The Funky Phantom

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This article is about the TV series. For the character, see Jonathan Wellington Muddlemore.
The Funky Phantom
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On-screen title card.
Network ABC
Production company Hanna-Barbera
Original release September 11, 1971January 1, 1972
Starring Daws Butler
Tommy Cook
Micky Dolenz
Kristina Holland
Don Messick
Producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music composed by Hoyt Curtin
Director(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera

The Funky Phantom is an American animated mystery comedy television series produced by Hanna-Barbera (H-B) for ABC's Saturday morning children's programming. It ran from 1971 to 1972, airing 17 episodes that spanned one season.

On a dark and stormy night, three teenagers — Augie, April and Skip, plus their dog Elmo — visit by an old house. They stumble upon a clock stuck at the wrong time, and upon resetting it to midnight, they release two ghosts from the American Revolution: patriot Jonathan Wellington Muddlemore, and his pet cat named Boo. Now freed from their confined prison, Mudsy and his cat join the teens in a cross-country tour, while also helping them out in solving strange cases.

The entire series has been released on DVD.


Early concept art, drawn by Doug Wildey.


Doug Wildey drew a piece of concept art featuring earlier designs of the Funky Phantom Crew.


The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin.


Title Number Original air date
"Don't Fool With a Phantom" 1x01 September 11, 1971
"Heir Scare" 1x02 September 18, 1971
"I'll Haunt You Later" 1x03 September 25, 1971
"Who's Chicken" 1x04 October 2, 1971
"The Headless Horseman" 1x05 October 9, 1971
"Spirit Spooked" 1x06 October 16, 1971
"Ghost Town Ghost" 1x07 October 23, 1971
"We Saw a Sea Serpent" 1x08 October 30, 1971
"Haunt in Inn" 1x09 November 6, 1971
"Mudsy Joins the Circus" 1x10 November 13, 1971
"Pigskin Predicament" 1x11 November 20, 1971
"The Liberty Bell Caper" 1x12 November 27, 1971
"April's Foolish Day" 1x13 December 4, 1971
"The Forest's Prime-Evil" 1x14 December 11, 1971
"The Hairy Scary Houndman" 1x15 December 18, 1971
"Mudsy and Muddlemore Manor" 1x16 December 25, 1971
"Ghost Grabbers" 1x17 January 1, 1972


In popular culture

  • In the Animaniacs segment "Back in Style," Spunky Phantom is mentioned to have lost ratings by adding the Warner siblings.