Scooby Doo: Never Ape an Ape Man

Scooby Doo, Where are You! episode “Never Ape an Ape Man”,
visits Daphne’s Uncle John Maxell when directing his film, The Ape Man of Forbidden Mountain.   No sooner than they arrive, they witness the legendary Ape Man sabotage the film set and another mystery begins!

The villain, the mystery, and the technology


The Ape Man burns mansions and dislikes people but enjoys an occasional burger.


The Ape Man not too subtle plot to sabotage film production.


A mansion of modern marvels at your fingertips. A little hint Fred, it works better when you actually touch the button.


Carl revealed. An ape man playing an Ape Man.

Unanswered questions of curiosity


In mid-production a switch in film companies.


Magical billiard balls.


A duplicate Scooby Mask, complete with personalized dog tag.  Where?  How?


Candy Mint, the role Carl was jealous not having.

Final words and observations

“Ape” is very unique, as it doesn’t follow the formula of most every other episode.  With a motive of nothing more than spite it is nearly a parody of poorly made B-movies.   There is no conspiracy, no secrets to hide.  Carl is a unique villain as he does not have an alter-ego.  His release from his own trunk is a subliminal message you could write a psychology thesis about.   Read the Scooby list of 5 things you may have missed watching “Never Ape an Ape Man”.

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1 comment

  1. Dan Wolfie April 26, 2018 8:35 pm  Reply

    Regarding the Scooby-Doo mask with dog collar and tag, the Rubies Costume Company now makes one like that! I have one. Doesn’t explain how the Ape Man got one back in ’69 though (he probably had a make-up artist on the movie set create it using a newspaper photo as a reference.)

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