Scrappy’s Birthday is the 3rd part of the 7th episode of the Richie Rich / Scooby Doo Show and originally aired on December 20, 1980

This is another memorable episode as we see the guys reflect on the day Scrappy was born at the St. Bernard Memorial Hospital to Scooby’s sister – Ruby Doo. In this episode Scrappy has 3 candles on his cake which would imply that he is turning 3… so I guess in dog years he’d be turning 21.

This is the first appearance of Ruby Doo who would later appear in a Pup Named Scooby Doo.

Scrappy’s Birthday

The episode begins with the gang out for a picnic. With warm thoughts of Scrappy being born, Shaggy recalls the moment they were at St. Bernards Memorial hospital. Here we get a flashback of Ruby Doo telling them not to worry as she’s pushed into the Delivery Room.

Scrappy celebrating his birthday!

Shaggy and Scooby are told that Ruby has had a boy, and they can hear him cause a ruckus. The delivering doctor exclaims that he sure is scrappy, so Ruby names him Scrappy.

Scrappy Doo and Ruby Doo

Scrappy then runs around the Hospital causing a ruckus, and Scooby and Shaggy anger an orderly who has absolutely no customer service skills as he does his best to physically assault Scooby and Shaggy.

Nurse Scooby

Back in Ruby’s room Scrappy exclaims he has no-one to play with. That is until he sees Scooby and Shaggy running past the room. Scrappy chases the two, and has a lot of fun doing so.

Scooby and Shaggy in Disguise

The orderly eventually catches up with the gang and Scrappy gives the orderly a good hit with his sucker. The orderly then violently breaks Scooby and Shaggy’s arms and legs.

My Review

two point fiveI give this episode a 2.5 out of 10.

I’m not a fan of these silly episodes. I’m sorry to all of you who love Scrappy and enjoy them, but I’ll never like these at all. If you do, that’s really cool, and you’re in good company. The Scrappy episode saved the Scooby franchise.

It was cool to see Ruby-Doo who is Scooby’s sister, however, the Physical violence was really out of place here. While we don’t see it, it’s implied that the Orderly beat up Scooby and Shaggy and broke their bones.

Never before have we seen this happen in a Scooby-Doo episode, so I’m not sure why they started here. It’s just really weird and out of place.

But whatever, it was the 80s man!