Catcher on the Sly is the first part of the second episode of the fourth season of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo. It aired alongside The Ghost of Mrs. Shusham and The Wrath of Waitro, making up the twenty-sixth overall.


It's Scooby's bath day, but is he doomed when the dog catcher, Buster McMuttMauler, is after him?


In Shaggy's backyard, Shaggy carries Scooby to a bathtub, but Scooby does the old switch-er-oo and drops Shaggy in. Admitting defeat, Shaggy decides to wait until tomorrow, leaving a laughing Scooby. Unknown to Scooby, an evil dogcatcher, Buster McMuttMauler, spies on him and intends to puppy-nap him for revenge. He uses an ejector seat in his truck to catch Scooby, but misses. Scooby recognizes him and runs away with Buster in hot pursuit. He tries to flatten Scooby into a puppy pancake with large objects from the roof, but Scooby avoids them all. Annoyed, Buster catches him off guard with his net, but a giant boulder crushes him, which allows Scooby to escape.

He later disguised himself as a mailman, but when he rings the doorbell, several dogs maul him, sending the letters flying, with Scooby taking one for him.

He lured Scooby with a large pizza to blast him with a Doomolition-Ray. But Scooby licked the plate which reflected the ray back to Buster disintegrating his truck and himself.

Unwilling to give up, his last attempt was to reel Scooby in with a fishing pole which landed on the lawn mower. Scooby, who was expecting Buster, turns it on, which drags Buster along until he was slingshoted away by the clothesline. Scooby jumps out of the way, but lands in the bathtub Shaggy brought out, who then begins to brush him. Buster lands on a satellite in space, vowing to get Scooby, even if it takes him forever.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:

  • None


Other characters:

  • None




  • Buster's dogcatcher truck


Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Kenneth Mars Buster McMuttMauler

Full credits

The following credits are how they are seen on-screen (or as close as possible).


  • This episode is based on the classic Tom and Jerry theatrical shorts; making it the shortest episode of the series.
  • It's also the shortest cast with only three characters; as well as being possibly the shortest cast in one episode of the entire franchise.
  • This is one of two episodes when there is no mystery, the second being The Wrath of Waitro.
  • This is also one of two episodes where Freddie is absent, the second being The Wrath of Waitro.
  • This is also the only episode where Daphne and Velma are absent.

Cultural references

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • This episode contradicts the current status of Buster McMuttMauler, where it was implied in Curse of the Collar that he died sometime before the start of the series (as they weren't concerned with questioning his fate upon seeing his "ghost" (actually an impostor). In this episode, he is shown to be very much alive.
  • Like previous shows, Scooby and Buster McMuttMauler can breath in outer space. Although this is probably due to it being styled after Tom and Jerry.

Home media


Shaggy: (carrying Scooby into the backyard to a wooden bath tub) Like, today's bath day, Scoob, so you might as well relax and enjoy it.
Scooby: (dips his toe a couple of times in the tub making him shiver) (Scooby gets into tussle with Shaggy and the latter is sent into the tub)
Shaggy: (pops his head out of the tub and coughs water) Like, you win, Scoob, your bath can wait until tomorrow.

Buster McMuttMauler: If it takes me forever, I'm gonna get that pup named...
Scooby: ...Scooby-Dooby-Doo!

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