Scooby's Escape from Atlantis

Scooby on a centaur's back

Scooby's Escape From Atlantis Title Card

The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show
Episode # 202a
US Air date September 26, 1981 (ABC)
Story by Bryce Malek
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Scooby's Escape from Atlantis is the first part of the second episode of the second season of The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show.


The guys are tanning aboard a cruise ship, when it hits a storm and they are washed overboard and sucked down to Atlantis, where they meet a half-man half-horse called a centaur, who says no one ever leaves Atlantis.


Shaggy, Scooby and Scrappy are out at sea on a cruise boat trying to get tanned on the deck. A violent storm brews and a big wave sweeps them off the boat and they are sucked down a vortex.

They land in Atlantis and hear a horse laughing. Scooby jumps, landing on a gargantuan statue, falls and lands on a fallen column. A boulder falls catapulting Scooby onto the back of a Grecian Centaur who says that no one who enters the lost world of Atlantis ever leaves.

Scrappy challenges it, but Scooby and Shaggy grab him and run hiding in vases. Scooby gets stuck upside down halfway in. The centaur kicks the vase, and it rolls with Scooby, then rolls back tripping the centaur, who then crashes. Scooby rides him like a broncobuster.

The three run behind a stone door. They find bread in ancient ovens, but it turns to dust. The centaur finds them when Scooby sneezes. They then disguise as statues, but Scrappy gives them away, shouting "Right where we wanted him!"

Shaggy and Scooby disguise themselves as a female centaur. Scrappy grabs the centaur from behind and a bust is knocked off onto Shaggy and Scooby, who still in disguise, stand, looking like a four-armed monster, scaring the centaur. Scrappy then bowls over some columns which trap the centaur.

They run, and are sucked back up the vortex, and carried by a wave back onto the boat. They see and hear a horse, but it is only a man in disguise for a costume party, which they are just in time for. Shaggy says they'll sit this one out, and he and Scooby relax in the deck chairs.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:

  • None


Other characters:

  • Man in horse costume (single appearance)



  • Deck chairs
  • Vases
  • Bread


  • Cruise ship


Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers


  • TBA


  • Disguises: Scooby, Scrappy, and Shaggy as statues; Scooby and Shaggy as a female centaur.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Απόδραση από την Ατλαντίδα Escape from Atlantis

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