Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated

Season 1 Episode 2

The Creeping Creatures

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Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Jul 19, 2010 on Cartoon Network
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The gang decides to launch an investigation into the existence of a mythical ghost town that is believed to have been populated by alligators.

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  • Very good episode

    9.5
    This was an awesome episode, even better than the first. Also very cool villains!
  • Creepier and more serious than before, this is a different Scooby-Doo show.

    7.5
    I liked this episode, what it does best is "mood" and the "mood" is creepy. I mean, this is a really different Scooby-Doo series. It's more similar in tone to that Zombie movie, though not quite as gruesome. It manages to find the right note between full on horror...for kids and comedy. There's more of the former than the latter, which may disappoint some fans, but I appreciate the darker turn. There are some really great, creepy scenes here, "The Dog Dies". Just the hotel is scary with red, stained walls. The "monsters" are appropriately freaky and actually rather grotesque, not goofy and I hope this is continued in the rest of the series. I recently learned that Derrick Wyatt worked on the character designs, I'm glad he's still getting work after "Tranformers Animated" ended, speaking of which, there's a character here that's clearly inspired by Henry Masterson from that show. Billy West, probably my favorite voice actor is in this episode, but unfortunately he barely has any lines.



    So what didn't I like? The gator people give away the identity of the culprits immediately, though they might as well. There are 3 gator people and 3 people in Gatorsburg, put two and two together and there's not much of a mystery, though what they plan is not explained until the end. I also am slightly bothered by how it wants to have it both ways, again, it wants to do the whole "man in a mask" thing, and at the same time have the creatures leap around and do all kinds of things, but okay, I know it's part of the series. The CG is distracting and not only vehicles are CG, but even doors are CG. It's not disastrously bad, just...as I said, distracting.



    "Detective Conan" and "Scooby-Doo" though definitely vastly different in content, both are mystery franchises that keep me coming back for more. I will definitely be following the Mystery Gang in this series.moreless
  • Scooby and the gang go to gatorberg, because the mysterious "Mr. E" sends that gang an invitation there to solve the mystery of the creeping creatures

    6.0
    30 minutes of my time i wish I had back. Scooby and the gang go to gatorberg for another mystery. They're van breaks down because the engine to it went unexplainably missing when their backs are turned. When I saw that I was like "WTF? How could they NOT hear someone dismantling their van and taking out the engine?!" The gang gives some more depth to each character too. Apparnetly, in this series, Fred is obsessed with making traps, Daphne is obessed with Fred, Velma is obsessed with Shaggy (um.... wtf?) Shaggy is still obsessed with eating, and scooby is still a scaredy cat.... yeah.



    The mystery in this episode was extremely dissapointing, there were only three other characters in this episode and three monsters. So you instantly knew who the culprates were before the unmasking. Plus when they explained why the colprates were doing this whole monster act, i was like "WTF?" because they gave no indication as to why they did this before (besides that whole fake aligator skin scene with Daphne). It almost seemed like they made this episode up as they went along. In fact, I have half a mind to call this episode a..... yes, I have to say it.... a filler episode.moreless
Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Scooby Doo, Fred Jones

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Daphne Blake

Mindy Cohn

Mindy Cohn

Velma Dinkley

Matthew Lillard

Matthew Lillard

Norville "Shaggy" Rogers

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Tween Girl / Greta Gator

Guest Star

Patrick Warburton

Patrick Warburton

Sheriff Stone

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Gary Cole

Gary Cole

Fred Jones, Sr. / Miner

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • According to Grady Gator, Gatorsburg is located only 3 miles away from Crystal Cove.

    • When going through a trap book, Fred mentions the traps used to capture:

      The Phantom of Vázquez Castle ("Hassle in the Castle")
      Gypsy Carlotta ("A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts")

    • The series theme song, which premieres in this episode, is written and performed by Matthew Sweet. Matthew previously did a cover of the "Scooby Doo, Where Are You!" (1969) theme song for the album (and accompanying video release) "Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits", released by MCA Records in 1995.

    • The mom and dad in the station wagon in the teaser opening look exactly like Ellen and Clark Griswold, who drove that exact same car in National Lampoon's Vacation (1983). The mom is voiced by Beverly D'Angelo (who played Ellen in all of the Vacation movies), while the dad voiced by a Chevy Chase soundalike (Chevy played Clark in all of the Vacation movies).

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Greta: I got a few hotel rules. Rule #1: boys and girls in separate rooms. No exceptions!
      Velma: Then I guess I'm with you, Daphne.
      Greta: I said, no exceptions!
      Velma: But I'm a girl.
      Greta: Oh... right.

    • Grady: Care to tell me what you're doing in Gatorsburg?
      Daphne: Our van broke down.
      Fred: Maybe you could take a look at it. You look like you've got the hands for the job. Hey, what size is your ring finger?
      Grady: Why the heck should I help you?
      Velma: Because you're... a mechanic?
      Grady: Touché.

    • Shaggy: Velma, wait up! Like, Velm, what did I do?
      Velma: Nothing. You didn't do anything.
      Shaggy: So, me not doing anything is the thing that you're mad about? Like, why do girls have to be so confusing?

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