Swamp Witch is the second part of the 6th episode of the Richie Rich / Scooby Doo Show and originally aired on December 13th 1980.

I was excited to watch this episode as with the name Swamp Witch, I was sure Scooby-Doo would return to his spookier roots.

But will I enjoy this episode? Let’s find out!

Swamp Witch

The episode begins with a close up shot of a witch who is cooking up frog leg stew. She summons a Globby, some sort of distorted troll looking ghost who is not a fan of the frog leg stew. The witch realizes she left out the frog legs so she summons Globby to find someone she can turn into a frog.

Swamp Witch and Globby
Swamp Witch and Globby

 

Out on the swamp, Scrappy, Scooby and Shaggy are out in a boat. Shaggy finds it a bit too creepy and scary so they start to head back to civilization. Unfortunately, they are lost.

Globby then shows up, and Scrappy chases after him, so Scooby and Shaggy take chase too, until they end up at the witch’s house.

Witch's House

 

The witch nets Scrappy and zaps the door shut so Scooby and Shaggy can not escape. The witch then sicks Globby on the gang who chases them about the house.

The witch soon calls out the gang as she states she just invited them for supper. Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy fall for it, and the Witch takes chase zaps away at the gang with her wand until she finally turns Shaggy into a frog.

Shaggy as a Frog

 

Scrappy then disguises himself as a wand inspector from the Better Gnomes and Goblin Association. Scrappy then zaps Shaggy to his human form and our trio then escape on the Witch’s broom.

Better Gnomes and Goblins Association
Better Gnomes and Goblins Association

 

With another adventure over, Shaggy checks himself out in a pocket mirror which deflects the witch’s last spell and turns her into a frog.

My Thoughts

five point fiveI give this episode a 5.5 out of 10. This one isn’t that bad as it has an actual story. The Swamp Witch is also funny and creepy at the same time.

If all the Scrappy episodes were like this, I’d be a happy camper, but unfortunately, we get a lot of non-supernatural episodes this season. And for me, it’s the supernatural that defines Scooby-Doo

Anyway, this is my last Scrappy review for a few months. Next week, I’m starting my New Scooby-Doo Movies reviews, so I’m excited for that. It will be a nice break from the sillier side of Scooby-Doo

Anyway, until then, STAY SPOOKY

Voices

Don Messick: Scrappy, Scooby
Casey Kasem: Shaggy
Marilyn Schreffler: Swamp Witch

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