Scooby Doo: The Exterminator

Scooby Doo meets Don Adams,
while taking a trip through Hollywood.  The “famous Don Adams” is running a one-man exterminator business specializing in debugging Hollywood homes.  He and Mystery Inc. visit the home of Lon Chaney Lorne Chumley and discover the horrors of the silent era come alive!  From The New Scooby Doo Movies, “The Exterminator”.

The guest star


Don Adams, while not reading scripts of his next Hollywood blockbuster, runs an exterminator business that’s more in demand than his acting.



Lorne Chumley’s home on Horror Hill.

The villain, the mystery, and the technology


The many personalities of Lorne Chumley. Their spirits come alive without their host.


The master plan? To finish Lorne Chumley’s final film before they lose the house.


Creepy, 3-D portraits.


Lorne Chumley, unmasked.


Unanswered questions of curiosity


Isn’t that a portrait of Swampy Pete from The Ghostly Creep from the Deep?


Don Adams takes a count how many gave up on the episode.


Shadow puppets and killer popcorn machines is when I look for the exits.

Final thoughts

“The Extermintor” gets high marks for set design and costume but failing grades for story and suspense.  What could have been a story about Hollywood characters and costumes come alive, we get one about sentient insects choked under poisonous clouds.  With no advanced technology or a single arrest, the episode finishes humorously yet dour.  We’ll never know if Lorne Chumley’s final film will see release but he will lose his home.

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