Area 51 Adjacent is the twelfth episode of season 1 of Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!


Daphne's dream of meeting alien life might not be what she expected when she gets caught in a vicious game of cat and mouse with one at Area 53, two levels higher than Area 51.


A group of kids are camping out in the desert. One of them is about to take a picture with his phone when he notices something flying through the sky. The mysterious object crashes and the kids go check it out, only to discover an alien.

The gang is driving through the same desert. Daphne is amazed because she thinks it's a good place for UFOs because there is nowhere for them to hide. Shaggy and Scooby get scared because they know UFO's mean aliens, but Daphne points out that not all aliens are bad. Velma, however, points out that there is no proof that aliens even exist. Suddenly, one of the kids shows up on the road. He warns the gang about the alien and runs away. Shaggy and Scooby then follow him, only to get hurt by cacti, rattle snakes and chainsaws, until they finally fall into a ravine full of chainsaws.

The gang goes to check out where the alien was spotted. Daphne tries to get the alien to come out but then finds a mysterious device on the ground. Shaggy tells Daphne to put the device down, saying it might have space germs, but she just continues calling out for the alien. The alien then appears right in the Mystery Machine and chases Shaggy and Scooby. When they escape, helicopters spotlights shine on them. Then jeeps and trucks show up, and in one of the jeeps is Colonel Peterson, who takes the gang in for questioning, on suspicion of being aliens. Fred tries to talk to them, but gets the whole gang and their van taken away.

The gang stares angrily at Fred for getting them captured. When Shaggy asks where they're taking them, Daphne assumes they're taking them to Area 51, but Velma says that Area 51 is just a conspiracy theory. Daphne then makes claims about Area 51, but Velma dismissed those claims as other explanations. They pass by Area 51, which confuses Daphne, to which the Colonel reveals that they're taking the gang to Area 53. They take them down to Area 53, with the alien stowing away on one of the trucks.

They head deeper and deeper into the facility, while the alien follows them. They meet General Stall, who questions why they are here. Colonel Peterson explains he found them by the crash site and believes they might be aliens themselves. General stall warns Colonel Peterson if they're not aliens, this could mean trouble. Colonel Peterson states they need to be interrogated and points their vehicle out to Stall. While investigating the Mystery Machine, one of the scientists activates the automatic trap and un-masker, despite Fred's warnings. After interrogating the gang, Colonel Peterson makes a statement that the whole gang (except for Scooby) are aliens. Despite Stall's protests, Peterson has the gang moved to a permanent holding cell.

On their way, Fred asks Velma if she found any clues, but she answers no because as long as the men of Area 53 think they're aliens, they'll never get to the bottom of the mystery. Suddenly the alarm goes off, saying there is an intruder. The alien comes down into the hallway and starts chasing the gang. Daphne tries to reason with the alien, but Shaggy grabs her and runs off. They reach a dead end, then find a security tag on the floor, which they use to open the door and escape the alien.

It's revealed that the tag belongs to General Stall, which Fred suspects is a clue. Fred soon discovers that they're in Area 53's hanger, which is where they brought the spaceship. They find the spaceship and discover that Area 53's equipment is outdated, then find requests for new computers all marked denied. Velma then finds a remote then asks Daphne for the device she found in the crash site. It turns out it's a piece of the remote. Daphne assumes it's what the alien is after, but then the alien itself appears and chases the gang. Velma and Fred head to the Mystery Machine, while Scooby, Shaggy, and Daphne head up the balcony. The aliens chases the three, causing them to land on the ship, which also causes the remote to activate the spaceship.

The ship takes off through Area 53. Fred and Velma use the Mystery Machine's rocket function to chase after it. Soon they all blast right out of Area 53, then go up into the sky until they return down. They chase through Area 53 until Daphne loses the remote and the ship is about to crash into a dead end. The alien escapes, while Daphne, Scooby, and Shaggy escape to Mystery Machine, and the spaceship crashes and gets destroyed. Daphne finally admits that the alien was not friendly and that she'll never go on an adventure with aliens. But Shaggy tells Daphne she's doing that already with the gang. Velma then suspects who the alien is, but soon the gang is recaptured by Colonel Peterson.

