Scooby in Wonderland is the 2nd part of the 7th episode of the Richie Rich / Scooby Doo show and originally aired on December 20, 1980.

This episode is a take on Alice in Wonderland and is one of the more memorable and famous episodes from this season.

But enough of my jibber jabber, let’s get on with the review.

Scooby in Wonderland

The episode begins with Shaggy reading Scooby and Scrappy a bedtime story. Scooby has already fallen asleep, however, Shaggy starts reading Alice in Wonderland to our pair.

Shaggy reading Scooby a bed time story

As Shaggy reads, Scooby falls into la-la land and dreams that the story is actually happening. In his dream, Scooby is wearing curls and Scrappy is running around in bunny ears yelling ‘I’m late, I’m late’

Scooby wearing a wig

Shaggy looks like himself and the pair eat some Scooby Snacks which shrink them. Opening a door, they find Scrappy in an upside down room. They then chase Scrappy through a haunted forest.

Scrappy as a bunny

The gang then come across a caterpillar who tells them to stop, look and listen. The caterpillar then threatens to eat them for dinner, so Scooby and Shaggy run away.

Caterpillar

Scooby and Shaggy then come across the Cheshire Cat who chases after them before they end up at the Mad Hatters Tea Party. Before they can eat some delicious cupcakes, the Mad Hatter runs off in fear as the Red Queen has approached.

Red Queen

The Red Queen states that she hates tea parties and intruders, so the gang run away. Unfortunately Scooby is caught by the Cheshire cat as the Queen yells :off with their heads, off with their heads”.

Scooby then wakes up from his nightmare and the episode ends.

My Review

threeI give this episode a 3 out of 10. It was cool to see the Alice in Wonderland tribute, but this episode is pure farce and really doesn’t add much to the source material. To me it just felt like the writers had run out of ideas and threw this one into the hat.

There’s nothing particularly creative here, or all that funny and interesting other than seeing Scooby in a blond wig.

I’m sure there are lots of you out there who enjoy this one and that’s great. For me, however, I just prefer the spookier or supernatural themed episodes.

Anyway, until next week when I will be covering Scrappy’s Birthday, STAY SPOOKY

Tea Party

Voices

Don Messick: Scrappy, Scooby
Casey Kasem: Shaggy

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