The Rare Scare is a Riches segment from the second episode of the first season of the Richie Rich cartoon series, as part of The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show. The episode originally aired 15 November 1980 on ABC.
Richie shows Gloria some rare stamps, and the rarest stamp ends up missing. Mr. Rich discovers the rare stamp, assuming it is just a normal stamp, and sticks it on an envelope to send for business purposes. Richie and Gloria learn the bad news, and now have to hunt down the envelope before it ends up on the airplane. Bascomb helps out by driving to the airport at top speed to the post office, but learn it has gone through a sorting machine, about to be put on an airplane with other mail. Then Richie and Gloria end up going to the airport and the flight is about to depart soon, and Richie sent a summons to Irona, but it was too late, as the envelope was headed for its destination. At that point, Richie was doomed. But then, the doorbell rang and a postal carrier mentioned to Richie that the stamp on the envelope was not valid, and Richie was therefore relieved that the extremely rare stamp was saved.
- First of three known segments in the series with Bascomb having a speaking role. His voice actor is unknown.