Scooby's Luck of the Irish

A leprechaun caught in a net

Scooby's Luck of the Irish Title Card

The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show
Episode # 203c
US Air date October 3, 1981 (ABC)
Story by Bryce Malek
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Scooby's Luck of the Irish is the third part of the third episode of the second season of The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show.


When Scrappy catches a leprechaun named Pat O'Wiley, in his Scrappy trap, the leprechaun refuses to tell him where his pot of gold is.


Scooby is eating hot dogs and Irish stew. A leprechaun named Pat O'Wiley is caught in a Scrappy-trap, but refuses to take them to his pot of gold Scrappy reads from the Book of Irish Legends that a leprechaun, when caught, must reveal his pot of gold. Scooby releases him And he begins disappearing and reappearing, and then he makes Scooby's nose follow him. Scrappy catches it in his book.

The leprechaun leads them to a castle and then turns into a banshee ghost. He makes a phony door appear, and Scooby tries to escape through it but slams into the wall. The leprechaun tricks him by turning into a haunted chest, and then back into the banshee. Scrappy splashes him with water and demands the gold. The leprechaun then makes three doors appear, one of which has the gold behind it. Shaggy opens the first and finds food. Scooby then eagerly opens the second, only to find a ghost. Scrappy thinks that it's only the leprechaun playing another trick, but then the leprechaun appears showing that it is not him.

Shaggy and Scooby run, and the leprechaun feels that this "wailin' windbag is stealin' all me fun", so he scares him off by showing him his reflection in a mirror. Scrappy opens door 3 and finds a rainbow. The three slide down it into a pot of gold, but then the leprechaun appears and says that it's only "fool's gold"("Now, ya can't go believing in pots of gold, can you?"), and it disappears. Shaggy and decide they'd rather stick to pots of Irish stew! "Scooby Dooby stew!"


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Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers


  • The choosing of three doors to find the pot of gold seems reminiscent of the infamous Monty Hall problem, famously inspired by an element from the game show Let's Make a Deal.

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In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Η Ιρλανδέζικη Τύχη του Σκούμπι Scooby's Irish Luck

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