Catcher on the Sly

Buster McMuttmaller gets revenge on Scooby Doo

Catcher On The Sly title card

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
Episode # 306a
US Air date July 20, 1991 (ABC)
Written by Scott Jeralds
Bill Matheny
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The Were-Doo of Doo Manor

Next episode

The Ghost of Mrs. Shusham

Catcher on the Sly is the first part of sixth and final episode of the third season of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo. It aired alongside The Ghost of Mrs. Shusham and The Wrath of Waitro, making up the twenty-seventh and final episode overall in the series.


It's Scooby's bath day, but is he doomed when the dog catcher, Buster McMuttMauler, is after him?


In Shaggy's backyard, Shaggy carries Scooby to a bathtub, but Scooby does the old switch-er-oo and dropped Shaggy in, admitting defeat Shaggy decided to wait till tomorrow leaving a laughing Scooby. Unknown to Scooby an evil dogcatcher Buster McMuttMauler spies on him intending to puppy-nap him for revenge. He uses an ejector seat in his truck to catch Scooby but misses. Scooby recognized him and runs away with Buster in hot pursuit. He tries to flatten Scooby into a puppy pancake with large objects from the roof, but Scooby avoids them all, annoyed Buster caught him off guard with his net but a giant boulder crushes him allowing Scooby to escape.

He later disguised himself as a mailman, but when he rang the doorbell, several dogs mauled him sending the letters flying with Scooby taking one for him.

He lured Scooby with a large pizza to blast him with a Doomolition-Ray, but Scooby licked the plate which reflected the ray back to Buster disintegrating his truck and himself.

Unwilling to give up his last attempt was to reel Scooby in with a fishing pole which landed on the lawn mower, Scooby who was expecting Buster turns it on which dragged Buster along till he was slingshoted away by the clothesline, Scooby jumps out of the way but lands in the bathtub Shaggy brought out and begins to brush him. Buster lands on a satellite in space vowing to get Scooby even if it takes him forever.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:

  • None


Other characters:

  • None



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Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Kenneth Mars Buster McMuttMauler

Full credits

The following credits are how they are seen on-screen (or as close as possible).


  • Together with The Ghost of Mrs. Shusham and The Wrath of Waitro it is both the season three finale and the series finale of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.
  • This episode is based on the classic Tom and Jerry theatrical shorts; making it the shortest episode of the series.
  • It's also the shortest cast with only three characters; aswell as being possibly the shortest cast in one episode of the entire franchise.

Cultural references

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Like previous shows, Scooby and Buster McMuttMauler can breath in outer space. Although this is probably due to it being styled after Tom and Jerry.

Home media


Shaggy: (carrying Scooby into the backyard to a wooden bath tub) Like, today's bath day, Scoob, so you might as well relax and enjoy it.
Scooby: (dips his toe a couple of times in the tub making him shiver) (Scooby gets into tussle with Shaggy and the latter is sent into the tub)
Shaggy: (pops his head out of the tub and coughs water) Like, you win, Scoob, your bath can wait until tomorrow.

Buster McMuttMauler: If it takes me forever, I'm gonna get that pup named...
Scooby: ...Scooby-Dooby-Doo!

External links

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