Muscle Trouble

A boat race between cowards and bullies

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The Scooby & Scrappy Doo Puppy Hour
Episode # 106b
US Air date October 30, 1982 (ABC)
Story by Kayte Kuch
Jim McNamara
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Muscle Trouble is the second part of the sixth episode of The Scooby & Scrappy Doo Puppy Hour.


On a trip to the beach, Shaggy accidentally shows up the local muscle man, Muscles Malone. To even the score Muscles challenges him to a sailboat race to prove he's better.


At the beach, strongman Muscles Malone shows off holding a pyramid of people. Nearby Shaggy bounces off a volleyball net, crashing into the pyramid, which he now holds, and drops. Muscles and his dog Brutus attack Shaggy and Scooby for showing them up. Shaggy pleads if they could settle it another way, and the bullies agree to a sail boat race to Dead Man's Cove.

They begin the race by leaving the gang's anchor line tied to the pier. The bullies change a "danger" sign to say it leads to the island. The gang gets caught in a storm, and has to bail out the boat, and then crash over rocks, (including a loop-de-loop formation) soaring through the sky.

Malone disguises as a swordfish and punctures holes in the boat, which Scooby plugs up with every paw and tail. He is next sent down into the water to catch the swordfish, and uses a net like a bullfighter's cape. He causes a large clam to catch him and the bully is catapulted back up to his boat.

They think they see the island, and the bullies speed on to it (cheating with an outboard motor), but it is a whale. The gang rescues them with ropes, but they are all thrown off by the whale's tail. They land on the island, the bullies in tow, the gang winning the race. Muscles' girlfriend Trixie, commenting on how Shaggy beat him at both speed boating and weightlifting, tosses him a barbell. As Shaggy brags, he sinks into the sand.


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  • Volleyball net


  • Sail boats


Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
David Couwlier Muscles Malone


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Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

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