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The Night the Clown Cried II - Tears of Doom! is the third episode of the second season of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, and the twenty-ninth overall.

Premise

As Crybaby Clown returns, Fred goes to great lengths to get Daphne back.

Synopsis

Fred is on the psychiatrist's couch, talking about traps and their opposite - Daphne. After he leaves, the lights go out, Crybaby Clown comes in through the window and kidnaps Dr. Henklefust. Fred returns to the office and finds it empty.

At home, Daphne retires for the night. She is woken by a crab crawling across her and finds that Fred has towed her bed to the beach for a romantic picnic. Daphne tells Fred she has moved on and so should he.

In the Jones mansion Shaggy is trying on a wig, but doesn't like it. Velma reads in the paper that Fred's therapist has gone missing, but he doesn't care about anything except Daphne. Shaggy and Scooby go to get some real fake hair.

In the Hair Salon, Angel Dynamite tells Gorgeous G to cut it all off. After briefly protesting, G shaves off Angel's afro. While Angel (who now thinks of herself as Cassidy Williams) is admiring her new look in the bathroom, Mr. E enters and tells her "They're coming back for Fred". As G is cleaning up the hair, Crybaby Clown drives through the window, kidnaps her and drives off, narrowly missing Shaggy and Scooby.

As the media photograph the crime scene the Mayor's new publicist, J.R. Kipple, places a teddy bear in the shot to try and create a fear fest and bring the tourists back. While Shaggy and Scooby are trying on wigs, Velma finds an electronic component on the ground. Cassidy tries to apologise to the gang, but they reject her. Across the street, Baylor Hotner and Daphne are dress shopping. Fred makes a suggestion but Daphne accepts Baylor's instead.

At the Medical Center, Shaggy drops his mom off at the plastic surgeon's office, only to find it has been wrecked and the receptionist pinned to the wall with ice cream cones by the Clown.

Velma and Hot Dog Water have rigged up a transistor radio to pick up the signal from the transmitter they found at the salon. Tracking the signal in the Mystery Machine, Fred fires his trap and catches ... Daphne. She has a transmitter planted just under the skin of her ankle. Crybaby Clown drives up and attempt to grab Daphne but Fred saves her, just before the press arrive having been alerted by J.R.Kipple. Baylor Hotner arrives and announces that he and Daphne are leaving for Hollywood, tonight, together. Fred goes into a catatonic state at this.

Suspecting J.R.Kipple the gang travel to his home, just in time to see Crybaby Clown abduct him. Back in Fred's room they try to find a connection between the victims, but fail. Fred comes out of his trance and announces he's solved the mystery.

At Crystal Cove Airport, Crybaby Clown drives onto a jet where the kidnap victims and Daphne are tied to their seats. He announces that he's taking them back to his special clown town but discovers that the flight crew have been replaced by Shaggy and Scooby. He attack them, the plane starts up and Fred, Velma and Hot Dog Water fall out the ramp onto the tarmac. Following in the Mystery Machine, Fred jumps onto the plane as it takes off and takes the controls after it is struck by lightning. Throwing the plane around causes Crybaby Clown, the only one not strapped in, to be thrown around and Fred knocks him out.

Back at the airport the Clown is unmasked as Baylor Hotner who came to Crystal Cove to research the part of a crazed clown for his upcoming blockbuster movie. He kidnapped those four people because their occupations made a good entourage. Daphne was also a part of the plan as his girl. Daphne slaps Baylor and breaks up with him and saying that the gang are her friends. After the Sheriff takes the Clown away, Fred invites Daphne to rejoin the gang which she gladly accepts.

Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

Other characters:

Locations

Objects

  • Newspaper
  • Wigs
  • Cameras
  • Teddy bear
  • Ice cream
  • Ice cream cones
  • Transistor radio
  • Velma's laptop
  • Cry Baby Clown's Rattle
  • Cry Baby Clown's Bottle Bombs

Vehicles

  • Crybaby Clown's buggy
  • Police cars
  • The Mystery Machine
  • Rogerses' car
  • Aeroplanes
  • Ambulance
  • Fire truck

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
J.R. Kipple For publicity.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Baylor Hotner as Crybaby Clown To perfect his role as an evil clown for his next movie.

