Traumafessions :: Reader Matt on Scooby Doo ep. “A Tiki Scare is No Fair”

Hey Kindertrauma and friends —

My kindertrauma revolved around the horrific episode of SCOOBY-DOO (my favorite cartoon to this day) entitled “A Tiki Scare is No Fair.” As I was an anxious and nervous child who grew into a lovably neurotic adult, I can’t believe my parents even let me watch this show.

Between the ghost drums, the haunted island far away from home, the idea of being hunted down by a maniacal tiki monster, and the evil witch doctor himself, I could’ve bought stock in Depends.

However, the most harrowing and haunting scene for me is when the witch doctor is chasing Velma and she hides in a bale of hay to escape his clutches. And he looms and searches for her, stalking and waiting until she blows her cover with a sneeze. At least this is how I remember it.

Just wanted to share and see who else (if anyone) was caused any trauma by watching good old SCOOBY.

Much appreciation,


UNK SEZ: Thanks to JOHN ROZEM for the above tiki image! You can find more super cool SCOOBY location shots at his joint HERE!

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unkle lancifer
11 years ago

I loved Scooby Doo as a kid! My favorite episode was the the one with the snow ghost but the one that freaked me out was when Daphne got kidnapped in Chinatown. I believe she was just thrown in the back of a van and driven off!

11 years ago

oh man – i’ve been a lifelong scooby doo fan too! i still watch them and never get sick of them.

the villain i always thought was the creepiest was the green faced Mr. Hyde.

11 years ago

The werewolf always freaked me out. Those blood red eyes and that creepy noise he made. Ugh.

11 years ago

Scooby Doo was scary and goofy fun as a kid.
One of my earliest memories – getting up early enough to watch Scooby Doo. Even earlier rewarded in Fat Albert viewings, which I also enjoyed.

I sat in front of the old Curtis Mathis (tank) with a big bowl of Trix.

Gordon Jackson
11 years ago

I was always freaked out by the episode where Scooby finds a violin case full of money, which somehow leads the gang to an elderly puppeteer. Near the end, when they come back to question him a second time, we see him sitting at his desk, lifeless. Daphne shakes his shoulder and asks him to “Wake up!”, but his head just slumps to the side, making an awful creaking noise — it turns out he was actually a giant, human-sized marionette!

The Spooky Space Kook was also pretty unnerving, as well as the wide-eyed Captain Clemens. He was in cahoots with a sea monster that looked exactly like a cyclopean H.R. Pufnstuf.