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Maltese Mackerel is the first part of the first episode of The Scooby & Scrappy Doo Puppy Hour, later repackaged as the first part of the first episode of the third season of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (second series).
The boys get an assignment to deliver the "Maltese Mackerel", a golden, jewel encrusted fish, to the boat docks, but someone else wants it too, and is trying to steal it from these bumbling detectives.
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- Secret agent (single appearance)
- Fearless Shagaford (first appearance)(photograph)(cameo)
- S.S. Bouyant captain (single appearance)(no lines)
- Police officers (single appearance)(no lines)
- United States
- Fearless Detective Agency
- Thugs' warehouse
- London (mentioned)
- Mackerel Museum (mentioned)
|Don Messick|| Scooby-Doo|
|Casey Kasem||Shaggy Rogers|
- After not being used since 1978, the original Ted Nichols score returns in this episode.
- Clips from this episode, as well as video of Kasem recording his lines, were used in a 1983 WJZ-TV profile of Casey Kasem.
- An extended preview of this episode (from where Scooby acts as a hot dog vendor to the guys looking for the misplaced Maltese Mackerel at the end) was shown on the 1983 Pac Preview Special.
- The S.S. Bouyant captain resembles Captain Clements from the The Scooby-Doo Show episode The Creepy Heap from the Deep.
- The title parodies the famous mystery novel and movie, The Maltese Falcon.
- The big thug and small thug are parodies of Kasper Gutman and Joel Cairo from the film.
Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches
- None known.
Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities
- None known.
- Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Field of Screams DVD set released by Warner Home Video on May 13, 2014.