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Me, Myself, and A.I. is the eleventh episode of season 1 of Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!

Premise

Mannputer Tech is light years ahead of its competitors, but a new robot takes over the building and turns it against everybody, making the gang have to rely less on technology and more on themselves.

Synopsis

At a futuristic company called Mannputer Tech, a man named Elton Ploy presents the company's newest creation, a robot known as the Butler 3000. The robot is capable of doing all the small tasks that people do and can control all the other tech in people's homes. The boss of Mannputer Tech, Dave Mann, is pleased because now he doesn't have to do all the meaningless tasks he never does anyway. Suddenly the Butler 3000 turns red and starts destroying things. The robot picks up Ploy and says "Your time is at an end" and then attacks Mr. Mann and the others.

The gang soon arrives at Manputer Tech and are all amazed by the futuristic technology. Daphne, however, claims they are too dependent on technology and are losing their humanity as a result, but Velma assures Daphne that technology is a gift. They meet Techy, the company mascot and tour guide. He allows the gang to enjoy some of the tech chairs in the interactive lobby. Daphne tries to fight back against the tech to prove she is not dependent on it.

The fun is then cut short when Mr. Mann's executive assistant Mallory O'Neill shows up and turns off the chairs. She introduces herself to the gang then gets romantically stalked by Techy. After she swooshes him away she informs that gang that tours are canceled since the recent robot attack. Fred offers her their help, but assures them the company doesn't need help. Mr. Mann then appears on a big screen and orders Mallory to send the gang up to his office. Shaggy suggests that Fred, Velma, and Daphne go see Mr. Mann while he and Scooby look for clues. Techy then appears and asks them if Mallory said anything about him.

In Mr. Mann's office, Fred asks him if there are any theories why the Butler 3000 went crazy. Mr. Mann tells them their head of technology, Elton Ploy, ran a full diagnostic, but found nothing wrong. Mallory informs them that it doesn't mean the robot is dangerous, and Mr. Mann isn't worried because he has a button that shuts down all the tech in the building. Fred then asks if they could look at the robot. Mr. Mann agrees then gives him something that could help, the super left arm 3000. Daphne tries to convince Fred not to take it, but he does anyway. He tries to use the magnifying glass, but the arm uses the grappling hook instead.

Meanwhile, Shaggy and Scooby are still looking for food when they wander into a strange room. Techy appears and says it's Mannputer Tech's virtual explorer, a virtual reality system that lets travel anywhere in Manputer headquarters, the world, and other worlds. Shaggy suggests going to a food truck, much to Techy's confusion, because they can't eat the virtual food. Reluctantly Techy takes them to one, much to their excitement and Techy's annoyance.

At Ploy's lab, Ploy informs Fred, Velma, and Daphne that nothing is wrong with the Butler 3000 and suggests its' his fault because technology hates him. Velma tells Ploy to not be silly and that technology is a friend. Daphne then notices something on Ploy's laptop, which Ploy informs her is a remote transmitter. Shaggy and Scooby then enter the scene to talk about the virtual reality simulation, but they get spooked at the sight of the Butler 3000. Ploy informs them that it is powered down but it somehow turns back on and throws Ploy across the lab.

The Butler 3000 takes over all of the technology in the lab which chases the other scientist away. When it tries to attack the gang Velma asks why is it doing this to them. The Butler 3000 says that humanity is flawed and that is must destroy all life forms at Mannputer Tech starting with them. Fred tries to use the super punch of the super left arm 3000 but gets punched in the face himself and knocked out. As the gang tries to escape Daphne blocks the door with a table cart so they can escape.

The gang then goes to Mr. Mann's office to activate the kill switch. Velma however, can't find the switch in the dark so Fred tries to use the flashlight from the super left arm 3000 only for it to shoot a laser instead. Daphne then turns on the lights claiming it is more dependable. Velma accesses Mr. Mann's computer and finds emails and personal messages from Mallory to Mr. Mann, inclusing messages warning him about the dangers of the Butler 3000 program. Just then an arm grabs Shaggy by the leg which turns out to be Mr. Mann himself. Fred suggests using the kill switch to stop the Butler 3000 and Mr. Mann agrees and activates it, shutting down all the technology in Mannputer headquarters. However, the back up generators have been enabled and the Butler 3000 has taken control of all the technology in the building. Velma suggests that the signal the Butler 3000 is using to control the tech is coming from a powerful central transmitter, and if they find it they could disrupt the signal. They ask Mr. Mann to help find it but he's too scared, so the gang is on their own. Shaggy and Scooby then decide to use the virtual reality simulator to find the transmitter without being detected by the Butler 3000.

