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Dum lives with Ma and Pa Skillett in the Hokeyfenokee Swamp of southern Georgia. Whenever Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Dum greet each other, Scooby-Doo greets, "Scooby-Dum" and Scooby-Dum says, "Scooby, doobie, doo." They then do a special handshake involving two high fives. Whenever he heard the word "Clue", he would invariably pull out a magnifying glass and, intoning the opening four notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, chant "Dum, dum, dum, DUM!"
Scooby-Dum is a grey, Great Dane with the same black spots on his back as Scooby-Doo. Besides his color he's distinguished from his cousin by his red hat, buck teeth, and droopy muzzle.
Scooby-Dum is, above all else, as dim-witted as his name implies. This spaced-out, unintelligent demeanor leads him to be both extremely brave or extremely cowardly, depending on whether or not he's actually noticed the danger near him is actually dangerous. His bravery in regards to the Gator Ghoul was because he didn't even realize it was there, and in later adventures it takes a similar amount of time for him to realize what's actually going on and to react.
In spite of his dim-wittedness, he apparently wants to be a police dog and this leads to him eagerly investigating mysteries and always carrying a magnifying glass with him in hammerspace. Whenever the word "clue" is mentioned, he replies with "Clue? Dum, dum, dum, dum" in the manner of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, and proceeds to pull out the magnifying glass to begin looking around. Unfortunately, his ambition is larger than his brain and the first clue he found was one of the Gator Ghoul's footprints that the monster was actually standing in.
Like his cousin, Scooby-Dum has a big appetite, though does seem to as eagerly attend to it as his cousin; perhaps due to his slowness.
Powers and abilities
Scooby-Dum's foolishness sometimes gives him greater access to toon physics than the others, allowing him to save the day when nothing else will work. For example, the gang was trapped in a locked tomb and the only way out was to reach the ceiling. They built a human tower, but it wasn't high enough. Scooby-Dum, at the bottom of the tower, simply pulled himself out of place and scrambled up to the top. His ignorance of the laws of gravity thus saved them all.
Dum knew Doo from when they were puppies, but lost contact after that.
The Scooby-Doo Show
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- The Scooby-Doo Show
- In The Headless Horseman of Halloween and Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats, he's mistakenly called Scooby-Doo's 'brother'.
- Despite only appearing in four episodes, he always appears in the intro.
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