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The Invasion of the Scooby Snatchers
The Invasion Of The Scooby Snatchers title card
The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show
US Air date 31 January 1981
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The Invasion Of The Scooby Snatchers is the first part of the thirteenth episode of the first season of The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show.



An alien has plans of taking over the earth, and when he spots the guys on their way to the "That's Impossible" TV show, he clones them and sets out their look-a-likes to eliminate them.


An alien is flying through the sky looking to clone earthlings and take over the world. The first earthlings he sees are Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy, on their way to the "That's Impossible" TV show. (Scooby gets tossed by a lady's karate practicing plant). The alien shoots a ray at the gang, creating clones of them in pods. They are nearly identical, except that they have antennas and talk mechanically. Their job: to find their twins and eliminate them.

Inside the studio, Shaggy and Scooby see the clone Scrappy knock a hole in the wall ("Outer space power") --their "doorway", and think they need to cut down on Scrappy's vitamins. The running gag has the real Shaggy telling Scooby to cover the hole with a heavy file cabinet, and the clone Shaggy making him remove it. Then, the real Scrappy is confused when Shaggy tells him he made the hole.

Soon, both real and clone gangs are in the same room, and the real gang realizes what is going on, and moves to stop the clones. Scrappy tangles them up in rolls of film. They join their master on stage to announce to the world their takeover. (Host and audience: "That's impossible!").

Nothing can stop them except a neutralizing ray from Mars—or, a grand piano dropped on them (intended for another act). The flattened aliens hobble back to their space ship and take off, as the gang brags about clobbering the clones.

Cast and characters

Actor Character
Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Actor Alien
Actor Alien pod clones
Actor Shogun Philodendron



  • The title of this episode is a reference to the film, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The idea of pod clones was done in this movie also.
  • The gang had very little to do with defeating the villain in this episode. The invader simply had the bad luck to rush in when a piano was about to be dropped.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • The apostrophe in the Thats Impossible sign is missing.
  • Shaggy's lips aren't moving when he says "That's impossible!" in unison with Scooby (about the karate plant).

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.

Home media

  • TBA


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