They meet up with Techy again, who is quite annoyed about seeing them. Velma asks Techy to show them the building's main wireless signal transmitter which he does. They find the signal and try to leave the room only to be confronted by the Butler 3000 itself. They then start a chase throughout the virtual reality simulator with the help of Techy and manage to escape.

In the office, Velma is depressed that technology has let her down, only to be called a "dope" by Daphne. She reminds Velma that their love and friendship helps solve their problems, not technology. After hugging it out Daphne asks how to fight technology with humanity, which gives Velma an idea. The gang is then confronted by robot drones who are trying to get into the office. Fred then figures out how to use the super left arm 3000 and blasts a way out through the wall. Fred fights off the drones to protect Daphne while Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby head for the only computer without a wireless connection so the Butler 3000 can't control it. Velma tries to upload a flash drive into the computer, but the Butler 3000 goes after them.

Meanwhile, Fred jumps out of the office with Daphne and uses the arm's grappling hook to climb to safety. Back on the ground Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby are about to get attacked by the Butler 3000, but Velma waits for the flash drive to be uploaded. When the upload finishes Velma gives the drive with the code to Shaggy and Scooby who run back up to the office. Back on the roof Fred and Daphne fend off the drones and prepare to install the code. Shaggy uses Scooby's tail as a slingshot to fling the code to Daphne who installs it in the building's systems shutting down all the drones and the Butler 3000 as well. But the robot reactivates and is about to attack Shaggy and Scooby, but Daphne uses the laser on the Super Left Arm 3000 to blast the company logo. It falls down on top of the Butler 3000 and into the fountain, Daphne then uses the grappling hook to save herself and Fred.

Back on the ground, Mr. Mann thanks the gang for stopping the robot, but still doesn't understand what went wrong. Velma corrects him by saying not what went wrong, but who went wrong. On the big screen, the Butler 3000's face changes to Mallory O'Neill's. It was Mallory who was controlling the robot in a closet the whole time. As Mann's assistant, Mallory had access to all of the company's products, including their technical manuals. This allowed her to use the wireless access codes for everything at Mannputer Tech. She used a remote transmitter-receiver to upload a virus into the Butler 3000 through Ploy's laptop, which made it seem as if an artificial intelligence had taken control when really it was Mallory all along. The reason Mallory did it was because the Butler 3000 could take care of the small everyday tasks, so there would be no need for personal assistants, and Mallory would be out of a job. That's why she sent all those emails warning Mr. Mann about the potential dangers about the Butler 3000 program. But when he wouldn't listen, Mallory had no choice but to show him the danger was real.

Mallory is then taken away by the police much to Techy's dismay. But, soon Techy transfers his attention to Velma, only to get rebuffed by her as well. Daphne thinks everyone has learned a lesson about over-dependence on technology, but they inform her that technology is still good. This causes Daphne to give up and go text her mom on her phone. Scooby then chuckles at the fact that Daphne was wrong.

Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

Other characters:

  • Scientists (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Ghost of Elias Kingston (no lines)(cameo)(VR simulation)
  • Police officers (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Mrs. Blake (mentioned)

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

  • Food truck (VR simulation)
  • Carriage (VR simulation)

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Techy He has a stalker-level crush on Mallory O'Neill.
Mallory O'Neill She sent emails to Mr. Mann, warning him about approving the Butler 3000.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Mallory O'Neill controlling the Butler 3000 Butler 3000 was going to take her job as Mr. Mann's assistant, and if more were made she'd be out of a job for good.

Cast

Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Butler 3000
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Grey Griffin Daphne Blake
Kate Micucci Velma Dinkley
Ben Diskin Elton Ploy
Rob Paulsen Dave Mann
Jon Colton Barry Techy
Kimberly Brooks Mallory O'Neill

Songs

Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"Bad, Bad Dream" Written by Jake Monaco Jake Monaco N/A

Continuity

Notes/trivia

Miscellaneous

  • Daphne Du Jour: She thinks people are losing their humanity by being too dependent on technology.

Cultural references

  • The episode title is a play on the term "Me, myself and I", which is a, usually literary, way to signify that a person is alone.
  • The scientist mentions the Indominus Rex, the main antagonist of the film Jurassic World, during Butler 3000's first rampage.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Korean 로봇의 반란 The rebellion by Robot
Greek Εγώ, ο Εαυτός Μου και η Τεχνητή Νοημοσύνη Me, Myself and Articial Intelligence
Turkish Ben,Kendim ve Yapay Zeka Me, Myself, and Artificial Intelligence

Home media

Quotes

Daphne: (to Fred) Never do that again! Actually, that was kinda fun. Never again!


Mallory O'Neill: And I would have gotten away with it, too, if not for you meddling human meat sacks! Wow, hehe, sorry. It's hard to get out of character.


Scooby-Doo: Hashtag Scooby-Dooby-Doo!

References

External links

  • TBA


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