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Goober and the Ghost
Chasers is a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, animated by Eric Porter Studios in Australia and broadcast on ABC from September 8, 1973 to August 30, 1975. A total of 16 half-hour episodes of Goober and the Ghost
Chasers were produced. The show's episodes were later serialized as part of the syndicated weekday series Fred Flintstone and Friends in 1977–78. On cable, it was shown as part of USA Cartoon Express and later on Boomerang. Like many animated series created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, the show contained a laugh track created by the studio. Cartoon Network and Boomerang airings of the show have the track muted.


1 Plot 2 Episodes 3 Cast

3.1 Additional voices

4 Merchandising and home media releases 5 References 6 External links

Plot[edit] Similar to Hanna-Barbera's successful Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, Goober and the Ghost
Chasers also features a group of teenagers solving spooky mysteries with their Afghan Hound-like dog Goober. The Ghost
Chasers use their equipment from the Apparition Kit (like the Specter Detector, the Poltergeist Powder, etc.) when it comes to determining whether the ghost is real or not. The major differences were that the ghosts they eventually find are real and would help in defeating the fake ghosts. Some of those people behind the mask of some fake ghosts are not criminals. Goober had the power to become invisible when he was scared by ghosts and his closest human companion is reckless instead of cowardly. Also unlike Scooby-Doo, Goober can talk more clearly. In eight of the first 11 episodes, the Partridge Kids (from The Partridge Family) were regular members of the cast, with their live-action counterparts voicing the parts. They disappear after the eleventh episode and did not appear when other guest stars appeared. Episodes[edit] Each of the following episodes was directed by William Hanna
William Hanna
and Joseph Barbera, and written by Tom Dagenais, Warren S. Murray, and Dick Robbins.

Nº Title Air date

1 "Assignment: The Ahab Apparition" September 8, 1973 (1973-09-08)

The Partridge kids are vacationing at Peaceful Cove, but it's anything but peaceful! The ghost of Captain Ahab and Moby Dick are haunting the old mansion on the cliff and it's up to Goober and the kids to interview them for their magazine. Guest-starring the Partridge Kids.

2 "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" September 15, 1973 (1973-09-15)

The Partridge kids are supposed to play a concert but their performance is canceled when Macbeth's ghost begins haunting the hall. Guest-starring the Partridge Kids.

3 "The Galloping Ghost" September 22, 1973 (1973-09-22)

Goober and the kids investigate Wilt Chamberlain's ranch after a report of a "Galloping Ghost" to get a story for their latest article for Ghost
Chasers magazine.

4 "The Singing Ghost" September 29, 1973 (1973-09-29)

Frankenstein's Monster the Third tricks Danny and The Partridge Kids into coming to his castle to discuss a singing engagement. Once there, they realize the only thing he wants is Danny's voice for his own! Guest-starring the Partridge Kids.

5 "The Ghost
Ship" October 6, 1973 (1973-10-06)

Goober and the gang are aboard an old pirate ship called the Sea Witch for publicity pictures. The Sea Witch is soon set adrift by the salty spirits led by Captain Dunk. They also encounter Dunk's nicer twin brother Dink. Guest-starring the Partridge Kids.

6 " Mummy
Knows Best" October 13, 1973 (1973-10-13)

The Partridge Kids, Goober, and the gang decide to spend their vacation in Kahrobi, land of the Arabian Nights and ghosts! There, they encounter King Rashan's brother Prince Tasheel who states that the Ghost
of King Osiris (King Rashan's ancestor) and his Mummies are haunting the city when King Rashan wants to modernize the city. Guest-starring the Partridge Kids.

7 "The Haunted Wax Museum" October 20, 1973 (1973-10-20)

With a day off between concerts, the Partridge Kids decide to visit an old wax museum owned by Willy Waxman that is a hangout for ghosts who have possessed wax mannequins. Guest-starring the Partridge Kids.

8 "Aloha Ghost" October 27, 1973 (1973-10-27)

Goober and the gang travel to Hawaii to do a story on a reported ghost sighting on a plantation where Michael Gray works on.

9 "The Wicked Witch Dog" November 3, 1973 (1973-11-03)

A supernatural canine called the Wicked Witch Dog
is haunting the lighthouse of MacBurn's Point in Scotland. Guest-starring the Partridge Kids.

10 "Venice Anyone?" November 10, 1973 (1973-11-10)

Goober and the gang travel to Venice to investigate a report of a haunted gondola run by the ghost of an Italian nobleman named Don Giovanni who want to prevent Carlo from marrying Julia (who is from a rival family).

11 "Go West Young Ghost, Go West" November 17, 1973 (1973-11-17)

At an amusement park, the haunted house is a little too haunted for The Partridge Kids, Goober and the gang when they find it haunted by the Ghost
of Ichabod Ipswich. Final appearance of the Partridge Kids.

12 "A Hard Day's Knight" November 24, 1973 (1973-11-24)

The Ghost
of Don Miguel (a Spanish knight) haunts a space center while they are about to launch the first manned rocket to Mars!

13 "Is Sherlock Holme?" December 1, 1973 (1973-12-01)

Goober and the gang travel to England to solve a mystery. They are assisted by a relative of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes.

14 "That Snow Ghost" December 8, 1973 (1973-12-08)

Goober and the gang are hired by a ski resort to investigate a reported Snow Ghost.

15 "Inca Dinka Doo" December 15, 1973 (1973-12-15)

The ghost of an ancient Incan chief haunts the old Incan city and forest while the Ghost
Chasers are looking for it!