Cast

Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones, Jr.
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Paula Rogers
Receptionist
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Vivica A. Fox Cassidy Williams
Lewis Black Mr. E
Linda Cardellini Hot Dog Water
Airport PA
Kate Higgins Mayor Janet Nettles
Matt Lanter Baylor Hotner
Mark Hamill Crybaby Clown
John Billingsley Dr. Henklefust
Jim Rash J.R. Kipple
Roz Ryan Gorgeous G

Continuity

  • This is a sequel and conclusion to the season 2 premiere, The Night the Clown Cried.
  • This episode revealed that Cassidy Williams's feelings for Ricky Owens (Mr. E) were reciprocated and developed into a romantic relationship when they were still teenagers.
  • On Dr. Henklefust's block notes, when he was writing, on the top of the sheet, it was written "FRED JONES", but the surname was deleted and after that, only two letters could be seen: "CH", probably the initials of "Chiles".
  • In the plastic surgeon's office, Shaggy's mom says he was acting too fearful for a general. In The Night the Clown Cried, Shaggy stated that military school had made him a general and sent him back to Crystal Cove undercover.

Notes/trivia

  • This episode was aired in Latin America on September 15, 2012.
  • The theme song was changed to include Hot Dog Water in Daphne's place, although at first, when the gang is sitting in the Mystery Machine Daphne is still in her usual place.
  • This episode perhaps marks the very first time in any Scooby-Doo animated series that Fred and Daphne resort to deliberate physical violence against someone - Fred punches Crybaby Clown in the face during the airplane skirmish, and Daphne slaps Baylor in the face after he is captured and exposed as the Clown.

Miscellaneous

  • Disguises: Shaggy and Scooby as airport pilots.

Cultural references

  • Baylor wanted to win an Oscar award.
  • Crybaby Clown's line "Buckle up, it's going to be a very bumpy ride!" is a reference to the Joker in Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (also voiced by Mark Hamill), who tells Salvatore Valestra, "Now hold on to your hat and watch those valuables, it's going to be a bumpy ride!"
  • Crybaby Clown's line (and indeed the Joker's) is probably a reference to Bette Davis's line in the 1950 film All About Eve, "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!".
  • Crybaby Clown saying "get off my plane!" is likely a reference to Harrison Ford's famous line in Air Force One.
  • The aircraft that Crybaby Clown steals and puts Daphne and the other victims in slightly resembles a Pan Am Boeing 747 (Pan Am was a former US Airline that operated the 747)

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • In the flashback, the trick buggy Baylor found for the Crybaby Clown's buggy already looked like giant baby buggy.
  • Velma had previously said that Crystal Cove 'only had one plane' in The Dragon's Secret, although two can be seen taking off at the start of the airport scene, and another three (including the one manned by Crybaby Clown) are on the runway.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Brazilian Portuguese A Noite em que o Palhaço Chorou - Lágrimas de Desespero The Night The Clown Cried - Tears of Despair
Italian La Notte Del Clown II - Lacrime Fatali The Night of the Clown II - Fatal Tears
Spanish (Latin America) La Noche en que el Bufón Lloró: Segunda Parte The Night the Buffoon Cried: Second Part
French La Nuit du clown triste 2: Les Larmes de la nuit The Night of the Sad Clown 2: Tears of the Night
Hungarian A síró bohóc éjszakája 2 - Apokaliptikus könnyek The Night of the Clown Cried 2 - Apocaliptic Tears
Polish Płaczący Klaun, część 2: Łzy zagłady The Crying Clown, part 2: Tears of Doom
Greek

Τη Νύχτα που Έκλαψε ο Κλόουν II - Τα Δάκρυα της Καταστροφής! (Star TV Dub)

Η Νύχτα που Έκλαψε ο Κλόουν Δεύτερο Μέρος - Τα Δάκρυα της Καταδίκης!

The Night the Clown Cried II - The Tears of Destruction! (Star TV Dub)

The Night the Clown Cried Part 2 - The Tears of Doom! (Boomerang TV Dub)

Home media

Quotes

JR Kipple: With these abductions by the Cry Baby Clown we'll put Crystal Cove back on the map as a great scary place to vacation.
Mayor Nettles: I don't like my citizens being abducted by evil clown man-babies! I want this mystery solved.


Velma: Daphne, you have a transmitter just under the skin on your ankle!
Daphne: What? I've been tagged with a tracking device?
Fred: Man, I wish I'd have thought of that.

Footnotes

  1. This officially happens in the next episode.

References

External links

  • TBA


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