|Appearances:||Spyro the Dragon|
- "This guy thinks he's so cool! You don't know what it's been like listening to him over and over! But I'll tell you one thing: he should watch his back."
Dr. Shemp (ドクター・クール, Dr. Cool in Japanese) is a large shaman who wears metal armor on his front. He thinks he is cool (as you may guess by the sun glasses he wears) and was hired by Gnasty Gnorc while he was looking for recruits to defeat Spyro after he trapped all of the other dragons in crystal. Dr. Shemp was full of himself, as Trondo explained, and would taunt and make fun of Spyro if he managed to wack him with his skull staff. Shemp only appeared in Spyro the Dragon.
Shemp is the boss of Peace Keepers and is found in the level Dr. Shemp. He is quite tall and he wears metal armor on his front and a pair of sunglasses. He uses a large staff with a skull on the top as his weapon. Shemp thinks he is cool and can be heard vocalizing (as if to emphasize this) throughout Spyro's fight with him. When Spyro releases a crystallized dragon near Shemp's platform, the dragon asserts that Shemp needs to "watch his back."
Spyro's battle with Shemp takes place on three platforms. Shemp attacks differently on each platform and, whenever he attacks, he (at some point) exposes his vulnerable back. Spyro must flame his back in order to damage him. Shemp will fan his smoking back after the first two flames. Each time, he will run away screaming, dropping gems as he leaps. After the first two hits, he will hop across the bridge to the next platform. He perishes upon being burned the third time.
- Dr. Shemp's spin attack, which he performs on the final platform, is identical to Papu Papu's, the first boss in Crash Bandicoot. Coincidently, his backside is his weakspot, just like Papu Papu.
- In Spyro: Year of the Dragon, there is a skateboard move called the "Shemp".
- It is possible the origin of Doctor Shemp's name comes from the term "Fake Shemp" (named from The three stooges actor Shemp Howard) used in filming; this is where an actor appears in a film under heavy make-up, filmed from the back, or perhaps only showing an arm or a foot. As only Doctor Shemp's back is exposed to attack, it can be assumed the name comes from this.
|Spyro the Dragon - Sparx the Dragonfly|
Fairies - Balloonists
Toasty - Doctor Shemp - Blowhard - Metalhead - Jacques - Egg Thieves
|Artisans - Peace Keepers - Magic Crafters - Beast Makers - Dream Weavers - Gnorc Gnexus|
|Stone Hill - Dark Hollow - Town Square - Dry Canyon - Cliff Town - Ice Cavern - Alpine Ridge - High Caves - Wizard Peak - Terrace Village - Misty Bog - Tree Tops - Dark Passage - Lofty Castle - Haunted Towers - Gnorc Cove - Twilight Harbor - Gnasty's Loot|
|Sunny Flight - Night Flight - Crystal Flight - Wild Flight - Icy Flight|
|Toasty - Doctor Shemp - Blowhard - Metalhead - Jacques - Gnasty Gnorc|
|Dragons - Treasure - Dragon Eggs|