Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated

Season 2 Episode 1

The Night the Clown Cried

3
Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Jul 30, 2012 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

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Following the disbandment of Mystery Incorporated, Crystal Cove comes under attack by a monster known as "Cry-Baby Clown", leading the new mayor of Crystal Cove to get the gang back together and solve the mystery.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Getting the team back...

    9.0
    First episode of season 2 and I have to say that things in Crystal Cove went to Hell, when Scooby and the gang were separated last season. Now, we have a villain named Crybaby Clown (voiced by Mark Hamill, aka. the Joker) on the loose, and the newly elected Mayor needs Scooby and the gang to capture him.



    I love the way they did this episode, because they made us realsie that without Daphne, the gang is not the same... she's like the glue that makes them stick together on tight situations (I mean, Velma also does that, but Daphne is a little bit different). And for the first time in the History of Mystery Inc., they weren't capable of catching the bad guy. A wonderful start, for what i hope is the beggining of season 2, and not the beggining of end of this incredible series.moreless
Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Fred Jones / Scooby-Doo

Mindy Cohn

Mindy Cohn

Velma Dinkley

Matthew Lillard

Matthew Lillard

Norville "Shaggy" Rogers

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Daphne Blake

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Barty Blake

Guest Star

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Paula Rogers

Guest Star

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill

Crybaby Clown / Drill Sergeant

Guest Star

Kate Higgins

Kate Higgins

Mayor Janet Nettles

Recurring Role

Patrick Warburton

Patrick Warburton

Sheriff Bronson Stone

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • This episode marks the first time in the Scooby-Doo franchise that Scooby and the gang let a monster escape, by not being able to trap him.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Crybaby Clown: You all know me. You all know how I make a living. I'm a bad clown! Stopping me won't be easy... there's no string in the net to capture me as Mano Tiki Tia or Redbeard's Ghost! This Crybaby Clown swallowed your whole town, hahahahaha! You want your tourism back, you're going to pay me 5 million dollars! For that, you'll get the pacifier, the rattle, the whole darn clown! So, what's it going to be? Me or Mystery Incorporated?!

    • Fred: Hey! I know this net!
      Velma: You should, you built it. Nice furbib...
      Fred: Wait! Rise sense of humor, tense of disdain and superiority... Velma?!
      Velma: Who were you expecting? Roscharch?

  • NOTES (1)

    • In order to voice Crybaby Clown, Mark Hamill uses a similar voice to the one he uses to voice The Joker, in Batman The Animated Series, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker and on the video gamesBatman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • Watchmen


      Velma's action and throw-away line towards Mayor Nettles at the beginning of this episode are similar to those of Rorschach of the 1986 Watchmen graphic novel, created by Alan Moore.

    • The Great Escape


      Scooby's introduction bouncing a ball off the wall where the farmer confined him is a homage to the "cooler king" scenes of The Great Escape (1963), in which American POW Steve McQueen so passes the time while in solitary confinement for repeated escape attempts from Nazi prison camps.

    • Crybaby Clown: You all know me. You all know how I make a living. I'm a bad clown! Stopping me won't be easy... there's no string in the net to capture me as Mano Tiki Tia or Redbeard's Ghost!


      Crybaby Clown refers to two villains of the original Scooby Doo, Where Are You? series, Hawaiian witch doctor Mano Tiki Tia from the second season episode "A Tiki Scare Is No Fair"and Redbeard the ghost pirate from the first season episode "Go Away Ghost Ship".

    • The Day the Clown Cried


      The title of the episode is a parody to the unfinished and unreleased Jerry Lewis 1972 movie The Day the Clown Cried, starring Harriet Andersson, Anton Diffring, Jerry Lewis and Ulf Palme.

    • Taylor Lautner


      The character of Baylor Hotner is a parody to the actor Taylor Lautner, as does his role as a were- turtle in the Dusk movies, which parallels Lautner's role as Jacob Black, a werewolf in the Twilight movies.

    • Dawn of the Dead


      The name of the fake bakery "Dawn of the Doughnuts," devised by Fred as part of the trap to capture Crybaby Clown is a parody to the 1978 horror film Dawn of the Dead, directed by George E. Romero, as well as its 2004 remake directed by Zack Snyder.

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