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Cancun Capers (2002)

This 2002 MTV Spring Break special aired to promote the soon to-be-released summer film Scooby-Doo. Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, and Linda Cardellini send two... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Himself
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Herself
Matthew Lillard ... Himself
Linda Cardellini ... Herself


This 2002 MTV Spring Break special aired to promote the soon to-be-released summer film Scooby-Doo. Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, and Linda Cardellini send two teams of spring breakers on a clue-gathering journey through Cancun, Mexico that will ultimately lead them to the actors' secret location. There are 4 tasks to complete before they can find the actors and their secret location. Written by Allison L. Venezio <YankeeSNL01@aol.com>

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23 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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1 May 2003 | by AllisonLVenezioSee all my reviews

I guess I'm the only one who remembers this special from last year's MTV Spring Break, but that's ok. I'm amazed that this wasn't even listed on the data base until a week ago, when I submitted it. I'm glad I did!

The human cast of the summer 2002 release "Scooby-Doo", Freddie Prinze Jr. (Fred Jones), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Daphne Blake), Matthew Lillard (Norville "Shaggy" Rogers), and Linda Cardellini (Velma Dinkley), send two groups of spring breakers (one team of 3 girls and another team of 3 guys) on a clue-gathering adventure around Cancun that will lead them to the actors' "Secret Location." The teams find out their goals from the actors by watching portable DVD players. There are four different "mysteries." The final round involved the two teams coming to the secret location and having to answer questions about their clue-gathering missions to gain a key. There are three keys, and one of those keys will open a chest with a prize in it.

This was actually a fun special. It's pretty funny what the two teams had to do to get a clue to advance. I actually was on spring break when it aired last year, so I didn't see it until January, when it was on the "Best of MTV" during the last week of 2002 and the beginning of 2003. I mainly enjoyed it because of the "Scooby-Doo" cast (I absolutely love that movie), and the fact that they intermingled clips of the film with the actual show. The actors truly made the show that much better.

I went on one of these fact-finding mystery journeys when I was starting my freshman year of college in September 2001. We had to work in a group and go around the school to ask people questions about the school that we needed answered in order to get a prize back at the main area we started at. The catch was, the "Cancun Capers" teams knew each other already--no one in the fact-finding groups knew each other. I think that is the other reason I enjoyed it.

But then again, hottie Freddie Prinze Jr. was on it. What's not to love?!

This special, sadly, isn't on MTV anymore, and I'm hoping that next year, Prinze, Gellar, Lillard, and Cardellini will be at MTV's next spring break destination to plug "Scooby 2," (which comes out next March) and maybe do one of these specials again. This was alot of fun, and I would have liked participate in it just so I could meet the cast.

Jinkies! Another fun adventure for Mystery Inc.-wannabe sleuthers.

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