Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Season 1 Episode 7

Never Ape an Ape Man

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Oct 25, 1969 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • Stupid but Enjoyable!


    "Never Ape an Ape Man" is a very simple and enjoyable episode...a bit too simple thought. The Plot for this episode is so ridiculous that it's comical and there is so many un-needed silly clues which lie all throughout this episode. This is definitely not a strong episode by any means but I do particularly enjoy this one. The setting is pretty weak and the villain behind it all is...well unbelievably obvious. you even see him in the ape man suit twice. All these flaws do not make the episode bad though, they in a way add to it and make it more fun. In all seriousness this is a pretty bad episode and does not deserve a high score but I think it is a very amusing and witty ep. 7.5/10 :D

  • Great use of a classic Hanna-Barbera plot device

    As a long-time Hanna-Barbera fan, this is one of my favorite Scooby-Doo episodes to be produced. It is pretty cool, since it takes place on a movie studio. And we get to see Jean Vanderpyl (Wilma Flintstone) voice someone in this episode. But anyways, like many Hanna-Barbera cartoons, this is the episode they'd always do with a bad guy impersonating the good guy. They've done it with Fred Flintstone impersonated by an alien, and another one had Squiddly Diddly being impersonated by a spy, and Ricochet Rabbit also experienced some Double Trouble. This would also happen to Hong Kong Phooey and Richie Rich years later. In this example, we get Scooby-Doo being impersonated by the Ape Man! Sure, he only has a mask instead of a full costume, but it's very realistic. Hanna-Barbera seems to always design realistic costumes for disguise scenes in their shows, and this is no exception. In fact, I might try making a Scooby-Doo mask myself! (once I get the money) Sure, Scooby was also impersonated by J.C. Chasez in 2005 on "A Scooby-Doo Valentine," but this is way better.