Stuntman Scooby originally aired on November 22, 1980 and is the third part of the third episode of the first season of the Richie Rich / Scooby Doo Show

Here we see the guys on a movie set where they have been hired as actors. Unbeknownst to them, however, they’ve been hired as stuntmen and are put through the test with several dangerous stunts.

In between we get some cool parodies of King Kong and the Towering Inferno with the movie sets for Bing Bong the Monster and Sky High Inferno. But enough of my jibber jabber, let’s get on with my review.

The episode begins with the gang freezing in a snowy landscape. Before they can chit chat for too long, an avalanche approaches them and Scrappy notices the avalanche rocks are made out of paper.

We then realize that the gang are on the Gigantic Studios – Super Duper Movie Tour.

Gigantic Studios

The gang try to find their tour group, but are mistaken for stuntmen by a movie director. The first stunt is for Bing Bong the Monster and the gang are grabbed by a giant gorilla. Scrappy realizes that the gorilla is a phony and jumps inside the mechanical beast.

Gorilla with Scrappy

The next stunt the gang are placed on the top of a huge skyscraper. The building is set on fire and the gang run down ruining the shot. Scrappy makes things worse by blasting the director with a fire hydrant.

Inferno clapper


For the final stunt the gang are tied to coconut trees and are brought lunch by an attractive native. Before Shaggy can help himself to any food, a hurricane whips in and blows everything away.

Hawaiian girl

Scrappy ruins things once more by turning the giant fans controlling the hurricane on to the director.


The director has had enough of the gang, and puts them to work picking up all the trash they created from their hijinx on the set.

My Review

twoI give this a 2 out of 10. This one isn’t spooky at all, but I didn’t mind the gags and set up for this one. As a quick short, it’s a decent 7 minutes of fun.

It was fun to see the movie sets, but otherwise this one is mostly forgettable, unless, of course, you are really into this series.  Anyway, join me next week when I will be covering Scooby’s Three Ding-a Ling Circus.  And until then, Stay Spooky!


Don Messick: Scrappy, Scooby
Casey Kasem: Shaggy