This article is about the episode. For the character, see Hodag of Horror.
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The Hodag of Horror is the fifth episode of the second season of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, and the thirty-first overall.


A wild creature called the Hodag of Horror steals precious jewellery from the people of Crystal Cove. At the same time, Fred's real parents have suddenly appeared, along with a dog whom Scooby has taken a fancy to.


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Suspect Motive/reason
Gene Shepherd The Hodag was one of his curiosities. The stolen jewelry was found in his cabinet.


Culprit Motive/reason
Roberto as the Hodag of Horror
Ned Fussbuster
To steal the 500 year old cheese.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones, Jr.
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Checkers player
Man C
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Randy's mom
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Patrick Warburton Sheriff Bronson Stone
Vivica A. Fox Cassidy Williams
Lewis Black Mr. E
Udo Kier Professor Pericles
Tim Matheson Brad Chiles
Tia Carrere Judy Reeves
James Arnold Taylor George Avocados
Man B
Skinny man
Dee Bradley Baker Gene Shepherd
Jennifer Hale Daisy Blake
Trini Lee
Charles Shaughnessy Ned Fussbuster
Creepy voice



Cultural references

  • The Hodag is a monster of Wisconsin legend, first discovered by Eugene Simeon Shepard over a hundred years ago;[1] Gene Shepherd is a parody of Eugene Simeon Shepard.
  • A girl among the crowd, who Gene Shepherd talks to when he first arrives in town, resembles the teenage Sari Sumdac from the TV series Transformers Animated, which lead character designer Derrick J. Wyatt, also worked on.
  • The strange puzzle box and disembodied voice that accompany it in Sheriff Stone's office are a tribute to the Lemant configuration and Pinhead from the Hellraiser series.
  • Nova is named after the mute human in the original Planet of the Apes film in 1968 (and its sequel Beneath the Planet of the Apes).
  • The spaghetti scene in the Disney film Lady and the Tramp is parodied with cheese string between Scooby and Nova.
  • Jason Voorhees' hockey mask can be seen in the Cabinet of Curiosities.
  • The name of the cheese shop "Something Cheesy This Way Comes" is a play on the Shakespeare quote "Something Wicked This Way Comes" which also serves as the title of Ray Bradbury's novella about a nightmarish carnival visiting a small town.
  • The Cabinet of Curiosities references the 1920 silent German expressionist cult horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When Velma asks Mr. Shepherd why he came to Crystal Cove, the tint in her glasses are skin-colored instead of light blue.
  • After Sheriff Stone gazes through the window at Daphne's party and the bell rings, the Hodag appears out of thin air in the background behind him, while he is looking around.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs

  • Everyone calls Roberto a monkey when he's clearly a chimpanzee.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Italian Il Mostro Delle Campane The Monster of the Bells
Spanish (Latin America) El Hodag del Terror The Hodag of Terror
Greek Ο Χόνταγκ του Τρόμου The Hodag of Horror

Home media


Shaggy: This place is a rip-off.
Scooby: Uhh. But we didn't pay to get in here.

Gene Shepherd: I only open that box once a year.
Shaggy: Like, why?
Gene Shepherd: It needs to breathe!

Ned Fussbuster: And I would've gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those bells.


External links

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