A Bungle in the Jungle originally ran on December 6, 1980 and features the gang out on a butterfly hunt in the Jungle. This episode is part 3 of part 5 of the Richie Rich / Scooby Doo show. Out in the jungle, Scooby, Scrappy and Shaggy run into Nazrat of the Jungle who is like a rotten version of Tarzan (in fact Nazrat is just Tarzan spelled backwards).

So is this episode any good, or is it a silly 7 minute escapade of screwball comedy? Let’s find out!

A Bungle in the Jungle

The episode begins with the gang in the Jungle for a butterfly hunt. The gang are on a savannah when they hear the roar of a lion.

butterfly hunt

Scrappy spots a butterfly and chases it about the open plain where he accidentally catches an angry lion.


The gang run off and soon find a hideout up in the trees. The hideout belongs to Nazrat of the Jungle and he sicks his pet python named Pythor on the gang.

Python wrapped around Scooby Doo

Scrappy mistakes the python for a rope and the gang climb up Pythor to the treehouse. Scooby has some extra encouragement as the python has given him a tight squeeze.

Up top Nazrat calls them trespassers in his jungle and that they must pay. Nazrat abuses the gang by tossing them away, but unfortunately the gang bounce right back into the tree house.

The gang try to swing out and escape, but Nazrat takes chase on his pet elephant name Trumpo.

Nazrat on an elephant
Nazrat and Trump

Nazrat corners the gang and a small fight/chase breaks out where the gang eventually escape down a waterfall. Here Scrappy finally catches the butterfly he was after at the start of the episode.

butterfly on Scooby's Nose

My Review

twoI give this episode a 2 out of 10. This is your typical silly episode and it’s okay. Nothing really exciting here, but I guess if you’re a fan of this stuff, it probably hits the right notes.

With that said, I’m super excited to return to reviewing my normal Scooby-Doo content, as I’m not a fan of this season of Scooby doo so far.

Join me next week when I will be covering Scooby’s Fun Zone. Until then, Stay Spooky.

African of explorers having afternoon tea
Stanley and Livingston


Don Messick: Scrappy, Scooby
Casey Kasem: Shaggy