So my kids have a lot of the Scooby Doo and What's New Scooby Doo episodes on DVD. Today they wanted to watch this one, like three times. I didn't mind because it's one of my favorites and I love the music in it!
This one is called "Scooby Doo and the Witch's Ghost" and it's a full-length feature rather than a 30 minute flick. Basically, Mystery Inc. goes to a small town and the mayor tells them they have had sightings of a ghost (nothing new there). They see this rock band playing "I'm a Hex Girl" and of course, they assume that these scary goth girls are probably behind the ghost sightings. I love this episode because they meet the girls who explain to them that they are "Wiccans", who believe in honoring nature. This is also the only episode I've seen in which the Ghost is a real ghost and not just someone wearing a mask. The episode is called The Witch's Ghost because the ghost is that of a woman from a long time ago who was a "real witch". (and yes, she is evil) Now, I understand this is a cartoon, and as far as that goes - I appreciate the fact that they took liberties to explain in simple terms, that a Witch is not necessarily a Wiccan, although it did bother me a little that the Hex Girls kept exclaiming "We're NOT witches; we're Wiccans!" To ME it's one in the same but I guess to main stream media there is probably some confusion. I guess I could take offense, since many Neo-Pagans consider themselves "Witches", and this is just another case of media showing "Witches" as bad, scary, or evil, with wild magical powers, etc. But, at least they tried to impart a little about Wiccan beliefs, no matter how small the reference was and how simply it was put. I'll take it anyway I can! LOL ! Anyways, my Favorite part of the episode is the music-video portion at the end, and I have found the video to go along with it!
The first part is the first song that Scooby and the gang encounter, so you can see why they were a little freaked out. (except for Fred, who apparently has a thing for gothic chicks ....heeheheee)
The second song starts at about 1:55 and this is the part I love!
this is the sing-along version I also found on YouTube, in case you want to know the words.
And if any of you are wondering "What exactly is a Wiccan?" and are worrying about whether or not you will let your kids watch Scooby Doo anymore, here's a short FAQ;
What is Paganism?
The Definition of Paganism is as follows; Pagan; Definition - 1. follower of a less popular religion: somebody who does not follow one of the world's main religions, especially somebody who is not a Christian, Muslim, or Jew, and whose religion is regarded as questionable (sometimes considered offensive) 2. polytheist or pantheist: a follower of an ancient polytheistic or pantheistic religion.
What is Wicca?
Wicca is a Neo-Pagan religion, meaning it is a modern reconstruction of Pagan faiths.
Who do Wiccans and Pagans Worship? Do they believe in God? Do they worship the Devil?
Pagans and Wiccans will vary in what Deities they prefer.... but with a common belief that God/Goddess/Divinity is a part of Nature. The energy of the Divine is within all of us, all of nature, and many Pagan and Wiccan beliefs are focused around the beauty of nature and the seasons. The Devil, or Satan, is NOT a part of Pagan or Wiccan beliefs; most do not believe in Satan, devils, or Hell