The Hodag of Horror (episode)

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The Hodag of Horror (episode)
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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
Air date August 3, 2012
Written by Roger Eschbacher
Directed by Curt Geda
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The Hodag of Horror is the fifth episode of the second season of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, and the thirty-first overall in the series.


A wild creature called the the Hodag of Horror is stealing precious jewellery from the people of Crystal Cove. Brad Chiles and Judy Reeves (Fred's real parents) have suddenly appeared along with a dog whom Scooby has taken a fancy to.


A creature called The Hodag of Horror attacks Crystal Cove. Meanwhile, Brad Chiles and Judy Reeves (Fred's real parents) have suddenly appeared along with a dog named Nova whom Scooby has taken a fancy to. At the end, the original Mystery Incorporated are called together by none other than Pericles who has an unknown proposition for them that involves the new Mystery Incorporated.

Cast and characters

Actor Character
Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones, Jr.
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Checkers man
Man C
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Portly woman
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Patrick Warburton Sheriff Bronson Stone
Vivica A. Fox Cassidy Williams
Lewis Black Mr. E
Udo Kier Professor Pericles
Tim Matheson Brad Chiles
Tia Carrere Judy Reeves
James Arnold Taylor George Avocados
Man B
Skinny man
Dee Bradley Baker Gene Shepherd
Jennifer Hale Daisy Blake
Trini Lee ("woman in yellow")
Charles Shaughnessy Ned Fussbuster
Creepy voice
Non-speaking roles
Barty Blake (cameo)
Crystal Cove Community Center auctioneer (cameo)
Hot Dog Water (cameo)
Nan Blake (cameo)
Randy's mom (cameo)
Winslow Fleach (cameo)


  • Hodag of Horror/Roberto (Roberto is partly redeemed since he trained to steal)
  • Ned Fussbuster


Suspect Motive/reason
Gene Shepherd The Hodag was one of his Curiosities. The stolen jewelry was found in his cabinet.


Culprit Motive/reason
Roberto as the Hodag of Horror
Ned Fussbuster
To steal the 500 year old cheese.




  • This episode premiered in the UK June 6, 2012.
  • This episode was aired in Latin America on September 29, 2012.
  • This episode was aired in Brazil on October 1, 2012.
  • The strange puzzle box and disembodied voice that accompany it in Sheriff Stone's office are a tribute to the Lemant configuration and Pinhead from the Hellraiser series.
  • The name Nova is a reference to the mute human in the Planet of the Apes movie.
  • The spaghetti scene in Lady and the Tramp is parodied with cheese string between Scooby and Nova.
  • Jason Voorhees' hockey mask can be seen in the Cabinet of Curiosities.
  • The Hodag is a monster of Wisconsin legend, first discovered by Eugene Simeon Shepard over a hundred years ago.[1]
  • Jennifer Hale also voiced Daisy Blake.
  • Fred, Daphne and Velma are given the codenames Scarf Boy, Smoking Hottie and Smart Chick, respectively.
  • During the flashback, a girl resembling Sari Sumdac from Transformers Animated appears.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When Velma asks Gene Sheppard why he came to Crystal Cove, her glasses are skin-colored instead of light blue.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Italian Il Mostro Delle Campane The Monster of the Bells
Spanish (Latin America) El Hodag del Terror The Hodag of Terror
Greek Ο Χόνταγκ του Τρόμου The Hodag of Horror

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