It's All Greek to Scooby is the fourteenth episode of the second season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?, and twenty-eighth overall.


Shaggy's purchase of a mysterious amulet only serve to cause a pestering archaeologist and centaur to chase him.


A man and a woman are hiking. The woman goes away because she's heard of a curse and a centaur, but the man believes that's just a myth. He goes into a cave and picks up an amulet out of a puddle, but then a centaur pops up. They fight for a bit but then the centaur throws the man's flaming torch into the water and appears to be about to push the man into the water.

At an airport in Greece, Scooby-Doo and the gang have arrived to spend spring break. Velma is excited because democracy and mathematics were invented in there while Shaggy, as per usual is excited about the food. A man with an intimidating face comes over and starts talking to them in Greek and Fred consults his phrasebook to try to translate it, but has a bit of difficulty. He eventually decides that the intimidating man said, "The ancient gods shall bring chaos upon your lives," which scares Shaggy.

The gang drives off in a taxi to the marketplace, where Fred buys a thermometer. The man and woman from before begin arguing over the amulet because he wants it, but she thinks the centaur will continue to bother them if they keep it. They throw it through the air and it lands in a container of food. Shaggy looks at it and the man running the stand tells him that it keeps monsters away, so Shaggy buys it and puts it around his neck. The man and woman who were arguing over the amulet go over to the stand and search for it. When they find it gone, they demand to know where it is, so the salesman points out Shaggy and tells them that he sold it to him.

At the theatre of Dionysus that night, Shaggy is hungry. Velma is in the middle of telling him they don't serve food, when a man comes around selling feta cheese on sticks. Just then, the centaur runs in and the gang initially thinks it's part of the show, but when they see the audience running away, they realize it isn't, and run away too.

The centaur chases Shaggy and Scooby up a scaffolding, then Shaggy takes out the amulet and Scooby steps on a plank, launching the centaur into a crate below. Velma declares that they have a mystery on their hands, but Shaggy thinks that there's no mystery: they're cursed. Velma, however, doesn't believe in curses and wants to do research.

The gang asks a man named Major Portsmouth for advice, and he says that the monsters are real. Unamused, the gang exits the building, only to find the guy from the airport, on a moped. He chases them into another building, where Shaggy teases a stone statue of the centaur. Just then, however, the actual centaur arrives. Shaggy and Scooby climb up a statue and are about to fall, when the man who wanted the amulet comes over and lassos them to safety. Shaggy thanks the man, he tries to get the amulet, but then all three of them fall through the floor and are chased by the centaur. They run into the rest of the gang, and are chased onto a boat. The guy on the moped attempts to pursue them too, but his moped falls into the ocean.

The gang has to sleep in the hold with some farm animals, and the guy from before tries to steal the amulet from Shaggy, but Scooby lies on it and a goat bites the guy.

In the morning, the gang arrives at Crete and tries to follow Major Portsmouth, but then he gets into a taxi, so the gang gets into a car. The centaur arrives, chases them, and gets launched into a nearby maze. Fred and Daphne send Shaggy and Scooby into the maze (even though the Scooby Snacks are in Daphne's purse, so they don't win anything).

They go into the maze with string to lead themselves out, but the string had been cut, leaving them lost so they start to cry. The centaur offers them a tissue, then chases them into a corner. Scooby gets a string and ties up the centaur. The man who wants the amulet comes over and tries to take it again, then they run out and the rest of the gang piles on them, thinking them to be the centaur. Major Portsmouth arrives and Velma gets suspicious that he and the centaur are never seen together. The major says that the amulet isn't lucky, but actually attracts the centaur and Velma asks the other guy why he wants it. He, whose real name is Lysander Demas, explains that if you take the amulet to the temple, it shows you the way to Atlantis.

That night, the gang gets chased again by the centaur and the guy on the moped, who, as it turns out, only wanted to return Daphne's purse. They then go to the temple and put the amulet into a statue, causing a light to shine into an island.

