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The Exterminator


Don adams movie

The New Scooby-Doo Movies
Episode # 205
US Air date October 6, 1973 (CBS)
Written by See below
Directed by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
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The Exterminator is the fifth episode of the second season of The New Scooby-Doo Movies, and the twenty-first episode overall in the series.


Don Adams plays a bug exterminator who is trying to exterminate the house of old film director, Lorne Chumley. But fourteen previous assistants have vanished in the house. Can the kids stick around long enough to help?


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Suspect Motive/reason
Otto Creepy appearance. He warned the gang to leave.


Culprit Motive/reason
Lorne Chumley
Trying to keep people away from the site of Chumley's new movie.


Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Franklin Welker Fred Jones
Heather North Daphne Blake
Nicole Jaffe Velma Dinkley
Don Adams Himself
John Stephenson Otto
Lorne Chumley

Full credits

The following credits are how they are seen on-screen (or as close as possible).


  • The episode seems to be heavily based on The Secret of Terror Castle.
  • The gang drive by the homes of actors, Gregory Grant and Steve McKing, which are spoofs of Hollywood stars, Gregory Peck, Cary Grant, and Steve McQueen.
  • Lorne Chumley is a parody of silent film star, Lon Chaney.
  • In addition to Lorne Chumley being a parody of silent horror actor, Lon Chaney, there are references to other monsters other actors played. For example, the Wolfman was played by Lon Chaney's son, Lon Chaney, Jr.
  • The Wolfman and Frankenstein's Monster in this episode bear a resemblance to the ones from the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode, A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts. A portrait of Swampy Pete from a previous episode, The Ghostly Creep from the Deep, is also seen in this episode.
  • Don Adams passed away on September 25, 2005, at the age of 83.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • On the line of horror character portraits, the first one was a greenish monster and the second one was a purple guy with red hair, but when the two characters had Shaggy and Scooby, they switched places.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Ο Εξολοθρευτής The Exterminator
Hungarian A kártevőirtó The exterminator

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