Friday, August 04, 2006

The Funky Phantom



Remember the Funky Phantom? This cartoon came out in 1971 on the heels of Scooby-Doo. It was a similar concept, except they had a Revolutionary War era ghost and his cat helping them solve mysteries. This one didn't take off like Scooby-Doo did, and only ran 17 episodes. Here's four stories of Jonathan Wellington Muddlemore (or Mudsy for short), Boo the cat, and their teenage friends. However, they didn't use the original cast for these stories. Instead it sounds like most of the voices were being handled by Peter Fernandez and Corinne Orr of Speed Racer fame. Did they think us kids would be stupid enough not to notice the difference? WERE we stupid enough not to?

Anyway, here it is for your enjoyment and edification. I cheated a bit on the cover picture above. I bought mine at a church garage sale a few months ago, and the child who owned it drew circles in magic marker all over it. This one's much cleaner.

Click here or here to download!

4 comments:

Chester said...

I just found your blog tonight while scouring the web for the "Fess Parker sings about Davy Crockett" share that Mondo Daddykins was sharing last month. He's gone and I'd REALLY love to hear those tracks. Can someone kindly do a repost? Thanks,
Chester

swarlock said...

I had this when I was a kid. It's too bad that the original voice actors weren't involved in this one.

The earlier HB records were better.

Anonymous said...

OMG - i was looking for this album online - A LONG SHOT, and here you have it! I had this album as a kid - it was my favorite! I wonder if I drew circles on it, maybe you have my copy - LOL

Anonymous said...

More cover pictures and infos can be found here: http://www.discogs.com/Peter-Pan-Players-And-Orchestra-The-Funky-Phantom/release/1565111