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High-Tech House of Horrors
Shari creates evil Daphnes
What's New, Scooby-Doo?
Episode # 204
US Air date October 4, 2003 (The WB)
Written by George Doty IV
Directed by Russell Calabrese
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High-Tech House of Horrors is the fourth episode of the second season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?, and the eighteenth episode overall in the series.


The gang ends up going to a future fair; however, the main attraction the house of the future is closed due to the mysterious disappearance of a teenager. The creator of the house, Professor Laslow Ostwald, tells the gang that nothing is wrong; however, after Daphne disappears the gang has to go back to the house and are soon being chased by a robot butler.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Shari (single appearance)(AI program)(short circuits)
  • Jeeves (single appearance)(tampering)(destroyed)

Other characters:




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Suspect Motive/reason
Laslow Ostwald The house was his invention, so he could easily make it go wrong.
Horatio Hidalgo To make his show more exciting.
Bobby & Billy Blather As part of their pranks and dares.


Culprit Motive/reason
Shari the house computer Angry that the inventor is getting all the attention.
Jeeves the robot butler Controlled by Shari.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Pamela Adlon Janey Miller
Bobby Blather
Dave Foley Professor Laslow Ostwald
Jennifer Hale Shari
Benito Martinez Horatio Hidalgo
Jonathan Osser Billy Blather


Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"Another Way" (radio edit version) Credits Paul Van Dyk N/A


  • This is the only episode to feature Dave Foley as Laslow Ostwald; he was subsequently replaced by James Arnold Taylor in the character's next and final appearance in E-Scream.
  • The episode is listed as High-Tech House of the Future in DVDs.
  • This is also the first instance where the culprit is not unmasked at the end as well as being non-human.

Cultural references

  • Shari is a parody of HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When Fred opens the bathroom door where J31 was trapped, his collar is white instead of blue.
  • When Shaggy tosses his sandwich up in the air, the glowing of the sauce is gone.
  • When the gang rolled into a ball down the hill, Janey Miller was with them, but when they came apart, she was gone.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Το Σπίτι του Τρόμου The House of Horror

Home media


Daphne: Magical Makeover Machine.
Velma: I don't know. I kind of like my natural look! (gets pushed into machine and is seen with a makeover) Ugh. I feel like I have 10 pounds of makeup on me and these shoes are so tight, it- (sees herself in the mirror with her hair done nicely, a tank top, tight pants, high heels and no glasses) Wow! I'm hot!

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