The Man in the Mirror is the twenty-first episode of the second season of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, and the forty-seventh overall.


A man in a mirror kidnaps Fred and takes him to a world where the Planispheric Disk destroyed all of Crystal Cove. Meanwhile the gang encounters a strange Fred...


Mayor Nettles wants the gang to investigate a house that's presumably haunted, according to some reports of the people in the neighborhood. Once inside, Fred says that once they finish the house's research, they have to relocate the Planispheric Disk. Shaggy and Scooby say they'll do it while the others stay in the house, but then Daphne tells everyone that Fred was the last one who hid the Planishperic Disk, and that only he knows where it is. After splitting up to look for clues, Fred goes to the basement. There he finds a mirror, but he notices that his reflection is not normal -- it moves differently. When Fred turns around, his reflection pulls him into the mirror, causing Fred to drop his lantern before he disappears. 

Fred finds himself in a destroyed and apocalyptic version of Crystal Cove with skeletons everywhere. Just when he starts to think that everyone else is dead (including the other members of the gang), Fred meets an old version of Daphne. Old Daphne tells him that the cause of Crystal Cove's destruction is the Planispheric Disk, that sped up time in the town, making everyone age faster and therefore, die faster; and that she is the only survivor of the catastrophe. Old Daphne tells Fred that he needs to find the Planispheric Disk in order to "reverse the process" and save the town. 

The other members of the gang realize that the house wasn't haunted, it was a cat that made all the noises that worried the neighbors. Shaggy, Daphne, Velma and Scooby are waiting for Fred outside the house, when Evil Fred shows up. Evil Fred makes them think that he is the real Fred. Riding the Mystery Machine, he takes the gang to an Electronics' store, where he takes a radio and headphones. He tells Shaggy to drive while he sits in the co - driver's seat, making Daphne to ride in the backseats along with Velma and Scooby. The gang starts to suspect about Evil Fred.

Meanwhile, Fred takes Old Daphne to the destroyed "F-F-Fearatorium Food Emporium" to search for the disk there. Evil Fred makes the gang to search for the disk in the real Food Emporium. Then, Fred tells Old Daphne that it wasn't there where he hid it, and takes her to the "Arcane-A-Rama Movieplex". Evil Fred then takes the gang to the real Movieplex. After traveling to a couple of more places, the gang realize that they are with a fake Fred, and that the real Fred must be somewhere else. Fred and Old Daphne are attacked by skeletons, and they get inside the Mystery Machine and flee. But then, Fred takes Old Daphne to the real Steelco Industries, telling her that he knows the truth about her. Fred meets Evil Fred and the gang in there. After a fight between the Freds, the real Fred takes the Planispheric Disk. Daphne is able to distinguish the two by asking the two Freds how they feel about her.

Evil Fred was Fred's dad, Brad Chiles, and Old Daphne was Fred's mom, Judy Reeves. She had been communicating with her husband through the radio, telling him where Fred thought that was the Planispheric Disk. Fred and Judy had been traveling in the abandoned Crystal Cove's movie studio all along, which had been converted in order to be an exact but destroyed replica of the town. Brad and Judy tells the gang that they went through plastic surgery in order to fake their identities. The skeletons where, in reality, robots (Mister Bones Skelo-Bots).

Unfortunately, Professor Pericles shows up, and threatens to kill Daphne with his robots if Fred doesn't give the disk to him. After giving the disk to Pericles, he releases Daphne and escapes. Pericles then takes the Planispheric Disk to a secret chamber in Destroido Corp. and places it in a special location, causing the room to change; saying "I'm coming for you, master. I'm coming to set you free".


Main characters:

Supporting characters:

  • None


Other characters:





  • None


Culprit Motive/reason
Brad Chiles as Fake Fred
Judy Reeves as Old Daphne
Destorido Corp. employees operating the Skelo-bots
To steal the Planispheric Disk for Professor Pericles.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones, Jr.
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Tia Carrere Judy Reeves
Old Daphne
Kate Higgins Mayor Janet Nettles
Udo Kier Professor Pericles
Tim Matheson Brad Chiles
Fake Fred



  • This episode was aired in Italy on March 7, 2013.
  • This episode was aired in Latin America and Brazil on March 22, 2013.
  • Fred announces the "previously on..." recap.
  • Fred shows deductive reasoning in determining "Old Daphne" is a fake and strategy in picking red herrings. The names of the four places he takes Old Daphne neatly spell an acrostic: "FAKE FRED".
  • This is the first time that the villains' costumes don't consist of masks.
  • This is the first time that Fred says "Scooby-Doo, where are you?"

Cultural References

  • The name of the episode is based off the song "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When Pericles warns Fred about "destroying the one thing he cares about most", part of his body under his scarf is the color of the scarf.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs

  • Velma has never got a tardy before which seems unlikely even from the first episode.
  • Even in the real parts of Crystal Cove it seems unnaturally absent.
  • Tim Matheson is credited as "Mr. Pomfrit", although no such character appears.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Italian Attraverso Lo Specchio Through the Mirror
Spanish (Latin America) El Hombre del Espejo The Man of the Mirror
Portuguese O Homem do Espelho The Man in the Mirror
Norwegian Mannen i speilet The man in the mirror
Greek Ο Άντρας στον Καθρέφτη The Man in the Mirror
Polish Człowiek w lustrze The Person in the Mirror

Home media


Scooby-Doo: (imitating Shaggy's mom) Oh, Norville, eat all that broccoli or no television.

Scooby-Doo: I walk myself, Fred.

Brad: It's not a mask, you imbecile! I had plastic surgery to look like you! You would have spotted a mask too quickly.

Judy: Ow! Watch it! I had plastic surgery, too.
Velma: I know.

External links

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