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High-Tech House of Horrors is the fourth episode of the second season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?, and the eighteenth overall.


The gang ends up going to a future fair; however, the main attraction the house of the future is closed due to the mysterious disappearance of a teenager. The creator of the house, Professor Laslow Ostwald, tells the gang that nothing is wrong; however, after Daphne disappears the gang has to go back to the house and are soon being chased by a robot butler.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Shari (single appearance)(AI program)(short circuits)
  • Jeeves (single appearance)(tampering)(destroyed)

Other characters:




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Suspect Motive/reason
Laslow Ostwald The house was his invention, so he could easily make it go wrong.
Horatio Hidalgo To make his show more exciting.
Bobby & Billy Blather As part of their pranks and dares.


Culprit Motive/reason
Shari the house computer Angry that the inventor is getting all the attention.
Jeeves the robot butler Controlled by Shari.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Pam Adlon Janey Miller
Bobby Blather
Dave Foley Professor Laslow Ostwald
Jennifer Hale Shari
Benito Martinez Horatio Hidalgo
Jonathan Osser Billy Blather


Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"Another Way (Radio Edit Version)" Written by Paul Matthias Paul Van Dyk N/A


  • This is the only episode to feature Dave Foley as Laslow Ostwald; he was subsequently replaced by James Arnold Taylor in the character's next and final appearance in E-Scream.
  • The episode is listed as High-Tech House of the Future in DVDs and digital media.
  • This is also the first instance where the culprit is not unmasked at the end as well as being non-human.
  • Shaggy claims that his bedroom back home smells really bad, when he said that the garbage he and Scooby were in smelled worse than his room.

Cultural references

  • Shari is a parody of HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When Fred opens the bathroom door where J31 was trapped, his collar is white instead of blue.
  • When Shaggy tosses his sandwich up in the air, the glowing of the sauce is gone.
  • When the gang rolled into a ball down the hill, Janey Miller was with them, but when they came apart, she was gone.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Το Σπίτι του Τρόμου The House of Horror

Home media


Daphne: Magical Makeover Machine.
Velma: I don't know. I kind of like my natural look! (gets pushed into machine and is seen with a makeover) Ugh. I feel like I have 10 pounds of makeup on me and these shoes are so tight, it- (sees herself in the mirror with her hair done nicely, a tank top, tight pants, high heels and no glasses) Wow! I'm hot!

VelmaL; These aren't just Scooby Snacks. They're new and improved Scooby Snacks!
Shaggy: Oh man. They added shredded jalapeno cheddar and those tiny coloured marshmallows.

Daphne: (seeing that Jeeves is actually a robot) No one?
Fred: Well, I guess that makes the only suspect Professor Ostwald. If it wasn't Horatio or the Blather brothers inside the suit, then it had to be the only person who could control Jeeves with the computer.
Velma: But the link between his watch and the house went dead when we tried to contact him. Remember? He couldn't have been controlling things inside the house, even if he wanted to.
Shaggy: But like, who else could've done this?
Velma: Not who, Shaggy — what. The culprit is the house itself!
Shaggy: (along with Fred, Daphne, Scooby-Doo, Bobby Blather, Billy Blather and Horatio Hidalgo) Huh?

External links

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    • I love the part where Velma came out gorgeous after being in the makeover machine. I could just hug and kiss her.
    • Easily my favorite out of all the What's New Scooby Doo episodes just for the song alone since I'm a fan of Paul van Dyk's music.
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