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Mummy Scares Best
Mummy gets Scooby (Mummy Scares Best)
What's New, Scooby-Doo?
Episode # 202
US Air date September 20, 2003 (The WB)
Written by Ed Scharlach
Directed by Joe Sichta
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Mummy Scares Best is the second episode of the second season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?, and the sixteenth episode overall in the series.


While in Egypt on an archeological dig with Melbourne O'Reilly, the gang encounters Mummy of Pharaoh Scamses - a mummy who has a knack of turning tourists into zombie minions. Even worse for the gang is the fact that they are in danger of being turned into zombies themselves.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Tour bus driver (single appearance)
  • Pharaoh Scamses XV (single appearance)(pictograph)
  • Pharaoh Scamses XV's slaves (single appearance)(pictograph)
  • Camels (single appearance)(no lines)





Suspect Motive/reason
Camel Sam His business improved when people evacuated due to a water shortage.
Madamoiselle Chantal The stolen water was diverted over to Zalqara, where she worked.


Culprit Motive/reason
Prince Qasl Al-Famir and Madamoiselle Chantal To divert water over to Zalqara.
Melbourne O'Reilly as the Mummy of Pharaoh Scamses Hypnotized by Prince Al-Famir.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Mummy of Pharaoh Scamses[citation needed]
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Tourist father's daughter
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Madamoiselle Chantal
Steve Blum Melbourne O'Reilly
Daran Norris Camel Sam
Tourist father
James Arnold Taylor Prince Qasl Al-Famir
Tourist father's son


Song Credits Performed by
"Time Running" Written by Tegan Quin and Sara Quin Tegan and Sara



  • The episode title is a play on "Mother knows best."
  • This is the first time Velma is hypnotized.
  • Scooby wears a blue bandana, instead of his regular dogtag and collar.
  • Frank Welker is uncredited as the Mummy of Pharaoh Scamses, and the voice actor of the tour bus driver is uncredited, too.
  • This is the first episode that has Mindy Cohn voice another character besides Velma.
  • This episode was included in Cartoon Network's Scooby-Doo! Back to School Marathon (August 10-11, 2013).


Cultural references

  • Daphne says "Exit, stage right", a catchphrase of Snagglepuss (although, he was more prone to say "Exit, stage left").


Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • After Daphne clipped the strap on Shaggy's sandal to pick the lock, Shaggy's sandal was back to normal for the rest of the episode.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Melbourne was camping with the gang when the mummy watched them from atop the pyramid, and also with them when the mummy first appeared and made the sand storm. It couldn't have been Melbourne dressed up as the mummy, so it would have to be Prince Qasl or one of his other victims.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Έρχεται η Μούμια Here Comes the Mummy

Home media


Velma: So the Prince put him and others under his spell to do his bidding.
Melbourne O'Reilly: Yeah. And I would've stayed that way, too, if it weren't for meddling' nippers.

External links

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