Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tooniversary: Scooby-Doo meets Don Adams (1973)

We present this 2nd season offering from The New Scooby-Doo Movies with special guest star Don Adams (ex-Get Smart) as "The Exterminator".

Adams, of course, was no stranger to toons. A decade earlier, he was the voice of Tennessee Tuxedo, whose series was also on CBS, which is where Smart ended its run in 1971. Ten years after this show, Don would return to cartoon work with Inspector Gadget.

The plot: A fading movie actor (John Stephenson) uses all sorts of tricks to try to keep people away from his mansion while he's attempting a comeback.

Ever get the feeling Don might've been doing some moonlighting as an amateur detective himself for this story?

Rating: C.


magicdog said...

There are times when I see hints of "Sunset Boulevard" in this episode; primarily in the former silent star trying for a comeback with an enabling butler angle.

hobbyfan said...

I don't know who wrote the episode, but that might've been the inspiration.