The New Scooby-Doo Movies

Season 1 Episode 8

The Secret of Shark Island

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Oct 28, 1972 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • As they approach the Hideaway Hotel, it's still pouring rain, but a moment later, the sky is clear and there's not a drop of rain in sight. However, it continues to thunder throughout most of the episode.

    • After Sonny and Cher get in Mystery Machine, there's several close-up on them which appear to be shot from inside the van -- but the rain is still pouring down in front of them as if it's raining inside The Mystery Machine.

    • When Mr. Meekley is behind the counter, there's a bare wall behind everyone. When he comes out from behind the counter, they're all standing in front of a fireplace which is located on that wall. Later there's a closeup on Cher and you can see the main desk behind her. When it pulls back in the next shot, the fireplace is behind her.

    • The shark fins appear to be circling around Fred, Daphne, and Velma. A moment later they are going in a bigger circle into a cave. When they get a closeup on the threesome, the fins are nowhere in sight.

    • There's a dragon on the back of Sonny's pajamas. When he turns to the side and walks to the phone, the dragon isn't visible.

    • When the hotel comes crashing down, the porch appears to collapse on top of everyone.

  • Quotes

    • (Upon finding a switch to the desk)
      Sonny: Look! The desk is swinging open to reveal a hidden passage.
      Cher: It's the only thing swinging around here!

  • Notes

    • The alternate title to this episode is Scooby-Doo Meets Sonny and Cher.

    • This sought-after episode was released on video in 1988, packaged with other "Hanna-Barbara Personal Favorites" from the original series and Scooby Doo and Scrappy. Released only a year before stores were flooded with videos of a Batman and Robin episode (which was released to cash in on the 1989 Tim Burton film), this tape is considerably harder to come by and comes in a plastic clamshell case. Just to add to the confusion surrounding the official title of the episode, nowhere on the box or in the credits does it say anything about Shark Island (despite the fact that the titles of the other 3 episodes are listed on the box). The back of the box simply states: "and one episode featuring none other than Sonny and Cher!" Because of the constant changes in video technology, the prints that are currently running on Cartoon Network have a cleaner picture and more clear sound than the print that was released on video -- just something to keep in mind before you shell out your hard-earned dollars for an old used tape.

    • Cher is credited as Cher Bono.

    • This episode is also known as "Scooby Doo Meets Sonny and Cher."

  • Allusions

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