Scooby-Doo, Where's the Crew? is the thirteenth episode of The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour, later repackaged as the thirteenth episode of the first season of The Scooby-Doo Show.


The gang go on a cruise, aboard the Sea Prowler, and come into contact with the Ghost of Captain Pescado, the Octopus Monster, and the Kelp Monster, after their professor disappears.


Professor Poisson, a world-renowned oceanographer, is on a quest assigned to him by the museum to go and retrieve artifacts from a sunken ship named the Diablo Doro. Along with him, is Mystery Inc.; Shaggy, Scooby, Daphne, Velma and Fred. They are boarded on a ship named the Sea Prowler. But the boat's operator, Mr. Carp, warns the professor and the gang that Diablo Doro is guarded by the ghost of Captain Pescado and his sea monster crew. The professor tells the kids these are just stories, and then informs the captain that they are over the Diablo Doro. They drop anchor and go to bed. That night, Scooby, Freddy and Shaggy see Captain Pescado's ghost, a kelp monster, and an octopus monster outside their window in the ocean. He informs the girls and they go on deck to check it out. There, they find wet footprints leading onto the boat. Suddenly, Captain Pescado appears as well as the Kelp Monster, appears and chases the gang. They run into Professor Poisson and warn him. Mr. Carp and the deck hands board a life boat and decide to row to port because of the ghosts.

The next morning, the gang finds the professor's cabin ransacked, and Professor Poisson vanished. On the floor, is a secret code with the letter "IMCMMSC", their first clue. They decide to look for Professor Poisson. Scooby and Shaggy go into the galley and get locked inside by the octopus. Daphne, Velma and Fred get locked inside a room but manage to escape through a ventilation funnel. They look for Shag and Scoob, but get separated and Velma gets locked in the engine room. She climbs out through the smokestack where she is able to see the life boat that the captain and the deck hands got in. The gang reunites and discovers the life boat is empty and battered, covered in kelp and wet footprints. They split up, Velma, Shag and Scoob go to the radio room to try and send a distress signal, and Fred and Daphne try to find the professor. Velma, Shaggy and Scooby send part of a distress message using Morse Code, but in doing do, they alert the kelp monster and the octopus. The two aquatic goons chase all three of them. Fred and Daphne witness Captain Pescado diving back down to the wreck and then meet up with Scooby, Shaggy and Velma.

Shaggy, Scooby, and Velma equip scuba suits and dive down to the Diablo Doro, and upon entrance, they discover air tanks, what does a ghost and sea monster need with scuba tanks? Scooby accidentally smashes through an old wall, and finds a treasure room-and the ghost and the sea monsters! Velma, Shaggy and Scooby are chased back up to the Sea Prowler. There they find the villains have gotten there first, and shoved Fred and Daphne into a closet. The ghosts then jump back into the water and they lift the submarine back into the hole, preventing the monsters from getting aboard. Velma explains that they must be taking the treasure from the wreck and hiding it on board. With the help of metal detectors, they find the treasure locked up in the brig, along with a bound Professor Poisson. They try to go radio for help, but Pescado, the Kelp Monster, and the octopus climb on board via ladder and chase Velma, Daphne and the professor and Fred, Shaggy and Scooby manage to trap Pescado and the sea goons in a net. The coast guard arrive in time to witness the outcome; the Ghost of Captain Pescado is unmasked as Mr. Carr, and the Kelp and the Octopus Monster are unmasked as the deck hands. The scribbled note "IMCMMSC" is wrong. The I is a 1, making it "1MCMMSC". "1MC" stands for First Mate Carp and "MM" means McFinn and McGil, the two deck hands. The "SC" meant Professor Poisson was trying to write scuba divers before he was attacked. Mr. Carp was trying to steal the treasure from the wreck and haul it back on board, the air tanks that Velma, Scooby and Shaggy saw prove that the alleged ghosts they had seen weren't ghosts at all.

Scooby gets a laugh from wearing the treasures from the Diablo Doro, after Shaggy calls hims the "six million dollar dog". To which Scooby responds by giggling.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:



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  • Gold treasure



Suspect Motive/reason
Mr. Carp Warned the gang that the Diablo Doro is guarded by the Ghost of Captain Pescado.


Culprit Motive/reason
Mr. Carp as the Ghost of Captain Pescado
Mr. McFinn as the Kelp Monster
Mr. McGil as the Octopus Monster
To steal treasure from the sunken ship.


Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Octopus Monster
Frank Welker Fred Jones
Mr. Carp
Kelp Monster
Heather North Daphne Blake
Pat Stevens Velma Dinkley
John Stephenson Professor Poisson
Mr. McGil
Ghost of Captain Pescado
Coast guard officer

Full credits

The following credits reflect closely as possible to how they are seen on-screen.


  • The Mystery Machine is not in this episode, as the gang are out at sea for the entire episode.
  • Many of the characters that are in this episode have names that are related to fish:
    • Carp is a type of fish.
    • Gil (although spelled "Gill") is what lets a fish breathe underwater.
    • Finn (although spelled "Fin") is what lets a fish move easier underwater.
    • Pescado is Spanish for fish.
    • Poisson is French for fish.
  • Velma learned morse code when she was a girl scout.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When Mr. Carp is unmasked his hair is black instead of brown.
  • Velma's nose disappears for a brief second when she is talking with the Coast guard officer.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • When Shaggy is fixing himself some pancakes the Octopus Monster uses its tentacles to steal the food. It is never explained how it was able to do this.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
German Scooby Doo, Wo ist die Crew? Scooby Doo, Where is the Crew?
Polish Scooby i Skarb Piratów Scooby and the Pirate Treasure
Italian L'Equipaggio Svanito The Crew Vanished
Greek Που είναι το πλήρωμα Where is the Crew?

Home media


Shaggy: Milk, syrup, butter... (notices all of the pancakes are gone) Did you eat all the pancakes, Scooby?!
Scooby: Uh-uh. Not me.
Octopus Monster (reappears from the porthole and takes the milk, syrup and butter)
Shaggy: Zoinks! I've been cooking breakfast for a hungry sea monster!

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