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Locked Room Misery is the first of two stories in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #5, by DC Comics. It was followed by the reprint, Sound Stage Spook.

Premise

The gang investigate money thefts at Uncle Ned's circus.

Synopsis

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Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

Other characters:

  • Circus performers (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)
  • Police officers (single appearance)(miscellaneous speaking)

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

  • None

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Ringmaster Rick He was spying on the gang. His constant scratching also made the other acts keep away from him.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Ringmaster Rick using trained fleas To steal the box office receipts.

Full credits

Notes/trivia

  • Ned is called "Uncle Ned" by everyone.

Miscellaneous

  • Disguises:
  • Scooby Snacks bribe: 0 (although Scooby & Shaggy are given incentive with boxes if they were to catch the crook while guarding the office).

Cultural references

  • The title puns off the phrase "locked room mystery," a kind of detective story in which a crime is committed in a locked room and there seems to be no way the criminal could have gotten in or out.

Coloring mistakes

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • In the second panel of page 1, Fred asks, "Do you boys smell a mystery?", but Shaggy answers Velma.

Quotes

Ringmaster Rick: And I would have gotten away with it if I had just taken a flea and tick dip.


Velma: ...I spy with my little eye some hard-bitten fleas on the way to the big house.

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