Scooby Doo, Where are You! episode “Decoy for a Dognapper”,
begins with Scooby Doo witnessing a violent crime as a woman is wrestled out of her prize poodle. A busted plot to catch the dognappers lead Fred and the gang on a high tech search for Scooby Doo in the desert where they trespass into ancient Pueblo ruins.
The villain, the mystery, and the technology
Unanswered questions of curiosity
Final words and observations
A weak episode with an unimpressive plot and villain. A contrived premise leads the gang into the scariness of Native American ruins to confront a dognapper in a mask armed with arrows purchased from Big 5 Sporting Goods.
What is interesting is a rare look inside the Mystery Machine and the high tech equipment used. It’s also the first episode to feature ghostly projections pushing the boundaries of optics and physics, in general.