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Night of the Living Burger

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A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
Details
Episode # 205
US Air date October 7, 1989 (ABC)
Written by Lane Raichert
Laren Bright
Bill Matheny
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Night of the Living Burger is the fifth episode of the second season of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, and the eighteenth episode overall in the series.

PremiseEdit

O'Greazy the owner of the local burger house, is being haunted by the Burger Monster who wants him out of business, so he hires the Scooby-Doo Detective Agency to find out why. Meanwhile, Shaggy and Scooby are not talking to each other.

SynopsisEdit

Daphne and Velma were being dropped off at Shaggy’s house to watch Count Shockula with the boys. Shaggy and Scooby had an argument and now refuse to talk to each other, let alone refer to each other by name. Count Shockula began his show with an O’Greazy commercial, with O’Greazy featuring a contest with money. Suddenly, a giant Burger Monster snatched the money away scaring O’Greazy and the gang.

While wondering what the monster was, O’Greazy himself entered the house offering a job for the Scooby-Doo Detective Agency to stop the Burger Monster from ruining his business. A news reporter on TV reports that if O’Greazy can’t sponsor Count Shockula’s show it will have to be canceled. Not wanting that to happen, the gang took the case. O’Greazy appreciates their acceptance, and plans to give them a huge reward if they succeed in solving the case as they leave for his office.

While discussing the case in his office, Count Shockula himself stormed in the office in a loud manner. He demands that O’Greazy stops (what he believes the monster to be part of) a publicity stunt. O’Greazy assures him that is isn’t a stunt, but a monster who’s trying to ruin his business. Shockula likes the idea because he never liked O’Greazy as his sponsor. After he leaves, Freddie plans to look for clues in the restaurant. Shaggy and Scooby refused, but seeing that Scooby isn’t going, Shaggy changes his mind while Scooby does the same, disappointing the others hoping they’ll make up soon.

While trying to find their way out of the building, they ran straight into the monster. Scooby grabbed some salt and pepper, and sprinkled them on the monster. The monster let out a big sneeze that knocked Scooby into a wall and send the monster rolling away in a wheel chair. Velma noticed that the monster left behind some stage make-up that says “vampire fake blood”. They then wondered if Count Shockula has something to do with the monster.

Scooby refused to go inside the restaurant, even for a Scooby Snack, until Shaggy called him a scaredy dog, which gets Scooby to go in to prove him wrong. Inside they ran into Red Herring, who explains himself to be one of O’Greazy’s best customers. After he leaves they met one of the employees Skippy Johnson. Skippy explains that he’s been working for O’Greazy for 38 years and got every award. He claims to not know much about the monster, but suggests that Shockula may be hiding something. Velma orders a Bucket O’ Clues, which Skippy hands over. With that the gang headed back to O’Greazy’s office to examine the clues.

They found a bag that says Barney’s Bag O’ Burgers. Freddie then plans to go ask Barney a few questions, but before they could leave, the Burger Monster stormed into the office and cornered the gang.

They disguised themselves as French waiters and waitresses with Scooby as a chef. Scooby puts some vegetables in a meat grinder and covered the monster in shredded veggies giving the gang time to escape. They lost the monster by hiding by the fountain outside. Daphne noticed that Scooby’s wearing a bucket on his head, and he didn’t know where it came from. Freddie changes the subject reminding them that they gotta talk to Barney.

They find Barney by a small food cart, and was angered when he found that O’Greazy hired them. He explains that he was the king of fast food with his bags, until O’Greazy went high-tech on him with his buckets. He lost his restaurants except his one cart. O’Greazy drove by and insults Barney provoking him even more. Shaggy and Scooby had enough with working with each other and proceeded to go home separately. Scooby stumbled upon a trail of O’Greazy’s buckets, and the gang started to follow them.

The trail lead them to Count Shockula’s house, and upon ringing the doorbell, the monster opened the door and a chase ensued into the zoo.

After they lost the monster, Scooby got a pin in his paw and Velma removed it. Upon examining it, she finds that it’s a bucket-shaped pin that says #1, and comes up with a plan.

Freddie, Daphne and Velma host a O’Greazy commercial until the Burger Monster stormed in and pursues them outside. Shaggy and Scooby are standing next to a scaffold with a giant Bucket O’ Ketchup. When the others ran past them, they ordered them to dunk the ketchup on the monster, but they kept arguing about who’s gonna push it. Daphne tells them to stop arguing and push, they agreed, but were unable to push it because it was too heavy. The monster pushes it, spilling ketchup on the gang. He then grabs Shaggy and runs away. Knowing he had to save Shaggy, Scooby ran back to the restaurant and got a Bucket O’ Onions and glue. He put glue on the bucket and gave it to the monster. The monster didn’t like the smell, and was unable to get rid of it since it was stuck in his hand. He fell into a mud puddle and got himself stuck. Shaggy asked Daphne to thank Scooby for him, but Daphne refuses stating that he should do it himself, which he agrees and the two finally make up.

