Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated

Season 1 Episode 21

Menace of the Manticore

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Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Jun 21, 2011 on Cartoon Network
9.1
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When Mayor Jones buys online an ancient Persian temple, in order to boost business in Crystal Cove's amusement Park, "Creepy Spooky Terror Land", he never thought that that temple would come with a Manticore, a vicious mythological animal, who is been eating the park's visitors. Having no other option, he asks Fred and the gang to help him capture the beast, and while they do it, he does some snooping around, regarding the mysterious puzzle piece that the gang found in Darrow Mansion.moreless

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  • Give me an M, and give me an Anticore... what does that spell? Manticore!

    9.5
    A very nice episode, which reminded us that this series is way creepier than any of the previous ones, and all because of the monster that appeares in this episode. I really loved the fact that Linda Cardellini had the chance to do Hot Dog Water again, because she's like an evil version of Velma, who uses her intelligence for evil ways... (isn't it a little creepy, considering the fact that Linda portrayed Velma on the live-action films?).



    And finally, we get to see a little more about Angel, and especially, abour Mr.E... yes, we finally find out who he is, and how he looks like, and man is he creepy! I can't wait to watch the next one.moreless
Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Fred Jones / Scooby-Doo

Matthew Lillard

Matthew Lillard

Norville "Shaggy" Rogers

Mindy Cohn

Mindy Cohn

Velma Dinkley

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Daphne Blake

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Manticore

Guest Star

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Hot Dog Water

Guest Star

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen

Fleach / Radio Newsman

Guest Star

Vivica A. Fox

Vivica A. Fox

Angel Dynamite

Recurring Role

Gary Cole

Gary Cole

Fred Jones, Sr.

Recurring Role

Lewis Black

Lewis Black

Mr. E

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The dummy in the fortune-telling machine in the amusement park is actually an exact duplicate of Carlotta the Gypsy, one of the monsters that the gang faced in the original series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!.

    • Angel's black catsuit is very similar in design to the spy catsuits that Sam, Alex and Clover from the series Totally Spies wear when on missions.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Angel: What about the other two members of our club?
      Mr. E: Oh, don't worry about them, they won't move a muscle as long as Fred Jones is alive.

    • Mr. E: Fred told Velma, and us, enough. You see, Scooby is a much more trusting companion than Pericles was to me.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Linda Cardellini who voiced Hot Dog Water in this episode actually played Velma in the live-action theatrical Scooby-Doo movies.

    • The fortune ticket that Hot Dog Water gets from the fortune-telling machine that whose dummy is shaped like Carlotta the Gypsy, "Your plan will be foiled by meddling kids" is a nod to the fact that it was Carlotta, the first villain in the franchise to ever say the famous villain catchphrase: "I would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for you meddling kids!".

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Dr. Claw


      When Angel first goes to talk with Mr. E, he is seated in a chair, watching what goes on several monitors, making it impossible for the audience, or even Angel to see who he really is. This is an obvious parody to Dr. Claw, Inspector Gadget's archenemy, who was always seen by the audience in a very similar way, and whom's face was never shown. Additionally, Frank Welker, the voice of Scooby-Doo and Fred, voiced Dr. Claw in the original Inspector Gadget series (along with Gadget's dog Brain.)

    • Despicable Me

      Mr. E's lair beneath Destroido HQ is very similar in design and appearence to Vector's house in the movie Despicable Me, staring Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Julie Andrews, Russel Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Kristen Wiig and Will Arnett.

    • The Antiverse

      If you pay attention to Hot Dog Water, in the way she acts, dresses (color pattern of her clothes) and even talks, you will notice that she remarkably looks like an evil version of Velma. This is probably an allusion to the Antiverse, a fictional paralell universe that is used in most media, especially on comic books.

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