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Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Season 1 Episode 2

A Clue For Scooby-Doo

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Sep 20, 1969 on CBS
out of 10
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53 votes

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Episode Summary

While surfing, Scooby meets a seaweed-covered ghost. Drawn into another mystery, the gang learns from an old hermit that what Scooby encountered was the ghost of Captain Cutler, an evil creature responsible for the disappearance of many ships.

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  • Brilliant episode!

    This truly is a great episode! Much better than "What a Night for a Knight"...sure the animation is quite dodgy at some parts and the plot is simply ridiculous but for me there is no getting away from the fact that this episode was a gigantic step up from the previous. A very unique monster and setting make this episode I feel - A ghost Diver under the water haunting "The Graveyard of ships" The Person behind it all is quite a surprise as well, in fact a real surprise! Some parts of the episode don't quite seem to make sense but the main plot is cleverly laid out and is pretty kooky. I do particularly like this episode because I think it is immensely unique and is a Complete Classic 8.5/10 :Dmoreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of scooby doo they are vacationing on the beach for like a night out and then scooby doo sess a mystrious glowing scoober tank suit come right out of the water. and the gang must invesgate and it turns out that the suit after talking to a old hermit is the ghost of captain cutler and is responible for the dispperce of many ships and the gang must use there own scooba suits to see whats down there . this was a great ep for the first season i though so that is why i gave it a 8.5moreless
  • Another classic from Scooby

    The basic plot of this episode is, "While surfing, Scooby meets a seaweed-covered ghost. Drawn into another mystery, the gang learns from an old hermit that what Scooby encountered was the ghost of Captain Cutler, an evil creature responsible for the disappearance of many ships". Now to get on to how I felt about this episode. In my opinion I thought episode was well written. It had a good plot and the ending made sense. I wont tell you much about how this episode ends but I all can tell you is, "The cuprit is closer than you think". In general I would give this a 9 out of 10. Not as good as the first episode but still excellent as it is.moreless
  • well writtien

    This revelation, along with the proclamation in "What a Night for a Knight" of "Professor Hyde White!" pretty much cinched the Mystery Machine gang for being serious business when it came to solving the mysteries.

    They always got their man in the end, that's for sure, no matter how often they would be called meddling kids.

    This would be one of the few episodes when the kids would be out of their trademark attire and would instead be wearing diving gear; the other show being "That's Snow Ghost" when they wore coats, hats and earmuffs.

    As a kid, I can say the ghostly diver did stand as one of the more frightening ghosts, mainly for his eerie arrival music.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • While underwater, Shaggy says "I thought that rock looked pretty suspicious." As he says this his hair turns from its reddish brown color to a blond color. Then it cuts away, and he's got his normal hair.

    • When Shaggy puts the seaweed beard on the culprit to prove he is Captain Cutler, as seen in the picture of the captain at the Cutler house, Freddie, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby yell, "It's Captain Cutler," even though Daphne and Freddie never saw the picture.

    • When Shaggy and Scooby are scared out of drinking their beverage by the newspaper article that Freddy is reading, you can see that the glass is almost full. However, a few moments later, even though Shaggy and Scooby haven't resumed drinking their beverage, you can see that the glass is almost empty.

    • When Scooby inflates his suit and Shaggy punctures it, it leaves a hole in the diving suit. Just moments later, after tripping the ghost, the rip is gone.

    • When Shaggy sat down on the rock that opened a passage way, he looked a lot more like Fred.

  • QUOTES (11)

  • NOTES (9)


    • Velma: (in mock German) Veeeeeerrry Interesting!

      This was a catch-phrase of the time from the NBC comedy/variety series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. Arte Johnson, as a German WW2 soldier would emerge from the leaves of a plant, cigarette in hand, and use the phrase in various contexts ("Veeerrry interesting...but stupid!").

    • Fred: Come on Scooby, be brave. Just think of Rin Tin Tin? Lassie? John Wayne?
      Rin Tin Tin was a German Shepard who was cast in heroic roles in major pictures during the 1930's and 1940's. Lassie was featured in a television show bearing his name that aired during the fifties and was known for his bravery. John Wayne was a famous western actor known for the brave characters he played through out his lifetime (1907-1979).