This article is about the episode. For the object, see Story Stick.
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The Story Stick (episode)

Totem Monster holds Freddy and girls

The Story Stick title card

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
Episode # 111
US Air date November 19, 1988 (ABC)
Written by Laren Bright
Bill Matheny
Lane Raichert
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The Story Stick is the eleventh episode of the first season of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.


Two Native American Indians, Jay Littlefield and his grandson Warren, try to keep a park ranger, Mr. Ryan, from building on Indian land, but before long, the Totem Spirit shows up.


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Suspect Motive/reason
Jay Littlefield To keep his home which a hotel development was going to destroy.
Warren He was digging at night and had totem artifacts on hand.
Mr. Ryan The paint in his car matched the colors of the Totem Spirit.


Culprit Motive/reason
Mr. Ryan as the Totem Spirit To keep valuable artifacts for himself.


Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Ranger Smith
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Christina Lange Velma Dinkley
Kellie Martin Daphne Blake
Carl Steven Freddie Jones
Scott Menville Red Herring
Michael Bell Mr. Ryan
Totem Spirit
David Mendenhall Warren
Dehl Berti Jay Littlefield
Frank Welker Mail-order termite


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  • This is the only episode in which Coolsville doesn't truly physically appear, it only appears in the gang's stories; Red Herring only appears in Freddie's.
  • This is one of few instances in which Freddie does not accuse Red Herring of being the monster.
  • Yogi Bear makes a cameo appearance at the beginning and after the chase scene, and Yogi's friend/adversary Ranger Smith (reprised by the voice of Don Messick) comes in at the end.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When Velma's computer blows up, the rest of the gang standing behind her suddenly disappears in the explosion.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • In Shaggy's story, his Commander Cool outfit is a different color from its appearance in other episodes.
  • Is Jellystone Park adjacent to an Indian reservation?

In other languages

Language Name Meaning Notes
Greek Το Ραβδί των Ιστοριών The Story Wand
Polish Opowieść wyssana z kijka A story sucked out of the stick A play on the idiom "opowieść wyssana z palca" (meaning: a story sucked out of a finger, i.e. false, fictive)

Home media


Shaggy: (narration) Like, I couldn't believe it. The gang and I were going camping on a real Indian reservation. And I was ready to enjoy the trip with he big pup named Scooby-Doo.

Shaggy: Like, sharing the Story Stick is easy for a pup named...
Scooby: ...Scooby-Dooby-Doo!

External links

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