Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Case Study No. 0623: Coolsville High School Librarian

Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins - Part [6/9]
Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins - Part [6/9]
Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins is a movie that was first aired on September 13, 2009, the 40th anniversary of Scooby-Doo. It is a television movie produced by Warner Premiere, directed by Brian Levant and distributed by Warner Home Video based on the hit Hanna-Barbera cartoon classic, Scooby-Doo. The film is an origin story for Scooby and the Mystery Inc. gang, revealing how they met and the events of their very first case. The music is scored by Academy Award-nominee David Newman, who had previously scored the theatrical films. The MPAA gave the film a PG rating for "some mild peril."
Despite being a television movie, it is in the same canon as the theatrical films.
Set in Coolsville, Ohio and begins as the cast is introduced on the school bus. Shaggy is a nerdy outcast who is frequently picked on by a jock, normally by getting tripped every morning on the bus. Fred is the quarterback of the football team and the jock's friend, but disapproves of him picking on Shaggy. Velma is an outcast geek, and Daphne is in the drama club. At school, Shaggy's trouble is trying to get his locker door open results in him falling in a trashcan and rolling into the Principal's office, though this is clearly not the first time. Principal Deedle suggests that Shaggy try to find some friends and says he should take up a hobby like his: philately (stamp collecting). Meanwhile, a talking Great Dane named Scoobert trying to get adopted at an adoption fair, during which he is reluctantly adopted but ruins the chance by pouncing the man and licking him. At the end of the fair he's crammed into a cage and loaded into the back of a pickup truck. Scoobert falls out and begins to wander through a graveyard, but a strike of lightning resurrects a pair of ghosts. In a blind panic, Scoobert runs off and leaps into Shaggy's house. They instantly become great friends, and Shaggy nicknames the dog "Scooby."
Shaggy attempts to smuggle Scooby to school disguised as a kid; however, when a jock trips Shaggy (again), Scooby bites the jock's leg, which starts a fight that quickly involves Shaggy, Fred, Velma, and Daphne; both Shaggy and Fred attack the jock to protect Scooby, and Fred unintentionally disturbs Daphne and crushes Velma's science project. All four of them get six weeks of detention when the bus driver, distracted by the commotion, crashes into the school's flagpole, knocking it over and smashing into the windshield of Vice Principal Grimes' new car (oddly enough, the jock who started everything is not punished at all). As the four are in detention, they discover they share an interest in mystery stories, but all quickly get on each other's nerves. Suddenly, the two ghosts appear. The ghosts chase them into the gym during the pep rally and a third mysterious ghost, the Spectre, appears, telling everyone to leave at once. The principal decides to close the school, but the vice principal deems the incident a prank caused by the gang out of revenge for their detention, and he changes from the charge of detention to suspension.Knowing that they need to find the ghosts in order to prove their innocence, the gang decide to join forces and go to the cemetery, where they discover the tombstones. After researching, Velma determines that the ghosts were the founding faculty of the original school. The two were about to bury a time capsule when the Coolsville flood occurred, taking their lives and destroying the school the current school is built on top of. Deciding to investigate further, they explore the school at night to find more clues. The Spectre orders the other two ghosts to scare them away. They possess a pair of football player mannequins and follow the gang. Fred fights one of them off while Velma and Daphne escape, leaving Shaggy and Scooby locked up in a freezer. They are freed the next day by Vice Principal Grimes, who believes them to be involved with the events of the previous night, including an explosion and other vandalism. When Velma, Daphne, and Fred stand up for Shaggy, Grimes decides to completely expel the gang from the school, and vows to arrest them for trespassing if he ever sees them on school property again.
he gang, learning the suspects while Scooby does a little urination, dresses up as new students so they can return to Coolsville High School to investigate further. The librarian and janitor are the gang's prime suspects, as they have both expressed displeasure with their jobs. Both of them appear to not be involved with the incidents, however.
Nick Palatas - Norville "Shaggy" Rogers
Frank Welker - Scooby-Doo (voice)
Robbie Amell - Fred Jones
Kate Melton - Daphne Blake
Hayley Kiyoko - Velma Dinkley
Gary Chalk - Vice Principal Grimes
Shawn Macdonald - Principal Deedle
C. Ernst Harth - The Janitor
Lorena Gale - The Librarian
Daniel Riordan - The Dark Specter (voice)
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[the gang is serving detention in the Coolsville High School Library, as the elderly female librarian addresses them]
LIBRARIAN: [sighs] The rules for detention are the same as they are in the library. That means no talking, no texting ...
[Shaggy takes out a sandwich]
LIBRARIAN: And no eating!
SHAGGY: No fair! So, like, what the heck are we supposed to?
LIBRARIAN: Try reading a book.
[the librarian walks away and begins muttering to herself]
LIBRARIAN: Bad enough they cut my budget, now I've gotta do double duty with a bunch of illiterates!


