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Gentlemen, Start Your Monsters! is the eleventh episode of the third season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?, and thirty-ninth episode overall in the series.


Fred competes in a car race that's invaded by a skeleton driving a monster truck.


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Cast and characters

Actor Character
Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Victoria Bruno Cindy
Roger Bumpass Announcer
John DiMaggio Mike Fury
Frankie Ryan Manriquez Jimmy
Fred Tatasciore Skeleton Driver
James Arnold Taylor Burr Batson
Champ Truman


Song Credits Performed by
"Hot" Credits Smashmouth


  • Skeleton Driver/Cindy & Jimmy (redeemed)


Suspect Motive/reason
Mike Fury He'd do anything so that his racer wins.
Burr Batson The way he drove a monster truck.


Culprit Motive/reason
Cindy and her brother Jimmy remote-controlling the Skeleton Driver Angry because they were too young to be in the race.



  • Instead of saying "meddling kids," Jimmy says "meddling grown-ups" since he is a kid (a child even) himself.
  • It isn't explicity made clear, but Ricky Burdick was likely seen next to Mike when the gang took the former's car to save Fred.
  • This episode was included in Cartoon Network's Scooby-Doo! Back to School Marathon (August 10-11, 2013).
  • A "Daphanatic" from Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy, has a photo of Daphne wearing her race car outfit.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • In the opening credits, Chuck Sheetz is misspelt as "Chuck Sheets".
  • Daphne shows an unprecedented amount of knowledge of race car mechanics.
  • A point is always made of keeping the boys and girls in seperating sleeping rooms, A Scooby-Doo Valentine even has them living in seperate houses, yet here the Mystery Machine has been modified to have them all sleep in it at the same time.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Κούρσα Ταχύτητας Speed Race

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