The Gathering Gloom

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The Gathering Gloom
The Gathering Gloom title card
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
US Air date August 7, 2012
Written by Marly Halpern-Graser
Directed by Curt Geda
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The Gathering Gloom is the seventh episode of the second season of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, and the thirty-third episode overall in the series.


Meatballs, beautiful Swedish girls, and severe chocolate addiction ensue.[1]


The mayor hosts a scary movie night, and shows a Vincent Van Ghoul movie, where he get turned into a fog ghoul. The movie gets interrupted by who a real ghoul who rips through the screen and scares everyone off. In the morning, the gang looks around for clues but doesn't find anything significant. Velma gets spooked by the caretaker Evallo who looks much like the ghoul and even acts similar.

Instead of questioning Evallo, the rest of the gand decides to investigate a mysterious house near the cemetery. The house has a super-nice family by the name of Bjorklund living in it. The mother, Model, tells them how she moved there because she was trying to raise money.

Later Velma is walking around looking for clues when Mr. E approaches her and asks her to help him again. She declines and walks away. After she leaves, Pericles tries to talk "Mr. E" aka Ricky into working with him again, saying that Cassidy is bitter, and that Brad and Judy are enigmas.

While Velma is out, the gang gets attacked by the Ghoul in the Bjorklund house.

Mr. E thinks back to when he first met Pericles as a child, and how he nursed him back to health, becoming best friends.

Velma finds out that Count Evallo von Meanskrieg was rejected for a work permit for being "pure evil". When she tries to tell the gang the laugh and say it can't be that obvious.

Velma goes off to look for clues again and gets ambushed by the Ghoul in the cemetery.

Velma talks to Sheriff Stone and gets him to help her trap the Ghoul. They find out that the Ghoul is using one of the crypts to hide a natural gas well. After a chase the catch the Ghoul and find out that Evallo wanted to steal the gas to prove that he was worthy of his family's evil name. The mayor then reveals that the gas company next to the cemetery owes the Bjorklunds money for having tapped into the gas field under the cemetery. When Mrs. Bjorklund sees how much money it is she decides to move by to the country she emigrated to the US from, leaving. Then Sheriff Stone has to release Evallo for deportation as he has "diplomatic immunity".

Ricky and Pericles in the meantime, have decided to put the past behind them and work together to get the treasure, but first they must get rid of Cassidy.

Cast and characters

Actor Character
Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones, Jr.
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Lewis Black Mr. E
Vivica A. Fox Cassidy Williams (voice only)
Patrick Warburton Sheriff Bronson Stone
Udo Kier Professor Pericles
Maurice LaMarche Vincent Van Ghoul
Kate Higgins Mayor Janet Nettles
Moder Bjorklund
Chris Hardwick Count Evallo von Meanskrieg
Graveyard Ghoul
Jennifer Hale Nova
Inga, Ola, and Heidi Bjorklund
Non-speaking roles
Ricky Owens (flasback)


  • Graveyard Ghoul/Count Evallo von Meanskrieg


Suspect Motive/reason
Count Evallo von Meanskrieg He acted like the Graveyard Ghoul, and had a bad temper.
Moder Bjorklund Fred said she has the same size as Graveyard Ghoul.


Culprit Motive/reason
Count Evallo von Meanskrieg as the Graveyard Ghoul To drill for gas.




  • This episode was aired in Latin America and Brazil on October 15, 2012.
  • This is the first episode to have the "previously on..." recap spoken by Scooby. The recap itself is a spoof and doesn't actually show anything significant, only showing the extravagant meals Scooby and Shaggy have had.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Velma is nowhere to be seen in the Mayor's horror movie night at the cemetery, but she's capable of finding similarities between Count Evallo and the Graveyard Ghoul.
  • Pericles' scar is always on his right eye when his reflection on the glass is seen. It should be on the left, since in reality it is on the right.
  • Velma tries to get the gang's attention on Count Evallo growling, and the next second, she's standing next to Fred who knocks on the Bjorklunds' house door.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Italian Il Mistero Si Infittisce The Mystery Deepens
Spanish (Latin America) La Creciente Oscuridad The Growing Darkness
Hungarian A temetői ködlovag The Fog Knight from the Cemetery
Greek Το Βαθύ Σκοτάδι The Deep Darkness

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