[Velma (suspecting the librarian of being behind the haunting of the school) hides in the book return slot to spy on her, as the librarian enters a room marked "Authorized Personnel Only" and pulls out a knife]
LIBRARIAN: Soon, this school will vex me no more!
[Velma gets out and hides behind some shelves to get a better look ... but finds the librarian is only using the knife to open a letter]
LIBRARIAN: [reading] "We are pleased to inform you that Coolsville University Library would like to offer you a senior position on our staff" ...
[the librarian almost jumps for joy]
LIBRARIAN: Huzzah! Books without pictures!
[she runs excitedly out of office, as Velma tries to sneak out and investigate further, but she knocks over a box which contains an old-looking book]
VELMA: [quietly] Jinkies, what do we have here?
[cut to outside the office, as the librarian is heading back for the door]
LIBRARIAN: [to herself] I'd forget my bun if it wasn't attached to my head ...
[as the librarian opens the door, Velma quickly hides the book behind her back]
LIBRARIAN: [surprised] What're you doing? Students aren't allowed back here!
VELMA: Uh ...
[she quickly takes on a thick accent]
VELMA: Um, exchange student. Very lost.
LIBRARIAN: Is that a Russian accent I detect?
[Velma quickly nods]
LIBRARIAN: How wonderful! I spent a semester studying the language at the University of Moscow ...
[she smiles and begins speaking quickly in Russian]
LIBRARIAN: [translated] I had so many wonderful times in Moscow. The people are magnificent. And I love the smell of Moscow in the Springtime.
VELMA: Uh ...
[she mumbles something in Russian]
VELMA: [translated] Yes. It would be unfortunate if you had no nose.
[the librarian pauses for a moment, then laughs]
LIBRARIAN: Oh, I missed the Russian sense of humor! That was a good one!
[Velma takes the opportunity to quickly run out of the office]
LIBRARIAN: Oh, wait ... Dasvedanya.


[the gang gathers at Fred's house to discuss the case]
FRED: The librarian did it?
VELMA: Nope, she seems to be innocent. But I did find something in a box of old books. Take a look at this.
[she takes out the book she found]
VELMA: It's a three volume set of books about the supernatural.
[Fred takes the book and reads the title]
FRED: "Volume One, Ghostly Hauntings, a History."
VELMA: Mm-hmm.
[Daphne opens the book and begins reading]
DAPHNE: "Volume Two, Common Spells, Curses and Hexes"?
[Shaggy peeks over her shoulder]
SHAGGY: "Volume Three, a Practical Guide to Raising the Dead and How to Use Them For Your Own Evil Purposes"?
[he looks up]
SHAGGY: That's the one we need to get our hands on!
VELMA: But it's missing ... And look who checked it out last.
[Daphne takes the due date card out of the back of the book]
DAPHNE: Vice Principal Grimes?



Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins is a 2009 reboot to the theatrical films, Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. The TV film is an origin story for Scooby and the Mystery Inc. gang, revealing how they met and the events of their very first case. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 22nd.

Unjustly accused on staging a spooky practical joke complete with ghosts, four unlikely high school students (and one Great Dane) team up to clear their good names after they are suspended from school. The kids must now solve the mystery of the haunting of Coolsville High before their parents are informed that they were expelled.

On the bus going to Coolsville High, goofy teenager Shaggy meets Fred after his bullying friend trips him down the aisle. He is then introduced to Velma and finally Daphne. The bus arrives at school, without any further interaction between the four. Shaggy later has a talk with Principle Deedle about his lack of friends, and Deedle gives Shaggy a book on stamp collecting called Philately (which the principal is obsessed with).

