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Hey everyone. This is SofiaBlythe2014. This article will cover episodes 5-9 of Scooby Doo And Guess Who. Let's begin.

1. Ollie Ollie In-Come Free

Writer: Michael Ryan

Director: Mike Milo

Date : July 25, 2019

Synopsis: "A mummy cat terrorizes Ricky Gervais' apartment."

Here's an episode that's best described as strange. Let's talk about it. This episode involves a cat mummy attacking Ricky Gervais' apartment, and stealing this cat statue that he got from an antique store. They have to investigate what's going on, but it gets problematic. This episode goes for a simple moral on communicating with each other, and does so well, albeit strangely. Ricky is a bit of a nut here. Scratch that. He's a big nut. Our introduction to him is telling the gang of his problem through a puppet show, and they don't get the hint right away. For the rest of the episode, he keeps going off on these strange tangents and keeps criticizing the gang for not being very open with their revelations. It works here. I think what helps us that the narrative establishes that it's just his method of dealing with things where he's blunt, but not mean. He doesn't take pride in criticizing them. As for the gang, I like how the episode plays up their naivety, yet doesn't downplay their competence. They're still top notch mystery solvers. What helps sell the message is the ending . Ricky actually manages to get most of the gang to listen to him by being more upfront yet still eccentric with his plan involving the cat statue as bait, and the cat mummy is caught. It's really fun.

2. The Scooby Of A Thousand Faces

Writer: Caroline Farah

Director: Gavin Dell

Date: August 1, 2019

Synopsis: "The Scooby gang teams up with Wonder Woman to take down a minotaur."

Idolism is a strong theme for the episode, as I'll explain. This episode involves a minotaur attacking a museum in Greece. The gang then teams up with Wonder Woman to stop the minotaur from stealing a priceless artifact. This doesn't prove easy. The main message of the episode is about not being too influenced by your idols, and you both have something to learn from each other. At the start of the episode, the gang praises Wonder Woman for being able to hold her own against the minotaur. Though they respect her, it does lessen a bit when she trains only Daphne and Velma on Themiscyira due to the world's law, making Shaggy and Fred feel left out. She's also very insistent on the minotaur being real and wanting to take him out as opposed to merely trap him. However, she's still a heroine in the end, with Scooby as her literal morality pet. When she goes off on her own, Scooby convinces her to keep working with them. It helps that they bonded when flying in the invisible jet. They then work together to trap the monster, with Wonder Woman pulling a bait and switch by seemingly trying to kill him only to instead trap him. They then arrest the suspect, and she thanks the gang for their help. That's nice.

3. The Cursed Cabinet of Professor Madds Markson

Writer: Michael Ryan

Director : Frank Paur

Date: August 8, 2019

Synopsis: "The gang teams up with Penn and Teller."

Here's an episode where I have to spoil what happens in order to show why it's good. The episode involves the gang spending the night at a Las Vegas hotel set to be demolished the next day. They'll get 1 million dollars from Mr. Houser if they stay the whole night. However, said hotel is haunted by the ghost of Madds Markson, a mad scientist magician from 60 years ago, as well as a monster rabbit. They then team up with Penn and Teller to find out who's responsible. I guess I should spoil the twist of the episode. It turns out that Teller was the one who orchestrated the whole scheme. Penn wanted some excitement due to either not seeing any real spooks or not seeing any allure to the fake monsters. The episode does seem to go for some sort of message on going for these extreme measures, but I think it works since he never set out to hurt anyone. At the very least, there isn't any severe inconvenience. Our little magical duo makes a great foil to the gang, who always have the excitement to face any danger even if they know the results, as well as one shot character Tess Flemmings, who put herself in danger to see more of the hotel before it was demolished because of the allure. This episode is... magical. I'll see myself out now.

4. When Urkel Bots Go Bad

Writer: Thomas Krajewski

Director: Mike Milo

Date: August 15, 2019

Synopsis: "The gang helps Steve Urkel round stop his robot."

Things are definitely getting haywire here. This episode involves an out of control robot from Steve Urkel. When trying to round up the robot, it turns out there's a technology monster called the Technomancer that's controlling all the robots at the local Chicago museum. Now the gang must work with him to find out what's happening. This episode goes for an interesting idea involving being able to trust those you work with, even if they screw up . Urkel is a screw up.... A really big screw up. He inadvertently causes damage to a lot of things in his path , has made plenty of enemies, and is on the verge of being banned from the museum. Yet I still like him. The fact he's still willing to do what he can to help others even with how much he screws up is actually kind of admirable. It also helps that he actually does have some decent inventions, such as modifying Velma's glasses so they come back to her. Plus, while the gang is annoyed by him, they don't really get distancing themselves. The ending best shows this where he gets Urkel Bot back to normal and he, Shaggy, and Scooby ride on him while the others serve as a distraction for the monster. They also find gold, which the ghost was after, to save the museum. It's another win.

5. The Fastest Fast Food Fiend

Writer: Caroline Farah

Director: Frank Paur

Date: August 22, 2019

Synopsis: "The gang teams up with Jim Gaffigan at a fast food restaurant."

Talk about a tongue twister of a title. Anyway, let's munch on this bad boy. This episode an eating contest/race at a fast food restaurant chain called Doc Tally to commemorate the 70th anniversary. The winner gets to eat a burger from grand opening day . Shaggy and Scooby enter with the gang, but they also have to deal with Jim Gaffigan, who's also known for being a notoriously heavy eater. Things go from bad to worse when a monster called The Spectral Speedster terrorizes the place. Now they have to figure out what's going on. This episode goes for a very interesting message on looking out for each other and not let egos clash. Shaggy and Scooby really play well off of Jim Gaffigan. They're both heavy eaters who take their craft very seriously. They do differ in that Shaggy and Scooby want to show true appreciation for eating , while Jim is more sneaky. While not reliant on sabotage, he is very sneaky, what with using his food to trick to get Shaggy and Scooby to quit by making fun of them. What keeps him, as well as Shaggy and Scooby, likable , is that there's still a sense of respect . During one of the eating binges, the monster makes the ice cream machine explode, and they immediately try to save him. He's then willing to finish the competition with them rather than ahead of them. Its then a three way tie. That's nice. Also, that Spectral Speedster is crazy yet awesome.

Here is the cast for the episodes.

Frank Welker as Scooby Doo, Fred Jones , Cat Mummy, Ollie The Cat , Minotaur , Demolition Worker, Monster Rabbit , Bill Rowdy

Grey DeLisle Griffin as Daphne Blake , Old Cat Lady , Tess Flemmings , Janitor, Lunch Lady , Old Lady, Officer

Matthew Lillard as Shaggy Rogers

Kate Micucci as Velma Dinkley

Ricky Gervais as Himself

JB Blanc as Antique Dealer

Rachel Kimsey as Wonder Woman

Phil LaMarr as Curator , Janitor , Madds Markson, Mr. Houser, Demo Boss

Penn Jillette as Himself

Teller as Himself

Jaleel White as Steve Urkel, Urkel Bot

Keith Ferguson as Museum Director, Technomancer , Security Guard

Jim Gaffigan as Himself

Fred Tatasciore as Spectral Speedster, Rick Rowdy, Actor
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