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Art of Darkness! is the sixth episode of the second season of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, and the thirty-second overall.


"Junk", a giant art construction made of vehicular parts, turns its victims into gold statues, but with members of the gang pulled into Randy Warsaw's next piece, it's up to Daphne to solve the case.


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Suspect Motive/reason
Worker 1 Revenge on Randy Warsaw for not giving him any credit for his works.


Culprit Motive/reason
Butch Firbanks operating Junk To get revenge on Randy Warsaw for changing everything about himself.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones, Jr.
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Art hipster 2
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Patrick Warburton Sheriff Bronson Stone
Vivica A. Fox Cassidy Williams
Tia Carrere Judy Reeves
Tim Matheson Brad Chiles
Kate Higgins Mayor Janet Nettles
Dee Bradley Baker Junk
Art hipster 1
Worker 1
Billy West Randy Warsaw
Art hipster 3
Butch Firbanks


Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"The Hunters" Written by Andy Sturmer and Mitch Watson Grey DeLisle, 1st ver.
Frank Welker, 2nd ver.
Eeko, 1st ver.
Scooby-Doo, 2nd ver.



  • This episode was aired in Latin America and Brazil on October 8, 2012.
  • In this episode, it is learned that without her glasses, Velma has green eyes.
  • Shaggy was once trapped in a mannequin factory for a month.
  • The closed captions spell the Kaiser Würsts as the "Kaiserwürsts", and Butch Firbanks as "Butch Burbanks".

Cultural references

  • The title spoofs Heart of Darkness, a famous novella by Joseph Conrad.
  • Randy Warsaw is a spoof on Andy Warhol. Towards the end, Randy repeatedly says, "I don't get it." In the 1960s, the clichéd response to Warhol's art was "I don't get it."
  • The graffiti was in the style of the famous artist Banksy.
  • Butch Firbanks is modelled after musician Lou Reed, who died a year after the episode had aired.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • Just as Junk falls apart after capturing Clio, Velma can be seen with her glasses briefly on even though they were crushed by Randy.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs

  • Velma having green eyes is actually a continuity error since she had removed her glasses in The Creeping Creatures, and they were regular black.
  • In Warsaw's online file, Blackpool is spelt, "Black Pool."
  • Junk is credited as "Junk Golem". Possibly meant as a description of the monster.
  • Mayor Nettles is credited as "Mayor Nettle".

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Italian Colpo Della Polka Shot of the Polka
Spanish (Latin America) Arte Oscuro Dark Art
Greek Η Τέχνη του Σκότους! The Art of Darkness!

Home media


Randy Warsaw: Hipsters and rich people, I Randy Warsaw, the most modern modern artist of the modern century, will unveil my new greatest masterpiece.

Velma: (Looking in a mirror) I should take off my glasses more often. I look hot blurry!

Randy Warsaw: Well, thank-you, Mystery Incorporated. You've saved modern art from the clutches of the bourgeoisie. There's only one thing left to say -- I find you all horribly, horribly boring. So get out of here. Shoo. Shoo. Go away.
Scooby: Uh, Mr. Warsaw? Can I keep the wig?

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