Goober and the Ghost Chasers

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Goober and the Ghost Chasers
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On-screen title card.
Network ABC
Production company Hanna-Barbera Productions
Original release September 8December 22, 1973
Starring Paul Winchell
Jerry Dexter
Jo Ann Harris
Ronnie Schell
Producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music composed by Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s) Tom Dagenais
Warren S. Murray
Dick Robbins
Director(s) Charles A. Nichols

Goober and the Ghost Chasers is an American animated mystery comedy television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions (H-B) for ABC's Saturday morning children's programming. It ran in 1973, airing a total of 16 episodes that spanned one season.

Regular guest stars were of the Partridge Kids, who were featured in eight episodes of the series.

The entire series has also been released on DVD. The series has also been released on various VHSes in the late 1980s.



In order to compete against CBS's Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, ABC wanted Hanna-Barbera to make a similar series, which resulted in the creation of Goober and the Ghost Chasers, as well as other clones, such as The Funky Phantom, Speed Buggy and Jabberjaw, all of which, also premiering on ABC.

The Partridge Kids, who were popular during the 1970s, also had regular guest appearances, which was likely done to grab more viewer interest.

The series however, was unsuccessful, and was cancelled after only sixteen episodes.


The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin.


Title Number Original air date
"Assignment: The Ahab Apparition" 1x01 September 8, 1973
"Brush Up Your Shakespeare" 1x02 September 15, 1973
"The Galloping Ghost" 1x03 September 22, 1973
"The Singing Ghost" 1x04 September 29, 1973
"The Ghost Ship" 1x05 October 6, 1973
"Mummy Knows Best" 1x06 October 13, 1973
"The Haunted Wax Museum" 1x07 October 20, 1973
"Aloha Ghost" 1x08 October 27, 1973
"The Wicked Witch Dog" 1x09 November 3, 1973
"Venice Anyone?" 1x10 November 10, 1973
"Go West Young Ghost, Go West" 1x11 November 17, 1973
"A Hard Day's Knight" 1x12 November 24, 1973
"Is Sherlock Holme?" 1x13 December 1, 1973
"That Snow Ghost" 1x14 December 8, 1973
"Inca Dinka Doo" 1x15 December 15, 1973
"Old McDonald Had a Ghost – EI EI EEYOW" 1x16 December 22, 1973



The Ghost Chasers later appear in the Jellystone! episode, "Frankenhooky," in which the series is poked fun at by how people see it as being "boring and unoriginal." In this appearance, Ted, Tina and Gilly are voiced by Dana Snyder, Jenny Lorenzo and C.H. Greenblatt, respectively, while Goober isn't voiced.

In popular culture

  • In The Baby-Sitters Club episode "Kristy and the Great Campaign," Courtney chooses a Goober and the Ghost Chasers VHS to rent for her and the other kids.