Revenge of the Man Crab

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Revenge of the Man Crab
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Mystery Inc. are chased by a man-crab, or crab man.
Premiere date August 2, 2010
Run time 22:59
Starring Frank Welker
Matthew Lillard
Mindy Cohn
Grey DeLisle
Patrick Warburton
Vivica A. Fox
Lewis Black
John O'Hurley
David Faustino
George Segal
Mitch Watson
Beth Tapper
Music composed by Robert Kral
Writer(s) Adam Beechen
Storyboard artist(s) Aluir Amancio
Alan Caldwell
Anson Jew
Chris Rutkowski
David Schwartz
Hank Tucker
Director(s) Victor Cook
Collette Sunderman (voices)
Animation director(s) Yu Seungyul
Lee Sungchan
Lee Hongyoun
Art director(s) Dan Krall
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"Revenge of the Man Crab" is the fourth episode of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated season one. It aired on August 2, 2010 on Cartoon Network. It was written by Adam Beechen, directed by Curt Geda, and voice directed by Collette Sunderman.

A huge crab-like man kidnaps Daphne while at a volleyball tournament, causing distress in Fred that he never felt before.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Brenda Beth Tapper
Dylan Ryan Mitch Watson
Man Crab/Bud Shelton Frank Welker (Man Crab)
David Faustino (Bud)
Angel Dynamite Vivica A. Fox
Shaggy Rogers Matthew Lillard
Scooby-Doo Frank Welker
Velma Dinkley Mindy Cohn
Fred Jones Frank Welker
Daphne Blake Grey DeLisle
Teen Pebbles Flintstone lookalike N/A
Teen Bamm-Bamm Rubble lookalike N/A
Skipper Shelton John O'Hurley
Nan Blake N/A
Daphne's astronaut sister N/A
Daphne's brother-in-law N/A
Barty Blake N/A
Deputy N/A
Sheriff Stone Patrick Warburton
Peter Trickell George Segal
Dawn Blake
Judy Reeves (photo) N/A
Ricky Owens (photo) N/A
Brad Chiles (photo) N/A
Professor Pericles (photo) N/A








It was copyrighted in 2010.


The theme song was written and performed by Matthew Sweet. The music was composed by Robert Kral, and was edited by Christine Luethje.


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: August 2, 2010 on Cartoon Network
  • United Kingdom and Ireland: October 27, 2010 on Boomerang

Behind the scenes

  • The episode is a parody of the 1975 film Jaws, specifically the way Peter Trickell keeps his volleyball tournament going despite the Man-Crab's presence, just like how Mayor Vaughn keeps the beach open despite a shark in the area.
  • The teenage couple from the beginning of the episode is a parody of Dylan McKay and Brenda Walsh from the early years of FOX 1990s teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210.
  • Starting from the scene where Bud advertises Trickell's Triquid, there are teenage incarnations of Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm from the TV series The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show.
  • Daphne's mysterious fifth sister, who goes unnamed and whose career is being an astronaut, makes her only appearance in this episode. Interestingly, Mitch Watson referred to her as if she had relevance at the San Diego Comic Con International 2010.
  • This begins a two-episode arc of Velma trying to change Shaggy. In this episode, it's eating healthy, then in the next episode, "The Song of Mystery", Velma wants to make him more fashionable.
  • Four episodes in, and there's finally a female deputy.
  • Scooby doesn't do a real imitation of the Man Crab, as he would've done in previous series.
  • Velma says "Jinkies" once.
  • Shaggy says "Zoinks" once.
  • Special thanks are given to Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, not because they worked on this episode, but because they created Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!


  • How did Bud and Peter go from both being young boys in their photo together to Peter being middle-aged in the present, while Bud remains unchanged?

Marketing and promotion

The episode inspired the fourth stage of Cartoon Network to update their online game, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Crystal Cove Online, which was updated at the time of the episode's release.

Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
French L'Attaque du Crabe Géant Attack of the Giant Crab
Greek Η Εκδίκηση του Καβουράνθρωπου (Star Channel)
Η Εκδίκηση του Ανθρώπου Καβούρι (Boomerang)
The Revenge of the Crabman (Star Channel)
The Revenge of the Man Crab (Boomerang)
Hungarian A Rákember bosszúja Revenge of the Man Crab
Italian II Mostro Della Sabbia The Monster of the Sand
Polish Zemsta Kraboluda Revenge Krab
Portuguese A Vingança do Homen-siri Revenge of the Man Crab
Spanish La Venganza del Hombre Cangrejo Revenge of the Man Crab

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