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


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.


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Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • 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:





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


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


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  • Scrappy and Flim-Flam's fates are references to the negative reception they received when they were main characters in the 1980's, being blamed for Scooby-Doo's decline, how they were percived by Cartoon Network (which also reflected their unpopularity in their bumpers), Scrappy's evil deeds in the 2002 film, and the fact that they never returned in any more productions because of it. 
  • This is also the first time Flim-Flam has been used since his appearances in the 1980's. 
  • Freddy not knowing who Flim-Flam is, is a reference to his standard continuity counterpart being absent from The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo. Given that Velma was absent from the aforementioned series, too, her SDMI counterpart would likely not know who he is either, although that is not outright confirmed. 
  • Velma runs a blog about the gang. She finds out that Amy and her mother both follow it. It turns out Velma regularly locks her door, but Angie has a key to it, and regularly invades her privacy.
  • This is the second time the gang meet Ed Machine again 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

Home media


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.

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