Alaskan King Coward

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Alaskan King Coward
Alaskan King Coward title card
The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show
US Air date 27 December 1980
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Alaskan King Coward is the third part of the eighth episode of the first season of The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show.


The guys are prospecting for gold in Alaska, and as they are digging they uncover a prehistoric creature, who Scrappy thinks is a "claim jumper" trying to steal their fortune.


Prospecting for golds the gang travels by dogsled through snowy terrain) even catching a glimpse of Santa Claus. They arrive at where they want to start digging. Behind a wall of ice, Shaggy uncovers a prehistoric creature which was supposedly frozen there for a million years, but suddenly comes to life.

They grab Scrappy, who thinks it's a "claim jumper", and ski away. They hide amongst some seals, but Scrappy hits him with a snowball. They hide in a poster, but Scrappy gives that away too) and winds up in the creatures mouth.

Scrappy next sets up a Scrappy-trap, and Shaggy and Scooby think they've escaped it for a change ("For once, we'll let the bad guy get caught in it") But when the creature trips it, the large snowball it releases catches Shaggy and Scooby together with him. Finally, Scrappy releases water from the sluice he earlier built, freezing the creature back into a block of ice. Scooby leans on it and it falls over. Says Shaggy: "We knew he was a pushover!"

Cast and characters

Actor Character
Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Actor Sled dogs
Actor Santa Claus
Actor Alaskan monster
Non-speaking roles
Santa's reindeer



Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • Unlike the previous episode, the guys are actually dressed for the cold weather. Reality is lost again however, when Shaggy loses his fur coat and is wearing his regular clothing underneath, completely unaffected by the weather.
  • When the guys fall on the Alaskan monster after posing as a totem, the creature is way more fat than in previous shots.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Το Τέρας των Πάγων The Ice Monster

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