Back at the restaurant with the monster in custody, they went over the suspects and clues they found. Daphne believes it to be Count Shockula, he wanted a better sponsor because he didn’t like O’Greazy, and that they found the stage make-up and the trail of buckets lead right to him. Shaggy disagrees saying it’s Arney Barney, he hates O’Greazy for ruining his business. Freddie states that it’s really Red Herring, but Red corrects him and asks why would he want to close down his favorite restaurant. Velma goes over the clues starting with the bucket Scooby found, it was really part of an O’Greazy uniform, and the pin he found belonged to someone they met before, so she knew the monster was really Skippy Johnson. He tried to throw the gang off the track by making it look like Count Shockula was the culprit. He was mad that after 38 years O’Greazy never gave him what he wanted the most, a raise. Daphne then asks why he just quit and find a better job, which he never thought about. After Skippy was taken away, O’Greazy congratulated the gang for a job well-done, and gives them their money, which was only 50 cents, and gave them their big reward, the restaurant’s next week special, a Bucket O’ Stewed Tomatoes, disgusting the gang.

At Shaggy’s house, the gang were watching Count Shockula on TV with Shockula thanking the Scooby-Doo Detective Agency. Daphne’s glad that Shaggy and Scooby are friends again, but when Freddie asked them what they were arguing about in the first place they almost got into another argument about who’s gonna tell them until the gang gets their attention. Shaggy kinda forgot what they were fighting about as did Scooby, but they didn’t care cause their happy to be friends again.

CharactersEdit

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

Other characters:

  • Jenkins
  • Newscaster
  • Dolphin feeder (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Police officer (single appearance)(no lines)

LocationsEdit

ObjectsEdit

VehiclesEdit

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SuspectsEdit

Suspect Motive/reason
Count Shockula To get a better sponser than O'Greazy.
Arney Barney O'Greazy was driving him out of business.
Skippy Johnson The gang found his button after an attack of the monster.
Red Herring As always.

CulpritsEdit

Culprit Motive/reason
Skippy Johnson as the Burger Monster He never got a raise after 38 years.

CastEdit

Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Jenkins
Newscaster
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Christina Lange Velma Dinkley
Kellie Martin Daphne Blake
Carl Steven Freddie Jones
Scott Menville Red Herring
James Avery Count Shockula
Burger Monster
Skippy Johnson
Charlie Adler Mr. O'Greazy

SongsEdit

Song Credits Performed by
"Haunted Hamburger" Credits Performed by

Notes/triviaEdit

  • Daphne narrates the opening in this episode, instead of Shaggy. This could be due to the fact that Shaggy was angry at Scooby at the time, and wouldn't want to say his name (all openings end with "...a pup named Scooby-Doo.").
  • This episode marks the final appearance and acknowledgement of Mr. O'Greazy.
  • This is the first time in the franchise that Shaggy and Scooby are in a fight. Despite the fact that both do not want to talk to each other, they both sit very close to each other, dance together in the musical chase sequence, and work well together to deceive the monster.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitchesEdit

  • When Velma says "Jinkies" after finding the stage-makeup in Scooby's paw, it was missing.
  • In the scene before Scooby gives the monster the bucket of onions with glue, the arm he used to get the monster's attention was the same color as the monster.
  • And when the monster got stuck in the mud off-screen, the mud that flew on-screen, was the same color as the glue.
  • Several points in the episode, Scooby's collar was seen in place of his PJ's.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/odditiesEdit

  • It is never revealed what caused Shaggy and Scooby to fight; one could only speculate what it could have been...

In other languagesEdit

Language Name Meaning
Greek Η Νύχτα του Ζωντανού Χάμπουργκερ Night of the Living Hamburger
Portuguese (BR) Meu Cachorro Meu Inimigo My Dog My Enemy

Home mediaEdit

QuotesEdit

Daphne: (narration) It all started when Velma and I went to Shaggy's house one Friday night. It was a chance to show of my new designer robe, and to watch Count Shockula with the boys and a pup named Scooby-Doo.


Shaggy: Like, actually, I... well, I guess I don't remember what we were fighting about. Do you, Scoob?
Scooby: Err? Not really. (chuckles)
Shaggy: (laughs) But whatever it was, I'm glad to be friends again with my pal, a pup named...
Scooby: ...Scooby-Dooby-Doo! (licks Shaggy)
Scooby and Shaggy: (put their arms over each other's shoulders)

External linksEdit

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