The Invasion of the Scooby Snatchers

Alien pod clones with originals

The Invasion of the Scooby Snatchers title card

The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show
Episode # 113a
US Air date January 31, 1981 (ABC)
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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, who are on their way to the That's Impossible TV show. 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 are looking for Scrappy, when they see the Scrappy clone charging straight for them. They jumped out of the way, leaving the clone to knock a hole in the wall, and think they need to cut down on Scrappy's vitamins. Scooby puts the Scrappy clone in a film vault, and Shaggy instructs him to put a cabinet to cover the hole. The Shaggy clone however, has remove it. Both the Shaggy and Scooby clones proceeded on stage announcing their takeover of the world. The audience believes it to be part of the show. Unfortunately for them, they announce right before a lady with karate-performing plant, and ended up tangled after a throw.

Meanwhile, the real Scooby was still carrying the cabinet, when he ran into the real Shaggy and Scrappy, asking him to put it over the hole in the wall. Although confused, he complies. The real Scrappy asked Shaggy who made the hole, with Shaggy telling him the former made it much to his confusion. Scrappy suddenly heard the Scrappy clone from inside the film vault, upon opening it Shaggy was shocked at how there were two Scrappys. Scooby, puts the cabinet over the hole, and discovers the rest of the clones, who were running away from the karate plant. The alien appears in the studio frustrated at the clones for their stupidity, removes the cabinet blocking the hole, and orders the clones to follow him onto the stage. Scrappy tangles the clones up in rolls of film as they join their master on stage to announce to the world their takeover. However, a grand piano dropped on them that was intended for another act. The flattened aliens hobble back to their space ship and take off to find another planet to conquer, as the gang brags about clobbering the clones.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:

  • None


Other characters:

  • Human Balloon (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Shogun Philodendron (single appearance)
  • Shogun Philodendron's owner (single appearance)
  • That's Impossible host (single appearance)
  • Audience (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Daredevil Dan (single appearance)(no lines)



  • Film cans
  • File cabinet
  • Grand piano


  • Alien's flying saucer


Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers


  • 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.

Cultural references

  • As the title of this episode suggests, it is a parody of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, where the idea of pod clones was also done.
  • That's Impossible is a parody of the reality show, That's Incredible, which debuted the same year as this episode.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • The apostrophe in the That's Impossible sign is missing.
  • Shaggy's lips aren't moving when he says "That's impossible!" in unison with Scooby (about the karate plant).
  • When the Alien was dazed from the grand piano falling on him, the color of his eyes changed twice.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.

Home media

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