Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Season 1 Episode 5

Decoy for a Dognapper

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Oct 11, 1969 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (4)

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  • goofed up

    First the villian is right there when fred reveald his plan to sude Scooby as a decoy-why is he suprized when he finds his accomplice kiddnaped the wrong doG? Likewise the accomplice is not being shown as captured alhough his boss is! {In one epsiode when the gang is pursued by villians on snow skies who has a accomplice-both are shown being captured-yet how did the gang capture the accomplice?}
  • A Reasonable Episode!


    This for me is quite a hard episode to review because I don't really know where I stand with it. On one hand, the setting and monsters are quite good but on the other hand the plot is ridiculous! The Indian Witchdoctor and the Ghost of Geronimo are both good monsters but they don't seem to relate to each other and the plot is just so stupid. He Dressed up as an Indian Witchdoctor to scare people away from the dogs (including his) that he kidnapped. ??? just so strange. At least the setting is very good. There is a variation of places throughout this episode. All unique and such but none are very interesting or Classic. I don't really know what to rate this episode, it is not one of my favorites but it is very enjoyable so 6.5/10 :D

  • Classic

    Scooby tries to impress a female pedigreed dog when she is dognapped. Scooby goes back to the gang and listens to a radio update on a rash of dognappings. They visit Buck Masters, who's dog is also dognapped, who thinks that the dognappings are related to an upcoming dog show. The gang turns Scooby into a decoy for Champion, another competitors prizewinning dog. It works until the dognappers grab Scooby. Shaggy uses a scooter to catch up with the dognappers, but loses their trail when he is menaced by a ghostly indian on horseback.
    Meanwhile the dognappers ringleader, notices that Scooby is not Miller's Great Dane, and sends on a railroad car down the train tracks on the mountain. The gang following Scooby's tracking device on his collar, hooks up with Shaggy and finds Scooby that is rolling down the track. Shaggy jumps onto the railroad car, and reverses the car, just ahead on The Midnight Express. Scooby leads them back to where he was taken when the gang is menaced by a ghostly indian on horseback. They go up to an abandoned indian village, where they are menaced by the indian witchdoctor and warns them to leave. However, the gang does not heed the witchdoctors warning and they still go on. Fred and Daphne once again meet the witchdoctor. Fred goes to investigate the stone idol in front of which the witchdoctor had been standing, when Daphne vanishes. Scooby separates from Shaggy and Velma and finds Daphne tied up. Scooby unties Daphne, frees the dogs, who corner the witchdoctor. He is unmasked as Buck masters, who was kidnapping dogs who could beat his dog and then he would turn up just before the show and win first prize
  • Another great episode.

    Decoy for a dognapper is a good episode of Scooby Doo. This episode starts out in the morning, as Scooby and the gang are walking. A dog show is going to happen sometime soon. Then Scooby notices a poodle and begins to follow her around, at the same time there's been a report of one of the Dog Show dog's having gone missing. Soon enough more dogs end up going missing and Scooby and the gang end up finding themselves in another mystery, where they learn that all of these have been kidnapped by some guy dressed in some sort of Indian clothing.