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Mystery Incorporated
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Also known as: Mystery Inc.
Scooby-Doo Gang
Scooby Gang
Scooby-Doo Detective Agency
Location: Mobile
Crystal Cove
Objective: To solve mysteries
Leader: Fred Jones
First appearance: WAY: "What a Night for a Knight" (1969)
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Mystery Incorporated, often shortened to Mystery Inc., is a mystery/crime-solving team in the Scooby-Doo animated franchise. They are made up of four teenagers and their talking dog mascot, Scooby-Doo.



TV series






Video games

Stage performances


Those Original Mysteries

The Celebrity Guests

Back to Basics

In Comes Scrappy-Doo...

...Out Goes Freddy and the Girls

In the success of Scrappy's introduction, Fred, Daphne, and Velma were removed for three years, although oddly, they were still kept in each episode title card, albeit as silhouettes.

The All-New Scooby-Doo Detective Agency

Do the Old Flim-Flam

How It All Began

It's Terror Time Again!

What's New in the 21st Century?

Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!

GangnamTakamoto Style

Goodbye Coolsville, Hello Crystal Cove!

Lucky There's a Scooby-Doo Guy

More Celebrity Guests

Mystery Inc. Sells Out

In the Duck Dodgers episode "Surf the Stars," During the surfing montage where Duck Dodgers and the Crusher run by in various outfits, Mystery Inc. briefly run by the screen.

Behind the scenes

  • In the Space Ghost Coast to Coast episode "Zorak," Zorak paraphrases what villains say to the kids once being caught, which is "I would've gotten away with it if it wasn't for you meddling kids."

In popular culture

  • In Disney's Doug episode "Doug's Bloody Buddy," Doug and his friends are dressed as Mystery Inc. for a spooky teaser.
  • In the Timon and Pumbaa episode "Werehog of London," a fortune teller warns Timon and Pumbaa that no one is safe of the curse of the werehog, not even "those meddling teens and their pesky dog," and then the camera reveals an orange and blue van resembling the Mystery Machine that has been abandoned after it was knocked into a lampost.
  • In the Futurama episode "I Dated A Robot," after Leela, Amy and Bender escape with Lucy Liu's head, Clyde Smith says that will be exposed for being cyber criminals and they would've gotten away with it if it weren't for those "meddling adults".
  • In the 2001 film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jay and Silent Bob hitchhike a ride in the Mystery Machine, with Shaggy smoking weed and Velma upset that they didn't pick up a hot chick.
  • In the 2010 film Toy Story 3, Mr. Potato Head says "meddling toys" in the way a villain would say "meddling kids."
  • In the Teen Titans Go! episode "Costume Contest," Robin draws the Teen Titans as Mystery Inc. as potential Halloween costumes for them.
  • In 2021 Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange tells Peter and his friends to "Scooby-Doo this shit," when Peter needs their help of the latter in finding the Green Goblin.
  • In the 2022 Disney+ film Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, when Dale wants to call Gadget and Zipper to help him and Chip find Monterey, he says not to as "[they]'re as much real detectives as the Scooby-Doo gang."

Comic Book Men

  • "Ghostbusting in the Stash:" Kevin Smith ends the show with "They would've gotten away with it, too."
  • "Bats Ahoy!:" Walt proposes the question of Mystery Inc. being better detectives than Batman, which Ming doesn't agree with.

The Fairly OddParents

Main article: The Fairly OddParents
  • Channel Chasers: Timmy, Wanda and Cosmo are sent into a parody of Scooby-Doo called "Snooper Dog and the Clue Crew."
  • "The Wand That Got Away:" Timmy and the fairy gang take on the roles of Mystery Inc.

Robot Chicken

Main article: Robot Chicken
  • "Operation Rich in Spirit:" In the last skit, "A Scooby Friday," Mystery Inc. goes sleuthing at Camp Crystal Lake where they all get killed by Jason Voorhies, except for Velma, as she is a virgin. Jason Voorhies, who's really an old man, rectifies this by sleeping with Velma. The voices of Mystery Inc. are provided by those who starred in the first two live-action movies, except for Dave Coulier as Scooby.
  • "Help Me:"
  • "Malcolm X: Fully Loaded:" Zune Man breaks the CD on CD's chest, responding with a mocking, "Ruh-roh."
  • "Punctured Jugular:"
  • "Cheese Puff Mountain:"
  • "Scoot to the Gute:"
  • "Jew #1 Opens a Treasure Chest:"
  • "Snoopy Camino Lindo in: Quick and Dirty Squirrel Shot:"
  • "May Cause the Need for Speed:"

The Venture Bros.

Main article: The Venture Bros.
  • "Ghosts of the Sargasso:" Dean unmasks a fake ghost pirate as if the latter was a Scooby-Doo villain.
  • "Return to Spider-Skull Island:" The opening of the episode begins with the team returning home after having been involved in a ghost case at a cineplex, which involved them wearing ridiculous disguises and tearing off the mask of a criminal.
  • "Assassinanny 911:" Kim makes the connection between Fred and Hank by referring to the latter as "the Scooby-Doo kid."
  • Twenty Years to Midnight: Colonel Gentleman had made a list when he was an old man of toys he would've wanted when he was a kid, but hadn't been invented yet, which includes a Scooby-Doo monster game of some sort.
  • "Victor. Echo. November.:" Triana directly points out that Hank Venture dresses like Fred.
  • "¡Viva los Muertos!:" The gang are reenvisioned as middle-aged serial killers and radical figures: Fred is Ted (Ted Bundy), Shaggy is Sonny (David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz), Daphne is Patty (Patty Hearst), Velma is Val (Valerie Solanas), and Scooby is Groovy (Harvey, Berkowitz's neighbor's dog), who are collectively known as the Groovy Gang who drive in the Groovy Van. Ted bribes Sonny to get out of the van with pills called "groovy treats," which makes Sonny run toward them in a comical effect.
  • "The Buddy System:" The Pirate Captain offers an activity at Dr. Venture's boy adventurer day camp, which allows a camper to learn how to be, for example, the ghost Miner Forty-Niner to stop meddling kids from getting their gold.
  • "Now Museum--Now You Don't:" J.J. described what his brother was wearing as a "Scooby-Doo purple suit."
  • "The Lepidopterists:" The Monarch was criticized for using the word "retard," but he wasn't going to say "bungling boobs" or "meddling kids."
  • "Self-Medication:" Action Johnny mocks the group after seeing a real snake, that it isn't an old lighthouse keeper in a rubber mask. Also, while in the car ride to Nightin' Ale's, Dr. Venture responds to a discussion on whether or not Daphne and Velma had sex, with him believing Daphne got around, while Velma didn't because she was gay, although he never gets to finish the latter though. Jonny reveals that the herpes he got from her says otherwise.
  • "Sphinx Rising:" When Mrs. The Monarch asks the Monarch how exactly they're going to get into the Venture compound even with their disguises, he has no idea and simply responds, "With our Scooby-Dooby-Doo magic masks."