The House of the Nightmare Witch is the second episode of the second season of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, and twenty-eighth overall.


Hot Dog Water becomes "New Daphne" as Mystery Inc. face a haunted house with chicken legs!


In Russia, a night guard is on watch inside a Russian museum. Velma and Hot Dog Water have broken into the museum and are trying to break into Baba Yaga's house while working for Mr. E. When they cannot reach the house, Mr. E decides that the only option is to buy it. After they leave, the figure of Baba Yaga comes to life and attacks the guard.

At Crystal Cove High, Velma and Hot Dog Water are talking about a great idea that the others will agree with. Fred returns to school, along with the others. Gary and Ethan greet Fred coldly as after Fred left they had to forfeit the championship. This resulted in them losing their scholarships and, therefore, their chance of going to college next year. Fred is still upset when he sees Daphne walking with Baylor. Fred then starts to describe a trap to separate them, but Velma tells him firmly that Daphne isn't and probably never will be ready to come back to the gang. Velma talks the gang into allowing Hot Dog Water (whose real name is Marcie) to replace Daphne, as it turns out she was given early probation for redesigning the prison's security system. Shaggy and Scooby welcome her in, especially after she offers them candy she made in prison.

After arriving in America, Curator Vronsky and his assistant are ambushed by Baba Yaga's House; snatching up the assistant. Later that night, the gang is driving together and receive a call from a policeman who encountered Baba Yaga, which was heading towards the woods. While heading towards the woods, Mystery Inc. discover the house. Velma and Marcy try to enter, but when they open the door, Baba Yaga is waiting behind it. She chases them around the house, trying to capture them, but then crashes into a rock and the house hobbles off into the woods again, leaving behind a trail of black mysterious liquid.

After Mayor Nettles, Sheriff Stone, and the Curator Vronsky arrive, they investigate the clearing and report the incident. Velma and Marcy rush to the side to call Mr. E, whom tells them to find what is inside the house and retrieve it. Scooby overhears their conversation, and tells Fred and Shaggy later at Fred's house (which has become a pigsty).

Meanwhile, Velma and Marcy follow the trail of fluid and find the house; inside they find a piece of the Planispheric Disk. The rest of the gang is waiting behind them and confronts Velma about teaming up with Mr. E. After explaining her reasons, she tells the gang that they can trust her and that she only wants to protect the Disk pieces from Professor Pericles. The house later awakens and tosses them out. Baba Yaga appears and threatens the gang if they follow her again. The Disk piece was saved due to it becoming lodged in Mr. Trapples' eye. They find a piece of Faberge egg, which was clarified by Daphne; whose mother owns Faberge eggs.

Afterwards, Marcy clarifies the liquid as being a type of oil used in roller-coasters, due to her father owning an amusement park. The only other use the oil has is on ships and the exhibit came to America on a cargo ship. Later, they chase the house out of the ship and into the city, where Shaggy and Scooby use a rope and the cross-bows to trip the house. After the house trips, Baba Yaga falls out and is taken into custody after being revealed as Curator Vronsky.

He had kidnapped his assistant because she was getting suspicious of his causes for wanting to take it for free to America. He brought it so he could sell stolen Faberge eggs on the Black Market. He controlled the house with switches inside his cane. After taking damage to the leg, he commanded it to run off so he could repair it but couldn't achieve this due to Mystery Inc. following him constantly. He also couldn’t leave the house because of the amount of eggs he had inside. His assistant says that she came along with him because she had a hunch he was up to something.

Later Mr. E confronts Marcie about Velma double crossing him. She begs him to give her a second chance. Mr. E, however, warns her that Mystery Incorporated's days are numbered.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:





Suspect Motive/reason
Curator Vronsky He knew all about the legend of Baba Yaga.
Anna Arkadyevna She said the owners of Crystal Cove would get what was coming to them very soon.


Culprit Motive/reason
Curator Vronsky as Baba Yaga To smuggle stolen Fraberge eggs into the country.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones, Jr.
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Anna Arkadyevna
Baba Yaga
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Patrick Warburton Sheriff Bronson Stone
Lewis Black Mr. E
Linda Cardellini Hot Dog Water
Kate Higgins Mayor Janet Nettles
Matt Lanter Baylor Hotner
Mitch Watson Ethan
Police officer
Troy Baker Curator Vronsky


  • Fred broke up the gang and with Daphne in All Fear the Freak because, among other things, he wanted to be alone to find his birth parents and disappeared for an extended period of time. He returned in the previous episode.
  • Hot Dog Water disguised herself as the Manticore in Menace of the Manticore to close down her father's amusement park. She was let out on early probation for redesigning the prison's computer system to be more brutal and unforgiving and as part of that probation Velma has taken her under her wing; they were previously established as rivals in the aforementioned episode.
    • Velma taking Hot Dog Water under her wing is really a cover up for what they are really doing: working for Mr. E to find the third Planispheric Disk piece. Mystery Inc. found the first in Escape from Mystery Manor and have been searching for more since.
      • Fred thinks Velma is working for Mr. E because they left her behind because she didn't tell them that Angel Dynamite was really Cassidy Williams which happened in All Fear the Freak. She's really working for him so Professor Pericles doesn't get the other disc pieces as he already has the only other two known pieces revealed at the end of the same episode.
  • Daphne declined to return to Mystery Inc. and turned down Fred because she was with Baylor in the previous episode.
  • Because of being one member short, the gang failed to capture Crybaby Clown in the previous episode.
  • Mr. E, waiting in Hot Dog Water's house, holds the same keytar he was holding in Pawn of Shadows.


  • This episode was aired in Latin America on September 8, 2012.
  • On cable systems like Comcast, this episode is mistakenly titled as House of the Mystery Witch.
  • Velma announces the "previously on..." recap.
  • Hot Dog Water's first name is revealed to be Marcie.
  • With support from Velma, Hot Dog Water replaces Daphne as a member of the gang. She later learns in Web of the Dreamweaver! that she's only filling in for when the latter returns. At the end of this episode, it's revealed that Hot Dog Water joined the gang to spy on them for Mr. E.
  • This was the three-hundredth overall produced Scooby-Doo episode.
  • Baba Yaga Is Also In Bartok The Magicnifcent From 1999.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Fred said in the previous episode he was only returning to capture Crybaby Clown and then going back to search for his birth parents. Of course they failed at that, but it's possible he decided to give up on his search. In fact he doesn't even mention them and is only concerned about getting Daphne back which is ironic because he gave her up to search for them. It's possible that he's more interested in getting her back because she's something tangible and he realizes his mistake whereas his parents are impossible to locate.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Italian La Strega Baba Yaga The Witch Baba Yaga
Spanish (Latin America) La Casa de la Bruja Pesadilla The House of the Nightmare Witch
French Le Mystère de la maison sur pattes The Mystery of the House on Legs
Hungarian A rémbanya kunyhója The Lodge of the Monster Witch
Polish Dom na kurzych nogach The House on Hen Legs

Το Σπίτι της Μάγισσας του Εφιάλτη (Star TV Dub)

Το Σπίτι της Εφιαλτικής Μάγισσας (Boomerang TV Dub)

The House of the Witch of the Nightmare (Star TV Dub)

The House of the Nightmare Witch (Boomerang TV Dub)

Home media



Hot Dog Water: Daphne's stopped you cold again? That's got to be hard to take, I mean no offence Fred.
Fred: Whatever, we are so over it, right Mr Trapples?
Hot Dog Water: (Looking at Mr Trapples) Is that Daphne's actually hair?

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