Strange Encounters of a Scooby Kind

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Strange Encounters of a Scooby Kind
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Premiere date: October 6, 1979
Run time: 21:25
Directors: Ray Patterson
Carl Urbano
Oscar Dufau
George Gordon
Charles A. Nichols
Don Jurwich (voices)
Alex Lovy (voices)
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"Strange Encounters of a Scooby Kind" is the third episode of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo season one. It aired on October 6, 1979 on ABC. It was directed by Ray Patterson, Carl Urbano, Oscar Dufau, George Gordon, Charles A. Nichols, Don Jurwich, and Alex Lovy.

A remote motel in the woods is losing business due to alien activity nearby.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Shaggy: Hey! Hey, if you wanted bait, get a worm. Who volunteered us?
Scrappy: Well, you didn't want to miss all the action did you?
Scooby: Yes.


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Harris Don Messick
Alien Ginny Tyler
Harris's superior (voice only) Frank Welker
Scrappy-Doo Lennie Weinrib
Scooby-Doo Don Messick
Shaggy Rogers Casey Kasem
Daphne Blake Heather North
Velma Dinkley Pat Stevens
Fred Jones Frank Welker
Mr. Moss Stan Jones
Tessie Ginny Tyler
Mule Unavailable
Arresting cop Don Messick




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The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin, credited as musical director, with supervision from Paul DeKorte.


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: October 6, 1979 on ABC

Behind the scenes

  • The episode title alludes to the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
  • This is the first time Scrappy refers to himself as a Scooby Scout. BTW, there's no such thing.
  • Shaggy mentions Luke Skywalker, the protagonist of the first three Star Wars movies.
  • Velma says "Jinkies" twice.
  • Shaggy says "Zoinks" ten times.


Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Στενές Επαφές Τύπου Σκούμπι Close Contacts of the Scooby Kind

Home availability