A Gem of a Case is the first part of the eighth episode of The Scooby & Scrappy Doo Puppy Hour.
Shaggy, Scooby and Scrappy are on a mission to deliver some valuable gems for Uncle Fearless, but watch out for the crook Fingers Malone.
Scooby, Scrappy and Shaggy are assigned aboard a flight, disguised as old ladies, to deliver a gem to Uncle Fearless, protecting it from Fingers Malone, a notorious jewel thief. Shaggy reads his descriptions, which fit perfectly to a man sitting near Scooby, even down to his never smiling. (Scooby shapes his mouth into a smile).
The man grabs the gem and escapes out the side hatch with a parachute. The gang runs out after him (Scooby grabs a passenger's food), and realizes in midair that they didn't have a parachute. They use Scooby's dress as one, "skirting" disaster.
On the ground, they hide in a bush and sneak up on the thief on a footbridge. The thief, on the other side, shakes it by the ropes, tangling up the gang mid-span. What's worse, a bear comes and sits on top of them. When they try to rock him to sleep, the bridge snaps and they land on floating logs (the bear and Scooby on one log). He jumps onto the others' log and they escape.
They find the thief in a sawmill, and after a tussle (seen by shadows on a wall) the man locks them in a room. Scrappy brags about how easily they can get out and catch him, and he then ties them to logs on a belt to be sawed. Scooby is able to pull the switch with his tail, and the three chew through the ropes.
Prepared for their escape, the thief has set a booby trap, which Scooby trips releasing a large boulder that follows the gang running down a slope. They wind up on top of it, and it lands on the truck the thief was escaping in, and he gives up.
Back at the office, Scooby has some "rocks" in a box, but Shaggy does not want to see another rock. But it's rock candy, which Scooby eats.
- Fingers Malone (single appearance)
- Bear (single appearance)(no lines)
|Don Messick|| Scooby-Doo|
|Casey Kasem||Shaggy Rogers|
Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches
- None known.
Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities
- None known.