Never Ape an Ape Man! is the seventh (7th) episode of Scooby Doo Where Are You series. Spoiler Alert - details of this Scooby Doo episode are below.
Scooby Doo and the gang have been hired to be extras in a movie called The Ape Man of Forbidden Mountain. The movie is being directed by John Maxwell, who is Daphne's uncle. The gang was hired the locals are afraid of a real ape man that supposedly lives in the caves around the film set.
Once they arrive on set, the gang discovers some strange happenings that are disrupting the filming. While watching the filming of a scene, an Ape Man appears and nearly knocks the lead actress (Candy) off of a rope bridge. The gang quickly realizes this is not an actor, but the dreaded Ape Man. Scooby, in a rare moment of bravery, rushes to the rescue and saves the actress.
Although the gang originally thinks the Ape Man is Carl the stunt man, the gang finds Carl locked up in a trunk in his dressing room. Carl claims that he was jumped by a big hairy beast and put in the trunk.
- The Monster: Ape Man of Forbidden Mountain
- The Villian: Carl (last name not given) the stunt man on the movie
- Why: Good old revenge. Carl did not get the lead role in the movie and he blamed that on Daphne's uncle. Carl then set about to ruin the movie.
Scooby Doo Trivia:
Never Ape and Ape Man is the first episode where a a family member of one the gang appears in the episode. Family appearances are a common throughout all of the Scooby Doo series, but this is the first.
Shaggy gets a point for unmasking. He technically unmasks the villain by taking a photograph that has the Carl's reflection in the mirror in the ape suit, but with no mask.
4 snax for being live bait.
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