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Mamba Wamba and the Voodoo Hoodoo
Mambawamba
The Scooby-Doo Show
Details
Episode 109
Airdate November 6, 1976
Directed By
Chronology
Previous Episode The No-Face Zombie Chase Case
Next Episode A Frightened Hound Meets Demons Underground

Mamba Wamba and the Voodoo Hoodoo is the ninth episode of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour, later repackaged as the ninth episode of the first season of The Scooby-Doo Show.

Premise

The gang is having fun with their old friends who are now a music group. They are ready to sing a new song based on an ancient voodoo chant but they also bring back a long dead ancient shaman who plans to turn them into zombies.

Synopsis

The gang decides to visit their old friend, Alex Super, who has become the lead singer of a famous band. During one of the band's new songs, titled "Mamba Wamba", an ancient shaman appears, telling them they have violated a sacred chant by playing the song. With a cloud of smoke, he disappears, taking the band’s solo female member Lila. The gang decides to help Super find Lila by heading to Maison Dupree, the plantation Lila grew up on. There, they discover voodoo dolls of all the members of Super, including their manager, Roger.

While they're searching for clues, a zombie appears to chase Shaggy and Scooby. After all of the band members disappear one by one, it's up to the gang to save them, as well as Lila. After a failed attempt at catching Mamba Wamba, the gang decides to split up once more. Shaggy and Scooby are chased by the zombie outside and take refuge in a grass hut. While hiding, they discover they're in Mamba Wamba’s lair, where they see Alex, Ray and Deek being held hostage. They also discover that Lila has in fact been turned into a zombie. Mamba Wamba promises Alex, Ray and Deek the same fate as Lila, unless they sign a parchment vowing to never play the sacred chant again.

Alex signs the parchment, just as Scooby and Shaggy give away their hiding places. They're chased by Mamba Wamba, the zombie, and Lila after stealing the parchment. They escape, giving the parchment to Fred, Daphne and Velma, who recognize it as the final clue. They devise a trap in order to catch Mamba Wamba. After capturing them in a net, the gang calls the police to unveil what's been happening. It turns out Roger was Mamba Wamba, Lila played herself as a zombie, and the other zombie is an unknown henchman. Both Roger and Lila realized that the song, Mamba Wamba was worth millions and devised a scheme to cheat the band out of their money. The paper that Alex signed was actually a legal release that gave away all of their rights to the song. The thieves were apprehended and presumably taken to jail.

Cast and characters

Actor Character
Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Frank Welker Fred Jones
Ray
Frog
Heather North Daphne Blake
Patricia Stevens Velma Dinkley
Mickey Dolenz Alex Super
Lennie Weinrib Deek
John Stephenson Roger/
Mamba Wamba
Sheriff
Actor Lila
Actor Mamba Zombie
Non-speaking roles
Roger and Lila's henchman

Villains

  • Mamba Wamba/Roger
  • Zombie Lila/Lila
  • Mamba Zombie/accomplice

Suspects

None

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Roger as Mamba Wamba
Lila as Zombie Lila
Their accomplice as Mamba Zombie
To get the rights to a hit song.

Locations

Notes/trivia

  • The episode most likely takes place in Louisiana, which is known for its gumbo and for voodoo. Southern plantations like the one seen in this episode can also be found in in Louisiana.
  • Fred's trap works perfectly in this episode.
  • Mamba Zombie's appearance is similar to another zombie disguise of a previous case in the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode, Which Witch is Which?.
  • On iTunes, this episode is miscredited as "Mamba Wamba and the Voodoo Hood".

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.

Home media

Quotes


Previous Episode:
The No-Face Zombie Chase Case
The Scooby-Doo Show
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Next Episode:
A Frightened Hound Meets Demons Underground

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