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This article is about the episode. For the gang, see Wild Brood.

The Wild Brood is the fifteenth episode of the first season of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.

Premise

The "Wild Brood" (a gang of bikers that look like Orcs) comes to Crystal Cove. They seem to be peaceful, but when the Crystal Cove Armory is broken into, the bikers are suspected.

Synopsis

In a Roadhouse cafe, the leader of the Spankers motorcycle gang is putting the moves on a woman at the bar, when he is told to step away by a green skinned stranger. Odnarb and the Wild Brood want the Spankers to leave. A fight ensues; the Spankers leave hurriedly and Odnarb tells the bartender that the Brood is heading down the coast to Crystal Cove for a little rest and relaxation.

The Tiki Tub has been rebuilt after it was destroyed by the Humungonauts. Fred has brought Daphne there for their second date since, as his dad owns the place, they get free refills. Daphne isn't please that Fred invited Velma, Shaggy and Scooby along too. The Brood arrive, but Sheriff Stone informs them that no monsters are allowed in public areas unless tickets are being sold. Odnarb rejects the label, and says it is the citizens of Crystal Cove, not the Wild Brood, who are the true monsters. Daphne is attracted to his poetical phrasing, rejects Fred's indifference, and she and Velma leave with the Brood.

On the beach, Odnarb is playing the guitar for Daphne while Velma discusses the problem of having anti-malware software that can't save Shaggy - who she refers to as an idiot - from downloading viruses by clicking on the wrong banner ad with the Brood. When one of the bikes fails to start, Velma adjusts the timing to stop it misfiring, which impresses the orcs.

That night at the Crystal Cove Armory, a biker climbs over the gate, disables the security system, breaks in and steals a rocket launcher. As he leaves, he drops a piece of paper.

The next morning, Daphne wakes to find Sheriff Stone and the gang in her bedroom. He knows that it was the monster bikers who were responsible for the break in, even though Daphne and Velma say they were with them all the time. At the Armory, Velma watches the security footage from the garage across the road. An orc in biker gear jumps the gate at the same time as the Brood were on the beach, and boot prints lead to a napkin from Chen's Internet Cafe and Tea House in Chinatown.

In Chen's, the gang are questioning the Brood about the break in when a message from Mr. E appears on all the computer screens: a dancing fish with a sword nose. Velma access the IP address she found on the napkin and uses "swordfish" as a password to access the mainframe, but she is abducted by a shadowy figure. Scooby discovers the Shadowy Orc standing in a doorway. The gang deduce the clue is swordnose and try to tell Velma, but realise that she and Scooby are missing.

Scooby is hanging over the cliff on a rope. The Shadowy Orc tells Velma that unless she helps him reroute a train through Crystal Cove, he'll drop the dog. Despite having an opportunity to remove her rival for Shaggy's affections, Velma hacks the national train database and reroutes the train. The Orc pushes Velma off the cliff; Scooby catches her; the tree he's tied to breaks; they fall onto a branch which bounces them back to the cliff top.

Arriving back at the Police Department, Velma and Scooby meet Daphne, Shaggy and Fred and find that Sheriff Stone has arrested the Brood. They reveal that Swordfish is a secret new video game platform that is being shipped on a train for the unveiling and that they are the programmers, who only dress up as orcs to destress and to be seen for more than computer geeks.

The Mystery Machine and the bikers jump onto the moving train and find the Shadowy Orc is already aboard. The Orc climbs onto the roof of the train and uses the rocket launcher to destroy a bridge on the track ahead. Fred and Odnarb fight with the Orc; Velma tells Foog to pull the brake level, but if breaks off in his hands. Everybody moves back to the wagon; they decouple the engine and Fred and Odnarb apply the brake. The engine plunges into the ravine, but the wagon stops just in time.

The Shadowy Orc is revealed to be Maxwell, who works in the copy room at the gaming company. He was never allowed to join in the beta testing of the video games, so he made a Wild Brood costume of his own and planned to wreck the Swordfish console.

After Sheriff Stone takes Maxwell to jail, Daphne chooses Fred over Odnarb.

Characters

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Supporting characters:

Villains:

Other characters:

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

Suspects

Suspect Motive/reason
Wild Brood The security videos shows a shadow figure in an orc biker costume.

Culprits

Culprit Motive/reason
Maxwell as the Shadowy Orc For revenge on his bosses for treating him unfairly.

Cast

Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones, Jr.
Matthew Lillard Shaggy Rogers
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Female patron
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Gary Cole Mayor Fred Jones, Sr.
Guard 2
Patrick Warburton Sheriff Bronson Stone
Engineer
Lewis Black Mr. E
Chris Hardwick Maxwell
Spankers chief
Shadowy Orc
Troy Baker Krod
Bartender
James Hong Chen
Phil Idrissi Gabtraf
Ben McKenzie Odnarb
Kevin M. Richardson Foog
Dren
Guard 1

Continuity

Notes/trivia

  • Except for Odnarb, all of the Wild Brood's names are backwards for something less cool, playing on who they really are, such as "dork", "fartbag" and "goof."
  • Shadowy Orc's name comes from the credits.

Cultural references

  • The episode's title "The Wild Brood" is a parody of The Wild One starring Marlon Brando.
    • Odnarb is "Brando" backwards, and he talks like Brando.
  • The name of the episode could also be a play on The Wild Bunch, a 1969 western about a gang of outlaws, but the parallels to the Brando movie are much stronger.
  • The runaway train scene appears to be a parody of the train scene on Back to the Future III; the scene of the runaway locomotive derailing off the damaged trestle and graphically exploding among impact resembles the train explosion from the same movie.

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • Willard is the first guard to appear in the episode, yet is credited as "Guard #2".

In other languages

Languages Name Meaning
Greek

Η Άγρια Γενιά (Star TV Dub)

Άγρια Γενιά (Boomerang TV Dub)

The Wild Brood (Star TV Dub)

Wild Brood (Boomerang TV Dub)

Hungarian A Wild Brood banda The Wild Brood Band
Italian Le Belle E Le Bestie The Beauties And The Beasts
Polish Dziki ród The Wild brood
Turkish Vahşi Aile Wild Family

Home media

Quotes

Velma: (To Shaggy) As a former boyfriend you have officially lost 'arms around the shoulders' privileges. Got it?


Velma: What do you want with us shovel lips?
Shadowy Orc: Do not mock me. I have eldritch blood!
Velma: And sometimes I have a chick mustache. Is there a point to this?


Maxwell: From that point on all I had to do was steal a rocket launcher, grab someone to hack the computer to divert the train, reroute said train, board the train from a moving motorcycle, defeat the train's security system, blow up the bridge the train was on, which would cause the Swordfish console to be destroyed in a massive train wreck, ruining your careers and hopefully giving rise to my own in the process. Simple.

External links

  • TBA


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