A Pup Named Scooby-Doo

Season 1 Episode 1

A Bicycle Built for Boo!

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Sep 10, 1988 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Shaggy and Scooby always work together in the morning to help Shaggy prepare for his morning paper delivery route. However, when Scooby comes across a green monster that steals Shaggy’s bike, Shaggy decides to get his friends to help him figure out who is responsible for doing such a dirty deed. The Scooby-Doo Detective Agency is born and the gang starts their way on the trail for Shaggy’s missing bike, though they soon come across a haunted house and what seems to be a major counterfeit scheme.moreless

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  • One of the best out there! Shaggy and Scooby do it again!

    Shaggy and Scooby work together to help Shaggy with his paper delivery. It is something they have always done, Scooby jumps up next to Shaggy and licks his face untill he gets up. However, one morning Scooby sees a green monster stealing Shaggys bike. Scooby runs in and wakes Shaggy up to tell him what has happend. With no bike they can't do the paper route. Shaggy asks his friends to help find the missing bike. Shaggy and his friends call them selfs The Scooby-Doo Detective Agency. They find that the bike was taken due to the bike chain being needed to get a major counterfeit operation to run right. The counterfeit operation takes place in a haunted house to scare people away from it. In the end, Shaggy gets his bike back and all is well. Over all it is a very good episode to start off what is one of the best the best family shows that have been made.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • During a scene when the green slimy ghost is looming towards the Mystery Inc. gang in the basement of the mansion (after Shaggy and Scooby discover him in the room with all the money), a sound byte of Red Herring's growling from when he was earlier dressed as a swamp monster can be heard (even though Red Herring is NOT the culprit, and does not appear for the rest of the episode after the Weirdo Woods sequence.)

    • A Christmas wreath is hanging on Shaggy's door and Christmas lights on his house, however, no mention of Christmas is heard throughout the episode.

  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (5)

    • The Green Ghost was featured as a boss in the video game Scooby-Doo: Night of 100 Frights. Although, rather than looking like a swamp creature like it does in this episode, it looks like The Phantom Shadow from A Night of Fright is No Delight in the video game, despite the fact that it says the villain was originally from A Bicycle Built for Boo.

    • This is the first time we've seen the Weirdo Woods.

    • This is the first, and only, appearance of the Swamp Monster.

    • The Scooby-Doo Detective agency is first formed in this episode.

    • This episode's title is a play on the old statement "a bicycle built for two", which was used to describe the bicycles that had two seats and two sets of pedals.


    • Shirley McLoon

      The female medium/detective that the gang suspects (and later arrests the REAL culprit) is named after the famous New Age aficionado Shirley MacLaine. Show writer/producer Tom Ruegger later recycled the name two years later on Tiny Toon Adventures for a psychic valley girl-esque loon, often referred to by her friends as "Shirley the Loon."

    • The Scooby-Doo gang's dance moves seem to mimic the infamous dancing cycles performed by the Peanuts gang in the 1965 TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas (particularly Velma's dancing animation).

    • Title: The title of the episode comes from a famous line from the song "Daisy Bell" By Harry Dacre. The line is... "A bicycle built for two."

    • Scooby-Doo: We fall down, go boom! – This is a reference to a saying that Tweety Bird used in early Warner Bros. cartoons.