The Caped Crusader Caper is the fifteenth episode of the first season of The New Scooby-Doo Movies.

Premise

The gang meet up with Batman and Robin for a second time, while out camping. They join forces to try and foil the Joker and the Penguin's attempts to steal Professor Flakey's flying suit.

Synopsis

One night in a forest, the Mystery, Inc. gang are camping. Daphne asks a hungry Shaggy and Scooby to get more firewood, with the latter ending up pulling the antlers of a moose. Apparently, they had never seen a moose before. Just then, the duo hear strange laughing and spot the Joker and Penguin taking Professor Flakey into the forest. Fearing they may be spotted, Shaggy and Scooby start to back away, only for the former to accidently sit on a porcupine, prompting him to yell in pain. Even though Scooby manages to muffle Shaggy's scream, the Joker and Penguin hear it and see smoke from the campsite. While rushing back to the campsite to warn the others about the villains, Shaggy and Scooby end up getting caught by accident by Batman and Robin.

Batman and Robin explain what has happened and decide to let the Mystery, Inc. team help. Fred, Daphne, and Velma are confused at what has happened, and Shaggy remembers a cave he saw earlier. Unfortunately, there is a hollow log in the road, and a dryad, who is the Joker in disguise, is trying to scare them. When Shaggy and Scooby end up missing, Fred, Daphne, and Velma inform Batman about what has happened. While crossing a covered bridge, they encounter more trouble. Penguin is under the bridge disguised as a troll, and he turns a handle which turns the bridge sending the kids back to their campsite, prompting Batman and Robin to investigate. Meanwhile, Penguin in his troll disguise scares Shaggy and Scooby, while the Joker keeps turning the bridge until he sees the Bat-Copter. Scooby-Doo saves Fred, Daphne, and Velma just in time.

The team arrives at the cave. At first, it does not look like much, but when Shaggy ends up tripping on a rock and crashing through a revolving door, they see that it is being used. Fred, Daphne, Velma are spooked by robot bat only to be rescued by the Dynamic Duo. They try to stop Joker and Penguin from escaping but fail. They notice Shaggy and Scooby are missing having been scared into a boat earlier. When they return, Professor Flakey is with them.

Flakey tells them that he told the villains that his new invention, a flying suit, was at the Hillside Aircraft Company in Gotham City. He lied though. It is really at the Gotham Rubber Factory. When everyone gets out of the cave, they find out that the Bat-Copter has been stolen.The Mystery Inc. team heads to Gotham Rubber. The team is fascinated by the balloons for the Gotham City Thanksgiving Day Parade which is tomorrow. Professor Flakey shows the team his flying suit just as Joker and Penguin arrive.

A fight breaks out in the factory involving tires and beach balls. Scooby tries on the flying suit and ends up flying. Scooby learns to control the flying suit just in time for him and Shaggy to be rescued by the Dynamic Duo and Joker and Penguin to be caught by a balloon that resembles Batman. Joker and Penguin have a falling-out while Penguin accidentally activates the flying suit. Scooby shows off while saying "Scooby-Dooby-Doo".

Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

  • Dryad (single appearance)(Joker's disguise)
  • Troll (single appearance)(Penguin's disguise)
  • Joker (final appearance)
  • Penguin (final appearance)
  • Ghost

Other characters:

  • Moose (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Porcupine (single appearance)(no lines)

Locations

Objects

  • Utility belt
  • Yogi Bear balloon float
  • Fred Flintstone balloon float
  • Batman balloon float
  • Santa Claus balloon float
  • Balls
  • Tires

Vehicles

Suspects

  • None

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Joker as the Dryad
Penguin as the Troll
To scare the gang away and get the flying suit.

Cast

Don Messick Scooby-Doo
Professor Flakey
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Robin
Frank Welker Fred Jones
Heather North Daphne Blake
Nicole Jaffe Velma Dinkley
Olan Soulé Batman
Larry Storch Joker
Dryad
Ted Knight Penguin
Troll

Full credits

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


Notes/trivia

  • The is the last official animated appearances of Batman, Robin, Joker, and Penguin. They do, however, appear in a segment of the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!, as an homage to the team-ups that occurred, and a revival of sorts of The New Scooby-Doo Movies has happened in DC Comics' Scooby-Doo! Team-Up, which also expands the DC universe, beyond just what happens in Gotham City. All of this seems to have been disregarded, though, as the DTV Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold aligns with the continuity of Batman: The Brave and the Bold TV series.
  • Fred says "Jeepers" which is widely known as Daphne's catchphrase.
  • In reality, a Dryad is a female tree spirit from Greek mythology.
  • Throughout the episode, music from fellow Hanna-Barbera shows The Impossibles and Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines can be heard.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • Penguin said, "Probably those tiresome teenagers", but the words came from Joker's mouth.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Penguin throws his umbrella at Scooby to puncture the flying suit, it punctures the Batman balloon, which Shaggy is on sending him off into the air. Soon after, Joker and Penguin are shown again and Penguin is still holding his umbrella.
  • 8 Minutes and 55 seconds into the episode: Fred, Velma, and Daphne are turned around on the bridge while Shaggy and Scooby are supposed to be lost, Shaggy can be momentarily seen in the Machine Machine.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Η Χαρούμενη Παρέα των Ηρώων The Happy Team of Heroes
Hungarian Szárnyas szuperhősszalsza Winged superheroes' salsa

Home media

Quotes

Penguin: I will let them cross! They're about to learn that it's not a toll bridge, but a troll bridge!


Penguin: The flying suit! That's what we were going to steal!
Joker: Yes. (chuckles) Now our plans are up in the air!


Professor Flakey: Scooby, button the landing press! (Shakes head) No, land the pressing button! (Shakes head again and sighs) No, press the landing button!

External links

  • Buy from iTunes (US)


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