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|Simple Plan and the Invisible Madman|
|What's New, Scooby-Doo?|
|Airdate||March 22, 2004|
|Written By||George Doty IV|
|Directed By||Swinton Scott|
|Previous Episode||Large Dragon at Large|
|Next Episode||Uncle Scooby and Antarctica|
En route to a rock festival, the gang runs into Simple Plan. As both their vans are wrecked they have to spend the night at a nearby ghost town. And worse yet it soon becomes obvious that something invisible is out to get Simple Plan. And even worse for Velma, Gibby Norton is also present in the ghost town.
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Cast and characters
| "You Don't Mean Anything"|
"The Worst Day Ever"
- Invisible Madman/Zeke, Jack, Gibby, & Eve
|Zeke Zillion||None given until the reveal.|
|Jack Hunter||He appears everywhere in the town.|
|Gibby Norton||He was the culprit at his last appearance.|
|Eve De La Faye||At one point she was the only person who had never been present during one of the Invisible Madman attacks. She was also attempting to keep the gang away from a mysterious piece of fabric.|
| Zeke Zillion as the Invisible Madman|
Jack Hunter as the Invisible Madman
Eve De La Faye as the Invisible Madman
Gibby Norton as the Invisible Madman
|So their band could replace Simple Plan at their concert.|
- Montreal, Canada
- This episode is used to pay homage to the styles of The New Scooby-Doo Movies, where celebrity guest stars in animated form help the gang solve cases.
- This is the first episode of the Scooby-Doo franchise where all the suspects had a hand in wearing the monster costume.
- This episode marks Gibby Norton's second appearance in season 2 of What's New, Scooby-Doo?, (his first being The Fast and the Wormious), and his second appearance overall for the series, (his third and final appearance being the season 3 episode, "Go West, Young Scoob.") In all three of his appearances Gibby was a culprit.
Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches
- None known.
Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities
- While Shaggy, Scooby, Seb, and David are exploring the bank, David and Seb's voices get switched. The Invisible Madman then attacks, and their voices go back to normal.
- Right after David gets kidnapped by the Invisible Madman, the scene shifts to the group of Fred, Daphne, Velma, Pierre, and Chuck, who are following the Invisible Madman's footprints. However, in the first wide shot of the group walking, Chuck is not there. Instead, David, who was just kidnapped in the previous scene, is there instead. After a few close ups of Fred and Velma talking, David is no longer in the wide shot and Chuck is back.
- It is never explained how the Invisible Madman was able to kidnap Jeff, who is quite physically fit, and take him to the bank vault without there being any signs of a struggle, without anyone noticing, and without leaving any sort of tracks behind in the snow leading to the bank.
- Had the foursome been successful, they would have kidnapped all the members of Simple Plan, locked them in the bank vault, and left to go to the music festival, where they planned to take Simple Plan's place. Festivals generally last a few days. The band was locked in a bank vault, which generally don't contain air holes. Five adult males in a vault that size would likely last about 1 day at most. In other words, had the foursome been successful, all five members of Simple Plan would have suffocated.
- And even if there happened to be a means for airflow in this particular bank vault for whatever reason, from what can be seen in the episode the foursome did not leave any food or water for the band, nor did they leave any blankets or any other means of warmth. This means that Simple Plan would have spent multiple days locked in a bank vault without access to food, water, or any way to keep themselves warm. Even if they survived the ordeal, by the time the band members were rescued or released they would be in serious condition.
- It is never revealed whether or not Zeke, Jack, Gibby, and Eve will be arrested or face any sort of consequences for their crimes.
- The electrical shock Zeke receives at the end of the final chase would have killed him in real life.
- When the gang and Pierre find the mysterious fabric in Eve's cabin, (which is later revealed to be the fabric Eve designed for the invisible suit), Shaggy notes that he can see himself in it. This means that the fabric is reflecting light. This would not make the wearer of the invisible suit invisible; It would actually turn them into a human mirror.
In other languages
|Greek||Οι Simple Plan και ο Αόρατος Τρελός||Simple Plan and the Invisible Madman|
|ِArabic||الرجل الخفي||The Invisible Man|
- What's New, Scooby-Doo?: Complete 2nd Season DVD set released June 7, 2007.
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