Good final episode for the series. The Wax Phantom is quite creepy, and the mystery itself is quite well-done. Although there is a goof, in which we see the culprit with the wax phantom, when it first appears, although I imagine that was an animation error.
Sorry to bump this almost 2 years old thread... I just watched the episode for the first time in a few years. I knew the plot and other basic stuff from it but as with most of the other Scooby episodes I don't re-watch them on a regular basis. I think this is one of the episodes I watched the least amount of times, for whatever reasons.
All in all, I liked it. The mystery was fine and the Wax Phantom looked pretty cool. The stuff with Grisby was intriguing. A little too obvious for him to be responsible for the ghost, though. I was kind of expecting him to appear again at the end and clear his name or something. I imagine if the show was re-made today, they would have fit in a gag like that as well. His design also kind of reminded me of Elias Kingston from "What the Hex Going On?", only with white hair.
Some more random thoughts: - The cameo of Black Widow/Spider Woman as the wax figure that hands Scooby the food. She was a villain on the original Space Ghost cartoon. She later appeared on Johnny Bravo, as well.
- Shaggy's comments about the Wax Phantom's plan to turn them into wax dummies cracked me up. "Like that went out with silent movies, Phantom old pal."
- The chase song was pretty cool. I think there was a time when Cartoon Network used to air this clip as a music video.
- I always thought it looked like Fred was about to hit Stevens with that hammer once more, even after breaking the wax off of him.