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Pompeii and Circumstance is the thirteenth episode of the first season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?


While visiting Italy, the gang battles an ancient zombie gladiator who appears to be responsible for causing volcano eruptions.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Shopkeeper (only appearance)
  • Nero (mentioned)(deceased)
  • Waitress (only appearance)
  • Fabbricini (only appearance)(no lines)
  • Male Tourist 1
  • Male Tourist 2
  • Male Tourist 3
  • Male Tourist 4
  • Female Tourist




  • Chariot
  • Mopeds


Suspect Motive/reason
Alexandra Viggi She refused to bring the gang to the top of the volcano.
Ugo DiRinaldi He warned the gang that things can get very scary in the ruins.
Captain Guzman He had suspicious artifacts on his barge.


Culprit Motive/reason
Ugo DiRinaldi as the gladiator
Captain Guzman as Caesar Saladicus
Illegally excavating and dumping artifacts into Mount Vesuvius, so there could be more land for Scungimondo to build on.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Mark Hamill Captain Guzman
Emperor Caesar Saladicus
Daran Norris Ugo DiRinaldi
Zombie Gladiator
Tara Strong Alexandra Viggi


Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"Hai Capito" Written by Rich Dickerson and Gigi Meroni Luciano Palermi, Raffaella Camera, and Rich Dickerson N/A



Cultural references

  • The episode name is a parody of the song "Pomp and Circumstance".
  • Daphne has a credit card named HNB, an allusion to Hanna-Barbera.
  • Scooby-Doo and Shaggy having an accidental kiss as the result of eating spaghetti from the same plate is a reference to the film Lady and the Tramp.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • The map covering Perugia and Sorrento spell them as "Perugla" and "Sorrenlo", respectively.
  • How did overflowing lava return to the volcano after Daphne kicked the generator?
  • After Daphne goes in another direction while in the Colosseum, her purse disappears, which would have been handy to explain where she suddenly got the headscarf and sunglasses from. It's possible she had money that wasn't from her credit card that she used to buy them (presumably quickly) after they brought the convertible.
  • Scooby-Doo says ouch when he doesn’t get his nose Pinched.
  • It isn't explained what Captain Guzman is getting out of it from helping Ugo. It's likely he's a paid accomplice otherwise he's just somebody who simply likes to do illegal things for fun or out of spite.
  • Apparently it did not occur to either Captain Guzman or Ugo that they could make much more money by selling the artifacts excavated than the buildings.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
French Le gladiateur de Pompéi The Gladiator of Pompeii
Greek Το Τέρας της Πομπηίας
Περιπέτειες στην Πομπηία
The Monster of Pompeii
Adventures in Pompeii
Italian Un Viaggio A Pompei A Trip To Pompeii
Norwegian Gladiatoren i Pompeii The gladiator in Pompeii
Polish Heca w Pompejach Fun in Pompeii
Spanish (Latin America) Pompeya y Circunstancia Pompeii and Circumstance

Home media


Fred: We were told that Pompeii might not be so safe lately. Lots of pandemonium and mayhem.
Alexandra: Oh, it's just a charming local rumour.
Shaggy:Which is more charming? The pandemonium or the mayhem?

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