Now Museum, Now You Don't

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Now Museum, Now You Don't

Shag and Scoob reported as sword thieves

Now Museum, Now You Don't title card

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
Episode # 108
US Air date October 29, 1988 (ABC)
Story by Bill Matheny
Lane Raichert
Laren Bright
Teleplay by Jim Ryan
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Scooby Dude

Now Museum, Now You Don't is the eighth episode of the first season of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.


Shaggy and Scooby are accused of stealing valuable Japanese swords from the Coolsonian Museum, but it was really the Samurai Ghost, and it's up to the gang to prove their innocence.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Kids (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Mother (single appearance)
  • Baby (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Harvard Huge (only time mentioned)





Suspect Motive/reason
Mr. Thornsby Seemed the best size for the ghost costume.
Ms. Takai An insurance policy giving her a million dollars if the swords were stolen and never recovered.
Mr. Dayton Leaving town on a one-way plane ticket.


Culprit Motive/reason
Mr. Dayton as the Samurai Ghost To steal the swords for the million dollar insurance policy.


Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Christina Lange Velma Dinkley
Kellie Martin Daphne Blake
Carl Steven Freddie Jones
Scott Menville Red Herring
Takayo Fischer Ms. Takai
Hamilton Camp Mr. Dayton
Samurai Ghost


Song Credits Performed by
Song Credits Performed by


  • The title is a play on the phrase, "Now You See It, Now You Don't".

Cultural references

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Velma's martial arts expertise is a deus ex machina; she never had it in any previous episode, she doesn't retain it in future episodes, and if she was capable of pummeling the ghost all along, then all the chasing around they did was completely unnecessary.
  • When Ms. Takai greets the class at the museum, she tells them "Konnichiwa" and that it means "good morning." That is incorrect; "konnichiwa" means "good afternoon." The real Japanese term for "good morning" is "ohayo."

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Επίσκεψη στο Μουσείο Visit to the Museum
Polish Dziś muzeum, jutro groza Museum today, fright tomorrow

Home media


Shaggy: (narration) Like, the gang and I were on a class field trip to the Coolsonian Museum, where they let us kids touch everything there—well, almost everything. And I was going to enjoy the sites with a pup named Scooby-Doo.

Ms. Takai: The museum decided to give him a gift for helping catch the thief.
Scooby: (walks into the room and drops the enormous gift bone he was holding in his mouth)
Velma: Jinkies! It's a brontosaurus bone.
Shaggy: Like, the perfect gift for a pup named...
Scooby: (licks bone) Scooby-Dooby-Doo!

External links

  • TBA

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