Scooby’s Swiss Miss originally aired on Dec 27, 1980 and is part 2 of episode 8 of the Richie Rich and Scooby-Doo show.

This episode sees the gang – being Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy in the Swiss alps on a skiing vacation. While there are no monsters in this episode, Scooby has a mini-crush on a dolled up poodle, and is soon bullied by a jealous Bulldog.

Scooby’s Swiss Miss

Chalet

The episode begins with the gang at a ski lodge in the Swiss alps. The first thing wrong with this episode is that Shaggy is not wearing his winter jacket.

Scooby falls for an attractive poodle and the gang head off to skate upon a frozen pond. The poodle finds Scooby to be cute, and a jealous bulldog who speaks perfect English bullies Scooby causing him to fall through the ice.

Swiss Poodle

More shenanigans continue once the dogs and Shaggy hit the slopes, as the bulldog continues to lie more traps and Scooby nearly has several close encounters by flying off a cliff, crashing into a tree, or being attacked by a bear.

Bull Dog

Eventually, Scooby’s love interest is cornered by the bear, and Scooby comes to the dog’s rescue by accidentally slamming into the bear with his out of control skiing.

Scooby’s Swiss Miss intended to marry Scooby, so the boys dash out quickly and replace Scooby with the busted up Bulldog before the ceremony takes place.

Wedding Ceremony for dogs

With another adventure over, the gang head off to their next destination.

My Rating

fourI give this episode a 4 out of 10.

This episode is tolerable, but pretty stupid. It’s got a looney tune vibe to it, but it’s nowhere near as clever or smart. I suppose the lack of monsters and having a jealous bulldog be the cause of Scooby’s troubles is a nice change of pace.

I also enjoyed the design of the Swiss Miss and the Bulldog, which was designed by comic book Legend Jack Kirby – co creator of the X-men, Captain America and the Incredible Hulk.

My ranking is probably too high for this episode, as I can stomach a couple of them at a time. They are nowhere near as good as the classic Scooby-Doo episodes, but for some quick escapism – they ain’t that bad. Still – shaggy should have been wearing his winter coat in this one – fortunately, this is rectified in next weeks’ episode which is Alaskan King Coward – anyway, until next week, Stay Spooky

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