Recap / Scooby Doo Mystery Inc S 2 E 13 Wrath Of The Krampus

Krampus, a mythical German beast that punishes bad children, terrorizes Crystal Cove's misbehaving kids, turning their hair prematurely white. Scooby and the gang are called to look into the mystery; as they do, the original Mystery Inc. (sans Cassidy, who sacrificed herself to save the gang in episode 37) use the distraction as an opportunity to steal the other three pieces of the Planospheric Disc, which are in a briefcase inside the Mystery Machine.

The episode provides examples of:

  • Chekhov's Gunman:
    • Charlie the Robot is missing from the museum displays. It turns out he was dressed up as the Krampus.
    • Jason Wyatt is remote-controlling the Krampus.
    • The man that Shaggy and Scooby ask if they could share tables in the prison cafeteria is ex-Mayor Jones. They give him the disk pieces under the table for temporary safekeeping.
    • Velma recruited Marcie into the plan as she is the only person outside of the original Mystery Inc. that knows how to get into their lair due to her former alliance with Mr. E.
  • Continuity Nod: A great number of supporting characters from season one make an appearance.
  • Enemy Mine: In a twist of fate after realising that his real parents would betray him Fred Jones Jr. winds up taking sides with his illegitimate father Fred Jones Sr. the former mayor of Crystal Cove.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The password Mr. E uses in his lab is similar to the FEED organ password from the original series.
    • Charlie the Robot was in the Krampus costume.
  • Out-Gambitted: The original Mystery Inc. took advantage the Krampus mystery to steal the other three pieces of the disc while the new Mystery Inc. was distracted. Too bad for them, the new gang set the whole thing up to steal their pieces while they were distracted. Their reactions to the video explaining it all were priceless.
  • Twist Ending: The Krampus mystery was staged by the current Mystery Inc., Mayor Nettles, Sheriff Stone, Mary-Ann, Jason Wyatt, Hot Dog Water, and even former mayor Fred Jones Sr. all just to get the remaining three pieces of the disc. This is revealed by a DVD they leave for the original Mystery Inc. in exchange for the three pieces Marcie managed to steal.
  • What Are You in For?: Shaggy's response is, "The Food!"
  • When the Planets Align: Then Ancient Astronauts will return.