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The Siren's Song is the twentieth episode of the first season of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.

Premise

After a sardine boat goes missing near a haunted oil platform, Velma follows up an anonymous tip on her own and encounters a singing mermaid.

Synopsis

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Characters

Main characters:

Supporting characters:

Villains:

  • Fish Freaks (single appearance)(no lines)(main story and flashback)(Ernesto and co.'s disguises)
  • Ernesto (final appearance)(main story and flashback)
  • Ernesto's followers (final appearance)(main story and flashback)

Other characters:

  • Skipper Shelton (sardiner)'s crewman (single appearance)
  • Flim-Flam (single appearance)(statue)
  • Scrappy-Doo (single appearance)(statue)
  • Miss Vampire Waitress
  • Skipper Shelton (shrimper) (only time mentioned)
  • Skipper Shelton (manta-rayer) (only time mentioned)
  • Skipper Shelton (kelper) (only time mentioned)
  • Skipper Shelton (sea-dragoner) (only time mentioned)
  • Barty Blake (mentioned)

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

Suspects

  • None

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Ernesto and his fellow protestors as Fish Freaks In order to steal and sell oil.

Cast

Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones, Jr.
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Miss Vampire Waitress
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Frances Conroy Angie Dinkley
Vivica A. Fox Angel Dynamite
John O'Hurley Skipper Shelton
Richard McGonagle Ed Machine
Carlos Alazraqui Ernesto
Crew member
Tia Carrere Amy Cavenaugh
Amy the siren
Daran Norris Skipper Shelton (sardiner)
Gary Anthony Williams Dr. Spike Cavenaugh

Continuity

  • TBA

Notes/trivia

  • This episode contains one of the few references to Scrappy-Doo and Flim-Flam in the Scooby-Doo franchise since the 1980's. Flim-Flam's appearance is his first since The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, while Scrappy makes his first and only appearance since the 2002 live-action film.
    • Their portrayal as villains references the negative views that fans have of their time as main characters in the 1980's. They are commonly blamed for Scooby-Doo's decline during that decade and their unpopularity has been referenced everywhere from Cartoon Network (which reflected their unpopularity in their bumpers) to the villainous portrayal of Scrappy in 2002's Scooby-Doo.
    • Fred's statement that he does not know Flim-Flam is a reference to his standard continuity counterpart's absence from The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo. Given that Velma was also absent from that series, her SDMI counterpart would likely not know him, either. 
  • Velma runs a blog about the gang. She finds out that Amy and her mother both follow it.
  • Though Velma regularly locks her door, Angie has a key and regularly invades her privacy.
  • This is the second time the gang meet Ed Machine face-to-face, after Where Walks Aphrodite.
  • There are six Skipper Sheltons: the clammer who owns the Clam Cabin, a sardiner, a shrimper, a manta-rayer, a kelper, and a sea-dragoner (whom they don't talk about). This parallels Daphne and her sisters, suggesting she has five (with the odd one being the astronaut sister).
  • Ernesto's group is missing the balding, gray-haired middle-aged guy from The Shrieking Madness.
  • In this episode, skeptical Velma believed a person in a costume to be a real supernatural creature. Amy appealed to her loneliness and her desire to have a secret friend.
  • This is the first time that Angel Dynamite has been hinted to be Cassidy Williams; Velma outright declares it.
  • Ernesto's statement, "We have to destroy the environment in order to save it" is an echo of the famous Vietnam-era quote, "We had to destroy the village in order to save it."

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • The statue represents Flim-Flam with his hands in his sweater pockets, but from behind, his hands are on his waist.

Inconstitencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Despite having already met Ed face-to-face once before, the gang show no apparent recognition of him as the associate of Mr. E who spoke to them after the Aphrodite case. The only reasonable explanation is they met him at night and would not have been able to have a good look at him or it's just something they cared not to reference.
  • The gang doesn't seem to recognize the scuba gear as a potential clue.

In other languages

Languages Name Meaning
Spanish (Latin America) El Canto De La Sirena The Siren's Song
Italy Il Canto Della Sirena
Greek Το Τραγούδι της Σειρήνας
French Le Chant de la sirène 
Polish Pieśń syreny
Turkish Deniz Kızının Şarkısı Song of the Mermaid

Home media

Quotes

Daphne: Oh look. Flim-Flam. Remember him Freddy?
Fred: You forget. I was away that year. I spent the summer tied up at trapping camp.Get it? Tied up... trapping camp.
Daphne: (Sighs) So tragic. 25 to life is a long stretch. Even for a preteen con artist. (Spots Scrappy-Doo statue) Wow, I haven't seen...
Fred: Look away Daphne. We all promised each other that we would never speak of him. Not ever!


Velma: Scooby? Velma. Put Shaggy on. (Pause for reply) Because you're almost impossible to understand on a phone.


Amy: ♪ My song fills your heart. From the depths of the sea. Please listen and learn. All you can learn from me. ♪


Skipper Shelton: Besides meself there are five Skipper Sheltons, all siblings of mine: a sardiner, a shrimper, a manta rayer, a kelper, and a sea-dragoner.


Velma: Hold on. Are you telling us that you were going to cause a major environmental disaster in order to get the cash to protest against major environmental disasters?
Ernesto: Yes. You must be willing to kill the environment to save it!
Mystery Inc: (In unison) Er no. I don't think that's right.

External links

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