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A Code in the Nose


A Code in the Nose title card

The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries
Episode # 105b
US Air date October 6, 1984 (ABC)
Story by Cynthia Friedlob
John Semper
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Doom Service

Next episode

Ghosts of the Ancient Astronauts

A Code in the Nose is the second half of the fifth episode of The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries. It was preceded by Doom Service.


At the top secret army compound, Codefinger the master spy, steals the top secret government decoder. While on the getaway, he stashes it in Pingree's Department Store. The government recruits the gang to find the decoder named Myrtle, by using code words it responds too, throughout the store.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Myrtle (woman) (single appearance)
  • Mall security guard (single appearance)





  • None


Culprit Motive/reason
Codefinger disguised as Major Berch To steal a top-secret coding device, from a military installation.


Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Heather North Daphne Blake
Ken Sansom Codefinger
Frank Welker Myrtle


  • TBA


  • Disguises: Scrappy as a toy clown; Shaggy & Scooby as skiers; Daphne as male police officer.
  • Scooby Snacks bribe: 0.
  • "Ruh-roh" count: 0.
  • "Zoinks" count:
  • "Jeepers" count:

Cultural references

  • Codefinger may be a parody of a James Bond villain.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • While Shaggy is driving to Pingree's, his eyes are closed and then open for a second. Normally, the opposite should happen.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • The gang could have easily purchased Myrtle as a fan in exchange for their broken toaster.
  • General Hepler wanted to use civilians to locate Myrtle, in order to be as inconspicuous as possible. So he chose the "most normal" people who entered the store: a six-foot tall beatnik, a redheaded bombshell, and two talking dogs, one of whom was gigantic, while the other one walked upright.
  • General Hepler said that if the gang were caught, he'd deny knowing them, but then near the end of the episode, casually walks into the store and asks Alphonse where they were.
  • It's never revealed whether or not Daphne was able to return her toaster.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Ο Απόρρητος Αποκωδηκοποιητής
Άκρως Απόρρητο
The Secret Decoder
Top Secret

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