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The Vampire Strikes Back
Vampire scares Daph in Fortescu Castle room
What's New, Scooby-Doo?
Episode # 205
US Air date October 18, 2003 (The WB)
Written by Jordana Arkin
Directed by Tom Mazzocco
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The Vampire Strikes Back is the fifth episode of the second season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?, and the nineteenth episode overall in the series.


The gang travels to an old Transylvanian castle on a rainy night to watch the shoot of the Hex Girls' new music video Wanna Wed, But I Fled. But when they get there, they find out that the band is breaking up, since there's a vampire on the loose. Fred decides to go straight to trapping the vampire. They do so, only to discover there's another vampire lurking around. It's up to Scooby and the gang to solve the mystery and prevent the Hex Girls from breaking up.


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Suspect Motive/reason
Wrenchfield He hates that the music of the Hex Girls has replaced his beloved chamber music.
Dusk She got into a fight with the other girls and threatened to quit the band.
J.J. Hakimoto Making a film about a real vampire would allow him freedom to present anything he wants.


Culprit Motive/reason
Steve & Stu Fortescu at separate times as the Vampire To get their family castle back.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Jennifer Hale Thorn
Kimberly Brooks Luna
Jane Wiedlin Dusk
James Arnold Taylor Owen DeCassle
Steve Fortescu
Brian Tochi J.J. Hakimoto
Nick Jameson Wrenchfield
Stu Fortescu


Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"Petrified Bride" Written by Rich Dickerson & Jordana Arkin Jane Wiedlin, Jennifer Hale, and Kimberly Brooks Hex Girls



Cultural references

  • The title of the episode may be a pun on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (starring Mark Hamill).
  • Owen DeCassle is a spoof on Vincent Price.
  • J.J. makes references to the taglines of both Jaws 2 and Alien; he previously referred to the former's tagline in 3-D Struction.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Daphne says that the argument between the Hex Girls is because Dusk is rumoured to be leaving, but the front cover to Popular Magazine implies that it is Thorn who's walking out, by separating her from Luna and Dusk (which makes more sense her being the lead singer and all). However, this isn't brought up again, so it's possible that Dusk leaving was untrue.
  • It's unclear which characters and actors are supposed to be credited for their appearance or not, because Kimberly Brooks is credited for the role of Dusk, instead of Jane Wiedlin; Brooks is the voice of Luna.
  • Grey DeLisle is mistakenly credited for voicing "Wormian #1", which was from The Fast and the Wormious.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Η Επιστροφή του Βρυκόλακα Return of the Vampire

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