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Mystery Inc. goes to Science Inc. to investigate their haunting by the Phantom Physicist. While there, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo try to get their fear responses treated with behavior modification techniques.
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- Dr. Von Brown (single appearance)
|Dr. Von Brown||Was determined to make Scooby-Doo and Shaggy fearless.|
|Receptionist||All of the clues Fred discovered seemed to all point to him.|
|Receptionist as the Phantom Physicist||He felt he was underpaid and wanted to prank his bosses.|
The humor promised in the cover can be found in the second snack in Scooby-Doo where writer Chris Duffy and cartoonists Bill Alger and Bob Smith attempt to cure Shaggy and Scoob of their, in light of their experience, rather unbelievable terror in the face of the seeming supernatural.
The eleven panel inset assaulting extinction on page five must be seen to be appreciated. The first snack by the ever-reliable Terrence Griep Jr. employs a rather sophisticated motive for the spook in question as well as a plausible scientific explanation for the obvious culprit who amazingly for once doesn't spout those immortal lines, and "I would have conjured success from my schemes if not for those rotten kids." The art of Joe Staton and Andrew Pepoy provide more depth than one expects from a kids' show. The multiple camera angles and shadows combined with the smart script and an essay on Islam from Brownyn Taggert make Scooby-Doo an inexpensive treat for kids and adults who refuse to grow up.