|Is he caught? Should we help him? We don't know!|
Fred, the psychopath that he is, has brought the gang to Rocky Point Beach in the middle of the night with the intent of having a beach party. Seriously Fred, what the hell, it's like eleven at night.
|Yeah, great location Fred. You serial killer.|
The ghost follows him and a chase scene begins. Shaggy legs it across the sand, only to get caught in an umbrella, and, apparently, lose his shirt.
|It's like that scene in Alien. But with a hippy instead of a Xenomorph|
Mysteriously, the diver has disappeared, and, just like that, the gang is involved.
We then swap location to a Malt Shop during the day. The gang are sitting in a booth drinking what I can only assume is strawberry milk. Was... was that a thing you got in malt shops? Strawberry milk in a tumbler? Was this considered cool?
|Someone tell me!!!|
The Beach Hermit turns out to be an amazing looking man who is in no way a hermit. He's lives on a giant merchant ship, so unless he lives in like some kind of locked off, isolated cabin, he's just a regular person. He speaks like a pirate and, as said previously, looks amazing.
|Common Beach Hermit|
|Yarrghh! Yachts are abominations!|
Anyway, the non-fucking characters arrive at the lighthouse, Shaggy instructs Scooby to knock on the door. He doesn't and Velma calls him a ham, they then forgo knocking and just walk right in.
|Streetfighter: Ryu vs. Plumbing|
|It looks Military. Weird.|
Scooby wont and Fred, to my dismay, says: "Come on! There's nothing to be afraid of!" That, ladies and gentlemen, will haunt me. The submerge and begin their exploration of the Graveyard of Ships (GoS) underwater.
|And some other forms of exploration, too.|
Anyway, Daphne, Velma, and Fred split off from Shaggy and Scooby, and enter a shipwreck to investigate a corpse. Whilst investigating a corpse, their corpse investigation is interrupted and they are locked in by Captain Cutler. They were investigating a corpse.
|Pictured: A corpse.|
Whatever the case, the gang finds their way into a secret cave, where all of the missing yachts have been stashed. Apparently this wraps up their mystery, but I don't really think it has. I also don't care any more, just lock up the Beach Hermit.
|Is his beanie also his scarf?|
|That's a man, just to remind you.|
There is a scene change and we are back at the diner, Fred is reading a newspaper, which gives us another awesome example of Scooby Doo Gibberish Writing.
|Does it say: "Animal Attack Saves Lives" on the other page?|
The episode ends with Scooby drinking everyones drink without touching them. Instead of the regular raucous laughter, we get a kind of slow stunned silence, as Fred slowly says: "I guess that's.... another mystery." Scooby laughs, roll credits.
Get a Clue Scooby Doo isn't as mind-bendingly crazy as some of the later episodes, the reveal is actually kind of surprising, and the Beach Hermit is incredible.
On the other hand this image.