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Big Scare in the Big Easy is the fourth episode of the first season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?


The gang stay at a housing estate next to a graveyard during their spring break in New Orleans. They soon realize that two Civil War ghosts re-enact a duel every night to scare away guests, and so it's up to Mystery Inc. to uncover the truth about the legend of the Leland Brothers.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Tourists on bus (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Fruit stand vendor (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Caleb Leland (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)(dies off-screen)
  • Jed Leland (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)(dies off-screen)
  • Shopkeeper (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Possum (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Police officers (single appearance)(no lines)





Suspect Motive/reason
Cyrus T. Buford He wanted to buy Leland Gables to expand his waterpark.
Taylor Leland He sneaked out at night with a Confederate uniform.
Lorelei Leland She went in the Supermarket of The Supernatural.


Culprit Motive/reason
Crawdad Mike and his bus driver as the Ghosts of the Leland Brothers To get more viewers for their graveyard tours.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Lorelei Leland
Jim Cummings Cyrus T. Buford
Crawdad Mike
Jed Leland
John DiMaggio Taylor Leland
Police officer


Song Credits Performed by
"Man With the Hex" Written by John Bunkley The Atomic Fireballs

Full credits

The following credits are how they are displayed on-screen (or as close as possible).

Opening credits

Closing credits


  • The Mystery Machine is absent in this episode.
  • This is the only episode in the What's New incarnation that had Daphne bound and gagged.
  • Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, and Fred had gumbo for dinner, while Daphne had salad.
  • "Man With the Hex" was also used in the 2002 film.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When Crawdad Mike was unmasked, he had a full head of hair, but when the police came to take him and his bus driver away, he is half bald.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Either Rattletrap Tours (the name on the bus) is an extension of Haunted New Orleans Tours (the name on the sign outside the building where the bus is parked), or there's a mix-up.
  • Velma pointed out to Fred that Jed is much taller than Caleb, even though it was actually Caleb who was taller.
  • After the chase scene, when the gang bump into Cyrus T. Buford, they all gasp. Daphne's voice can clearly be heard, although she is not with the gang, because she would have already been kidnapped.
  • While explaining the solution of the mystery, Velma picks up dry ice with her bare hand. This would burn her hand. Gloves are required for handling dry ice.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Ο Μεγάλος Φόβος στο Μπιγκ Τζι
Μεγάλη Τρομάρα στη Νέα Ορλεάνη
Big Scare in the Big Ji
Big Scare in New Orleans

Home media


Daphne: I hope you have a plan, Freddie.
Fred: Of course I do! RUN!

Crawdad Mike: Sacre bleu! I would've gotten away with it too, if it weren't for y'all meddling kids.
Daphne: I wonder how you say "meddling kids" in French?

External links

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