The Funky Phantom
- This article is about the TV series. For the character, see Jonathan Wellington Muddlemore.
|The Funky Phantom|
On-screen title card.
|Original release:||September 11, 1971―January 1, 1972
|Music composed by:||Hoyt Curtin|
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.
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|
- Daws Butler as Jonathan Wellington Muddlemore
- Tommy Cook as Augie Anderson
- Micky Dolenz as Skip Gilroy
- Kristina Holland as April Stewart
- Don Messick as Elmo and Boo
In popular culture
- In the Animaniacs segment "Back in Style," Spunky Phantom is mentioned to have lost ratings by adding the Warner siblings.