Peterson puts that gang in a cell, then General Stall comes and asks what happened. Peterson says that the gang destroyed countless dollars worth of government property and research. General Stall makes a deal that if they let them leave they won't tell anyone about what they saw in Area 53. Daphne, Scooby, and Shaggy agree, but Velma and Fred disagree. Stall orders that the gang should be moved to the maximum security ward. As they head there, Fred notices that the Mystery Machine is being put into a crate, then the alien arrives and chases them. Shaggy, Scooby, and Daphne go into the elevator, while Fred and Velma are chased down the stairs by the alien. When they all get down, Fred goes to the Mystery Machine and activates the automatic trap and un-masker, but catches Scooby instead, but somehow catches the alien in the process.

When the Colonel arrives, Fred reveals that the alien is General Stall. The alien ship that crashed was really just a remote controlled drone dressed up to look like it was from another world, and Daphne found the piece of the control device that Stall used to crash the ship in the desert. Stall crashed it near those kids because he wanted them to take pictures and present evidence of an alien invasion to the world. In the lab, where the alien attacked, the gang found Stall's security tag conveniently left for them to find. Stall left it for them on purpose because he wanted word to get out. Even though that would cause pandemonium, it would get Area 53 more funding and resources. All their requests for new equipment were being denied because Stall never found any real aliens, which was what the whole scheme was about, to frighten people and keep the funding going for his cushy job. Stall is then taken away while trying to figure out another name to call the gang, other than "meddling."


Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Alien (single appearance)(no lines)(General Stall's disguise)
  • General Stall (first appearance)

Other characters:

  • Tyson (single appearance)
  • Mac (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Tyler (single appearance)
  • Ruby (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Braden 1 (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Braden 2 (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Braden 3 (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Rattlesnakes (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Soldiers (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Technicians (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Colonel Peterson's father (only time mentioned)


  • Nevada
    • Groom Lake (mentioned)
    • Area 51
    • Area 53
  • Roswell, New Mexico


  • Cacti
  • Chainsaws
  • Muzzle
  • Handcuffs
  • Computers



Suspect Motive/reason
Colonel Peterson He acted paranoid.


Culprits Motive/reason
General Stall as the alien To prove the existence of aliens so Area 53 would get better funding, and he could keep his job there.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Grey Griffin Daphne Blake
Security voice
Kate Micucci Velma Dinkley
Dee Bradley Baker Alien
Colonel Peterson
Ogie Banks Tyson
Soldier 1
Mark Hamill General Stall


  • There is no chase song (not even without lyrics); it seems to have been dropped in favor of the dramatic chase between the Mystery Machine and the fake flying saucer.
  • Writer, Tom Konkle, provided commentary for this episode through A Podcast Named Scooby-Doo! (See external links below).
  • General Stall's name may be a reference to General Staal, a character from Series 4 of Doctor Who.


  • Disguises: None.
  • Daphne Du Jour: She believes in aliens, and wants to prove there are friendly ones, instead of only frightening ones.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • During Tyson's confusing directions, he named someone "Further", when everybody had already been named. Not that anyone would be named that to begin with.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Περιοχή 51 Area 51
Turkey 51 Numaralı Bölge Sınırı Zone 51 Boundary

Home media


Fred: Well, whatever's in Area 51, we're about to find out.

Colonel Peterson: Okay, I'll ask you this one simple question. And, I expect a simple answer! Are you an alien?
Scooby-Doo: No.
Colonel Peterson: Good enough for me.

Daphne: Is the coast clear? (Scooby looks up and sees the alien right in his face, and sits back down) Scooby: No. (The alien attacks again.)

General Stall: And I would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for those meddling... No, not meddling. Starts with an "M".
Colonel Peterson: Meddling has an "M".
General Stall: What sounds like meddling?
Shaggy: Meddling.
General Stall: No,no. Complete this sentence: "I would have gotten away with it too if it wasn't for you, BLANK, kids".
Fred: Meddling.
General Stall: Different M. Come on!
Colonel Peterson: Take him away.
General Stall: You know. What you'd say if you were foiled by some teens in the 70s. Rhymes with "Beddling"?


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