Bedlam in the Big Top


Bedlam in the Big Top is number 10 of the Scooby Doo Where Are You episodes. Spoiler Alert - details of this Scooby Doo episode are below.

Synopsis:

It's just a peaceful day with Scooby and the gang driving around when they see two men racing towards. Suddenly, the bicycle breaks in two. It was a bicycle built for two, but now it is split in half. After a near miss with the Mystery Machine, one man ends up in a tree and the other slightly shaken up. The two men turn out to be part of a circus that is located nearby, one is the strong man the other is a short man.

The gang take the two men back to the circus, where they learn that a lot of strange things have been happening lately, like the bicycle breaking in two. The circus performers believe that it is a ghost clown causing all of the problems. The performers have decided to leave the circus because of all of the strange things. This is going to shut down the circus.

The gang springs into action and does what they do they do best - look for clues. While searching for clues, Fred is mysteriously locked in closet. Daphne is then hypnotized and begins riding a unicycle on highwire. Luckily Shaggy and Scooby save her before she gets hurt.

Shaggy then gets hypnotized and thinks he is a lion tamer. Scooby Doo finds the ghost clown and wakes Shaggy up before the lions get him. After a foiled attempt at catching the ghost clown, Shaggy and Scooby beat the clown at his own game and cause him to hypnotize himself.

  • The Monster: Ghost Clown
  • The Villian: Harry the Hypnotist
  • Why: Plain old revenge. The owner of the circus had sent Harry to jail. When he got out, Harry wanted revenge so he was going to ruin the circus by scaring off all of the performers.

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