Big Scare in the Big Easy

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Big Scare in the Big Easy
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What's New, Scooby-Doo?
US air date October 5, 2002
Written by George Doty IV
Jim Krieg
Ed Scharlach
Directed by Tom Mazzocco
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Big Scare in the Big Easy is the fourth episode of the first season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?.


The gang stay at a housing estate next to a graveyard during their spring break in New Orleans. They soon realize that two Civil War ghosts re-enact a duel every night to scare away guests, and so it's up to Mystery Inc. to uncover the truth about the legend of the Leland Brothers.


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Cast and characters

Actor Character
Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Lorelei Leland (uncredited)
Jim Cummings Cyrus T. Buford
Crawdad Mike
Jed Leland
John DiMaggio Taylor Leland
Nick Jameson Caleb Leland
Crawdad Mike's bus driver


Song Credits Performed by
"Man With the Hex" Written by John Bunkley The Atomic Fireballs
(Courtesy of Lava Records)
(By arrangement with Warner Special Products)


  • Ghosts of Caleb Leland and Jed Leland/Crawdad Mike and his bus driver


Suspect Motive/reason
Cyrus T. Buford He wanted to buy Leland Gables to expand his waterpark.
Taylor Leland He sneaked out at night with a Confederate uniform.
Lorelei Leland She went in the Supermarket of The Supernatural.


Culprit Motive/reason
Crawdad Mike as Caleb Leland
His bus driver as Jed Leland
To get more viewers for their graveyard tours.



  • This is the only episode in the What's New incarnation that had Daphne bound and gagged.
  • Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, and Fred had gumbo for dinner while Daphne had salad.
  • "Man With the Hex" was also used in the 2002 film.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When Crawdad Mike was unmasked, he had a full head of hair, but when the police came to take him and his bus driver away, he is half bald.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Velma pointed out to Fred that Jed is much taller than Caleb, even though it was actually Caleb who was taller.
  • After the chase scene, when the gang bump into Cyrus T. Buford, they all gasp. Daphne's voice can clearly be heard, although she is not with the gang, because she would have already been kidnapped.
  • While explaining the solution of the mystery, Velma picks up dry ice with her bare hand. This would burn her hand. Gloves are required for handling dry ice.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Ο Μεγάλος Φόβος στο Μπιγκ Τζι
Μεγάλη Τρομάρα στη Νέα Ορλεάνη
Big Scare in the Big Ji
Big Scare in New Orleans

Home media


"Sacre Bleu! I would've gotten away with it too, if it weren't for y'all meddling kids."
"I wonder how you say "meddling kids" in French?"

- Crawdad Mike and Daphne

"Lorelei bought (Scooby turns his arms into bat wings) bat wing, (Scooby acts like a chicken and pecks on the ground) chicken bone, (Scooby imitates as a toad an flicks his tounge out and catches a fly and shows the eye) and the eye of a toad."

- Shaggy & Scooby playing charades.

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