For Letter or Worse (episode)

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For Letter or Worse (episode)
For Letter or Worse title screen
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
US air date 8 October 1988
Written by Laren Bright
Bill Matheny
Lane Raichert
Previous episode

The Schnook Who Took My Comic Book

Next episode

The Babysitter from Beyond

For Letter or Worse is the fifth episode of the first season of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.


As Shaggy and Scooby are chosen as contestants on their favorite game show, a ghostly gangster shows up.


Inser details here.

Cast and characters

Actor Character
Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Christina Lange Velma Dinkley
Kellie Martin Daphne Blake
Carl Steven Freddie Jones
Actor Davie the Letter Guy
Kath Soucie Prestina
Bobby Brainy
B.J. Ward Betsy Brainy
Frank Welker Ghost of Al Cabone
Al Cabone (flashback)
Actor Pop O'Conner
Actor The Great Mel
Actor Announcer(voice)
Actor Station manager


Song Credits Performed by
Song Credits Performed by


  • Ghost of Al Cabone/Prestina


Suspect Motive/reason
Great Mel He was angry that he was not hired by HBTV.
Pop O'Conner His career was ruined when the Radio station was turned into a TV station.
Prestina She was unhappy that her show was cancelled.


Culprit Motive/reason
Prestina as the Great Mel, Pop O'Conner, and the Ghost of Al Cabone Revenge against Davie the Letter Guy who took her timeslot with his own show, cancelling her own and then to add insult to injury became his assistant.



  • This is the first episode not to feature Red Herring, Daphne points this out to Freddie while 'breaking the fourth wall', no less; he may not appear physically, but a picture of him is shown.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • TBA

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • One of the kids in the background strongly resembles Shaggy.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Γράμμα ή Βουτιά Letter or Dive
Polish Literka albo wpadka A letter or a fall

Home media


Shaggy: (narration) We were all in the audience of our favourite TV show, For Letter or Worse. And I was sharing a snack with a pup named Scooby-Doo.
Shaggy: (he and Scooby have snacks around them, as well as cooking a chicken on a small grill)
Daphne: (stops using nail file when she sees what they're doing) Oh you two, this is a game show, not a cooking show.
Shaggy: Like, it's not our fault this place doesn't have a snack bar.

Station manager: But Prestina didn't seem upset about losing her job.
Velma: That's what she wanted you to think. Actually, she was furious.
Prestina: That's right. If I couldn't have a show here then nobody could! And I would've gotten away with it to if...
Gang: ...We know, if it wasn't for us pesky kids and a pup named Scooby-Doo!

Shaggy: Like, I knew we could win. But I couldn't have done it without a little help from a pup named...
Scooby: ...Scooby-Dooby-Doo!

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