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The Tar Monster (episode)

Tar Monster attacking Shaggy at his tent

The Tar Monster title card

The Scooby-Doo Show
Details
Episode # 305
Air date October 7, 1978
Chronology
Previous episode

To Switch a Witch

Next episode

A Highland Fling with a Monstrous Thing

The Tar Monster is the fifth episode of the third season of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!,[Note 1] and the thirtieth episode overall in the series. It was later repackaged as the fifth episode of the third season of The Scooby-Doo Show, and the twenty-ninth episode overall in the series.

Premise

The gang encounter a tar monster on a visit to an underground city in Turkey.

Synopsis

The gang head to Turkey to visit their friend, Dr. Brixton, who has discovered a buried city that has remained untouched for thousands of years. Dr. Brixton informs the gang that his workers were all frightened off by a tar monster, meaning the digging had be postponed. The underground city was said to be guarded by the monster, who protected the ancient treasure. The professor's assistant, Stoner, was kidnapped by the monster.

After a brief encounter with the tar monster, the gang follow his tracks to a nearby tar pool. There they find an ancient piece of pottery. The next day, they head down to the ancient city with Dr. Brixton, who discovers that the ancient treasure has been stolen. The gang searches for clues, and find pottery similar to the one found the night before, as well as another tar pool. The monster gives chase to Shaggy and Scooby while they search. Fred, Velma, and Daphne find the final clue when they discover a map of the underground city. They trap the monster, who turns out to be Stoner. He used an air compressor and a scuba suit to swim through the tar pools so he could steal the treasure. After he was arrested, the gang uses the map to find the missing treasure. They locate it behind a hidden wall in the inner sanctum.

Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Monsters and other villains:

Other characters:

  • Spider (single appearance)(no lines)

Locations

Objects

Clues:

  • TBA

Food and drinks:

  • TBA

Other objects:

  • TBA

Vehicles

  • TBA

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Guard chief He looked in a very suspicious manner after the gang arrived.
Ben Gazi His creepy behavior and frightening appearance.
Stoner His mysterious disappearance. His portrait was streaked with tar.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Stoner as the Tar Monster To loot the lost city.

Cast

Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Spider
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Frank Welker Fred Jones
Mr. Stoner
Heather North Daphne Blake
Patricia Stevens Velma Dinkley
Michael Bell Tar Monster
Henry Corden Guard chief
John Stephenson Professor Brixton

Notes/trivia

Adaptations

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Brixton is referred to both as a "Professor" and a "Doctor."
  • Brixton's watch disappears after the first scene of the episode.
  • It would be impossible for anyone to "swim" within a pool of tar.

Home media

Quotes


Footnotes

  1. a short-lived revival attempt

External links

  • TBA


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