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Ready to Scare is the fifth episode of the third season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?, and the thirty-third overall.


The gang heads to Paris to see Daphne's cousin Danica win "Model of the Year", but they discover she has been abducted by a gargoyle from the Notre Dame cathedral that has come to life.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Miscellaneous models (only appearance)(no lines)
  • Pigeons (only appearance)(no lines)
  • Taxi driver (only appearance)
  • Uncle Julius (mentioned)





Suspect Motive/reason
Brooke Bjork She took the place of the missing Danica LeBlake.
Toddy Stickfigger Publicity for his fashion label.
Sonny Les Matines He loves Gargoyles.
Guy L'Avorton Sneaking around in the sewerage, and he flew a hang glider.


Culprit Motive/reason
Danica LeBlake and Guy L'Avorton as the Gargoyle Danica staged her own abduction to live a simpler life.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Vanessa Marshall Danica LeBlake
Phil La Marr Toddy Stickfigger
James Arnold Taylor Sonny Les Matines
Guy L'Avorton
Tasia Valenza Brooke Bjork


Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"Nonchalant " Written by Charles Boyer and Francis Lareau Chapeaumelon N/A
"Ça plane pour moi " Written by Lou de Pryck, Yves Maurice Lacomblez, and Alain Pierre Ward Plastic Bertrand N/A

Cultural references

  • The title "ready to scare" is a play on "ready to wear," a common fashion industry term.
  • Notre-Dame de Paris (1831) is an epic novel by Victor Hugo, detailing the lives of several characters who live in or near the great Cathedral. In English it is usually printed as The Hunchback of Notre Dame after its main character, Quasimodo. The hunchback in this episode appears to be based on the version in Disney Company's 1996 animated film, who is more cuddly and lovable than the tormented and melancholy version in the novel.
  • Sonny Les Matines' name sounds like a line in the French children's song "Frere Jacques", about the ringing of church bells. Scooby and Shaggy recite a line from this song (which has been traced back to around 1780) when he tells them his name.


  • "The Mystery Machine" written on the side of the van has been changed to "Le Machine Mystere".
  • When Fred mentions putting a coin into a telescope, Velma comments, "They're francs." Fred then says, "I thought they were mine". This anachronistic reference (see goofs) is a reference to Fred's voice actor, Frank Welker.
  • At the end, Danica is wearing Daphne's original outfit, only in inverse colours (e.g. light purple dress with a dark purple lining).
  • Daphne is the third member of the Mystery Inc. to personally know the villain; her cousin Danica (though she figured it out at the end). The first was Velma with her lab partner Gibby and the second was Shaggy with his friend Meadow. Also out of the three, Danica redeemed herself at the end.
  • Aside from her black hair, Danica looks identical to Daphne--Daphne also mentions having an uncle named Julius who must look a lot like her and Danica, as Daphne claims, "Even my Uncle Julius looks like Danica when he's in heels."
  • When Velma mentions the catacombs, Fred replies by saying he is allergic to cats apparently.


  • Disguises: Daphne as Danica; Scooby as a poodle.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • A small brick wall for Daphne briefly materialises in the middle of the road just so she can sit while putting on her galoshes.
  • Velma mentioned the coin Fred was using was a Franc, but France had actually stopped using Francs as its currency in 2002, three years before this episode aired.
    • This may have been deliberately ignored for the sake of a pun on the name Frank Welker.
  • It's almost impossible for Scooby, Shaggy, Fred and Velma to beat Daphne and Danica (the latter still in her Gargoyle disguise) to the exact location before they do.
  • Shaggy never mentioned the gargoyle being ticklish to Fred.
    • Also it wouldn’t have worked due to the costume.
  • The person in the gargoyle costume would’ve been killed after being hit by a train.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Έτοιμοι για Τρόμο Ready for Scare
Polish Postrach Paryża Terror of Paris
Spanish (Latin America) Misterio a la Francesa Mystery to the France
Swedish I drakens klor In dragon's claws

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External links

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