouTube for the summer.  So if you’re not a Scrappy-Fan, check back in my channel back in September.

Anyway, enough of my jibber jabber, let’s get on with the review.

The episode begins with the gang stuck out at night with a flat tire.  Scrappy spots a nearby house, so our trio head over towards it.

Scrappy lets himself in and inside they meet a vampire named Sylvester who invites them to dinner.

Shaggy and Scooby are pleased and raid the kitchen while Sylvester transforms into a bat so he can bite them.

As Shaggy complains that there’s nothing in the kitchen other than tomato juice, while Scrappy discovers a donut making machine.  As Scrappy starts making donuts, Sylvester flies by and Scrappy tosses him out the window.

Scrappy making donuts

The lights then go out, so Scrappy goes in search for the fuse box, but instead finds a coffin in the basement.

Shaggy in a coffin

The bat then chases Scooby and Shaggy around the mansion, while Scrappy tries his best to catch the bat.

Sylvester then reveals himself to be a vampire and we get one last chase where Shaggy discovers a giant donut Scrappy made earlier.  Thinking fast, Shaggy uses the tire to replace the flat tire on the Mystery Machine, and the gang drive off.

My Score

fourI give this episode a 4 out of 10

Not a great episode by any means, but much better than the last episode with the aliens.

What I liked about this episode was Sylvester the Vampire.  While he hammed it up a little too much for the camera, I just liked the fact that he lived in a house with nothing to eat but tomato juice and donuts.

The ending was quite funny too in how Shaggy used a giant donut to fix the mystery machine.

Anyway, until next week, when I will review the Chinese Food Factory, Stay Spooky!


Don Messick: Scooby-Doo, Scrappy-Doo
Casey Kasem: Shaggy
John Stephenson: Sylvester