They go to the island and dress up as Greek mythological creatures -- Scooby as Cerberus, Shaggy as a cyclops, Velma as the hydra, Daphne as Medusa, and Fred as the minotaur. They corner the centaur, who crashes open the door to Atlantis but there is nothing there. Velma takes off the "centaur's mask, suspecting it to be Major Portsmouth, but really it's the woman from before, which annoys Velma and she declares it doesn't count. Lysander explains that it is his assistant Susan Smythe, whose goal was to be the first to discover the entrance to Atlantis. Major Portsmouth comes over with a camera and photographs the gang, mistaking them for the actual monsters. Shaggy asked if they should tell the truth, but Fred and Daphne let him believe it. Velma keeps complaining, then Scooby says, "Scooby-Dooby-Doo!" with the heads on his Cerberus costume joining in.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Centaur (single appearance)(no lines)(Susie Smythe's disguise)
  • Susie Smythe (single appearance)

Other characters:

  • Feta cheese vendor (single appearance)
  • Shop owner (single appearance)
  • Historical Society of Athens security guard (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Cyclops (Shaggy) (single appearance)(disguise)
  • Minotaur (Fred) (single appearance)(disguise)
  • Medusa (Daphne) (single appearance)(disguise)
  • Cerberus (Scooby) (single appearance)(disguise)
  • Hydra (Velma) (single appearance)(disguise)
  • Goat (single appearance)
  • Cow (single appearance)
  • Sheep (single appearance)
  • Pigs (single appearance)




  • Boat


Suspect Motive/reason
Major Portsmouth He wanted evidence to show that Greek mythological monsters were real. He was never with the gang when the Centaur appeared.
Scary-looking man Scary expression. Followed the gang but it turned out he was just trying to return Daphne's missing purse.


Culprit Motive/reason
Susie Smythe as the Centaur Wanted to be the one to discover Atlantis.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Centaur[citation needed]
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Jeff Bennett Feta cheese vendor
Major Portsmouth
Shop owner
Nick Jameson Lysander Demas
Scary-looking man
Moira Quirk Susie Smythe


Song Credits Performed by
"Sahara " Written by Nikos Bitzenis Mikro

Cultural references

  • The title is based upon a quote from William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar" (Act I, Scene II): "But, for my own part, it was Greek to me". (Spoken by Senator Casca.)
  • Lysander Demas resembles Indiana Jones, but speaks with a Greek accent which Indy does not have. Susie Smythe resembles Lara Croft, and speaks with an according British accent.


  • This is the fifth time that Scooby and Shaggy go to Greece, the fourth time that Daphne goes to Greece, and the second time that Fred and Velma go to Greece.
  • A character suspected only for his looks who just wanted to return something was used before with the Gondolier in The Scooby-Doo Show episode A Menace in Venice.
  • Velma twice implied that she is out of shape in this episode due to her always panting and stretching out continually after running a fair distance and tells Daphne to remind her about getting a gym membership for Christmas.
  • Velma fails to solve the mystery due to the fact she never met Susie Smythe beforehand (she disappeared before the gang arrived).
  • The scene in which the labyrinth is shown from above already makes clear that Major Portsmouth could not be the centaur. At least, not at that hour, if he had an accomplice.
  • The costumes that the gang used to stop the Centaur was Medusa (Daphne), a minotaur (Fred), a hydra (Velma), a cyclops (Shaggy), and Cerberus (Scooby).
  • Velma claims that the mystery doesn't count because they never met Susie and would have known if it was her if they did meet her.
  • This episode doesn't have a summation at the end like most episodes do.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
French La porte de l'atlantide The Gateway to Atlantis
Greek Ο Σκούμπι-Ντου στην Ελλάδα Scooby-Doo in Greece
Romanian De neînţeles pentru Scooby Incomprehensible to Scooby
Spanish (Latin America) Vacaciones en Grecia Vacations in Greece

Home media


Velma: Wow! Spring beak in Greece, the birthplace of democracy and epic literature and mathematics...
Shaggy: And hummus and feta cheese and greek salad.

Shaggy: Hey Scoob, check it out.
Shop Owner: Ah, wise choice my friend, wise choice. That is one powerful amulet.
Shaggy: Powerful? [chuckles] Like tell me it keeps monsters away and you've got a sale.
Shop Owner: That's exactly what it does! it is an ancient Greek medallion that keeps away all kinds of monsters.
Shaggy: Wow. Imagine the odds eh Scoob.

Daphne: What are you looking for?
Fred: How to say "run" in Greek.
Shaggy: Like thanks Fred, but that's one phrase you don't have to translate.

External links

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