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The Funky Phantom 

Three teenagers and the ghost of a patriot from the American Revolution set across the country to uphold justice and fight discrimination.
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Series cast summary:
Daws Butler ...  Jonathan 'Mudsy' Muddlemore / ... 1 episode, 1972
Tommy Cook ...  Augie Anderson 1 episode, 1972
Jerry Dexter Jerry Dexter ...  Elmo 1 episode, 1972
Micky Dolenz ...  Skip Gilroy 1 episode, 1972
Kristina Holland Kristina Holland ...  April Stewart 1 episode, 1972
Don Messick ...  Boo 1 episode, 1972
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Three teenagers and the ghost of a patriot from the American Revolution set across the country to uphold justice and fight discrimination.

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Australia | USA

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English

Release Date:

11 September 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantasminha Legal See more »

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| (17 episodes)

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The comics even did a twist on the series when the gang traveled back to colonial times via an erratic time machine, only to find out that the kids are now the ghosts (the machine could only transport spiritual matter) and Mudsy is once more inside a flesh-and-blood body. See more »

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Referenced in Mad: Frankenwinnie/ParaMorgan (2012) See more »

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The Funky Phantom
6 March 2009 | by raysondSee all my reviews

The short-lived animated series "The Funky Phantom" was another example of Hanna-Barbera trying to cash in on the astounding success of "Scooby Doo,Where Are You?",and not to mention a slew of rip-off copycats that were using the same exact formula that ran throughout the entire decade of the 1970's. But this one followed the exact Scooby formula,but with an unusual twist: A trio of teenagers who solve mysteries and clues with the help of a friendly ghostlike character(voiced by Daws Butler)who acts as their companion as they go from one town to another to basically solve crimes,deal with the supernatural, and fight off evildoers as they unravel the clues and bring in the usual villains.

How did they meet this ghost? A trio of teenagers,April(Tina Holland),Skip(Mickey Dolenz of "The Monkees" fame),and Augie(Tommy Cook)take refuge from a storm one night to reset the clock to the proper time of midnight. This released the still-nervous ghost of Jonathan Muddlemore known as "Muggsey",who would join the teens in their Looney Duney buggy. Muddlemore was a cowardly New Englander hiding from the British in 1776 in his mansion's grandfather clock found the spirit of himself and his cat Boo freed almost 200 years later,thanks to an accident.

Some major difficulties were caused by Muggsey and Boo,who typically became invisible whenever any sort of fear struck them. And who reappear whenever the kids got themselves in trouble with some diabolical villain or help them to escape from certain harm. The teens had their own pet to help out with the mysteries,their bulldog named Elmo. This was a copy of the Scooby Doo formula. Hanna-Barbera stockplayer Daws Butler reprises his Snagglepuss character for this short-lived series and it shows in some of the episodes. The series premiered as part of ABC's Sunshine Saturday Morning schedule from September 11, 1971 until September 1, 1973. Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. Out of the 17 episodes that were produced,the original episodes ran on ABC from September 11,1971 until September 2, 1972. Its second season consisted of repeated episodes that ran from September 9, 1972 until September 1, 1973. In 1980,the gang returned to Saturday Mornings as part of NBC's The Godzilla Super Power Show" in repeated episodes.


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