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Recipe for Disaster is the tenth episode of the second season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?, and the twenty-third overall.


After Shaggy wins a trip to the Scooby Snax Factory the gang prepare for a well deserved holiday. Unfortunately there is very high security in the factory because of spies. But, worst of all, the ghost of a former employee who died in the Scooby Snax paste vat is lurking in the shadows.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Scooby Snack Monster (single appearance)(no lines)(Penelope Bailey's disguise)
  • Penelope Bailey (single appearance)(redeemed)
  • Second Scooby Snack Monster (single appearance)(no lines)(Trudy Lowe's disguise)
  • "Trudy Lowe" (single appearance)

Other characters:

  • Burglar 1 (single appearance)
  • Burglar 2 (single appearance)
  • Worker 1 (single appearance)





Suspect Motive/reason
Ernest Bailey He is a sleepwalker.
Moss T. Meister He is insanely protective of the Scooby Snack recipe.
Trudy Lowe She is an industrial spy.


Culprit Motive/reason
Trudy Lowe as the fake Scooby Snack Monster To steal the Scooby Snack recipe for a rival factory.
Penelope Bailey as the Scooby Snack Monster To protect the factory from industrial spies.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Jeff Bennett Ernest Bailey
Burglar 1
Worker 1
Susanne Blakeslee Penelope Bailey
Larry Drake Moss T. Meister
Burglar 2
Tara Strong Trudy Lowe


Song Credits Performed by
"Sabre Dance " Written by Aram Khachaturian
Arranged by Dave Edmunds
Love Sculpture


  • At the end of this episode, Scooby-Doo says a variation of his catchphrase, which is "Scooby-Snacky-Doo!".

Cultural references

  • This is an extended homage to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
    • The gang wins a tour of the factory as the result of winning a contest.
    • Ernest Bailey wears a top hat like Willy Wonka.
    • Scooby and Shaggy want to drink from a flowing river of food, like Augustus Gloop.
    • They are sucked up a pipe, also like Gloop.
    • They are nearly pulled into a fan, like Charlie Bucket in the first movie version.
    • They nearly get fed into an incinerator like Veruca Salt.
    • They become so full they become round and have to be rolled like Violet Beauregarde.
    • A giant-size product package catches the monster, like the one in the room that tempted Mike Teavee.
    • A glass elevator goes up into the air, like in the book sequel, The Great Glass Elevator.
    • One of the rooms where the Scooby Snack Monster chases Daphne in resembles the Fizzy Lifting Drinks room in the first movie version.
    • There are spies trying to steal the formula for rival companies.
  • This is the third episode where Fred impersonates Elvis Presley - after he also said "Thank you very much" after unmasking the villains in the Simple Plan episode.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • The fan blade had nowhere else to fall but down the pipe, so it should have been under Scooby and Shaggy's feet when they landed, but it wasn't.
  • When the gang found Penelope tied to the chair, her feet weren't tied together. But, in the following scene and the flashback, they were.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Η Συνταγή της Καταστροφής The Recipe of Disaster

Home media


Ernest Bailey: Welcome to our savory wonderland, where dreams abound and fear is all around...
Mystery Inc: Huh?
Penelope Bailey: He means fun. Where fun is all around.

Daphne: (inside sterilization chamber) Why do I get the feeling something bad is about to happen?
(sterilization chamber makes the gang all wet)
Daphne: My hair, it's ruined.
Scooby: Mine too.
(sterilization chamber dries them up)
Fred: Hey, nice style. (imitating Elvis) Thank you, thank you very much, man, thank you.

Penelope: Well, I would've gotten away with it, if it weren't for you, pestering kids.
Shaggy: That's 'meddling' kids, with an 'M'.

External links

  • TBA

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