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What's New, Scooby-Doo?
US Air date July 21, 2006
Written by George Doty IV
Directed by Chuck Sheetz
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E-Scream is the fourteenth and last episode of the third season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?, and the forty-second episode overall in the series.


Velma plans to relax while the rest of the gang takes in a game convention, but she soon finds she has to contend with a virtual-reality game come to life.


Two boys at the video game conference in Los Angeles take a peek back stage and find that the cute small furry Osomons are real! When one of the boys picks one up they transform into mean and angry monsters, frightening the kids away.

Cast and characters

Actor Character
Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Virtual Scooby-Doo (uncredited)
Fred Jones
Virtual Fred Jones (uncredited)
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Virtual Shaggy Rogers (uncredited)
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Virtual Daphne Blake (uncredited)
Osomons (uncredited)
Ben Diskin Benji
Zombie kid 1
Jennifer Hale Princess Penelope Powerheart (credited "Linda")
Gooey-Oh creature
Zombie kid 3
Josh Peck Damian
Security kid (credited as "Kid")
Zombie kid 2
James Arnold Taylor Dr. Laslow Ostwald
Khary Payton Mitch


Song Credits Performed by
"Holiday" Written by Xander Smith and Jennifer Finch OtherStarPeople



Suspect Motive/reason
Tad & Mitch They were jealous of Dr. Ostwald making better video games than them.
Benji He'd do anything to inpress Princess Powerheart.
Linda She was fired by Professor Ostwald and reduced to dressing up at the conventions.


Culprit Motive/reason
Dr. Laslow Ostwald He was using Velma to test his virtual reality game. The Osomons weren't real, and neither were her friends.



  • This episode is not only the third season finale, but also the series finale of What's New, Scooby-Doo?.
  • E-Scream was originally scheduled to air April 23, 2005, but was preempted for ¡Mucha Lucha!.
  • Technically, there was no monster or bad guy or mystery in this episode, as the whole thing was just a game.
  • This episode was released five months before it had aired on the DVD What's New, Scooby-Doo?: Volume 8 - Zoinks! Camera! Action!.
  • This is Dr. Ostwald's second appearance; he last appeared in High-Tech House of Horrors the previous season.
  • The episode's title may be a pun on the gaming conference called E3.
  • The Osomons are a play-on the real-world game, Pokemon, and Gooey-Oh is a play on the real-world game, Yu-Gi-Oh!; also, the spikes on top of the Gooey-Oh toy is similar to Yugi's/Atem's hair from the Yu-Gi-Oh! TV series. Just like, WNSD, these games' respective animes were aired regularly on Kids' WB.
  • This is the only time in standard continuity that the Mystery Machine can change into another vehicle with the press of a button.
  • There were four clues that helped Velma solve the case
    • Fred didn't want the gang to spilt up.
    • Daphne wore a green shoe instead of another purple one and didn't say anything about them not matching.
    • Shaggy and Scooby didn't want a Scooby Snax.
    • The big giveaway was that Shaggy said "Toinks" instead of "Zoinks".
    • This also means that Velma knows Scooby, Shaggy, Freddy and Daphne extremely well.
  • This episode was included in Cartoon Network's Scooby-Doo! Back to School Marathon (August 10-11, 2013).

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • Daphne's green shoe turns purple when Tad and Mitch walk away with their Gooey-Oh creature, and when she is taken away by the Osomons.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • The opening scare scene shows the Osomons coming out before Velma started playing the game. Perhaps Dr. Ostwald was exercising a scene he later decided to delete.

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