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Pompeii and Circumstance

Gang meets the gladiator (Pompeii and Circumstance)

Pompeii and Circumstance title card

What's New, Scooby-Doo?
Episode # 113
US Air date February 22, 2003 (The WB)
Written by Ed Scharlach
Directed by Tom Mazzocco
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Pompeii and Circumstance is the thirteenth episode of the first season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?


While visiting Italy, the gang battles an ancient zombie gladiator who appears to be responsible for causing volcano eruptions.


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Suspect Motive/reason
Alexandra Viggi She didn't want to bring the gang to the volcano.
Ugo DiRinaldi He warned the gang that things can get very scary in the ruins.
Captain Guzman He had suspicious artifacts on his barge.


Culprit Motive/reason
Ugo DiRinaldi as the gladiator
Captain Guzman as Caeser Saladicus
Illegally excavating and dumping artifacts into volcano so there could be more land for the Scougimundi Corporation to build on.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Mark Hamill Captain Guzman
Emperor Caeser Saladicus
Daran Norris Ugo DiRinaldi
Zombie Gladiator
Tara Strong Alexandra Viggi


Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"Hai Capito" Written by Rich Dickerson and Gigi Meroni Luciano Palermi, Raffaella Camera, and Rich Dickerson N/A


Cultural references

  • The episode name is a parody of the song, "Pomp and Circumstance".
  • Scooby-Doo and Shaggy having an accidental kiss as the result of eating spaghetti from the same plate is a reference to Lady and the Tramp.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • After Daphne goes in another direction while in the colosseum, her handbag disappears, which would have been handy to explain where she suddenly got the headscarf and sunglasses from. It's possible she had money that wasn't from her credit card that she used to buy them (presumably quickly) after they brought the convertible.
  • It isn't explained what Captain Guzman is getting out of it from helping Ugo. It's likely he's a paid accomplice otherwise he's just somebody who simply likes to do illegal things for fun or out of spite.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Italian Un Viaggio A Pompei A Trip To Pompeii
Spanish (Latin America) Pompeya y Circunstancia Pompeii and Circumstance
Greek Το Τέρας της Πομπηίας
Περιπέτειες στην Πομπηία
The Monster of Pompeii
Adventures in Pompeii
Norwegian Gladiatoren i Pompeii The gladiator in Pompeii

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