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Mummy Scares Best is the second episode of the second season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?, and the sixteenth overall.


While in Egypt on an archaeological dig with Melbourne O'Reilly, the gang encounters Mummy of Pharaoh Scamses - a mummy who has a knack of turning tourists into zombie minions. Even worse for the gang is the fact that they are in danger of being turned into zombies themselves.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Tour bus driver (single appearance)
  • Pharaoh Scamses XV (single appearance)(pictograph)
  • Pharaoh Scamses XV's slaves (single appearance)(pictograph)
  • Camels (single appearance)(no lines)





Suspect Motive/reason
Camel Sam His business improved when people evacuated due to a water shortage.
Madamoiselle Chantal The stolen water was diverted over to Zalqara, where she worked.


Culprit Motive/reason
Prince Qasl Al-Famir and Madamoiselle Chantal To divert water over to Zalqara for Madamoiselle Chantal's businesses.
Melbourne O'Reilly as the Mummy of Pharaoh Scamses Hypnotized by Prince Al-Famir to scare away intruders.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Mummy of Pharaoh Scamses[citation needed]
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Tourist father's daughter
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Madamoiselle Chantal
Steve Blum Melbourne O'Reilly
Daran Norris Camel Sam
Tourist father
James Arnold Taylor Prince Qasl Al-Famir
Tourist father's son


Song Credits Performed by
"Time Running " Written by Tegan Quin and Sara Quin Tegan and Sara



  • The episode title is a play on "Mother knows best."
  • This is the first time Velma is hypnotized.
  • Scooby wears a blue bandana, instead of his regular dogtag and collar. With the exception of the scene at Chantal's where he's dressed as a dancer.
  • Frank Welker is uncredited as the Mummy of Pharaoh Scamses, and the voice actor of the tour bus driver is uncredited, too.
  • This is the first episode that has Mindy Cohn voice another character besides Velma.
  • This episode was included in Cartoon Network's Scooby-Doo! Back to School Marathon (August 10–11, 2013).


Cultural references

  • Daphne says "Exit, stage right", a catchphrase of Snagglepuss (although, he was more prone to say "Exit, stage left").


Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • After Daphne clipped the strap on Shaggy's sandal to pick the lock, Shaggy's sandal was back to normal for the rest of the episode.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Giza is on the outskirts of Cairo, but all the different sites are just lumped into being in Cairo.
  • Melbourne was camping with the gang when the mummy watched them from atop the pyramid, and also with them when the mummy first appeared and made the sand storm. It couldn't have been Melbourne dressed up as the mummy, so it would have to be Prince Qasl or Madam Chantal.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Έρχεται η Μούμια The Mummy Is Coming

Home media


Shaggy: The only problem with Egypt is that the only sandwiches here is the sand which is here.

Shaggy: Will you look at all those cobwebs? This might be the world's first website.

Melbourne O'Reilly: I'll get the blighter! (uses the wrappings from his mummy disguise to catch the culprit's leg)
Fred: (along with Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, when the culprit is revealed) Prince Qasl Al-Famir?

Velma: So the Prince put him and others under his spell to do his bidding.
Melbourne O'Reilly: Yeah. And I would've stayed that way, too, if it weren't for you meddling' nippers.

External links

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