There's No Creature Like Snow Creature is the first episode of the first season of What's New, Scooby-Doo?


The amateur sleuths travel to a mountain resort for some skiing and to watch a snowboarding competition. They end up investigating rumors of a snow creature that is attacking the participants. When Velma catches a cold and Fred breaks his leg, it's up to Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby to solve the mystery.


When snowboarding athlete Chris Klug decides to take a last run down the slopes at a mountain resort, he is attacked by a snow creature. While he managed to escape the creature's grasp, he ran into a tree and was injured.

Scooby and the gang arrive at the mountain resort where the Wilkinson Snowboarding Open is being held. There they learn that Chris Klug was recently injured under mysterious circumstances.

They ask Chris himself, who told them about his encounter with the creature. Afterwards, they met Avalanche Anderson, who used to make snowboard movies and is one of Fred's childhood heroes.

Later that night, they overheard Nancy Chang the news reporter, who's talking on the phone. She seems desperate for more ratings, but has a hard time on the phone because of bad reception. They next spotted a mysterious man, heading for an abandoned ski jump, and decided to follow him.

They come face-to-face with the creature while investigating. Fred breaks his leg trying leading the monster away from his friend.

Fortunately, the trail manager Theodore Shushman, found him, and brings him back to the lodge.

While Fred is bedridden, the remaining gang members continue to investigate. They decided to check out Theodore's cabin, and learned that was a ski champion, until he collided with a snowboarder. They found Avalanche in the snow, claiming that he was attacked by the creature, and broke his leg.

With the creature's interest in professional snowboarders, Shaggy was entered into the contest as a decoy. In the meantime, Velma caught a cold. This left Daphne to go on her own to find clues in an abandoned ski jump, and found a strange device inside. Before she could figure out what it is, the creature attacks her again.

After she escapes back to the lodge, Fred manages to come up with a plan to capture the creature using Shaggy and Scooby-Doo as live bait. A chase ensues that leads to the duo and the creature flying off the ski jump. The creature shattered to pieces at the bottom. Upon further examination, the creature was determined to been made completely of transparent lucite (including the moving parts). It was also being controlled by a mystery sneak from the top of the ski jump. Before the culprit managed to escape, an avalanche caused by Velma's sneeze brought him down to the gang.

The culprit was revealed to be Avalanche Anderson. With his experience in the special effects world, Avalanche created the creature and controlled him using virtual reality technology. Avalanche wanted to regain his fame of being a pro snowboarder by getting rid of the competition.

While observing other snowboarders, Shaggy is told by Chris that he is still officially part of the contest. Shaggy said that nothing would get him to participate. That's when Scooby (wearing the head of the Snow Creature) appears behind a snow pile. As Shaggy tries to escape, Scooby jumps onto his back and the duo tumble down a slope to the finish line. Even though Shaggy won the competition, the million dollar prize was no longer available. Scooby and Shaggy laughed it off with the latter saying, "Easy come, easy go!"


Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:

  • Nancy Chang's cameraman (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Elle (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Desk clerk (only time mentioned)
  • Doctor (single appearance)
  • Morty (only time mentioned)
  • Skier (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Snowboarder (single appearance)(no lines)





Suspect Motive/reason
Bruce Wilkinson His business was going under so he couldn't pay the million dollars.
Nancy Chang Would do anything for ratings.
Theodore Schussman His career as a skier was ruined after an accident with a snowboarder.
Gretchen Mueller To win the snowboarding competition.
The mystery sneak Suspicious activity at the ski jump gate. He hid his face under a ski mask.


Culprit Motive/reason
Avalanche Anderson as the mystery sneak operating the Snow Creature robot To win the snowboarding competition to be famous again.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Gretchen Mueller
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Tom Kenny NATLAS
Theodore Schussman
Kevin Michael Richardson Bruce Wilkinson
Brian Unger Avalanche Anderson
Lauren Tom Nancy Chang
Chris Klug Himself


Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"It's a Rad, Rad World" Written by Gigi Meroni and Rich Dickerson Sebastian Robertson N/A

Full credits

The following credits are how they are seen on-screen (or as close as possible).

Opening credits

Closing credits




Cultural references

  • The title plays off the Broadway song "There's No Business Like Show Business" from Annie Get Your Gun.
  • The scene where Fred is in a wheelchair, holding binoculars and a phone, telling Daphne to get out of there is a parody of a similar scene in the movie "Rear Window" starring James Stewart and directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
  • In one scene, Nancy Chang asks "Can you hear me now?" while on her phone. The catchphrase from the Verizon Wireless commercials, featuring actor Paul Marcarelli who says it.


Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When Klug lands after his first flip, his entire face is missing.
  • The Mystery Machine is empty when it cuts Nancy off from asking her question to Mr. Wilkinson, and continues to be when Fred thinks he's watching a van that "looks" like the Mystery Machine on its own TV screen.
  • Elle only gets a couple of inches away from the right hand side of the screen and her snowboard and notepad already disappear making it look like they've been cut in half.
  • When Shaggy wonders who's been controlling the Snow Creature robot, the lower half of his jacket is brown.
  • When Velma says about watching all those snowboarding movies got her thinking that Avalanche must have connections in Hollywood, her left foot is hovering over the chair the latter is tied to, instead of on the ground.
  • After returning to the lounge because Fred received an injury, there is a shot of Velma and Daphne from their backs next to Shaggy and Fred. When Velma passes Daphne, Daphne's foot pops into the foreground over the bed.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • When the Mystery Machine makes a perfect parking, its windows are shiny so it's impossible to see inside. The windows of the cars on either side of the van are also shiny as well.
  • Apparently an exception to the gang sharing a hotel room was made in this episode. Probably because they have separate bedrooms. Specifically, there's only one bedroom, another bed seems to be in the main room.
  • Daphne implies there was foul play in Theodore's accident, referring to his collider as a "so-called" snowboarder, when she read nothing else to support this.
    • It seems she may have been reading how it was written, which makes it the newspaper implying foul play for some reason.
  • It must have been a prestigious competition if it still went ahead with no sponsors and the expected million dollar prize money having been removed.
  • In the end, no film crews or audience are visible at the competition.
  • The abrupt conclusion of Shaggy winning may be funnier, but not at all believable.
  • After Fred breaks his leg, Daphne is behind the bed looking out the window; but as Velma walks up next to Daphne, her shoe uncannily changes layers to be in front of the bed.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Περιπέτεια στο Χιονοδρομικό Κέντρο Adventure in the Snow Center
Norwegian Snøuhyret The snow monster
Polish Pora na śnieżnego stwora Time for the snow creature
Spanish (Latin America) El Abominable Hombre de las Nieves The Abominable Snowman

Home media


Nancy Chang: And how will these high-profile games be affected by the loss of Olympic bronze medalist, Chris Klug, under mysterious circumstances?
Bruce Wilkinson: Nancy, I'm sure with a million dollars at stake, the other competitors will be hungry for victory.
Fred: Chris Klug injured?
Velma: Mysterious circumstances?
Daphne: One million dollars?
Shaggy: Hungry?

Avalanche Anderson: If it weren't for you interloping adolescents
Velma: —That's "meddling kids"!
Avalanche Anderson: —And that gluttonous mutt, I'd be famous again!


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