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Scarebear (episode)
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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
Details
Air date August 14, 2012
Written by Erin Maher
Kathryn Reindl
Directed by Victor Cook
Cronology
Previous episode The Midnight Zone
Next episode Wrath of the Krampus

Scarebear is the twelfth episode of the second season of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, and the thirty-eighth overall in the series.

Premise

The gang investigates a mysterious mutant bear seen terrorizing Destroido Corp. land.

Synopsis

Scarebear ep

The Sheriff and Mayor run from the Scarebear

Sheriff Stone and Mayor Nettles are preparing for a barbecue in a spooky location near Destroido Corp. The Mayor is dismayed to see how much worse the place is now. Then they get attacked by a giant mutant bear.

The mayor calls Fred to have the gang hunt down the "Scarebear" on Destroido land. As this happens Mr. E is talking Brad and Judy into stealing the three pieces of the Planspheric Disk from the gang. The gang goes to the site to find out what's wrong with it and finds that the ground water is contaminated with lithium. They get attacked by the Scarebear and chased to an Avocado orchard just outside Destroido property. They talk to the owner George Avocados who reveals he is furious about how he has to farm avocados to make a living, but now he can't even do that due to the contamination turning his avocados into spider-mutant things. Velma and Daphne ponder how to get inside Destroido when Scooby finds a security badge laying on the ground nearby.

Mr. E drives Brad and Judy to Velma's house in his Enigma Engine. They sneak inside and turn on invisibility suits and watch the gang prepare to sneak into Destroido Labs. Mr. E decides to prepare an ambush for the gang at Destroido to delay them while they search for the disk parts. After they sneak in past several mutated animals they enter a guard room where they have to hide as Mr. E alerts the guards to the gang's presence. The Scarebear attacks them as they attempt to leave, but Scooby uses some of the mutated animals as a distraction. After they get into the Mystery Machine they spy on George Avocados getting into his car which makes them suspicious because he said he couldn't get onto Destroido.

The gang go to the sheriff's office when they find Mr. E (under the alias "Mr. Owens") is already there demanding the Sheriff to arrest the kids for breaking into Destroido and destroying one of the labs. Mr. Owens has proof on DVD, but the Mayor talks the sheriff out of it. After he is rebuffed by the mayor, Mr. E talks to Pericles who says that "stronger measures" will be needed to remove the kids from the game. The mayor mentions the perfect place to trap the bear, a ball being held by Destroido. Scooby and Shaggy find a bomb. Then the Sheriff tries to arrest Avocados, but the bear attacks. When the Scarebear is told about the bomb he gives up trying to scare people and helps. After Freddy gets rid of the Bomb (and accidentally destroys the Avocado farm), Velma unmasks the Scarebear as the security guard Benson Furhman they had seen in Destroido earlier. His real name is Benson Hairmore (he changed it because he believed he would be suspected as the Scarebear) and he was there trying to unmask Destroido for their callous disregard for public safety. One of their products had mutated him giving him bear-like traits. His "costume" didn't cover his entire body, it was primarily his hands and face that the costume covered. The gang, realizing he had good intentions, decided not to have him arrested, agreeing the Destroido deserves to be exposed. Unfortunately, Sheriff Bronson Stone can't take action on Destroido for this cause Destroido considers itself a separate nation. Shaggy, meanwhile questions who planted the bomb.

It turns out that it was Mr. E and Pericles who are watching this over the cameras and ponder whether they can get Brad and Judy to betray their only son.

Cast and characters

Actor Character
Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones, Jr.
Scarebear (uncredited)
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Patrick Warburton Sheriff Bronson Stone
Kate Higgins Mayor Janet Nettles
Jeff Bennett Mr. E
Tia Carrere Judy Reeves
Udo Kier Professor Pericles
Tim Matheson Brad Chiles
James Arnold Taylor George Avocados
Benson Fuhrman
Uncredited
Mutant owl
Credit errors
  • Tim Matheson is credited as "Guard", although no such character appears.


Villains

  • Scarebear/Benson Fuhrman (redeemed)
  • Mr. E
  • Professor Pericles

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
George Avocados Revenge on Destroido for his ruined Avocado farm.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Benson Fuhrman as the Scarebear Revenge on Destroido for his personal disfigurement. He was redeemed because he was trying to uncover Destroido for what they really were.

Locations

Continuity

  • This is Mr. E's first known public appearance, although he apparently is using his real name Ricky Owens as a cover as Sheriff Stone referred to him as "Mr. Owens", despite making no attempt too dress less conspicuously.
  • This is the first time the gang have met Mr. E face to face.
  • This episode reveals Mr. E is the owner of Destroido, known to its employees and obeyed by them. It completes the puzzle of why Ed Machine, the Destroido CEO, did his bidding.
  • This is George Avocados's third appearance after The Secret Of The Ghost Rig and The Hodag of Horror, respectively, and the second episode where he is a suspect after the former episode.

Notes/trivia

  • This episode was aired in Latin America on November 17, 2012.
  • Mr. E is voiced by Jeff Bennett in this episode instead of Lewis Black.
  • The scene with avocado fruit growing legs could be a reference to John Carpenter's movie, The Thing.
  • Benson Fuhrman changed his name from Benson Hairmore when he started working at so it would make him less likely to be the Scarebear.
  • This is the first villain to not wear a full-body costume.
  • A couple of real monsters appear in this episode; they're all mutants, created unintentionally by Destroido Corp., which polluted the nearby area.
  • This episode was included in Cartoon Network's Scooby-Doo! Back to School Marathon (August 10-11, 2013).
  • It is sometimes listed as Where Stalks the Scarebear on various video websites such as Amazon, and iTunes.  

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • The bomb Mr. E set was supposed to destroy the entire company facility, as he said. What he didn't think about, was the fact that his lair is built inside Destroido, which would be destroyed by the bomb. Although considering it's technically underneath there could be minimal damage, but then he would risk potentially risk having his secret lair revealed.
  • George Avacados blamed the kids (the current Mystery Inc.) for his father being caught as a jewel thief. However, when first introduced to George, the kids did not know him or his father. Fred Sr. told his son and Velma about George's father after Velma asked about it. Perhaps he was referring to the gang finding his father's journal which further proved his guilt?

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Italian Il Mostrorso The Scarebear
Spanish (Latin America) El Oso Monstruoso The Monstrous Bear
Hungarian A rémmedve The Scarebear

Home media

Quotes


Previous Episode:
The Midnight Zone
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Season 2
Next Episode:
Wrath of the Krampus

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