Meanwhile, after not being adopted at a pet adoption fair, the Great Dane Scoobert Doo accidentally falls out of a truck and wanders into a graveyard. Two ghosts scare him away, and he bursts into Shaggy's bedroom window. Shaggy nicknames the dog "Scooby" and says he can stay at his house. Scooby agrees.

The next day, Shaggy tries to sneak the (clothed) Scooby onto the bus with him. Their cover is blown, however, when Scooby bites the ankle of a bully. A fight breaks out on the bus, and because the driver is distracted, he crashes the bus into a pole (which smashes Vice Principal Grimes' windshield). Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred are all sentenced to detention for causing the distraction, while Scooby remains tethered outside.

While an argument breaks out among them during detention, the weather turns cold and books start flying off the shelves. Two ghosts come and scare the kids into the pep rally where a third ghost appears telling everyone to leave. They then disappear. Vice principal Grimes accuses the four kids of pulling a prank, and suspends them.

The gang then follows Scooby to the graveyard, where he saw the ghosts, to clear their names. At the graveyard, two suspicious graves (Prudence Prufrock and Ezekial Gallows) are found and Velma makes a rubbing of them.

The next day, the kids meet up in Shaggy's basemant. Velma tells them about how the two graves were the founding faculty of the old school, which was wiped out in the Coolsville flood just before 1900. They decide to go looking for clues at the school that night.

Once they arrive, Velma finds a sticky fluid beneath where the third ghost appeared. The ghosts of Ezekial and Prudence then posses two football mannequins and attack the group, who split up and are chased by the ghosts. Fred discovers another clue, the gymnastics harness, which would allow the specter to 'fly'. During the chase, Shaggy and Scooby are locked in the school's freezer, but the rest of the gang escapes.

The next day, Velma, Freddy and Daphne return when they realize Scooby and Shaggy are gone. Grimes discovers the two in the freezer, along with a lot of damage caused to the school by the ghosts. Although the gang is expelled, Velma reveals the liquid they found can be used to make a smokescreen like the third ghost had used. Shaggy would later tell them about two possible suspects, Otis and the librarian.

The gang comes back later in the school day wearing disguises to spy on the suspects. Fred and Daphne find out that Otis just wants to be a dance star. Velma not only finds out that the librarian got a transfer, but that Vice Principal Grimes checked out a book on raising the dead. The gang decides to go to Grimes' house, but they do not have a car or licenses to drive all the way to Coolsville Mountain where he lives. They take Daphne's van, after Shaggy reveals he was held back and has his license.

Searching at night at Grimes' house, they find information about a time capsule in the book on raising the dead. The ghosts further attack, and the teens are knocked out by the Specter. They awake back at the school, where the Specter has blown a hole in the floor of the gym that leads directly into the old school (which was buried in the flood).

The Specter, keeping Scooby and Grimes as prisoners, forces the gang to search underground for the time capsule. The gang goes down into the old school, but trick the Specter into coming down to carry the capsule out of the hole. Unnfortunately, their plan backfires when they try to lock him up in a flooded room. The Specter steals back the capsule, but unleashes Ezekial and Prudence on them.

As he looks for a spell to get rid of the ghosts, Shaggy accidentally releases more ghosts onto the town. Meanwhile, Scooby breaks free of his bonds.

Shaggy eventually manages to banish the ghosts (who were not in control of their actions), and Scooby arrives jut in time to tie up the specter. But when the gang unmasks the Specter, he turns out to be... Principle Deedle. He had wanted a rare misprinted stamp buried in the time capsule. After the exposed Deedle is sent to prison for his actions, the gang is personally awarded by Grimes (whom they rescued) and are welcomed back into school.

With the mystery over, there is nothing to bind the friends together anymore and they start to go their separate ways. Just then, Velma comes back and informs them of some "strange goings-on at the museum." They now set off to solve another mystery along with Scooby-Doo!



The librarian (played by Lorena Gale) works at the Coolsville High School library.

She was a suspect because she had a book that explained how to release ghouls from the grave, but she was later proven to be innocent.

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