Speed Buggy

Season 1 Episode 16

Captain Scheemo and the Underwater City

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Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Dec 22, 1973 on CBS
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Captain Scheemo and the Underwater City
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With a break in their racing schedule, Speedy and the gang take an island vacation and go fishing out to sea. When a marlin pulls them further out, they make it to a remote island that turns out to be artificial as it brings them down to an underwater city that's run by Captain Scheemo who has a fleet of special submarines at his bidding in hope of becoming master of the oceans and ruling the world. Can the gang stop the pirate's plans?moreless

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Goof: When Speed Buggy is tipped over on the crane and is rolling toward Captain Scheemo and Cormack, Mark was seated in the front and Debbie in the rear. But when Speedy sneezes and blasts himself into the air, Mark and Debbie have switched seat positions.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • (After swimming underwater in an effort to escape Scheemo's brig)
        Debbie: I think we made it!
        Mark: The great escape artists did it again!
        Tinker: Old Scheemo's not so smart.
        Speedy: (sputters and gulps when he notices something above them) Uh-oh!
        (The gang is caught in a net hoisted by a crane)
        Mark: Say hello to some dumb fish!

      • (After Speed Buggy runs out of gas in the middle of the ocean)
        Scheemo: Well, well, well!
        Cormack: Heh, heh, heh! Need a lift?
        Debbie: No, thanks. We don't accept rides from strangers.
        Mark: And you're about as strange as they come!

    • NOTES (2)

      • Strangely, this last episode of the series bears similarities to Josie and the Pussycats first episode "The Nemo's a No No Affair". Both feature a villain looking to conquer the seas with specialized submarines.

      • This is the final episode of the series.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
        This episode borrows elements from the above-titled sci-fi novel from French author Jules Verne which was first published in 1870. Its villain, Captain Nemo, sought to conquer the world with his sophisticated submarine, the Nautilus.

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