Daphne's uncle is directing a horror movie about an ape man; but a real ape man shows up and wreaks havoc on the set.


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Episode cast overview:
Don Messick ...
Scooby Doo (voice)
Shaggy (voice)
Fred (voice)
Stefanianna Christopherson ...
Daphne (voice)
Nicole Jaffe ...
Velma (voice)


Daphne's Uncle John, a movie director, offers to put the kids into his current production, "The Ape Man of Forbidden Mountain." Uncle John needs all the help he can get, because everyone is quitting his movie. It seems that a local legend about an ape man is coming true, and is terrifying all the actors on the set. When the movie shuts down because the lead actress quits, the kids begin searching for the ape man causing all the havoc on the set. Written by Spirit

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25 October 1969 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Never Ape an Ape Man
1 October 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Scooby Doo, Where Are You?

S1E7: Never Ape an Ape Man (1969)

The gang visits a movie set where Daphne's uncle is working as a director on a new horror movie. The villain, a man in an ape suit, turns out to be something more frightening when a real ape man shows up. This here is certainly another good episode in the series as we get plenty of nice laughs and of course a nice monster to go along with it. The episode contains a lot of nice jokes including some aimed at movie making. One of the highlights takes place inside a costume department where we see Shaggy and Scooby trying on some new masks. The monster here is also pretty good, although he is certainly more gorilla than actual ape man. The only weak thing is the actual mystery as it's pretty easy to figure out what's going on and who's doing it. The strange thing is that they never really try to play the mystery up any.

Episode: B+

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