16 "Old McDonald Had a Ghost
– EI EI EEYOW" December 22, 1973 (1973-12-22)

Goober and the kids check out a report from George McDonald of a haunted farm that is haunted by the Ghost
of Old McDonald and a living scarecrow.


Jerry Dexter – Ted Jo Ann Harris – Tina Ronnie Schell
Ronnie Schell
– Gillie Paul Winchell
Paul Winchell
– Goober

Additional voices[edit]

Danny Bonaduce
Danny Bonaduce
– Danny Partridge Suzanne Crough
Suzanne Crough
– Tracy Partridge Susan Dey
Susan Dey
– Laurie Partridge Brian Forster – Chris Partridge Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain
– Himself Michael Gray – Himself

Merchandising and home media releases[edit] In 1974, King Seeley released a metal lunchbox and thermos featuring Goober, which shared space with another Hanna-Barbera series, Inch High, Private Eye. Goober was featured in a magic trading card set that was offered free inside Wonder Bread
Wonder Bread
packages in 1974. In 1986 and 1988, two videocassette editions of the series were released:

Goober and the Ghost
Chasers, a 45-minute cassette containing the first two episodes guest-starring The Partridge Kids ("Brush Up Your Shakespeare" and "Assignment: The Ahab Apparition"), was released by Worldvision Home Video on October 21, 1986; Goober and the Ghost
Chasers: The Chase Is On!, an 81-minute cassette containing four episodes ("The Singing Ghost", "Aloha Ghost", "Mummy Knows Best" and "The Haunted Wax Museum"), was released by Hanna-Barbera Home Video on September 29, 1988.

The Goober and the Ghost
Chasers' premiere episode, "Assignment: The Ahab Apparition", was included on the DVD
compilation Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1970s – Volume 1 released by Warner Home Video
Warner Home Video
on May 26, 2009. On October 26, 2010, Warner Archive released Goober and the Ghost Chasers: The Complete Series on DVD
in region 1 as part of their Hanna–Barbera Classics Collection. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and Amazon.com.[1] References[edit]

^ "Goober and the Ghost-Chasers - Another Hanna-Barbera Classic Comes to Warner's MOD Program!". 

External links[edit]

Goober and the Ghost
Chasers at CMonGetHappy.com Goober and the Ghost
Chasers on IMDb Goober and the Ghost
Chasers at TV.com

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Children's programming on the American Broadcasting Company
American Broadcasting Company
in the 1970s

First-run animated series

The New Casper Cartoon Show (1963–70) The Smokey the Bear Show (1969–70) The Cattanooga Cats Show (1969–71) Hot Wheels (1969–71) Skyhawks
(1969–71) The Adventures of Gulliver
The Adventures of Gulliver
(1968–70) Fantastic Voyage (1968–70) Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down (1970–72) The Road Runner Show
The Road Runner Show
(1971–73) The Funky Phantom (1971–73) The Jackson 5ive (1971–73) The Osmonds (1972–74) The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (1972–74) The Brady Kids
The Brady Kids
(1972–74) Kid Power (1972–74) Yogi's Gang
Yogi's Gang
(1973–75) Super Friends (1973–74) Lassie's Rescue Rangers
Lassie's Rescue Rangers
(1973–75) Goober and the Ghost
Chasers (1973–75) Mission: Magic! (1973–74) Hong Kong Phooey
Hong Kong Phooey
(1974–76) The New Adventures of Gilligan
The New Adventures of Gilligan
(1974–77) Devlin (1974–76) These Are the Days (1974–76) The Tom and Jerry Show (1975–77) The Great Grape Ape Show
The Great Grape Ape Show
(1975–76) The Oddball Couple
The Oddball Couple
(1975–77) Jabberjaw
(1976–78) The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (1976–77) The Mumbly Cartoon Show
The Mumbly Cartoon Show
(1976–77) The All-New Super Friends Hour (1977–78) Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics
Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics
(The Scooby-Doo Show Laff-A-Lympics Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels) (1977–79) Fangface (1978–79) Challenge of the Super Friends
Challenge of the Super Friends
(1978–79) The All-New Pink Panther Show (1978–79) The World's Greatest Super Friends
The World's Greatest Super Friends
(1979–80) The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show (Mighty Man and Yukk Rickety Rocket) (1979–81) Spider-Woman (1979–80) Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979–80)

First-run live-action series

American Bandstand
American Bandstand
(1957–87) Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp (1970–72) Here Come the Double Deckers
Here Come the Double Deckers
(1970–72) Lidsville
(1971–73) Curiosity Shop (1971–73) Make a Wish (1971–76) Korg: 70,000 B.C. (1974–75) The Lost Saucer (1975–76) Uncle Croc's Block (1975–76) The Krofft Supershow (1976–78) Bigfoot and Wildboy

Dr. Shrinker Electra Woman and Dyna Girl Wonderbug

Junior Almost Anything Goes (1976–78) Animals, Animals, Animals (1976–81) ABC Weekend Special (1977–97) Kids Are People Too
Kids Are People Too


George of the Jungle (1967–70) Bewitched
(1972–73) Jonny Quest (1970–72) H.R. Pufnstuf
H.R. Pufnstuf
(1972–73) The Monkees (1972–73) The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show (1972) The Roman Holidays
The Roman Holidays
(1972) Speed Buggy (1976) Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!


1969–70 1970–71 1971–72 1972–73 1973–74 1974–75 1975–76 1976–77 1977–78 1978–79 1979–80

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