Not to be confused with the similarly titled Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! episode Scooby Dudes.
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Scooby Dude

Scoob and Shag disguised as mermaids (Scooby Dude)

Scooby Dude title card

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
Episode # 109
US Air date November 5, 1988 (ABC)
Written by Laren Bright
Lane Raichert
Bill Matheny
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Scooby Dude is the ninth episode of the first season of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.


The kids head over to the Marine Institute, to help Velma's Aunt Thelma figure out where all the dolphins have disappeared too, but they discover a Headless Skateboarder, who tries to chase them away.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Seaweed Monster (single appearance)(no lines)(Red Herring's disguise)
  • Skipper (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Beach vendor (single appearance)
  • Hotdog vendor (single appearance)(no lines)





Suspect Motive/reason
Sandy Sneakers Tire tracks from her jeep where at all the places were the skateboarder showed up.
Gnarly Charlie He didn't like the Marine Institute because it attracted tourists that cluttered the beach.
Al He was known to be involved with drugs in the past, though he claimed he had reformed.
Red Herring As always.


Culprit Motive/reason
Al as the Headless Skateboarder
Sandy Sneakers
To smuggle drugs.


Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Christina Lange Velma Dinkley
Kellie Martin Daphne Blake
Carl Steven Freddie Jones
Scott Menville Red Herring
Jerry Houser Al
Headless Skateboarder
Frank Welker Skipper


Song Credits Performed by
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  • This is probably the first time in the Scooby-Doo franchise where an episode makes a reference to a real social issue: drugs. This was a national crisis during the 80's and many cartoons during that time had been discussing it. When this episode aired, Nancy Reagan's Just Say No campaign was prevalent; this campaign from the 1980s and early 1990s was part of the U.S. War on Drugs and it was used to discourage children from engaging in illegal recreational drug use.
    • Because of this, in the UK, Cartoonito skips over this episode, although it does air the episode of Baby Looney Tunes, Who Said That?!, where Daffy learns a bad word.
  • The title of the episode is a play on the main character's name: Scooby-Doo.
  • When Daphne suspects Sandy Sneakers to be behind the case, she was right. However, this is one of the few episodes where multiple suspects are guilty. Also, she is one of the few suspects not to wear a monster costume.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When Daphne and Velma are examining Al's trophies, Velma's lips are moving, but Daphne's voice is heard reading the inscription.

Inconstitencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • In the beginning of the episode Red Herring gets pinched by a lobster after scaring Scooby and the gang. The lobster is bright red. Lobsters acquire their red color after being boiled. Live lobsters are actually a dark greenish-brown color.
  • There is no explanation for the origin of the Headless Skateboarder. Presumably this was the first time such a villain appeared, and as such this would be the beginning (and end) of the Headless Skateboarder.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Η Εξαφάνιση των Δελφινιών The Disappearance of the Dolphins
Polish Scooby Duduś Scooby Dude

Home media


Shaggy: (narration) Like, Velma got a call one morning, and the next thing we knew, the Scooby-Doo Detective Agency were on its way to the beach.
(Freddie, Daphne and Velma stop to see Shaggy (and Scooby in his sidecar) riding behind and straight into some industrial cans; they both happily pop back up)
Shaggy: (narration) Her aunt's the head of the marine institute, and it seems their dolphins are disappearing.

Freddie: Okay, Red, time to pay up.
Red: No way, drip. You were working on another case. As far as I'm concerned, I don't owe you bozos anything.
(As Red walks away, Scooby trips him into the dolphin pool with his tail.)
Red: (Skipper bops him up and down on its nose) Okay, I'll pay! I'll pay! (Skipper continues to play with him)
Shaggy: Like, collecting bills is easy for Skipper and a pup named...
Scooby: ...Scooby-Dooby-Doo!

External links

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