Recipe for Disaster

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Recipe for Disaster
Scooby Snack Monster
What's New, Scooby-Doo?
US Air date March 23, 2004
Written by Bill Cluverius
Directed by Tom Mazzocco
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Recipe for Disaster is the ninth episode of the second season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?, and the twenty-third episode overall in the series.


After Shaggy wins a trip to the Scooby Snax Factory the gang prepare for a well deserved holiday. Unfortunately there is very high security in the factory because of spies. But, worst of all, the ghost of a former employee who died in the Scooby Snax paste vat is lurking in the shadows.


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Cast and characters

Actor Character
Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Jeff Bennett Ernest Bailey
Burglar 1
Worker 1
Susanne Blakeslee Penelope Bailey
Larry Drake Moss T. Meister
Burglar 2
Tara Strong "Trudy Lowe"


Song Credits Performed by
"Sabre Dance" Credits Love Sculpture



Suspect Motive/reason
Ernest Bailey He said that he sleepwalks.
Moss T. Meister His unpleasant attitude.
Trudy Lowe The gang found out that she is a spy.


Culprit Motive/reason
Trudy Lowe as the fake Scooby Snack Monster To steal the Scooby Snack recipe for a rival factory.
Penelope Bailey as the Scooby Snack Monster To protect the company from industrial espionage.



  • This is an extended homage to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
    • The gang wins a tour of the factory as the result of winning a contest.
    • Ernest Baily wears a top hat like Willy Wonka.
    • Scooby and Shaggy want to drink from a flowing river of food, like Augustus Gloop.
    • They are sucked up a pipe, also like Gloop.
    • They are nearly pulled into a fan, like Charlie Bucket in the first movie version.
    • They nearly get fed into an incinerator like Veruca Salt.
    • They become so full they become round and have to be rolled like Violet Beauregarde.
    • A giant-size product package catches the monster, like the one in the room that tempted Mike Teavee.
    • A glass elevator goes up into the air, like in the book sequel The Great Glass Elevator.
    • There are spies trying to steal the formula for rival companies.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • The fan blade had nowhere else to fall but down the pipe, so it should have been under Scooby and Shaggy's feet when they landed, but it wasn't.
  • When the gang find Penelope tied to the chair, her feet aren't tied together. But, in the following scene and the flashback, they are.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Η Συνταγή της Καταστροφής
Η Συνταγή για την Καταστροφή
The Recipe of Disaster
The Recipe for Disaster

Home media


Daphne: (inside sterilization chamber) Why do I get the feeling something bad is about to happen?
(sterilization chamber made the gang all wet)
Daphne: My hair, it's ruined.
Scooby: Mine too.
(sterilization chamber dried them up) Fred: Hey, nice style. (imitating Elvis) Thank you, thank you very much, man, thank you.

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